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“An overall excellent dining experience”
Review of Christiano's

Christiano's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“An overall excellent dining experience”
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
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3 Thank travellingdog
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RaceHorseLady
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, gracious service”
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
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2 Thank RaceHorseLady
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PA
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
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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2 Thank scuba4Pa
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Mary Esther, Florida
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD!!!!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Don't judge a book by it's cover. This amazing little restaurant is located on the north side of Hwy 98 in a shopping center but WOW!!!!... this place has AMAZING food!!! Excellent food and service. The chef is Johnson & Wales graduate with many years of experience in both Italian and French cuisine. His sauces are amazing! I had a portabello and spinach tortellini dish done in a white creamy sauce that was to die for delcious and I also had some muscles in a white sauce!!!! And the server (Tyson) we had was spectacular. His attentiveness, knowledge of food and wine as well as a little humor made the night ever more special. This is one of the BEST places to dine on the Emerald Coast and I can easily see why it is ranked #1.

  • Visited July 2012
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6 Thank Marino32569
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Italian Food”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Best food on the Gulf--I'm from St Louis where some of the best Italian food comes from and Christianos is on the same great level--could eat their every week.

  • Visited October 2012
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6 Thank Janice R
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