Rizzutos is our favorite place
Rizzutos is our favorite place when we just want to entertain friends and enjoy a calm dinner that's delicious. Have been many many times - lunch and dinner. Always a winner!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were meeting friends and
We were meeting friends and picked Rizzuto's because it was a half-way point for us.
The restaurant is open, beautifully designed (the fireplace is lovely). The service was great, food was very good and we would definitely recommend it.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The restaurant is very nice.
The restaurant is very nice. The food was pretty good. My mother in law had the ravioli which were divine.
I had the veal Parm and the veal was tough though. My daughter had a chicken dish and she said it was average.
The goat cheese appetizer was divine and the desserts out of this world. Very nice atmosphere and would go again.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great time- the food
We had a great time- the food was delicious and we were not rushed!! I asked for a quiet table and we were given a corner one in the back which was perfect! Everyone was happy with their dinners and the entire experience was great.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated with a friend. Dinner was excellent, as was the service. We enjoyed salads and seafood, and were not disappointed. And from prior experience, their lunch special is just super. Please consider going to this excellent restaurant.
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is generally very good.
Food is generally very good. Drinks are good too, but a bit pricy.
Overall I really enjoy this place.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food before the show.
Tasty food, both fish and chicken. Excellent server, good drinks.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Mother's Day Winner
Always a terrific choice. Nicely varied menu. We all had simple pasta dishes and they were outstanding! I miss the little dessert sampler though. Waitstaff here always esp nice. Check the website for coupons and promotions.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day dinner
We celebrated a pleasant Mother's Day at this restaurant. We were seated within a few minutes of our scheduled time. Service was a bit slow because of the numerous diners. Needed to follow up with the staff to get my $15 Mother's Day gift card, which will get used next time.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is good, consistent. It is one of few restaurants where we can go with kids & everyone is happy. Without kids bar is always busy & can go for drink after work. Unlike other places they have no problem altering a dish if u like it spicier or not. Wait-staff very friendly, helpful & some have been there quite a while which I find nice.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservations made were easy and perfect, prompt seating, great wait staff, terrific selection of menu items and the food was prepared exactly as desired and quiet enjoyable. Will definitely be back more often now.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect For Friend Get Togethers
Service was great, waitress was very friendly. We all ordered their home made pasta dishes and coming from an authentic Italian family, I have to say it was right up there with my mother's pasta dishes!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The way it should be
Brick oven is the way to cook, specially pizza, and their menu is authentic Italian.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu is superlative! Great choices, some traditional and some newer. Loved the idea of a make your own antipasto...that will be a future meal! Noise level is managed well by having several smaller areas within the restaurant. The bar area is amazing, but very very noisey, Try the side dining area or back near the fireplace for a more moderate level of sound. Our meals were excellent! Well prepared and very, very generous portions! As a lifelong Italian cook, I usually am not one to order lasagna in a restaurant...just never meets my expectations....but this was outstanding!! Salmon on a bed of arugula was gorgeous to look at and very tasty....Steamed Mussels...to die for!!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
the service here was amazing.
the service here was amazing. the food is just OK, nothing special. they do a great job with large groups and the place is really very pretty and inviting.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great family restaurant
We always enjoy going to Rizzuto's with the kids. The boys were very happy with the meals ordered off the kids' menu, and my husband and I enjoyed sharing an arugula salad and a pizza. Service was okay; on past visits, it's been better. I think our server may have been new.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster bibs should be served
Lobster bibs should be served with the lobster. The lobster was excellent!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian restaurant
Never had a bad meal. Great service. Reliable. Priced right. One of the best Italian restaurants.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best crab cakes in a long time
We went here for my daughters 6th birthday, three children & two adults. The food was great, the crab cakes both my husband & I ordered were delicious. We will be returning soon
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Dining Experience
Good, friendly and attentive service. Large, comfortable restaurant, well designed. The food is great. Delicious homemade pastas, generous portions, a thoughtful combination of traditional Italian fare and innovative dishes. The salad was dry and needed more dressing, but overall the food was great.
I always stop by Rizzuto's whenever I am in Westport, and highly recommend it.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good meal
We go to Rizzuto's quite often with the kids and are never disappointed. On this trip, I had the arugula salad and the lasagna. Both were great! The lasagna portion was large enough for 2 (I brought home left-overs and had it a 2nd night!) and included fennel sausage, which was delicious.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre fixed menu
We had the farm to chef pre fixed menu and a well price bottle of wine. Great service and the food was top notch!!!! I will definitely be going back !!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner at Rizzuto's. My friend and I tried a special Tasting Menu. The selections were really different and they gave us a number of great choices. Each course was delicious and it was an amazing value. I have been to this restaurant b before and have ordered from the regular menu. The menu is so varied, it's difficult trying to decide what to order. Whatever I have eaten there has been so good. I look forward to returning. I have never been disappointed in their food and the service is also so friendly and courteous. A tremendous restaurant!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rizzuto's is a continuity!
Rizzuto's is such a continuity, the food has always been great and it they are consistent. The decor, the bar, the waitstaff, always excellent.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
4 of us ate there, and we all left full and happy. Quite a tasty experience.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely relaxing afternoon
lovely relaxing afternoon lunch...no rush to give up our table.....attentive service....extensive menu....and bonus of $15 prix fixe lunch (restaurant week) including 3 entrees with first courses to choose from.....we tried them all and they were all very good with generous portions. we would return.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, service was
Food was good, service was good, ambiance is casual. Outdoor seating overlooks a parking lot. We ordered from the Restautant Week price fix menu and enjoyed our meals.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
They need to serve their red
They need to serve their red wines a little more chilled. Too warm for our taste
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very eager to please. They set up seating arrangement that allowed us to watch sports while the people who had no interest were not inconvenienced.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Typical Italian fare but executed
Typical Italian fare but executed to perfection. Bolognese sauce was one of the best ever and the homemade pasta exceptional. Pizza was surprisingly good. The crazy lobster with ziti was spiced well and the lasagna was meat filled and ideal for those with a hardy appetite. The only downside to our experience at Rizzuto's was that the wait staff seemed over taxed resulting in uneven service. Yes there was a full house but that should not be reflected in the service as it affects the overall restaurant experience and consumer opinion.
Rizzuto's fare was good enough to give them another try, but there are too many great Italian restaurants in our area to put up with sub-standard service.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre-theater dining in Westport
Scheduled a reservation prior to attending nearby theater. Arrived late for reservation, yet we were still accommodated.
When we arrived, lots of families with young kids. Wait staff attended to everyone's needs, though it was a bit noisy. The crowd seemed to turn over to families with older kids and couples as we were having our dinner. Food excellent, comfort Italian menu with some efforts to update traditional menu with more varied ingredients and combinations. My husband loved his free range chicken and was happy to be able to exchange side vegetables for his favorite, spinach. I ordered a pesto dish with chicken. Pasta was excellent. Attentive service, though the feeling is one of activity and efficiency.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for an informal meal
Picked up a family member at the train, and went to the close-by Rizzutos. Waiter Jeff was friendly and accommodated a slow start to the meal. We selected a variety of choices - garden salad with shrimp -fresh and crisp; a huge portion of spaghetti and meatballs - lucious, with a great italian flavor; a caprese salad with creamy, milky burrata and pappardelle bolognese. We were ver happy -everything disappeared - and the leftover spaghetti founds was featured at an early lunch the next day. I had tried the harvest menu starting with a delicious squash and shrimp soup - flavorful and delicious, but could have been hotter. Monkfish was crispy and well cooked - and a bread pudding dessert was a great ending.
Next time - some pizza's!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM