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Saggio di vino

Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4006
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived at the door to have it opened for us by a very friendly well groomed individual who later attended to our every need. His knowledge of matching great wines with every course was outstanding. The other staff were very attentive to all our needs,...More

Thank nyleak
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Saggio once again met all expectations. We had a 5 course degustation with matching wines and everything was outstanding. The food was delicious and the wines were matched perfectly. The service was also excellent - attentive and knowledgeable but not over bearing. Highly recommended!

Thank TulipsNZ
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We attended a group Christmas function- from the outset it was fantastic. The setting was private yet spacious. The service was impeccable- knowledgeable, discrete and attentive with out being intrusive, probably the best service I have experienced in the city. The food was the main...More

Thank smg38
Reviewed 24 November 2017

On a quiet Monday evening we had the honor to be assisted by the chef/patron - we discussed the wine and optional dishes - the results were excellent -neither my wife, or I usually order chicken out - a mistake, we learned if is up...More

Thank thecommissioner41
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had an anniversary selebrating and ordered their tasting menu. Unfortunately we did not get a new experience we expected to get. In the tasting menu their included not the best, but the cheapest dishes. Pork belly etc. We could eat a pork belly even...More

Thank Katerina Z
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Thank you Madison for attending to our every culinary need, entertaining us and offering your knowledge of New Zealand oenology. Came here because our first choice was closed without notice. Read about this in Frommers and Trip Advisor. Walked in without reservation / booking and...More

Thank davidrogers1
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lovely setting, lighting and food. The staff is very nice as well. We celebrated our 3rd Anniversary here and really had a great meal and lovely time. The tasting menu was just enough to get us satisfied. Delicious!!

Thank tin_p42
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Our first visit since David took over a year ago as Patron Chef (apologies for sounding so familiar when I only met him on the phone when making our booking!). Well worth the visit. Service was attentive and warm (including David working front of house)....More

Thank RhysterNZ
Reviewed 11 July 2017

What a lovely surprise to finally dine here - great service, delicious and beautifully presented food and the wine - what a treat to have such an extensive wine list and an owner who has such a passion for providing a top experience..............see you again...More

1  Thank honeybee550
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Saggio di vino is a Christchurch institution, and I hadn't been there since it recently changed hands. Good news. The food was excellent - probably better than ever, and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. I tried the Beef Carpaccio which was the best I've...More

Thank johnascroft
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Questions & Answers
5 October 2017|
Response from Saggiodivino | Property representative |
Hello. There is parking available at the rear off the restaurant, You can reach it by driving down the one-way driveway to the left of Saggio. - David
26 August 2016|
Response from Saggiodivino |
Hi there, Saggio did not close during the change of ownership. We are still open 7 days! Thanks, David Chef Patron
Donald C
7 February 2015|
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Response from alfonso p | Reviewed this property |
This is a very fine restaurant for lovely dinners. Enjoy the high quality wine from a cellar were you can choose between hundreds. Parking close by is not difficult, but not on Victoria street, too busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$24 - US$56
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-379 4006
  • E-mail
For more than two decades, the charming neighbourhood restaurant and bar welcomes devoted locals and international travellers and holds up its status as the quintessential dining destination with foodies, wine enthusiasts and reviewers alike.
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