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Italian, European
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fresh pasta, flavour filled sauces, amazing garlic bread and awesome service. I am sure the locals are all over this little Italian place. It is hidden away in an alley and was full when we arrived. lucky there is a second dining room and we...got to enjoy the experience of eating here. Loved the food and service hereMore

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Waited an hour between entree and main. Ordered garlic bread had two small slices for 3 of us. Mains were very sweet like a heated up beef stir fry with sugar added. So disappointing. The waitress did her best won't fault her service.

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 24 May 2022 via mobile

Delighted to find this small gem fully deserves its online praise! Reminiscent of Flour & Water in my home town of San Francisco, Chichi Kitchen (a clever trilingual pun) has nailed the niche of a restrained menu of pasta, perfectly prepared. The owner/chef & staff...were generous & friendly to this solo diner, sharing their perspective on the rapidly evolving CHCH food scene. Their garlic bread redefines the genre, & the mushroom ravioli was an umami bomb, pairing nicely with both a glass of Barbera & Otago Pinot. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 13 May 2022

Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Christchurch. Food is superb, atmosphere is great, and service is excellent. I have food allergies and Chef takes extra care to ensure I get an appropriate meal – which is always delicious. Lots of food options including gluten...free. We have been back numerous times. Very highly recommend.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 March 2022

I was expecting a flash restaurant that matched all these wonderful reviews. It isn’t . But sooooooo what !! It’s all about the food . We’ve travelled to Italy on several occasions and would have been very happy to experience this same kind of quality...there . We are now confirmed regulars !! Well done Kitchen and staff .More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 28 February 2022

I came across this wonderful place on Instagram and thought I would give it a try. Honestly, the best Italian in town!! It’s in fact the best Italian I have had in NZ to date! Finally found somewhere that tastes just like the food in...Italy itself! I had the squid ink pasta which was divine! A friend had the rosè chicken which I also had to try! So tasty! Could not recommend enough!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 14 February 2022

By far the best pasta I’ve ever had. The garlic bread was also amazing. They do one thing and wow do they do it well. No hesitation in recommending.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 30 December 2021

Got here again after last year finding this little gem and I was again blown away with the quality and taste of their food! Everything is so good. They accommodated special requests no problem and the chef came to check if it was to our...liking… where does this happen anymore? Very friendly staff and great quality food.. will come to Christchurch again just to eat here 🙂More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 30 September 2021

I am planning another trip to Christchurch just so i can eat here! The garlic bread is the best i have ever eaten. My Pasta was so yummy i didn't want it to end, so fresh and the flavour was delicious, The waiter was very...friendly and helpfulMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021

What a great find. We were visiting Christchurch and looked on google for a nice Italian restaurant. It didn’t disappoint. It is a small restaurant but nice and cosy. Our meals were outstanding and friendly staff. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: July 2021
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5