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Baretta

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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

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Reviews

Caleb Vercoe

Great dinner location with the feel of an old bank and very attentive wait staff. All our meals came out together even with all meals being extremely different. I can completely recommend Baretta as a place to enjoy dinner out

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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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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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Ann-Marie Smith

Delicious food and good service! A very pleasant environment, and the live entertainment which started out in the courtyard shortly before we finished our meal made it tempting to stay on....

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We really enjoyed our dinner - the atmosphere was good, pizza and pasta were beautiful and our server was sweet and attentive. We will definitely go back again.

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Food was ok
Service was not the best took ages to take the drinks order, then finally got one,.our late guest weren’t given a glass of water on arrival had to be asked..carbonara pasta lacked in chicken and bacon.table candle wasn’t lit on the table on arrival so we swapped with another as we were put at a table tucked around the corner and then the tables are too wide and you feel u had to shout across the room.then the waiter was asked to split the bill 3 ways evenly and we all paid 3 different amounts and couldn’t work it out so overall abit disappointed

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Amazing food, great value for money, service was fantastic and so helpful. Lovely setting, great experience all-in-all and will happily go again

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Ngaio Groenendaal

Great experience! Really enjoyed our five course meal.

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Lynne Ryder

Great night out thank you.

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Great meal and service. Would recommend.

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Absolutely lovely food. Good atmosphere. Will definitely return!

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Totally enjoyed our meal, excellent food and service. Thankyou.

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Great evening out with wonderful food and service.

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Suzy Bennetts

We had a lovely meal here. The lamb was beautifully cooked and my husband's pork belly was also lovely. The creme brulee was superb. Service was very good too. We will be back!

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Brilliant food, attentive service.
Would certainly return!!!

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Excellent food and attentive service. We’ll be back!

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Emma Wilson

I was really impressed!! Fantastic menu with lots of great options. Loved that a lot of the meals were veggie based. My friend had the halloumi with chimichurri and loved it. I had the salmon and it was very good.

It wasn't the absolute best food I've ever had but it was very very good. The staff were outstanding!!

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Theresa Denton

We had a lovely evening. Fresh and beautifully presented food with generous portions! Staff were friendly and attentive.

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Tamar Hylands

So glad we booked here! Amazing food, well presented and delicious. Service was welcoming and friendly and they looked after our table very well. Will definitely be recommending and returning. Thanks Baretta Team.

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Savanah Stewart

Baretta is not just a night club, they have amazing tasty and beautifully crafted food and the staff give top notch service. Very nice triple bank pino gris too might I add! great experience!.

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Lovely. We will be back.

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Very friendly and prompt service. A great place to eat with a unique atmosphere. The pizzas were very nice.

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Hee jung Park

I was very happy with fantastic food and kind of staff.

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Groovy decor, excellent staff, very professional. Our Charcuterie platter for starters was lovely, followed by the Salmon fillet which was on a deliciously creamy smooth cauli mash...a cocktail and creme brulee finished off our dinner perfectly. Good ambience and nice to have the live music in the background for awhile. Thanks, we'll definitely be back.

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Yum! Great food, great service, great atmosphere. If you’ve got a big appetite you might want to order a side to go with a main if you’re getting one of the meat dishes. Will definitely be going back.

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Love the foods!

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Tanya Amos

Excellent service and food. Would highly recommend.

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Hee jung Park

I had great dinner with my friend.

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Christine Neave

We were greeted with a smile which is always welcoming.
3 people at our table and we all chose prawn risotto. Although 1 person chose without prawns which was not a problem and was offered a replacement.
Service was excellent, food was delicious. Drinks and food served in a timely manner.
Thanks for a very pleasant experience Team Baretta we will be back.

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Jessica Leigh

Decent food, quickly served. Would go again

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Trudie Gillard

We dined at the Baretta last night to celebrate our 54 wedding anniversary. The meal was absolutely delicious,
we would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone,

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Mandy Xu

Delicious food and excellent service. We had pear and blue cheese salad and pork belly, that was awesome, we had a great time in the restaurant.

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Louise Wilson

Still a lovely place to eat, the duo playing in the outside area were great, nice music. It was great, still a little noisy inside....but the food and service make up for it.

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Erin June VIII

Staff were fantastic. Food was lovely, we will definitely be back

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Sue Gornall

Awesome meal again. Food and service was excellent..

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Yet again a lovely meal at Baretta. Cannot fault the quality of food and service.

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Great food and atmosphere

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It was our first time being there. We had the chicken starters, pizza and pasta, finally desserts. Every dish which we tried were fabulous and it was a good service by the waitresses. We will surely visit the place again in the future.

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Had the vegetarian pizza and hubby had the pork belly. Tasty and delicious. Service staff were attentive. Really enjoyed our dinner. Will be back.

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Caleb Vercoe

Great dinner location with the feel of an old bank and very attentive wait staff. All our meals came out together even with all meals being extremely different. I can completely recommend Baretta as a place to enjoy dinner out

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Our very enjoyable dining experience started off with finding a car park right outside, We were then warmly welcomed by the staff and shown to our table.
Service was excellent without being intrusive, the food was excellent and all in all we had a great time.

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Overall, good.

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Great food!

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Excellent food and service

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My first time at Baretta and I’ll definitely go back. I have special food requirements and the chef was amazing. Each course was cooked to my requirements and was absolutely delicious. The waitress was the best I have experienced in many a year and is a great asset to Baretta. *****

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Gary Barr

Excellent experience
Our food server was extremely helpful with suggestions for celiac. Everything was exceptional and couldn’t fault.
Will be back
Thanks

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Denise Gibbs

One of my favorite restaurants returned with a overseas guest. Food was great as usual . Ordered the salmon fillet for main it was delicious but disappointed it was a fillet cut in two felt abit ripped off

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Michelle Kinilau

Good food, great atmosphere and the service was attentive and helpful

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Lauren Tulitt

Yummy food, nice atmosphere and great service

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Absolutely delicious @

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Ursula Norris

Great service. Pork belly is amazing

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The greeting was friendly and he had a sense of humour which I appreciated. I was trying to remember the last time my wine had been poured at the table - nice touch. The waiters were attentive without being a nuisance.
The main course was delicious. I had the prawn and saffron rissotto - YUM!
The dessert was the only let down with the brandy wafer having a burnt taste although it did not look burnt. Not enough to put me off going there again and again.

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Popped into Baretta on a cold and wet Friday night. We were greeted by friendly, no fuss waitstaff and a warm inviting dining area.
The menu has a good selection without being overcrowded. We went for a bottle of the house wine, a Pinot noir which was very nice.
The Creole chicken starter was a highlight, and also the Pork belly main.
Food came out in good time, and the attentive staff were on hand for anything required.

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