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Christiano's

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4942 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-4091
+1 850-267-2185
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 252
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome

This is an excellent restaurant. The pasta is homemade and very good. My wife and I split a Eggplant Parmesan, and it was wonderful. Bread warm and fresh with an excellent herb dip. And salads very fresh. Definitely would recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Paul R
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Tallahassee, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. The pasta is homemade and very good. My wife and I split a Eggplant Parmesan, and it was wonderful. Bread warm and fresh with an excellent herb dip. And salads very fresh. Definitely would recommend!

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Mpls
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Food was very good. What a hidden jewel... Thanks to a local person telling us about this restaurant. The lasagna and the portobello mushroom raviolies were so flavorful. Our waiter, Tyson, was so knowledgable on each dish we asked about. The service was so prompt and nothing was forgotten at our table of eight. The portions are very large.Especially the... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Tried this on a recommendation by a local resident...so glad I did! Food, atmosphere and service were all excellent...a trifecta that is rare to experience. Reasonably priced....come hungry!

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Arley, Alabama
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere- perfect Piano player - perfectly favorite waiter Ryan, absolutely the best ever. We, as we sometimes do, split the filet mignon and added a lobster tail each. The warm bread and dipping sauce are not to be beat, and there is always more if you can handle it. The steak comes with the most delicious spinach, not creamed, but... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

9 girlfriends from The Burgh on a long weekend chose this place based on reviews. Turns out the chef/owner is from Pgh and we have a lot of mutual friends. Chris is an artist. My grouper Elizabeth was to die for. Tyson our waiter was a hoot. Thanks to Chris & family for making us feel at home

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Christiano's is one of the best restaurants on the Emerald Coast, so if you're visiting- you must go! They have amazing food (chicken Parmesan, the lasagna, the ravioli, and the roman chicken are usually what we get), and if you want something to go, their pizzas are perfect! The atmosphere inside is totally different than what you'd expect from a... More 

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Florida
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

For Italian this place is my favorite. The salads are of fresh greens and homemade dressings. Bread/olive oil is good. It tastes like the pasta and the cheeses in the manicotti are fresh. Ask them not to salt it, it can be too salty at times. The pasta seafood dish is delicious and a good portion. Didn't care for the... More 

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Portage, Wisconsin
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Santa Rosa Beach and this restaurant was recommended by our condo owners. From the wine, salad,entre and dessert plus excellent service. Relaxing, romantic, nice music and authentic Italian atmosphere. Only down side, for us, was no liquor served, just wine and beer. Will definitely be back!

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Struck out for a small onemonth of living in the Panhandle celebration...wow were we pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere, the service, the friendliness and above all the food! Cannot wait to return with friends and family!

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Miramar Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Our first trip to Christiano's was beyond expectations. Atmosphere conducive to relaxed dining, food that was excellent and great service. The Australian lamb was fantastic and the canoli's made for a wonderful meal topper.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4942 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-4091
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-267-2185

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?