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Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria

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192 Papanui Road | Opposite Merivale Mall, 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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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Let's get the negatives out of the way: this is a busy restaurant. The first time we went we were lucky to get a table. The second time we weren't so lucky and so we opted for a takeaway instead. Because it's so busy, don't expect a quiet intimate evening because you aren't going to get one. Next, the basic... More 

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Thank Deezzaa
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was a great meal, was so nice and filling. The staff are wonderful and out waiter was a lot of fun. Not too spacious indoors but isn't too bad if you don't have a large group.

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Thank Kristiana W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lovely meal here of arancini and squid starter, then salad and seafood chowder. Also tried pasta for my daughter and that was huge and tasty, well and truly filling her up. The service was very attentive and we had a very pleasant time.

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Thank Funbund
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night a friend and I went to Tutto Bene in Merivale. My first visit & my friend had been many times. Had always heard good things and I was not disappointed. Veal and pasta dish for main. Deserts delicious too. Great service. Good wine list including Italian ones. A red was recommended. A lovely outdoor area. A great area... More 

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

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Niteroi, RJ
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This friendly restaurant has a great location and is spacious. It has a good menu and has good service, even crowded. The food is fresh and has great drinks. It is close to the Merivale mall, easy to find.

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Thank Mari_Martins10
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food👍wine selection but limited. Host was excellently. Rack of lamb was awesome. Desserts were nice too. Will come again.

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Thank Ajay P
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A busy - noisy vibe. Lots going on and they seem to be keen to fit a lot of people in a small space. Pizzas are great - most of the menu is perhaps a little pricey though...?

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Thank Sue F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met up with a friend who booked us into this restaurant we were a party of nine when we arrived the restaurant was very busy and our table wasn't ready but the owner showed us to a table in the garden area where we had drinks the atmosphere of the whole place was great. When our table was ready we... More 

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Thank Mike16751
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last night in NZ and we chose a highly rated restaurant only to regret the decision. The staff seem only interested in regulars and the food was below average for NZ in quality and over priced. Certainly if this is 7th in CHCH the others must be dubious.

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Thank Nonrev2
macar0ni, General Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Woooo - harsh words. Constructive criticism is helpful; this leaves us wondering ... More 

Amritsar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We flinch this place through trip advisor only and was worth the appreciation. I must visit place if you are an Italian lover .

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

Thanks for finding us GaganSingh456; we appreciate your effort. As well as our popular Italian-style dishes, we have classic New Zealand offerings such as Canterbury Lamb Rack and NZ's finest beef. Popular with locals and visitors alike. Grazie mille, Paige (Team Tutto Bene). 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$27
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 | Opposite Merivale Mall, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?