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Christini's Ristorante Italiano

4.8
4.8
3513 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Christinis Ristorante Italiano is a fine dining Italian restaurant in Orlando that has mastered the art of exceptional dining. We are open for dinner seven days a week and feature a Northern Italian menu that has delighted guests from all over the world. We are famous for our freshly made pasta, enormous veal chops and Chilean Sea Bass over a shrimp risotto. We also have an extensive wine list and full bar, with a sommelier to help answer your wine pairing questions.

Our world class menu is also available Curbside including Family Style Options.
https://www.christinis.com/christinis-take-out-menu/#family-style
Buon Appetito!

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."






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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 545-6867

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are planning to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or host a business meeting in the Orlando area, Christini's Ristorante Italiano provides the perfect, casually elegant setting. The Ivy Room offers private group dining and is reserved for a maximum of 54 guests. For smaller parties of various sizes, Christini’s has several intimate semi-private areas in our mezzanine level a few steps above the main dining room. Whether you are planning to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or host a business meeting in the Orlando area, The Ivy Room provides the perfect, casually elegant setting. We are the only restaurant in the Orlando area that offers a la carte dining, regardless of your party size. Christinis is typically closed for lunch, however the restaurant can be reserved for parties of 50-200 for private luncheons. Mr. Christini and his highly trained and knowledgeable staff look forward to hosting you!

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (844) 397-0138

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Cross street

    Sand Lake Road

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary Valet parking.

  • Entertainment

    Strolling Musician

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve 2022

    $175.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Enjoy our Chef's created menu highlighting our signature classics as well as delectable new creations. As always, our highly trained staff will deliver an exceptional evening along with our strolling musician. Menu pricing is $175 per person and does not include tax or gratuity. No A la carte dining on this evening.

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What 3,513 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Italian

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

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  • Orlando

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  1. CD

    CDandJT

    West Palm Beach

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Highly overpriced for average food in a "kitsch" setting. Caveat emptor! At one time Christini's was the "go to" upscale Italian restaurant in the Orlando area, but not anymore. We have dined at some of the finest, upscale Italian restaurants across the USA, yet this restaurant does not even come close to being rated in the top 100. Food quality (especially the veal), the portion sizes and preparation are sub-par. They must have changed purveyors for lower grade meats yet raised their prices - bad business decision. Our two veal entrees looked and tasted like they came out of a buffet chafing dish. Everything on the menu is so overpriced for what they are offering. For example: 2 mini veal meatballs- $28 and a small appetizer portion of penne Arrabbiata- $24 For us, it was a disappointing outing, we expected much better. Note - the only positives: they still serve terrific bread and have a nice wine list.
  2. JG

    JuanG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic, classical, Italian food, wine and ambiance coupled with careful and over the top attention. Recommend for special occasions as it tends to be pricey. Really enjoyed the experience.
  3. e

    elizabethc

    DO NOT USE

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent!! We will be back! It is a little pricey for a casual dinner but so worth the money!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a truly unique experience the attention was super amazing I would 100% recommend this place for couples or families very good atmosphere, the person who plays the accordion is impressive really everything was wonderful
  5. H

    Hawk4ever

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The single best restaurant in Orlando bar none. Great food and impeccable service. My go to when I’m Orlando!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience!
  7. SW

    SpaceWrangler

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put, if you’re in Orlando and looking for Italian. This is the place to go! Hands down the best!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, suggestions and recommendations for your perfect meal. It’s the best authentic old school Italian experience in Orlando. Highly recommend gnocchi bolognese!
  9. AP

    AlyssaP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is super fancy. Be aware! Not a polo and shorts for guys kind of place. Men were in dress shirts and slacks. However, food was delish and service was impeccable!
  10. TD

    TravelDiner

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Italian Restaurants in the USA! Hands down!
  11. WF

    WilliamF

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been enjoying Christini’s for decades for everyday dining; business dinner; and, special events. Everything about Christini’s, from their consistently world-class veal to their impeccable service always exceeds my elevated expectations. Christini’s is the place to go when you want to experience the very best in dining!
  12. k

    katrina

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Gave it 4 stars because I asked for medium rare on the chop and it came out medium well and was too tough to enjoy. Great service!
  13. NS

    NicolasS

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed an incredible date night. Orlando’s finest Italian served up by friendly, professional staff. Thank you to the Christini’s team for continuing to provide an outstanding experience!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We felt like VIP while celebrating our anniversary! The atmosphere, the staff, and the food was some of the best we have ever experienced and had!! We plan to 10000% come back to this establishment the next time we are back in Orlando. Thank you, Christini’s , for making our last night dinner/anniversary one to remember!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Fabulous
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing, from the moment we got to valet 59 walking through the door. Very respectful and helpful, gave dinner options to pair with out F
  17. AM

