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4942 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-4091
+1 850-267-2185
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took a friend to Christianos recently to celebrate her birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meal and as always the service was superb. Very authentic Italian food. Love the place!

Thank Rick T
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They had a group of 18 seated in a "L" shape and they seated my wife and me at the bend of the L. Eating in a messed hall anyone!!!?? Then our order came after the big group and our's was placed first according to our waiter. Our waiter never checked on us. Had to wave down someone to get... More 

Thank Jack O
RC41CC47, Manager at Christiano's, responded to this review

Dear Jack, We sincerely apologize for your Valentine's Day experience with us. We know we can't give you that night back, but if you are still in town, would love to provide you and your guest to the dining experience you expected . If you want to give us another opportunity, please call 850-267-2185 and we will set up a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old school Italian decocor follower by the best Italian I have had yet on the coast.. Service was slow, but food excellent..

Thank Arden P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious dinner I had the shrimp my husband the grouper elizabeth. I especially enjoyed the calamari. Carmen was fantastic server.

Thank Cheryl K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to the beaches of south Walton for years. Christiano's continues to be our "go to" restaurant for great Italian. As a former Chicagoan, my husband loves pizza. This is as good as anything in Chicago. I love their pasta - and huge salads. Their dressing is great - homemade, fresh & tasty. No room for spumoni... More 

Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant for traditional Italian dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna (portion is huge!). The pizza is excellent NY style. Quiet and intimate place for Italian comfort food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nashville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on some earlier reviews on Trip advisor, we went to Christiano's for dinner. This restaurant is on U.S. Hwy. 98 in Santa Rosa, a bit removed from the towns on 30a and the hotels and resorts in Destin. The location shouldn't count as a negative as the restaurant is very pleasant inside. The service was very good, friendly and... More 

Thank palmetto1968
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice husband & wife run the restaurant. The husband is the chef and prepares food like he had as a child The food is just okay. Wish they offered a few vegetarian options.

Thank Joanne W
Bradenton, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Server was not mentally at work. We were not offered any recommendations or specials, although I heard these offered at other tables. The chicken Parmesan was so tough a sharp knife was requested. The hostess offered to bring another, which was done. It was no better. The entree was replaced with another. A simple bowl of ice cream was ordered... More 

Thank Danny C
Destin, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I have been going to Christiano's for dinner for years but this year they started opening for lunch...This was my first visit with two friends. It is absolutely the best lunch I have had in Destin in a very long time. Chris the chef brought out a small starter of "bites" delicious small baked roll bathed in garlic and butter...then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4942 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-4091
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 850-267-2185
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.

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