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7:00 PM
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Christian Michael's Ristorante

483 reviews
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$30 and under
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A unique downtown dining experience. Located on the corner of Third and Wall Streets in downtown Chico, Christian Michaels prepares California Cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian and other seasonal dishes to tempt your palate. Selections include fresh seafood, steak, pasta, salads, desserts, a full bar and an extensive wine selection. Allow us to host your next business luncheon, reception or any other celebration.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mediterranean, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Happy Hour: Daily: 4:00pm - 6:00pm & 11:00 - 6:00 Fridays; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00 pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00pm
Reservation are for "DINNER ONLY" No bar tables or small plate menu reservation.
First come first serve " BAR ONLY"
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Phone number
(530) 894-4005
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christian Michael
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Private party facilities
Our private banquet room holds up to 31 people and has a full audio and video system.
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Private party contact
Kristen Carlos: (530) 864-0421
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From just appetizers to full service meals we are here to help. Lunch and breakfast drop-offs and set-ups available. Great for pharmaceutical or office meetings. Please contact us for more information.
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Cross street
Wall Street
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Parking details
Street and public parking lot which is metered until 6:00pm only and free on holidays. Plenty of parking.
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Early Dine Chef Dinner is $20 for a 3-course meal served everyday from 5:00pm – 6:00 pm. Daily Happy Hour from 4:00pm - 6:00 pm with small plate menu also served in bar all night. Bar food extras include Mama Mia Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays with 25% off all wines. Monthly wine dinners and an extensive wine list with 28 offered by the glass or in flights. Join us to cool off before and after great downtown events including Thursday night farmer’s market and music in the park.
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Special events & promotions
Wine Dinners- Come enjoy a six course dinner paired with exquisite wines.If you wish to be added to our wine dinner invitation list you can like us on face book or ask to be added on your reservation in notes.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 483 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

First time visit...enjoyable and pleasing but nothing special for a high end restaurant.

It would be nice to have soups as a choice with salads and why is there so much pork? Bacon crusts are not what all meat eaters want.

4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

It was really good good and priced decently. Our waitress seemed to be a little too busy but it was still a nice date night place.

viproyalfork (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We took my son and his girlfriend (starving students) out for a nice dinner on a Saturday night. Service was a bit slow for my taste, perhaps understaffed, but the waiter (Robert) was friendly and gracious. Started with well made cocktails and appetizers that disappeared quickly. Main entrees were very good to the point there was no room for the great looking desserts. Had a very enjoyable experience. One of the top choices for dinner in Chico.

42bluebird (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food, good service, pleasant surroundings...only complaint was the music turned up too loud but they lowered it upon request.

Lynnkitty (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I drove & my mother took me to the restaurant for lunch for my birthday. The food was not very good at all. We both left & not very happy.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Patrick was very accommodating in turning down the music which was a little loud for my taste. Only drawback was that the tables are awfully close together when there was a huge section of the restaurant not in use - would love if they could spread the tables out in seasons when they are not as busy. Food and wine were excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and attentive service. We'll be back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

First time here on wife's b'day. Turned out we hit "wine Wednesday" and the entire wine list was 25% off. Splurged on a bottle from a favorite Napa winery and the discount was a nice surprise. Food was very good. Beet salad was tasty though could have benefited from actual chunks of goat cheese vs. a light dusting. Didn't care for the flash seared romain salad. We had the seafood tortellini and the bacon wrapped meat loaf. Both were dishes I'd order again. Service was attentive but not overly so. Very quiet evening in the dining room with just us and 3 other dinner parties. The bar had much more going on and was pretty full but did not overly intrude on the dining room. We will be back, on a Wednesday.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We have eaten here on several special occasions. The service is always impeccable and they always make everything and everyone feel special. The food is mostly things you wouldn’t find in common places. I find the prime rib to be exceptional, and if you save room for dessert the creme brûlée is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. Price is a little high but you get what you pay for!

JaniceFromChico (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

We invited a few friends to my husband's birthday party. The waiter was very attentive and the service was great. They were very gracious about serving the wine we provided. They provided a champagne bucket for the prosecco. We arrived early for the dinner specials, which have soup or salad, an entree and a dessert. The meal was delicious. And unlike most places the dessert is from the normal dessert menu, and is well worth it.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

There were six ladies for a birthday lunch for two of the six. We had a great waiter who was attentive, fun, funny and very nice. Lunch was good. The restaurant was loud as there were several other groups of ladies having lunch and a good time.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Waited too long to order. Vegetables not cooked properly burnt shallots not edible Brussels sprouts too hard not cooked enough. Tomato soup only thing good we had

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I have enjoyed Christian Michael's for years. Great lunches and dinners. We especially love their Sunday brunch. Wonderful food and excellent service always.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We were looking forward to filet mignonette listed on the website menu. Unfortunately not offered on the menu at the restaurant. My husband had the steak which he said was rather tough. I had the tenderloins of beef which arrived cold and much more rare than I like ( medium was quite reddish). The service was good but the noise level was so loud my husband sitting across the table from me had to keep asking me to repeat what I said. not worth the $130 it cost us. I'm sure we won't go back

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

We will always miss Jamie
But Matt was awesome