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“Gluten Free Pizza was fantastic.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of CiaoCristina!

CiaoCristina!
4201 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505
8185632426
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Ranked #8 of 381 Restaurants in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $19
Cuisines: Italian, Organic, Pizza & Pasta, Vegan
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Description: An Italian / European atmosphere Bar and Restaurant in the heart of the Burbank Media District. We feature Authentic Northern Italian cuisine including many Vegan and Gluten-Free specialties.We have a full bar with a large selection of fairly priced wines and an extensive selection of Craft Beer with 22 styles on tap. Located on the corner of Toluca Lake Ave and West Olive Ave. directly across from Warner Brothers Studios Gate 2 and The Ellen Show Studio. Free parking on the street as well as the 2 lots behind the restaurant.
Centennial, Colorado, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Gluten Free Pizza was fantastic.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The restaurant is located across the street from the Warner Brothers Studio near Gate #3. We saw the sign that said that they served a Gluten Free pizza. As we were on spring break from Colorado, we decided to give it a shot. Love the restaurant and the service was exceptional. We also love that it was a non-chain and worked hard to make us feel welcomed. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for such a nice review. As it happens, my husband was just talking to his brother in Evergreen about the snow!!!! Hope all is well and we hope to see you again on your next trip to LA!
Ciao,
Cristina
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Indianapolis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Awesome food, awesome service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is small family owned restaurant with great service and food. We were in the area and looking for Italian food. It popped up on TripAdvisor just as we came around the corner and saw it.

This is a small nice restaurant. Probably 40 seats and 10 bar stools.

The waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.The food was great, the meatballs melted in your mouth.

We didn't order desserts, but the ones we saw looked great.

I would defiantly come back if I was in the area again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Caro David,

Thank you so much for writing such a nice review. Our staff works very hard to give you a fantastic experience in an authentic Northern Italian atmosphere. We will pass on your comments to our associates who will appreciate your effort.

We hope to see you the next time you visit Toluca Lake.

Mille Grazie e A Presto,
Cristina
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Des Moines, IA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This place doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't let that deter you. Outstanding service, excellent food and a nice, quaint atmosphere.

Our server recommended a mushroom pizza. Soooooooo delicious. My daughter loved their soda - some type of homemade drink or something. I think she'd return just for that.

Service was personable and fast and there is a full bar. I will return the next time I am visiting my daughter in California.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Cara Hawkitraveler,

Very clever handle! I have several friends from Iowa.

Anyway thank you for the nice review I will pass it along to our staff. We do not like soda's or any product with corn syrup, sorry Iowa, so we use only drinks made with real sugar.; they are not always easy to find.

With all the cold hurry back and see your daughter !!!

Mille Grazie!
Allan & Cristina
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and real good cookin'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Nice relaxed, casual setting; great bar area where you can also take your meal if dining alone. Most people go for the pizza, but the real "sleeper" here are the main entres. All of the dishes are made with love....portions are more than adequate for sharing by two.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Caro Fozziedoggi,

Thank you so much for the time you took to write your review. We are so sorry it took so long to respond. We are somewhat computer challenged and were not sure how to do this. Thank goodness for our friends kids.

We take pride in offering the food my mother taught me to cook in Italy.

Mille Grazie,
Allan & Cristina
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West Haven, Connecticut, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I had the portobello mushroom stuffed ravoli. It was amazing! Definitely would go there again. The waitress was very nice and helpful.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Cara Gloria,

So sorry it took so long to respond your nice review. Thank you for taking the time to write it.

Next time in town come and visit again. We have improved, we think, our mushroom ravioli by adding Porcini Mushrooms THE KING of Italian mushrooms!

Mille Grazie,
Cristina & Allan
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