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Christini's Ristorante Italiano

4.8
4.8
3562 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 26 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 3,562 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Italian

  • Orlando

    Special Occasion

  • Orlando

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience, as always! I look forward to dining with you each trip I make into the Orlando area on business. Thank You!
  2. S

    Summerfun

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I both said this was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had! From the amazing service, to the delicious food (every single dish) and the live singing that is brought to your table - are only a few things that makes this the best dining experience! We will be coming back often!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have visited Christini’s for over 20 years when I come to Orlando and they never disappoint.
  4. A

    Ashley

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant full of culture, service was excellent, we were given fantastic recommendations and catered for our every need, had a flight of starters tailor made for us and was fabulous, mains were equally as great, fantastic
  5. A

    Alex

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience the food and service was fantastic. Always a great place to eat.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Was very loud, service wasn’t what I expected with the prices. Expensive for the quality that was served. Wont be back.
  7. P

    Patsy

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good service was excellent owner was gracious the only thing bad were the prices were high and the portions small
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything and everyone was fantastic. Only downside - GF pasta was over cooked. Everything else excellent.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, food and environment! 6 Star
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance. Outstanding sevice staffs. Calamari & Spaghetti Pomodoro were delicious. However the Gnocchi pasta was way to soft & not as good as I was expected. Overall, very nice restaurant.
  11. JG

    JonathanG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An elegant dining experience that definitely left us amazed! Nick was truly exceptional and an absolute staple in our extraordinary dining experience. From the host, to the server assistant no one missed a beat. The food not only looked and smelled amazing but the marriage of flavors in your mouth left you wanting more and more. The Maître d’ was a star studded individual that is dedicated to ensuring your experience is truly memorable. Thank you for making our 10 year anniversary one we will never forget!
  12. LB

    LBKer

    Tampa

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual amazing service and sublime cuisine.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is second best to the service and care provided while enjoying the meal! And the food was exceptional so that says a lot! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Great service .
  15. JR

    JamieR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food. Made reservation - waited at bar. Pricy with Drinks at bar.
  16. V

    Vinylinist

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Having dined here several times pre-Covid, I chose this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. We were sorely disappointed. I understand busy Saturday nights, which they were busy. I understand short staffing, which they were not. We honestly didn’t know who was our actual server as it seemed to be a team. But the team didn’t communicate with each other. Bullet points: We were seated at the back of the restaurant next to some sort of server station without menus. Constant bumping our chairs and clanging dishes with no apologies from servers. 20 minutes after seating, food menus arrived. The server seemed miffed that we hadn’t ordered a beverage, and I again asked for a wine list. It was so loud, we had to shout to server and to each other. We couldn’t have a conversation at our own table. We watched another table next to us be cleared and sat with a new party and had their food served all while awaiting bread for our table. Salads arrive 45 minutes in. During the meal ordering, I asked about options for dessert that could be sugar free and diabetic friendly (option of plain berries?) The rude server said no, but suggested maybe I should drink my dessert and offered a cordial option. I politely declined. Beverage Note: they do not have iced tea, and did not offer an option of bringing ice for making it from hot tea. 65 minutes from seating meals arrive. After the cheese serving for on top of the entree, no one stopped by or even asked about our meal until we had finished eating it. The water person was always friendly and refilling our glasses. He seemed to be the only one paying attention to our table. A server came by and asked “how was everything?“ as he cleared our plates. The food was very tasty and we told him so. 2+ hours from seating, no birthday song, no celebration, just “here’s your check and a rose.” This experience was vastly different from pre-Covid visits. We felt like the “odd table” as we observed everyone else get better service.
  17. DJ

    DavidJ

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening was awesome the guitarist was great to have serenading around tables nice touch while enjoying dinner.
  18. JS

    JonSuL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable and everyone there greeted you as if you were family Food excellent! We will be back! John and Susan Lucarelli
  19. S

    Siboac

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If anyone wants to experience real Italian cuisine with a well-made pasta, make a reservation at Christini’s. Excellent food, impeccable service and wonderful live Italian music! worth every penny spent!
  20. RS

    RSpain

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    In my opinion way too expensive for the experience.
  21. MW

    MarcW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service in a wonderful neighborhood restaurant feel.
  22. TB

