Christian Michael's Ristorante
Reservation are for "DINNER ONLY" No bar tables or small plate menu reservation.
First come first serve " BAR ONLY"
High quality and dependable excellence in food preparation. Fabulous calamari appetizer.
Have dined for dinner a couple of times in the past and have been very pleased! Has reservations for Father's Day Brunch and was - again - very pleased! My husband and vowed to have more Sunday Brunch dates!!!
It was very nice meal
Very average, outdated restaurant. Nothing pretty, To many rules and regulation, ( no splitting of entrees, you will be charged $18.00 extra if you do ). We wanted a salad as a main course from the salad menu and the waiter decided to make it a "main course salad" so he could charge more. At the "end of the dinner" we where told that the restaurant will charge an automatic 18% gratuity because it is "graduation week". That is gauging in our opinion. Should have told us that in the beginning of the dinner. My cocktail glass was broken (fractured) from the top to the bottom. After pointing that out to the waiter he said "thanks" no apology, no refill, nothing, he just took my glass away (still half full) and never replaced it.
There are a lot of other and better choices of restaurants in Chico,
Poor service for having such a high reputation and while celebrating a special celebration.
We were celebrating a college graduation and they made our experience so memorable. It was a little noisy but only because of the large parties celebrating Chico graduations so noise was because of the happiness around.
Food was good, particularly the prime rib special, and requests for accommodation to changes to the menu item handled with no issues. Service was good even though it was very busy being graduation weekend. Enjoyable meal in a nice atmosphere.
Great dinner experience. Excellent food, Great service. Will be back soon.
Excellent food and service! Robert is a great waiter! Salmon was delicious as were the crab cakes.
Wait staff very attentive to all of our needs for attending a concert ... great food and ambiance
Excellent food and great service. Consistently good restaurant.
Always a great place to go. Great wine list and menu options.
My daughter and I loved Christian Michael’s! We had come in from out of town to check out the University and they look the time to get us a special table and the food was outstanding! No problem at all with some special requests I needed. We had a great time here. Highly recommend!
Amazing service, food and ambiance! Highly recommend.
I had an amazing experience. I took my girlfriend out for her birthday. Overall the food was outstanding, the server we had was great (I believe his name was Ronny) very friendly environment, the manager was one of the friendliest I've seen out of restaurants. I can't wait to come back. Amazing food and an outstanding place to go for a date. By far would recommend the tiramisu as well ;) thank you for the amazing experience. ❤️
I have a dairy and wheat allergy and our server went above and beyond to accommodate my dietary restrictions. Kind, caring and capable service!! We will be back!!
Very nice downtown restaurant but a bit off the crowded streets so parking us good, food is delightful and its classy but not overdone. Very charming and comfortable. The bar is casual, easy and relaxing.
Our server,Joshua was very friendly and attentive.Had an amazing filet meatloaf,delicious.The salmon dinner and the creme burlee dessert was awesome!! Highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions and gatherings of friends.Great atmosphere and wonderful food!!!
We were very pleased with this restaurant. We wanted a place that served excellent cuisine where we can hear each other talk without raising one’s voice. We had a very nice booth for the six of us and really enjoyed ourselves. Unlike a place like Sierra Nevada Brewery, where one has to practically shout to be heard over the din of fellow diners, this restaurant was quiet and a great place to catch up while we were served by a pleasant and attentive waiter named Matt. We highly recommend this establishment.
This is our seventh Easter at their restaurant. We love it and they take such great care of us.
Most of our dining experiences at CM have been consistently good. Our most recent visit was best described as mediocre. Food was not particularly pleasing to the palate, but not bland by any means. The service, on the other hand, was lacking the detail expected from previous visits to CM. The server was aloof, almost to the point of pretentiousness. Regardless, the overall experience was minimally acceptable and hopefully not indicative of downward spiral for CM
Very tasty food and quick service. We came for our 9th wedding anniversary and enjoyed it very much.
My husband and I had our first date at Christian Michaels and we return ever year on the anniversary of that date. It’s a special day for us and the food, staff, and atmosphere never disappoint!
We were there for a birthday celebration. It was delightful. Wonderful service and great food.
Always exceptional food and service. Can not go wrong with CM. Consistently a gastronomical delight,
The food and ambiance are what keep us going back to Christian Michaels. They also have great happy hour/small bite options and fun cocktails. On this particular evening we also had a wonderful server who provided exceptional service. He made great suggestions and was attentive without being intrusive.
The food was fine, we did not enjoy it nor did we hate it. Do not eat the rosemary garlic focaccia bread if you are there for a first date; the garlic is strong.
Our server was pleasant to our faces, but we could hear him talking about us to his coworkers. We were shocked by the rudeness.
Rude service aside, I would still not recommend this restaurant as the food was poor in taste and flavor compared to the pricing. An entree valued at $19 is not very expensive, but one would still expect good flavor.
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.
The food was much better the last time I was there - it's really not an Italian rest.
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.
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.
Good food, good service, pleasant surroundings...only complaint was the music turned up too loud but they lowered it upon request.
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.
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.
Excellent food and attentive service. We'll be back.
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.