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The best Italian food in the state of Arizona
Generally, interactions with the male wait staff were rushed and terse. Within the first minute of our seating, a waiter had hastily poured our three waters, firmly applying the side of the pitcher to the side of all three glasses before I was able to speak up. This, of course is a serious health code violation which would result in persons' (possibly Covid laced) saliva being spread throughout the restaurant. We mentioned it to the server who bought three fresh glasses. Unfortunately this set the tone for the rest of the evening. Our order was taken with a "hurry up I am on fire" type of attitude with short clipped responses. This was not a relaxed atmosphere by any means. Surprisingly the food and beverages were very slow in being served. The food was flavorful and prepared properly.
This was our second dining experience here a d it was pretty busy and the food took much longer to come out. It felt as if they were short on wait staff but they were doing the best they could. Their food is always wonderful, it was just the time it took that was the only hiccup.
Every meal at Christos is great. This night there wasn’t an empty table in the place and still service was like we were the only ones there. Spot on. The delicious food came out hot. Great evening all around
Excellent food and wonderful service. Attentive without being overbearing,
Service although good could have been a bit more attentive.
Great place to meet friends and have good food and drinks
Best food in town. Great service and ambience. We dine frequently here and will always be back!
As always, the food was excellent. The lemon rice soup was great -- I could make a meal out of just the soup. The chicken parmigiana and accompanying side of pasta were also outstanding.
The only negative was the high noise level. We were seated next to two tables of four extremely inconsiderate people who shouted and laughed so loudly that we had to ask others at our table to continually repeat themselves in order to carry on our own conversation.
Wow… what a find! In town for a concert and came to Opentable to find spots close to the Footprint Center. Walked in and the place was packed and strong seafood smell hit me. I was skeptical! We were tight on time so decided to stay. What a great decision!
The food was OUTSTANDING!!! The escargot was garlicky, delicious and served piping hot. The scallops were prepared to perfection… my mouth is watering now by just thinking about them!!! Other faves were the Goat cheese bruschetta and the Greek salad w/chicken.
I will definitely come back whenever visiting the area, and I strongly recommend this place for delicious, flavorful meals!!!
Christo's is always a good time. Great food, Great Service.
We have been going to Christo’s for many years and have NEVER been dissatisfied. Love, love the staff always so friendly it feels like family.
The service was impeccable and the food absolutely delicious. We tried the specials and would highly recommend. As a side note, our cocktails were yummy and perfectly made. This is a hidden gem that is consistently superior.
Very friendly staff! Great food! This will be a new favorite place!
We keep returning to Christo's because it is consistently excellent...great service, great food, great atmosphere. We have recommended Christo's to others who also have enjoyed this restaurant.
Never disappointed at Christo's. Reasonable prices and great food and atmosphere.
We all enjoyed our drinks and food🤗
We had an amazing time! making the reservations was easy through the app and when we arrived, we were Greeted by the host and promptly taken to our table and Santony our waiter was nice and informative and reviewed the specials. Our food was delicious and each course came out at the perfect time. We would not have asked for a better evening. we felt relaxed and not rushed at all. Definitely planning on coming back soon.
It was our 1st time & totally loved it!!
The appetizers were delicious & so was the soup & salad. Our veal dishes were outstanding! It was our anniversary & the server surprised us with a piece of cake & amaretto. Incredible experience
Great food, great service and we were even greeted by the owner who came and talked to is at our table. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Always reliable to have delicious meals wonderful staff and excellent experience! An all time local favorite!
The food is incredible everytime I eat here. The food here is absolutely incredible. I can literally order anything on the menu and be more than pleased. The servers can certainly use a little help in the delivery of the specials menu and level of happiness and enthusiasm on the Job, and the bidders should ask before they just start grabbing dishes; but other than that the food was phenomenal. A little more training for the young staff and this place would surely be #1
I really like everything about your resturant, except having to sit to close to other diners while this pandemic is still going strong.
Old favorite, very active and a tad noisy but listenable
We booked a reservation based on ratings. Unfortunately, the food was just not good. The decor is extremely dated. I think the restaurant probably caters to an older clientele. We were extremely disappointed.
I absolutely loved the food here! I was very impressed with the lamb and the pasta. The server was also fantastic, but there was someone who kept coming to the table to take away things that we weren’t using. The problem is that he would take away things before we were finished like the bread and salad. I felt very rushed by him. Aside from that, it was a wonderful dinner.
This one of our favorite places to dine. The service is excellent, the food is consistently great and we never feel rushed through our meal. We recommend Christo’s to all of our friends.
I loved the food; it was delicious, I loved the service. We had a very pleasant server. I loved the ambiance and the location! Christo's is centrally located and that I really like!
As always, Christo's was outstanding which is why it continues to be the favorite in central Phoenix.
Best Ciopinno in town and Admiral Salmon. We were a little early but the seated us quickly and same quality for the last 30 years. Server Santino was great.
Loved the old school experience: white tablecloths, traditional menu (escargot !!), soup, salad and bread basket included with all entrees, and our Italian-accented waiter! However, an update to the wimpy house salad would be welcome.
Even with a large party going on, the staff managed to still provide their excellent attention to everyone else in the restaurant as well.
Excellent food and service from appetizers to dessert!
We were celebrating two birthdays and the food was excellent. Very crowded and yet it wasn’t super noisy. It’s a classic place with the best Italian food in Phoenix.
Christo’s once again did not disappoint! Family came from out of state and we had a family celebration here. From appetizers to dessert everything was excellent!
Aunties b-day kelsey was awesome
Amazing food. Good service. Great value.
Great food, old world European ambiance and excellent service by Kat!
The food was wonderful. There were better seating oppositions than where we were seated. Three tables in a little alcove and we were seated by the window. It was a little boisterous at times and it seemed we were very close to the table next to us. Our waiter was all business so there was never a rapport established. All-in-all it was a good experience and I would definitely go back, but request a different table.
Christo's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 264-1784.
Christo's Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.
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.