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Arezzo Ristorante
Arezzo Ristorante

Arezzo Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arezzowestport.com/
  • Phone: (203) 557-9375
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 11:30am -3:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Santangelo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Riverside Ave & Post Road West
  • Public Transit: Metro North Westport Station, GBT Coastal Link Bus Route.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street and Valet Parking.
A word from Arezzo Ristorante
Established in NYC, Highly Zagat rated.It's hard to resist Arezzo,which offersTuscan specialties in a rustic classic setting with amazing Al Fresco riverfront dining.There is an emphasis on fresh homemade array of pastas, Parpadella Short Rib Ragu,Ravioli All Aragosta, Prime Aged Steaks and Seafood.The menu projects a sophistication that has discriminating eaters truly enjoy.The Chef Vinicio Llano adheres to a simple refined concept of crafting great food with the finest Proditti D'Italia,using local ingredients paired with selection of wonderful Italian Wines.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Arrived for rez, were told table would be 5-10 minutes wait, or 20 minutes the most.Big difference: 5 - 20 minutes, for a reservation. Table was actually ready in 2 minutes. Odd communication.Waiter arrived with menus and asked if we wanted a drink.Wine arrived in a dirty glass.It took 10 minutes to flag him down to get a clean glass.After another 10 minutes, waiter took our order. After 20 minutes, busboy brought bread and caponata, but no plates. Immediately after bread was set on table, our entrees arrived. We never received our appetizers. Waiter was very friendly but not at all apologetic. No concessions made, no complementary glass of wine. Would love to eat there again, but this was second time in 1month that service was terrible."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Such a shame, the setting and wait staff were wonderful. Drinks were good too. The food lacked flavor, seasoning, it was so sad. Lamb chops were burned on the outside and almost raw in the center. Mashed potatoes were unflavored. Risotto, zero flavor and heavy as a brick, very little meat in it as well which was OK because it didn't taste like filet mignon. Some other tables had pizza, they looked good, maybe that is the thing to order here."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We have been at this restaurant many times and have never had a bad meal or experience. The outdoor patio, open in the summer, is a delightful dining experience. You are not sitting on the sidewalk with the street noise but are in back of the restaurant on a patio flanking the river, quite delightful. This time I had the linguini with wild mushrooms and it was EXCELLENT. Cooked perfectly and no skimp on the mushrooms. My husband had the pasta special and he was very pleased. We brought another couple with us who had never been here and they were absolutely delighted to be introduced to this gem."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Love the expanded outdoor terrace...beautiful place to dine when the weather is nice."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I nice spot for dining if you are going to Westport Country Playhouse and it also has a good waterside view. A great eggplant tapenade and grill pita arrived almost immediately, but it took way to long over 15 min for our waiter to come - thank goodness for a alert busboy who noticed my disparate looks as I was concerned about curtain time. (It may have been a result of our being at a table - nice view - but that fell in a gap in assignment.) Once a waiter came, he was very responsive to timing - drinks came fast, great beet salad and two entrees, with enough time for a marvelous fig tart and espresso. The baby roast chicken was moist and flavorful; the lamb pasta (fresh) could stand a bit more lamb, but the sauce perfect. We'd return."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This gem is located on the river in Westport and provides excellent outdoor dining. The menu selections are all very good so we will have to return to try them."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We've been to Arezzo multiple times and every time has been great. The variation of the menu means that there is something for everyone's appetite."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Beautiful setting. Great food. Friendly staff. Consistently good food and friendly service."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The view of the river was great but it all ended there. There was a man singing who was embaressingly bad. He could not carry a tune. We were told that he often sings there. We couldn't possibly dine there again. We thought we were in a SNL skit."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Arezzo's patio is a lovely place to have dinner on a summer evening. Service was polite & timely until it came time to find our waiter for the check - this is spreading like a virus among restaurants lately. Martinis were as ordered; the carpaccio was prepared very nicely, and the lobster ravioli was appreciated; my veal saltimbocca was a little overdone & as a result a little tough. A very pleasant time overall, though."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was good. I had blackened shrimp over linguine which was tasty and not chewy. My wife had a ravioli dish which she said was very good. Our friends had red snapper which they also said was very good. They were a little short of requested alcohol as they were out of Belvedere Vodka and did not have any Merlot left on their wine list but the substitutes were fine. Service was very good and attentive. Parking is an issue as there is limited street parking so valet is the only alternative. My only concern would be if it rained as all the table were outside overlooking the water. It would have been quite a task to move everyone inside if a storm passed over."