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Christini's Ristorante Italiano

4.8
4.8
3802 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Christinis Ristorante Italiano is a fine dining Italian restaurant in Orlando that has mastered the art of exceptional dining. We are open for dinner seven days a week and feature a Northern Italian menu that has delighted guests from all over the world. We are famous for our freshly made pasta, enormous veal chops and Chilean Sea Bass over a shrimp risotto. We also have an extensive wine list and full bar, with a sommelier to help answer your wine pairing questions.

Best Restaurant in Orlando -
"With more than 45 years of distinctive culinary experience, I am convinced that success comes down to this: One restaurant, in one location, serving the highest quality cuisine, the best service and a friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy it." - Chris Christini


Dress code: Business Casual

Please no flip flops, tank tops or hats.

* Guests ages 6 and above are invited to dine at this establishment.

*Please No Infants. No strollers. No exceptions.





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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

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Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 545-6867

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are planning to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or host a business meeting in the Orlando area, Christini's Ristorante Italiano provides the perfect, casually elegant setting. The Ivy Room offers private group dining and is reserved for a maximum of 54 guests. For smaller parties of various sizes, Christini’s has several intimate semi-private areas in our mezzanine level a few steps above the main dining room. Whether you are planning to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or host a business meeting in the Orlando area, The Ivy Room provides the perfect, casually elegant setting. We are the only restaurant in the Orlando area that offers a la carte dining, regardless of your party size. Christinis is typically closed for lunch, however the restaurant can be reserved for parties of 50-200 for private luncheons. Mr. Christini and his highly trained and knowledgeable staff look forward to hosting you!

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (844) 397-0138

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Cross street

    Sand Lake Road

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary Valet parking.

  • Entertainment

    Strolling Musician

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve 2022

    $175.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Enjoy our Chef's created menu highlighting our signature classics as well as delectable new creations. As always, our highly trained staff will deliver an exceptional evening along with our strolling musician. Menu pricing is $175 per person and does not include tax or gratuity. No A la carte dining on this evening.

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What 3,802 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Italian

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Orlando

    Best Service

  • Orlando

    Best Ambiance

  • Orlando

    Good for special occasions

  • Orlando

    Italian

  • Orlando

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. RR

    RandyR

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family get together . Third time we’ve been together at Christini’s with this family group of 4. It’s a home run experience. The accordion player played The Devil Went Down To Georgia . Associates are just so nice and the food is out of this world . We can’t wait to return from Cali & Maryland.
  2. MM

    MelanieM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went their for magical dining in the September. The food was excellent service was fantastic. We went their for my birthday food was good but not great like before, I had the Dover Sole and husband had veal Marsala. The veal was so tender but I was disappointed with my Dover Sole, it was a lemon and butter sauce to much lemon. The service was again fantastic. We noticed the food prices have gone up a lot. I believe they get a touristy crowd so they charge higher prices during holidays. I live in Florida its hard finding great Italian food. Its a very expensive Restaurant.
  3. g

    goodfood

    Washington DC

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had eaten here with my wife and figured the golf guys would love the food. They did. It’s expensive but worth it as the service is over the top. The food is truly to die for and it’s neat to support a local restaurant which has been around for 40 years. The owner and his daughter are there every night and it shows.
  4. JM

    JoMe

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attentive personalized service, thoughtful recommendations, and a tempting menu that is brought to life with great taste and freshness - all made for a memorable meal. Pasta dishes were the biggest hits for our party. We felt very welcome on our first visit and look forward to a timely return.
  5. LL

    LuisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant food is excellent and outstanding service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding host nick wait staff and ownership
  7. DB

    DonaldB

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing italian dinner and the service was above and beyond They truly made our 25th wedding anniversary special
  8. l

    lizette

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best hidden gem in Orlando! Loved the ambiance, food and the service was great. This easily became our staple for our Orlando trips.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Overpriced for mediocre food. Incredibly loud.
  10. J

    John

    New Orleans

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was ours 20 wedding anniversary! Te services was wonderful! The food was perfect!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is incredible. A little noisy. Main waiter didn’t know when to stop taking at let us enjoy our $300 dinner. Being attentive vs. annoying is the way to go. 3 serves is great, the main one need to learn when your guests continue to look away it’s time to stop talking. Only damper on the night.
  13. J

    Jeffrey

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Veal Parm - he invented a pounded out veal chop for the veal parm dish. Staff was excellent per the norm. Start with a dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives the best in Orlando
  14. AC

    AlejandroC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El restaurante es precioso, la atención impecable y la comida exquisita!!! Recomendado para celebraciones...
  15. PM

    PatrickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always top notch service to match the food. Go ahead, test the accomplished gentleman on the accordion. From a Puccini opera to Sweet Home Alabama.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from Louisiana and love eating a great Italian meal as a family. We made reservations for Thanksgiving and it exceeded any expectations of Italian cuisine. My daughter and I had the chicken parm and the husband had veal piccata… just wonderful! Let me tell you this my other daughter had chicken Alfredo and we were all jealous on how amazing and authentic the pasta and sauce tasted. If I lived in Orlando, this would be our number 1 restaurant to go to. Thankfully we go every year and it will be on our list every time.
  17. DO

