A consistently great restaurant-
A consistently great restaurant- for lunch or dinner. Food and service great. Great seating options whether it be at the bar, in a booth, outside on the terrace (weather permitting),tables or even for small groups in the semi private back room. Love it!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The entrees were every good, but the salads were soggy? Must have been sitting to long in dressing.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service. I've been there twice now and I love it! Many gluten free options too!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rizzuto's an Excellent Choice!
Salads and pasta dishes are excellent as are pizzas. A good wine list. Very nice spot for outdoor dining. We made two requests with our reservation and when we arrived at the restaurant, both had been reserved allowing us a choice which was a lovely surprise. Service here is always excellent and this time was no exception.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Make a Meal of Appetizers
We have been to Rizzuto's several times; the food and service have been consistently good. The atmosphere is bustling with a very energetic feel to the crowd. Although somewhat noisy for Seniors, we could easily maintain a conversation. Last Friday we split a salad (surely large enough to split) and then split three appetizers. We came away well satisfied with a very nice dining experience.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, drinks and service
The food, drinks and service were just amazing and outstanding. The evening was filled with romance and fun. Our table was family of the wedding rehersal dinner and patio socializing. While we were not part of the wedding party dinner we were able to start with our family and friends on the patio with cocktails and appetizers. We were then seated at our open table and had a great view of the chefs cooking/grilling. We as well as everyone in this group were so pleased with the presentation of food and drinks. The service was above excellent. It was a perfect night. Thank you for making us feel welcomed and allowing us to visit with our family and friends of the wedding.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A mothers' day hit
The grilled swordfish was moist and the portion was huge. Mom really enjoyed her salmon. The wood oven pizza and the pasta bolognese were also hits. The vegetable antipasti was shared by four of us as an app and was plenty. The low point of the meal were the desserts. We sampled two and neither was especially good.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always enjoy Rizzuto's. This
Always enjoy Rizzuto's. This time we had a server who was less attentive than in the past, which knocks down my overall rating.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service was superb
I enjoyed my time at Rizzuto. The food was delicious and the service was terrific.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid meal and service
Arrived promptly at 7pm Saturday evening for our 7pm ressy. Our group of 4 were immediately seated in a nice, cozy round table. ONLY negative of the night is that the table was adjacent to the FIRE HOT kitchen and associated ovens. WAY Too hot! A bit uncomfortable. We dealt. Service, app and dinner were all great.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rizzutos always delivers.
Rizzutos always delivers. Stephanie is the best waitress, knowledgeable and efficient.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always good. The
The food is always good. The service is friendly and prompt, but not rushed.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to believe its a chain!
We always enjoy coming here. Without exception, our meals have been extraordinary & service is way above average
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lively Atmoshpere/ Fun Food!
We really enjoyed Rizutto's on Saturday night. Sharing an antipasi (spelling?) is highly recommended...makes for a fun and different type of dining experience while enjoying a cocktail. Friendly servers and good meals as well. Overall, a fun place to go!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food & service
The food was simply awesome and very unique. The presentation was very good. The service was very good. I will be making reservations again very soon.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I dined with 3 friends and our dinners were all exceptional. The food's taste and presentation was top notch. A fun destination for Italian food on the edge with a bit of excitement. The space can be very loud due to the high ceilings so I would not suggest this for a romantic spot, but the high energy of the staff and wide open space makes it a fun place to eat. The beet greens salad was extremely bitter so was not my ideal choice but the pasta entries were creative, well sized and delicious.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Job on Fathers' Day
We went as a family for late lunch on Fathers' Day. After an unreasonable wait for the server to figure out we were his customers (which seemed to be caused by the host who wouldn't even bring us water during the interminable wait), he was friendly (chatty) and helpful in fixing a salad served with no dressing. The food was good. Over the years, the menu has become less "foodie", more "meh" but at least they had competent folks working on this holiday Sunday--usually avoid Sundays. Everything was prepared as requested--which makes this the current local winner for burgers.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food and service
We really love eating here. Pasta and pizza is great. Wine list is reasonably priced too. Great for kids.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful time, meal
Another wonderful time, meal & experience at Rizzuto's West Hartford,CT!! The staff is excellent.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tizzy tons never disappoints!