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had been at this restaurant several years ago and it left zero impression. It appears there is a new chef and he has worked wonders. We were very pleasantly surprised at the new menu, great staff, and attentive service. The food selection was eclectic and interesting, the portion sizes are huge and over all the whole evening was wonderful. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had a lovely quiet lunch on a perfect sunny, summer day. Service was friendly but not overbearing. Complimentary pizza was simple and paired well with wine selections. Yummy yellow tomato gazpacho with cold, crisp veggies. Perfectly cooked striped bass for me and seafood risotto for my husband which captured the mood and feel of a Mediterranean afternoon. Lovely chilled limoncello to finish while we watched the paddle boarders glide up and down the Saugatuck. A very pleasant find in Westport."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Mike F. was our server and he was great. Very attentive. He gave us good recommendations on the menu- food was excellent. We ordered some wood fired oven pizza- prosciutto and fig - excellent. The housemade cavatelli is a must."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A small group of us sat outside on a beautiful summer night and hoped for a wonderful meal. In spite of our waiter's best efforts, the service level suffered from poor management and organization. We waited about 30 minutes for a glass of wine and then were served our salads immediately. We never got our bread basket, though we received some nice little complimentary mini pizza appetizers. We guessed that was in place of the bread basket, though we noticed some tables had bread. Our food had some flavor, but the salads weren't cold and the pastas weren't hot. Sadly, we left feeling like the kitchen and overall management was being run by amateurs. Could be such a great place if they could get their act together."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had an overall enjoyable dinner here, but while the food was good, the service was clueless. Over the course of the evening we ordered still water and got carbonated, had to ask for fresh pepper, ordered wine that took forever to be brought to the table, asked for cream (for coffee) that never arrived and ordered a double espresso that came as a single. When we asked for our check, after finishing dessert, the waiter suddenly remembered that it was a special occasion for us and brought us another dessert with candle. The wait staff was very very friendly and welcoming, which is a positive, but at these prices the service should be more polished. We'd probably return for a quick meal or pizza, but I can't envision returning for dinner."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Made reservations for a Sat. night & requested to sit outside-we're taken to our table-they took us to a table that was with a poor view & slightly claustrophobic so I asked for a different table & they were very accommodating. When our food was delivered it-the servers had no idea who ordered what-we had to tell them-I noticed that occurred at other tables as well.Food was good and enjoyable-after our dinner dishes were removed,we didn't see our waiter for 1/2 hour-we were never offered dessert or coffee-other tables were disgusted as well with long wait times for dinner-service & training is lacking and need huge improvement"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "love the new options of pizzas, different seating areas patio, bar , dining room. can order full dinner pastas salads pizza, nice options "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Very good filet mignon and truffled mashed potatoes, excellent carpaccio and shaved artichoke salad. We were pleasantly surprised. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Fabulous lunch after college graduation, food was phenomenal, gorgeous outdoor seating"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "When 4 people at different tables raising Their hands at the same time , some thing has to be done. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I don't know how this restaurant stays open. Floor vibrated everytime someone walked by, our 4 wine glasses on the table used for serving water were dirty when we sat down (glasses were mismatched & replacement glasses were 2 beer glasses & 2 wine stems! Come on....We ordered white wine and 20 minutes after, we were told it was unavailable. The replacement white wine was served unchilled & warm. The chicken scarpiello was missing the sausage, one salmon was cooked properly, the other was raw & after 2 attempts to cook it to my liking, it looked hacked & unappetizing. A new piece, cooked properly should have been offered. Totally not worth the effort or cost. Too bad because of its location on the river. Spend your $ elsewhere in Westport."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went on Mothers day so we expected service to be a bit slow but it was really subpar. Took a long time to be waited on and a long time for the food, then the waiter (who didn't write anything down) also forgot our salad and he was never around to ask about it. Then we waited for our check and then had to ask for it again because he forgot.The diver scallop appetizer and two out of the three main entrees (both halibut and snapper) were very good. The Risotto with filet mignon, truffle oil and mushrooms, which the waiter highly recommended, was not. The weather was fantastic so sitting outside by the river made up for a lot. I would go again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is an outstanding restaurant that serves high quality food with excellent personal service. The new outdoor dining patio overlooking the river is a sophisticated addition to the Westport area. The new pizza oven is a great addition and revised menu is more approachable."