Christini's Ristorante Italiano

4.8
2531 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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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dining Experience

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Enjoy our chef 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. A la carte dining will not be available.
What 2531 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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vipMFPCFL
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved to Orlando in July 2020 and have been to Christinis many times. While all of our experiences have been superb, tonight’s was exceptional because of our waiter Atilla.

Atilla was friendly, personable and entertaining. He had a true passion for service.

As always, the food was amazing. Always a great experience at this fine restaurant. We truly feel special every time we are there.

We will be back, again and again. Thank you Atilla!

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EddieM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Christini's always provides a memorable dining experience. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our delicious chicken and pasta entrees, and the Pinot Noir I drank was the best I ever tasted.

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vipAnthonyS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The food was very much below par from what we had experienced in the past. The waiters tried hard but they were overbooked and it was not a good experience overall will not be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here on and off since 1984. From Naples and Tallahassee and stop any time in the area . Always share this awesome place with all i know when they going this area. My ,now older kids go here when close by . This place with Chris and his daughter is what is needed everywhere. only ‘ONE ‘ restaurant and not a chain . Thank Y’all.

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wineguybob
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Mia! This was truly a magical place. In 36 years the quality of the operation has not diminished in the slightest. The food is world-class, excellent wine and beverage list, and traditional Old World service.

The design of the restaurant is classical Italian, and spotless. We enjoyed a tableside visit from the legendary owner, Chris Christini. What a guy - 84 years young, fully engaged, absolutely in charge.

The best Italian restaurant in Orlando area.

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brayne14
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlos and his entire crew made this one of my most memorable evenings out; and by the way, the food is incomparable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cristini’s never disappoints. Food is excellent and so is service. Some things because of Covid aren’t the same, the atmosphere wasn’t as exciting but that has nothing to do with the restaurant... they are making the best of it. Still overall great experience and hopefully Covid will be over soon and we can get that exciting atmosphere back.

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vipdineoutnyc
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful decor and delicious food. We visit our children in Orlando a few times a year and we try to eat at Christini's on our visits. One of the very best restaurants in Orlando.

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dholtzta
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal and the service is stellar. Always!

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vippopalock
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was a regular stop for us whenever we were in Orlando for vacation and even yearly for our convention meetings. The food was just not really that good this past Saturday night. The Gnocchi was like eating mush and they they barely gave me 5 pieces in my $17.00 order. The spinach salad with the warm bacon and caramelized onions had no taste and was depressing. The veal chop Milanese there regular go to staple of this restaurant has so much cheese on it, that that was all you tasted, just cheese and maybe had the three orders of them been just a little hot it would of tasted different. The mounds of cheese were not even melted when we pulled the cheese back because of it overpowering everything.
The same for the service, dismal at best. They were more interested in a party of 8 behind us for an 18 year old birthday celebration where everyone at the table including the 18 year old were inebriated and loud and boisterous thus disturbing my measly $600 tab for a party of 6.
Saved this restaurant for our last night of our 10 day vacation, what a let down!! Probably wont ever go back!!

DG
vipDawnG
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful atmosphere, service was amazing, food was delicious

AJ
AdamJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, people were great, fun time was had. We really appreciated the opportunity to be there, it was well worth the price tag.

DG
vipDonaldG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service is outstanding. people are friendly and ownership very helpful
elegant but comfortable

JO
JohnO
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was celebrating my son’s 21st Birthday and we had just left Disney. We were treated like absolute royalty. The quality of the food, the service, and the overall ambiance of this place beyond phenomenal! Obviously, the most important thing is the actual taste and overall presentation of the food and it was literally second to none. Everyone in our party of four had a different entree and each of us agreed that this was the best meal we have ever had. Do yourself a favor and take your family here to eat.

John
Louisville, KY

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vipANTHONYG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On point from soup to nuts & service was great

JM
vipJuanM
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for special occasion or business dinner.
Service is one of the best I ever seen and the food was really good.

RV
RandyV
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent...as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was incredible!! They even gave each girl/lady a rose at the end of the meal!

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SherryK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is the best in Orlando!! Waitstaff so very helpful in suggesting wine pairings. Staff went above and beyond in their acknowledging my daughter’s birthday. Delicious! First time back in 3 years - have to say overall, so much better due to outstanding staff!!

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shawn
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to give it a try and it was amazing. The service was too class and the food fantastic. Everything we ordered was great.

LB
vipLeeannB
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale yet very relaxing and fun. One of those rare establishments that hits absolutely everything right. From the moment i set foot in the door, until its time to leave, there was never a moment when everything was not perfect!!

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AnetaE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

our New Year’s Eve dinner really didn’t worth the money. I ate in much better restaurants and I won’t be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve!! Wonderful night!!

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The good:
Our table was ready at the time we had the reservation.
The ambience was relaxed and nice.
The bad:
The service was slow in the beginning of the dinner (we waited about 15-20 minutes from the bread to the salad dish).
The food was good, but I wasn't impressed.
There weren't amenities.
They charged us $8.50 for water for two people (it wasn't even bottled water and the charge wasn't warned).
Conclusion: for a $125 per person menu I expected a higher service, food and general standards. I think I can get that a half of the price in some other restaurants in Orlando.
In my opinion, it is way overpriced.

HC
HansC
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. You won’t be disappointed

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NataliaG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the place and the service was amazing ! It is a little expensive but worth it

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vipseanh
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never knew such a perfect Italian Experience could exist in Reality. Bartender makes a great Vesper Martini as well.

JF
JF1024
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to celebrate or bring someone special

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vip4Glutenfree
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant on Dr. Phillips - a hidden gem located in a busy shopping center. The best Italian restaurant, and I've dined thought Italy, New York and Chicago. The prices are just a little steep, but it's perfect for a special occasion meal.

JC
JennC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumbled upon Christini’s after missing our original reservation due to traffic. As it is located in a strip mall, we weren’t sure what to expect but BOY were we blown away. The service was impeccable, the atmosphere was cozy and the food was unreal. The traveling musician was a nice touch and the roses to the ladies on the way out. Chris was an excellent server and very attentive throughout the entire meal. We will definitely be back!

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mattp
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very crowded and noisy; hostess was not very nice some would say rude
Food was good but nothing fantastic; overpriced salad kinda set the tone
Service was slow and had to "flag down" waiter for everything

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FredricG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had heard about tis restaurant and visited on Christmas Day. The overall experience was outstanding! A top 10 restaurant and we will visit again when we travel to Orlando.

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vipEater101
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to Christini's restaurant since 2006 and every meal has been spectacular. The food is always delicious and you can always count on a wonderful evening. The whole staff is terrific and if you're looking for a place for a special event, you have found it !!

EB
ElianaB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tradicional Italian restaurant with a classic and cozy atmosphere. The food was spectacular! We enjoy

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Marco
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a great place for special celebrations!!

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Kris
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent, so tasty and the waiters added to the experience. We really enjoyed it. We’ll definitely go back!

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vipChrisP
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we’re in town, which is two to three times a year!

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AmyT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already made reservations to go back with our family again next week!

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Reis
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Orlando. Amazing service!

FAQs

Christini's Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 545-6867.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 2531 OpenTable diners.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.christinis.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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