Tizzy tons never disappoints! Great food and service and always a pleasure to return, their Tuesday summer lobster special is a real deal if you can't be at the shore midweek! Check it out
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu here offers many very unique dishes and combinations, as well as enough "safe" choices to satisfy both the daring and the less brave. Some of the choices seem to be trying a little too hard to push the envelope. Maybe one less ingredient would make them more palatable while still being different. The noise level is a little high, but the restaurant feels bright and airy even though it is a relatively small space. Service was very good, our waitress was quite attentive and made good suggestions and got our orders, including substitutions correct. We would probably go back again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
When arriving at Rizzuto's I mentioned my reservation with Open Table to the host and was immediately sat at a table in a prime location, not too close to the door not to close to the kitchen but enough to take in the beautiful ambience. Our food was fantastic and arrived promptly, portion sizes are just right, not overbearing and gluttonous and certainly not skimpy. Of many West Hartford eateries, Rizzuto's service was top notch, from the host to the server pouring the perfect glass of red wine, the night was truly enjoyable for my better half and myself.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcomed right away by the host
Felt welcomed as soon as I stepped through the door
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a real gem
Rizzuto's is a real gem when it comes to West Hartford restaurants. The food is excellent and reasonably priced (sure, you can find other great food in West Hartford but you will typically pay a lot for it). The service is outstanding! And love the location and how open the place is. Definitely recommend.
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great experience on a first date...
I did a little research and confirmed with a friend that it would be a good place for a first date. 6:00 on a Fri the bar was buzzing, but the noise level was moderate. Great food selection for my health-conscious date and myself. Everything was flavorfull and nicely presented. Pricing was fair. We were given just enough attention by waitstaff who were eager to please. We both agreed we would recommend Rizzuto's.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
All our food was delicious except the pasta alla vodka which was mediocre. Chicken was cubed and tasteless.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE had an out of town guest and brought her to Rizzuto's because of it's location in blue Back Square and its varied menu . Happy vibe, good service, prompt and on time. Pasta entrees were very good
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered the cheese and vegetable plate to share. I was disappointed that every vegetable was served cold. I was not aware of this from the menu description. This was followed by the BBQ chicken, carmelized onion, and fig pizza. This was a wonderful combination of flavors. The service was faultless but we did go on a Monday night which perhaps is not as busy as other nights. I will be returning for more visits in the future.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Erica;s service was excellent. But the sHalibut special, with swiss chard was very sandy. I didn't want to make a big deal but it dimished the plate.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
3rd time and counting
This was our third time dining at Rizzuto's during the past 2 years and it was just as good and memorable a meal as the first. A+ for consistency in providing good food and service. Menu choices may sound familiar but these dishes are not your mother's traditional Italian dishes. Everything is prepared with that extra edge, great flavor, and fresh ingredients with beautiful presentation. Rizzuto's combines a a comfortable mix of casual and upscale and wait staff is friendly, professional and well informed. We'll be back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live nearby, and so regularly go to Rizzutos. They recently changed their menu , , , for the better. There pasta is fresh. The portions are good size - generous, but not overwhelming. We consistently enjoy a very good meal here!
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good spot to find
The food was tasty and the menu had enough variety to suit our differing tastes. The service was relaxed but thorough, and we were not in a hurry. We saw groups, couples and families all enjoying themselves. This was our first visit; we will definitely return. Despite iffy weather the outdoor dining area also had a few patrons.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Happy Hour
M-F from 4-7, large selection of $5 drinks, delicious free buffet!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for the farm to Table
We went for the farm to Table Special Menu. It was the best meals we have ever had at this restaurant.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our service was amazing. My boyfriend and I had never been to Rizzutos before and our waiter recommended amazing appetizer and entree selections!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian restaurant
We went to Rizzutos in Blue Back Square for the first time Saturday night to try something new. It was definitely a great meal there. The wait staff is very attentive, but not to the point of hovering too much. The food is really fantastic and portions are more than generous--and appetizers are easily entree sized portions and enough to share, and would recommend doing so. There was no rush for a Saturday night--the food came out well paced, hot and appealing to the palate in taste and looks. A lot of choices of vegetables and meats are from local sources and there is good menu variation and choices for tastes of all kinds. There is also a nice drinks menu. We would recommend and return to Rizzutos!
