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Christo's Ristorante, Phoenix, AZ

Christo's Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1633 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Experience the best Italian dining in Phoenix! We promise you the freshest ingredients, impeccable service and outstanding food. Featured in the New York Times as one of the best places to eat in Phoenix, you’re guaranteed to have an incredible dining experience. We invite you to one of Phoenix’s longest standing family-owned Italian restaurants. Since opening our doors in 1986, we have prided ourselves on providing our customers with an unforgettable dining experience. Christo’s Ristorante boasts an atmosphere that is elegant and romantic, yet simple and relaxing. Whether you’re here for business, a romantic evening, or a celebration, we can accommodate you and help make your night extraordinary. We simply aren’t like any other Italian restaurant in Phoenix. Popular dishes include Chilean Sea bass, Alaskan Halibut, Veal Chop, Osso Bucco, dover sole and Long Island Duck. Chicken, Veal and Pasta dishes are some of our guests favorites. Full bar and extensive wine list available.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (602) 264-1784
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 1,633 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Best Value

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Italian

  • Phoenix

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Phoenix

    Best Value

  • Phoenix

    Italian

1,633 Reviews
  1. BruceL

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little bit of a wait on the reservation but everything else very good

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  2. Suern

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had to wait 30 minutes for our reservation. Many apologies. My friend’s steak was tough. My husband & my veal was very tender. Service was very good. We were given sparkling wine & an after dinner drink. We do love your restaurant. What happened usually does not happen. Also, there were people the next table over who must have had too much to drink & were extremely loud. Not your fault.

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  3. BrianA

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the place always great food We have been eating there for 27 years

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  4. Joseph

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm and cozy place to dine. Low noise level. The tables were spaced well. I had the eggplant Parmigian. It was cooked perfect with a good tasting sauce. My friend had pasta Alfredo. The pasta was cooked perfect and the Alfredo sauce kept it moist but not overwhelming.

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  5. TomF

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great service and food. It’s such a pleasure to go to this restaurant with its long and respected traditions of excellent food and service.Christo’s continues to be our favorite Phoenix restaurant.

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  6. DavidB

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wonderful. Always is! ……………………………………………………..

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  7. ANNC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is incredible, each dish is crafted with care. The soup of the day 'Lemon with Rice' was delicate and tasty and just the right amount of lemon flavor. The house salad is so crisp and light. All our entrees were superb.

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  8. jd60610

    Dallas

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Santino was great!! Also, it’s not on the menu, but get the meatball appetizer, it’s amazing!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old school ambience, attentive waitstaff and excellent bartender service! My favorite is the classic veal marsala.

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  10. Lance

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just like always everything was great, we go there as often as we can, great place

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  11. Mike

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Reasonably priced. Has an old world Italian feel. We will be regulars.

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  12. AmyA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, only critique was bread came out very slow and butter was hard. We had already had our soup and salad before the bread came out and it would have been nice to have the bread with the soup.. Also we went for valentines day and they did not have their regular menu just a specials menu.. which may or may not be what you were looking for. I had previewed both menus and prefered the regular menu which i thought would be available as well as the specials menu, but they only had the special menu available on v day.. overall great food, beautiful environment and definitely will be going again, OH and please do yourself a favor and have the tiramisu, best I've ever had!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! The food was delicious. The mood was perfect and the service was excellent! I will definitely be coming back.

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  14. LuisP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoy our time at the restaurant, food was good, service was very friendly. Planning to come back soon.

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  15. susanc

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place. White tablecloths. Not noisy or too dark.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always the best here.. food, service, and staff

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  17. Dinner

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and food! Our go to place for a romantic meal.

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  18. JWJW

    Phoenix

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All meals were enjoyed - exceeding expectations. Service was Excellent (Chris).

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  19. coreys

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there with friends Sunday . Absolutely delicious . Christo’s is a restaurant in a whole class of its own. Never disappointed. Superb food and service.

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  20. JimP

    Phoenix

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christo’s never disappoints us, and Santino always provides outstanding customer service. The food was absolutely delicious! Thank You! Jim & Anita

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  21. ChrisR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall excellent dinner! The bread, soup, and pasta dishes were all very good. We will be back

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  22. DBBAZ

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is an iconic Phoenix gem. The dinner service includes soup, salad, and a wide variety of entrees. The veggies are always cooked to perfection and come out bright and tender, not mushy. The deserts are varied and delicious. The coffee is always just right. The ambience is old school in a good way.

