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174 St Asaph Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-260 2600
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
174 St Asaph Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

I've had dinner at Baretta several times since it opened. It's definitely my go-to Italian restaurant in Christchurch. The food is wonderful - the chefs really know their stuff - and I've never had anything other than excellent service from the knowledgeable and friendly staff....More

Thank KirstyQNZ
Reviewed December 22, 2017

7 of us booked for our work Christmas lunch. When we arrived we were shown to our table, two bar leaners. The waiter arrived, sorry but there is only one lunch steak left but you can order the evening steak. One of the party ordered...More

1  Thank Rick H
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Baretta do fantastic pizzas, and that’s just what I felt like for lunch yesterday. It was a lovely hot day so we sat outside in the court yard. There were only about 6 other people dining, probably the quietest we have seen it. I ordered...More

Thank mooseandbok2006
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Walked in, the 3 of us were sat at a table big enough to seat 20, were given a glass of water and a menu. Walked out 10 minutes later

Thank Dennis215
Reviewed October 14, 2017

We were 2 couples dining here. Felt the service at the start was very slow. Waited nearly 10 mins at the bar to be acknowledged by someone even though there was just one other small group at bar and staff were walking backwards and forwards....More

Thank harvarddriver2016
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We've been to Baretta on a couple of occasions but not for an evening meal. Our group of 6 was seated at a round table which was very inclusive. The menu had a good mix of Italian style and other, so between us we had...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed October 2, 2017

It was a very nice style restaurant. I loved the decor and the theme of the place. The food was good. The main dishes were a little spicy for me but I still enjoyed the food. Wait staff were good. Would definitely go back.

Thank livebreathe
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

It's nice to visit an Italian restaurant that doesn't resemble the traditional style. The interior was gorgeous, as was the food. Our meal deal was great value & the servings very generous. I got a full chicken! Highly recommended this establishment.

Thank David F
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Came here for dinner with friends. Pretty good service and reasonable food. My one complaint would be that the waitress took our starters away before we had finished and then preceded to give us dessert menus before we had finished our mains!! Nice food, but...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Could not fault the mains, and the attitude and service from the restaurant staff is some of the best you will come across in Christchurch. The presentation was superb and I would personally recommend the Pork Belly which was succulent and tasty with a satisfying...More

Thank Craig C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $25
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 St Asaph Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-260 2600
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Baretta Bar & Restaurant is a little piece of Italy in Christchurch. From the moment you walk through the door you will feel like you have stepped back to another time and place. From the exquisite interior and moody appearance, to the inviting terracotta paved courtyard - Baretta is our interpretation of a classic Italian trattoria with a Kiwi influence.
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