Cristiano Ristorante
Cristiano Ristorante

Cristiano Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cristianoristorante.com/
  • Phone: 9852231130x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11am - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Lindsay R. Mason
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer on-site and off-site catering for all occasions, from simple gatherings to formal rehearsal dinners. We welcome catering events for any size party.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer numerous rooms throughout the restaurant to accommodate any size party. We have private rooms for six people, and one large room to accommodate up to thirty five people. Our restaurant is also available for larger private parties of up to one hundred and fifty people.
  • Private Party Contact: Cassie Babin 9852231130x
  • Entertainment: We offer live music on our gorgeous patio on a monthly basis.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barrow Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer off the street parking.
A word from Cristiano Ristorante
Cristiano Ristorante is committed to offering traditional Italian food paired with hints of Mediterranean soul. Seasonal menus offer our guests the opportunity to try flavors not conventionally found in classic Italian food. Our registered sommelier’s wine list is diverse, with a beautiful selection of Italian, French, American and Argentinean wines. Our knowledgeable and welcoming staff will ensure your dining experience exceeds your expectations.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Cristiano Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.9
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (24)special occasion (21)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (17)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (13)good for groups (12)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (11)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great find!
    datenight
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Made last-minute reservations at Cristiano's on a whim while in town after reading great Yelp reviews... and it definitely did not disappoint! The fish that we ordered was fresh and had outstanding flavor, and the dessert was delicious. Prices were a bit on the high side, but being that this is the best restaurant in the area they can get away with it. Overall, glad we ate here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly perfect!
    Diningwithlulu
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A family gathering of 12 that included toddlers resulted in one of the most comfortable and pleasant we've had. All ordered different items and all were satisfied. Wait staff was patient and attentive. We were seated in an exluded area with a great view so children did not disrupt others. I was worried the setting would be too formal but we were all relaxed and easily able to chat and visit. There are also lots of picky eaters in this group but all enjoyed delicious meals from kids chicken strips to choice steaks. Christianos was perfect for our celebration. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Bubbagal19
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Critiano Ristorante never disappoints! It is a great restaurant with awesome food. The food is fresh and is unlike meals that you can get at other restaurants. The service and ambience also make this an awesome place. We went to celebrate my birthday and this was a special treat. I love going here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    JDNOLAVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best Italian in the area. Had the chicken piccata and it was the best ever. GF had the filet which is always good, tender and perfectly cooked. Started meal with fried calamari, which is often over-fried other places, was excellent: lightly fried and tender.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Restaurant in Houma.
    datman
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We moved to Houma from California about a year ago. Finding Cristiano's was a spot of good fortune. The food is wonderful, sophisticated yet approachable, the service impeccable and the environment personable and relaxing. We try and eat here at least weekly, more often when the occasion calls for it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2foodies
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food and great service! Definitely a place to go back to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food and atmosphere are exceptional.!! Best place in Houma..by far~!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Restaurant
    lapizz3
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The latest seasonal menu is outstanding. There are several items on it that I wish would be permanent. Outstanding food and service. One off the best restaurants in Louisiana.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Thumbs Up
    VocalPelican
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food was superb, and the service never waned even though every table was occupied and there were a couple of large groups eating at the same time we were. Appropriate music played in the background and added to the ambiance rather than overpower conversation. Something I found especially endearing was that the owner and name’s sake, Cristiano, happily bounced from table to table visiting with his guests as if hosting a party. I highly recommend Cristiano's -- especially for special occasions or visitors to Houma. (P.S.: They serve lunch, have a patio area, and a bar as well.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • patholddiner
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Menu was a little lacking but the waiter explained they we shifting from their winter menu to the summer menu. Food and presentation were very good...will go back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Chilipepper65
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Very personable and friendly service . Ambiance is amazing . Brunch was delicious . Would highly recommend dining at Cristiano's !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    excellent food, great service, nice ambience, soft jazz playing. thoroughly enjoyed my experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is to die for
    foodie4life
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If you want fresh, killer food, this is the place to experience greatness! As always service was excellent and can never say enough about how great the food always is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chilipepper65
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Excellent food and service. Always a pleasure to eat at Cristiano's . Wonderful ambience .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    threeormore
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    good food in a great atmosphere....... nice wine list and with a reasonable price
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Imaginative Dining in Houma, LA!!
