Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #17 of 89 restaurants in Christchurch

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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Ranked: #17 of 89 restaurants in Christchurch 17
Baretta
Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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Lovely setting, great food , excellent service

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Delicious food and good service. Loved the character and atmosphere of the restaurant, will definitely come back.

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Olivia Watkins

The food was delicious and the service efficient and friendly. The main menu seems somewhat limited but with the "daily specials" this provides more variety and we were happy.

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The food is so good! Will be going back to try out the rest of the menu

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Claire Spear

Great food and atmosphere. Staff are the best.

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Took my parents out for their anniversary and we had an amazing time! Food was amazing and the service was even better

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Leonie Wright

We had a wonderful Monday night dinner out at Baretta. We all had steak, which was superbly cooked to our individual specificatons. Veges were bright, colorful and gorgeous. The service was excellent, professional and timely. Thank you Baretta!

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Rochelle Wilson

Really awesome service, very accommodating and welcoming, love this place.

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Beautiful food and excellent service. Thank you.

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had a really nice meal! we ordered the Pizzas and really really enjoyed it. service was great and fast - would for sure eat there again! :)

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Kate Jones

We enjoyed our evening. The mains - fish, steak and pork were absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection. Thank you!

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Great service, food was excellent.

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A very good meal served by excellent, friendly & engaging staff. Thoroughly recommended.

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Second time eating there, but not as good as the first. The menu has changed with limited mains. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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Delicious food!

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Baretta is in an old bank building that has been modernised and has interesting features to look at while you wait for the food to arrive.
The service was excellent and the food high quality and tasted really great too.
The only little niggle was we ordered pasta as an entree but it came with the mains but that was minor in the scheme of things. Thanks Baretta we will be back.

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Great food and friendly, attentive staff. We really enjoyed our visit and will be back!

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Kerrie-Anna Tana

Awesome service with good food! Namunamua!!

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Wonderful service and delicious food

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Anna Brown

Great venue with nice atmosphere and decor inside. Garden terrace is good for casual get togethers too. Food and service were both good.

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Dale Leckie

Food was excellent, lovely flavours and textures. Service was top notch. Will happily revisit soon.

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Amanda Macauley

Food was good-everyone was happy. The service was exceptional however, definitely worth going back.

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Nice restaurant, great tasting food and helpful/friendly staff .

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Jo Musson

Lovely attentive staff.Great pizzas and standing.

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We enjoyed our meal at Baretta....the pork belly was delicious and tender. My husband had the pasta dish which he said was light and beautiful. It was not a large menu but very adequate. Service was friendly and we would recommend and return . Thankyou :)

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Bobbie Jones

Nice meal with the hubby before attending the theatre. Good food, good service and good value for money, would recommend.

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Great service

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Jackie Mccone

Service by the staff was fantastic! Food was enjoyable.

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Food was well presented and of a high standard, could have been more variety on the menu. Service was fine, quiet atmosphere so allowing easy conversation.

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Started with a platter which was ok but too much condiments and not enough crackers.
Pork belly main and fried ravioli and summer vegetable side were delicious;
Service was good with a super friendly waitress.

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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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Waitstaff were very attentive and friendly, without being intrusive.
Food was excellent, though we felt that the menu itself was not as good as on previous occasions that we have dined at Baretta.

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Zoe West

Very nice meal but could have done with a bit more on our plates. I was impressed at how quickly our meal came out

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Great atmosphere, attentive service and lovely food.

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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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Simone de Jong

The food was okay, the mains would have been better with more vege and less mash. Desert was a bit average. Service is fast and friendly.

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Baretta has a very convenient position in central Christchurch and close to the Central Bus Terminal
The decor is extremely interesting with a beautiful peacock themed
wallpaper, vintage style wall lights, and a high ceiling with detailed cornice.
Our meal was nicely presented and the sur vide steak was tasty and tender. Lemon meringue as the dessert choice was ideal. Coconut and orange tart served warm was also good.
We were very nicely and professionally served throughout our meal, and in a friendly manner.
We had glasses of wine from the list which gave adequate choice.

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Kate Jones

We had an excellent dining experience- delicious food, lovely atmosphere and great service. We will definitely come here again!

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Food was average, service was better

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excellent table service, excellent location, and excellent fit out. Food was ok, not outstanding, don't recommend the Arancini, very dry and tasteless, which was disappointing.

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Great food, great service we definitely will be back

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Really lovely service and food will come back

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Debbie Jones

Had a lovely dinner. The flatbread was delicious and the Pork Belly was perfect. A little bit of spice and very tasty

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Holly Cawthorne

Cocktails weren’t that great especially for the price.
Food was okay

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Jane Houghton

Staff welcoming and polite. All three of us dining had the steak which was nice and tasty. The sauce was nice as was the sauce on the greek salad. 2 of us had the cheesecake and found it too sloppy - lacked a crunch to it, compared it to baby food. Other friend had the tart which she stated was very nice. Would go again and try the pizza next time. Wouldn't order cheesecake again but had what sounded like a nice selection of desserts which included a caramel pudding.

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Caleb Vercoe

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Baretta on Thursday evening. Great wait staff, food was brilliant and was checked in on through the evening perfectly. Would happily dine here again

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Teri Johnson

Hard to beat for atmosphere. Stylish decor and attentive service. Just enough choices for people on limited diets.

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Great experience. Would definitely dine there again.

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