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Saggio di vino

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European, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4006
17:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking to order and appreciate great wine with your meals, then this place has some fantastic drops on offer at very reasonable glass prices, although some of the bottle prices did seem out of ratio to this. You won't find your main stream supermarket drops here so provides a nice change to many other local restaurants. The food... More 

Thank Kamkya
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

fist time was average to good second time confirmed that it was simply not worth the money. the fillet steak was about the same size as a button mushroom about 2 large mouthfuls. wine overpriced as well. The service could not be faulted creme brûlée nice coffee as well.

Thank Percival S
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please do voice your concerns on the night so either my staff or myself can do something to remedy the situation. Our steaks are weighed at 150g+ We have these steak portions for a number of reasons, one of them is because the dish has double protein which... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in here on a Wednesday night for dessert, a glass of wine and a coffee. It was delicious. All of it! The jelly tip dessert and the white chocolate mousse with violet sorbet dessert wwere divine. The wine was nice and I love that you could buy in 50ml 100ml or 125ml (or something like that) glasses -... More 

Thank Marie S
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in a stylish - rather elegant but relaxed (and to support that a linen tablecloth would have been nice) - atmosphere, we were treated nicely and politely. The choice of food was limited - with the advantage that the quality and freshness were very good indeed. Impressive collection of wines served by the glass. A little bit too expensive (a... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The food was excellent. They had a quite extensive list of local wines. They had even some cocktails although the restaurant, as the name indicates, has reputation for good wines. I had fish (my favorite food) and my husband had duck (his favorite food).

Thank nelylee
Auckland, New Zealand
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111 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Everything here was OK, there was nothing that jumped out at me and made me say "hell I'll be back again". It anything I thought meh, I probably won't rush back. Having made a booking a week or so in advance we were placed at a table right beside the door, so that every time someone came or went we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We dined here on 18/11/16, a Friday nite, with 2 overseas guests and two couples. This is not the first time at this restaurant but the first since the ownership has changed and it is a very nice place for a treat. The food was very very good, great flavor and presentation. However, there were two things that took the... More 

Thank mckiwi2016
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this review

Hi mckiwi2016 Thanks for the review! Your feedback is much appreciated. I Will pass your comments about service on to my staff. Agree the coffee should be served after the desserts but this is entirely up to you guys! But nobody wants cold coffee right?! We do hope we can make it up to you next time! Regards, David Napier... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We came for dinner at 8 pm, 4 or 5 couples. Some didn't have starters, only the mains. The mains came at 10:15 pm. It explains it all - our annoyance, disappointment, etc. The service is too slow for such a high price of meals and drinks. Vines are too dear. Mine smallest portion of usually cheap Riesling was $18.... More 

1 Thank Anchousik
Saggiodivino, Owner at Saggio di vino, responded to this review

Hi Anchousik I appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Thanks for describing your table to me ,now I can put together an appropriate response. Judging by my records, I'm aware your group of 12 walked in without making a booking on a busy Saturday night, We of course did our best to accommodate you but I must... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Felt like Italian food so went to this restaurant which was the first one I saw driving from the hotel. It has got a nice setting but much more expensive than I thought. The menu is not rich and definitely not up to Italian standard. At the end we ordered a beef fillet as it is the same price as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Food is good... in fact much better than what you expect when you're choosing which dish to order, particularly as we initially struggled to choose a dish for our main. There are only 2 things that could be better: 1. I had a glass of champagne for my aperitif. It's not good value for money. I don't like places that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$56
European, New Zealand, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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