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Christopher's Ristorante

160 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-2600
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Ranked #15 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
Description: Welcome to our family!
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71 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Classic Italian fare that did not disappoint. My son and I had a large meal here including salads, pizza and a pasta entree. The wine was good and my son tells me he has been back a few more times to enjoy the same great food. Right next door to the Sonora Inn, you can't beat the location.

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Sonora, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A friend had a very enjoyable dinner there on an evening after attending a play.We had a salad prepared table side and they were wonderful and told us everything they put into the salad so if we didn't like something they could leave it out. The service was very good and our dinners were both wonderful the prices are not... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Some of the best pizza we've had since actually visiting Italy. Great service, value for money. We appreciated that the owner himself asked us how the food was. You can tell he takes great pride in his restaurant and the food. Thank you for a great meal.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

They have a very nice wine list with selections from local wineries. If you want a good meal without all of the fuss of getting dressed up (I went in straight from Yosemite), consider Christophers. Nice atmosphere; I sat by the window and watched the world go by.

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Whittier, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We ventured into this little gem of a restaurant with 4 adults and 4 very hungry children. We had been traveling from Tahoe to Sonora while vacationing with our daughter's family including 4 children. I was in the mood for Italian and everyone agreed. We were a bit dirty from being in Yosemite all day...we were tired and hungry. The... More

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Sacramento, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My guy and I were staying at the Sonora Inn so eating at Christopher's Restorante was something we we wanted to do as soon as we saw the menu. It is a smaller, more intimate venue...just perfect for two. It's not loud, so you can talk and enjoy your company. We shared a Pinot Noir that both of us enjoyed... More

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Modesto, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Staff very attentive to our needs. Clam appetizer was yummy!! I had the chicken marsala and it was quite chewy. Like the meat was cheap or maybe old. The lazana was very flavorful. I would go back again, but maybe just for appetizers.

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Oakhurst, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate our 6th anniversary. We happened to pass by Christopher's Ristorante just as they opened for dinner. The owner greeted us at the door and seated us at a wonderful table. He explained the special of the day including an amazing orange balsamic chicken pasta dish. I had to try it and... More

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