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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/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Large groups
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
My favourite restaurant

We go to Tutto Bene fairly often, as the food is divine, it is reasonably priced, well located, and byo. The service is also fabulous. My only complaint would be sitting near the door if the evening is cool, as people coming in and out of this popular restaurant can make it a little drafty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Flossie121
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We go to Tutto Bene fairly often, as the food is divine, it is reasonably priced, well located, and byo. The service is also fabulous. My only complaint would be sitting near the door if the evening is cool, as people coming in and out of this popular restaurant can make it a little drafty! Highly recommend this lovely Italian... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Delicious restaurant, definitely a place to check when in Christchurch. Awesome food, lots of options, staff is amazingly friendly, indoor and outdoor ambients for every occasion. The lasagna was my favorite together with the house wine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food but at a cost, had big number of people there, was small in atmosphere. Management team brilliant - on the floor staff, to be up for question

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

Hey Sam, I really enjoyed liasing with you to organise your leaving dinner. Thanks for the thumbs-up re the menu we (you and I) decided on for the group and I'm stoked the evening went well. I really appreciate your appreciation of the Management Team; we work hard to provide each customer (large groups, couples or singles) with a balanced... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was great! The pizza that we ordered was divine and one of the best pizzas I've ever had. It was a great last dinner to have with my family before they went home.

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Melbourne
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Got in to Christchurch after long train ride, starved. After numerous steaks, lamb and fish and chips, felt like a good pizza and pasta. This place was great. Real Italian style pizza, not just your typical suburban Aussie or New Zealand kind. Brilliant crust, sauce and cheese. Monday night and the joint was jumping. Service was average, hence the lack... More 

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Tanunda, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Absolutely excellent. The staff were really wonderful and so kind. The restaurant was fully booked but they still managed to fit us in for an early dinner. Christchurch was fully booked out and even our hotel in town could only offer a miserable room service (oh no not more chips..........). These wonderful folk ushered us to a table with smiles,... More 

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

Dear bjosic, Gosh, reading that review just 'warms the cockles of ya heart'... We are thrilled that the Tutto Bene team delivered such an amazing experience that busy evening you dined with us. It's really lovely to read positive feedback like yours as it validates everyone's hard work; thank you for your time. We look forward to welcoming you again... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Tutto Bene has always been one of my favourite restaurants in Christchurch. I hadn't been in a while so went along on a Sunday evening with a friend. The staff were not the usual bubbling, energetic Italians that had always been there in the past but were quite bland and just not onto it. Took a while for our order... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Doughy crust and bland toppings made it my worst pizzay in a long time. Not sure if I can get past that to bother trying this place again.

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

Hi Peter, Eek! Although you've slammed us with a one star review, it's almost impossible for me to respond to you as your review has no detail other than that you ate a pizza that wasn't to your liking. Can you contact me via email (admin@tuttobene.co.nz) so we can arrange to a chat and I can ascertain what happened? Kind... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

We went with 25 people for a 21st birthday dinner. The service was good and organised, and the food was pretty tasty. Things got super weird when the cake was cut. The waitress offered to take the cake out the back and cut it. Turns out, they charge $5.50 PER PERSON, even if you didn't get any cake (as a... More 

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

Hello Angela Your review seems to act as a warning but we are very clear when a customer enquires about bringing a cake into the restaurant about the service we offer. And the host of the party you attended was more than happy to accept it when explained to him over the phone at the time of booking. He also... More 

Singapore
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The food was fine .... not exceptional but good. However, we were probably unlucky to walk in the restaurant on a busy Fri evening. We were offered a seat near the entrance which got so hot in a while that we had to move away. It took us a whole to manage to get another seat. And finally, the bill... More 

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

Hi varunfrnd, Thank you very much for your review; we are happy that you enjoyed your meal with us. You dined with us on one of our bustling Friday (and Saturday) nights. Our regular customers know to call in advance and reserve a table but we always warmly welcome "walk-in" and "first time" customers and I'm glad we managed to... 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 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

Questions & Answers

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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?