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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, 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
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lively place to go

We dropped in on the off chance without a reservation mid week and the restaurant was buzzing. We managed to snare a table and had a very pleasant evening. The menu is varied and we decided to share a risotto and a dessert - both very good. The service was good but not rushed and the wine by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Maureen G
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I liked the waiters and food and the pasta and pizza tasted very fresh and different compared to other restaurants Thank you

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic, great service and nice ambience .. would definately dine there again, i highly recommend the lemon tart for desert yummmmy :)

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

Greetings Leao A. Thaaaank you for the mmmms (that Torta al Limone is my favourite too). We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Paige B (Team Tutto B). More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

we went to tutto bene last week with my autie and my bro we all had a pizzia to our self then we had desert i had the chocholate cake that was so nice we booked for a table for 2 only but someone else came with us. the staff where so kind to us and she let us look... More 

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

Hey Pool999, Thanks for leaving us a review. We're so happy you enjoyed your treat here; everyone needs an auntie who brings them to Tutto Bene huh. Hope to see you again soon. Take care. Paige (Tutto Bene). we went to tutto bene last week with my autie and my bro we all had a pizzia to our self then... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We dropped in on the off chance without a reservation mid week and the restaurant was buzzing. We managed to snare a table and had a very pleasant evening. The menu is varied and we decided to share a risotto and a dessert - both very good. The service was good but not rushed and the wine by the glass... More 

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

Hi Maureen G, We're very happy to have you back - thanks for stopping by. It's great to get positive feedback on our risotto too (we recently tweaked/enhanced those recipes). Monday/Tuesday nights have a "quiet hum" and then things start to get busier as the week goes on, with Friday and Saturday nights "fair-buzzing". We think there's an ambience to... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The staff were lovely and the food was great. Huge meals for a pretty good price. Definitely recommend and hope to go back soon :)

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

Dear Bwa468, Nice review! Thank you, PB from Tutto B. More 

Wanava
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

we asked tor a glass of House Chardonnay and when we went to pay the bill it was charged a higher rate. When we asked the waitress she said there was not a house Chardonnay, Whilst we did not mind paying the higher rate it would have been nice to know the situation at the time we were served, Difficult... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The ambience was great- the walls are plastered with interesting art and memorabilia. The wait staff were friendly and helpful, and service was prompt but non-intrusive. The menu was so wide it was hard to choose...eventually I settled very happily on beef cheek gnocchi, that was meltingly tender, but such a large helping I took the leftovers away in a... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

have dined here a few times over the years and the food has always been good haven't been for a while as we live out of town, I have to say tonights meal was very disappointing as the starter was very dry and overcooked and the wife's main meal of veggie lasagne was like rubber so much so she had... More 

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

Hello Neil S and thank you for your balanced review. Please accept our apologies that we did not deliver our usual high standard of dining experience. I've passed your comments on to our management team for follow up. If you choose to dine here again, please email me through admin@tuttobene.co.nz so that one of our management team can greet you... More 

South Island
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

thick dry base (I have eaten pizzza in Italy- this was a real disappointment. )Dry topping with barely any discernible cheese. Very expensive for what we paid (2 medium pizzas for 4 Adults). The salad was good. Won't go there again there must have been a change in chef as last time (a while ago) . Please don't cut short... More 

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

Hi Delphiniumnewzealand, Hmm, that doesn't sound like our usual standard of pizza deliciousness; sorry for the disappointment. Please drop me an email on admin@tuttobene.co.nz so we can have a chat. Look forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Paige (Team Tutto Bene). More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and I have often tried to walk up to this restaurant and been turned away because it was full. Now we understand why. Great service. Ultra fast drinks service. The beef ravioli was the star. The Brushetta selection for entrée was delicious. Can not recommended more highly. In a food coma right now.

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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 11 - 29
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?