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Christopher's Ristorante

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Italian, Contemporary
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160 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-2600
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to our family!

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Food, Friendly Service

We came upon Christopher's while staying in nearby Twain Harte. We were looking for a nicer restaurant than the local pizza joint. Christopher's in in the same building as the historic Sonora Inn. The restaurant is cozy and warm. My main complaint was we were sat at the back table right next to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Dana W
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Concord, CA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Sonora, California, United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

On my most recent visit, while waiting for my dining companion to arrive from her work on a Friday afternoon, Shane, the host, spied and recognized me quickly and found a table for two. Shane was very attentive (without rushing) while I was waiting for my guest to arrive. I ordered the Grilled Lamb which was new to the menu... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The chef at Christopher's has definitely got it goin' on. Excellent food, beautiful presentation, reasonable prices and perfect portions make this the best place we've eaten in quite some time. I was especially impressed with the portions. They are not so small that you're hungry again before you even leave the parking lot nor will you be taking home any... More 

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California
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Was looking forward to a great Italian meal but Christopher's fell short. Pasta dishes were in my opinion just average. Service was good and attentive. Was hoping for more

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Concord, CA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We came upon Christopher's while staying in nearby Twain Harte. We were looking for a nicer restaurant than the local pizza joint. Christopher's in in the same building as the historic Sonora Inn. The restaurant is cozy and warm. My main complaint was we were sat at the back table right next to the kitchen. Complaints stop there. The food... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had some great fish here. Expensive, but great. I find all fish dishes to be expensive in Sonora, which is a bummer. The specials come with nothing. Seriously, nothing. So get a side salad or veggies. The ambiance is lovely, homey, and casual. Not at all stuffy. Be prepared to spend some bucks, though.

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Red Bluff
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our visit to this restaurant was so-so. The black and red is not welcoming and all the empty wine bottles while signed were still bothersome. The table side caesar salad was very good and my sons Alfredo Pasta was good. Server was friendly and the locals were very comfortable and well cared for. My Chicken Marsala was well prepared. All-in-all... More 

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Ventura, California
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We just happened into this delightful Italian restaurant, and we were so happy we did! The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. We had a Caesar salad prepared at our table--outstanding. My grandson had a pizza which he loved and my husband and I split chicken piccata--absolutely fabulous. We would definitely return to this restaurant if we... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Italian theme is obvious in this large restaurant which has very friendly service and very tasty food. It's a sophisticated place so much so that Caesar salad is made at your table. Very impressive.

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Escondido, California
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

food was great, pepper corn soup to die for, but waitress forgot to being our meals, brought them after a bus boy got them for us, he should have gotten the tip. they fussed over us too much, except when it came time for food, oh well....

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El Segundo, CA
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Sonora has been a favorite location for many years. While visiting with family there recently we decided to stroll through town a look for restaurants that could accommodate a gluten free diet. A requirement for us as my wife has Celiac disease. We came across Christopher's which had there menu displayed for people passing by. We returned that evening and... 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: Doing business, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?