    DaveO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We opted for the Thanksgiving 4 course dinner. We were pampered the entire evening by a plethora of tuxedos. Food quality and presentation were exceptional. A memorable night out for the holiday occasion
  18. DP

    DanP

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food & service!!!
  19. VS

    VickiS

    Orlando

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    We had the Thanksgiving set menu at $72.30 a person. While food was tasty, serving sizes were very small. Heck its turkey and green beans - thats cheap to make. Service was outstanding so it felt special but with wine at $24 a glass and total bill with tip, $250 I excepted much more
  20. EH

    EdwardH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality and class always come through at Christini’s.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hard to find good Italian when you’re from NY, but this is it and reminds me of home. The owner is lovely and it feels like family whenever you dine there. Not enough good things I can say about it. From the veal Parmesan, meatballs, calamari, gnocchi everything is so fresh and delicious and the service is amazing every single time. You can tell they use top quality ingredients and make everything from the pasta to the desserts in house. It’s a very professional dining experience that makes you feel so welcomed.
  22. KA

    KariA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal once again at Christini’s. The cocktails were perfect. We had the calamari to start and it was probably the best I have had. Everyone raved about their meals and the cozy atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot for a celebration. I will offer one critique. The service is next level and every server and manager is fantastic, however, I felt like we were checked in on a little too much. It was difficult to have a conversation between that and the music.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply an amazing experience of Italian cuisine and service!
  24. FM

    FrederickM

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food great. Veal may have been a bit too thin. Our waiter was good. He did not recognize the bottle of wine brought at all in terms of its value/prestige and offered to get us to try something off the menu next time, though I know they could not top having been thee before. Corkage fee of $50 is the highest I’ve ever seen. Ambience 5 star. Food quality, though the veal being “thick paper” thin, was 5 star. My only larger gripe was the mixed drinks were way over priced. I would still go there again, but not order mixed drinks and still bring my own bottle of wine, despite the extremely high corkage fee.
  25. TT

    TransplantedTexGal2

    Orlando

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pastas are delicious, we tried two. Husband ordered Osso Bucco and I had 1/2 order of ravioli. Loved the carpaccio here. One of the best I’ve had. Also had the cauliflower soup which was wonderful. Husband enjoyed Cesar salad with whole anchovies. Crème brûlée for dessert. All wonderful. Only issue was seating at arrival. Don’t enjoy tight side by side booth seating. The main floor is where we’ll request next visit. Really, this was frustrating when we arrived, but the superior service we received from our wait staff melted away any bad start. Will return, perhaps at Christmas time.
  26. BP

    BillP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christini's never disappoints. The best Italian restaurant in Orlando by far. It would probably be one of the best Italian restaurants in Boston, New York and Chicago as well!
  27. s

    shaffbucks

    Columbus

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and phenomenal food and ambiance
  28. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the restaurant, the menu is great, the food is excellent Service was outstanding. We will return and highly recommend
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  30. CF

    CindyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience all around from service to food. Will definitely return when visiting Orlando
  31. l

    louies2red

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I used a $100 dining reward but the restaurant only accepted $80 out of the $100 balance on the card.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian restaurant, period. Never disappointed
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food had unique flavors. The bread and the dip was different and inventive but most importantly, it was delicious. The service was superb and overall the food was flavorful and has inspired us to return.
  34. J

    Jeffrey

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t get the veal parm dish like this any where else
  35. MP

    MaryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful unique dining experience with amazing food and service. Very nice to find a fine dining Italian restaurant that lives up to and delivers on its promise for excellence.
  36. MM

    MaggieM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was just as I expected. Over many many years, it's still one of the best Orlando restaurants.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Food amazing and fresh. Came out hot. Attentive staff. Amazing
  38. J

    Johnny

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in the area. Wonderfully classy Old-style Italian experience.
  39. KG

    KevinG

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent evening, great service and truly wonderful food and wines
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely awesome!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Christini's Ristorante Italiano using the Order Online button.

Christini's Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 3802 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Christini's Ristorante Italiano

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd, Suite 84, Orlando, FL 32819

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sand Lake Road

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary Valet parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Strolling Musician

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (407) 545-6867

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are planning to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or host a business meeting in the Orlando area, Christini's Ristorante Italiano provides the perfect, casually elegant setting. The Ivy Room offers private group dining and is reserved for a maximum of 54 guests. For smaller parties of various sizes, Christini’s has several intimate semi-private areas in our mezzanine level a few steps above the main dining room. Whether you are planning to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or host a business meeting in the Orlando area, The Ivy Room provides the perfect, casually elegant setting. We are the only restaurant in the Orlando area that offers a la carte dining, regardless of your party size. Christinis is typically closed for lunch, however the restaurant can be reserved for parties of 50-200 for private luncheons. Mr. Christini and his highly trained and knowledgeable staff look forward to hosting you!

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (844) 397-0138

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