Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant Pizzeria.

A Christchurch Italian Tradition since 2004!

Join us to experience for yourself why Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is one of Christchurch’s most popular restaurants.

Our bustling “Little Piece of Italy” has been delivering outstanding dining experiences to the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, and the world for more than ten years.  

The vibrancy; warm welcome; efficient, friendly service and delicious Italian-themed and NZ Regional offerings ensure our customers - singles, couples, families, and large groups – return time and time again. 

We happily cater for special dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free diners. If you are booking for a special occasion, or large/small group, our Functions/Group Co-coordinator will take care of all the details for you.

In Spring and Summer our leafy al fresco terraced dining area, overlooking our lovingly-tended native reserve garden and stream is a magical spot.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

We are closed Christmas Day but open every other day of the year!

Open 7 days a week from 5.00 pm until late.  Reservations recommended.

Phone 03 355 4744

Location: 192 Papanui Road, Opposite Merivale Mall.

Fully licenced, with a full bar and cocktail menu.


Recent Reviews

Sunday 1st May (via email)
Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for such a lovely, fun evening last night.  Your staff were friendly and helpful and the menu was spectacular!
 We all enjoyed the delicious food we ordered from our set menu and the chocolate cake was Divine!
 So, thanks again for being so helpful and accommodating, it was much appreciated.
 Kind regards
Recent Trip Advisor Reviews
“Great Italian Food and Atmosphere”
11 April
A great variety of Italian cuisine, well presented. Lovely waitresses , accented by the eccentric owner, living it up,funny and larger than life.
05 April
The restaurant is one of the most renowned in the city for good reasons. The quality of the food and the kindness of the staff show why the place is always very crowded. Favourites are the 300g sirloin steak, the chips and the corn chips with exquisite garlic aioli. The pizzas are also very tasty and well made. Got a chance to meet Luciano, the funny and very kind owner with whom I spoke about italy and his travels, along with some of the restaurant’s history.


“Always a good evening”
28 March
I love the décor in the rear part of the restaurant which adds to the atmosphere of a family run Italian local. The food is well priced with big family pizzas that you can order as half and half options, and great risottos. It’s always busy but never feels hurried.