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Christian Michaels Ristorante

192 E 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928
530-894-4005
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Ranked #9 of 277 restaurants in Chico
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wall Street
Description: A unique downtown dining experience. Located on the corner of Third and Wall Streets in downtown Chico, Christian Michaels prepares California Cuisine, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian and other seasonal dishes to tempt your palate. Selections include fresh seafood, steak, pasta, salads, desserts, a full bar and an extensive wine selection. Allow us to host your next business luncheon, reception or any other celebration.
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English first
Chico, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had birthday brunch at Christian Michaels. The Prime rib eggs benedict was wonderful!! I will be back!

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Red Bluff, California
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant was chosen as a 63rd birthday celebration for LeeAnna ~ and we had so much fun in the bar with cocktails and hors d'oevres that we didn't need dinner and will certainly be back. We chose a cocktail we had never heard of: the "I Don't Know" ~ made with Elderflower (perfect for a 63rd birthday celebration!) and... More

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Orland, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is nice ..and thr chicken sandwich is delish...I will come back. And nice people working here too ..

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Chico, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have thoroughly enjoyed several items on the small plate menu but my most favorite is the Pork Osso Bucco. It is succulent, juicy and flavorful. The bar is small so plan to go early in order to get a table.

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Chico, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have never had a bad meal at Christian Michaels. In fact, I've never even had a so-so meal there. The layout of the room is such that sounds are well-buffered -- if you want noise, you can sit in the bar. It's elegant; the food is superb; and the service is very good. I have taken foodie friends from... More

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Chico, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Great atmosphere, Terrific service, awesome happy hour drinks, prices, and bar plates. Food is the best!!! Great downtown location with ample parking. One of my favorite Chico restaurants!

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Chico, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have only been to Christian Michaels Ristorante once and it was excellent. The food, wine, and service were all fantastic. The waiter had a great recommendation for wine for each member in my party. Everything was clean and looked presentable. I was there for a business meeting, but this place would be great for a date. I wouldn't bring... More

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Chico, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Always hesitated to go here because of its reputation for being pricey and a little too fancy-white tablecloths and fishbowl like dining room visible to the public. However, on a recent get together with friends I can now recommend this restaurant. We arrived early enough to order off the chef's special menu, from 5 to 6pm. A three course meal... More

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Chico, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

this place is amazing!!! the meat melts in your mouth and is oh sooo so delicious!!! has a great bar as well!

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Chico, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Staff: My bf and I were ignored by the bartender for more than 10 mins. He then had to ask us several times to repeat our order, while two members of the host staff approached us four separate times to ask what name our reservations were under (after spending a minute at the reception desk repeating the name). A... More

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