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Tutto Bene

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: For a takeaway pizza or an authentic Italian dining experience, Tutto Bene...
For a takeaway pizza or an authentic Italian dining experience, Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is one of the most popular restaurants in Christchurch. Dining at Tutto Bene is a unique and authentically Italian experience. As you step through the doors, you are instantly transported to a delightful piece of Italy tucked away in Merivale, Christchurch. Owned and operated by an Italian family, Tutto Bene assures you of a warm and enthusiastic Italian greeting. Inside, you'll see tables covered with charming red- and white-chequered cloths, and walls lovingly adorned with Italian memorabilia, including soccer-themed items for the sports fans. And if you just want to pick up a takeaway pizza or two, Tutto Bene creates some of the best pizzas in Christchurch - gourmet, hand-stretched pizza cooked in a traditional Italian brick oven. From authentic flavours such as Margherita to the New Zealand Favourite, with luscious tomato, pineapple and ham for Kiwi taste-buds, there's a pizza for everyone. You can also pick up delicious pastas, salads and calzones to take away. And after you've sampled Italian food at its best, you'll understand just why Tutto Bene is one of Christchurch's most popular restaurants.
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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First visit did not disappoint

The reputation of this restaurant had brought us here. I went in a group of 8 on a Saturday night. We had to delay our booking due to unforeseen circumstances but that did not cause a problem. When we arrived at 9 pm the restaurant was crowded and the atmosphere buzzing. Our table was ready and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
TNT505
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The reputation of this restaurant had brought us here. I went in a group of 8 on a Saturday night. We had to delay our booking due to unforeseen circumstances but that did not cause a problem. When we arrived at 9 pm the restaurant was crowded and the atmosphere buzzing. Our table was ready and we were seated immediately.... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Very busy and fully booked when we arrived, but they managed to find us a spot.

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

If you were happy Proartlovers, we were happy... Happiness all round. Nice ;) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Hadfantastic night food fabulous staff amazing and great overall atmosphere will definitely be back.

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

You were a star Cheryl. We LOVED hosting you and your group. LOVED it! Come back soon. Kind regards from The Team. More 

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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A group of 8 of us went to celebrate a dear friends' birthday - the birthday girl wanted to come here as she not been here for many years and we had heard they had a new menu - delicious, seafood chowder, scallops and squid along with some garlic bread for starters was shared amongst us, the scallop dish was... More 

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Greetings Mrs JimE, Thanks for coming to Tutto Bene again, and thanks to the birthday girl for 'returning to us'. We love adventurous diners like yourselves and are thrilled you enjoyed a wide selection of dishes from our 'restaurant' menu. Next time as part of your mission to work through the menu, I recommend you try (1) the arancini, (2)... More 

Staveley, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

As close to real Italian Food as it gets being in New Zealand! Just Fabulous and we will be back. Would highly recommend it. They have a great Gluten free section and the GF Pizza was the best ever!

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

Nice to hear from you MyriamB. Thanks for the 'thumbs up' re our Gluten-Free offerings and how we have noted them on our re-printed menu (we tried really hard to make the menu GF, V and DF-friendly). I'm just working on a Gluten-Free Group Menu at the moment so that GF customers can blend into the group seamlessly and order... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Came in on a Friday evening and had a really nice meal. Service was super helpful and attentive. Food is the best Italian in Christchurch - great portion size. Really warm restaurant too which is ideal at the moment. Would recommend for sure.

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

Dear Christchurchnz15, Thanks for the kind words; they mean a lot to us as our team works hard to deliver scrumptious meals and helpful and attentive service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Ciao Paige (Tutto Bene). More 

Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The food is always excellent and the menu has recently been updated. Service is always good and the meals always arrive promptly. Can be noisy sometimes though. My first choice for restaurants in Chch. However, it does pay to book as they don't always have tables available.

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

Hi TerylC, Good spotting. Our updated our menu has a different layout and font to make it easier to read. Also, a few dishes have been 'retired' and we have added a luxurious seadfood chowder (the Bene chowder), a Wild South Island Vension main and brought the diavola pizza is back by popular demand! Prices are basically the same, with... More 

Christchurch
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Wow. My first time there and my partner had been there prior to the earthquake. Loved the beef Cheek gnocchi, the tortellini was so yummy, the prosciutto and walnut salad with a bit of extra balsamic was so amazing and you can't miss out on their tiramisu. We had a beautiful Italian wine that brought us right back to the... More 

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

That's a great review mstelma. So pleased we were able to transport you back to that roof top! We can do that many times over. If you loved the beef cheek gnocchi you will LOVE the Braised Beef Ravioli; give it a try next time. Until then... :) More 

New Zealand
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Just had a completely fabulous experience this week at this wonderful restaurant. There were 6 in our group and looking around the table and seeing 6 perfectly clean plates is a good rating in itself...... I had the most perfectly cooked groper and the others enjoyed what looked to be a spectacular dessert. Someone remarked that it's rare to find... More 

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

Aww MazNewZealand ~ we would welcome you back in that same heartbeat ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ More 

Christchurch
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Have been to this restaurant twice now and both times I've been impressed! Consistently amazing customer service from the staff and the meals are divine. Thanks Tutto Benne! Great restaurant to go to with friends and/or family.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to review us lauren_burr3. We look forward to your third visit. Kind regards, Paige (Tutto Bene). More 

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Additional Information about Tutto Bene

Address: 192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-355 4744
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 4744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

For a takeaway pizza or an authentic Italian dining experience, Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is one of the most popular restaurants in Christchurch. Dining at Tutto Bene is a unique and authentically Italian experience. As you step through the doors, you are instantly transported to a delightful piece of Italy tucked away in Merivale, Christchurch. Owned and operated by an Italian family, Tutto Bene assures you of a warm and enthusiastic Italian greeting. Inside, you'll see tables covered with charming red- and white-chequered cloths, and walls lovingly adorned with Italian memorabilia, including soccer-themed items for the sports fans. And if you just want to pick up a takeaway pizza or two, Tutto Bene creates some of the best pizzas in Christchurch - gourmet, hand-stretched pizza cooked in a traditional Italian brick oven. From authentic flavours such as Margherita to the New Zealand Favourite, with luscious tomato, pineapple and ham for Kiwi taste-buds, there's a pizza for everyone. You can also pick up delicious pastas, salads and calzones to take away. And after you've sampled Italian food at its best, you'll understand just why Tutto Bene is one of Christchurch's most popular restaurants.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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