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.

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.

B.Y.O. wine option is available*

*Conditions apply; please ask.




 Recent Trip Advisor Reviews


November 2016

There is something really special about this place. Went there twice in the 4 days we were in Christchurch. Fabulous authentic food – I had the same meal at every sitting – (the chicken meatball and Italian sausage spaghetti…wow, good wine list including some lovely Sicilian drops, attentive friendly service and great ambiance (including 1960s Italian movies featuring Sophia Loren playing on big screens around the place). Cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

“ Nice Authentic Italian”

November 2016

Early dinner, we got our choice of seats. Boy did this place fill up quick!
Nice easy affordable good Italian food. The braised beef ravioli was Superb!
Would happily visit again to try more next time we’re in Christchurch.

“This place was our first meal in NZ”

October 2016

It was a chance choice that we went to tutti bene and turned out to be our best meal for the trip, and we all our meals were excellent, it was that good that we made it our last evening meal as well, the girl that served me remembered us from ten days prior which I thought was unbelievable,
The service was excellent as was the Italian atmosphere of the place and the staff there were very friendly even though the place was very busy which is generally a good indicator that a place is very good
Cheers and enjoy


October 2016

A fantastic dining experience with excellent ‘real’ Italian food; friendly, knowledgeable service and great ambience. Busy and buzzy on a Sunday evening but no negative impact on course delivery times. We shared an antipasto platter that had a well-chosen, interesting, combination of ingredients and made a tasty starter. I had the slow-cooked beef ravioli, and my friend the seafood risotto . They were both scrumptious. Coffee was high-quality and the cost was very reasonable. We’ve been before and we’ll be back again! Sue P