Christini's Ristorante Italiano Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2016

Top Quote Christini's Ristorante Italiano Among 3,595 Winners; Full 2016 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator's August Issue. End Quote
  • Orlando, FL (1888PressRelease) July 20, 2016 - Christini's Ristorante Italiano has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator's 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers.

    "On behalf of Wine Spectator, I'm thrilled to congratulate each and every award-winning restaurant. They should be very proud," said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator.

    "We are delighted that Wine Spectator has recognized our commitment to providing guests of Christini's Ristorante Italiano an extensive wine list to complement our Italian dishes, all while doing so in an upscale setting provided by the most attentive wait staff," says Chris Christini, owner of Christini's. "There is no greater feeling than being recognized that we are doing everything the right way for our treasured wine lovers."

    Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world's best wine lists in 1981. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Award of Excellence and the Grand Award-with 2,414; 1,093; and 88 winners this year in each respective category. Seven of the Grand Award winners are first timers.

    Christini's Ristorante Italiano has won the AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: Award of Excellence recipients offer more extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions.

    The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator's August issue, on newsstands July 19, and online at the newly minted, where visitors can search and access exclusive content on the more than 3,500 restaurants. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the new Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.

    Follow the Restaurant Awards on Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation by using #WSRestaurantAward.

    About Wine Spectator
    Wine Spectator is the world's leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web's most comprehensive wine site (, mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine's role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Comm., Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken's Impact Newsletter.

    About Christini's Ristorante Italiano
    Christini's has become the definition of fine dining in Orlando, known for their quintessential service and high-quality, classic Northern Italian cuisine. Superb dishes, excellent service, and a transcendent and comfortable ambiance all blend together to construct the definition of fine dining. Along with their distinguished service and high-quality dishes, they also have an award-winning selection of the finest wines from around the world, including Italy, California, France, Chile, Australia, and Germany, that complement the entire dining experience. Featuring authentic Italian cuisines and wine, Christini's is the epitome of fine dining and is dedicated to providing guests with excellence through every facet of their dining experience.

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