Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

This elegant restaurant and bar puts a vibrant twist on the classic Italian trattoria.

Dine inside the stylish restaurant, or head to the beautiful terracotta courtyard and relax under the fairy light canopy. As the sun sets, their moody Veto Bar comes alive, attracting Christchurch diners who are hungry for a great cocktail and bite to eat.

Inspired by traditional Italian recipes, Baretta’s menu focuses on artisan ingredients, simple cooking methods and stunning flavours. Choose from small plates and sharing dishes, like the antipasto platter or the jalapeno cheese fondue, before moving onto their exquisite pizza, pasta, salad and classic mains.

With a superb wine list, warm hospitality and live music (including guest DJs later in the evening), Baretta promises a stylish dining experience in the heart of Christchurch.

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Baretta
174 St Asaph Street
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Monday – Tuesday: 4:00pm - late
Wednesday – Sunday: 11:30am - late

Phone: 03 260 2600
Website: baretta.co.nz/

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Baretta
Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Baretta accepts American Express

Reviews

Daisy Higgins

Really good. The service was outstanding and the food matched. Great cocktails too. I hadn't eaten here for a couple of years, and was delighted with the level of care and food.

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Calvin Ralph Delizo

Had an amazing date night with my wife. Ambiance, service and food were on point.

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Barry Tomkinson

fantastic meal with great service, will definately be going back :-)

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We celebrated Fathers Day in style. Lovely good and even better service. Highly recommend!

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Kevin Berry

Charming restaurant with an air of luxury. Food and service were both excellent. We will definitely return.

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Gem Cave

Incredible food, generous portions!!! and wonderful friendly service. We had all 3 courses and were not disappointed at all!!! The sticky date pudding and pork belly were the highlights!! Lovely atmosphere. We loved it so much that we will 100%be going back even at full price. Was a great choice to celebrate the big 30th!!! Highly recommended

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Dion Manson

We have walked passed Bareta a number of times and finally popped in to have a meal on date night. On a winter evening, we found it very warm and toasty and very nicely decorated. Our Russian waiter was very attentive but not overbearing and very much liked his friendly and polite demeanour. We had the Wakanui beef and Crispy pork and it was absolutely delicious. They were very accommodating with my allergies and checked in on the alternate option to make sure I was ok with it. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and keen to come back to try the 5 course degustation!

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Bobby Mulken

Bloody good around., great atmosphere, great place, great staff, great food. Love it, only twice I’ve eaten here and it’s one of my favourites if not my favourite bar and restaurant in Christchurch- top marks Baretta

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Lee Lawson

The service and food were exceptional thanks for a wonderful meal, the fillet steak was perfect we will definitely be back

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Our first experience with using First Table and we went to Baretta in Christchurch. Very highly recommended. The food was wonderful, good sized portions and good timing between courses. 2 wait staff looked after the whole restaurant, and worked really well together. I can't fault the night and will definitely be back.

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Diana Saxton

Had a very enjoyable family dining experience at Baretta celebrating our son's birthday. Staff were attentive, food and cocktails were delicious, the setting was lovely. it was great value for a special occasion. Will be back to try the degustation menu. Thanks for your hospitality and having first table.

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Warm and inviting on a cold evening. It was a very cold night so to walk into Baretta and find the restaurant warm was a good start to a lovely early evening meal. We shared the Creole Fried Chicken to start and felt there was plenty there for two of us. Followed by the 200gm Wakanui Fillet that was ordered by one of us and was cooked to perfection also packed with taste, served with mash and vegetables. And Crispy Pork Belly with apple slaw and sweet potato rosti was delicious. The food was hot and there was plenty of it. We couldn't fit in a dessert. The service was prompt and attentive. There were groups as well as many couples and families dining. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Excellent service from the staff at Baretta last night. The staff were very attentive at all times. We had a 4 year old with us who was very well looked after. Lovely atmosphere and surroundings. Keep up the good work guys - we shall definitely be back! Cheers Adrienne

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Zoe Sprott

Great experience at Baretta! Delicious starters which are good for sharing, loved the Fried Ravioli and Arancini, both delicious! Pizza's were great too, big size and staff were friendly and allowed you to take home any leftovers. Even had room for dessert which was great! Would recommend the cheesecake! Will definitely be coming back!

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This visit was smooth and totally enjoyable from start to finish.
Our waiter (Courtney) was efficient, friendly and helpful, appropriately attentive and professional in every way.

The food was superb, I had Snapper with a very generous plate of deliciously cooked seasonal vegetables my friend had chicken pizza which was apparently also delicious.

The cocktails were superb also.

All in all a very satisfying preliminary to a theatre evening. I will be going back.

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Joanna Dabrowski

From the moment we arrived we enjoyed the atmosphere and decor. The waitress was welcoming and efficient. Our orders were placed and the food arrived very quickly. I had 2 entrees for my main, the arancini balls and the seared tuna. They were both fantastic dishes, loved the freshness of the watermelon soaked in rose water. The others had the monk fish and tagliatelle dishes. Both were also delicious. Affogatos were asked for dessert, they weren't on the menu and these were accepted with grace by the staff who were happy to make them. We also had the lemon tart and cheese platter. Both were excellent ways to end dinner with. Would highly recommend Baretta to any one wanting a delicious night out.

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Deborah Davids

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. It was a long overdue family reunion with three generations present, which can be a little tricky for choice of food. The menu was not extensive but certainly everyone found something which we enjoyed, including a vegetarian. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Surroundings felt luxurious and noise from the bar alongside not loud or off putting. A great night - thank you :)

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Jacqui Williamson

Great cost place with a nice vibe. Food was delicous and I'm a tough critic. The staff were enthusiastic and efficient. Will go back if in Christchurch again.

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Kathy Viney

We had a wonderful evening at Barretta. The staff were warm, caring, and helpful. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. The menu isn’t huge, but they do a fantastic job and have all the bases covered. We all left saying it was a great restaurant and we definitely want to come back again.

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Nicki J Hayles

We enjoyed our evening at Baretta, the food was enjoyable, very fresh and nicely put together, and the service was really friendly and attentive.

We both ordered the fish of the day, which was a piece of crumbed snapper and a piece of crumbed salmon, with a nice sauce. It was accompanied by beetroot chips and a nice beetroot tart with microgreens on top. We added a side of fries to share.
We both enjoyed our meals, the highlights being the lovely fresh snapper and the crispy fries.

Our desserts were creme brulee and chocolate pudding. The creme brulee was really nice, it was the better of the two desserts, with the chocolate pudding needing a bit more sauce, but still tasty.

We felt well looked after all night, and the restaurant setting is beautiful. I highly recommend Baretta for a night out

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Eleanor Frances

Such a beautiful restaurant, the service was spot on - from offering to take our coats, to topping up water glasses throughout the night, great description and menu knowledge and really friendly and welcoming staff! The food was absolutely delicious, I require gluten free meals and our server had great knowledge of the menu... I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t order the risotto gluten free and opted for a pizza instead however, I was extremely happy with my choice. THE BEST gluten free pizza base I have ever eaten! Our server told me it was house made and honestly it tasted amazing and others at the table couldn’t tell it was gluten free!
Overall an extremely positive dining experience and I would go back any day of the week and recommend 100% recommend Baretta!!

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We had a fabulous night. Thank you. Lovely and warm and welcoming and delicious food. Great service too. Between us we had the beef wellington, the pork belly, the fish and the chicken mushroom pasta. They were all delicious and very generous serves with lots of delicious vegetables on the side. The chicken mushroom pasta was the most flavoursome I have ever had. Yummy. We shared the chocolate pudding for dessert and it was really a melting lava cake and it was very impressive. Scrumptious.

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Jennifer Pope

Great atmosphere and the staff were wonderful and friendly.
Dessert was a highlight with a chocolate pudding and gooey chocolate inside!
The beef wellington was 10/10 and so were the pizzas! A big food and drinks menu to choose from.

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Caleb Vercoe

Great dinner experience. Welcomed by the front of house staff well, taken to our table, talked through the menu and then the staff timed coming to ask us for our orders just after we had actually looked at the menu's. Perfect dinner out. Thanks!

