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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    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
Great food

Delicious food, friendly helpful service and a very lively atmosphere makes this a great choice for a quick meal. We've enjoyed three visits to Tutto Bene now and will definitely go back next time we are in Christchurch, although we will ask to dress our own salad as it was rather drowned in oil... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Delicious food, friendly helpful service and a very lively atmosphere makes this a great choice for a quick meal. We've enjoyed three visits to Tutto Bene now and will definitely go back next time we are in Christchurch, although we will ask to dress our own salad as it was rather drowned in oil this time. All the other food... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very yummy food, cute place with a friendly atmosphere, they provided a couple of us with a vegan selection and it was all very delicious, a little pricey but the pizza etc are big enough to share, great place for a special dinner or to begin a night out - and BYO!

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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had quick eve meal here. Great pollo pesto pizza, though partner and I could have shared as portions are substantial. Friendly wait staff.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I visited as part of a group of 10 friends and colleagues celebrating a birthday. Our table was ready when promised. The server arrived immediately after we were seated and was attentive throughout the meal. The drinks and food arrived in a very reasonable time, despite the very busy restaurant. The food was excellent - each of our guests ordered... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We found the staff were friendly and helpful. We came to eat b4 5pm and they seated is took our order

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

It was our pleasure to serve you; thank you for stopping by. Kind regards, TTB. More 

New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Started with the Bene (seafood) chowder. Was in a light broth rather than heavy soup which was quite refreshing. We ordered 2 large pizza's for a group of 6. They were bigger than I expected with plenty of toppings and tasty. Ended up taking away the equivalent of 1 pizza as a doggy bag (although we had had some pasta... More 

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

Nice review DocNewZealand. We're glad you rated the "Bene Chowder". It's a recent (and popular) addition to our Appetiser menu - a luxurious saffron-infused creation which is packed with prawns, mussels, smoked salmon, fresh fish and vegetables. See you soon for the next culinary adventure! Thanks from Team Tutto Bene. More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Had take away pizza and pasta from here. Wouldn't do it again. The garlic bread was $9 for a bread roll bun that tasted stale. And it all was just very average I didn't even eat the pizza the next day as left overs. Maybe eating in would be better but I will never know.

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

Thanks for the heads-up (and apologies) hana89. I'll investigate your takeaway garlic loaf; it should have been delicious - our chefs bake them onsite. Please reconsider the "dine-in" Tutto Bene Italian experience - it's not to be missed. We have many dishes that will tantalise your taste buds - drop me an email and we can chat. Ciao from The... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Have been here many of times and love this place. The owners are a great laugh funny and entertaining The food here is amazing it doesnt take long for it to come out eaither. Will keep comming back any day

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

Cheers for that claire_beer, Looking forward to your next visit already; we love upbeat people! Best wishes from The Entertainment Team. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Last night my partner and I dined at Tutto Bene restaurant and I can definitely say it was a great meal!! The waitress was very friendly and helpful. I am a very fussy eater but love a pizza with garlic instead of tomato base, the waitress and the chef accommodated my fussiness very well and without bother. The food was... More 

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

You're the best bettyb1232015! Such a sweet review; see you again soon. :) Paige (Team Tutto Bene). More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A homely, warm, friendly and very Italian welcome awaits you in this establishment. Themed with all things "italiano" a cosy front part, a large and lively rear area, and an outdoor courtyard, this restaurant truly delivers atmosphere. The menu covers all of the Italian classics, there is something for everyone. No disappointments and all delicious on arrival. The wine list... More 

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

Nicely summarised Proudkiwi Thanks for the big ups. A big "thanks" for your support from The Team. More 

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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 - 25
  • 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?