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Tutto Bene

192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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Ranked #34 of 534 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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84% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Have been here a couple of times over the last few months and it just gets better each time - love the chef specials and you can really taste that they have put a lot of love into it. My last visit I had the pleasure of dining with my Godchildren and they loved it, considering Master 2.5 wanted hamburgers... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

had a birthday party for a friend here and it had a nice atmosphere. Brought a cake and got charged a cake fee- only to have it served in it's packaging? what a joke i've seen more service and common sense from a high school dropout at Spagalimis.

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

Hi jonodubs, Thank you for visiting Tutto Bene and taking the time to review your experience. We appreciate all feedback we get as we use it to improve our overall performance. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere here at Tutto Bene. We have a really passionate, dedicated team of staff here, including a great Italian pastry chef, and we... More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Atmosphere is good but a bit small, which is usually not a problem but the waitresses here seem to be oblivious that they're wiping their backside on your shoulder every time they pass. the mains food is pretty bland- the risoto taste like it's been boiled in salty water but the pizza is large and dough is good.

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

Hi Daniano11, Thank you for visiting Tutto Bene and taking the time to review your experience. We appreciate all feedback we get as we use it to improve our overall performance. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere here at Tutto Bene. We have a really passionate, dedicated team of staff here, including a great Italian pastry chef, and we... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When you enter, its warm and the smell is wonderfull you feel excided. You are greeted warmly even if you are a walk in as we were this time. We only had the pizza this time, every bite was heaven. You can taste and enjoy all the flavours.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Pizza and PASTA WERE EXCELLENT. Could not speak much Italian here though, but may be that was just after the PM Mr. Key had visited. If you don't want to go into the City, and stop in Merivale then ALL IS OK at Tutto Bene.

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Christchurch
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

3 friends and I had a wonderful dinner at Tutto Bene. Service was impeccable and friendly, The atmosphere was the best I have experienced in a restaurant in Christchurch in a long time. Walking off the street I was transported into a bustling, vibrant and energetic scene which I liken to some of the hippest restaurants in Melbourne. The food... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I can't recommend this restaurant enough, We arrived earlier than our booking, They still managed to seat us straight away. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful with their recommendations for the food. The menu choices are fantastic with a good variety of entree's, and mains, pizza's and pasta dishes. I have yet to have desssert there as... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We came here on a Dinner with my partner and parents on a busy Wednesday evening. We were seated promptly and in the back half of the restaurant, it was quite full and there was a lot of chatter\noise, but it wasn't distracting or off-putting. The owner (I believe he was the owner at least) was walking around from table... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great place for an Italian meal great food and the atmosphere is so Italian, a must go to restaurant in Christchurch, looking forward to next trip

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Despite booking a very early table for dinner (5.30pm) we were all seated in what I can only describe as a crappy narrow table rammed into the side of a busy corridor. When the doors were opened a polar blast screeched over us, and I had to keep my coat on to stay on the right side of tepid. There... More

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

Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at our restaurant. I apologise that on this occasion our food and service did not live up to your expectations. We aim to provide our diners with a positive, memorable evening by providing delicious food in a convivial environment. I am currently looking into the issues you... More

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