Christo's Ristorante

4.7
869 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Our server went into detail about the menu and any questions we had. Very little wait time to receive our meal. Will be coming back again!

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AdigaAZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

took out of town guests they said it reminded them of an old school San Francisco restaurant. Enjoyed the escargot for an appetizer- can’t get that too oten

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hungryman
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pasta dishes are wonderful. Fish was okay, but not great. The atmosphere is comfortable with enough room between the tables to feel you have privacy. My favorite dinner dish is Sweetbreads (not the Southern kind).

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CarolF
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was the best meal we've had in a restaurant in years. We will certainly go back. It's the perfect place to go to celebrate anything!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got my dessert (cannoli) for free because it was my birthday! The service was great! Definitely coming back!

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vipSuzanneM
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious dinner, we have been coming to Christos for years and brought some friends tonight who had never been there before. Crispy duck, veal parmesan, chicken limone mussels & calamari. everything was excellent

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic Phoenix treasure. They still "do it right" at Christo's. For a special occasion, business luncheon, or family time during the holidays, Christo's should be in your plans. My thanks to the staff, kitchen team and owners who all cooperate so well to make Christo's such a special experience. We simply couldn't have had a finer experience or more gracious service. Thank you, Christo's!

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DickM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eaten here many times and it's always consistent !!
Good to see Augustino is back !!

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VincentF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It seemed like they were a little understaffed. It was a Thursday night and at 5:45 packed. Maybe they didn’t expect that. The staff worked their tails off. On our end service and food was prompt and great. We tipped them very well.

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vipMargieA
Phoenix
130 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were with our friends s as d enjoyed our food and drinks

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thezs
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and drinks were very good, the soup and bread outstanding too! Our server was efficient and polite, he wasn't overly friendly, but he wasn't too much there either, which was nice, he was around when we needed him. The restaurant doesn't have the real romantic vibe I was looking for on my special occasion, but it is a very good spot to go have a nice dinner, in an inviting and friendly atmosphere, with really good food and more than fair prices. we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place!!

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vipWilliamL
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Shrimp Diavalo! Reminiscent of a similar dish i had in Rome!! Love this restaurant. Food is consistently excellent. *. We are big fans!!

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ShoeLady
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious. Favorite Italian restaurant.

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TracyB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

True European dining as you can enjoy a full evening with friends or family without feeling rushed. The food is excellent, with the menu providing options to please anyone. Service is great. A favorite go to place!!!

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JohnC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

81st Birthday Celebration luncheon for 5. Great service and food

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vipMargieA
Phoenix
130 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our dinner and drinks good service too!

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Bobo
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my wife and brother.

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vipMargieA
Phoenix
130 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice evening. Food was good!

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KathyR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food along with great service. Would recommend to anyone that was looking for a comfortable restaurant for a great meal. Our waitress was outstanding

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vipMargieA
Phoenix
130 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My minestrone soup hit the spot.

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hsampson
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at Christo's. White tablecloths and lovely table settings.
The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding.
We love their fish, salmon is always offered as well as other daily choices such as sea bass with capers and a delicious sauce. Italian dishes are excellent at well.
Pricing is very reasonable at lunch for their very delicious menu items.

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vipjellyrollblues
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christo’s never fails to deliver. You can count on the experience and quality being consistently good. We’ve been enjoying their food for 30+ years.

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CharlieH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening. Services was good despite being busy. Didn’t have sweetbreads the night we were there. Had so take some home because there was so much.

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vipMBrancazioParker
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food each and every time! I fly in from Utah just to eat at Christo’s!

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Wtr33
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife retired so dinner was in order. Looked online f Friday nite most places only had late seating. Choose Cristo .
all was done right. Veal and chicken were perfect. Service was great. Just a little cool for this time of year.

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PaulE
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a comfortable atmosphere, food very tasty and surprising good value for the service and food. Wonderful time.

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FreddyC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Unfortunately our waiter was assigned too many tables for him to be able to offer any quality service. The other wait staff were serving at a good and professional rate. I spoke to an employee that we had been waiting for even just an initial drink order while others were already ordering their food. I was told "sorry we are short staffed", which wasn't the issue, the other waitstaff just as many if not one or two more tables than our waiter did.

So unfortunate, because we came on a double date and wanted to introduce the other couple to this restaurant. They said on the way to the car, they probably wouldn't be back and unfortunately, we probably wont be either.

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MrsWalters
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 course meal & added appetizers and desserts , which yielded a take home bag! The food was spectacular, great ambience, amazing service, and the place was packed the entire night. Reservations encouraged and Highly recommended!! We will definitely return

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Wil316
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Always great food and service!

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Marty
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Halibut, Grecian style was very unique flavor that complemented the fish. Veal sauce was stellar. Great waitress. Great prices.

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Bebee
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service is always consistent and always excellent.

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Monica
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We really enjoyed our lunch at Cristo’s with its old school Italian charm, with a little Frank and Dean playing in the background. Our server Kat was just the sweetest and an all around pro. She took good care of us. We loved all of the dishes, esp the lemon Italian soup and limoncello cake. We’ll definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All good in the hood

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CGMW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like the superficial flair of modern Italian dining please do not go here and ruin everyone else's experience by your complaining. It is a staple Italian Restaurant in Phoenix that provides an old school ambiance with great food. Entrees come with soup and salad and I have read reviews about the amount of dressing on the salad.... simply ask for light dressing or on the side if possible. I liked everything as was served and prepared.

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kenandMel
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best osso buco I ever had, Kat our server was the best, we had a really great time and some of the best Italian ever!

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GregoryC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined here for over 30 years, often multiple times per week. From day one, the food has been excellent, matched by impeccable service. I know many who eat, or have eaten, there. Each of them count Christo's high on the favorite restaurant list, if not on top. I highly recommend Christo's Ristorante.

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My team was in town, a rare occurrence. I was chosen to select the restaurant and Christo's did not let me down. All of my colleagues were impressed as the food and service were excellent.

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Jerryl
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went with friends last night and as always everything was top notch. there are so many things on the menu and tough to decide. i had chicken with peppers, onions and mushrooms' with sausage. it was fabulous. My wife had grilled salmon and she liked it and portion was huge. also you get soup and salad with the entree

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MikeC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional evening: food, service and value. Our favorite Italian restaurant and always a good choice for a special evening's meal!

FAQs

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 869 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.