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Beautiful decor. Great lightning for a romantic meal. Was a bit cold because they kept the main door open all night on a cold Canterbury night. Bring a jersey if you are dining in the winter.
Amazing food. We shared the Jalapeno Cheese Fondue and there was plenty for two people. We also had the pork belly which had a nice crispy skin and Beef Wellington which was cooked to perfection.

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Gorgeous food and the best service. We felt well looked after by our waitress. The food was fantastic. The chocolate and caramel dessert could have used some ice cream, or yoghurt or cream. Other than this outstanding food. Highly recommended this restaurant! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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Toni Harris-Daw

Very delicious, different menu, great choices.

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Cannot fault the evening meal at Baretta last night. Highly recommend. The meals and service were spot on.

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Denise Gibbs

As always fantastic food and service. Menu had just been changed so nice to try new dishes. Restaurant impeccably clean

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Amazing food will definitely be back.

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The atmosphere is lovely with the beautiful wall coverings and impressive lights. The waitress was very skilled, knowledgeable and her memory was impressive of the food and drinks.
We enjoyed fish of the day, pizza and the pork, everyone liking their choices for mains. We shared dips, breads and the duck parfait which were tasty and the aranchini balls as starters.
Due to having a movie to go to we didn't have dessert but there were ones we would definitely have had, if time was on our side.

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Sarah Steele

Lovely setting and fantastic service. Meals delicious too.

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Daisy Higgins

Really good. The service was outstanding and the food matched. Great cocktails too. I hadn't eaten here for a couple of years, and was delighted with the level of care and food.

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Calvin Ralph Delizo

Had an amazing date night with my wife. Ambiance, service and food were on point.

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Thank you guys for a pleasant dining experience, service was to a high standard and food was nice and decent portion. Will be back for sure.

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Barry Tomkinson

fantastic meal with great service, will definately be going back :-)

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Kaye Souter

Food was incredible and the service was awesome. It was very quiet but the staff were attentive without being intrusive. Great dining experience

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Great food and service! :)

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Worst dining experience we have ever had. Was meant to be a special day for a birthday dinner. But 2 of our mains were quite clearly reheated from quite a few days ago. The potatoe side to the pork belly was a brick and the pork was dried out, the crackling totally chewy from being reheated. We really should have returned it to the kitchen as it was not edible. The pizza was drowning in oil and the parfait had a very odd flavour to it like it may have been off. When we tried to explain our issues to the wait staff we were laughed at and they just didn't say anything to us. Horrible experience.

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Giarne Harrison

Our group had such a lovely time at Baretta! The staff were lovely. The mains were so large that we couldn't fit dessert in.... which was a shame because those looked delicious as well.
Thanks for topping off the great company with superb food and a lovely ambience.

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Michael Mahon

Great food and service again

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Briar Topp

The service was excellent and we enjoyed 3 full courses! All of them delicious. Thank you!

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Yovanna Gonzalez

Everything perfect, good food and good service, we will come back for sure!

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chrissie merritt

As always we had a lovely time at Barretta. Food outstanding. We have tried most dishes and everyone has been A1.

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We celebrated Fathers Day in style. Lovely good and even better service. Highly recommend!

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Kayleigh Bruerton

Really nice food and quick attentive service had a nice time, will be back!

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Fantastic food great service and nice atmosphere we will be back

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First table is amazing - we had a lovely evening

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The fish of the day you needed to drop a deep line to find the small pieces
The lamb was good but for me needed to be a little less cooked and pinker
The chips were excellent crispy

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Dined here for a double date on Friday evening. The venue has great ambiance and the service was exceptional! Although we were busy chatting so the waiter had to come back multiple times there were never any issues from them which was great. Food was exceptional and we enjoyed three courses each. Will definitely return!

