Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #20 of 92 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: #20 of 92 restaurants in Christchurch 20
Baretta
Cuisine: A La Carte, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $25 - $35+

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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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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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Fiona Richardson

Great night

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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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Such good food and drinks

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René Dold

We had a fantastic evening at Baretta! Thank you

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Rachael Hutchinson

Amazing service, really friendly and attentive

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Kieran Bambry

What a great place to dine.
The food was fantastic,and service was also on point. Couldn’t fault anything that we experienced from Baretta,thanks to the bar and kitchen staff for your service

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Maarie Christchurch

Service and food we're faultless. Good wine list too.

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We were very happy with our experience at Baretta! The food was delicious, the service excellent.

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Emmie Choi

Great food and great service all round. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Will definitely return.

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Great service and great menu. The food was delicious! Highly recommend for something special.

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Loved the decor, the waiter (from Canada) was fabulous, the food great and ... we were not rushed out the door. Oh and the First Table was all calculated when we went to pay so the evening was seamless.

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Cheryl Davies

Had a great time. It was the perfect way to catch up with friends with an early meal and then moving out to the courtyard for drinks. We will be back :)

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Thank you Baretta for a lovely evening. The food was delicious, the dining room elegant and service great.

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Great food & attention all in a lovely dining room.

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Jaemyn Nutsford

Great service, atmosphere and food! Though the pizza could definitely do with some more toppings!

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Helen Lloyd

Amazing food and wine. Great atmosphere and excellent service. Will be returning.

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Melissa Ormsby

Great food, we will be back to try the rest of the menu!

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chrissie merritt

Amazing food and service. A nice touch for a change being able to order champagne by the glass at a reasonable price. We will all be coming back. Good on you guys

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Group of us went on a sunday evening. Very prompt service and seated within seconds of walking in. The fish of day was gurnard and came with plenty of mussels, prawns, squids. Yummy dish!
My friends tried pork belly and artichoke salad...so good.
The ambience was relax on a Sunday evening.
Definitely be back to try other dishes.

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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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Great food, great service. Will definitely be going back.

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An excellent dining experience with exceptional service.

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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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Food and service was fantastic, couldn't fault anything. Will def. be back

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Excellent service and very nice food.

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Meredith Wain

Beef Wellington was delicious and I can thoroughly recommend the Chocolate Pudding. Very pleasant décor throughout the restaurant with attentive service from the wait staff. Appreciative of the fact that the restaurant and bar are quite separate.

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Kate Kim

Good athmosphere , lovely food!

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Eleanor Sutton

Good and service were good. It was a quiet night but all went well.

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Friendly staff who were on the ball and we’ll presented and tasty meals that filled us up.

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Danielle Skelton

From the moment we arrived until we left amazing service from the staff. So helpful and friendly ! Food was delicious. Loved our whole dinning experience, will be back

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Tracy Colvin

Had a great night we will be back

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