Christini's Ristorante Italiano

4.7
3120 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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vipTaylor
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding per-usual. Thank you.

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DavidC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing as always. Some small things shared with restaurant directly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were mislead into purchasing a $850 bottle of wine we did not order. When we disputed the purchase when the check came, the staff threatened to charge us with a felony. It was the worst dining experience I have ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding.

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vipAndres
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The ambiance was very elegant but that's about it. The food was very overpriced for what you got. I would definitely pass on the veal, all you get is a very small piece of meat. The waiters seem more concerned in telling you how good the food is as opposed to clearing the tables. According to the waiter the pasta was made in house, but De Cecco pasta bought from the grocery store hands down is better. Unless you are there for the ambiance, I would recommend going elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Best Gnocchi I’ve ever had!

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CoraM
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice established Italian Restaurant where the locals go. The service is excellent and the authentic italian food is delicious. Also has a vibrant bar scene.

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Peter
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Fun! Cozy! Authentic!

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vipJoseR
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

27th Anniversary

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TomH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were there to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Shortly after being seated and ordering a pre dinner cocktail and glass of wine for my wife, a group of 17 was seated at a table directly adjacent to our 2 person table. Some of them had obviously been celebrating a birthday prior to arriving. From that point on the waiter spent 90% of his time dealing with that group. Because of the long table, every time someone had to use the restroom, multiple people had to get up and move directly next to our table to let the bathroom goer(s) out. This happened multiple times throughout out the evening. I tried to get the waiters attention to order another drink for ourselves, but the waiter (Carlos) was focused solely on the large group. We finally grabbed the assistant waiter and asked him for another round. He either didn't communicate that to Carlos or Carlos forgot. 20 min later, the glass of wine was brought to the table. We sat another 15 to 20 minutes with our finished meal plates on the table. By that time, my evening was spoiled to the point that all we wanted to do is leave. They must have finally recognized how annoyed I was and offered a complementary cannoli dessert. (Neither of us really like cannolis, but they wouldn't have known that). Other than the spinach salad our food was good and I would order it again if I ever consider returning to their establishment. I had the Aragosta e Frutti di Mare and my wife had the Sea Bass. Had the service been in line with a 5 start restaurant, I would say that the premium price you pay for the food, drinks and atmosphere would be worth it for a special event. That being said, I would hesitate recommending them for fear they would experience the same poor service. Our birthdays are coming up and we will be on the lookout for another 5 star to report on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Plan to back in the future

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KyleB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! I’ve been in many fine dining atmospheres, and this was one of the most enjoyable I’ve had the pleasure to partake in. Our waiter, Alberto, was absolutely a pivotal part of our experience there, as he was not only helpful and attentive, but he was extremely pleasant, upbeat and conversational. He is clearly a professional and I’m sure he has a sizable returning customer base that loves him. Alberto and his team (I remember Kyle who was incredible but I can’t remember the other gentleman’s name) were only rivaled but the ridiculously flavorful dishes that we enjoyed during the night. My wife and I simply had to attempt to eat every single morsel of food because it was THAT good. The sampler and the gnocchi with bolognese sauce were the stars, and I highly recommend them for anyone is looking where to start. I greatly appreciate the Christini’s staff and look forward to our next visit!

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vipChristineM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food, and atmosphere! Love, love, LOVE this restaurant!!!

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vipChrisD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always try to go there when I am in town….a favorite of mine for sure

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vipAlex
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food. Pricey but great quality

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner! Alberto and Johnny are the best! Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular celebramos el
Cumpleaños de mi esposa. Lugar especial, comida excelente, atención de primera.

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vipL4Key
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was wonderful! Alberto and staff were fantastic.

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DixonH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christini's is a classic Italian venue that has great food, and excellent wine list, and even a roaming accordionist playing Italian classics. Its a venue for special occasions for sure, and one we always visit when we are in Orlando.

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JudyK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was good, however, the portions were modest and the prices were quite steep. I live in the northern NJ/NY area and am very willing to pay for an outstanding restaurant experience, but these prices were high even by the NY metropolitan area - particularly for a restaurant located in a strip mall, just steps away from a Publix supermarket. Finally, although the service was good, our waiter was dismissive and condescending; when asked to provide Parmesan cheese for someone who had ordered Chicken Marsala, he said, “well, it doesn’t really go, but I will bring it to you if you’d like.” A good waiter should never embarrass a patron by questioning their choices. He was also visibly annoyed when we chose to forgo dessert and coffee.
Overall, we all enjoyed our dinners and had a very nice evening, but I probably would not go back when we visit the area again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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DCregular
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An old time classical Italian restaurant. Great food, great service, great environment. All guests feel special. All dishes fresh, served as ordered with unique presentation.

