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Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria

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192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a fun place food was good and staff made the night. Waited abit but that was ok as food was good and we dont like to rush things anyway. My only thing is let us know if there is a wait it was really busy so we could understand and some other clients were just rude so thumbs... More 

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Thank garygrahem
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pizzas were good enough, but expensive for what they are. The place doesn't feel as special as it used to be.

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Thank gemrios
macar0ni, Owner at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Hi Gemrios Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Good news that the pizzas were great, not so good that you were not happy with the value. We are working hard to make sure that the quality is just right, and this includes the pricing. We are also committed to making sure all our customers know... More 

Rangiora, New Zealand
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our 10 year old grandson to this as he expressed his wish to try Italian. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal and ate more than he does at home. We also enjoyed the meal very much. Having been to Italy a few times we agreed that Tutto Bene is more authentic than most other Italian restaurants we have tried... More 

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Thank KandL65
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Over the years this restaurant keeps its standard and keep making wonderful food. Especially like their seafood and steak!

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Thank Lexi0311
macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you, Lexi0311, for your continued patronage. Our steaks are pretty famous around town! See you again soon, Kind regards, Jenny More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great range of options. I was lucky enough to have more than one vegan option and my pizza was perfection. Nice atmosphere. Great wine range. Mai, our server was attentive and positive.

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Thank Lucy-Bee270
macar0ni, Owner at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Hi Lucy-Bee270 Thanks a lot for the feedback. We are working on some more vegan options for the summer menu so please come visit again soon. Thanks also for the acknowledgement of good service. We think you should feel special when you visit us for dinner. Cheers W More 

Geraldine, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent again 3rd time visit and again a great night out. Great food great atmosphere. We will be back again.

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Thank frans333
macar0ni, Owner at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Hi Frans333 Thank you for visiting with us a third time. Gives us great motivation and determination to create that special Tutto Bene experience when we know we have returning guests. Stay warm and see you again soon. Cheers W More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dine here very often as the food is amazing. no matter what we order it's always delicious and extremely tasty. The price is more than reasonable. The portion sizes are great. Most of the time there is an Italian man checking is everything ok makes you feel very welcomed happy and the whole experience is very Italian. It's my... More 

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Thank rachie0085
macar0ni, Owner at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Hi Rachie0085 Gee you make us blush with such generous praise. That sounds like Luciano that is checking to make sure everything is OK. He is great at making everyone feel special. The kitchen team were appreciative of your review too, thanks very much. See you soon. Cheers W More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't book because we thought Monday would be quiet! How wrong we were, just as well we went early, about 6.30, soon people were being turned away. Lesson, book! Food great, made us nostalgic for a return trip to Italy. Staff welcoming and friendly. We will return.

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Thank rawill
macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review rawill. Yes, booking is definitely advised, and coming in for an earlier dinner at 5pm can mean missing the rush. If you can't get back to Italy any time soon then be sure to visit us again, let our mouthwatering aromas, homemade pastas and hand-stretched pizzas take you there...! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Tutto Bene a number of time with friends and family and as a couple. The food is always great and service is prompt and polite. The serving portions are generous and the space is decorated with some fantastic Italian memorabilia. If I could offer any advice to staff it would be to smile more - I... More 

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Thank econn771
macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Ciao econn771, Firstly, thank you for your continued patronage. And a big thank you for letting the tripadvisor community know why you keep returning. Tutto Bene is a definitely a vibrant spot full of energy! Thanks also for your words that will inspire our fantastic team - smile and the world smiles with you! See you again, Jenny More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very happy with my experience at Tutto Bene , food fantastic ,service fantastic ! Will be going back 100%

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Thank Kathleencotton
macar0ni, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

And we will look forward to welcoming you back Kathleencotton! Grazie Mille More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $27
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 4744
Description
For a lively dining experience, Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, in the heart of Merivale, is one of the most popular restaurants in Christchurch.

As you step through the doors, you are transported to a “little piece of Italy”; a lovingly-amassed collection of Italian memorabilia adorns the walls, strains of Italian music fill the air and the atmosphere is bustling.



The culinary vision at Tutto Bene is to create dishes where the ingredients shine through – fresh and authentic. The hard-working team prepares many ingredients in-house, including smoked salmon, smoked chicken, Italian sausage, gnocchi, lasagne, ricotta, marscapone, ciabatta, grissini, gelato, sorbet and biscotti.

The menu is varied; delicious main courses (including steak and lamb) sit alongside pasta dishes and Tutto Bene’s renowned hand-stretched pizza. An extensive Italian wine list completes the picture.



Tutto Bene has long been a firm favourite for groups with set menus tailored to the occasion.



During the warmer months, the al fresco dining area, overlooking our conservation reserve garden and stream is a magical spot.



We look forward to welcoming you.



Open 7 days a week from 5.00pm until late


Fully licenced

Takeaway menu available

Location: 192 Papanui Road (directly opposite the main entrance to Merivale Mall).

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