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Ciao Cristina

4201 W. Olive Ave. (Pass Ave.) Send to Phone
818-563-2426 | Order Now! | Menu
Venetian chef Cristina Formenton serves food just like back home.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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Ciao Cristina Restaurant Review

: Right across the street from Warner Brothers, Ciao Cristina offers pizzas, pastas and entrées that reveal an authentic Italian touch. Order a crisp Negroni (ask to have it made with Cynar) to prepare yourself for a creamy mound of burrata on a bed of arugula and cherry tomatoes. The house-made pastas are good, and the grilled vegetables have just the right amount of char and are seasoned for a nice balance. Try the grilled radicchio as a foil to any pasta with a rich cream sauce. The pasta all 'arrabiatta is a favorite, and while this dish is known for being spicy, you can have the heat adjusted to your taste. Secondi specialties include handmade southern Italian sausage, wild salmon, flat-iron steak and a medley of grilled vegetables. Affogato with cinnamon gelato makes a memorable finish. The wine list consists primarily of vintages from northern and central Italy, with a sprinkling of northern California wines. Ciao Cristina draws a boisterous after-work crowd and can be noisy, especially during happy hour, as entertainment industry types crowd the bar. But a little later things quiet down as patrons settle into dinner and wine.
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