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Saggio di vino

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Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4006
17:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saggio di vino is a Christchurch institution, and I hadn't been there since it recently changed hands. Good news. The food was excellent - probably better than ever, and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. I tried the Beef Carpaccio which was the best I've ever had anywhere. The Steak tartare was great too. For the mains, the Pork Belly... More 

Thank johnascroft
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant has been a special occasion venue for me over the years and was interested to see what the new owner had added to the formula. We had the degustation menu and were delighted by each dish- flavours, presentation, service were all superb and the portions were enough to enjoy but not too much so a 5 course tasting... More 

1 Thank Rosemary L
Te Awanga, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of Christchurch's finest, but not cheap...actually not even mid range cost. Food, wine and service have always been top notch. Formal by nature. A great 'special event' dining experience

Thank Robbie G
Fruit Cove, Florida, United States
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostess was very friendly and explained their dishes very well. Recommended excellent wines for meals ordered. Food was very good. Niece ambiance and good service. Best to make reservation if planning for after 7:00pm dinner.

Thank Maximino G
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a celebration dinner at Saggio di Vino in April, having had a very good meal at the restaurant at Christmas time. On both occasions the food has been of a very good standard. Well cooked and great flavours. My only criticism of the food on the latest occasion was that there was no fish option. Half our party... More 

Thank grantmac
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this review

Hello there Very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your celebration dinner! Apologies about the lack of fish on the menu that night I would rather serve the freshest line-caught fish possible or not serve it at all! I'm sure my customers appreciate the honesty We look forward to seeing you again next time Kind regards, David Napier l Chef Patron... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Wine was great, Food was Ok, expected a bit more in term of portion-wise, service was great as the gentleman was being very professional, but wouldn't come back as there are other places that can provide my stomach a higher satisfaction with the amount of money I spend.

2 Thank Boss P
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This restaurant is fine dining at its best. The service is very good and the wine excellent. The price reflects ts the type of dining experience. The tables and the area is first class. The food is supreme, very well presented, good selection. The wine selection is very good. Parking at rear or on the street, bookings can be made... More 

Thank David Q
Christchurch, New Zealand
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154 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We haven't been here for some time and can say that our expectations were for a better experience than we received. The service was poor with at times having to wait 15 minutes to get drinks. The water was slow in being filled up. The meals were very meager and for $37 to $42 for just the main course very... More 

Thank JannienadKev
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

What a fantastic experience, we have eaten here a few times over the past years, this time however was with the new owners, what a great occasion. A total treat for the tastebuds, so good it's actually hard to find the words to describe the evening! So all I can say is, 'a must do dining experience!'

Thank Tim O
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We dined here back on the 18th September 2016 for our anniversary dinner. My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the 5-course experience and it was memorable, hence I decided to write a review... It was a bit awkward when we entered the restaurant as the waiters didn't greet us straight away and water wasn't provided when we sat down at... More 

Thank Sonya H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$24 - US$56
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-379 4006
For more than two decades, the charming neighbourhood restaurant and bar welcomes devoted locals and international travellers and holds up its status as the quintessential dining destination with foodies, wine enthusiasts and reviewers alike.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?