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Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria

192 Papanui Road | Opposite Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-355 4744
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (152 reviews)
“lasagne” (15 reviews)
“prosciutto” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
192 Papanui Road | Opposite Merivale Mall, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 692 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We wanted to invite family members to celebrate our 2 daughters 17th and 19th birthdays combined and the organisation of this was 10/10. The waiter knew the names of the bill payers in our large group and never missed a beat with drink top ups...More

Thank Kiwitdg
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very authentic italian restaurant with great wines, delicious food and super friendly staff. It was one of our unforgettable experiences during our 2 week campervan trip. By far the best pizza we have had every since. If I'm going to travel again to NewZealand, I...More

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Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 5 days ago

One hundred percent recommend! I live in Wellington and ate here two weeks ago, the meal that I had made such an impression that I'm still thinking about it today. Great pastas, friendly people, and good wine- a must do when you visit christchurch

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Thank laurenvisser2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried somewhere else in Merivale first but did not like the feel, so wandered a bit further until we found Tutto Bene. And what it good find it was. We had great pasta, pizza and tiramisu (although they called it mama cake) washed down...More

Thank Ljk53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived without booking on a Friday night at 6pm. We really were not expecting to be able to get in. The staff managed to squeeze us in, albeit with a short 20min wait. Was entertaining watching the team make and cook pizzas while having a...More

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1  Thank dave_annan
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cheers for the review dave_annan.

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the atmosphere, to the staff and of course the food and drink this restaurant was the nearest thing to a restaurant in Italy I have been to in NZ.

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1  Thank S5346TXphiliph
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kind-of... Italy...without the 40 hour journey?!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice service, nice atmosphere...I would go there anytime!! Got in love with the caneloni and the waitresses were amazing!

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1  Thank Karla M
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ha! Glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and service Karla M; see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here for the first time on a Saturday night and the restaurant was very busy - glad we made a reservation. We were impressed with the service which was quick and efficient. We both loved the food - the beef cheek gnocci was...More

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1  Thank helenjackson303
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pizza recommendations? The Pollo Pesto is our number one seller but, my favourite is the Funghi with its white sauce, porcini, Portobello, goat cheese, black truffle oil, mozzarella and rocket. The Di Carne is pretty full-on with spicy Italian sausage, chicken meatballs, salami, shrimps and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in on a busy wednesday night. Didn't book but found us a table for 2 straight away. Service was friendly and quick as expected. Beautiful bruschetta and g banger garlic bread to start followed by HUGE Spaghetti bolognaise and carbonara. Washed down with a...More

2  Thank Belén T
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Excellent review Belén T - thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting New Zealand this is just up the road from our airnb in St Albans Christchurch, we have had about seven meals there, the food and service is 5 star- well worth a visit😊😊😊

1  Thank Phil F
TuttoBeneRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! Thumbs-up and THANK YOU!

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Geneau C
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
YES! Tutto bene has several pastas and pizzas that are gluten free. AND delicious!
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Geneau C
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Response from Christine R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry did not see this question. I am sure they had gluten free onnthe menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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