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Restaurant Menu

ANTIPASTI (Appetisers)

Antipasto Misto
The classic way to start your Tutto Bene dining experience.
Italian & local delicacies:  prosciutto, mortadella & salami; smoked salmon & white anchovies; boccocini; marinated olives, artichokes, Mediterranean vegetables; and tapenade & pesto.
Served with Tutto Bene grissini, ciabatta & focaccia
Arancini Siciliani  [v]
We crumb then lightly fry our taleggio & roasted red pepper risotto balls.  Deliziosi!  Served with smoky-tomato aioli
Funghi Ripieni [gf v]
Baked Portobello mushrooms filled with house-made ricotta, sundried tomato & basil
Chargrilled Chilli Calamari [gf df]
Served with capers, kalamata olives, tomatoes, mixed leaves & lemon vinaigrette
Gamberoni alla Griglia [gf]
Juicy grilled king prawns with parsley, garlic & chilli
Scallops con Prosciutto [gf df]
Pan-seared scallops on sweet pea puree with crispy prosciutto & pinenuts
Prosciutto e Melone [gf df]
Sweet rock melon, salty San Daniele prosciutto and rocket ~ ‘Mamma Mia!’
Bene Chowder
Our luxurious saffron-infused chowder is packed with fresh fish, prawns, mussels, smoked salmon and vegetables.  Served with grilled ciabatta

Bread ~ Olives

Bruschetta Classica [df v]
Toasted focaccia topped with garlic, sliced tomato, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar 
Bruschetta con burrata e prosciutto
Toasted focaccia topped with Tutto Bene burrata, basil pesto and crispy prosciutto 
Pizza Bread
Our signature flat bread is baked with a delicious combination of garlic, cheese, chilli & pesto
Panne all’Aglio [v]
Tutto Bene loaf baked with garlic & herb butter
Warmed Olive Marinate [gf df v]
Succulent kalamata & green Sicilian olives marinated in lemon, chilli, garlic & rosemary
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White meat dishes are served with creamy potato gratin
& fresh seasonal vegetables  37.5

Pollo al Chianti [gf]
Succulent free-range chicken leg sautéed with smoked bacon, mushrooms, onion, garlic and thyme then braised in chianti vino rosso
Pollo Squisito [gf]
Chargrilled free-range chicken breast finished in frangelico-laced creamy mushroom sauce and garnished with roasted hazelnuts
Vitello Saltimbocca [gf]
White veal stuffed with artichoke and sage, wrapped with prosciutto, then pan-fried and served with a marsala jus
Scallopine Parmigiana
White veal baked in a light parmesan crust, topped with chargrilled eggplant & a roast capsicum sauce


NZ’s finest beef, aged for a minimum of 28 days
~ Supplied by Traiteur of Merivale ~

All our steaks are served with creamy potato gratin
& chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables  39.5

Beef Fillet
300 gram premium fillet; or
400 gram marbled sirloin steak; or
500 gram classic T-Bone (what more can we say)

Grilled to your liking with your choice of:

  • rosemary & garlic;
  • mushroom red wine; or
  • brandy & green pepper jus


Showing some of our best regional produce – all 39.5

Canterbury Lamb Rack [gf]
Succulent chargrilled Canterbury lamb rack served with kumara, green beans, olives, crispy parsnip & parsley
Wild South Island Venison
Pan-roasted Wild South Island venison loin with spicy venison sausage, served with sweet pumpkin puree and green beans
Market Fish
Changes frequently depending on the weather and how the fishing is progressing out there
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 CONTORNI (Side Orders)

Della Casa [gf df v]
Salad of mixed leaves with tomato, cucumber, grated carrot, red onion, black olives & Italian dressing
Verdure Grigliate [gf v]
Chargrilled zucchini, eggplant, capsicum & red onion served with shaved parmesan & pinenuts
Beans & Olives [df gf v]
Fresh green beans sautéed with garlic, olives & tomato
Patatine Fritte [gf df v]
Chunky-cut fries served with our classic aioli
Polenta Chips [gf v]
Crispy, soft-centred golden polenta chips served with our classic aioli 


One size ~ 17.5

Tutto Salad [gf]
Grilled chicken breast, salami, bocconcini, cherry tomatoes, mixed lettuce, basil and balsamic vinaigrette
Goat Cheese, Prosciutto & Walnut Salad [gf df]
Goat cheese, prosciutto, baby beetroot leaves, rocket and walnuts
Del Pastore [gf df v]
Pecorino romano cheese with fresh pear, iceberg, baby spinach and toasted hazelnuts

