Christini's Ristorante Italiano

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Italian
Best Restaurant in Orlando -
"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 US) have earned Mr. Christini significant recognition in the restaurant business, including the Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award and the Ivy Award. Christini's impeccable reputation has drawn celebrities and dignitaries from all over the world.

Fine Dining Italian restaurant Conveniently located near Disney, Universal and the Convention Center.

Guests 6 years and older are invited to dine in this establishment. Please, no infants. No Strollers. No Exceptions.

**24 Hour Cancellation Notice is required for parties of 6 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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JZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique dining experience outside of, say, NYC, but especially considering you’re in a strip mall in Orlando. Everything about Christini’s is a delight. Pricey, to be fair.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary here. The staff was friendly and made our meal very special. This is a wonderful gem close to Universal Studios and a great romantic restaurant. Kudos to the somalier and the serenading accordionist.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great traditional Italian food! Friendly wait staff and great table side music.

DD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a go to when I come to Orlando. If you have not been there before, your first impression walking up to the restaurant is "A 5 star restaurant in a strip center?" But walk in the door and you are transported to an elegant setting with the best food I may have eaten. And we have been to Italy a couple times and had fabulous food there. Service is anticipatory. They know what you want or need before you do, and they deliver it about the time you know what you need. The pace is not rushed and the staff is "background attentive" They are taking care of you, but you barely notice they are there. The accordion player has been there pretty much since the place opened and his music is the icing on the perfectly baked cake. It is a little pricey, but the experience is like one you will not have anywhere else.

SS
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service always at christinis. Their rotating specials list adds more fun to the menu.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded 2 days ago

Sam, thank you for the wonderful review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We too love our relaxing yet opulent interior design, matching our authentic Italian fare and dedicated customer service. We look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual fantastic dinner from beginning to end!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for enjoying Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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SB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite!!! Always perfect!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Suzy, for the five-star review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We hope you will dine with us again the next time you're in the Orlando area. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited from out of town. A friend recommended a few years back, loved it then and came back. The food is still amazing!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for kindly reviewing Christini's Ristorate Italiano. I am thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations overall and we hope you will continue to dine with us for your future trips to Orlando. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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MW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience and food! This is on the top of my list for each and every trip to Orlando. The service is first class all the way. Food quality and presentation first class also. It isn't cheap when you go first class, but this is certainly worth it for special events and important business dinners.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded 5 days ago

Mark, thank you for the fantastic review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our personable service from check-in to check-out and authentic, Italian fare. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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T
London
40 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The food never disappoints and is always a must stop when I’m in Orlando!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 9, 2019

Toni, thank you for your review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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H
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, efficient and friendly service!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Harry, for the five-star review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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R
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was EXCELLENT. Food was okay.

VP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Initial impression was fantastic. However, ex NBA basketball player came in with his party and our service took a turn for the worst. The attention we received at first was non existent. We had to wait about 45 minutes to an hour for our entrees because the kitchen was evidently preparing 6 chef recommended appetizers for that party. Our waiter appeared about 10 minutes after those appetizers were served to apologize for the delay due to the kitchen needing to prepare food for a wedding party. However, the wedding party was actually served their entrees when we had been served our appetizers.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 9, 2019

Vincent, I am sorry and surprised to hear about your experience at Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We strive to give each of our guests dedicated service and complete attention from the moment they arrive until their meal has ended. We will discuss this internally to see where the miscommunication occurred so we may avoid a similar issue in the future. I hope you will give us another chance to impress you in the future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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OT
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always top notch. Magical Dining menu as fabulous.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for choosing Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff went above and beyond to make an anniversary dinner special

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for celebrating your special anniversary with us at Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We will be sure to share your compliments with the team as they will be thrilled to have left a lasting impression on you. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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RL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was outstanding. Great place for a special occasion.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for kindly reviewing Christini's Ristorate Italiano. I am thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations overall and we hope you will continue to dine with us for your future trips to Orlando. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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a
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We participated in the Magical dinning. We did not intend to but we were glad that we did as this was an expensive restaurant but the food was just okay. Nice service. Nice atmosphere.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you for reviewing Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am glad that you took advantage of our Magical Dining menu and appreciate your kind feedback as we continue to elevate the guest experience. We hope you will decide to join us again in the future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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AB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This a great restaurant for a foodie that's into the whole "fine dining" experience. Here you get an extremely attentive, knowledgeable and maybe slightly pretentious wait staff, along with great food that is extremely expensive, and a beautiful atmosphere.

