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Tutto Bene

192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3 355 4744
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Ranked #59 of 491 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
london
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Good Italian feel when stepping onto premises with much bustle from the hungry hoard waiting to a) get a waiter to take the order b) serve the dishes which is not surprising with such a popular establishment. If your are intending to dine there telephone well in advance especially at the week ends as between 6-00pm-8-00pm have always had great... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Visited Tutto Bene a number of times, ordered takeaway countless times and never been disappointed. Wide range of Italian entrees, main dishes and sweets awaiting hungry guests. You can take your favourite wine or choose one off the menu. Worth booking ahead otherwise hard to get a table. Only one thing, if you are planning to have a quiet conversation,... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a bit of an institution in town for large family and friend group meals. Busy and noisy it has great Italian food, friendly staff, and you will probably need to book ahead. Not so good for quiet romance but that's OK!

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Three of us for dinner . Great service had not booked but they found room for us . Breads and entre's fantastic Three different mains all excellent . Wine selection good

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Always eat here when in Christchurch love the busyness of this place a real buzz Food always good too with a great variety of dishes available

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband and I were at local favourite recently for our anniversary. The food is excellent. We both had meat based mains this time: I had the veal marsala and he the lamb chops. If you are visiting NZ, be warned: NZ veal is NOT like American or Italian veal and is not quite as good. Tutto Bene does it... More

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

it's quite obvious that the haters of this restaurant have not a cultural bone in their body, nor have they been to Italy!!!!!! From the outside you'd be mistaken for walking past the front of this restaurant. Once inside you could be mistaken for believing you are back in Tuscany, Florence ......... The hustle, bussle noise. I have not once... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were visiting Christchurch and staying on Papanui Rd. Our hotel recommended Tutto Bene. The place was packed. We only got seats at the hallway bar, which was cramped, as servers and customers squeezed by us. But the food and wine was great. We each had a different Chianti, which were both good. We ordered the Warm Olive Salad and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for many years the ambience and atmosphere of this restaurant and the colorful staff that run it by them selves makes you enjoy your evening. The food is always amazing the pizza and pastas and desserts are amazing and good abundadant size serves. Yes have to agree the bottleneck is... More

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London
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47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We arrived in NZ on Valentines day and walked in on the off-chance. Clearly it was mobbed and the guy was rude, actually, in the way he turned us away. We tried again a few days later (a quieter Sunday)and were glad we did. The restaurant was lively and had a great atmosphere. We had a really friendly waitress who... More

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