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Cristiano Ristorante
Cristiano Ristorante

Cristiano Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cristianoristorante.com/
  • Phone: (985) 223-1130
  • 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 (985) 223-1130
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great food and great service! Definitely a place to go back to."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere are exceptional.!! Best place in Houma..by far~!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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.)"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Very personable and friendly service . Ambiance is amazing . Brunch was delicious . Would highly recommend dining at Cristiano's !!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "excellent food, great service, nice ambience, soft jazz playing. thoroughly enjoyed my experience"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Always a pleasure to eat at Cristiano's . Wonderful ambience ."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "good food in a great atmosphere....... nice wine list and with a reasonable price"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Everything about this local restaurant is very very good. Nothing lacking. Great food, service, ambiance, and people. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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! "
    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. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The charbroiled oysters are the best I've ever had, different from anyplace else. The ribeye and filet mignon are both top notch!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed . Food is impeccable and service is excellent. Wonderful ambience "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a big group and as always the food was perfect and the service was great. "
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch meeting. Service and food were excellent. We were provided a quiet meeting space with ample room."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Our Friday lunch was exceptional. The food was cook perfectly and service attentive."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Absolutely love this restaurant! The food is amazing and the outdoor patio space is adorable."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Definitely could not rate noise level. Was there during Saints play off game. Great place with great atmosphere, food and wine!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "It was a nice intimate place. We went for our 7th anniversary. Good food and wine."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Every time we eat here it is amazing. Food, service, atmosphere....you name it its great. I am wow'd every time!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary there and the service was exceptional. Our waiter did a great job tending to us, and the food was delicious. It was a very romantic setting. I would definitely come here again!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "There are only a few (three in my opinion) decent restaurants for "foodies" in Houma, Louisiana and this is one of them. That said, while the restaurant generally hits the mark there are certain problem areas. One is that while they sport a decent wine list, the first bottle requested is almost never available. If you eat there, have an alternate in mind ahead of time. Second, the wait staff could use a little training. I am pretty laid back but would prefer not to be referred to as "buddy" or "champ" by a waiter half my age when I ask for something. A little respect goes a long way."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "This is our second time at Cristiano's and we were not disappointed. The food was superb. The service excellent and the ambience wonderful. My crab ravioli with truffles was as good as any I have had in some of the best restaurants in the country. Finding a delicious osso bucco in Houma of all places really makes this place a gem. Oh, yes. The bar pours REALLY stiff drinks."
    Dined on 10/5/2013