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Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford

Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rizzutos.com
  • Email: westhartford@rizzutos.com
  • Phone: (860) 232-5000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday Brunch 10am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm-9:30pm Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Camilleri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Off premise and corporate catering available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining events can be held at the restaurant.
    Main Dinning Room: 80 seated / 175 reception
    Wine Room: 25 /35
    Restaurant buyout: 150 / 200
  • Private Party Contact: John Mariano (860) 232-5000
  • Special Events & Promotions: APERTIVO 47

    Monday-Friday / 4pm-7pm

    Complimentary Milan Style Buffet

    $5 Wine Quartinos

    $5 Beer

    $5 Call Drinks


    50% Off Wine by the Bottle (on bottles $60 and under)

    25% Off Wine by the Bottle (on bottles over $60)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Main Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford
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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Diner Reviews
  • "I'm always pleased with the level of service and food at Rizzuto's. Their Caeser Salad with grilled shrimp is especially delicious. All entrees are made to order and the homemade pasta dishes are wonderful! Meatballs taste like the ones grandma used to make. My guest had another one of Rizzuto's yummy salads. The restuarant is clean, wine glasses sparkle, and the linens are perfectly folded. It's always a treat to go to Rizzuto's!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "The ambience was nice, the food (pizza) was really good. I liked the fact that the pizza was served in only one size, and a decent size proportion. Not the obese American or Mexican food restaurant size proportions that can feed 50 people. I do wish there were more pizza options, but not a big deal. I will go back to try other things on the menu. Our waiter was decent, but kept interrupting our conversation without saying excuse me. My lady friend did ask if I could please not ruin the evening by informing the waiter of his actions. Other than that, I enjoyed myself."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Had a very nice dinner just a table for four but we were still eatting and drinking when we were told that we needed to move it along because this was reserved for another group. I understand but at that point we are atill paying customers"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "On the spur of the moment my husband and I decided to contact some friends to meet us for dinner. We reviewed the many restaurants in the area and found an open table at Rizzuto's at just the right time. Lucky for us, too. The food was fantastic and wine options very good. The noise level was high, however with these particular friends, that can be a good thing as we tend to laugh A LOT which can be off-putting to others if we are in a quieter space. On the list to go back to again soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "excellent Sunday brunch. The cinnamon rolls are delicious and worth the extra calories."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Had a great time and the atmosphere and food was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "OurI meal at Rizzuto's was excellent. The people in my group especially enjoyed our appetizers. We had the Artisal cheeses with the roasted peppers, caponata and the mushrooms. I highly recommend this. I could have made a meal just on the appetizers. I will diff entry return."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Despite arriving early for our 7pm reservation we waited more than 30 minutes for a table. By the third time we checked in about getting seated, our drinks finished, we were ready to eat. Fully aware of the waiting crowd on a Saturday night and sympathetic of the hard working staff. The hostesses were very apologetic and found the GM John who also apologized and promised to take care of us. We still waited a bit more but once seated we were very well taken care of. The table was nicely tucked away so we could have some privacy and we were sent a glass of wine, and 2 appetizers as a way of making up for our extended wait. This experience could have turned out very differently had it not been for the quality of the staff. We will visit again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "When you are first seated, the server brings some breads and dipping marinara sauce.... Huge fan of the sauce. Also, when visiting this restaurant, be sure to order the veal osso bucco.... outstanding. Another dish we had was the pasta with seafood... also outstanding. The server we had this evening was very attentive and not hovering. Just the right amount of attention."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My first visit was with a large group on a week night. I had the steak. It was good but not great. The second visit was with my wife for dinner on sat night. I had the special rack of lamb. They over cooked it a bit. However, the rest of our meal was very nice. I gave this place a very good because my overall experience was such and I would go back. Be prepared for a loud dining room however."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. The noise level was extremely high on a very busy night and slightly difficult to have a conversation. I would definitely go back for the delicious food and hopefully at a less busy time."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The atmosphere at Rizzuto's is perfect, as the lighting is at the optimal level for an evening out. Additionally, the scent of a fire and tasty food is also present. The dark wood finish, as well as the wall colors perfectly complement the overall ambiance. The servers are extremely genuine and friendly, and the food is exceptional. I've been to this gem countless times for various meals, and I have never had anything short of a wonderful experience and sensational food at each occurrence."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend here for Valentine's day. The food and service was excellent. However, our seats were crammed into a small room with several other two-person tables (which was probably just the setup for the holiday), and I wished the lighting had been dimmer for a more romantic ambience. Overall, we had a nice experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a great time! The food and service were wonderful, but it was very crowded. It seemed as though they filled every possible space with a table. We ended up in small corner crammed in with another table for two about 18 inches away."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Valentine's Day dinner! Loved the food and the service!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I've been to Rizzuto's many times and have alway's enjoyed the food and wine. I especially love the cheese plate appetizer and the pasta dishes are wonderful. I highly recommend Rizzuto's!