Christo's Ristorante

4.6
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492 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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johnD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful continental food at surprisingly reasonable price. Dinner included soup and salad!

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MikeS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service by Meghan was perfect. Highly recommend.

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DarcyG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough positive things about this place. From the customer service to the food it was outstanding!!!! My husband and I made a reservation for 8 and due to COVID their hours had changed. We arrived 10 minutes late, the restaurant had closed at 8. They still honored our reservation, the chef came back to the restaurant to cook for us, and our waitress was phenomenal!!!! The food was delicious and exceeded our expectations. Christo’s is definitely a new favorite !!! ❤️

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vipMargieA
Phoenix
90 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner and drinks

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erenih
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, best value excellent service!!! The specials are out of this world! The chef is obviously exceptional! Never had a bad meal or visit....we return every time we are in Phoenix!!!

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vipMargieA
Phoenix
90 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our happy hour drinks and food

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had reservations at 8:00 but was pretty much ignored at the hostess stand until I finally asked how much longer it would be at 8:15. The two hostess were more concerned with chit chatting and getting drinks for themselves from the bar.
The server was nice but in a hurry and we felt like he kept forgetting about us. I expected more with the food. I had heard the restaurant had been there for 30 years and was expecting really good hot (not lukewarm) Italian food.
I asked for coffee and it was cold
We would probably not return

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vipOneFoodie
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in during Arizona Restaurant Week. It is always one of our favorite times to come to Christo's. Our meal was delicious and the wait staff took good care of us.
We have brought our sons and friends to Christo's and enjoyed each time we came in.

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GregB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Megan, our waitress, was wonderful and welcoming.

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vipWil316
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent service and food. We were there to celebrate our anniversary. The hostess failed to immediately seat our guests with us and the manager gave us complementary deserts for their mistake. Unnecessary but a real touch of class on their part.

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TimR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey but the food is excellent! Our table had the calamari, bruschetta, salads, salmon, shrimp Christo, etc. all was very good.

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TrudiA
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Christo’s! It was everything we expected...and more. Our server had a wonderful sense of humor, and the food was paced perfectly.

I had the veal, which was delicate and delicious. My husband had the lobster and shrimp ravioli, and it melted in your mouth!

We will be going back. This was an excellent choice for Restaurant Week!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took advantage of the Arizona Restaurant week to try this place and they did not disappoint!

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Lorenzo
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time and both times we were treated to a fabulous dining experience!

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MiszPrisz
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Wonderful! We had veal and lobster raviolis during Restaurant Week. The restaurant is nicely decorated and the service was Awesome. You won't be disappointed with your dining experience!!!

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Veal with prosciutto and mozerella Cheese was just so so however the sole was great.

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Jayy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Brunette Waitress ignored my wife upon entrance, I let it go, didn't complain, foreign object found in my food, was billed wrong, manager was very professional and fixed my order and billed me correct. Maybe next time?

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DianeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Christos for 30 years now. The food and service has always been wonderful and very consistent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for great food at a good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!

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MikeS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent value for restaurant week.

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SabrinaH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

appetizer the hot antipasto salad was amazing very different and extremely good

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Christo’s for Restaurant week and it was a great experience as always. The server was really busy but he handled the tables in such a professional and warm demeanor. The food was perfect and came out quickly and was hot. A five star experience.

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viplovefinedining
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an amazing meal. Always good service. One of our favorite Italian restaurants in town.

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carolb
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so professional and attentive to our every need. The portions were VERY large and we brought a lot home. My husband and I shared the Veal Picatta & Lobster Ravioli, calamari, escargot(that was not on the restaurant week menu but SO GOOD!),
the chocolate mousse & Lemon cake. All of which were outstanding. I must add.....it was the warm, crusty bread that won us over and they kept bringing it. Complimentary glass of delicious wine was a nice surprise!
The atmosphere had such a cozy European flair and we got a kick out of seeing all the white linen table cloths designated for the diners & the tables with the black linen allowed social distancing. It was a subtle touch that gave us a badly needed sense of normalcy.
RUN don't walk to Christo's for a great date night. We are going back!

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vipSixFoodies
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another fabulous meal here - have been coming for 30 years - the food is always terrific and the servers are extremely good - It's still our favorite restaurant in all of Phoenix/Scottsdale!

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LEEZ33
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The menu was great, but the food definitely didn't live up to our expectations

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Lance
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are friends had the veal and my wife and I had the Cioppino, I believe its the best in the city, can not wait to go back

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G8Foodie
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exce;;ent lunch, Great for four birthday celebration.

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vipfred
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and good service.

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erenih
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding....generous portions, scrumptious food, always superb! Their menu extensive and their specials as well!!! Love love love their seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had traveled from Texas to Indiana and then to Phoenix to assist my elderly aunt with her move. This was a celebration for our safe journey.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party went there for dinner. All of the employees were willing to go the extra mile to assist with our needs. The food was great and was served extremely fast. The portions were great for the price. This was my first time coming to Christo’s and I can’t wait for my next visit there.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went out with some friends for a nice dinner. Everything was great! Right when we got there we were sat. The service was great! Food was phenomenal!

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JimW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

When Christos opened in 1987 we went there due to a waiter we followed from a another restaurant. The food, service and ambience was fantastic for many years thereafter. I took my wife and family there for her 75th birthday as we had done with many special occasions over the years. This time the food was sub-par , service was ok, though not great. My wife and I both ordered the COD, it was dry, tough and without flavor. My son -in-law had the duck ,it was cooked way to long, tough and chewy. The others dinners were just ok. When I mentioned this to the manager he said they have 2 cooks and both are fairly new. In the past we have always had suburb food that I gladly recommended and took business clients there. I will not be doing that anymore.

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vipOneFoodie
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was personable, gave good suggestions, and provided excellent service.
We enjoyed our meal very much and will be back again.

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GeriD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Well, we frequent Christo's and never had a bad meal but this time was unusual in the fact that the bread was kinda dry - no butter served with it, I ordered ravioli that the sauce was as usual very good but they were the frozen kind of ravioli not restaurant quality at all, that one would expect to get at Christo's. Not sure why the quality was lacking but not happy with my meal.

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vipAnonymous
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggplant parmigiana in the city! Kat was a fabulous server. Love Christos and will be back again soon.

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IreneH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to Christo’s restaurant! I took my daughter for her 21st Birthday and It was such a blessed and rewarding time! From the front door to my seat the service was Superior!! If you are looking for a Cool but warm setting for your dinner this is the spot!! The food was Awesome!! I will go again also considering it is in my neighborhood!!
Eduardo & Scott never ceased from attending to our table! Thanks guys!!
Thanks Chrsto’s

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vipLarryR
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall a good experience. Look forward to another visit

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Foodymoore
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant. We always enjoy the food. Social distancing was good. Service excellent, as usual.

FAQs

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

Christo's Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 492 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.