Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Cristiano Ristorante is a 2019 award winner for restaurants in Louisiana!
If you’ve got a craving for Italian, nothing will satisfy it quite like Cristiano Ristorante in Houma.
Cristiano Ristorante has received more than 1,200 reviews with an average rating of 4.71 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 97.13 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five restaurants in all of Louisiana!
Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:
“This is one of the best restaurants to dine at in Louisiana. The Italian\southern dishes are amazing and authentic. Chef Lindsay is a genius with his specials, and Christiano is the heart behind the family recipes and the amazing atmosphere. Add an impeccable wait staff, bar tenders and managers, and it all adds up to never having a bad experience in the years that we have been dining there.” – Tanya D.
Not Your Average Restaurant
We wanted to learn all about Cristiano Ristorante and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Chef Lindsay.
The first question we had for Lindsay was what is it that sets Cristiano Ristorante apart from their competition in Louisiana. Here’s Lindsay’s response:
“We offer top-notch quality across the board through our preparations — before anything goes out and before we turn the key to open the door. It’s just about being prepared and getting everything done properly, so everything is executed properly, and about providing top-notch service and food.”
We also wanted to know what their mission is at Cristiano Ristorante and how they work to make the world a better place. Lindsay told us about a few of the ways they give back to their community, including donating to organizations that raise money for prostate cancer and breast cancer awareness. They help to raise money for these causes by selling a specific dessert and donating the profits from it.
Lindsay went on to say:
“Our restaurant’s mission is to introduce and educate people of this area on food quality and products people are not used to seeing. With Food Network and other channels on television, people are more exposed to more types of food, options and cuisine. We help them experience that. There aren’t many places that offer higher-end dining or fine dining, so being one of the few, we try to make sure that we get it right, and people understand that.”
Building Success Through Great Food, Service and People
Lindsay attributes Cristiano Ristorante’s strong online reputation to their great food, great service and great people:
“We pride ourselves on doing the best that’s around, and if we have problems, we fix them. We learn from our mistakes, and any adversity is something that we can get better from. That’s how we’ve gotten to where we are and how we strive to continue going.”
Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Cristiano Ristorante has gotten their name out there through their loyalty program and word-of-mouth referrals from their customers:
“Being in a smaller town, word of mouth is really strong. A good reputation, online or in-person, is important to have. They say one good comment, maybe that will be shared with one or two other people, but a bad comment will get shared with five people… The more we do things right, the better we can impress more people and the more people will hear about what we do.”
There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Cristiano Ristorante has. Here’s Lindsay’s expert advice for them:
“Quality products and services are a must and a great start. When you have something that is quality, it’s a lot easier for people who work for you to get behind, and that goes a long way. Just stay in touch with your people. If someone does have a bad feeling about you, do what it takes to make it right. Always listen to what they want; don’t just give them what you think they want.”
Congratulations to the team at Cristiano Ristorante for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Lindsay, for taking the time to speak with us!
We highly recommend Cristiano Ristorante in Houma. Visit their website today!