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Christopher's Ristorante

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Italian, Contemporary
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160 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-2600
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: Welcome to our family!

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant

My husband and I went here for our first anniversary dinner. We had a late lunch so we actually didn't end up ordering any entrees from Christopher's. The ambiance was very nice, if a little dark. I think they might have been short staffed when we were there because it took a while for our waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Brittany C
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My husband and I went here for our first anniversary dinner. We had a late lunch so we actually didn't end up ordering any entrees from Christopher's. The ambiance was very nice, if a little dark. I think they might have been short staffed when we were there because it took a while for our waitress to get to our... More 

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Thank Brittany C
San Francisco, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Family style without the long, shared tables. Christopher's only lacks at Italian name. Our favorites taste the same here as they did in our favorite restaurant in Florence. Caprese is ubiquitous in Italy, and a delicious reminder here. Fresh tomato, basil and Mozzarela are a simply delicious combination. The Bolognese is really a meat sauce with subtle herbs and not... More 

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Thank Pallie27
Arroyo Grande, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My stepson and I had a wonderful "date" here in our travels and look forward to coming back. Food is very tasty and reasonably priced.

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Thank Heather H
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love Christophers. The specials are always supreme and the food is great. We have never been disappointed with are many experiences at this fine restaurant. We frequently dined here during our dating and engagement days. The atmosphere and service made those dinner dates extra special and the memories continue. The creme berla dessert is a must.

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Thank Margie W
columbia, ca
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Christopher's is a delightful restaurant with dishes that are unique in taste and presentation. They have a very good wine list. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. Service is excellent.

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Thank James B
Novato, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great service and great food. I had the salmon special. It was to be served over rice, but I requested over a vegetable. Served over brocollini. Very, very good. My husband had the pork tenderloin - excellent! And our friend had the lasagne which was also excellent! When visiting Sonora, this is a place you should definitely consider... More 

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Thank Kiddergirl
Sonora, California, United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

On my most recent visit, while waiting for my dining companion to arrive from her work on a Friday afternoon, Shane, the host, spied and recognized me quickly and found a table for two. Shane was very attentive (without rushing) while I was waiting for my guest to arrive. I ordered the Grilled Lamb which was new to the menu... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The chef at Christopher's has definitely got it goin' on. Excellent food, beautiful presentation, reasonable prices and perfect portions make this the best place we've eaten in quite some time. I was especially impressed with the portions. They are not so small that you're hungry again before you even leave the parking lot nor will you be taking home any... More 

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Thank Patti N
California
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Was looking forward to a great Italian meal but Christopher's fell short. Pasta dishes were in my opinion just average. Service was good and attentive. Was hoping for more

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Thank ed2tahoe
Concord, CA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We came upon Christopher's while staying in nearby Twain Harte. We were looking for a nicer restaurant than the local pizza joint. Christopher's in in the same building as the historic Sonora Inn. The restaurant is cozy and warm. My main complaint was we were sat at the back table right next to the kitchen. Complaints stop there. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 160 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonora
  • Phone Number: (209) 533-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Welcome to our family!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 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
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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