Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, Orlando, Florida


By Nancy Smorch

My husband and I went to Orlando on a last-minute getaway for our anniversary.  Each time we go to Orlando we take advantage of the myriad of choices for great food and wine.  Friday night we chose Christini’s, Ristorante Italiano, our favorite Italian restaurant. 

Owned and operated by Chris Christini, this restaurant is the most awarded Italian restaurant in Central Florida.  It appears to be a favorite of many celebrities and dignitaries that pass through Orlando, as you can tell by the many photographs lining the restaurant walls - photographs of Mr. Christini with Michael Douglas, Janet Jackson, and Tiger Woods, to name a few (and there are many, many more).  Although he didn’t request a photograph with us, he did not disappoint us with the amazing food and great service. 

The picture doesn’t do it justice, but I ordered Melanzane Parmigiana (eggplant parmesan) and my husband ordered Spaghetti Al Pomodoro.  If you are ever in this area, I highly recommend it (reservations strongly suggested).