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Christian Michaels Ristorante

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192 E 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928 (Wall Street)
530-894-4005
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A unique downtown dining experience. Located on the corner of Third and...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic small plates.

We sat in the bar and ordered the Seared Ahi and Tempura Prawns to start with. Amazing flavors. For dinner we ordered the MEATLOAF MEDALLION and the PORK OSSO BUCCO. Perfect portions. How every meal should be. Great service, ambiance and food. A nice casual place to visit with family and friends.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Django G
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Chico, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chico, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We sat in the bar and ordered the Seared Ahi and Tempura Prawns to start with. Amazing flavors. For dinner we ordered the MEATLOAF MEDALLION and the PORK OSSO BUCCO. Perfect portions. How every meal should be. Great service, ambiance and food. A nice casual place to visit with family and friends.

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Chico, California
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

a very casual and informal dining experience with counter-ordering and modest seating. sweater whether should take you out onto the patio when possible. Lasagnas, fetuccinis, and a dozen other pasta dishes with chicken, veal, seafood, and side salads or sandwitches round things out. Nice inexpensive wines by the Glass or bottle; and over a dozen wonderful desserts--everything made on site.... More 

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Quincy, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was our first time eating at this restaurant. My Wife and I were staying in Chico for a Valentine's Day trip. With it being a holiday I had made reservations a couple of weeks earlier and was expecting a wait even with reservations. We got to the restaurant about 10 minutes early and it was busy, but were surprisingly... More 

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Chico, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

they have the best happy hour and Taco Tuesday's are out of this word! Fresh and cooked to perfection, great atmosphere but get there early as the place fills up fast.

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Chico, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Christian Michaels delivers a steady stream of fine food served by a helpful staff. It's a friendly restaurant where you know what you're going to get.

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Chico, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After a terrible Valentine's Day dinner that completely ruined the evening for us (inattentive, untrained, rude staff members and a completely inedible meal) my boyfriend and I tried Christian Michael's one last time for brunch. Again, the breads were store-bought and had clearly been frozen and the "potato cake" that comes with nearly every meal (including dinners) tastes like old... More 

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Chico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This used to be a favorite lunch spot downtown, and I ate there regularly. Then I had a terrible lunch there last year for our holiday get together and stayed away for a few months. When I returned to give it another try, it was truly awful. Salt and garlic are used heavily to cover any taste of the food.... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went to Christian Michaels Ristorante to celebrate my husband's birthday. I love the ambiance of the restaurant. We were seated promptly. Our server was the best server ever! He was very attentive and he made sure that the table looked perfect and not cluttered. He removed things and rearranged things in the table as our dinner progressed and it... More 

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Chico, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The restaurant is attractive and the staff are very attentive. CM's has food that is both visually appealing and very, very tasty. I've had their meatloaf wrapped in bacon (mmmmm) and salmon -also delicious. We always get dessert, brownies with ice cream. I generally come here to celebrate birthdays and it's a lovely way to celebrate. We've been coming here... More 

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Chico, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I go there quite often with clients for lunch, Service outstanding, and real white tablecloths. Excellent wine selection. Have had the Crab Cakes, the Seafood Linguine..both awesome. Right downtown Chico, not expensive, great wine bar and a place to relax and dine in style. I would highly recommend Christian Michaels for lunch and dinner. I love this place, we tend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 192 E 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 530-894-4005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?