Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - Westport
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - Westport

Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - Westport

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rizzutos.com/
  • Phone: 2032211002x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Rizzuto's is available for private and semi-private functions and may be reserved in full or in part for your gathering. Off-premise catering is also offered. For more information please email Chris Barrientos at 203-221-1002 or info@rizzutos.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining events are available for up to 150 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Barrientos, General Manager 203-221-1002x
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment on weekends. For current schedule please check the 'Calendar' section of our website. Rizzuto's bar was voted Best of the Gold Coast for it's happy hour.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bridge Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - Westport
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar brings friends and family together over exceptional Italian cuisine that is prepared with the freshest of ingredients and great care. House made pasta, wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and artisan bread, domestic and imported antipasti favorites, free-range chicken, market fresh fish, and top grade meat share the stage with Rizzuto’s comfortable, lively atmosphere and genuine hospitality.
Guests of Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar can look forward to a dining experience that focuses on quality, value, and consistency, which Rizzuto’s has been synonymous for since opening its flagship restaurant in Bethel, CT in 2004, West Hartford’s Blue Back Square in 2008, and in Westport in 2009.
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar looks forward to providing you with a truly unique dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - Westport reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (18)kid-friendly (18)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (11)great for outdoor dining (9)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (4)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (4)hot spot (4)romantic (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Nice place for an informal meal
    macdlc
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    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!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Great food, went for lunch and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pre-theater dining in Westport
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical Italian fare but executed
    BobB
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Accommodating
    Wally
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They need to serve their red
    SamkVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    They need to serve their red wines a little more chilled. Too warm for our taste
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, service was
    rogert
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely relaxing afternoon
    jovanni
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Burp! :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    4 of us ate there, and we all left full and happy. Quite a tasty experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rizzuto's is a continuity!
    sbner
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre fixed menu
    Ffldctyff
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    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 !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal
    WestportJenVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Dining Experience
    NYCtoGo
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best crab cakes in a long time
    Foodwithfriends
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly neighborhood place,
    Ann51
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    friendly neighborhood place, good for families. The food is ok but not great. We sat outside which was nice. Inside was loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Never had a bad meal. Great service. Reliable. Priced right. One of the best Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster bibs should be served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Lobster bibs should be served with the lobster. The lobster was excellent!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great family restaurant
    WestportJenVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the service here was amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    PaulNewman
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The food was excellent and the service was friendly and attentive!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find!
    BJMC
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The way it should be
    LukeAR
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Brick oven is the way to cook, specially pizza, and their menu is authentic Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect For Friend Get Togethers
    PLEP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised.
    Tucker
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Mother's Day Winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day dinner
    CRK06897VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the point
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    What's the point of a reservation if they seat you 40 minutes after the reserved time. And the service is just horrible.
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  • Great food before the show.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Tasty food, both fish and chicken. Excellent server, good drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is generally very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Food is generally very good. Drinks are good too, but a bit pricy. Overall I really enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday evening
    SallyGirl
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time- the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant is very nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were meeting friends and
    joanpv
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rizzutos is our favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a reservation and still
    BMBPVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Had a reservation and still waited 30 minutes to sit......annoying
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • everything was good except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    everything was good except that I had put in my reservation that it was my husbands birthday and then reminded them when I arrived but my server didn't seem to know anything about it, a bit disappointing but the food was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Go with a large crowd who
    Jeanne
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Go with a large crowd who talks a lot and loves good food, well prepared. It's very noisy and busy. Book after 8:30 and be sure that you sit in main dining room or in bar room. Weekends its a singles scene all evening long and a family dining scene early in the evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around great!
    Babs
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Service was great...very accommodating. Food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic