Christinis Ristorante Italiano

★★★★☆
  • 7600 Dr Phillips Boulevard

    Orlando, FL 32819

    Map & Directions
  • 407-545-6867

About Christinis Ristorante Italiano

Categories
  • Italian Restaurants
  • Fine Dining
Details
  • Romantic Dining
Hours
M-Su 6pm-11pm (Open 365 days a year, including all holidays)
Special Offer
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Emails
  • morosco@christinis.com
  • chrisc9067@aol.com
Year Established
  • 1984
Keywords
  • fine dining
  • italian cuisine
  • italian food
  • italian restaurant
  • best fine dining orlando
  • fine dining orlando
  • best italian orlando
  • best italian restaurant orlado
  • best restaurant orlando
Specialties
  • fine dining
  • Italian food
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Cash
Services
  • private parties
  • private luncheons

Food

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Menu

Christinis Italian restaurant Pasta dishes

Homemade pastas and sauces are prepared daily at this amazing fine dining Italian restaurant.

    Christinis Meat Entrees

    Christinis Italian restaurant in Orlando Florida is famous for its 32 ounce veal chop, steak in a barollo wine sauce and other meat dishes.

      Christinis Seafood Dishes

      Christinis Ristorante Italiano has customers returning time and again for seafood dishes like their Chilean Sea Bass over a shrimp risotto.

        Christinis Desserts

        These homemade desserts are some of the best desserts in Orlando with classics like cannoli to their freshly prepared chocolate mousse cake.
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            Just got back from Orlando. The trip itself was grueling as we were in meetings most of the time. The one highlight was our dinner at Christinis. The staff took a bunch of grouchy, tired businessmen and had us laughing and relaxing before

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            Just got back from Orlando. The trip itself was grueling as we were in meetings most of the time. The one highlight was our dinner at Christinis. The staff took a bunch of grouchy, tired businessmen and had us laughing and relaxing before

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            We went to Christinis the other night and I lost one of my favorite earrings. I was very upset and called thinking that there was not way that I would get it back.

            Whoever was in the office was wonderful. She had the staff go and look for

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            We went to Christinis the other night and I lost one of my favorite earrings. I was very upset and called thinking that there was not way that I would get it back.

            Whoever was in the office was wonderful. She had the staff go and look for

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            A number of years ago we discovered this amazing restaurant through a colleague. We were closing a deal and he brought us here to impress us. His tactic worked beautifully. The wine list is phenomenal, the food better than anything we have

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            A number of years ago we discovered this amazing restaurant through a colleague. We were closing a deal and he brought us here to impress us. His tactic worked beautifully. The wine list is phenomenal, the food better than anything we have

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            We had been recommended to Christinis a while back by some friends of ours. When we went online though we had seen some particularly bad reviews and some amazingly good ones. We almost ended up going somewhere else. Our friends had been so

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            We had been recommended to Christinis a while back by some friends of ours. When we went online though we had seen some particularly bad reviews and some amazingly good ones. We almost ended up going somewhere else. Our friends had been so

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            We have been coming to Orlando for years and always looked for good restaurants. Unfortunately the ones recommended by the concierge and our taxi drivers always left us feeling unsatisfied. We are not into chain restaurants and Orlando is

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            We have been coming to Orlando for years and always looked for good restaurants. Unfortunately the ones recommended by the concierge and our taxi drivers always left us feeling unsatisfied. We are not into chain restaurants and Orlando is

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            I generally do not write reviews. Most places fall short of my expectations. Christinis was recommended by a friend of ours and honestly from all of his gushing I expected to be disappointed, like it was too good to be true.

            We got to the

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            I generally do not write reviews. Most places fall short of my expectations. Christinis was recommended by a friend of ours and honestly from all of his gushing I expected to be disappointed, like it was too good to be true.

            We got to the

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            I travel alot and have eaten in New York, Chicago, Boston, LA, etc.. When I go I like to go to the nicer restaurants. A couple of years ago I discovered Christinis.

            Everyone had told me how good it is but I was skeptical. After the first

            3
            ★★★★★

            I travel alot and have eaten in New York, Chicago, Boston, LA, etc.. When I go I like to go to the nicer restaurants. A couple of years ago I discovered Christinis.

            Everyone had told me how good it is but I was skeptical. After the first

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            We had read a bunch of reviews about this restaurant and had not been. We live in Orlando but on the other side of town so we had just never gotten around to trying it.

            We were really impressed. It is an upscale restaurant but the owner

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            ★★★★★

            We had read a bunch of reviews about this restaurant and had not been. We live in Orlando but on the other side of town so we had just never gotten around to trying it.

            We were really impressed. It is an upscale restaurant but the owner

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            We just went to Christinis again, which we do every time we are in town. The service was amazing and the food was out of this world. I love how the waiters actually walk women to the bathroom and how they give a rose to each lady. It is

            3
            ★★★★★

            We just went to Christinis again, which we do every time we are in town. The service was amazing and the food was out of this world. I love how the waiters actually walk women to the bathroom and how they give a rose to each lady. It is

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            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!

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            ★★★★★

            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!

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            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.

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            ★☆☆☆☆

            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.

            Pros: The Muzak Is Good, Some Celebrities Hang Here

            Cons: Old School Sauces, Prices Very High

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            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.

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            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.

            Cons: loud and expensive

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            Christini's Italian restaurant offers fine dining in an elegant atmosphere... Their menu offers pastas, seafood, chicken, and steak; among other items...

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            Christini's Italian restaurant offers fine dining in an elegant atmosphere... Their menu offers pastas, seafood, chicken, and steak; among other items...

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            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!!!

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            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!!!

            Pros: excellent food & service

            Cons: there's not one in NC!

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            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.

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            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.

            Pros: good wait staff

            Cons: owner who demeans his good wait staff

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            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.

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            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.

            Pros: Friendly waiter (I'm really trying hard to find a pro)

            Cons: Ambience, food, price

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            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.

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            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.

            Pros: amazing food, great service, really romantic

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            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.

            DINERS BEWARE!!!

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            ★☆☆☆☆

            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.

            DINERS BEWARE!!!

            Pros: None

            Cons: Condescending service, Overpriced

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

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            ★★★★★

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

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            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!

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            ★★☆☆☆

            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!

            Pros: good parking, good wine list, location

            Cons: crowded, noisy, expensive, food quality

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            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.

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            ★★★★★

            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.

            Pros: food, ambience, service

            Cons: $, $, $

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            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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            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.

            Pros: good atmosphere

            Cons: mediocre food, service w/ attitude

            Message from Christinis Ristorante Italiano

            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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