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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
  • Phone: (860) 232-5000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday Brunch 10am-3:00pm
    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, Weekend Brunch, 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: HAPPY HOUR!
    Monday thru Friday 4pm - 7pm
    And late night! Thursday 9pm - 11pm
    Friday & Saturday 10pm - Midnight
    Featuring . . . $5 Select Beer, Wine & Cocktails ~ $3-$5 Small Plates and $5 Pizza's!!!

    WINE MONDAYS!
    50% Off Wine by the Bottle (on bottles $60 and under)
    25% Off Wine by the Bottle (on bottles over $60)

    SUNDAY BRUNCH
    10:30am - 3pm

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
  • "Mediocre food and service. Small portions too. Won't be going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I am very impressed with this restaurant! I am a serious foodie and a service-snob, and Rizzuto's lived up to my high standards. We had an amazing server, who recommended delicious dishes and was very knowledgeable about the menu items and wine list. My husband and I really enjoyed the meat and cheese plate, risotto (a huge portion) and the funghi pizza. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars for food was because the cheeses were cut incorrectly; Humbolt Fog has a delicious layer of ash running through it, and our slice did not include that. We were also impressed by the Happy Hour options ($5 Prosecco? Yes please!). But we were disappointed that they were out of oysters... Overall, we had a great first experience at Rizzuto's."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I usually enjoy the food here: pizza, pasta, salmon and the wine. This time I had the Veal Osso Bucco, which I did not care for. The veal was very tender, but I found the sauce salty and a little vinegar-y. It's the first time I've had the dish, so maybe it's just me. My husband had the lobster, which was very good. Our server was very pleasant, and we had great service. The place is a little noisy, with the wood décor and high ceiling. We were seated in a little alcove by a window, so it wasn't too bad this time."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Came for the July 4 lobster back. Lobster was well prepared. Clams and mussles were good. Sides were good. Nice selection of wines. Server was good and seating was pleasant."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was fantastic as always -- love the summertime lobster special! Service was friendly. We're sure to be back again and again!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "While a nice meal; nothing special. The salmon ravioli was not traditional ravioli. Maybe it us too difficult to make salmon inside ravioli. Bring back original antipasta plate. Make sure air flow inside restaurant is monitored; it was too warm for the evening temperature. Wait staff was very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had to bring our boss for lunch, and he picked Rizzuto's. Easy to make the reservation, I was surprised to find the restaurant almost empty at 12.30 on a Friday. What made it even more surprising as the lunch went by was because the service was great, the food was great, and the prices were more than fair. This place should be bustling. Perhaps it's known more for the happy hour."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My friend and I both had the special for the evening which was a scallop/lobster dish. It was served over fresh corn and fava beans and was to die for! I,also, enjoyed the breads that were served with the meal and the marinara dipping sauce was delicious. Our server, Michael, was excellent. He was attentive but not in our face attentive which can be very annoying. Great dining experience. Will definitely go to Rizzuto's again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "3rd time going there, food was great staff was great the out door dineing was great and off the main road that was nice. We will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great dining experience! Would recommend this place to friends!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "i like the ambience and service is great. it is loud though. I had arugula salad w/ salmon and it was Perfect,. others at table thought their meals on the spicy side."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food is consistently good. Pricing is reasonable."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great service. Some of the food was too salty. Great beer list. Friendly atmosphere. Would definately go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our waiter Michael is the reason my review gets 4 stars. Although the drinks were good, the food was just fair. Too loud for a romantic dinner for two."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had the lobster special offered over the weekend. The first course was a chopped salad that was extremely generous in size. The lobster, clams, mussels, sausage and other items on the main course were great. My only complaint was the lobster was a hard shell and the kitchen did not crack or cut any part of it. It took a lot of work."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We keep thinking we are going to like Rizutto's and each time we come back we are disappointed in the quality of food. It is one of the few restaurants in the center that you can make a reservation but I am not sure that it is worth it. The food is ok not worth the price. Service this time was ok. It was fine because we were not in a hurry but again our expecatation for the price range would be better than what we received."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We visiteed Rizzuto's in West Hartford and had a wonderful dining experience. The menu choices were fabulous and they had a few specials too! Service is always top notch. There is a good vibe here and although it was crowded...the noise level in the dining area was not too loud so we could have a conversation during dinner. I especially liked that the management does check on diners to be sure that everything is to their liking. We will return!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Half priced bottles of wine. Great outdoor seating. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Called Saturday afternoon and was able to get a 7:15 reservation for 2 that night. Sat outside on the patio and weather was perfect. I'd recommend this restaurant to everyone"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Always great food and outstanding service! Ask for Henry as your server, he is amazing. You will not be well served. