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Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria

150 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
+64 3-331 6674
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (56 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“carbonara” (6 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
150 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food, good service, lovely ambience. The Sophia Loren movie playing silently added a bit of nostalgia. I liked the red and white chequered table cloths and the Italian wait staff who added to the Italian feel. There are plenty of options to meet dietary...More

Thank Canberrascooter
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you from all of us Canberrascooter. Lovely words, lovely sentiment!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Takeaway order one large Pollo Pesto pizza. Very expensive, looked terrible, tasted worse and the menu says "Our most popular pizza". Pizza Hut $5.00 pizzas are way better. Avoid this place.

Thank Jimi v
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Fourteen pizzas to choose from Jimi v! Fourteen. 14. Defo, one to suit you... Why you no pick-up de phone and chat 2 us with de problem b4 going all loud and harsh? :(

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a booking for 10 persons on a Saturday night arriving in two car loads. Our booking was for 6:15pm. We were running a little late due to unforeseen circumstances, my wife rang to let them know we would be late. My car load...More

3  Thank Bobby M
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sorry things weren't ready for you this time (thanks for the phone call by the way). You arrived late, but the diners seated before you were having such a lovely time they didn't want to leave (hence the waiter's confusion!). We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time at Formaggio's. Having been to Italy a couple of times, I am sometimes missing the atmosphere and the outstanding food. Formaggio's was definitely a place to come to ease that craving. It is a great venue, not too small not...More

1  Thank tora111
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Grazie mille tora111, Arrivederci a presto.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for an quick week day dinner. Lovely staff the restaurant if warm and inviting. Had a negroni which wasn't great for some reason the bartender put soda water in it, negroni has 3 ingredients not 4. The olives were warm and nicely, generous...More

1  Thank BonnieJames
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate the stars, BonnieJames; lovely balanced review. Negroni - Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth Drop me an email and we'll have the real Negroni ready for you next visit. admin@formaggios.co.nz Cheers, Paige (Team Formaggio's).

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out with friends mid week for a meal and catch-up usually is full of laughter, good food and a drink or two. New to this restaurant, although it’s been there for a long time, we were keen to give it a go. The ambience I...More

Thank kated670
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for the first time tonight for a friend's birthday - an what an experience it was! They can easily double the price of their menu and I will still go back in a heartbeat :) Nice ambience, comfy atmosphere, and super-friendly staff! The...More

1  Thank SamB3622
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Sam B. It's wonderful to have our work affirmed. Formaggio's is a small team of hard-working people who strive to deliver exactly what you describe. Happiness all round.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Wonderful dining experience. Great attentive friendly staff, casual warm ambience and food enjoyed by us all. Looking forward to returning.

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1  Thank rickandtrish
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Excellent, rickandtrish, excellent.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We went to Formaggio’s recently for a group meal. It was wonderful - service was excellent and food very good.

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Thank Milfil
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Milfil. Our Group Menus are great value, plus they ensure smooth service even with 30+ people. We are experienced at looking after groups and enjoy the vibe!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a fabulous place. Great food. Try the garlic bread and mushroom entrees. The staff are friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Out of town a bit so no parking hassles.

Thank DR_NZ2000
FormaggiosNZ, Guest Relations Manager at Formaggio's Restaurant & Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Nice one DR_NZ2000, thank you. Yes, it's a breeze. Formaggio's has parking behind the restaurant (drive in off Colombo Street, between the Police Station and the restaurant). Good to grab your spot early though.

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Mardey_60
24 March 2018|
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Response from FormaggiosNZ | Property representative |
Dear Mardy_60, thank you for your question. Formaggio’s is fully-licensed (no B.Y.O) with a great wine list featuring some excellent drops; all lovingly chosen by our experts to complement our dishes. We are confident you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-331 6674
  • E-mail
Description
A boutique Italian Neighbourhood Restaurant.
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