Experience for yourself Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria.

A great place to dine in Christchurch, New Zealand.



For a lively dining experience, Tutto Bene Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, in the heart of Merivale, is one of the most popular restaurants in Christchurch.

As you step through the doors, you are transported to a “little piece of Italy”; a lovingly-amassed collection of Italian memorabilia adorns the walls, strains of Italian music fill the air and the atmosphere is bustling.


The culinary vision at Tutto Bene is to create dishes where the ingredients shine through – fresh and authentic.  The hard-working team prepares many ingredients in-house, including smoked salmon, smoked chicken, Italian sausage, gnocchi, lasagne, ricotta, marscapone, ciabatta, grissini, gelato, sorbet and biscotti.


The menu is varied; delicious main courses (including steak and lamb) sit alongside pasta dishes and Tutto Bene’s renowned hand-stretched pizza.  An extensive Italian wine list completes the picture.


Tutto Bene has long been a firm favourite for groups with set menus tailored to the occasion.


During the warmer months, the al fresco dining area, overlooking our conservation reserve garden and stream is a magical spot.


We look forward to welcoming you.


Open 7 days a week from 5.00pm until late

For reservations and takeaway orders; phone 03 3554 744

Fully licenced

Takeaway menu available

Location: 192 Papanui Road (directly opposite the main entrance to Merivale Mall).


Recent reviews

“I love Tutto Bene”
5 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 May 2015
“Wonderful food! Don’t let street view fool you ”
5 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 May 2015
“Amazing Dining Experience”5 of 5 stars
5 of 5 stars5 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 May 2015

“Must Visit Gem” 
Reviewed 23 March 2015

When you walk into the welcoming restaurant, you are greeted by a lovely staff member who promptly takes you to your seat and offers to grab you a beverage. The atmosphere is buzzing, the patrons loud, and the promising smell of the food to come irresistible. The menu is extensive, catering to every taste. The food after it quickly arrives is mouth watering, cooked to perfection, and a true translation from authentic Italian Nonna’s cooking. Dessert was fabulous. And the recommended wine to die for. If you haven’t been already, you must. Book your next friends, couples, or solo night here. You will NOT be disappointed!


“Great Italian Food”
Reviewed 20 March 2015

This looks a small restaurant from the front but it has a large room at the back. It was packed and deservedly so given the quality of the food. The pasta and seafood were outstanding. It was nice to have a good choice of Italian wines for a change. Service was flawless. Great end to our NZ trip


“Great Dining Experience and Great Food”
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We ate here on Saturday 14th March 2015, we booked in advance and pleased we did as it was very busy, when we arrived we seated straight away, we had drinks and then ordered.
We didn’t wait long even with how busy the restaurant was for our starters and we were very impressed!!
The main courses came out in a timely manner and again these were great!!
The whole experience was great, the food, the atmosphere, the staff.
I would recommend this place to anyone.

The place is busy and we were advised that it can be noisy when there is a lot of people, I didn’t find it noisy just a lot of people talking and enjoying good food and good company, me and my wife could still hold a good level volume conversation.

Thank you Tutto Bene


“That’s Amore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 October 2014

We had a late function on a sunday night at Tutto Bene of 60 people. Fab food, atmosphere and service, and a great place to host a large group function. Bit of a fave for a dinner with group of friends too. The new owners are doing a fantastic job of keeping an institutional Christchurch eatery one of the top Italian restaurants in town. Can’t wait for some alfresco wining and dining in the newly renovated courtyard this summer!