Christini's Ristorante Italiano

4.7
1563 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!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Christini's! 5 course pre fixe menu with a glass of Champagne for $125/person. Two seatings available - 6:00pm/6:30pm and 9:00pm/9:30pm. A $50 deposit per person is required to confirm your reservation. Make your reservations today! Call us for more information.

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Daily 6:00PM - 9:00PM

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Two women on business dinner. We found the service to be cloying and excessive. The food was overly sauced with unsophisticated sauces. Dinner was pricey for the quality. Would have preferred not to be serenaded by accordionist - but weren’t asked first and felt wrong to ask him to stop. Restaurant obviously works VERY hard to create an experience and to have plenty of service- it was just WAY too much. Ordered zuppe de mare. Waiter suggested might like it spicey- “diavalo”. In fact this meant bland, thickened red sauce with a big bowl of pepper flakes on the side.

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J
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun to come back to Orlando and eat in this fine establishment Truly old style dining as we like to remember it Music,roses,atmosphere It’s all here

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PM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine Italian dining. Excellent food. Wonderful service. Great smbiance. Strolling accordian player takes requests. Red rose given to ladies in party at end of meal. Rather expensive.

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DG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The taste of food was second to none. Very romantic setting, will be there again soon

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Quite a nice experience. Enjoyed the service, ambiance, and food was priced appropriately. My seafood fra diavolo was nothing earth shattering to be honest. Dessert was extraordinary. Wine list was very well curated. We were there for a special event and it went well.

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J
Miami
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic not to be missed

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D
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and elegant. Very attentive waiters and outstanding cuisine. Very very pricey for pasta, though. We were a bit surprised that it was more expensive than the best restaurants in New York.

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San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The accordion player is a bit too loud for the small area. When he plays by your table you can’t talk to your dinner companions. We had good service to begin with but were surprised that the waiter cleared some of the guests plates while others were still eating. But the worst thing about the restaurant are the prices!!! $49.50 for veal piccata; $39.50 for CHICKEN piccata!?!? $13.50 for asparagus? Come on - it wasn’t the quality that can command those prices as the food wasn’t really that great. Can’t recommend or visit again.

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Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Orlando restaurant for 20 years

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1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant, excellent service. Food was good but not great. The waiter said the calamari was the best in Florida, I highly disagree it was acceptable but I have had so much better. The wine was excellent but priced way more than at comparable restaurants. 2 people, 1 bottle of wine ($65) we had 1 appetizer and 2 dishes (Chilean sea bass and a frutti di mari fra diavolo) and the bill was over 215 dollars before gratuity. There are restaurants locally that for half that price will bring you back to Italy, (where I spent many months studying there).

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arranged a dinner with Christini's for friends in Orlando for convention who have Italian restaurant who feed me well and often. Management was easy and awesome to work with. My friends had incredible experience.

Find a reason to go to Christini's!

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Houston
44 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Italy's best restaurants. It's a very good way to bring Italy to Orlando, Fla! Great guys, awesome food!

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Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Can’t tell that place is fantastic. Only service is good

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been many times and love it. NYC quality Italian which is tough to find in Florida. My only critique was the last time I went they automatically added a 20% tip. Our table was only 6 people and we had about $600 in liquor/wine on the bill. I probably would have tipped more than 20% anyway but I like it to be my decision.

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my wife's birthday here. It is a great place for a special celebration or just when you want an excellent meal in a romantic, quiet atmosphere. The service was also good and the staff are very knowledgeable about the food. All in all, it was a very nice evening and we will definitely be returning.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff made my daughters 17th Birthday special..

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is amazing the food is great!!

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KW
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attention to detail, food quality, and ambiance were outstanding. Always see Mr Christini and he makes sure to stop by the table. A must when dining in the Orlando area.

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EW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first visited Christini’s 2 years ago when visiting Orlando and absolutely loved it. Back in the area again this past week and had to go back to Christini’s and will any time we are in the area. Awesome staff, ambiance and food. A++

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Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There simply is not a better Italian restaurant in Orlando!
Everyone and everything is exceptional.
Both of my picky daughter absolutely loved it.
Been going there for years and never are disappointed.
Bravo!

