We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


4942 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-4091
+1 850-267-2185
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (87 reviews)
“shrimp tuscana” (17 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
All hours
American, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4942 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459-4091
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (539)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 539 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't be fooled by the restaurant being in a strip mall. We came for an early dinner and had a great experience. We were greeted immediately by the host and our server, Max and were introduced to Owner/Chef, Chris on the way to our table....More

Thank Cweb123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food, service and atmosphere good. Wine poor small, salad extra and portions light. What bothered us most was they only give you 4 thin slices of bread and if you want more it cost. Seems they got cheap over something so small. I will say...More

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always look forward to dining at Christiano's on our frequent trips to Sandestin and Rosemary Beach. On a recent visit, my husband raved over the chef's special veal shank, I enjoyed my favorite fish dish, the Snapper Elizabeth, topped with fresh crab meat and...More

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Superb Service! A surprise treat if you are expecting run-of-the-mill Italian cuisine. This place is so good, to say any more would ruin the experience. A Must-Go-Eat if you are in the area! Even if you aren't it's worth the drive.

2  Thank lilibeth175
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can not say enough about how good our meal was. The bread was warm and delicious and the dipping sauce was perfect. We had salads, spaghetti and meatballs and fettuccine alfredo. Home made, authentic, rich and delicious. Coconut creme pie was delicious. Even the...More

1  Thank Penny M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to christiano’s when we’re in the area, and it’s always wonderful. Both had snapper Elizabeth, delicious. Nice wine selection. Great service. I was impressed that the salad had real tomatoes, the full-size ones, cut up salad size. I always think that people who...More

1  Thank Ankfray
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here tonight and wow... were we ever wowed! I am positive we had one of the best experiences in the Destin area tonight. We know many of the area restaurants and Christiano's is truly exceptional... from their lasagne (which is the best...More

1  Thank Renagade86
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is one of our "Go To" Restaurants. You can always count on the food to be consistently great. You will always have one of the owners to attend your table at some point. The service is also great - our favorite is Robyn. Last...More

1  Thank Ray W
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful Italian food. Service was great! Being from New Orleans we are used to good food and that's hard to find when we travel. Christiano's more than met our expectations.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to 30a (Dune Allen Beach) for the last 15 years. Now with my own family; wife two boys (ages 4 and 2) we have also continued this tradition. We've eaten at nearly all the restaurants within a 15 mile radius. I challenge...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Nearby Restaurants
Bayou Bill's Crab House
722 reviews
.25 miles away
Louis Louis
450 reviews
.37 miles away
98 Bar-B-Que
111 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Topsail Beach State Preserve
391 reviews
1.56 miles away
YOLO Board and Bike
48 reviews
2.60 miles away
Magnolia House
5 reviews
3.11 miles away
Arnett's Gulfside Trail Rides
77 reviews
2.15 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ozzie B
21 July 2015|
Response from RC41CC47 | Property representative |
We do offer a gluten free spaghetti pasta and most of our pasta dishes can be made using this. We also have fresh fish, steaks and salads that are gluten free. Thanks for the inquiry.
Robin W
6 June 2015|
Response from RC41CC47 | Property representative |
Robin, Our main dining area, the Firenze Room, seats up to 54 guests, which would accommodate your party. If you would like to look at our menu online and send me some ideas of choices and what you would like to spend, I... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing