CiaoCristina!

4.6
106 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Fresh Venetian Cuisine! Pizzeria.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
LAST SEATING FOR DINNER AT 10:15 pm
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Phone number
(818) 563-2426
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ricardo Escobar
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Pass Ave
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 106 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have introduced Ciao Cristina to many people - and they all love it. The food is always perfect and authentic. The wine list has been thoughtfully put together. And the people who work there love the restaurant as much as I do, so they treat you like family. One of my favorite places to eat.

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

We absolutely loved it! The service was wonderful and all of the food was absolutely amazing. Made fresh as it took a bit longer but we were in no rush and really enjoyed the entire experience!

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DB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Ciao and really enjoyed it. Tess, our server was very nice. Food was hot and delicious. Chicken parm very moist and my son enjoyed the gluten free penne. Minestrone soup delish! Would definitely come back.

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KK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The service is the best, dishes are always changing and so good, and the pizza crust is the best I have tasted! And the garlic rolls.

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RP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cathy was our server, she really went above and beyond to make sure everyone got what they wanted - adults and kids alike. The food was delicious - pastas, pizzas, salad, soup, dessert. Atmosphere was very relaxing; perfect after a day of work and sitting in traffic. Definitely recommend this place.

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G
Los Angeles
260 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service by Kathy. Delicious garlic cheese rolls, chicken piccata, shrimp and scallop scampi, gelato and cappuccino. Great neighborhood restaurant

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is a very casual place but the food is quite delicious...

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BF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was hot and fresh, needed a place later evening for a group after a movie. They are very accommodating and friendly.

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GH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bit pricier than expected since last trip and service charge added for employees health care to patrons checks. The company should cover that for the prices of wine or the side salads. Great staff. Tasty food.

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RB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live in San Diego Co. and frequent Ciao Christina every time I'm near this restaurant..this last time twice,with two new people who have never been there....both loved the restaurant foodservice, and ambience.

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We ordered food to go for a tv show taping. We all enjoyed our different paninis and salads. We each ordered a bottled water to go as well. They sold us 5 bottles (5 dollars a bottle for spring water) but didn’t tell us we needed bottle openers (they knew where we were going). So as we opened our food waiting at the taping we realized no one could drink one drop of our 25 dollars in water.

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ED
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Horrible food, horrible ambience, and questionable prices: My family is of Italian descent, and we eat and cook Italian food all the time. We were excited to try this place, as it looked like a small neighborhood place that may have good food. Boy were we disappointed. We ordered five different dishes, and they were all terrible. Think a bad 1950s version of what Italian food should be. Like overboiled spaghetti with ketchup bad. The "veal" was more akin to stringy, tough beef. The prices for this food? Wow. We'd gladly pay expensive prices if the meal was good. This one wasn't. Then there was the ambience: we thought, "this is across from the studios, it will be filled with execs." Nope. The place was filled with drunken, loud, very low-end folks sitting at the bar watching sports. Very odd crowd (think country-music festival) for an expensive Italian restaurant. Such a disappointment overall.

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DE
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We had an evening event nearby and chose Ciao Cristina because of its proximity and the positive Yelp reviews. The food was quite good and the service attentive. Our reservation was honored on time — no delay.

I have two issues: The noise level was so loud that it made conversation difficult. This appears to be an inherent design problem and not readily solvable. The other problem also appears to have no resolution — there are about two or three parking spaces behind the restaurant with the alternative being driving the neighborhood streets and hoping to find a parking spot. I was able to do so — two blocks away.

I would be inclined to return for the food (and “suffer” with the noise) were it not such a problem with parking. My sense is that this is a combination neighborhood place that locals walk to and/or frequented by adjacent Warner Studio employees who can park in the adjacent structure (off limits to the general public).

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S
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food.

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d
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bolognese is my favorite! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!

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AA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group and every accommodation was made to be sure we were happy. Service was excellent, as was the food. We will definitely be back!

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KK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place! Best pizza and pasta! Many different choices.

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F
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A casual restaurant near the studios. A good option for a low-key lunch or dinner.

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e
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect meal, despite having walked in right after they had a surprising slam for world cup. We were the only customer but every other table needed cleared. That said, service to us was perfect, and the meal truly amazing.

