Reviews of Christiani's Catering (Catering)

1150 E Diehl Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315, United States

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At present the firm has a rating of 4.9 stars over 5 and the score has been calculated on 50 reviews.

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T Vic

Your staff was exceptional in the service and courtesy we received at our event! All staff were very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful and offer assistance.

A Google User

Thank you so much for helping to make Lindsay and Andy’s Wedding such a success. Your professionalism was apparent, many thanks!

NekoParis .

Thank you for everything that Christiani’s did to make our event successful. The food was amazing and we had so many kind compliments from our guests about the delicious offerings. The decorations were simple and classy, they exceeded our expectations in setting the perfect ambiance for our reception. The woman who works in the office and was in charge of our decorations (dark hair) was FANTASTIC!!!!!!! Please send our thanks to her for a great night!!!

A Google User .

We cannot THANK YOU enough for last Saturday night. It was truly amazing and everyone had a wonderful time. Even though the buses took much longer than expected I was very happy with the way everything else went. Your staff and yourself was very attentive and willing to do anything to make our night as successful and fun as possible. The food was excellent-- there was not one person who could not find an item on the menu that they enjoyed. I feel as though I cannot thank you enough for all of the work you put into this event. We hope to keep this location in mind for future events. Thank you and I had a pleasure of working with you!

bulletswired .

Unbeatable catering!! Food and service is phenomenal.

Hannah Brigman

I used Christiani's for my wedding on 11/10/2018. Christiani's arrived at 1pm as planned. Peter and I previously emailed that once the supplies were unloaded from the truck, the linens would be placed on the table. That didn't happen. The linens were thrown into a ball on a random table in the facility. My fiance was told "the lady" that was supposed to place the linens was 10 minutes away. Our cake decorator then arrived. The cake decorator was nice enough to wait for the "the lady" to arrive, but 45 minutes later she was not there. There were no linens on the cake table so the cake had to be decorated and placed onto a clear plate and left on a random table. "The lady" that was supposed to place the linens arrived at 2:15pm. Our ceremony started at 3pm. This delayed all of the planning and decorating. We were left scrambling. My matron of honor and officiant also had to place the cake bare handed on the stand and then on the cake table, which of course I paid extra money to have done by the cake decorator. "The lady" also told my fiance that the linens that were supplied by Christiani's were the wrong linens and were meant for another event. The dinner was absolutely unorganized. Peter and I had spoken directly about my future brother-in-law and his nut allergy and where he would be seated numerous times. No one could figure out who or where the person with the nut allergy was seated so the nut allergy meal was sent to the best man. We explained this to the wait staff and we ended up passing the meal down the table to my brother-in-law. When then had to ask for another meal for the best man, because he was no longer being served. My brother-in-law has now told us that his stuffed chicken marsala had no stuffing or gravy and 4 green beans. When my fiance and I met with Peter, we were under the impression that my brother-in-law's salad and green beans would be the only items altered to accommodate the allergy. Also, the wait staff informed us that steak knives were forgotten so our guests were cutting their steaks with butter knives, which didn't work well. Some of our guests used their own personal pocket knives to cut the steak. My fiance and I were both collectively asked over 10 times by the wait staff if our cake was being cut and served to the guests and if there were fake sections inside of it. We were also both questioned multiple times on if we were keeping the top tier of the cake for ourselves. I thought Peter and I had discussed this at length. Also, my fiance and I thought the issue had been resolved and communicated about day of, but the cake serving was chaotic and no one knew what was going on. There was no communication between the staff members. My father-in-law mentioned to the staff that coffee was supposed to served with the cake. The coffee was served after everyone was done eating cake. It was almost forgotten. There were also no mint or nut trays. Lastly, we turned out the lights in the reception hall for dancing. We found out the bartender had a medical condition and was blind in one eye so he needed 100% light to see and serve. His service was great, but no one could understand why he would be placed in an area that was going to be dark and why he did not bring his own light source. We ended up placing one our up-lights behind the bar so he could see. The bartender also asked my fiance if we brought limes and other garnishments for the bar to use. In our contract, it states that Christiani's was supposed to bring ice, limes, ect. None of that happened. We luckily had someone volunteer to leave and go get extra ice for drinks. These are just the issues we have been made aware of and dealt with day of. We appreciate the fore planning with Christiani's, we just wish it would have followed through to our wedding day. There was no one present at the reception venue who was knowledgeable about our plans and day-of coordination.

Devon Foster

Google User

I will definitely use Christiani’s again, to make it just as perfect as our special night.

Gen L.

I just wanted to say thank you for everything!!!! You meet my expectations and beyond!!!! I only heard great things about your service and the food. Please let your staff know that they did an amazing job! It was so perfect, thank you for making our day so special!!! I have referred you and your staff to some of our friends getting married

L. Julian

Everything was perfect!! Everybody raved about the food and how delicious it all was. Your staff all did a wonderful job also. We will definitely recommend you to others and hope to enjoy your food again. Thanks.

MariCellaz Sonnin

Thank you so much for everything! We were so pleased with the wonderful food, the beautiful dessert display, the gorgeous decorating & great bar service. Everyone involved from planning to serving was Wonderful and helped make our daughter’s wedding exactly what she wanted. It was perfect!

Miriam Song

Sally! I am beyond grateful to have been able to have our special day at your beautiful lodge! Absolutely amazing! So friendly and prompt with everything as well as going above and beyond helpful! We are again truly grateful and feel beyond blessed. You captured what I envisioned in my head and made it even more beautiful! Thank you so much again! And thank you for pictures! We will cherish them forever.

Rosemarie SPengler

Another daughter will be getting marries someday and we will be having you once again!!

Larry Christiani

Caio Uhers

Thank you… Thank you…. Thank you!!! I cannot believe how incredibly beautiful Christiani’s decorators made our Venue look for our Wedding Ceremony in December. When I walked in it literally took my breath away! The draping of the ceiling and the lit backdrop behind the head table were simply gorgeous. I was also very impressed with the floral centerpieces and was glad I chose to use you as our decorator to make our wedding reception a fairytale event that I will never forget. My guests have been raving about how wonderful the food was, so thank you again…you are awesome!

Stayed Vine

We would like to thank you for the wonderful wedding reception meal that you catered for us on May 18th 2002 at the Lakeside Center in Ankeny. The meal was absolutely wonderful and family and friends continue to rave about you. It was a big stress reliever to have you do all the catering. Thank you again, everyone was very nice and friendly to us. I was a “Very Happy Bride” Thank you :)

Marcella Christiani

Austin Kelderman

Christiani's handled the food and decor for my wedding reception this past Saturday. The food was delicious and the decor was beautiful. I highly recommend using them in the future.

Burkley Connery

WHAT A WONDERFUL event we had. Your staff was absolutely incredible! Our breath was taken away by the beauty of the venue. The food tasted absolutely delicious and the pasta was cooked to perfection! KUDOS to all of you and your staff for an OVER the TOP, classy, professional, delicious night! I will definitely be using you again! Thank you SO much!

Alexia Blank

I hired Christiani's to do a full service, plated dinner for 150 people at Noah's Event Venue in West Des Moines for a VERY reasonable price. The service was great and the food was AMAZING!! I could have eaten 6 of their Cornbread Stuff Chickens and my new husband was watering at the mouth when the drunken steak came to the table. We got SOOOOO many compliments on the food and I honestly don't think we could have hired anyone better!! HIRE CHRISTIANI'S!!!!

D Mahaffey

Your staff did an excellent job and made our event such a memorable one for all who attended! The positive comments from our guests about how beautiful and delicious the food displays were are still coming in.

Luethel Williams

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