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Christines Italian

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$$ - $$$
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42 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716-1243
+1 732-872-4790
Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Middletown, New Jersey
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal. The owner Ron is great and he really makes you feel welcome. My review: Eggplant rollatini excellent Zuppa de clams very good Pasta vongole excellent Veal chop special very good Shrimp oregenato very good Owner Ronny is great

Thank NY2016
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been quite a few times and each time the food is excellent, the service is good and the atmosphere is warm. We love Christines and recommend it all the time. It is small. Reserve early!

Thank ParisMyHome
Sayreville, New Jersey
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Went on a Friday with a reservation, was seated imediately. Server was very nice, opened our wine and recited the specials. Restaurant is small an intimate. We had the Italian egg roll and artichoke bottom appetizers, both were very good. For dinner we had Veal Margarita and the Swordfish Special. The veal was good, sauce was a little on the... More 

Thank Lauren M
Chatham, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I had dinner at Christine's this past Sat. with some friends in the area who know Ronnie. It was my first time here and from the minute I walked in, I knew this was going to be a great night. Ronnie couldn't have been more welcoming. By the end of the night, I was convinced I've known him since high... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

From the moment Ron greeted us as we walked through the door until we said "good night", the evening was perfect. The food, among the best we have had including dinners at well known, expensive restaurants in major urban centers. Many Friday nights bone-in Swordfish is featured. If available, don't it pass up. This unique preparation of swordfish is truly... More 

Thank ewlibby
Middletown, nj
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Cozy, AH must! Food terrific and staff extremely attentive! Owner, Ron is always making patrons feel welcome and special.

Thank JP D
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

The food is consistently delicious, the staff is most attentive and the owner Ron Marino takes a personal interest in making sure your dining experience is perfect.

Thank billborbely
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

closest to Italian Grandma's kitchen you'll ever get to! So good, so very good. Treated like family, from coming into the door until we left. Small intimate setting, but will do there best to fit larger parties (we have a big extended family) And that's where the feeling of being in your Grandmas kitchen in Brooklyn comes in! Food never... More 

Thank Sarah E
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Being Italian we love this place. I took my family there again Saturday July 9th, My grand kids asked me if we can eat at Christine's again. This makes our fourth visit. We love their food. My niece also visited this place with her family and they loved the food. Anything you order such as their special steaks and any... More 

Thank Lenny O
Bonita Springs, Florida
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87 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Last night we had dinner at Christines and when we arrived it appeared that many others had made the same decision for the place was packed. After some thought I ordered the Chicken Danielle while my wife went with the Salmon. We then started on our Caesar salad which was tasty but seasoned with peppercorns so that at any time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716-1243
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Atlantic Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 732-872-4790

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?