    AshMWill

    Detroit

    212 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious with wonderful personalized service!
  18. SB

    SandraB

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Amazing place real Italian style love the personalities of the waiters
  19. GW

    GordyW

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, treated so well by the owner! great ambiance and food. We always plan this as part of our trip to Orlando every time. If you are looking for the best, you can't find a better place. Thank you!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was phenomenal. They make everyone feel welcome. Clearly, staff is treated well. The employees are long timers. The food was good, not the best, but the ambiance and the service were so amazing that I would love to go back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the entire experience! The service was outstanding and our Waiter, Nick, was the best. Food was delicious. Thank you so much, we will be back!
  22. PK

    PeterK

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great institution in Orlando. Keep up the good work.
  23. CX

    ChrisX5150

    Dallas

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Classic old world dining. Friendly service. Very formal and buttoned up. Most of the food was very good. Chicken Marsala was not a great cut. Otherwise higher quality.
  24. MD

    MikeD

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I suppose the caveat is that this is in Orlando, and much like Las Vegas there are some things that are just a byproduct of the environment. The restaurant is beautiful and makes a memorable impression the moment you walk in the door. It feels like being instantly transported somewhere else, somewhere special. It's both romantic for a special occasion and seriously upscale for an executive dinner. Atmosphere: 5/5 Service is very professional and attentive, bordering on too attentive. Admittedly this is a delicate balancing act, but would suggest a slower roll-out of staff introductions. Before water and cocktails are on the table, keep it under three staff introductions (not five). That said, service was excellent. Service: 5/5 Food! OK, here is where the caveat comes in. The vast majority of customers I assume are tourist or convention business dinners. With that in mind it is understandable that the food was "safe", perfectly cooked, perfectly plated, and uninspiring. Admittedly, I like adventurous, creative, chefs. So the best I can say is that the food was OK, was safe, for a restaurant of this caliber. Food: 4/5
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Women can wear sandals but men can’t? Veal scaloppini was low grade. My mother makes better in her sleep
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday. First time there and we loved it! Food was amazing! Atmosphere was exquisite and the staff was awesome. It is on the pricey side, but for a special occasion or you just want to splurge on really good food and drinks, it was well worth it!
  27. AP

    AshleyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful, the staff are so respectful and kind, our waiter was also awesome. Good conversation, great food, and wine. Would recommend 10/10. A night to remember.
  28. BB

    BillinBham

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Very attentive staff. They even provided a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an incredible restaurant- the atmosphere, the food, the service- everything is outstanding!
  30. C

    Chad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best Italian food I have ever had. Staff is excellent
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. Service is spectacular!
  32. GS

    GaryS

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took partner for her birthday. From valet parker to greeting at door to the moment we left, it was a special evening. The decor is old world restaurant. The service was attentive and special. The food was superb. The strolling minstrel sang Happy Birthday in both Italian and English. The parting rose was a great finish! took
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place
  34. BC

    BrendaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Christini's for my husband's birthday. Everything about the place is exquisite. The service is over the top, food is amazing. It is quite the experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old school Italian. Veal was amazing
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a marvelous Old World dining experience. From the decor to the strolling musician playing the accordion, to the amazing food and service -Jhon and Raul were awesome, we had a truly memorable night. Thank you.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s just the best. Fabulous Italian fine dining.
  38. DW

    DeWayneG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable rockstar service. Food is fantastic and servers were professional. Great place, you have to experience.
  39. RL

    RobL

    Fayetteville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maybe best experience I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Couldn’t afford it every meal, but overall outstanding. Every single part of the food, service and ambiance was top rate.
  40. B

    Brianc

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good people, wait staff was excellent. Food was good not outstanding.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Christini's Ristorante Italiano using the Order Online button. Christini's Ristorante Italiano also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 545-6867.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 3513 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Christini's Ristorante Italiano

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd Suite 84 Orlando, FL 32819

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sand Lake Road

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary Valet parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Strolling Musician

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 545-6867

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are planning to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or host a business meeting in the Orlando area, Christini's Ristorante Italiano provides the perfect, casually elegant setting. The Ivy Room offers private group dining and is reserved for a maximum of 54 guests. For smaller parties of various sizes, Christini’s has several intimate semi-private areas in our mezzanine level a few steps above the main dining room. Whether you are planning to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or host a business meeting in the Orlando area, The Ivy Room provides the perfect, casually elegant setting. We are the only restaurant in the Orlando area that offers a la carte dining, regardless of your party size. Christinis is typically closed for lunch, however the restaurant can be reserved for parties of 50-200 for private luncheons. Mr. Christini and his highly trained and knowledgeable staff look forward to hosting you!

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (844) 397-0138

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