We went during Magical Dining so the price was great compared to the regular menu. My Saltimbocca di Vitello was $35 (including and app and dessert), but it's $52 regularly. Would I pay that much from the regular menu? I don't think so. If this restaurant has been on your radar, MAgical Dining is a great time to try it.

This restaurant is great for the right person; I'm just not sure it's me. \

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 7, 2019

Adam, thank you for reviewing Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am glad that you enjoyed our knowledgable and dedicated customer service as well as our authentic, Italian fare. I am glad that you took advantage of our Magical Dining menu and appreciate your kind feedback as we continue to elevate the guest experience. We hope you will decide to join us again in the future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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PR
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant with great wait staff and “Best of Class” service.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you, Peter, for the five-star review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We hope you will dine with us again the next time you're in the Orlando area. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing... loved everything about it!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for your review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We appreciate your kind feedback and look forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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SS
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is the perfect blend of formal and informal. The decor exudes old school charm. The food is timeless. The staff allow you to move at the pace you like to move at. So you could be in and out in an hour if you like or spend the entire evening.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 7, 2019

Sam, thank you for the wonderful review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We too love our relaxing yet opulent interior design, matching our authentic Italian fare and dedicated customer service. We look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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L
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent old world service and ambiance. Food was amazingly good. The only thing that threw me was the lack of lighting- it was quite dark, the darkest I think I’ve ever experienced in a restaurant. That is part of the ambiance I suppose but it was literally difficult to read the menu.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you, Laura, for taking the time to review Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our delectable dining options complete with dedicated customer service. We appreciate your feedback as we continue to elevate the guest experience and hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hubby and I took advantage of the Magical Dining menu for his birthday. We had a lovely time! The staff was completely warm and welcoming. There was a lot of concern for our satisfaction. Food was some of the best I’ve had in a long time. Great Cesar salad! I had the filet of sole and hubby had veal. Both were so delicious and cooked perfectly. Dessert was made special with “happy birthday” written in chocolate on the plate and a small candle. Nice and quiet how we like it ❤️ The wine connoisseur recommendation was perfect! Thanks so much for a beautiful evening!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am thrilled to hear that we helped to make your husband's birthday a memorable one with our dedicated customer service, delectable Magical Dining menu items and festive ambiance. We hope you will continue to celebrate with us in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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PL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and have never been disappointed. The food is always excellent as well as the service. They treat you like royalty. We go here every time we visit Orlando and it makes our trip worthwhile. The Saltimbocca di Vitello was so tender and flavorful and just the right size. The Insalata Mista alla Romana was also good the lettuce was very fresh and the Caesar dressing was light and tasty. I would and have recommended this restaurant to people. You will not be disappointed.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Pamela, for taking the time to review Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our delectable dining options complete with dedicated customer service. We appreciate your feedback as we continue to elevate the guest experience and hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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T
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. The service was spectacular! Thank you for a fantastic evening.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 2, 2019

Theresa, thank you for dining with us at Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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r
Orlando
235 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Magical Dining rip off! We have been here before for special occasions so we thought it would be great for magical dining. Our $70.00 dinner turned to $200.00!! Instead of regular water they served us a fancy bottled water our drinks two martinis cost $44.00. We decided to add pasta another $28.00. With tip it came to $200.00 the food was ok but there are many other excellent Italian restaurants to choose from don’t believe I will ever go back!!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 2, 2019

Rhoda, I am very sorry and surprised to hear about your overall experience at Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We strive to be transparent and fair with our pricing and we apologize for any miscommunication surrounding your order. Please do call us if you have any questions surrounding your bill and we hope you might consider giving us another chance to impress you in the future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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T
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We were two couple and we did the calamari, rigatoni and shrimp appetizer and it was delivered croustade. I would go back for that and the desert. The service was impeccable. We had an organ player. The place’s acoustics aren’t good, so it was loud. Close seating.
The sole was very good too. The pasta is homemade and the Bolognese was good but needed more sauce and meat. I would go back but know it is expensive.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for reviewing Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am happy to hear that we left a lasting impression on you with our dedicated service from start to finish, and we will surely pass along your compliments to the team. We appreciate your feedback as we continue to elevate the guest experience and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good. Love the authenticity of the restaurant!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you, Bruce, for choosing Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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D
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal dining experience. Great for that special occasion or just a night out. Service is impeccable and all staff we encountered were warm and friendly. Premium prices but very well worth it.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our personable service from check-in to check-out and authentic, Italian fare. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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SP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for magical dining. The service was superb. Everything was excellent with the exception of the mussels; they did not have much flavor.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you, Suzann, for the terrific, five-star review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our Magical Dining menu and we look forward to continuing to exceed your expectations in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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BP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, wonderful restaurant. Very upscale, a beautiful bar, great food, and high end service.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for enjoying Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We look forward to welcoming you back again the next time you find yourself in the Orlando area. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not believe I have not been here before. Magical Dining was fantastic, but I will be back for regular dinner service as well. Try the veal.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thomas, thank you for enjoying Magical Dining with us at Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We very much look forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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OS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my wifes b-day! She had a veal dish that she said she could easily cut with her fork. WOW! I had the sole, it was perfectly done! Outstanding service, OUTSTANDING DINING!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for choosing Christini's Ristorante Italiano to celebrate your wife's birthday. We strive to help make our guests' special occasions that much more memorable with our delectable dining options and dedicated customer service. We hope you will continue to celebrate with us in the future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 5