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AllisonS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are from Chicago and we were absolutely blown away by Christini’s. After a long, stressful day of travel, this place was just what we needed to end our day on a good note. We were formally greeted at the door and immediately sat at our table. The ambiance and decor was that of a classic, romantic Italian restaurant and all the food was absolutely incredible, down to the eggplant spread for the bread. What really set this place apart was the impeccable service from the staff who worked together as a team AND the accordionist playing requests for every table. So romantic! We’re planning on coming back to Orlando in March and we will definitely be making another reservation at Christini’s.

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BennyP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The food was amazing, the ambiance was very romantic, and the service impeccable. We even got serenaded by a wonderfully talented accordion player. Could not have had a better anniversary dinner. The wife was blown away. Thank you Christini’s. We will definitely be back.

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Aiko
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was divine! The server was good but a little distracted because of how busy they were. A lovely fine dining experience overall.

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Matthewk
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers last night. Absolutely hands down the most incredible food ive ever had the pleasure of eating. From the table i texted my parents and their friends who are as Italian as you get and told them i have found THE place. We made reservations already to go back. Its expensive but worth every penny. I can die happy now that I have tasted true perfection.

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vipSusie50
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, service and food. Very pricey but worth it.

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Bill
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Really enjoyed engaging with our waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was by far the best dining experience I've ever had. From the time we walked in the service was A+. The hostess was polite, friendly and quick. Our server was a talent at his craft. The ambiance was romantic. The tableside musician serenaded my wife with Stevie Wonder. It was my wife's birthday and they made the evening unforgettable. The food was delicious. We split the meatball appetizer.I got the Chicken Marsala that tasted very authentic. My wife had the filet. To my dismay she order it well done. It was the most tender, juicy and flavorful well done filet I've ever tasted. Hats off to the culinary team for their execution from preparation to plating. I was in the moment so I didn't get many pictures but the dishes came out beautiful. The staff should be applauded for their execution and hard work. I can't say enough great things about my dining experience to give it justice. I would recommend to anyone that had a special evening planned. The only negative was that their were fussy kids at a table close to ours. My wife is a elementary school teacher and we would have loved not to have to hear crying, whiney children on our special night out. That was the only negative about our evening. Everything was absolutely amazing.

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vipRichnast
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the BEST!! Everything is perfect, the food, service, drinks, wine list, everything.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother here for the first time for her 60th birthday and wow what an experience! She loved everything about her dinner, food was great, service was amazing. My new favorite restaurant in Orlando we will definitely be back!!!!!!

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vipEJNJ
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An excellent choice for dinner which we enjoyed immensly. The strolling accordion player and decor combined with a delicious dinner and dessert contributed to a great overall experience.

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Sarah
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always incredible. They go above and beyond to make sure you have a great experience.

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BillK
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food and music!! Made for a great dinner!!

My second time here and it was a great as the first time!!

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Bartmeister
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We both ordered eggplant parm. At $37 per plate with only a 3" X 3" square of eggplant and no sides, it would need to be the best eggplant west of Naples. It wasn't. The flavor was pretty good, but it was quite oily. Wines by the glass starting in the $20's...Everything was overpriced in my opinion. Badly overpriced. There are plenty of Italian restaurants which are better at half the price.

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vipKweit
Orlando
44 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our waiter Chris… the food is the best I have had in the United States and I am a very big foodie. You have not fine-dined until you eat dinner At Christini’s in Orlando, Florida! Order the Fagotinni de Pera….. oh my!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Christini’s
Wonderful food amazing service
Highly recommended

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BrianS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the best, in every category you simply cannot find a better restaurant in central Florida.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Poor experience all the way around. We are leaving a full review on Yelp

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HeatherH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So romantic! The atmosphere is just like an authentic Italian restaurant in NYC. Just a wonderful experience from start to finish. It’s so much fun getting dressed up and going out on a date night with other people who are dressed up as well. The staff was super friendly, welcoming and ATTENTIVE. The food was amazing, the desserts spectacular and the ambiance was perfection. Not everything in Orlando should be done in shorts and a t-shirt. Its comforting to know that not everything is casual and a chain in Orlando and that real, carefully planned, authentic meals are still being celebrated as the event they should be. Can’t wait to return next month and bring friends with us!

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Christini's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.7 stars by 3120 OpenTable diners.

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