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Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria

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192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cannes, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I come here regularly as myself and my partner are vegans and we are never disappointed. They have a separate vegan menu with different choices pasta / pizza, and they are all delicious!! You wouldn't tell there are vegan :) Thank you for catering for us, and we will keep coming as you are always making us full and happy!

Thank Nadia A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing food and service. After 10+ visits food is consistently great with a fantastic atmosphere for both big groups or a couples night out. Highly recommended 👍👍👍

Thank Mark L
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here for my leaving dinner and had an amazing waiter called joey! He was very calm and friendly, definitely go here :)

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Thank laurachapman2016
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favourite place in Christchurch the food is awesome and the service perfect. Really recommend it.

Thank Julie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic service and mouth water food. Any Irish in town, you need to check this place out. I will defo be paying another visit next time I'm in town..

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time, service was excellent and food was very authentic and delicious. We especially loved the Garlic and pesto pizza and the carbonara fettuccini. We will return next time we are in Christchurch xx

Thank bmo333
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here so many times in the past I couldn't count but has only improved over time! Fantastic food wines and atmosphere!

Thank antchch
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was going there for a birthday dinner, when I made a reservation on the phone they told me that they had a 5:45-8:15 time slot but we had to leave at 8:15 so they could fit the next lot of customers in. They told me this twice. That was fine with me as 2 and a bit hours was certainly... More 

Thank linyang2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been regulars since it opened and were disappointed by the food. Certainly not real Italian food

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Thank 850jackiek
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of 5. Food was not great at all - considering the price, it's a poor choice. The environment is quite noisy - the acoustics make it hard to hear your neighbours.

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

Alex R, you visited us on one of those classic Tutto Bene nights: buzzy, bustling, busy and (let's not deny it) a bit on the loud side later on! Our regulars LOVE IT! Not your vibe? Prefer a quieter experience? Then I recommend al fresco dining on our terrace; early-week dining; booking an early time Friday Saturday or requesting one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $28
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 4744
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?