We believe we offer an unparalled dining experience, where passion is coupled with expertise. But
why take our word for it.
The scallops were the most expensive I have ever eaten.Three for $24 - and this a conjunction not a negative - they were perfect.
Kate Fraser, Zest, May 2008
The rack of Canterbury lamb was a melt- in -the -mouth credit to the province and a tarte de citron the equal to any Paris. All in all, it was a rare pleasure.
Peter Calder, New Zealand Herald, February 2008
Finalist – Best Metropolitan Restaurant in the Cuisine
Restaurant of the year awards 2006. Quote: We admire professionals who, year
after year, deliver a quality expertise like the irrepressible Lisa Scholz manages to do
at Saggio di vino.
Cuisine Magazine 2006
Saggio di vino created some huge expectations what constitutes good food and good wine
and is unfailingly meeting this expectation some 15 years later.
The PRESS 2006
Selected as one of the Top 10 taste Sensations in New Zealand
Quote: It’s totally reliable for carefully prepared delicious food book-ended with
friendly professional service.
North & South Magazine 2006
Saggio di vino Mediterranean style food is superb and about 50 wines are available by
the glass. They are all carefully chosen quality wines. Clearly the work of a wine enthusiast.
Saggio’s Cellar List really gets the heart thumping and offers an enormous choice,
from in order of depth, New Zealand, France, Australia and Italy.
Australian Wine Gourmet Traveller 2005
Winner Best wine by the glass list in Australasia
The panel of judges Quote: After much deliberation the panel of judges felt that your
wine by the glass list best demonstrates a well chosen range of high quality wines showing
value for money on a well presented wine list.
Sarah Kemp Decanter Magazine 1998 (UK)
Some thing the regulars have known for a long time is now recognised alongside the world’s
best. Saggio di vino has for the past seven years been the best kept vinous secret in Christchurch.
Danny Schuster 1998 / Wine writer and winemaker Omihi Hills
Best of New Zealand
Saggio di vino is the oldest establishment of its type; it has a well earned reputation
for good Mediterranean food and an excellent wine list.
Style Magazine 1998
Saggio di vino is hard to beat. It hasn’t changed much over the years; it doesn’t
really need to.
Cuisine Magazine 1997
It’s hard to beat a little Saggio comfort at this time of the year.
North & South Magazine September 1998
Saggio di vino is one of the best wine bars in the Country serving a comprehensive selection
of wines accompanied by exquisite food.
Fashion Quarterly 1992