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Tutto Bene

192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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Ranked #54 of 543 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $32
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful food. Awesome service. Great atmosphere will be returning soon! Great red wines. Would pay to book in advance

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A wonderful Italian restaurant where the patrone wonders around making sure everything is OK. Great pasta.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This restaurant is a hidden gem in the city. After spending 9 months working in Italy I was desperate to find somewhere that would offer me the same experience. And this restaurant ticked every box, the busy, lively atmosphere. The delicious, authentic food ( I had fritto misto to start followed by a funghi pizza). I would definitely recommend and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Having failed to get in on a Monday night! we went back on Tuesday and had a very acceptable meal. Shared an antipasto platter which was great when it finally arrived 25 minutes after ordering. We all had a Pasta main which were all good and very generous in size of serving. Unless you have a huge appetite order the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ive been a patron of this restaurant for some 11 years, returning often due to previous great experiences. Last night, however, was a real disappointment food wise. The risotto was undercooked (rice verging on crunchy in places) and my partner's pizza was very bland and dry. We had shared a seafood starter (fish, prawns, squid) which was uninspired and the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I was excited to go to Tutto Bene, as I had yet to taste food in Christchurch like what I ate when I lived in Italy. The website looked promising, traditionally cooked pizzas they said, Italian chefs they said. Sounds good. When we arrived, we were promptly seated, and drinks brought to us fairly quickly (awesome). While figuring out if... More

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was the first time we had been here and will definately be returning! When you walk in the door you immediately feel like you have been transported to Italy - just awesome! The food was delicious and did not take long to be served. The only downside would be it was quite noisy (Saturday night) and a little hard... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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

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