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Tutto Bene

192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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Ranked #62 of 549 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $31
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
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Went there for 2 dinners, once with friends and once with my partner. The food is great, service is excellent and would go there again in a heart beat

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were very lucky to get a table without a booking. Food was fantastic and ambience was great. Highly recommend this Italian Restaurant!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a late function on a sunday night at Tutto Bene of 60 people. Fab food, atmosphere and service, and a great place to host a large group function. Bit of a fave for a dinner with group of friends too. The new owners are doing a fantastic job of keeping an institutional Christchurch eatery one of the top... More

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We came here as a family for some pizza. Into our second bite of pizza we found a long hair baked into the crust, it was not fun pulling this out of your mouth. We brought this to their attention but instead of apologizing they tried to tell me there was no way a hair could of gotten into their... More

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

Hi Jamie D Thank you for visiting us at Tutto Bene on your last visit to Christchurch. We are very disappointed to have failed to meet your expectations in terms of customer experience. I, too, would have found it unpleasant to discover a hair in the pizza, and we acknowledge that our team should have addressed your concerns more appropriately.... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Good food, exceptionally busy and still good service. However felt that they were trying to get us out as quick as they could

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Waikuku Beach, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were here again on sunday 21-09-14 with 2 friends that never have been in a Italian restaurant. I had the Filetto di Manzo as a mains and I can honestly say that it it was the most tender perfectly cooked steak I EVER had. Been all over the word and years in Italie and sometimes you find a special... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I live in this city and I return to Tutte Bene often. Always busy, noisy and crowded and that is part of the attraction. No whispering over a candlelit white tablecloth here. The food is consistent, about as Italian as you can get outside of Italy or the USA, and the service is good. Deserves its popularity. Make reservations.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

i am hardcore pasta lover and tutto bene is the only restaurant i will recommend for anyone who wants to enjoy a beautiful italian night out. the service is amazing, the food we ordered was the seafood past and my god it is just amazing, the mussels, grilled prawns, calamari rings in the pasta makes it truly world class. its... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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 - 31
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

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