Awesome food. Everything we tried was wonderful. The server was extremely pleasant as well.
I recommend this restaurant if you want quick and simple food in a neighborly atmosphere. The space is small and tables are crowded together. There was a crowd when we were there, but not too long waiting for a reserved table. This is not a place for a romantic evening out, but the food is homestyle (although too salty for my tastes) and the menu is classical Italian.
It’s a small place and seemed to probably have a clientele from the studios nearby. The tables are right up next to the bar which is the heart of the room. So, lively for sure, but not horrible. The food was great. We were 4 for lunch and we all had different pizzas with side salads. Pizza was excellent. Our “server” seemed to be doing everything including bartending, but she didn’t make us feel rushed. We had a birthday so she brought us a gelato to share afterwards. All in all, a very good place. It’s not in my back yard but I’d go back for sure when in that area.
The food is delicious, the ambiance is cozy, and everyone is so nice
The food was fantastic- we had a burrata salad and I had the eggplant Parmesan, which was outstanding. My friend had pesto pasta which was ok. Many people seemed to be ordering some sort of cheesy garlic bread. I’ll have to get that next time. The place was packed and for good reason.
Service could have been better. There were only two servers, and despite it being a small place they really needed a third or even fourth server, as well as someone to help the continual flow of takeout orders. We wouldn’t have minded except we had a show to get to at the pantages. I’ll be back when I have more time to spare.
I’ve driven by this place many times and decided to try it. I am not a review writer. I am making an exception in this case. I would not return to this restaurant. The food was just ok. The wine list was very expensive and the ambiance terrible! We would never go back..Much better choices in the area.
We celebrated my birthday with family from overseas. Our waitress was fabulous and the food was delicious!
The service is always very friendly but tends to be a little slow. Food is always excellent and I love the quaint setting. The whole restaurant was filled with smoke from the kitchen when we got there and I had to complain a couple of times before someone finally offered to open the door for a few minutes to air the place out.
They were not open! I was locked into a reservation and I couldn’t use opentable to make a reservation anywhere else. It really messed up our dinner plans!
Server was pleasant, but we waited way too long for each step of our meal.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful service by Kathy. Delicious garlic cheese rolls, chicken piccata, shrimp and scallop scampi, gelato and cappuccino. Great neighborhood restaurant
This is a very casual place but the food is quite delicious...
Food was hot and fresh, needed a place later evening for a group after a movie. They are very accommodating and friendly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The bolognese is my favorite! Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!
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!
Love this place! Best pizza and pasta! Many different choices.
A casual restaurant near the studios. A good option for a low-key lunch or dinner.
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.
One of our favorite spots when visiting Burbank. Always a great meal and great service.
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.
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
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.
Always GREAT! I eat there a lot, never disappointed
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.
First time there and will go back again. We all enjoyed the dishes we ordered.
The service was outstanding and the food was phenomenal!!! I will definitely be going back.
Great food and service. Look forward to going back each time.
Food is outstanding. Loved this place!!
I was not expecting to be that good, from the food to everything else. I’ll go there every time