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Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria

192 Papanui Road | Opposite Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (151 reviews)
“fettuccine” (10 reviews)
“prosciutto” (7 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
192 Papanui Road | Opposite Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 674 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Every experience I've had at Tutto Bene has been delightful - and kept me coming back for years. My favourites are anything risotto, anything seafood, and anything dessert. These guys nail all of it!

Thank emmadecades
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great service, amazing food and wine, relaxed atmosphere. I will definitely be back! Such an enjoyable evening.

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1  Thank bfe2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the real deal, very authentic Italian experience. Great service, every meal was perfect, the price was great value for money working out a lot cheaper thank expected but food was better than other Italian restaurants charging more Great atmosphere, very busy of...More

Thank Daniel L
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Excellent, thanks and see you soon Daniel L!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A ordered the Grouper which was the market fish of the day and my partner ordered the pasta with truffle which was a seasonal addition to the menu and suggested by our waiter. Both meals tasted great and the portion size was perfect. The restaurant...More

Thank wsmithbluesky2017
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was our pleasure to host you wsmithbluesky2017 and we're thrilled you chose Tutto Bene for your special evening. Please join us again soon to try more of our menu! Best wishes from us (and from me especially), Paige (Team TTB).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant does good meals, though pick carefully! I have had the odd bad meal here but it hasn't stopped me from trying other dishes. It is always full or nearly full. It certainly pays to book ahead! This restaurant was formerly owned by Felice...More

Thank Astrav
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love your spirit Astrav and also have fond memories of nights at Il Felice (those were the days huh!). So in early 2014 the owners felt honoured (and the weight of responsibility) to assume the mantle of managing Tutto Bene. With the continued passion...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here with a group of 12 last Saturday night for a special birthday we had various ages from 5 to 90! I had liaised with Paige by email about what we wanted and had ordered some starters to arrive when we did. They...More

Thank ClareZ24
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thought your group was lovely to host ClareZ24; thanks so much for this great review. And... your Arancini Siciliani (served with smoky tomato aioli) await your next visit to the chilly south. All the best 'til then, Paige (Team TTB).

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tutto Bene with a large group and found the pizza to be fantastic, but the cheeky comments and hilarious banter from the owner (I assume) really made the night. It's almost dinner and a show. If you continue to interact during your ordering...More

1  Thank awolkiwis
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Can you keep a secret awolkiwis? Luciano read this review and was a bit worried because he hadn't heard the phrase "banter" before and wondered if he had overstepped the mark. We thought that was pretty funny!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't enjoy our last visit, the service want the best, not really welcomed, we were early, but we were happy to have a drink at the bar, but was taken to a table, which is fine, but it was the way it was...More

Thank Mark R
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your continued patronage of Tutto Bene Mark R. We're sorry to hear you were unhappy during your last visit and wish to offer our apologies. By way of explanation: our charmingly quirky premises certainly present challenges at times! Although fully-licenced, we have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It can get reeeeallly loud in here. So loud that an hour of conversation can make me loose my voice (i dont normally loose my voice easily!) I have had the unfortunate experience of being seated at one of those small and tall tables with...More

Thank Lucy C
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this amazing opportunity Lucy C! To make your next Tutto Bene Experience a 5 star one, please dine with us on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. This early/midweek vibe will suit you better than the 8pm onwards Friday / Saturday vibe...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The pizzas are really good, I hear the pasta is too, although I haven't tried it. I love the feel of the place and the staff are really friendly.

Thank amycara_w
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi amycara_w, Can I be so bold as to suggest a pasta for you to try? Braised Beef Ravioli Our hand-made slow-braised beef ravioli is served in a deliciously creamy onion, Portobello mushroom & roasted capsicum sauce. Let us know in-house what you think!

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Geneau C
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
YES! Tutto bene has several pastas and pizzas that are gluten free. AND delicious!
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Geneau C
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry did not see this question. I am sure they had gluten free onnthe menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
Description
Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant Pizzeria is one of the most popular restaurants in Christchurch.

Be transported to a “little piece of Italy” as you step through the doors. View our lovingly-amassed collection of Italian memorabilia on the walls, breathe in the delicious aromas of pizza and pause for a moment to take in the atmosphere.


Our culinary vision is to deliver to you a mix of dishes - Italian- style and local favourites.

The menu is varied; delicious main courses (including steak and lamb) sit alongside pasta dishes and Tutto Bene’s renowned pizza (Tutto Bene crust ~ Tutto Bene combinations!). The hard-working team prepares many ingredients in-house, including Italian sausage, gnocchi, ravioli, ricotta, ciabatta, grissini, gelato, sorbet and biscotti.
An extensive Italian wine list completes the picture.


Friday / Saturday has a really bustling, busy vibe to it - early week is quieter and Sunday is perfect for a family dinner. Tutto Bene is a firm favourite for groups with group menus tailored to the occasion and details taken care of by our groups co-ordinator.

Gluten-free? Dairy-free? Vegan? Allergies? talk to us and we can accommodate your dietary requirements.

During the warmer months, the al fresco dining area, overlooking our native 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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