724 High Street
Houma, LA 70360Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $31 to $50
- 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 9852231130x
- Entertainment: We offer live music on our gorgeous patio on a monthly basis.
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 Overall
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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Cristiano Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 30, 2014
- Ambiance4.8Noise LevelModerate
romantic (18)special occasion (17)great for brunch (13)neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (12)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (9)good for groups (7)great for lunch (6)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
- Excellent Dining ExperienceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/15/2014Being relatively new to Houma, I had heard that Cristiano's was expensive. But it really wasn't when compared to other fine dining establishments. Besides, it was worth every penny. I wanted a romantic evening for our 18th wedding anniversary. The food, the ambiance, all excellent. Did I mention the food?! Cristiano's was the only choice. Bravo!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great place!Mimi427Dined on 11/15/2014We have been several times for lunch but this was our first time for dinner. It was excellent! Great selection of wines and food. We had the special trout dish and the flounder. Both dishes were excellent. Our favorite appetizer is the duck strips. Get both sauces. They charge you an extra dollar for both, which we didn't like, but they were both good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OutstandingHoumaDinerVIPDined on 10/31/2014I had a business lunch that was great a Christiano's. We were seated promptly, the server told us the specials, took our order then delivered the scrumptious meal. No issues whatsoever, as usual.Special Features:
- Best Food in HoumaDarrenDined on 10/7/2014Reserved a table for 6 for a staff dinner through OpenTable. Everything was great from the time we arrived. My entire staff enjoyed the food, atmosphere and the friendly staff. This is now my go to place in Houma for a fine meal!Special Features:
- OutstandingHoumaDinerVIPDined on 9/25/2014We had a business group of 7. The service and food were outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful!LaTexDined on 9/20/2014Everything was wonderful! The service was great as well as the food! We enjoyed our girl's night out! We had the fried green tomato appetizer & the calamari...both were excellent! For our meals, 2 of us had the crab ravioli pasta & 2 had the chicken pasta...both were excellent!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great find!datenightDined on 9/5/2014Made 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:
- Surprisingly perfect!DiningwithluluDined on 8/31/2014A 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great restaurantBubbagal19Dined on 8/24/2014Critiano 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always great!JDNOLAVIPDined on 8/16/2014Best 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:
- The Best Restaurant in Houma.datmanDined on 8/8/2014We 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:
- 2foodiesDined on 8/2/2014Great food and great service! Definitely a place to go back to.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 151 reviews are from the Cristiano Ristorante reviews archive.
- Great restaurant!OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 7/27/2014Food and atmosphere are exceptional.!! Best place in Houma..by far~!Special Features:
- Excellent Restaurantlapizz3VIPDined on 7/20/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Two Thumbs UpVocalPelicanDined on 7/12/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- patholddinerDined on 7/7/2014Menu 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:
- AmazingChilipepper65Dined on 7/6/2014Very personable and friendly service . Ambiance is amazing . Brunch was delicious . Would highly recommend dining at Cristiano's !!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 7/3/2014excellent food, great service, nice ambience, soft jazz playing. thoroughly enjoyed my experienceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food is to die forfoodie4lifeDined on 6/28/2014If 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:
- Chilipepper65Dined on 6/15/2014Excellent food and service. Always a pleasure to eat at Cristiano's . Wonderful ambience .Special Features:
- greatthreeormoreVIPDined on 6/5/2014good food in a great atmosphere....... nice wine list and with a reasonable priceSpecial Features:
- Imaginative Dining in Houma, LA!!yachtinrobbinDined on 5/20/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good experience. Great FoodFloridacoupleDined on 5/17/2014Food 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tuesday - LunchSPB1Dined on 5/13/2014We 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:
- Excellentlapizz3VIPDined on 5/5/2014Everything about this local restaurant is very very good. Nothing lacking. Great food, service, ambiance, and people.Special Features:
- Wonderful ExperienceAshleyDined on 4/29/2014They 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellentlapizz3VIPDined on 4/29/2014Chris 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- oysters and steakrichm03Dined on 4/26/2014The charbroiled oysters are the best I've ever had, different from anyplace else. The ribeye and filet mignon are both top notch!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExcellentChilipepper65Dined on 4/20/2014Have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed . Food is impeccable and service is excellent. Wonderful ambienceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Business dinner for 12RadioprinceVIPDined on 4/7/2014We had a big group and as always the food was perfect and the service was great.Special Features:
- Exceeds expectationsHoumaDinerVIPDined on 3/26/2014We had a wonderful lunch meeting. Service and food were excellent. We were provided a quiet meeting space with ample room.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fabulous experiencemmk0925Dined on 3/25/2014My 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great AmbienceDonnaVDined on 3/22/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fit for a King4musketeersDined on 3/16/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic Italian FoodDinerinluvwithfoodVIPDined on 3/15/2014Food 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:
- Awesome experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 3/13/2014The 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great as usualHoumaDinerVIPDined on 2/28/2014Our Friday lunch was exceptional. The food was cook perfectly and service attentive.Special Features:
- Best Italian food!Phallonf22Dined on 2/21/2014Absolutely love this restaurant! The food is amazing and the outdoor patio space is adorable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Special OccassionHoumaDinerVIPDined on 2/13/2014My 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- StupendaliciousJOlson79VIPDined on 1/21/2014When 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:I would recommend this to a friend.