Christo's Ristorante

4.7
767 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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TomG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends and have good food and drinks

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susieg
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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vipMargieA
Phoenix
115 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
40 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.

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AngieL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JeanineD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, Christo's was outstanding which is why it continues to be the favorite in central Phoenix.

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vipChas
Phoenix
95 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DebR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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ThomasS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with a large party going on, the staff managed to still provide their excellent attention to everyone else in the restaurant as well.

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MAV2
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service from appetizers to dessert!

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vipRandy
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAngela
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good pasta!

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vipBeck63
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aunties b-day kelsey was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Good service. Great value.

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vipPPremarks
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, old world European ambiance and excellent service by Kat!

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JeffF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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CurtO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time Customer. still among the best Italian restaurants in Metro Phoenix!

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AlanG
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food in the state of Arizona

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GinoC
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! The calamari was so good. All the food was perfect, generous servings and perfect temperature.
This our new favorite Italian restaurant!

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JeanV
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christo's is amazing! Every time we come to Arizona we go to Christo's for dinner. Food and service is amazing and we have tried different items on the menu and it's always superb.

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VanessaL
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great time, the food was great as was the service!

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vipMargieA
Phoenix
115 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did have to move from the bar to the dining room to have our appetizers. But it was okay.

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 767 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.