    yachtinrobbin
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The Capt and I celebrated my Birthday at this quaint, homey, Mediterranean-style restaurant with the Chef gifting us a Chargrilled Oyster on half shell which was delicious. My Cockney hubby started with Piatto di Charcuterie with Speck, Barolo, and Soppressata which he delighted in and I had the Pomodoro Verde, pan fried green tomatoes with (chunky) Lousiana Crabmeat Remoulade, superb, followed by Shrimp Pasta Special and Anatra alla Noce-almond breaded duck tenderloins with Spicy Pomodoro. Great selection of various beers and quality wines; we chose a Malbec which was quite quaffable. For the grande finale, a fabulous Tiramisu. LOVE this restaurant and cannot wait to return for another night of taste sensations to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 141 reviews are from the Cristiano Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Good experience. Great Food
    Floridacouple
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food and service was excellent. Be ready to fork out some dough though. 1 appetizer and 2 entree's with a bottle of wine cost me $200.00. For my wife and I, it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday - Lunch
    SPB1
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We enjoyed a light lunch, the service, food and atmosphere were good as always, I typically have lunch or dinner at Christiano Ristorante when my travels bring me to Houma. So far, I have had only good experiences at Cristiano's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    lapizz3
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Everything about this local restaurant is very very good. Nothing lacking. Great food, service, ambiance, and people.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Experience
    Ashley
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    They are a little on the pricey side so we would not be able to go on a regular basis, but it was a wonderful experience for my husband and I. Great service, food and ambiance. Certainly recommend and encourage a visit. The local drum special as well as the fried green tomatoes were delicious!
    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
    lapizz3
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Chris does an excellent job. His chef is superb and the wait staff is always courteous and well informed. Excellent restaurant. I would put Christiano's up against any restaurant in New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oysters and steak
    richm03
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The charbroiled oysters are the best I've ever had, different from anyplace else. The ribeye and filet mignon are both top notch!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Chilipepper65
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed . Food is impeccable and service is excellent. Wonderful ambience
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business dinner for 12
    RadioprinceVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We had a big group and as always the food was perfect and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeds expectations
    HoumaDiner
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch meeting. Service and food were excellent. We were provided a quiet meeting space with ample room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous experience
    mmk0925
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    My fiance and I were visiting this week in Houma ... we live in Orlando, FL. Had a fantastic experience ... very romantic, quaint, delightful food and outstanding service ... would highly recommend! Be sure to try their house salad ... it's exquisite!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    DonnaV
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We always have a wonderful and enjoyable time when we eat here. They don't rush the service and allow you to enjoy he meal at a leisurely pace similar to service in Europe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fit for a King
    4musketeers
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. The waiter was extra helpful, the food was top-notch, and the only complaint I had was the lack of non-dairy creamer. That's not really a valid reason to cross Cristiano's off my list of number one restaurants. The marvel of it all is that it is located in lovely downtown Houma. Who knew? We go to New Orleans often to dine out, but now we will go to Houma, which is much closer to our home and has less of a traffic problem than New Orleans does.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Italian Food
    DinerinluvwithfoodVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food was better than expected and fresh. No complaints about the kitchen or chef. A gem for Houma. Not a big fish selection, but what they had was fresh. Weren't as flexible with our requests as other restaurants we've visited. Waitress had an attitude, but warmed up close to tip time. Atmosphere was cozy but a little small and tight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The place had amazing food at a decent price. Probably the best I've ever had. I loved it. Haven't been somewhere with such a good atmosphere as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    HoumaDiner
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Our Friday lunch was exceptional. The food was cook perfectly and service attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian food!
    Phallonf22
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Absolutely love this restaurant! The food is amazing and the outdoor patio space is adorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occassion
    HoumaDiner
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed dinner at this restaurant. The food is delicious and a rare find. Complements to the staff. A bit noisy with children adjacent to us though. Seems there were other available tables they could have been seated. We will return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stupendalicious
    JOlson79VIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    When in Houma, I try to only eat at Cristiano Ristorante...and all of my employees want to join me. I have gotten to know the staff and enjoy seeing them on a weekly basis. Great food too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    IHarper
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Definitely could not rate noise level. Was there during Saints play off game. Great place with great atmosphere, food and wine!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Loved it. I've eaten at 4+ star restaurants throughout the world and I can't believe I hadn't chose this eatery right in my backyard.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charles Review
    Charie
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    It was a nice intimate place. We went for our 7th anniversary. Good food and wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Angie
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Every time we eat here it is amazing. Food, service, atmosphere....you name it its great. I am wow'd every time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The greeting as you walked
    divinedelicious
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The greeting as you walked in made you feel welcomed and appreciated. I had a reservation for 12 and wanted to put favors at each place. As I was escorted to the lounge, our tables were being prepared. The hostess came for me and even helped me get the favors to the table. Service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little slice of Italy
    Mimre
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Very authentic with a great wine list and knowledgable staff that not only gave a great do scriptorium of the dishes served but knew the wine that would best compliment the dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.