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Christopher's Ristorante

Italian, Contemporary
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160 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-2600
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to our family!
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy we did

During our recent trip i California we spent a nigth in Sonora. This restaurant made the stay worth it. The atmosphere is cozy, the menu is solid and the food was really tasty. But do come early - they closed at 10PM on a Friday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

During our recent trip i California we spent a nigth in Sonora. This restaurant made the stay worth it. The atmosphere is cozy, the menu is solid and the food was really tasty. But do come early - they closed at 10PM on a Friday.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had to wait to be seated and for food to come but it was SOOOO GOOD!! Don't know if they were short-staffed but would definitely return.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great service, nice menu and food was very good, too. Nice wine list. Comfortable atmosphere and very likeable place.

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Usa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Unexpected good Italian food, great wine selection. Very attentive staff. Would go back in a heartbeat to sample more off the delicious looking menu.

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Mariposa, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

After ignoring this restaurant for years because I never heard anyone local say anything about it (good of bad), friends dragged us to it. They had had an out-of-town guest who apparently loved this restaurant and had taken them there the week prior. Obviously they enjoyed it as they insisted we try it! Both my husband and I were pleasantly... More 

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Auckland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We want out to this restaurant for a friend's birthday while visiting the area. Not knowing what the quality of restaurants were like we used Tripadvisor to look at all the restaurants in Sonora. We settled on this one. We were served straight away and our server came by as soon as we were seated. We loved the atmosphere and... More 

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Marysville, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nice place. We were greeted right away and told we could pick a booth of choice. Promptly got coffee and other requested beverages. Orders placed were Joes Special, eggs Benedict, Steak sandwich(not sure what it's called on the menu) No complaints from anyone. Excellent food and EXCELLENT FRIENDLY service. It's fun to read what messages folks write on their finished... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a warm and inviting, family place, and the food is very special. Christopher's is definitely not an intimidating 'trendy' place. With such great food, I'm used to finding a similar place in Sacramento wrapped up with a bit of pretension. A must for Italian food.

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Sonora, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We eat at Christopher's whenever we can. I always order the catch of the day because Christopher is one guy that knows the art of cooking fish properly. I cannot even cook fish for myself like this. The salsas and toppings that usually accompany the dish are unique and blend perfectly with the variety of fish. The garlic bread is... More 

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonora
  • Phone Number: (209) 533-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Welcome to our family!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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