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  23. RobC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service!! Quite nostalgic atmosphere.. a gem in the valley highly reccomend!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Professional staff and service was good. Food was good. Presentation and timing was well done.

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  25. GordW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a visitor to the valley, we always make time to go to Christo's. Best Italian in the enitre Phoenix area.

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  26. Harpsterdave

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great NY Style red sauce Italian Eatery. Wife and I shared the mussels in natural sauce, don't know which was better the mussels or that delicious sauce we dunked our bread in over and over and over again. We then shared the appetizer portion of the sausage and peppers, sausage cooked perfectly, small pieces cooked crispy with fresh red and green peppers, just like my Papa's. I had the Chicken Saltimbocca and my wife had the shrimp scampi appetizer. My wife wanted to taste the tortellini, so I asked for a substitution and Kat our server said of course we can substitute with pleasure. Chicken wad the melt in your mouth quality and the tortellini was spectacular. Of course I brought home half and had a delicious lunch. My wife's shrimp was plentiful and filled with shrimp and that sauce, oh my goodness, amazing. The entrees come with soup and salad, huge portions. WE took our time drank two bottles of Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio, which lasted to dessert, an amazing Limoncello cake with fresh Raspberry. If you've eaten on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, any of the restaurants on Hanover Street in Boston, then you'll feel at home here. Prices are very reasonable, and customer service is not a cliche with them, they really strive for it. Other times I've eaten there, I've had the Chicken Parm, Osso Bucco and the Duck. All great. Just be forewarned, when it gets busy, service slows down. If you are anxious and in a hurry, be forewarned. Good food, cooked fresh takes time. Ciao and enjoy

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  27. Ronald

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christo's is one of our very favorite restaurants. Never a dissapointment.

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  28. AryanaL

    Phoenix

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, again, as always! Christo's is a true gem. Every mibnute of our experience was wonderful. We are greeted as if we were family, and made to feel that way all night. Excellent service att he bar, great dinner and lots of laughs! Thank you!

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  29. Cindy

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My four friends and I had dinner at Christo's for the first time. We gave it 10 thumbs up and took the business card on our way out for future dining.

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  30. GeneT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu today is as solid and good as it was when I first started coming here 30 years ago. Bravo!

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  31. AngeloC

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant ambience is very nice. Staff very friendly and professional. The place is clean. Very nice menu and great wine list. Prices very reasonable. Their cioppino is excellent, and last night I loved the Osso bucco

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  32. Brian

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 star in all areas! Our favorite restaurant in the area. The food and service are excellent.

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  33. LaurelO

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine here fairly often and always have an excellent server and a wonderful meal!! Laurie and Richard Long

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  34. IlonaS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely LOVE this restaurant, the food is always spectacular, the staff perfectly attentive. It is one of our very favorites!

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  35. JanF

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We did not realize you closed at 230 Our waitress was great but she said she was leaving and would be back in 10 minutes, We still had to pay our check and I needed my lunch boxed so I could take it home, so some employe came , we left, It was rather weird, Will never book our lunch for 130 again.

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  36. MichaelB

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christo's never disappoints. Food is always great and the service is top notch.

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  37. HK17

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointing. The Seabass is buttery and tender, simply amazing. The halibut Athenian style is also a great choice!

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  38. MatthewB

    Las Vegas

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Christo's was good. The staff are friendly, but a bit overwhelmed I'd say. The cocktails were ok and priced accordingly. The muscles and shrimp appetizers were good, they gave us the wrong salads, but corrected them. The service was a bit slow, so it was kind of frustrating. Our main courses were ok, but the red sauce on the pasta had an odd taste I just could't get past. I recommend the tiramisu for desert. In all it was good, but probably wouldn't choose it over other options.

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  39. RayB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and staff friendly. The fish dishes were excepional.

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  40. Coho

    Seattle

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten here several times and always a nice experience. Service was right there for this visit but we did feel a bit rushed. We ended up sitting for a while after paying the bill and they did not throw us out. Food was generally good. Veal dishes were excellent but the cannelloni were lacking flavor and mushy. Will return as it’s a great little neighborhood place but no cannelloni.

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FAQs

Christo's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 264-1784.

Christo's Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1633 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 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Christo's Ristorante

6327 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Phoenix
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–8:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout
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