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CiaoCristina!

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Italian, Organic, Pizza & Pasta, Vegan
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4201 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505
8185632426
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Description: An Italian / European atmosphere Bar and Restaurant in the heart of the...
An Italian / European atmosphere Bar and Restaurant in the heart of the Burbank Media District. We feature Authentic Northern Italian cuisine including many Vegan and Gluten-Free specialties.We have a full bar with a large selection of fairly priced wines and an extensive selection of Craft Beer with 22 styles on tap. Located on the corner of Toluca Lake Ave and West Olive Ave. directly across from Warner Brothers Studios Gate 2 and The Ellen Show Studio. Free parking on the street as well as the 2 lots behind the restaurant.
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly staff and real good cookin'

Nice relaxed, casual setting; great bar area where you can also take your meal if dining alone. Most people go for the pizza, but the real "sleeper" here are the main entres. All of the dishes are made with love....portions are more than adequate for sharing by two.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2012
MrFozziedoggie
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United States
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  • Bar scene
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
United States
Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Nice relaxed, casual setting; great bar area where you can also take your meal if dining alone. Most people go for the pizza, but the real "sleeper" here are the main entres. All of the dishes are made with love....portions are more than adequate for sharing by two.

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review

Caro Fozziedoggi, Thank you so much for the time you took to write your review. We are so sorry it took so long to respond. We are somewhat computer challenged and were not sure how to do this. Thank goodness for our friends kids. We take pride in offering the food my mother taught me to cook in Italy. Mille... More 

West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I had the portobello mushroom stuffed ravoli. It was amazing! Definitely would go there again. The waitress was very nice and helpful.

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review

Cara Gloria, So sorry it took so long to respond your nice review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. Next time in town come and visit again. We have improved, we think, our mushroom ravioli by adding Porcini Mushrooms THE KING of Italian mushrooms! Mille Grazie, Cristina & Allan More 

Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I had pesto ravioli and my daughter had lemon chicken. Service and cost great!

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review

Caro Luke, Sorry it took so long to respond and thank you for such a nice review! We hope to see you again next time you are in the area. Mille grazie, Cristina & Allan More 

Burbank, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The pizza was so thin it was like eating a cracker. I love the ambience and the owners are awesome.. They just need to revamp their pizza.

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review

Cara Michelle, First, sorry it took so long to respond to your concerns. We just figured out how........ As to the pizza........ We make a Neapolitan / NY Style pizza that until recently was not common in California, where the crusts were somewhat thicker. And of course we all have preferences so we understand your review. We will soon be... More 

Granger, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This restaurant is close to the Oakwood Apartments. While they will deliver to you, I'd recommend going to this quaint little restaurant in person. The staff are friendly and treat you like a local. While everything we had was good, I can't say enough about the Gluten Free meals. My son is always very limited in what he can have... More 

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review

Cara Traveling........, We are so sorry that we took so long to respond to your nice review. Without children we are somewhat computer "challenged". I am a little gluten intolerant myself so I did a great deal of research in selecting a good pasta and pizza crust. We hope to see you again soon! Ciao, Cristina & Allan More 

snjmom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We were recommended to try this place. As tourists, we may not have stopped here because the outside of the building doesn't look very modern or eye catching, but inside, the wait staff was attentive, the food was amazing. My mother and I had the best Chicken Picatta and Eggplant dishes we've ever had. Iced tea was fresh brewed and... More 

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review

Cara Snjmom, We are so sorry that we took so long to respond to your very kind review. I will pass your comments to our staff who work very hard to provide an Italian experience. I would ask another favor........... We are somewhat perplexed why people, you are not the only one, feel our outside is not as inviting as... More 

Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

The atmosphere is not funny, just plain tables in rows. It could be referred to as being Warner Bros. adjacent. For a small restaurant, the Saturday evening comedy is a nice plus with average priced dishes. The service could be considered slow, but it seemed to be coordinated to be certain we would still be there for the comedy show.... More 

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review

Caro Alex, So sorry that we took so long to respond to your kind review. We just figured out how to respond....... Anyway we did not have a policy of serving non-comedy patrons first....... at least not on purpose. We have also discontinued the show because of the conflict you reported. Our room is just too small. Mille Grazie, Cristina... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Oh boy. This is where I bring my picky, Milanese business people, and they LOVE cristinas cuisine

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review

Caro Themoi, We are so VERY sorry that we took so incredibly long to respond to your very kind review. We try to be as authentic Italian as we can so it is heartening to hear your Milanese associates like the food. Cristina has several cousins who live in Milano and we love visiting them and love the food there.... More 

Williamsburg, VA
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

We ate here twice and what we liked best was the Pizza Quattro Formaggi --- the four cheese pizza --- which was Excellent. The service as well was Excellent. This is a small place with a bar and tables at the front and tables at the back, done up in a somewhat Neopolitan manner --- ambiance was fine. Overall value... More 

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review

Caro Roadrunner, So Very sorry it took us so long to respond to your very kind review. Cristina was born in Venexia ( Venetian ) Venezia ( Italian ) Venice ( English ) and we have tried to recreate our favorite bars in the Accademia. Mille Grazie, Cristina & Allan More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4201 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: 8185632426

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian, Organic, Pizza & Pasta, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

An Italian / European atmosphere Bar and Restaurant in the heart of the Burbank Media District. We feature Authentic Northern Italian cuisine including many Vegan and Gluten-Free specialties.We have a full bar with a large selection of fairly priced wines and an extensive selection of Craft Beer with 22 styles on tap. Located on the corner of Toluca Lake Ave and West Olive Ave. directly across from Warner Brothers Studios Gate 2 and The Ellen Show Studio. Free parking on the street as well as the 2 lots behind the restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?