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Christini's Ristorante Italiano

(13 Reviews)

7600 Dr Phillips Blvd Ste 84, Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 345-8770

Today: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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General Info
Christinis is a fine dining, romantic, Italian restaurant in Orlando Florida serving northern Italian cuisine in a warm and elegant atmosphere. This restaurant has won awards both locally and nationally, including the prestigious Ivy award, and its owner Chris Christini received the restaurateur of the year award. He was also featured on Emeril's cooking show called " The One with Classy Restaurants." Christinis Ristorante Italiano is known for its amazing veal chops, home made pastas and Chilean Sea Bass over a shrimp risotto, as well as for its extensive wine list. This fine dining Italian restaurant offers a la carte dining regardless of party size and free valet service. Reservations are suggested.
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Extra Phones

Phone: (407) 545-6867

Phone: (407) 583-4472

Fax: (407) 345-8700

Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
Market Place At Dr Phillips
Doctor Phillips
Italian Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Taverns, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, European, Continental, Bar & Grills

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Above Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Great date place!

We had a great time here. Very romantic. A perfect date place. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was amazing and the wine selection was impressive. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Old School Rip Off

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Perfect if you enjoy pushy waiters and over-priced food!

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Restaurant in Orlando

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!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wouldn't recommend

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Overpriced, pompous restaurant with mediocre food

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.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Most romantic restaurant in Orlando

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.



Provided 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.




Provided by Citysearch - 
Special Place

Consistently fine food and great ambiance. Would be a star in NYC or anywhere.



Provided by Citysearch - 
A Greek wanna be Italian

Having dined at this establishment many times, hoping for improvement, you must settle for adequate presentations of entrees, heavy sauces, and limited quality cuisine that is only surpassed by an over rated atmosphere that lacks in intimacy and borders on absurd. The cost of the evening dining experience is vastly overpriced and it is about time that this Greek wanna-be-Italian understands what true Italian cuisine entails! but, then, the Romans did conquer the Greeks and it was not to obtain their vast knowledge of good cuisine in this instance!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Amazing ambience!

Excellent dining at a romantic atmosphere.
Service was amazing. The first time I had a spinach with portobello mushrooms salad, was here. WOW! How incredible was it? I have never tasted anything like it. Try it! Hey... It's a bit expensive, but it is worth it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Well I have less money

I have no problem paying a lot of money for a great meal, the problem here is that I just paid a lot of money. The food was average and the service was alright but with an attitude. Even though I was wearing a suit I they made me feel like I wasn't good enough to be there.

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