Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Christini's Ristorante Italiano

Christini's Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://christinis.com/
  • Phone: 4073458770x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private room will accomodate parties of 40 to 55. people.
    There is no minimum food or beverage, but the group must have a minimum of 40 people to be guarantee the privacy.
  • Private Party Contact: Ester 4073458770x
  • Entertainment: Strolling Musician

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary Valet parking.
A word from Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Discover why dignitaries, celebrities, and professionals from around the world have made Christini's their number one dining destination in Central Florida.





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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Christini's Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (39)special occasion (35)notable wine list (31)fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (13)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • ChuckLVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great food and service. Still extremely expensive!
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • on a visit
    onalarkVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Definitely over the top in many ways! The greetings on arrival are very friendly and the staff accommodating. The food is good, very good. The gnocchi with Bolognese sauce was good. Homemade to be sure. However, the prices are over the top also! $12 for a plate of olives. $30+ for a pasta?? $80 for a veal chop? Wine prices were also higher then should accommodate the food. The decorations are definitely a throw back to a bygone era of Itlo-American design (circa 1950's?). Heavy on statues and heavy dark colors. The service staff's outfits appear to be from a cruise ship of the same era.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Bit Disappointing
    MurphsMom
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Although the food was delicious, I thought the servings were skimpy for the price. We were hosting a business group of 11 and I felt as though the waiter was pushing everything on us. Instead of allowing us to review options, he was telling us what he was going to do. Very odd, and uncomfortable. My guests were a little confused thinking I pre-planned the dinner and that was not the case.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All time favorite
    LisaGfromTN
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the country. The atmosphere, service, food, everything is just perfect. We always look forward to going here whenever in Orlando. It is more than a restaurant - it is a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    From the moment you valet you vehicle until you leave ~ this is somewhere you feel that you are the only customer ... Service and food are wonderful !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian
    nlclear
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    What an incredible establishment. Attention to detail is an understatement. Went on a business dinner, our clients were very impressed with the restaurant choice and everyone said that they would be coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yankeedawg55
    Jmac
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    There is only one word to describe it.......OUTSTANDING!!! The food and service were the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    best fine dining in Orlando ....period. we dine here everytime we come to central Florida
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When money isn't an issue
    1off
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Living in Manhattan and having the best Italian food at my fingertips I was sceptical about making reservations at Christinis. Thank God I did. Overall the experience was top notch and I would say blows any and every Italian restaurant in New York out of the water. If you are with your spouse and a foodie this place is a must try. Wait staff is superb along with the ambiance and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful First Time Experience
    FsuchickVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I now have a new favorite Italian restaurant! Everything from the appetizer, entree, dessert, wine, and service were all excellent! I can not believe I've never been here before. I'll definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the top
    SmartDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I found this restaurant to be overpriced compared to others of the same reputation. Furthermore, while many people enjoy being waited on hand and foot, I found the service to be overbearing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing as always.
    TheOwnerVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is the best restaurant in Orlando. I have been taking clients there for a couple of years now. We get great treatment by the staff and they make us feel at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Orlando's Best Italian
    TravelDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was my 2nd opportunity having dinner at Christinis. Both times have been fabulous and it's one of the top Italian restaurants I've eaten at. The gnocchi was the best I've ever had and their veal is wonderful. If your in Orlando and want a great Italian dinner don't pass this restaurant up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite
    Trish
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Great for a romantic rendezvous. A very special restaurant to bring a very special person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    EdmilVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We celebrated my wife birthday at Christini's and experienced great service and outstanding food. If you want great Italian food and excellent service, Christini's is worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing ***** restaurant !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Amazing restaurant if you are looking for an upscale restaurant. Excellent service on top of the exceptional food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christini's is perfecto!
    FlowerLady
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We visited with a group of business associates and our experience was wonderful. The veal was amazing as were the appetizers (lobster ravioli- yum) and the wine was lovely. The service was really exceptional and the entire group had a wonderful evening. We will definitely come back to Christini's when we are in Orlando again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodjunkie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    one of my favorite italian restaurants in the country
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RonboVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    By far the best Italian resturaunt I have ever eaten at. Food, service, ambience is first class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    FinerthingsVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I can't say enough about this restaurant. The staff, the food and the ambiance was 2nd to none!!! What an enjoyable experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place
