Christini's Ristorante Italiano

4.8
1682 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
"With more than 45 years of distinctive culinary experience, I am convinced that success comes down to this: One restaurant, in one location, serving the highest quality cuisine, the best service and a friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy it." The experience of opening more than 19 restaurants and hotels (including five original Alfredo's of Rome in the United States) have earned Mr. Christini significant recognition in restaurant business in the US. He has been the recipient of the most prestigious awards such as the Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award and the Ivy Award along with many others. Christini's impeccable reputation has drawn celebrities and dignitaries from all over the world.

Conveniently located near Disney, Universal and the Convention Center.

Guests six years and older are invited to dine in this establishment.

**24 Hour Cancellation Notice is required for parties of six and over to avoid a $50 per person cancellation fee!

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Daily 6:00PM - 6:45PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM

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DM
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. However, I dint at fine restaurants all the time. $15 for a side of pasta( about 4oz) when you paid $59 for a just a piece of chicken?? Really? $50 for seafood pasta and i left hungry. Said NO ONEe ver when they leave an Italian restaurant. We asked for more complimentary bread and were charged. Who charges for more bread?? We were a family of 3. If you actually fed your customers maybe they would not need more bread. I asked for asparagus light on the oil. Sent ot back twice as the rude waiter brought it twice saying there was no oil on it. It was soaked in it, How can a fine restaurant not figure out how to cook asparagus with out soaking it in olive oil> Over $200 and all 3 of us left hungry. I have NO problem paying that much for a meal. But a meal we did not get served,...more like leftovers, Liked all the staff except our waiter.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal, in a space that could be characterized as cozy!

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Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christini’s is a must do bucket list restaurant in Central Florida. This is truly one of Orlando’s finest culinary landmarks. There is no wonder why Christini’s won the coveted IVY Award and is the most awarded fine dining Italian restaurant in Orlando. The menu is a classical interpretation of northern Italian cuisine with many world famous dishes. Bon Appétit!

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F
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant, and so authentic. FANTASTIC Italian cuisine and truly the finest staff. Alberto was so friendly, inviting, charming, and caring, ask for him when you book your reservation!

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely wonderful! Everything from start to finish was very authentic Italian, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys fine dining and a unique experience.

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MH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience. Great selection and service. Enjoyable atmosphere and appreciated we could still carry on a conversation.

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a business dinner. My guests loved it - from the accordian player who took requests to the old-school decor and excellent service and food. I blew through my expense budget. It is pricey.

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MK
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to restaurant every time i am in Orlando. Arguably one of the best authentic Italian restaurants on the east coast outside of NYC. Expensive but worth the splurge. If you do see what you want on the menu they’ll make it for you. Extensive, impressive wine list and the owner, Christina, is a legend and a true character. I started with a Cesar salad and then had the veal with lemon and capers. The veal was tender as butter and incredibly flavorful. Highly recommend for a great dining experience in a sea of mediocrity which is Orlando.

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DT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! Wine was incredible and food was spectacular. Highly recommend it.

A nice touch at the end of the night, I was handed a long stem red rose. As a business traveler, the rose is welcoming in my hotel room.

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S
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really enjoyed that meal. You guys are terrific!!

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OH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Great food. Stuff is very professional, I enjoyed live music by a very nice polish gentleman

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RR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great and service was exceptional. The place has a great old school, cosmopolitan vibe. But damn is it expensive; unnecessarily so. Pasta dishes are inexpensive to prepare, and are usually moderately priced in most good Italian restaurants, but here they are high $20s, low $30s. 16 oz veal chop was $84.00. No, that’s not a typo.
Definitely worth a visit, but save some money before you go.

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Miami
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Have been going here for past 15 years. For the first time we were disappointed with the veal Milanese which was thin, dry and perhaps overlooked. Service was and hopefully always will be the thing that keeps us coming back. One bad Milanese has not deterred us. To the next visit 🙏

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Reputation is well-earned!!

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great authentic Italian food...large portions ...accordion player is excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class service from the minute we walked in!

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing! The ambience was fantastic and our waiter Alberto was outstanding! We will definitely go back when we are in the area again!

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K
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience, food, ambiance, staff are always top notch. Would recommend any time in Orlando.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful experience in every way. Starting with the welcome at the door, the service, food and ambiance were absolutely fabulous. I've traveled extensively to NYC, LA, San Francisco and all the major areas around this country, and I can't think of a better experience than we had at Christini's. The accordion player was a special extra touch, who took requests from every table. It made it feel even more authentic and each table special. They concluded the evening giving a rose to every women in the room and Mr. Christini himself was at the bar and couldn't have been nicer to these out of town visitors. This is a must if you are in Orlando.

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BK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian and I have been customers of Christini’s Restaurant since the early 1990’s and the food & service is always exemplary. Thank you for another fine dining experience

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Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best Italian food we have had in the United States. Service was excellent, but not rushed. The servers were willing to accommodate special requests.
Try the white anchovy appetizer. Out of this world!
Great job ownership, chef(s) and staff!
We will definitely return when we are in Orlando!

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GG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service ever! Food was excellent! Ambience was amazing! Will definitely be back!

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LS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were promised an elegant meal experience and they delivered! Service was impeccable, food was amazing and the ambience was perfect!

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BS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food! Great service!
Best Italian in the country!!

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RS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here at least 20 times and never disappointed
Food and service outstanding Not cheap but worth the price for special occasions I come here every tine I visit Orlando. Accordion player is great and makes the entire experience special

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CM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here whenever we go to Orlando. Best Italian restaurant ever.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was pricey. But that Hass to be one of the best sauce that I’ve ever had

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M
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambiance! We highly recommend the veal and the tiramisu.

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TM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way. Waiters are fantastic and the food is excellent. Great atmosphere.

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a
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service a little too much over sell of app special the pasta and calamari were great the large shrimp was too bland the osso buco was spot on the chicken parm was good deserts just decent we will go back order different apps and pasta wine list extensive and pricy

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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christini’s is upscale authentic Italian dining. If you want the very best cuisine and service...look no further.

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricier than expected but totally worth it. Food was great, veal was to die for and the service was absolutely top notch. Great place for a special occasion

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J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, no place better in Orlando or Florida for that matter.

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AC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Seafood Ravioli had a strange/weird taste to it. The floor of where the booths are located shakes like an earthquake everytime a waiter walks by. The light level was so low that we had to use our iPhone lights to read the menu. That is just too romantic to eat any food if you can’t see it!

The waiter’s service was excellent, hence the reason for mu 25% tip.

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TR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded my expectations in every aspect: food, service, atmosphere, miscellaneous details. I didn't want to leave and I can't wait to go back.

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SS
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Orlando hands down. Has an old school feel to it. Blends the formal with casual perfectly. Everything in the menu is terrific

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CS
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best anchovies ever. Very attentive service. Excellent presentation.
Way overpriced

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SQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Christini's restaurant was very nice. The waiters were all kind and attentive. I was disappointed that only one of the staff was truly Italian. Most of them tried very hard to use Italian words and "pretend" to be Italian. They didn't quite pull it off. I think the entrees are very good, but also over priced. Maybe, $45 for a veal dish would be more reasonable than $62. The accordion music was lovely and added a lot to the ambiance. Giving me a rose at the end of dinner was a special gesture.

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B
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner! Great food, superb service. Great business dinner location.

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