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Saggio di vino

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Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4006
17:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This is an expensive restaurant and I am reviewing it against that standard. All in all I was quite disappointed and think it has slipped back under the new ownership. The drinks service was sloppy and slow and the range of beer was extremely poor, we were not offered water, drinks were not kept topped up, when drinks ran out... More 

Thank NeilChallenger
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this review

Hi Neil Challenger Thanks for your feedback I'm the chef you met with at the end of your meal, and discussed your feedback with you while you were at the bar. 1) Saggio Di Vino is a wine focused restaurant and always has been for 25 years. I have 11 beers on the menu. 6 more beers than the previous... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We dined at Saggio's on 27.12.16, it was our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The service was appalling. The waiter tried to rip us off with a $190 bottle of wine we didn't order and then proceeded to try and charge us for it!! The waitress stood behind the bar most of the night drinking from a water bottle. They were not... More 

Thank Loisanne63
Victoria, Australia
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308 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a good restaurant. We arrived early and had a drink at the bar where we chatted with David, the owner. Excellent cooking, plus professional and friendly service in a spacious modern setting. David also recommended a couple of really excellent wines, so do take his advice. If you are visiting Christchurch don't miss this great restaurant.

Thank Darlene3501
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Realy disappointed with the service and it spoilt the experience. Waiter very abrupt and not at all happy we ordered wine by the glass. Things did improve the busier it got as he moved to another table but certainly not a welcoming feeling. Not sure we will go back although the food was outstanding.

Thank Angiewilliams2001
Isle of Man
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

A short menu but quality ingredients and cooking. Lamb fillet was well presented and cooked as was the fish of the day. Long list of good wines by the glass.

Thank Simon & Carolin... J
Vienna, Virginia
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with lots of room between tables. After ten days on the road and eating out every night in restaurants with loud music playing, it was a pleasure to be sheltered in quiet luxury. Wonderful wine list with a library of reserve wines and affordable selections also. We had Two Hands Angel Reserve. The Angus beef filet was well... More 

Thank Silverstreak46
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Christchurch. Great menu, interesting wine list and faultless service.

Thank jamesfT823XQ
Daniel Island, South Carolina
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Exceptionally delicious dinner! We loved the lamb loin and the homemade farfalle with crime brûlée for dessert. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank peeka41
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

If you're looking to order and appreciate great wine with your meals, then this place has some fantastic drops on offer at very reasonable glass prices, although some of the bottle prices did seem out of ratio to this. You won't find your main stream supermarket drops here so provides a nice change to many other local restaurants. The food... More 

Thank Kamkya
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

fist time was average to good second time confirmed that it was simply not worth the money. the fillet steak was about the same size as a button mushroom about 2 large mouthfuls. wine overpriced as well. The service could not be faulted creme brûlée nice coffee as well.

Thank Percival S
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please do voice your concerns on the night so either my staff or myself can do something to remedy the situation. Our steaks are weighed at 150g+ We have these steak portions for a number of reasons, one of them is because the dish has double protein which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$24 - US$56
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?