Menu per Bambini

Bambini Only Please

Choose your pasta dish. Ice cream sundae to finish 19.5

Spaghetti Bolognese
A favourite for children
Penne Napolitana [v]
Penne sautéed with fresh tomato and basil
Fettuccine Alfredo
Chicken & zucchini tossed in a creamy sauce
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Available in two sizes: Medio/Grande [gf options available on request]

Traditional Spaghetti [v option avail]
Choose either a hearty ragu Bolognese, or vegetarian arrabiata [v] sauce
19.5 26.5
Spaghetti Roberto
A Tutto Bene favourite.  Italian sausage & chicken meatballs in a basil, tomato & garlic sauce
20.5 26.5
‘Best Ever’ Lasagne
House lasagne baked with layers of delicious ragu Bolognese and bechamel sauce.  Served with chargrilled vegetables
20.5 26.5
Cannelloni Fiorentina [v]
Filled with spinach, house ricotta & parmesan then baked with Napoli sauce. Served with chargrilled vegetables
20.5 26.5
Braised Beef Ravioli
Our slow-braised beef ravioli is served in a deliciously creamy onion, Portobello mushroon & roasted capsicum sauce
22.5 28.5
Fettuccine Carbonara
Fettuccine tossed with seared pancetta & zucchini in a rich cream, egg yolk & parmesan sauce
 19.5 26.5
Fettuccine Posillipo
Prawns, scallops, squid & mussels sautéed with garlic, chilli, tomato & vino bianco 
 23.5 29.5
Penne Pollo
A tangy blend of Napoli sauce, grilled chicken, sundried tomatoes, black olives & capers
 19.5 26.5
Pasta del Giorno
Pasta Chef’s whim.  Please ask your wait-staff
 22.5  28.5


One size ~ 24.9

Risotto Ligure [gf]
Riviera risotto with prawns, scallops, squid, mussels & clams.  Simmered in vino bianco and garnished with chopped parsley
Risotto ai Funghi [gf v]
Rich and creamy mushroom risotto with porcini, Portobello
& truffle oil
Risotto Piselli & Zucca [gf v]
Butternut pumpkin & pea risotto finished with mascarpone, crispy sage & pinenuts
Gnocchi Puttanesca
House-made gnocchi tossed with olives, anchovies, capers, chilli & garlic.  Served in Napoli sauce with basil & shaved parmesan
Beef Cheek Gnocchi
Sticky slow-braised beef cheek mixed with house-made potato gnocchi & leeks.  Garnished with shaved parmesan
Melanzane Al Forno [gf v]
Classic North Italian dish ~ eggplant baked with Napoli sauce, basil & parmesan.  With chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables

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Tutto Bene crust – Tutto Bene combinations

Two sizes Medio 30cm/Grande 40cm [gf options available]

Margherita [v]
Napoli sauce, tomato, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and parmesan
22.5 32.5
Fiorentina [v]
Napoli sauce, tomato, spinach, ricotta, olives, mozzarella, parmesan & pinenuts
 23.5 33.5
Napoli sauce, tomato, mozzarella, roast chicken, pineapple, avocado & mascarpone
 24.5 34.5
Di Mare
Napoli sauce, tomato, calamari, shrimps, mussels, capsicum, capers, anchovies, black olives & mozzarella
 25.5 35.5
Pollo Pesto
Our most popular pizza. Basil pesto, smoked chicken, tomato, avocado, mozzarella & parmesan
 24.5 34.5
Napoli sauce, tomato, salami, ham, mushroom, capsicum, black olives & mozzarella
 24.5 34.5
Napoli sauce, smoked salmon, tomato, red onion, capers, dill & mozzarella
 24.5 34.5
New Zealand Favourite
Napoli sauce, double ham, pineapple & mozzarella
Quattro Stagioni
Napoli sauce, artichoke, ham, mushroom, salami, shrimps, capers & mozzarella
 24.5 34.5
Napoli sauce, spicy Italian sausage, blue cheese, mushroom & mozzarella, garnished with prosciutto & rocket  
 25.5 35.5
Back by popular demand!  Napoli sauce, salami, anchovies, olives, tomato, garlic & chilli
 24.5 34.5
Di Carne
Napoli sauce, spicy Italian sausage, chicken meatballs, ham, salami, mushroom, black olives & mozzarella
 25.5 35.5
Quattro Formaggio [v]
White-sauce with blue cheese, mozzarella, mascarpone, parmesan & toasted walnuts
 24.5 34.5
Funghi [v]
White-sauce with porcini, Portobello, goat cheese & mozzarella with black truffle oil-crème fraiche & rocket
 24.5 34.5
Calzone Paradiso
A folded pizza with Italian salami, smoked chicken, sundried tomato, mozzarella, ricotta & capsicum
 24.5 34.5
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