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Cliff Fincham

On arrival we were warmly greeted and made to feel comfortable by the delightful staff. The surroundings were lovely and we felt comfortable and the two of us who had been travelling in Europe earlier in the year felt it reminded them of their travels. We were a party of four, to start, two had Soup of the Day which they declared very nice and one of whom had stated they were gluten free for which she was accommodated with gluten free toast with her soup, the two other shared the duck, orange and bacon parfait which was very nice and extra toast was provided for all at the table, if required. For mains two had Crispy Pork Belly, this was tender and very tasty, but disappointingly there was no crispiness on the crackling so the menu description was incorrect on this. The other two had Sword Fish special for their main but felt the fish was very small in size and a slightly overcooked and dry. The desserts chosen, creme brullee and tiramisu were enjoyed. Over all a great experience except for the faults with the food.

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Kevin Berry

Great surroundings and delicious food

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Wonderful restaurant. Beautiful decor. Amazing service. Generous portions of delicious food. We really enjoyed our special evening thank you.

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Had a fabulous meal last night with excellent service. We couldn't fault anything. Waitress was courteous, attentive and knew what she was talking about even with recommendations that were spot on.

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Such a warm and welcoming restaurant and professional service from our waitress. The menu was interesting and the food delicious.

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Jo Sanders

Great staff very friendly and attentive.

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Hazel Lam

Service & Food both very nice.

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Kelsie White

Had a great night dining at Baretta, very fast service and amazing food!! Will definitely be returning!

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Kevin Berry

Charming restaurant with an air of luxury. Food and service were both excellent. We will definitely return.

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Gem Cave

Incredible food, generous portions!!! and wonderful friendly service. We had all 3 courses and were not disappointed at all!!! The sticky date pudding and pork belly were the highlights!! Lovely atmosphere. We loved it so much that we will 100%be going back even at full price. Was a great choice to celebrate the big 30th!!! Highly recommended

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Moya Whiting

Food and service was good. Will be back

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Michael Mahon

Great food and service. A really great atmosphere with a tasteful decor.

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Ngai Katene-Monsall

Have never dined here before, very impressed by the food, service was good.

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Dion Manson

We have walked passed Bareta a number of times and finally popped in to have a meal on date night. On a winter evening, we found it very warm and toasty and very nicely decorated. Our Russian waiter was very attentive but not overbearing and very much liked his friendly and polite demeanour. We had the Wakanui beef and Crispy pork and it was absolutely delicious. They were very accommodating with my allergies and checked in on the alternate option to make sure I was ok with it. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and keen to come back to try the 5 course degustation!

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Bobby Mulken

Bloody good around., great atmosphere, great place, great staff, great food. Love it, only twice I’ve eaten here and it’s one of my favourites if not my favourite bar and restaurant in Christchurch- top marks Baretta

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FABULOUS dinner out for our daughters birthday.. GREAT service, divine food and such awesome value. We will definitely be using First Table again and again and again!

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Lee Lawson

The service and food were exceptional thanks for a wonderful meal, the fillet steak was perfect we will definitely be back

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Our first experience with using First Table and we went to Baretta in Christchurch. Very highly recommended. The food was wonderful, good sized portions and good timing between courses. 2 wait staff looked after the whole restaurant, and worked really well together. I can't fault the night and will definitely be back.

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Diana Saxton

Had a very enjoyable family dining experience at Baretta celebrating our son's birthday. Staff were attentive, food and cocktails were delicious, the setting was lovely. it was great value for a special occasion. Will be back to try the degustation menu. Thanks for your hospitality and having first table.

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Laura Loughlin

Good Service, pork belly was perfectly cooked but let down by the rosti.
Good friendly staff

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Bridgette Brown

Great restaurant! Service was flawless, the waitress was lovely. Drinks were kept full. Orders were taken within reasonable time, food was served quickly. The lamb rump was delicious as was the fried haloumi salad. It was difficult to choose a dish as everything sounded delicious. We shared a generous serving of sticky date pudding for dessert which was also delicious. Highly recommend!!

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Marcus Tham

Nice food nice environment nice service, a must visit place!

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Sue Gornall

What a wonderful find!!! The food, service and everything about this restaurant was 5+. Will definitely be going back soon. Thank you so much for a great evening

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Love the foods, love the service. had a great night there.

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Bobby Mulken

Great atmosphere, great food. Informative staff. I would happily give this place five stars ⭐️. Overall - possibly one of the best restaurants in Christchurch - well done Baretta

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