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Tutto Bene

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, 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, 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
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    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
A great night at Tutto Bene

The service was great. The food was great, and the atmosphere was very friendly and inviting. The food came out quickly and the staff were excellent at clearing things away, but were very unobtrusive. Would recommend for large, small or intimate groups.

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4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Large groups
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The service was great. The food was great, and the atmosphere was very friendly and inviting. The food came out quickly and the staff were excellent at clearing things away, but were very unobtrusive. Would recommend for large, small or intimate groups.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has quite a buzz going on even on week days. The Maitre D is a charming Italian who makes you feel very bad welcome. The food choice is wide ranging with good gluten free options. Food is delicious and naturally of an Italian style. You can bring your own wine if you wish or birthday cake which they... More 

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us as true Italian so how could we resist? My Risotto Ligure was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was like a big family party. I loved this place & would happily recommend it for a great night out.

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

Cheers for the nice words babyteal, Tutto Bene - Molto Bene - seems like all the boxes were ticked - the risotto ligure (tick); the atmosphere (tick) and the five star service. We are very happy that you were happy with your experience here. Thank you for recommending us; "word of mouth" recommendations are important to us. Ciao (until next... More 

Christchurch
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great food with great service and a unique and well presented authentic atmosphere. Pasta was fresh and very reasonably priced.

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

Hi azrik_bowater, Thank you for the positive words about our authentic Italian atmosphere and of course the fresh pasta dishes you were served. We look forward to your next visit. ....be sure to try some of our great antipasti (arancini and funghi ripieni are my current favourites!). Kind regards Paige (Team Tutto Bene). More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed another great meal here. Always has been and always will be one of our favourite eateries.

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

Greeting seannej2015, Thank you for those words! (They put a smile on the faces of our hard-working team). We strive for a "great dining experience" for every customer - every time, and it's excellent to know we have been "spot on" with our dishes and customer service delivery. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Paige (on... More 

Waterford, Ireland
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went on a Sunday night for a last minute date! We had take out pizza previously and it was delicious so we were eager to try it out again. We shared a garlic type pizza base for a starter- it was alright, good flavour but very dry. I had the special ravioli for main which was awful, something was definitely... More 

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

Dear fludlle, It's great you are a fan Tutto Bene pizza and our gelato; thanks for letting us know. Please accept our apologies for the slightly "mixed bag" on Sunday - this was not our usual standard! Something went awry with the cooking time of your flat bread if it was dry; it should be deliiiiiiiiicioussss (like the pizza). We've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived without a booking, got a seat immediately and served really quickly. Food came very quickly too. Staff were really friendly. Overall, the meal out was a great experience and it made my week!

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

Hi Clicketychick, Great review; says it all in a nut-shell huh. Nice :) Thank you. More 

Christchurch/Canterbury
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great atmosphere, always busy. Extensive menu with generous servings. Staff a friendly and helpful. Great place for a large group or couples.

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

Thank you donnaj453, “A taste of Italy in the heart of Merivale”; that's us. We work hard to be a great dining destination for groups, couples, families, singles, conferences et al; there's a place in the restaurant for all. Until next time, take care, Paige (Tutto Bene). More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Busy cosy restaurant, delicious food ,magic atmosphere . Very enjoyable and affordable. We booked the second seating about 8 o'clock.

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

Hi kathymb, Thank you for the review. We are glad you find us enjoyable and affordable. Yes, Friday and Saturday we have the two sittings; with our 2nd sitting kicking-off at 8.15pm. The rest of the week you are welcome to come in at a time of your choosing, although reservations are definitely encouraged! See you again soon, Paige (Tutto... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were advised to use the set meal to make it easier for them and apparently use so we didn't have to wait. Arrival time to be before 6 pm nibbles are bubbles or beer. Then choose of Pasta or Pizza. We had to be out of there before 8pm when their seating comes in. Orders not taken until about... 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, 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, 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?