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Miami
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This is not in the typical tourist area of Orlando so thought it would be a nice change while visiting. This was a holiday weekend, Saturday, December 30th, 2018. The reviews of the restaurant were good, the food was pricey though, but it looked charming. We sat down the place was as charming old school Italian restaurant. Wine & the appetizers were ordered as well as the entrée. Wine & appetizers arrived promptly were good as was the bread they set on the table. Twenty minutes had gone by since we had finished our appetizers & no sign of our waiter. He never came to check how were the appetizers. We then go to 30 minutes and no sign of the waiter or our entrée. We got up and ask the Maître D to please call our waiter as 30 minutes had gone by and no sign of the waiter or food. The Maître D came back to the table saying our food would be out in a few minutes but no waiter still. 45 minuets had now gone by and the entrees were nowhere to be found once more to the Maître D & it will be out in three minutes. At this point we are no longer hungry. He comes finally ten minutes later with our food. Then having the nerve to say the food is here and if you go somewhere else still we would wait. Everything is made to order was his catch all. We pointed out that the people that were seated behind us arrived 10 minutes after we had ordered. They have been through there appetizers, entrée & on desert while we just got our entrée. We tried the food and it was okay but after such a long wait we really weren’t hungry. We asked him for the check. He wanted to give us desert we said no, we really didn’t care for desert. He then said he would adjust the bill. No adjustment was done. I have never left zero tip when dining. We are generous tippers 20%+ when dining. No waiter no tip. I can’t really recommend them, if you must wait 1 hour between your appetizer & your entrée it’s a bit much. A great review is my favorite thing to write here not the case.

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VD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy this restaurant very much the staff was unbelievable the food was exceptional the wine was also exceptional we had a marvelous time

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JA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and service was great again. Sommelier was apparently having an off night however that happens to us all. Highly recommend once again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic as always. Will be back for sure. This visit the food came out more slowly than usual.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awsome date night with my wife.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is our favorite. It is our first choice when coming in from New York. Outstanding every time!!!!

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Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the meal was top notch. I am very pleased. Guillermo did an exceptional job for my birthday. The food wasn’t plenty but, we were satisfied. Will visit soon.

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New England
45 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been more than 10 years since my wife and I had dinner at Christini’s but it was every bit as excellent as it was then. Authentic great tasting Italian food with the atmosphere to match.

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J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If our are seeking a fabulous dinner where you and your guests are treated to fantastic food and service get on the list at Christinis. When we visit Orlando we make sure this is one of our first stops. Highly recommend the sea bass and well everything else. The Eggplant dipping sauce for the bread should be sold by the gallon. It is sooooo good. We love this restaurant. You will love it too.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone, from Vito, the maître d', to Claudia, the bartender, to Philippe, our waiter, and the other attending staff were all extraordinarily professional and made us feel special. The food was impressive (the best veal osso buco I have ever head!) and the wine list extensive. We will be sure to come each time we are in town.

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BS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A second time for my wife and I to eat there. A wonderful service, excellent servers, delicious food, great envIronment. We will go back again and take friends with us.

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K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all ways

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BO
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food and service are impeccable. once inside the restaurant you are transported to a high end Italian bistro.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Everything about the experience at Christini’s was unexpected yet delightful and perfect. Bravo!

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Chris and Jared took very good care of us

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H
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was very good. The drinks were good. The problem was the price for what you got. I have had as good a drink for half the price in New York. There is a need for a little more light. It is difficult to read the menu. For good atmosphere, good food, and you don't mind paying more than it is worth go for it.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have an amazing experience in Cristina’s eve... excellent food and excellent staff... we really appreciate in our first time at this restaurant...

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very welcoming and helpful. They took care of things before I noticed I needed something or wanted it. The food was fresh and flavorful. Great bar selection too.

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything thing was great except the spaghetti. It tasted less tomato based and more like chicken broth.

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