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Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria

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192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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17:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic service and mouth water food. Any Irish in town, you need to check this place out. I will defo be paying another visit next time I'm in town..

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time, service was excellent and food was very authentic and delicious. We especially loved the Garlic and pesto pizza and the carbonara fettuccini. We will return next time we are in Christchurch xx

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been here so many times in the past I couldn't count but has only improved over time! Fantastic food wines and atmosphere!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was going there for a birthday dinner, when I made a reservation on the phone they told me that they had a 5:45-8:15 time slot but we had to leave at 8:15 so they could fit the next lot of customers in. They told me this twice. That was fine with me as 2 and a bit hours was certainly... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been regulars since it opened and were disappointed by the food. Certainly not real Italian food

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of 5. Food was not great at all - considering the price, it's a poor choice. The environment is quite noisy - the acoustics make it hard to hear your neighbours.

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macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Alex R, you visited us on one of those classic Tutto Bene nights: buzzy, bustling, busy and (let's not deny it) a bit on the loud side later on! Our regulars LOVE IT! Not your vibe? Prefer a quieter experience? Then I recommend al fresco dining on our terrace; early-week dining; booking an early time Friday Saturday or requesting one... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were dealt with by the waiter and waitress in an "I cant be bothered with you manner" and weren't served until we had to ask. I raised my hand and was ignored twice. I went to the lady and she ignored me at first until I had to make the uncomfortable suggestion that we were ready to make an... More 

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macar0ni, Owner at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Dear Kenta N Racist we are not. Your review concerns me greatly. The Tutto Bene team strives to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Clearly we have failed you and for this we are very sorry. Without specifics it is not possible for me to know precisely what has gone wrong. Because we are human, sometimes things get “Lost in Translation”;... More 

Takaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Christchurch I took my 19 year old daughter to Tutto Bene's . Will definitely return when next in Christchurch as both my daughter & I thought the food was delicious, service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Grazie mille.

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macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback karen460, I'm thrilled you and your daughter had an all-round great time with us. Arriverderci a presto, Paige (part of the Tutto Bene Team). More 

Rushden, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is freshly cooked and absolutely delicious. The staff especially Luciano, are very friendly. As a visitor to the country, this was very important to me and I was made to feel so welcome.

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macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Nice review jennie986, Thanks for taking the trouble to mention our great Front of House team; we are proud of them and they will be chuffed. So happy you felt right at home here. Cordiali saluti, Paige (Team Tutto Bene). More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepping through the front entrance was deceptive - initially thought this to be a small cafe style restaurant but was pleasantly surprised to be shown into a much larger, yet still very authentic and comfortable dining area through the back. Great staff, fabulous menu and delicious authentic Italian food. Something to please everyone in our party. Even the baby was... More 

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macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

WOW. Lovely to hear the party was such a success and so so excellent we were able to be the venue for your celebration; thank you for the opportunity to host. Looking forward to your next visit Norelly J. Best.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 4744
Description
For a lively dining experience, Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, in the heart of Merivale, is one of the most popular restaurants in Christchurch.

As you step through the doors, you are transported to a “little piece of Italy”; a lovingly-amassed collection of Italian memorabilia adorns the walls, strains of Italian music fill the air and the atmosphere is bustling.



The culinary vision at Tutto Bene is to create dishes where the ingredients shine through – fresh and authentic. The hard-working team prepares many ingredients in-house, including smoked salmon, smoked chicken, Italian sausage, gnocchi, lasagne, ricotta, marscapone, ciabatta, grissini, gelato, sorbet and biscotti.

The menu is varied; delicious main courses (including steak and lamb) sit alongside pasta dishes and Tutto Bene’s renowned hand-stretched pizza. An extensive Italian wine list completes the picture.



Tutto Bene has long been a firm favourite for groups with set menus tailored to the occasion.



During the warmer months, the al fresco dining area, overlooking our conservation reserve garden and stream is a magical spot.



We look forward to welcoming you.



Open 7 days a week from 5.00pm until late


Fully licenced

Takeaway menu available

Location: 192 Papanui Road (directly opposite the main entrance to Merivale Mall).

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