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192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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Ranked #84 of 575 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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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
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

First of all, when a restaurant says outside 'open till late' - you dont expect to be turned out at 9 PM! Anyways, they let us i saying the kitchen had shut down but they can serve some pizza since the oven was still on. The pizzas were boring, flat, insipid and totally not value. The mulled wine was fine.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

No horror stories, but the large pizza cost $30, the presumed owner felt it was witty of him to say "give me the munny hunny" [sic] to my girlfriend upon payment, and in terms of taste the pizza was in the bottom 10% of pizza's I've ever tasted. On the plus side, the other staff were lovely, and the place... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Came here for dinner last saturday night with a group of friends and very glad we chose tutto bene! Fantastic food and great service! Hadn't been before but i think it will now become a new favourite. Best Italian in christchurch by far!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Food was amazing as was service despite the place being very busy when we came in. Would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great Italian meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food and service! Very impressed, was busy but the attention to detail was great! Ill be back!!

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We have always gone to Tutto Bene , basic food cooked reasonably well. Our last outing was awful. i ordered caesar salad and possibly the worse caesar salad ever - lots stale croutons, chiunks of cold and fatty bacon and very little lettuce. When I ordered the soft bolied egg came our rock hard. I sent it back and was... More 

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Au
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Went here to celebrate my girlfriends birthday with my hubby and hers. The four of us had the most delicious meals. Dessert was so refreshing (we shared the gelato)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Before going to the Seekers concert we thought we would have a meal en route. Being near Merrivale, and the idea of Italian food appealing to us, we chose Totto Bene. We knew it was popular but it was early (6.30pm) so we thought we should have no trouble being served even without a booking. We did get a table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Best pizza I have had in a long time. The restaurant had a really great atmosphere and the service was excellent.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fond memories of Tutto Bene's unforgettable pizza & spaghetti is unfortunately not so anymore. For a second time in a row we were disappointed with pizza quality that was even doughy and a average seafood spaghetti that did not have the signature prawn flavor of the past n over peppered.

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

Hello Sojourner. Our popular pizza “dough” is made fresh daily by our passionate, long-serving pizza chefs, using the same authentic recipe Tutto Bene has used for 10+ years (imported Italian flour, fresh yeast, imported Italian extra virgin olive oil and artesian Canterbury H20). After they have been laden with a number of our quality ingredients (my personal favourite is the... More 

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Additional Information about Tutto Bene

Address: 192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-355 4744
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

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