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Saggio di vino

$$$$European, ,
Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4006
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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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...More

Thank Angiewilliams2001
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
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...More

Thank Silverstreak46
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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

Thank jamesfT823XQ
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
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...More

Thank Kamkya
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...More

Thank Percival S
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

We popped in here on a Wednesday night for dessert, a glass of wine and a coffee. It was delicious. All of it! The jelly tip dessert and the white chocolate mousse with violet sorbet dessert wwere divine. The wine was nice and I love...More

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 26 December 2016

in a stylish - rather elegant but relaxed (and to support that a linen tablecloth would have been nice) - atmosphere, we were treated nicely and politely. The choice of food was limited - with the advantage that the quality and freshness were very good...More

1  Thank derSkeptiker
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The food was excellent. They had a quite extensive list of local wines. They had even some cocktails although the restaurant, as the name indicates, has reputation for good wines. I had fish (my favorite food) and my husband had duck (his favorite food).

Thank nelylee
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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: 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
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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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