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the restaurant and the food but the only complaint I have is that it's very loud.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good first visit.
Very good overall experience. The table that we were given seemed a bit in the way of the flow- next time we'll request a booth. Pleased with both the service and the food.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food from apps to
Delicious food from apps to dessert. Very flavorful food and loved the local produce. Would definately dine there again!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rizzuto's is the place to go!
We frequent Rizzuto's for lunch and dinner. The menu changes up frequently and there is always something on there for everyone. The salads are as fresh as can be! portions are generous, and it's always delicious. Friday and Saturday nights can be a little hectic, but then it is the same everywhere if you want to go out at that time. If you are out with friends, it's the place to be.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Good, Noise Level Not So
I have been to this restaurant before, and the food is always good; that's why I will recommend it and will go back myself. However, the noise level was very noisy, and it was hard to have a private conversation with my husband. I wish there was something that could be done about that.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
OK WITH 'RESERVATION' / "NOISY"
The food was tasty...some innovative ingredients in pasta dishes! However, much more accent than necessary on the wine, and the continued service of it...our waiter was much more concerned about this than the other ordinary food item requests. Service was good, but could have more modified accent on liquer...Our menu (Restaurant Week specials) was good, except for the dessert, as we all agreed was quite skimpy...the home-made chocolate ice-cream serving was LESS than a teaspoon !!!...
Price, however, was not too bad for 'upscale'...although we come from diner-tradition, where a VERY GOOD meal w/soup, salad, non-alc.beverage, and dessert are extremely tasty, and as low as $12.95 complete, with bigger portions! Chow, and ben fortuna!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistant and dependable
Noted for their homemade pasta and original drinks, Rizzuotos is one of my favorite restaurants in West Hartford's Blue Back Square area. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Most of the time the drinks come quickly, though not always.
The restaurant tends to be consistently noisy but the food is always delicious. It is one of the first places I think to take out of town guests.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food Great Night
Very well paired wines with the food. Very good service highly recommend. Thank you for the service!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was recommended by a friend. My wife and I went. Had great food. Excellent service.
We will go again for sure.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
One notable problem
The atmosphere was lovely. The staff was polite and efficient. The menu was varied. The food was delicious.
Despite an otherwise pleasant experience, as I was eating my dish, I found a piece of metal wire. We notified the waitstaff. They immediately replaced the meal and apologized for the problem. Everyone in my group was surprised that they did not offer additional compensation, as it could have caused damage to the diner. In many other restaurants, when there is a problem with the food, especially if fit has to do with a foreign object, they either delete the cost of the meal from the bill, or offer complementary items such as wine or dessert. From such a nice restaurant, I would have expected the same.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian restaurant.
Great Italian restaurant. We went with a group of 7, 6 of us ordered Italian pasta dishes which were great. I ordered the New York strip steak which was top 5 steaks I ever had!! Highly recommended to every one.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rizzuto's is always great!
The best space in West Hartford. Open floor arrangement with the best outdoor dining. Not a single other restaurant in WH has the nice park view that Rizzuto's has. The plates are very creative. The service polite, helpful, and very accommodating. John is a fantastic manager! The wine list is very reasonable and well selected. On top of everything, very kids friendly....Our 8 and 9 y/o love the menu.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
waiter made our night
Our waiter in the bar area made our night! He was super polite and friendly!! And if his name wasn't so unique, I would definitely recognize him personally on this, but I can't remember the proper spelling!
Downfall of restaurant is that even when you make a reservation with Open Table, you check in upon arrival and end up having to wait for 20+ minutes for a table to open up. This has happened on more than one occasion, in which we typically will grab a bar table rather than wait.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
SOLID ITALIAN IN WEST HARTFORD.
SOLID ITALIAN IN WEST HARTFORD. SERVICE WAS PARTICULARLY OUTSTANDING. PRICING OF THE FOOD WAS ALSO EXCELLENT.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM