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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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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly attentive service and great flavours in the pizza and pastas. Pleasant relaxed atmosphere for families or friends.

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

Thank you for your kind words; see you again soon and best wishes. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was absolultley Deliciouis . Table booked at last minute and attentive waiting staff. Well priced too

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

Fantastic to hear we achieved the BIG thumbs up loujohnpooleuk. Excellent. More 

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

Excellent, tidy, clean and fast service with a friendly staff serving. Thank you for the memories. Will definitely recommend it to friends and families visiting Christchurch.

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macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review
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Our pleasure Jacoro L. Grazie! More 

Wellington
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner tonight at 5.30pm, nice and early as we have two kids (4 & 1). The staff were feat, friendly and the table was ready and organised with a high chair due to booking first. We ordered the pasta arrabiata, pumpkin and pea risotto, margarita pizza and some polenta chips. Everything was delicious. There was a small... More 

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

Lovely 5 star review SuaveWellington; thank you. The marghertia or fiorentina pizzas (medio size) are both popular choices for children to share. If there is any pizza left over, we are happy for you to take it away.. perhaps for lunch the next day? Tonight looks like another great night for al fresco dining, so we hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A spur of the moment decision to eat out and this place always sits on the top of the list.. On Friday 13th Jan we has a lovely meal with the correct amount of attention with the food being exceptional. We even ventured to the dessert to continue the enjoyable experience.Put this place as a must visit.

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

Gee whiz Murray P, you make us blush! Thanks a lot for taking the time to post your comments. All the best for twenty seventeen. More 

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

My boyfriend and I have dined at Tutto Bene and each experience has outdone the last. Would recommend.

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

Looking forward to many more happy times 204rebekahr :) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

New to Christchurch and booked a table here on the strength of Trip Advisor reviews. I wasn't disappointed. I had the Pollo Al Chianti for my main and it was quite simply one of the best Italian dishes I've had anywhere in the world. The Arancini starter and Tiramisu dessert were also both excellent. The service was friendly and efficient,... More 

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

Romantic Meal for Two? Yes, we can do that! At this bustling time of the year, dining early is the key. Just mention 'romantic meal' when you phone to book and we'll take it from there ... 03 3554 744. Thanks Ian M and see you soon. Paige (TTB). More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! Thank you TripAdvisor. While in Christchurch visiting my son, we checked out the restaurant in the area. Tutti Bene was not the nearest but looked the best. We booked a table for that night but an accident and a bang on the head that day prevented us from going. When we were able to visit a couple... More 

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

Thanks for making the effort to come and join us Dean C. I'm so pleased we found a spot for you (and the sore head). Some people are surprised at how big our dining areas are; some call the restaurant 'the tardis'... Hope everything is back on track now. Best wishes from the Team at Tutto Bene. More 

Western nsw
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant on the way back to city from Antarctic centre. Absolutely delicious. Scallop and prosciutto entree was fantastic. Kids all full and happy. Wished we had had room for dessert.

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

Such fortunate stumbling Cath P. Yes, you must try our desserts next time; they are a highlight. 'Mama Cake' is our signature tiramisu and very popular but the Torta al Limone is hard to beat.. Best wishes from all of us. More 

AKL
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere and flavours to get your taste buds tingling. Great service and appreciated the care given to accommodating our (severely) dairy allergic teenager and ensuring we all enjoyed our meal.

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

That's great that you got to relax and enjoy the evening knowing your son was taken care of. Our team are well trained and very cautious with dietary requirements. I hope it has given you the reassurance to come back time and again. Ciao! 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, Romantic
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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