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Saggio di vino

Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4006
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

This restaurant has been a special occasion venue for me over the years and was interested to see what the new owner had added to the formula. We had the degustation menu and were delighted by each dish- flavours, presentation, service were all superb and...More

1  Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 9 May 2017

One of Christchurch's finest, but not cheap...actually not even mid range cost. Food, wine and service have always been top notch. Formal by nature. A great 'special event' dining experience

Thank Robbie G
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Hostess was very friendly and explained their dishes very well. Recommended excellent wines for meals ordered. Food was very good. Niece ambiance and good service. Best to make reservation if planning for after 7:00pm dinner.

Thank Maximino G
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We had a celebration dinner at Saggio di Vino in April, having had a very good meal at the restaurant at Christmas time. On both occasions the food has been of a very good standard. Well cooked and great flavours. My only criticism of the...More

Thank grantmac
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hello there Very pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your celebration dinner! Apologies about the lack of fish on the menu that night I would rather serve the freshest line-caught fish possible or not serve it at all! I'm sure my customers appreciate the honesty We...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Wine was great, Food was Ok, expected a bit more in term of portion-wise, service was great as the gentleman was being very professional, but wouldn't come back as there are other places that can provide my stomach a higher satisfaction with the amount of...More

2  Thank Boss P
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This restaurant is fine dining at its best. The service is very good and the wine excellent. The price reflects ts the type of dining experience. The tables and the area is first class. The food is supreme, very well presented, good selection. The wine...More

Thank David Q
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We haven't been here for some time and can say that our expectations were for a better experience than we received. The service was poor with at times having to wait 15 minutes to get drinks. The water was slow in being filled up. The...More

Thank JannienadKev
Reviewed 12 March 2017

What a fantastic experience, we have eaten here a few times over the past years, this time however was with the new owners, what a great occasion. A total treat for the tastebuds, so good it's actually hard to find the words to describe the...More

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We dined here back on the 18th September 2016 for our anniversary dinner. My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the 5-course experience and it was memorable, hence I decided to write a review... It was a bit awkward when we entered the restaurant as the...More

Thank Sonya H
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Let's start with the positive: our food, ingredients, cooking and presentation, was out of the top drawer. Sadly, what we had hoped to be a wonderful evening out was ruined by atrocious service. We were greeted warmly on arrival, and then left for several minutes,...More

Thank 654GregP654
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Questions & Answers
5 October 2017|
Response from Saggiodivino | Property representative |
Hello. There is parking available at the rear off the restaurant, You can reach it by driving down the one-way driveway to the left of Saggio. - David
27 August 2016|
Response from Saggiodivino |
Hi there, Saggio did not close during the change of ownership. We are still open 7 days! Thanks, David Chef Patron
Donald C
8 February 2015|
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Response from alfonso p | Reviewed this property |
This is a very fine restaurant for lovely dinners. Enjoy the high quality wine from a cellar were you can choose between hundreds. Parking close by is not difficult, but not on Victoria street, too busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 56
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-379 4006
  • E-mail
For more than two decades, the charming neighbourhood restaurant and bar welcomes devoted locals and international travellers and holds up its status as the quintessential dining destination with foodies, wine enthusiasts and reviewers alike.
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