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a 5:45 reservation and arrived on time. We were told that a big party was getting up and that we would be seated momentarily. We waited in the lounge area and, after 10 minutes checked again--still waiting for that big party to leave. No apologies, no complimentary drinks, nothing. We waited another 10 minutes, same answer. Still no apology or drink. Finally, after a few more minutes, we were seated. No one came to welcome us (or apologize for the wait) for at least another 10 minutes. Finally, a busboy gave us some water, but we had to wait longer for a server. Other tables that were seated after us were greeted, but still no love. The delivery and take-away of our food was abysmally slow. The food was fine, but not worth it. SKIP!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The kitchen knows what they're doing. In my large party, every one remarked on how well prepared and tasty things were, other than the salmon and branzino being served cold ... because they had waited to bring the whole table's entrees ... and the chicken scarp was taking a long time apparently because it was bone-in ... and then oops forgot to put the lamb order in ... etc In truth all the staff was very nice, but missed even simple things like spending 30 minutes before anyone took our order, not a single water refill for the 2.5 hours we were there, never a waiter in sight. It's a shame because the food was superb but bad service will be our standout memory of this place."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "wonderful. can have a full meal or lighter fare. lots of appetizers. great view. reasonable price. juan is so caring."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We have dined here a number of times and have never been disappointed in the meal or the service. They have a very extensive menu and now have added a pizza oven and renovated the bar area. The food is outstanding. The staff is polite and very accommodating. I like a restaurant where the menu is so good, it takes a while to narrow it down to 3-4 choices."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent fresh food with attentive professional staff. The new brick oven pizzas are a great addition."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Fantastic food, wine and service. Can't recommend any higher."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I picked this place for a group reservation of 9 the food was very good and we were the only ones there on a Friday night at 9pm. There were a couple little incidents with silverware falling off the plates while they were being cleared from the table. One instance the fork actually broke a water glass and water got all over someone's pants, but it dried... It was just water. I will go back again, I think we all would."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "can't wait to come back during summer. service was outstanding, very attentive. food was good. adding an expanded bar and brick oven. will def go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Stay away. Prebreaded and frozen calamari were gross. Chicken scarpariello was like a brown gravy. Valentines day fail. Server was upset when I realized he was only left 18% gratuity. Save your money don't eat there"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, but the service seemed attentive yet harried. We weren't rushed, but servers seemed new. Would go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was beyond bad. Waiter didn't know what had dairy and what didn't, what they were out of and ordered an incorrect meal. We all ate at separate times. The food is good, but obviously there is a lack of communication between the kitchen and the servers to the point where it felt like we were being retaliated against. They pretty much ruined our valentines dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband, young son and I booked an early dinner (best for toddler dining). Service was excellent, my only reason in giving 4 instead of 5 stars was that the main courses were served when my husband and son were not seated at the table. Otherwise, stellar service: wine selected for us was perfect; attentive, friendly staff; and a lovely Valentine flower brought to me upon exiting. Food was very good and prepared to our requests."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for my mom's 70th birthday dinner celebration. From start to finish the meal was perfection. The staff incredibly attentive, the cocktails and wine list superb. And the food was excellent. Just amazing. I had the fresh fish of the day which was cooked to perfection with a side fish of truffle mashed potatoes and green beans. Simply divine. Appetizers we also excellent; mini meatballs and the fried calamari and zucchini mix! Dessert was behind. We had a little if everything for everyone at the table. We were there for three and a half hours and the tkme flew by."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "great meal; knowlegable and attentive service; they really care about what they are serving and are enthusiastic about thier food. delicious salmon and pasta. lovely outdoor seating right along the river."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "3 of us dined here Friday evening.The portions and presentation were very good,but not much flavor.We were the only diners at 6:!5.a couple of other tables came in while we dined."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Service was very friendly but still polite and attentive. Food was exceptional. Everything cooked to a T. The night we were there I had a vegetable soup which was delightfully fresh tasting, as well as very pretty and visually appealing (which is saying something for a soup!). My partner's scallops for the main melted in her mouth. I had a steak and enjoyed it very much. This was our first time (we went on Christmas Day), but definitely won't be our last."
    Dined on 12/25/2013