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I went to Rizzutos because of a Lobster Special I read in their email sent to me. The WH Branch said it was not offered at that restaurant. We left the restaurant. Ad was very deceptive."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Here we are with the summer season in Rizzuto's. Besides the fact that food is fantastic, it is the only restaurant in West Hartford with an amazing outdoor setting…so European… The pasta in Rizzuto's is very Italian. With character and surprises…The chef dears to try new things, which makes even a weekly visit interesting. We are never bored and eat there every week. Love it!!! The staff are all happy and cheerful. They will always accommodate any request. The wine list is rich and reasonable. We love the Italian flair and Rizzuto's has it... "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I was so pleaaed with the very high quality food and dinindining experience I had. Everything was fresh, delicately prepared and tasted great. Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food and plenty of it! Friendly service. Will definitely return again and again."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food here is always seasonable and fresh. Service is attentive and location unbeatable."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food and service is great. It is really loud and being in a large group is hard to hear each other talk."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was very good. An extensive wine list and beer offerings. Dinner for 3 people took 2 1/2 hours. Service a little slow for my taste. The waiter was also nice. There were very few people in the place on a Sunday evening. No problem getting seated."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined at Rizzuto's on three different occasions. Once on a Saturday night we happened upon this place because Blue Back Square in West Hartford was hopping! We had planned on going to another establishment but it was over an hour wait. We went into Rizzuto's and we were seated in about 10 - 15 minutes even though they were very busy. Our server was fantastic. Very friendly and informative on the menu and drink selection. Our food was fantastic. Very fresh and well presented. We returned on another Friday night for dinner with our teenage daughter. Another great experience. Food, drinks, and service were spot on. Our most recent visit was for their Sunday brunch. Another Great Experience! We highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Monday night, bottles of wine are half off! Great wine list to choose from. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We go to Rizutto's almost every week. We have never been disappointed. John (the restaurant manager) loves food and wine and offers great suggestions! The service is fantastic and very accommodating especially with the kids. The pasta is handmade and high quality. It is a great Italian restaurant with a nice ambiance and an amazing outdoor option, the best in West Hartford!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great brunch menu and awesome service. Really enjoyed the cinnamon rolls, egg white frittata and South Beach Mimosa. Our server was wonderful, very attentive and personable. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Place was decent but nothing thrilling. Service was a little too(OVERDONE) much but good.The food was nothng special."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The cheese and vegetable appetizer was very good, but should have come with more bread. I had to search for the beets in my beet salad and there was way too much dressing that was too strong for the salad. The salmon portion was very small. The penne vodka was uninspired. Wait service was very good."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 7:40pm. We were told we could sit outside immediately or wait a couple minutes later for a booth. Opting for a booth, we waited. We were sat around 8:15 or so at what appeared to be a table divided in two to accommodate us (was not a booth). Then another couple strolled in and were immediately sat next to us, no waiting, and making for an awkward double date-type night. If it were not for amazing food and the good service by Henry (our waiter), I would be apt to giving one star or ignoring this altogether."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our weekend dining experience was a disaster from the moment the hostess tried to seat us at a table in such a small area it had to be moved from side to side in order for us both to be seated, and beside a servers station. So many additional tables have been added patrons dine on top of one another and the dining area is an obstacle course. It then took about 15 minutes for our server to appear and another long wait for beverages, however our food came so quickly it could not have been freshly made. The bolognse was absolutely awful, too chunky. The penne a la vodka was somewhat better but both were too salty and so hot with rubbery noodles it was obvious they had seen a microwave. Noise level very high, won't return."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Pleasant meeting place within Blueback Square in West Harford. The food was very good, Italian with wood fired pizza and a full selection of entrees. The waiter was very attentive,well informed and not pushy to get us out. Will definitely make plans to return. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Went to Rizzuto's for a first date and have been going back ever since! Jose and Mike are great servers- ask for them! Pizza is unique and tasty while the seafood is always flavorful and fresh. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Another great dinner. Fantastic service and kid friendly too. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything that was served. Our waiter (Carlos) was excellent and very polite. He went the extra mile when it came to saying Happy Birthday to my daughter. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I booked through Open Table for a 1:30 resv. on Easter. We were told that our reservation said 2:00, which I can attest is not what I booked. The hostess apologized and told us we would be seated asap. It was pleasant enough that we didn't mind waiting a bit. Turns out there was another person with the same first name as me who had a 2:00 resv., but with a large party. Don't know how they could get that confused as it wasn't busy. The dining room manager was professional once they figured it out, and she seated us quickly. I like the vibe and the decor. The brunch menu was lovely. The crab cake with spinach and poached egg was fabulous. Good Bloody Marys too. Want to go back for dinner next time."
    Dined on 4/20/2014