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Christiano's

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4942 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
+1 850-267-2185
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Christiano's is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant serving...
Christiano's is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant serving delicious pastas, fresh seafood, steaks and pizza. Our staff strives to provide each guest with a great dining experience which includes great food and excellent service.
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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 9
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for Italian food when at the beach

This is our favorite Italien restaurat when we travel down to the beach. We were late arrving on a Friday and we were able to get a table at the last minute. They have a great wine list and we found a nice Chianti to start off our meal. They had a seasonal insert in the menu and we found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Donna C
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Dothan, Alabama, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Dothan, Alabama, United States
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite Italien restaurat when we travel down to the beach. We were late arrving on a Friday and we were able to get a table at the last minute. They have a great wine list and we found a nice Chianti to start off our meal. They had a seasonal insert in the menu and we found... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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220 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 480 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We consider Destin our second home so how have we not known about Christiano's? A tennis partner suggested we dine here and we are glad we finally did. This is authentic Italian food served in a quiet traditional setting by owners who care about quality. They even came by our table to chat. Don't let the strip center exterior turn... More 

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Columbus, Mississippi, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There is a reason this restaurant is ranked at or near the top of every set of reviews for Santa Rosa Beach--it is superb. From the outside you may not expect much. It is, afterall, in a rather nondescript strip mall. Inside the atmosphere may not match the quality of the food, but everything comes together for a great dining... More 

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Mobile, AL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We found Christiano's during our mini vacation to Santa Rosa Beach. It was so much fun. They were busy. We had made reservations and were glad when we were plucked out of the waiting crowd and seated in a semi-private corner of the restaurant. We chose a nice bottle of wine from among several that were priced to afford which... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Good food, but not great food. (Packaged dinner rolls. Fish special had bones in it.) Our waiter was friendly but he had too many tables, and we had quite a while to wait for our dinner to be served.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We did not leave our condo with the intentions of eating Italian, but so glad we ended up here. We decided to eat here when our original choice closed early. We were hungry and didn't have a back up plan for dinner and saw Christiano's and I remembered that it had really good reviews. So we decided to try it... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We found this place a few years ago during our trip to the beach and now go every year. It is a family business rather than a chain and you can certainly tell by the service, atmosphere and food. It would be great Italian in any City you visit. We met another family down for the week, giving us a... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

had a whole fish, waitstaff was stellar, food was incredible. Great for an event asdfasdfadsfadsfasdc

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is the second time our family has thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Christiano's. Having grown up in NY, it's difficult to find truly authentic Italian cuisine. Christiano's is among the best family owned Italian restaurants along the east coast! If you are looking for authentic Italian food in this area, you will not be disappointed!

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Three things I savor about a restaurant: the food is hot, it is tasty and it is delivered on time. They hit on all accounts everytime I visit. Wonderful atmosphere where it is not too loud and you can enjoy the company of your guests.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4942 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-267-2185

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Christiano's is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant serving delicious pastas, fresh seafood, steaks and pizza. Our staff strives to provide each guest with a great dining experience which includes great food and excellent service.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 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

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