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Christopher's Ristorante

160 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-2600
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Ranked #11 of 72 Restaurants in Sonora
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is a part of the historic Sonora Inn and, as one might assume from the name, features Italian cuisine. We can't speak to the Italian part of the menu, but we had a terrific brunch on Sunday morning. Highly recommend the banana bread French Toast with berries and Mascarpone cream. Pure delight. Service was friendly and very efficient.... More

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Kirkland, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great steaks, pastas and fish dishes. Well prepared. Try the affogato for dessert! Quiet dining ambiance with friendly service. The specials are always a treat to try.

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed in Sonora for one night on our way to Lake Tahoe. Chose this restaurant simply because it was right next door to the hotel we were staying at and it was recommended by the staff (with a 10% discount card thrown in). The service was friendly and attentive, the waitress very helpful when we asked about items on... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed two nights in a Sonora B&B, so we were looking for a nice dining experience each evening. We came across Christopher's simply driving down the town's main drag. Italian sounded good, so we tried it out. Simply said - it was GREAT! I had the Pappardelle Pasta, while my spouse had the Spaghetti Carbonara. We were both very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It just looked like another family run Italian restaurant from the outside, but once we read the menu and spoke to the server we realised that this place is special. Our son recklessly order a large pizza, which defeated even his healthy appetite! Good pasta and an excellent steak. This place is about quality cooking, fresh produce AND reasonable prices.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They were delicious I got a small pizza and it was delicious for being an Italian restaurant. I really like the decoration and I love their food

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They are open for dinner 7 nights a week, but check on the phone first, times and seasons change. A nice unassuming small restaurant, with a wonderfully mature palette of great Italian cuisine. They have nightly specials to compliment their menu, and they have a great selection of pizzas. We had their bruessuta as an apitiser - a meal unto... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife had the lasagna, I had the spaghetti bolognese. It was all very, very good. The bread was oven fresh and the service was excellent. The prices, while in line with other fine dining in the area, were a little higher than you would find in larger metro areas, but not by much. Overall we enjoyed the experience and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This restaurant is inexplicably rated 17th in Sonora -- behind hot dog joints, delis, sandwich places, breakfast cafes and goodness knows what kind of other trivial eateries. Christopher's is a restaurant where you can actually find an adult meal The dishes we had were excellent.

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Sonora, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our family has been to Christopher's many times. Every time we're thinking of Italian food although they serve more than that now. Christopher is a genius with food, creating something new and tasty all the time for his specials. Like their nice quality presentations too. Breakfast too has some very special and unique dishes. Christopher's father, George, is often one... More

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