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Montana
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots when visiting Burbank. Always a great meal and great service.

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GM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The wine was good and the service was warm and super friendly. My chicken piccata suace was nice and tangy but chicken was dry and chewy. Polenta was great. My husband's calzone was huge (with air!) but mostly empty inside.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Oh no. I usually love this neighborhood rest but last night I was very disappointed. Ordered chicken marsela and it was super tough and dry. And this morning had stomach issues. Don’t know if it was related

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B
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

So good it tastes homemade! Ordered pasta puttanesca, and the server was able to get the chef to add some delicious shrimp to the dish. The meatballs and spaghetti were also delicious. We used to order for delivery to our house all the time (the pizzas and salads are amazing), but sadly they stopped delivering. Great spot.

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RB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always GREAT! I eat there a lot, never disappointed

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N
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Two friends and I went here to eat. It had been recommended to me by someone so we tried it. The server was very nice and attentive. None of us liked our food, though. Two of us had bolognese with pasta. One came out with the wrong pasta and they changed it out for us. I forget what our other friend had but he didn't care for it. We ended up leaving there and going to a diner to get food. The waiter was kind and took one of the meals off the bill. Could have just been an off night for the kitchen but for ya it didn't live up to its recommendation.

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AG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and will go back again. We all enjoyed the dishes we ordered.

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K
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the food was phenomenal!!! I will definitely be going back.

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GK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Look forward to going back each time.

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GK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is outstanding. Loved this place!!

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G
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was not expecting to be that good, from the food to everything else. I’ll go there every time

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KK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is so delicious! From appetizers to dessert, portions were ample and wonderfully seasoned. The garlic rolls and pizza are amazing - melt in your mouth.

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EC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped at CiaoCristina! after visiting Warner Bros Studios and it was the best decision! It was so delicious, our waitress was very friendly and helpful. There was even a mix up with one of the members of our party's meal and our waitress fixed it right away and brought a complementary glass of wine for her. I worked at an authentic Italian restaurant (the owners were actually from Italy) for a long time and tend to be biased when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine, but CiaoCristina! was just as authentic and delicious as you could possibly get. I highly recommend!

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FF
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was such a great find. We chose to sit indoors and the restaurant has a cozy feel to it. The staff was super friendly from the hostess, to the bus boy. The restroom was clean and stocked. When I made it to the table to join the rest of my party, they were enjoying some amazing bread. I normally need butter, but these rolls were flavorful and didn't need anything. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and had a great sense of humor. Besides the food, she made our night. As for the food, everything we ordered tasted phenomenal. We normally add salt/pepper on our food but no one reached for anything. The portions looked average, but everything was so filling that we had to box the remainder of our pasta (i.e. Chicken Alfredo & Shrimp Scampi). Although we were full, we still ordered a tiramisu. It melted in our mouths and made us forget that we were stuffed from dinner. To top off a great dinner, we received a complimentary scoop of gelato. All-in-all, we will be back... as soon as we stop feeling full.

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T
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from TEXAS and looking for a good authentic Italian (No Chains).

Small little place great pasta, pizza and one mean calzone!

If return to that area again would definitely make the trip.

Staff from servers to busboys on the spot.

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LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. I haven’t been disappointed yet! It cozy, delicious food and the service is awesome!

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BG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Although our food was good and the waitstaff was nice, I was extremely disappointed that the manager had not written our Open Table reservation in the book. Upon arrival I was told there wasn't a reservation and that we had to wait 20 minutes. The manager was not there and the staff tried to accommodate us as best they could.
If they are going to be part of Open Table they need to stand by those reservations.

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LS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our second lovely meal here-Fabulous food, fabulous presentation. The service was a little slow; the waiter forgot our appetizers. We weren't in a hurry and enjoyed our time there.

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RB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first visit, always a winner. Michael's restaurant is a diamond in the rough.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good food good service and prices are fair. Restaurant small and can get crammed.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 1service 1ambience 1

Made reservation for New Years Eve on OpenTable and when we got there restaurant was closed! BAD! Extremely disappointed to say the least!

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