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“Calling all Italian Foodies !!!! A must”
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CiaoCristina!
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Ranked #27 of 430 Restaurants in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$19
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: An Italian / European atmosphere Bar and Restaurant in the heart of the Burbank Media District. We feature Authentic Northern Italian cuisine including many Vegan and Gluten-Free specialties.We have a full bar with a large selection of fairly priced wines and an extensive selection of Craft Beer with 22 styles on tap. Located on the corner of Toluca Lake Ave and West Olive Ave. directly across from Warner Brothers Studios Gate 2 and The Ellen Show Studio. Free parking on the street as well as the 2 lots behind the restaurant.
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I just fell in love with this restaurant from entering to leaving. Great Staff, Servers, Food and desserts ( Gelato is to die for)..The menu and food is outstanding, and wine. Went twice in a row for dinner, couldn't think of a better place to dine. We stayed 2 blocks away at The Tangerine Hotel, we did not have a car , perfect waling distance. I would of walked 500 miles to this place !! Right across from Warner Bros where Ellen is filmed. The Gelato is home made and the flavors are better than any Gelato I had in Italy. The pumpkin and Fig flavors were unbelievable.

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1  Thank Marla U
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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2013

Cara Maria,

Mille Grazie! How nice of you to write such a nice review. I will be passing this on to our staff who work so very hard to give you our Venetian Experience.

Our Gelato is hand made by our friend Alessandro who, like me, comes from the Veneto and is why it is just like in Italy.

Hope to see you again next time you are at Warner Bros., Universal or Disney.

Ciao,
Cristina

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Nice, small comfortable trattoria-style ristorante smack in the middle of the Studios of Burbank. Several wonderful ravioli dishes highlight a varied & well-done menu, with nice salads and starters as well. The staff is pleasant and accomodating (with one crabby exception, but that happens), as more than one server stopped by our table to check if we needed anything and pitched in on further requests we had. And as mentioned in other reviews the beer selection is a nice compliment to the wines, which are themselves reasonably-priced and taste just fine with the well-sauced food. All in all, a very nice casual Italian meal at a fair price. Good desserts too, if you can leave room for them.

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2  Thank COLOtraveler_9
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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2013

Caro/a COLOtraveler,

Thank you for writing such a nice review and are so happy everything was GREAT.....except for the crabby one.

If you would be so kind and contact my husband at alan@ciaocristina.com and describe the crabby person and when you visited us we would appreciate it. We all work very hard so that you can have an exceptional dining experience and being crabby is not an option as it undermines the others hard work.

Ciao,
Cristina

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Been dining here for a few years and love going here for Ciao Cristina pizza. Great beer selection as well. Have never encountered a bad meal here.

1  Thank Gevork M
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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Caro Gevork,

Mille Grazie!. Thank you for being such a loyal customer We especially like it when our neighbors come in AND come back..LOL

We hope to see you again soon, My husband is very proud of his bear selection. I will let him and our staff read your review

Ciao,
Cristina

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Yet another great meal at Ciao Cristina.
we tried the Burrata salad with the choice of the prosciutto ham or Breasola ( lighter air dried beef ).
Cristina suggested to try the Bresaola and how right she was. It is soooo good !

the still serve the best artisan made ice cream ( Pistachio, Chocolate and Blood orange were the flavors of choice .
One could not tell what we ate since we sent back clean plates to the kitchen ( ex pastry chef writing here! )

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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

Caro Meherio,

Thank you so very much for such nice reviews!

We all work hard to bring you an "Italian" experience.

Are you Greek? My best friend is.

Hope to see you again very soon.

Ciao,
Cristina!

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Wow! This place has awesome food! Our waiter, James was very welcoming and gave great service and menu suggestions which didn't disappoint! The place doesn't look like much, but the food definetly makes up for it.

1  Thank Kathleen C
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Allan O, Owner at CiaoCristina!, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Cara Kathleen,

Thank you so much for not only coming in but also for liking our food and writing such a nice review.

I will pass this on to James who is one of our best!

Mille Grazie!

Allan & Cristina

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