Christo's Ristorante

4.7
786 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 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I came for restaurant week and while the food and value was amazing, the service was impeccable. We haven’t had service this good in a very long time. This was a new place for us so it’s good to know there’s a very nice Italian restaurant near by. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday and everything was wonderful.

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Dhoogerh1
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and service! Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual was fabulous a d the revive was just as fabulous. Love Christos

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JohnC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing, as was the food. The portions were more generous than expected. The hose red wine complimented the meal well. For some reason someone kept changing the lighting which was just a bit annoying. It was probably an anomaly. Will definitely go back and work through their menu.

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Jazz
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance for date night. Food was very good--loved the calamari and the salmon. Great value.

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kellyf
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got the restaurant week menu, which is an amazing value for such delicious food.

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annieb
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS GREAT. THE SERVICE WAS GREAT. The value was fantastic. THE HELPINGS WERE HUGE. WE HAVE ENOUGH LEFT OVERS FOR DINNER TONIGHT IF I MAKE A SALAD.

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IreneS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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SueS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu is just amazing!! The choices are many and we are going back to try more!! Service was spot on. Wine was delicious.
The veal meatballs and calamari appetizer were delicious. Veal Dinner and shrimp Angel hair delightful.
Our server Scott was so sweet.
Place was packed. The value for the food was so worth it.

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Robin
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just loved the whole experience! Food service all of it. Would totally come back!

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AlanG
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best Italian food in the state of Arizona

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GerardL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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vipmkode
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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susand
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wonderful service. Attentive without being overbearing,

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PaulaM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service although good could have been a bit more attentive.

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TomG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends and have good food and drinks

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susieg
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town. Great service and ambience. We dine frequently here and will always be back!

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BillsFan
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipWorkOnConsistency
Las Vegas
65 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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GlennD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christo's is always a good time. Great food, Great Service.

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LoisK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DebfromLP
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AmberH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff! Great food! This will be a new favorite place!

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vipLinda
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JackieR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Christo's. Reasonable prices and great food and atmosphere.

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DonnaC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always enjoy Christo's since 1989. 4 fish specials offered.

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vipMargieA
Phoenix
116 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our drinks and food🤗

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IreneK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Maureen
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jalex
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipwendyc
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable to have delicious meals wonderful staff and excellent experience! An all time local favorite!

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JoshNY
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PhilipC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really like everything about your resturant, except having to sit to close to other diners while this pandemic is still going strong.

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NicholasM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Old favorite, very active and a tad noisy but listenable

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Rochelle
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

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.

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FineDiner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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CarolynQ
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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 786 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.