    Restaurantlover
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    A little hard to find if you aren't from the area as there are several marketplace areas in the close to each other. But once we found it, it was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always incredible
    RScheir01VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great experience dining here. Staff is great, food is out of this world delicious, will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Anniversary
    51andcounting
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food and ambiance were always excellent. Staff was very attentive and helpful. Made our anniversary extra special. Strolling musician and rose also a good touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful customer service
    scscVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food here is great but might even be surpassed by the service. The staff treats you as if you are the only person//couple in the restaurant. Not overbearing but there whenever you need anything and very responsive. It is not an everyday place as it is expensive but it is definitely a place to go occasionally
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impecable seervice complimented by
    BayBear
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    wounderful food selection in a most relaxing environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Fabulous food, outstanding service! Absolutely a neighborhood gem!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christini's
    faye
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were here for the second time, celebrating our anniversary. Although it is quite pricey, it is well worth it! The wait staff is so very attentive! The food is wonderful! They specialize in veal and seafood and since it was a special occasion we indulged in both. Lobster ravioli and gnocchi for appetizers were superb! They added many nice touches since they knew it was our anniversary, special cocktail, special dessert, accordion player at the table (he was in the restaurant but gave us special attention also). A rose to leave with. Very old school dining room and menu but sometimes that is what is missing in this hurry scurry life. No rushing here! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Orlando's Fine Dining Star
    ACraigVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    On my first dining experience at Christini's I was amazed at the level of dining, wine and service. Located in a rather non-descript mall, the first surprise is entering an oasis of calm and civilized dining. If you're looking for the latest "buzz" in food, this is likely not the place for you. But if you want to experience a thoughtful menu and wine list, superb service, and a kitchen that produces then you must try Christini's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Ambiance, good food, expensive!
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Took a large group here for dinner after hearing good recommendations. Ambiance is fun - Classic Italian. Friendly wait / bus staff and sommelier. The (Greek!) owner came over to speak with us and tell us about the olives grown on his farm in Greece. Mozzarella and Jumbo Shrimp appetizers were very tasty. Dinners were all good - including Chilean Sea Bass, Ravioli, Veal Scallopini, Lamb, and more. Nice desserts shared among us. Only two issues: Upsell, upsell, upsell. Waiters who upsell without informing you of the price annoy me. Gratuity: I only noticed later, but this is the first time I have had the automatic gratuity added on to the tax! (typically, gratuity is added to the total before tax.) Overall though, a fine dinner!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oustanding
    Mrgbb
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Christini's is one of my favorite restaurants in Orlando. Not only is the food first class but the service is beyond excellent. The staff is very very attentive from the Valet that parks your car to the bus boys. Everyone is there to make your dining experience personal and memorable. If you don't take the chance to dine at Christini's you are missing a life time food experince.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special gem
    Floridadiner
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The staff is there to take care of all your needs. Sitting in a booth makes it more intimate. It can get noisy and busy. But it adds to the fun and joy of eating such wonderfully prepared and delicious food. Veal is the meat of choice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The prices have gone up on the food and the wine list is now off the charts. - $81 the least expensive bottle. Very disappointed as this was one of my favorite places.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best dinner ever had
    JonT
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    As soon as I walked in, I felt transported to another place. There was a elegant and at the same time rustic old world charm to the place. The menu was simple and it was very easy to choose something to eat. The food was phenomenal. When I mentioned simple, it does not mean boring or plain. The secret of this place is that when they prepare the food, all the fundamentals are done right. The flavors complement each other, the presentation is excellent and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Amazing food, excellent service! We had a fabulous time!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 330 reviews are from the Christini's Ristorante Italiano reviews archive.
  • Excellent italian food!
    sfaleman
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Food was delicious, ambiance was excellent! Could ask for a better host.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    JanetVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Over-priced. Period. I will remember not to choose a restaurant online again when it doesn't list prices on its menu. We are used to spending money on fine dining, but this doesn't qualify. Not impressed.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It took nearly an hour to get our entrees after our appetizer..they said was related to one in our party requesting gluten free pasta..guess someone had to run across the street to Publix to buy some...also wine list is way overpriced...bring your bank account to dine here. The food is great but I think experience is overall overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Top Restaurant
    cathdavVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Went with a group of customers and executives during a conference and the service and place were just outstanding. I loved the food, but service to me is most important and it was top of line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A flawless dining experience
    FrequentDiner32819
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Flawless - food, service and ambiance are top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal
    Pauly
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Being a super food snob I always walk into a Italian restaurant with reservations (pun intended). The food here was outstanding albeit pricey. The service was excellent and I would gladly go back the next time I can wrangle up $250 for dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.