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Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria

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192 Papanui Road | Opposite Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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17:00 - 23:00
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

booked at 5pm with a toddler, soon as we arrived they gave our son crayons and paper (Italians love of the bambino) we started with a garlic bread, fresh hot and tasty. i ordered cannelloni and my wife lasagna, both very geneous portions, nicely flavored and presented. we shared a tiramisu which was (as far as i know) authentic and... More 

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Thank jess h
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

superb jess h, glad enjoyed your journey round our menu; cheers! More 

Oamaru, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone at our table was impressed with their delish authentic italian meals. Great service - friendly, attentive and food arrived in no time! Will definately be back and recommending to others!

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Thank cyndi409
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Oh cyndi409, you're a star in our books! Arriverderci a presto, Paige (TTB). More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fact that this more-or-less suburban reastaurant was almost full on a Monday night - and again on Wednesday - tells you more about it than the few gripes below. We had pasta on the Monday (seafood for me, lasagna for my wife), and lamb rack and fish on the Wednesday, and enjoyed them both. the atmosphere is great, too... More 

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Thank Peter S
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review Peter S; what a great attitude you have! Our team works super-hard to deliver a great experience. We admit to the odd mistake (we are not robots) but we are passionate about what we do and... You've made our day! xx More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 8 adults dined here on a Tuesday evening. Wait staff were excellent, starters and drinks were served quickly and they did not disappoint. We shared the scallops, garlic pizza, calamari and warmed olives. All delicious. Mains soon followed, various pizza and pasta dishes along with the venison for myself and the veal saltimbocca for my husband. Could... More 

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Thank Linda A
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Uplifting reviews like yours make it all worthwhile Linda A. Grazie. More 

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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1 out of 3 dishes, the pizza was good, the Saltimbocca should have been tender, it sounded delicious, it was like a salty dried up turkey breast, the pasta dish was OK but not special, too much of a mixed bag to try it again, seems it's a bit of a lottery.

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

Hi Tim O I agree with you, I think that our chance in life is "a bit of a lottery". Tutto Bene is an amazing community of people (staff, suppliers and our all important guests). The first two are trying their hardest to deliver great outcomes for the third. Mostly we get it right, not always, though. We respond well... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We left hungry and with a desire to brush our teeth. Pasta sauce had a taste of burnt plastic. When we informed the kitchen, chef commented "Maybe you are not used to oregano". Apart from the plastic taste, food was bland (pasta, sauce, an the bruschette) and not italian at all. Staff was very friendly though. We did not have... More 

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Thank Nils K
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Dear Nils K, Thanks for acknowledging our excellent front of house staff. They do amazingly well, serving people from all over the globe (with a multitude of requirements and differing palates); we are very proud of them. I was pleased they addressed your concerns by responding quickly, checking the quality of your dish, and working with you... finally resolving your... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is good here especially from the owner, we visited on a fairly busy night as well. We had three dishes which ranged in quality, the Spaghetti Roberto was spicy and really nice, the Fettuccine Posillipo and Risotto Piselli were just average for us though. The Risotto in particuar lacked the sage flavour and was fairly bland. Maybe we... More 

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TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Great balanced review DKFC; thank you. The Spaghetti Roberto is our most popular pasta dish; the house-made Italian sausage and 'secret-recipe' chicken meatballs deliver the WOW factor! I've noted your comments on the other two dishes as well. Next time, perhaps our Beef Cheek Gnocchi? It doesn't have the kick of the Spaghetti Roberto , but it's a feel-good autumn-warmer...... More 

San Jose
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106 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our goals while visiting New Zealand was to eat some good Italian food. Tired and hungry after a long flight to Christchurch we stumbled upon Tutto Bene while exploring the Merivale district. Seeing the business of the place once we stepped inside was a good sign we were at the right spot. We were fortunate to snag one... More 

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Thank freeamac
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Our staff will love reading your uplifting review freeamac (particularly as you are so well-travelled). Front of House and Kitchen give their 'all' on those busy nights; your kind words validate their efforts. Thank you for stumbling upon us. Paige (part of the team). More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Monday night and was packed! Have been here a couple of times now, great ambience, staff and the food always great. Highly recommended.

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Thank Chris B
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Great to know Chris B; thank you. More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was very busy on both of the nights we went, but we were lucky enough to get a table both times. Once was as a couple and once with 6 friends. Food was absolutely delicious! Many tried the lasagne and declared it superb! I had the hazelnut chicken and it was divine! Others tried several different pastas and... More 

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Thank Glenis H
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this review

Couple ambiance? TICK. Small group ambiance? TICK. Next time how about joining us as part of a large group? We often welcome groups of 30 +. We have excellent group menus & our dedicated kitchen and wait staff work hard to ensure everything runs smoothly. Until next time... Thanks so much Glenis H. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Papanui Road | Opposite Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 4744
Description
Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant Pizzeria is one of the most popular restaurants in Christchurch.

Be transported to a “little piece of Italy” as you step through the doors. View our lovingly-amassed collection of Italian memorabilia on the walls, breathe in the delicious aromas of pizza and pause for a moment to take in the atmosphere.


Our culinary vision is to deliver to you a mix of dishes - Italian- style and local favourites.

The menu is varied; delicious main courses (including steak and lamb) sit alongside pasta dishes and Tutto Bene’s renowned pizza (Tutto Bene crust ~ Tutto Bene combinations!). The hard-working team prepares many ingredients in-house, including Italian sausage, gnocchi, ravioli, ricotta, ciabatta, grissini, gelato, sorbet and biscotti.
An extensive Italian wine list completes the picture.


Friday / Saturday has a really bustling, busy vibe to it - early week is quieter and Sunday is perfect for a family dinner. Tutto Bene is a firm favourite for groups with group menus tailored to the occasion and details taken care of by our groups co-ordinator.

Gluten-free? Dairy-free? Vegan? Allergies? talk to us and we can accommodate your dietary requirements.

During the warmer months, the al fresco dining area, overlooking our native 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?