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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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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although the restarurant was quite noisy, the pizza and pasta meals and the service were excellent. The waiter was very attentive and 'Papa' (we assume he is the owner) has a great sense of humour, which we all enjoyed. I'm very keen to go back and try more options on the menu. The Toblerone cocktail was awesome.

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

Helen J, You are not alone in your adoration of the Toblerone Dessert Cocktail. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived without a booking and they did their best to fit us in, so thank you for that. The menu looks really good and the wine list is fairly comprehensive. When the food arrived it looked quite good so some marks for presentation. The portion size was very large, which in its self is not a bad thing, but... More 

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having grown up in Melbourne surrounded by Italian restaurants it was a surprising welcome to have Italian food cooked and served by Italians in Christchurch and it didn't disappoint. I had the pizza and my wife the pasta and both dishes were excellent. Whatever you do eat here but don't forget to make a booking, they are that popular.

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Thank tenby50
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredibly amazing food! Highly recommend this restaurant! The cocktails were delicious also!!! It has a great atmosphere. Definitely recommend booking though as we ended up with a bar table.

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

That's a lovely review Jessica G; thank you. On these balmy summer evenings, you might like to try dining al fresco on our terrace; it's a beautiful setting with native trees and a wee stream. Cheers from the Team. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was really good and efficient! We ordered a pizza and pasta, both were amazing and they left an excellent parmesan bowl in our table... Was a delicious dinner! Certainly we'll come back!

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macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review
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Grazie mille, Valquiriaakemi. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the restaurant on a Friday night with a group of 20 or so people for a surprise 40th birthday and the efficiency and professionalism of the staff was fabulous. Food was excellent and everyone went away happy :)

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Thank delys358
macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

What a rapturous welcome you gave the unsuspecting birthday girl. Woo hooo! Tutto Bene loves hosting groups (especially when we help a little with some of the important details that make for an excellent evening). Glad you enjoyed the birthday Chocolate Gateau as well. Mmmmmmm. Grazie mille delys358. More 

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

For the special meaning the meal had to us, the service, food and atmosphere really aided in setting the tone. It's a family friendly and it can cater for the needs of all for any occasion.

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

Superb Emme V; thank you so much. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love this place, there's absolutely nothing bad I can say about it. The staff is friendly and caring, the place has a lovely setting and ambiance. You get what you pay for and the servings are generous. This is always a place we go back to quite often. The food is authentic and delicious. Thank you for always... More 

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

The pleasure is ours Filipa V. Looking forward to another amazing evening soon. All the Best from your Best. More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just in Christchurch for a night staying locally before leaving NZ and our meal at Tutto Bene was a perfect finish to our holiday. Yes, the place is busy but in my opinion that really adds to the buzz and atmosphere of the restaurant. Even so the service was friendly and efficient and the food was lovely. The ravioli was... More 

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

Thank you sneezy00 for rating our busy buzz. Will we see you again? We hope so... More 

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

Everything to high standards. On arrival we were greeted by an older gentleman (i think he was the owner) So sincere and very friendly we were shown to our table which was beautiful. Service was excellent. The waitress took care of us. But the highlight of the night was the food. Everything we ate was perfect. I will be going... More 

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

Thank you Claudiavisser - we're glad you discovered us. See you soon :) 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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?