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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb loin” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Carlton Butchery Building | 179 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first meal that all 6 of us joined the “clean plate club” at same meal. We’ve been a bit disappointed about the food offerings on our trip. Finally, we found a restaurant that offered excellently prepared and imaginative food. Service was a...More

Thank Joan A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had been here for a work function in December (see previous 5* review) and thought it was the perfect place for a special family meal. Atmosphere was still great and the food was beautiful- just one minor issue which was resolved. The service previously...More

Thank smg38
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Visited this resaurant as we were staying in the locality for a few days and am so pleased that we found it. This is possibly one of the best restaurants in New Zealand and is up there with some of the best that we have...More

Thank LancashireDavid63
Reviewed 5 February 2018

A pleasant surprise visit to saggio di vino that was an invite by my sister & husband, on their last night in New Zealand and as she said, "This may be the last time we see each other" (as you do as immigrant from the...More

Thank Marcel L
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We stopped when we saw the sign for a blind wine tasting and if we guessed the tasting was free. We ended up meeting the owner and coming back for dinner. The wine selection is excellent as the name of the restaurant would suggest and...More

Thank JR M
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Our dining experience with the 5 course degustation was superb. Excellent service and the food was sublime. Can highly recommend. The wine list is extensive and the staff very helpful and not at all overbearing.

Thank Rosebank430
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived at the door to have it opened for us by a very friendly well groomed individual who later attended to our every need. His knowledge of matching great wines with every course was outstanding. The other staff were very attentive to all our needs,...More

Thank nyleak
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Saggio once again met all expectations. We had a 5 course degustation with matching wines and everything was outstanding. The food was delicious and the wines were matched perfectly. The service was also excellent - attentive and knowledgeable but not over bearing. Highly recommended!

Thank TulipsNZ
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We attended a group Christmas function- from the outset it was fantastic. The setting was private yet spacious. The service was impeccable- knowledgeable, discrete and attentive with out being intrusive, probably the best service I have experienced in the city. The food was the main...More

Thank smg38
Reviewed 25 November 2017

On a quiet Monday evening we had the honor to be assisted by the chef/patron - we discussed the wine and optional dishes - the results were excellent -neither my wife, or I usually order chicken out - a mistake, we learned if is up...More

Thank thecommissioner41
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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