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Christini's Ristorante Italiano

4.8
4.8
3924 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.

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." - Chris Christini


Dress code: Business Casual

Please no flip flops, tank tops or hats.

* Guests ages 6 and above are invited to dine at this establishment.

*Please No Infants. No strollers. No exceptions.





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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today
Experiences are available.

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Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sat 6:00 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Happy Mother's Day

    $98.50 per person

    May 14, 2023 only
    Treat mom to a first class dining experience. With our perfectly executed Italian cuisine, strolling musician, and a long-stemmed rose for each lady, it will be a night she won't soon forget. Our a la carte menu will not be available. Please ask your server about children's dining options upon arrival.

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What 3,924 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Best Ambiance

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Italian

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Orlando

    Best Overall

  • Orlando

    Best Service

  • Orlando

    Best Ambiance

  • Orlando

    Romantic

  • Orlando

    Italian

  • Orlando

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and excellent meal.
  2. l

    lothevoice

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I love Christinis. I’ve been coming here for years with my father and we go almost every time we are in Orlando. Last night I took some newbies and they thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want an old school and opulent experience with a lively NYC style vibe, this is for you. Oh, and the food is quite delicious as well!
  3. AG

    ArthurG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences we have had ever. I am of Italian heritage and my mother was an excellent cook so we were raised with the best Italian cuisine. Chrisitini's not only met our culinary expectations, the service matched the quality of the food. Superb service, attentiveness to detail. Very friendly and helpful wait staff. The accordian player was a wonderful intimate touch as it was my birthday, and my father played the accordian! The place was full on a Tuesday night, obviously well known in the area.
  4. l

    lynnep

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant, delicious food with outstanding service. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit from start to finish.
  5. CM

    CherylM

    Atlantic City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious meal for our 57th anniversary. We would recommend giving them a try. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive.
  6. DM

    DavidM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    We were asked if we would like sparkling or still water. We chose still and were later charged 8.40 for it! The gnocchi had the texture of mashed potatoes. When I brought this up to the waiter, he said, “well it’s made from mashed potatoes.” The portion for the chicken Marsala was the smallest I’ve ever received. This restaurant was way overpriced and not worth it.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, as always. From the service to the meal.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding and our waiter Alberto was phenomenal. We had an amazing time. Delicious authentic Italian food, perfect service, drinks were made just right and we can’t wait to go back.
  9. SC

    SusanC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My absolute favorite Italian restaurant!!! A must go to for my birthday every year!!! ❤️🥳❤️
  10. CR

    CynthiaR

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Christini’s was a treat. Everything about it was wonderful.
  11. S

    Subal72

    Louisville

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in it was obvious that this restaurant was special. Julio, our captain had two assistants and that team took perfect are of every detail. Julio has an unique charm and warm personality that makes you feel special. I had the chef's special veal dish with a side of fettuccine which was a monster serving and tasted heavenly. My wife enjoyed her chicken marsala and we each had a glass of wine. Finished dinner with flaming creme brulee and tiramisu. I certainly recommend Christini's if you visit Orlando and need a special dinner with service at the top of the ladder.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was fantastic and knowledgeable, Nico? Food was delicious. Not a single complaint from us, excellent!
  13. SR

    ScottR

    Treasure Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FoodService conference
  14. JH

    JuneH

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delectable, warm and inviting, and of course with the brilliant accordion touch of Darius.
  15. MK

    MichaelK

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is top notch. The service is impeccable. Food outstanding and the ambiance a whole lot of fun. It would be impossible to have a bad time here.
  16. MH

    MarkH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic Italian food and steakhouse with attentive professional service. Haven't been here in 20 years. As good as I remember. Exceptional veal and amazing key lime pie!
  17. EK

    EvanK

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as always. I usually dine here for a romantic evening. It was so loud this time I am not sure I would recommend going again. Not happy that the restaurant wouldn’t even try to get the big group to quiet down.
  18. MI

    MICHAELB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better service
  19. IR

    IRV3RD

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This is definitely an experience. It appears to be old world Italian and the pasta is scratch made. Best meatball you will ever eat
  20. CM

    ChuckM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They make you feel like family. The entire experience is what every fine restaurant should model themselves on.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  22. DM

    DavidM

    Columbus

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding…..service, food….it was all simply outstanding! Our waiter Julio and he team did a great job marking the dining experience truly memorable.
  23. K

    Kate

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for fine dining… love the old style restaurant.. servers in tuxedos… accordion player walking around asking requests.. food is outstanding.. the staff is the top .. great place to have a delicious dinner!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I not one to leave reviews, but this place deserves a phenomenal review. Wonderful service, phenomenal food!
  25. h

    holterman

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic Italian! Exactly what you expect!!
  26. F

    Foodie2enjoy

    Chicago

    336 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    336 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Most of our diner was very good and service was excellent, but I was very disappointed in the veal chop. It is a favorite of mine and I order it often in various fine restaurants. The one I had tonite has the dubious distinction of being the fattiest veal chop I have ever been served. Doubly disappointing since it is the specialty of the restaurant!
  27. RC

    RenataC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’ve been in this restaurant many many times, I was a loyal customers, but I won’t come anymore. We met today Julien, a sir that skip costumers who he knows or who is more well dressed, even if your reservation is earlier. Jullien is a person no one would like to meet. Naughty, sarcastic, pedantic. He skiped our table many times, he did the same with other customers, I saw them complaining while I was waiting for 30 minutes standing in the front of the bar. I asked him why we were waiting, he told me the kids were not in dress code (kids were wearing pants and coats) so we should have wait for a table in a hidden room. He said we could not seat in the main room because of our clothes. This would be ok if I hadn’t seen men in shirts and shorts seating there. Maybe prejudice? Xenophobia? Or is just a person that feels powerful to mistreat customers?
  28. RA

    ReginaA

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time Julio was great 😌
  29. SS

    SusanS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is personal and timely and friendly. The food is amazing every time! Christini’s is such a welcoming place with great staff , ambiance and excellent upscale Italian food. I highly recommend you try it.
  30. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is wonderful. The staff is pleasant and they make the extra effort to be sure your experience is memorable. And, of course, the food is fantastic.
  31. HW

    HowardW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Caesar’s salad was small and overdressed, but the anchovies were good. The Pinot noir was not chilled. It was cold! Chilean sea bass was the best I’ve ever had. Service was slow and spotty.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding !!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My team and I have an annual dinner there during the PGA Show. Every year it the same excellent experience. That’s why we keep coming back.
  34. LM

    LeuriM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great! Excellent service, food was delicious and the environment was perfect.
  35. JB

    JoleneB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday and all staff greeted the guest with a Happy Birthday upon arrival, the guest was sung to accompanied by a harpsichord player and served a celebratory cannoli with a candle… very festive!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's no wonder this is a cherished neighborhood icon. It's my go to now when in Orlando Original. Authentic, Italian.
  37. G

    Golfguy

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always always outstanding!
  38. TJ

    TeriJo

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food snd service and atmosphere. Large parties make a bit noisy. Prices exorbitant. Good and liquor. Bombay sapphire martini $28.00. Not sure why?
  39. CC

    CarlosC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner as always. Christini's never disappoints!!
  40. BF

    BarryF

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must go fine dining in Orlando. Exceptional service. Italian food as good as anything in New York. Will not disappoint. Julio is a great server and took great care of our group

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Christini's Ristorante Italiano using the Order Online button.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 3924 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 76 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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 Sat 6:00 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, 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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