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“A gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Christiano's

Christiano's
4942 Us Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
+1 850-267-2185
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients
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 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.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“A gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is a gem of a place. Wonderful food & service. yes, its in a strip mall...but dont let that fool ya! You will go back again and again! Enjoy this gem off of 95 near 30a!

Visited December 2012
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English first
Roswell, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Worth the trouble to find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We had a very good meal here after having a bit of trouble finding it. Our map said it was about three blocks east of where it actually is. It is west of Louie, Louie in a strip mall. We told them they should put directions on their phone so people can find them. Once we were there it was a great experience. Family owned business has nice atmosphere, candles, table cloths, decent wine list and fresh chilled salads. The entrees are huge..really. My husband finished his chicken parm but I took over half of my lasagne home. It was fresh and delicious. The sous chef came out to see how we liked everything as did the chef's wife. She explained the chef was under the weather and had to stay home. Well, everything was great so he has done a great job with his staff. Good all around experience. I love to see a chef who has worked for other restaurants fulfill his dream of opening up his own place and succeeding. We wish this family and their restaurant well and we will be back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lexington, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“An overall excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

My wife and I went to Christiano's after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. The entire dining experience was a pleasant one. We were greeted by a friendly hostess at the door and promptly seated. Service was efficient and friendly. My wife started with the soup of the day, which was a butternut squash soup. It had caraway as one of its ingredients and was very good. I had the Caesar salad which was also quite tasty. For entrees, my wife had the Rene Capellini,which was very garlicky, but very good, and I had the Sicilian Sausage Pomodoro, which also was delicious. Portions were ample, but we saved room for desert and had the Key Lime pie, which was one of the better ones we have had. They use the traditional Carnation recipe, and it was very well done. It is always very nice when eating at a restaurant when the chef/owner visits your table, and Christiano's did not disappoint. As an added bonus, he is a huge Steelers fan (as are we) and the restaurant has a bar with extensive Steelers memorabilia. We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely go back the next time we are in Santa Rosa Beach.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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RaceHorseLady
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“Wonderful food, gracious service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

My husband and I determined to eat only seafood while visiting the Emerald Coast. Based on Trip Advisor reviews we decided to dine at Chrisiano's. We are so glad we did. Some of the best Italian we have ever enjoyed. The server was informative and friendly. The food was served quickly, very warm and extremely tasty!!! We agree......a definite must have in Santa Rosa Beach!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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PA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Food and service were outstanding. We were a large group - 20+ - and they were very friendly and accommodating. We are Pittsburgh Steeler fans as are the owners which was fun.

Visited November 2012
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