Christo's Ristorante

4.7
526 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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SamD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very convenient location. Food and service was excellent. Owner or manager very attentive.

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vipFoodies
Phoenix
64 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies day out door lunch. We had a great meal and everything was excellent.

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lulu
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. Ambience is awesome!!

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MitchellW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a great dining experience quality delicious entries for all of us. Veal, roast duck, and the best Oso BuCo enough for two to share. Tiaramusu and lemon cake. All delish

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only complaint I have was I don’t feel like the pictures did this place justice. My lady and I came for New Year’s Eve dinner. We picked this because all others were booked up or only outdoor seating, but I am glad we chose this place! We got there early and had a couple of drinks at the bar. The bartender was friendly and paid attention to all of her patrons at the bar. Then we got sat and had excellent service from our server all night. Even the manager or owner Sandy, was visible all night. He came and checked in on tables, bused tables and helped run food and drinks. The tables were spread out well for CDC guidelines. The food. The food was amazing! All the way down to the bread. The pasta was great and the sauce used on it was not thrown on heavy.
It was well worth the hour drive!

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OdileG
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience2

A little disappointed by the Osso bucco which was very tough and chewy, not the usual. We have been to Christos for many years and it is the first time we did not like the is osso bucco

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vipMargieA
Phoenix
91 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our wine and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and it was one to remember! From the amazing service to amazing food it was a fantastic experience. The atmosphere was the perfect amount of background noise and the lighting was dim but made a great ambiance. We went on a Monday night and was glad I made a reservation since it was poppin. We will definitely be back!

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Kacey
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always! They had the full menu available and everything was delicious. Never disappointed!

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SusanD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was excellent. The halibut special was the best I ever had in a very long time. Christos gave us a wonderful Christmas Eve experience! Bravo!

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MikeS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us dinned on Xmas eve. Always great food and wonderful selection of "specials". No hesitation of recommending Christo's We have been their many times and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped into the place we had a fantastic experience. The wait staff is phenomenal, and the food is amazing.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet atmosphere, good service, good Italian food. We will go back!

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Richard
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was a wonderful meal with excellent service. The five us all agree. Thank you for remaining open during these difficult times.

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patb
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. A very extensive menu prepared to order.

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Thomas
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food at Christos is always incredibly delicious and at excellent prices! I had the Seabass which is always my favorite dish. Although my date was a bit late to arrive our waitress was most accommodating and didn’t rush us at all. I wish I remembered her name but can tell you that she is most attractive with brown hair. Both my date and I commented on her very pleasant personality and fast efficient service!
Christos will always remain as one my favorite restaurant’s in Arizona!

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NathanielK
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was immaculate. Drinks, appetizer and main course was like no other. Perfect place for an intimate meal with a significant other or close friends.

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vipJilly
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and wonderful food!

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Lance
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Cheistos many times, all ways great. hard to wait to go back.

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ShayL
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing server. Wish I remembered her name but she was our server for my fifth anniversary this past Saturday evening. She was wonderful. Food is absolutely amazing.

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StevenS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Christo's. Have never had any entree that was less than excellent. Add to that very reasonable prices.

My wife frequently asks for a little more of this or a little less if that and they accommodate if possible. Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love eating here! The food is always good and the prices are very reasonable. Many of the wait staff has been there for years, family like atmosphere.

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SallyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, It was the BEST! I love the halibut. The servers are amazing and on top of everything. Always a pleasure to dine at Christo's!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was excellent

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MJbdaydinner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Cippino in Phoenix. Best lemon cello cake too.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Meghan was a delight! Was my first time here. Looking forward to bringing friends here. Thank you! So glad you are here.

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smhl
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Definitely recommend Christo's for dinner or just a beverage & appetizer!

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arbitroaz
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kat, our server, was spectacular. She really showed that she cared about our experience being the best.

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vipT18inDallas
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS THE BEST!!! Wait staff, food, everything.

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vipLarry
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place for family dinner with my grandchildren they love the meatballs). They make you feel right at home. While all the wait staff is great, Meghan is the absolute best, particularly if you have children at the table.

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DianneL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our Reservations were for 7:15 and we were seated promptly. Our Server was Wonderful
The Veal Parmesan was ok as per my husband. My Veal was Served with Imitation Crab which was not noted on the menu and the Veal was gray sent it back. The Side dish of angel hair Pomodoro was very good. We never saw a manager. But the Veal was taken off the bill.

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johnD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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MikeS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
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
92 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
92 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our happy hour drinks and food

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
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
22 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.

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 526 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.