    TheB

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening and experience, we even got a visit from Mr. Christini.
  23. A

    Andy

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Italian restaurant when we travel from Miami to Orlando this restaurant has become a favorite. The ambience, the food, the service they treat you like a king or queen when you come in through the door
  24. TP

    TeodorP

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. I highly recommend this outstanding restaurant.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most amazing dining experiences I have ever had. I cannot wait to come back. From the moment I walked in the door to the time I exited the service was impeccable. The food was equally amazing!
  26. c

    curtisc

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time you enter the restaurant and are greeted to being served and walking out you feel like family. The food and the service are exceptional! It is not inexpensive but you get what you pay for. It’s a great dining experience
  27. M

    Matt

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Impromptu dinner with my wife while the kids were away at camp, we have been here is the past and it has been very good. This time not so much! First we wanted to sit at the bar and eat as we have done in the past. We were told that no dinner could be served at the bar, turns out the bartender just wasn't trained on the menu. (not sure why she was back there then). The rest was mostly uneventful, food was mediocre at best. When you are paying the amount of money they charge you expect everything to be excellent and nothing was. Unfortunate! I will not be returning.
  28. FW

    FWColReb

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our faves in the USA … never disappoints. The staff and ristorante ambiance create a welcoming atmosphere that enhances your experience. Then the food and vino come! Warm, perfectly baked crusty bread served with a house aioli is perfect start to your meal. We had an appetizer medley of the house meatball (made from filet & veal), vodka penne, and calamari … perfect portions to ignite your palate. A light Caesar salad to cleanse the palate, then on to Scallops of veal & morels, and a special offering of Osso Buco with risotto. The wine list is plentiful in variety and price points. Finished up with a tiramisu and cappuccino with a to-go order of cannolis for this a.m.breakfast😍 Wait staff is fun and artful in their craft. Christina’s is a must for any Italian cuisine lover.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great birthday celebration!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was top notch as always. Always a great place to get together and enjoy amazing food with great friends.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience from the minute I walked into the restaurant. I was greeted warmly. Very pleased with the atmosphere and the waiters, captain, maître d’ were very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. This will definitely be my go to restaurant when I am in Orlando. I
  32. J

    Jaime

    Orlando

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was delicious!!!!
  33. m

    mollies

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love supporting a family business and especially when you get to meet the second and third generations. Everything and everybody was exceptional.
  34. F

    Frankie

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have visited Christini's for years.. Last night did NOT disappoint. From the Valet park to the door opened as we departed, a great experience. Food "10" Service "10" Ambiance "10" Reception "10" Go and enjoy!!!
  35. DF

    DavidF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lived up to all expectations. The staff was very professional and made my wife feel spoiled the entire stay. The entertainment was great. The food was great too. The noise level was high but expected due to being maxed occupancy. Recommend reservation with open table. When arrived seated immediately. Thanks for a great experience for our 25th wedding anniversary.
  36. AM

    AaronM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing place for anniversary’s , the food, music. all of it was perfect.
  37. ST

    ScottT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Christini's Ristorante Italiano last night for dinner. The service and cuisine were exceptional. Veal, Sea Bass, Tiramisu and NY cheesecake were amazing. A special place to go for a great dining experience.
  38. x

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great staff. Perfect place. But very very expensive. 18 bucks for tiramisu is out of control.
  39. CL

    CLynch

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. From the moment we pulled up to the valet, everyone we interacted throughout our evening was pleasant and attentive. The staff was engaging and friendly throughout the entire evening. We started with the calamari appetizer, which was perfectly cooked and melted in your mouth. There were 4 of us, all whom ordered diff dishes for dinner. Chicken picatta, fettuccine Alfredo, a veal dish and the ravioli. Every dish was delicious, and full of flavor. Dessert was a perfect ending to our night out... a canoli, creme brulee, and the chocolate mousse, along with some espressos and a Christini coffee.
  40. CB

    CaseyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb! Ambiance, service, food and valet all mesh and compliment one another. Our vehicle was pulled up as we walked out, prior to handing the valet attendant our ticket stub. Do not look past or skip this option. Must have for that next level experience! Can’t leave out the rose for all of the ladies. Chose this spot for an anniversary and it was PERFECT!

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 3562 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 26 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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