Christini's Ristorante Italiano
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- General Info:
- To enter Christini's is to enter Italy. Christini's original recipes blend the flavors of selective regions of Italy. Italian art and strolling musicians grace the elegant and romantic dining room. A rose to each lady typifies Christini's charm. Discover why dignitaries, celebrities, and professionals from around the world have made this their number one dining destination in Central Florida.
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (407) 226-3207
Primary Phone: (407) 226-3207
Phone: (407) 583-4472
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
- Market Place At Dr Phillips
- Doctor Phillips
- Italian Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Taverns, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental
Outdoor Seating: No
07/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
If you long for the seventies, Krustini's is for you. Lots of calorie laden sauces. Like high prices? Try the $67 Veal Chop!!!
But wait! Mr. Krustini will put on a show for you if he gets drunk enough. You get to enjoy him calling his servers nasty names & telling them they are losers, etc.
Or, as a customer, he may cuss you & throw you out.
Unfortunately, the biggest loser of all is the owner.
07/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food was average and I felt the food and drinks were really over-priced - and my company was paying! Our waiter (Jonathon) was very pushy and constantly trying to get us to order the expensive specials, bottled water, up-sell on wine, etc. I don't appreciate that. He would poor wine for people drinking cocktails and that didn't even want wine; he either doesn't pay attention or he was just trying to get us to finish our bottle quickly so he could sell us another one! I won't go back by choice and would never go on my own dime.
I had the ""Fettuccine Alla Christini"" which cost almost $30 for nothing more than fettuccine noodles with some sauce - no shrimp or chicken on it. The waiter (Jonathan) tried to get one of my guests to order the $42.50 Gamberoni Fra Diavolo even after she told him she doesn't like shrimp!
It was also very loud! I was there for a 5 person business dinner and the strolling Accordion Player was too loud for such a small room; when he was near us we couldn't even hear each other.
02/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My company frequently visits Orlando for tradeshows and Christini's has been our number 1 favorite place to dine in Orlando for almost 4 years now. The service is excellent, food is some of the best I've ever had, and the ambiance is unlike most restaurants you'll find today. All in all I love this place and I give it 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!!!
01/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The web site for this restaurant says that Mr. Christini personally oversees the operations. The night I was there, he ""oversaw"" the operations by sitting at the bar, drinking wine and martinis, and then proceeded to verbally berate two extremely hard working waiters for not getting parmesan cheese to a table quick enough. You do that in the kitchen, not in the middle of the dining room so everyone can hear it. Not my idea of good management worthy of the high prices they charge. Food was good, not great, but good, not $200 for 2 before wine good, but after watching the owner in action, the food quality could not make up for the bad atmosphere in the dining room.
05/29/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I'm an easy person to please. Give me good food, nice comfortable surroundings, friendly waiters and I'm a happy guy! However once we stepped into Christini's I knew there would be none of that. The place is small, crowded, uncomfortable (at least our table was) and LOUD! Even louder were the people sitting next to us (almost on top of us). The wait staff was good and the waiter was very nice and friendly (not something I expected at all). The food was good, it wasn't great, it wasn't bad, it was just good. The waiter claimed the veal was a specialty, personally I didn't find anything special about it.
Now the good part. We had 1 martini (a $20 martini to be exact), 2 small salads, 2 entries and a dessert. Total cost $150. To be honest I would of rather paid the $150 to eat ANYWHERE else.
So if you're into pompous frilly frilly bs this is the place for you. If not then stay clear.
03/12/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Loosen your belts before going here because the food is outstanding. My favorites are the chilean seabass over a shrimp rissoto, the amazing eggplant dip with fresh home made bread, and the spicy zuppa de pesce.
For dessert the chocolate mousse cake is awesome.
The wine list is wonderful with many hard to find wines.
At the end of the meal every woman gets a red rose, gallantly presented to her by your waiter.
Soft lighting and strolling musicians cap off the evening to perfection.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
12/04/2005Provided by Citysearch -
The food is average at best and we were treated as though we should have been grateful to have been waited on by the staff. We were deliberately persuaded by the staff to order the specials, which were grossly overpriced. Dinner for four, which included two average bottles of wine, $1,150. No kidding, $1,150. Well this isnt exactly a situation where you can put the item back at the check out counter so we got robbed.