I am in the hospitality business and Christinis is my favorite restaurant. I refer convention business clients there all the time. It was our friends birthday and because of magical dining we thought it would be a great opportunity to celebrate. The food was amazing and the staff were great( however.....what we didn’t appreciate was the following.

When we sat down the waiter mentioned that it was our friends birthday and he said “Happy Birthday, would you like a glass of champagne. My friend really didn’t want one, but thought that it was complimentary so she said yes. He asked me if I would like to join her and I said no thank you because I assumed hers was complimentary but mine would not be and we were all planning on ordering a bottle of wine. We didn’t look at the bill and we split it 3 ways. Later we reviewed the itemized receipt and noticed that we were charged $27 for the glass of Veuve. We all discussed and thought in our opinion the glass was complimentary because of the way the waiter handled it. The bottom line is it wasn’t clear and it was an uncomfortable way to sneak in a glass of champagne. I don’t think that his interpretation was ethical. I want to be sure this doesn’t happen to someone else that may be put on the spot. Besides that everything was great. I just wanted you to know. Magical dining is $35 we wouldn’t have spent $27 on one glass of champagne. If we wanted champagne we would have ordered a bottle and know the price not have it added to our bill in that manner.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, and we appreciate your continued loyalty with us. I am sorry about the miscommunication surrounding the champagne glass as we should have been clearer. We will discuss this to see where the disconnect may have occurred to ensure a similar snafu is avoided next time. I hope you will celebrate with us in the future and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Food and wait service was phenomenal.
matrede and "som" were con artist and sold us an over priced wine and blamed my palate. frankly speaking what they did was criminal

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano! We will surely share your kind words with the team as they will be thrilled to have left a lasting impression on you with their service. I assure you we have our guests' best interests in mind and strive to be transparent about our pricing, keeping rates in line with the local market. We hope you will give us another chance to impress you in the future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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L
Orlando
172 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Total elegance and grace.
A beautiful restaurant with beautiful people
A very special dinner.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Lori, thank you for choosing Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We will surely share your compliments with the team and hope you will continue to celebrate with us in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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CT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is in a strip mall but once you walk through the doors you immediately forget the outside world. The ambience is amazing! From the moment the maître d’ greeted us...every moment was special. Our server and sommelier were excellent! Our appetizer, dinners and dessert were all outstanding. We cannot wait to go back and do it again!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Cindy, thank you for enjoying your experience at Christini's Ristorante Italiano. I am thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations with our relaxing, refined ambiance, authentic Italian date and personable service from start to finish. We too look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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GM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was amazing, the food was also fantastic, and it was really nice having live music played at your table. Having said that, we felt so cramped into our seats, and my friend on the outside chair kept getting bumped all night. PLease take out a table here or there and give people breathing room. Otherwise - wonderful evening!

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded 5 days ago

Glenn, thank you for kindly reviewing Christini's Ristorate Italiano. I am thrilled to hear that we exceeded your expectations overall, though we do appreciate your feedback regarding areas in which we may improve as well. We hope you will continue to dine with us for your future trips to Orlando. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 23, 2019

Thank you for the five-star review of Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We appreciate your kind feedback and hope you will continue to join us in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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JR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My only disappointment came when we paid our bills. We always use or credit cards for the extra point value and they would not do separate checks. I will be telling everyone of this issue. I now have to get cash to reimburse my fellow diners who paid my bill. Spoiled a wonderful, fun evening until that point.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 30, 2019

Joyce, thank you for reviewing Christini's Ristorante Italiano. We apologize for any inconvenience with our check policies and appreciate your flexibility. We hope you will decide to join us again in the near future. Sincerely, Caterina Christakos, Christini's Customer Relations Director

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