Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria.

A Christchurch Italian Tradition since 2004…

Join us tonight! 

Experience for yourself why Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria remains one of Christchurch’s most popular restaurants.

Our bustling “little piece of Italy” has been delivering an outstanding dining experience to the people of Christchurch, New Zealand, and the world for more than ten years.  Arancini Siciliani

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

We welcome singles, couples and families and large group bookings.  If you are planning a special occasion, talk to our functions/group co-coordinator Paige and she will take care of all the details.

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free?  We have options 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 are closed Christmas Day but open every other day of the year from 5.00 pm until late.  

Reservations recommended (especially Friday and Saturday!)

Phone 03 355 4744

Location: 192 Papanui Road, Opposite Merivale Mall.Tutto-Bene-kitchen-food-shots-2

Fully licenced, with a full bar and cocktail menu.


 Recent Trip Advisor Reviews

“An Upbeat Mix of Atmosphere and Excellent Food”
Visited July 2016
I visited Tutte Bene located in the heart of Merivale, Christchurch, while I was travelling in the city.

It is a spacious and open restaurant with warm decor. It is a busy restaurant, which thrives off of the energy of the patrons and guests and this makes for a fun and enjoyable evening.

The Italian menu is delicious with fresh, high quality ingredients, which is put together by skilled chefs. The staff are very friendly and helpful.

I will certainly be visiting this restaurant again during any future travels to Christchurch.


“Lively busy Italian restaurant with great food and friendly helpful service”

July 2016

Gorgeous ravioli and the children loved the pizza! Always wholesome hearty and delicious food with a good range of really good wines. The restaurant has a great lively buzz, the staff are helpful and cheerful, especially Mai.

“Par excellence”July 2016We took our 10 year old grandson to this as he expressed his wish to try Italian. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal and ate more than he does at home. We also enjoyed the meal very much. Having been to Italy a few times we agreed that Tutto Bene is more authentic than most other Italian restaurants we have tried in Christchurch before. Place appears to be small from the street but was surprisingly large

“Family Birthday Celebration”
22 May
Our large group opted for the 3 course set menu. The starter was two huge platters of antipasti, followed by a choice from around 8 mains and 2 deserts. The platters included prosciuto, mortadella, salami, smoked salmon, olives,artichokes, mediterranean vegies, breads, spreads and house made pizza bread – so fresh and delicious. Several people in our group had pizza’s which they enjoyed. I had cannelloni filled with spinach and house made ricotta a tomato sauce and chargrilled vegetables. Another in the group had Beef Cheek Gnocchi which he thoroughly enjoyed. The deserts were another hit; a choice of gelati or tiramisu. A great finish to a very enjoyable meal. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was lively. The restaurant was packed with diners which pays testament to the great food and service.