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "There are some tables that are more private then others. When I went for my anniversary we requested this little table thats in a front window in a little nook. If you are going just two people, request this table! I would definitely go back because they were so awesome in giving us that particular spot! Other spots in the restaurant can be crowded, less private, and more noisy."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I went there to celebrate a friend's birthday. There were 9 of us. Although the seating was a little awkward, the waiter was GREAT! He was attentive, funny, patient, and was really on his "A" game. Well done!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Delicious! Three of us dined--sharing a variety of appetizers and ordering separate entrees and desserts--and concurred that the food was outstanding. Despite being a busy Saturday evening, the service was attentive and efficient. We will definitely return to Rizzuto's."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had dinner with friends and had an enjoyable experience. The food was excellent and the service (our waiter's name was David) was extraordinary. He gave excellent advice as to wine choices and arranged for me to have a fra diavolo appetizer served as a main course. In all, a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was timely and served as ordered. The service was pleasant. We had a great time and will return in the future."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This was our first time at Rizzutos. We got a nice table in a secluded spot which was nice. The chicken pesto dish was great and my spouse's steak and fries was wonderful. We got complimentary limoncellos at the end of the meal. They were refreshing. The night was very good."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Mentioned that we had ticked for show. They were extremely accommodating. Greeted by name."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Arrived early and went to the bar for a drink. We never left the bar, having apps and pizza as well as great drinks. We go there often and always have a great time with great food."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Met a friend for a working lunch. Had the Kale salad with Chicken added...it was just incredible and I will go back again"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Fantastic food, great prices, incredible staff! The antipasti has amazing local cheeses and the presentation is very unique and fun. The wine list has a lot of offer and the server had a wealth of knowledge to help me make a selection. This is the kind of place you want to give your business too. Make a reservation! Fantastic."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Staff was very friendly and knowledgable. The cheese plate was delicious as well as the penne vodka!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Took my sister to Rizzuto's for her birthday. We had the lobster melt. It was fabulous."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This is a real gem in West Hartford. Great menu, great service, and great prices. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The food here is always excellent, the wine and beer list is tremendous and the staff friendly and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I consider myself kinda a "foodie" and it was my birthday. My husband said I could go anywhere, West Hartford has so many great restaurants). I had seen the Rizzuto's chef on NBC CT a couple of weeks ago and he prepared this wonderful appetizer with grilled shrimp and prosciutto on a brussel sprout slaw. I knew then that that is where I wanted to go. I really enjoy it there i.e. atmosphere, food and service. My only disappointment was that I had mentioned it was a birthday dinner when I made the reservation and it went unnoticed. The staff, however, was very accommodating in seeing that I got the booth that I had requested."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a reservation but waited over 1/2 hour. Meanwhile I went to an open spot at the bar for a drink. The bar tender was several feet away talking to her firends. She looked at me 4-5 times, saw me wave my hand to get her attention, then went back to talking to her friends. Eventually I walked up between her friends, who were sitting at the bar, and asked for a drink. She looked annoyed, made the drink and went back to talking to her friends. When we got our table our waitress brought my wife the wrong drink, spilled it on her iPad, and couldn't answer our questions about several menu choices. Appetizers were good but the main menu portion was extremely small for the price. The food was OK, nothing special."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "service was terrible, food has changes. Something different with the sauce."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Went to Rizzuto's for lunch and dinner this past week. Luncheon service was abysmal - the poorly trained waiter ignored our party of three, the food took forever to arrive and the cappuccino was cold. Service at dinner was no better - again ignored (perhaps it was because my party of two senior citizens did not order wine; perhaps it was the waiter's desire to serve and communicate with young women dining at other tables) My companion's bruschetta was over cooked to the point that it was not edible and, again, I was served cold (not lukewarm) cappuccino. Rizzuto's has lost a customer."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "The food was very good but it did not all arrive together. The server was okay but on par with an Olive Garden, less so with the $25/plate restaurant. It wasn't terrible but we likely won't return."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We took our 85 year old grandmother here for her birthday. She was thrilled. She said it was the best eggplant Parmesan she had ever eaten- and she is hard to please! Service was wonderful. Nice wine selection. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/24/2013
  • "was expecting more of a italian rest. our waiter tofoke he is a excellent waiter, he was on the ball. as for your food it was good, but didn t have the italian flair. portions to small."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was outstanding; however, the service left something to be desired. Server was not on the ball nor did she pay attention to our table. Also, upon leaving this restaurant, there was no one asking how we enjoyed our dining experience."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "What a great place in West Hartford. Only one of a few who offer reservations through OpenTable, which is great as it is one less thing to think about when your table is waiting for you. The food at Rizzuto's is always delicious and the service is top notch!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We have never been disappointed at Rizzuto's. Excellent food and superb service at a great price. They have changed up the menu a little adding some very nice touches such. Don't pass this place by when looking to eat. It's a real gem."
    Dined on 12/24/2013