Cuisine: European, Italian
Christini's may well be the city's most upscale venues for Italian cuisine – and the prices are certainly reflective thereof – but for your money this is an outstanding venue for wooing clients or a date (though the complementary roses for the ladies and the roving accordion player taking requests may make more sense for the latter). From the impressive shank of the osso bucco to the mushroom-laden scallopini, Christini's meat offerings are reliable crowd pleasers ... not that the lobster fra diavolo is likely to disappoint. Its elegant atmosphere is offset by a knowledgeable and affable wait staff that welcomes menu queries and is happy to make recommendations.
7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
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Italian: "Looking for a place to impress clients that isn't a been-there-done-that steakhouse? Christini's fits the bill nicely. And if you still want a steak, they got it."
Best for Italian Because: You can't argue with a resume that's 45+ years running.... This is upscale, sumptuous, Italian dining that's family-warm, not upmarket stuffy.