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

Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - Westport Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rizzutos.com
  • Phone: (203) 221-1002
  • 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) 221-1002
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Watermelon salad and eggplant parm were awesome!! Very nice menu and specials everytime we go!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "excellent food and service. great diverse menu. moderat priceing for cocktails and wine."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our dishes were served all at once, hot, tasty and correctly by a wonderful staff of servers. You get great service, good food and wonderful value. The downside was that we sat in the bar area ( which wasn't filled to capacity),and it was VERY noisy."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wonderful Sunday brunch and lunch menu. Food wonderful"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food is consistently good across a wide range of menu items. The place is almost always full in the evenings."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went for an end of year celebration dinner with our kids. Our servers kept changing claiming changes in shift, so they forgot to put our order in. We had two hungry tweens and to took over 45 minutes for the bread basket. Once the food came it was ok, my salmon was way over cooked and my husband's pasta was cold. It's a great space and generally fun for kids - but I think we'll stick to a cocktail and oysters at the bar and steer clear of dinner."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife has a serious gluten allergy and we ordered a gluten free pasta meal and discovered regular pasta mixed in with her supposedly GF meal. While the restaurant did try to rectify the situation, if we didn't catch it when we did we could have easily ended up in the ER for the night. I know it's never a guarantee when eating out, but I felt that I should warn any other prospective diners. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Vegetable wrap was delicious. Fries were the best I've had anywhere in a long time. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Love the blackboard specials and our server was fantastic! "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been waiting to go back and taste your penne ala vodka since last year. My family lives in Trumbull so it took a decent amount of time to drive all the way to Wesport. However, the food was excellent. I did note in the online reservation that it was my daughter's 16th birthday and I hoped that some dessert or a slice of cake would be given, as this happens at other restaurants like rizzuto's. Just an extra thought, a slice of cake doesn't cost much but it will buy you a dedicated and happy customer."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Love their salads, pizzas and apps! Will be back. Very relaxing atmosphere and parking was no problem."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "My BIG problem with Rizzuto's is noise. I can not enjoy a conversation in the restaurant. I recommend looking into this. Many diners are at an age where hearing is challenged. Perhaps a floor covering? There are professionals who deal with this. The last 2 times (in one month) were unbearable for us at a table of 4. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Celebrated Mothers Day 2014 here with a very good brunch. For as busy as it was, service was good, food items were all well prepared and tasty. Would do again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great staff, great management. Terrific pastas and specialty pizzas. All entrees are delish. We have become "regulars"! Everyone is friendly and so accommodating. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Taste of Italy in Westport Connecticut. A true gem! Flawless food preperation and comforting attention to every detail. I recommend this unique dining experience to anyone planning an important evening out."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This place has it all - lively, comfortable atomosphere, excellent service and tasty food. The seafood is fresh and well-prepared. Next time we'll try a wood-fired pizza and maybe hit the bar for some live music. Magnifico! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "It had been some time since we were last at this restaurant. I was sorry that we went back. The service is terrible every time. Not only is it painfully slow, but something also usually comes out wrong. Will not be going back, which is a pity because the food is usually good. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Found this restaurant on the internet, when I needed to meet friends near the Westport Train Station. Excellent choice, excellent menu , excellent service and plan to eat there again."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great place for neighborhood, and those that would like to travel a bit. Wonderful outside seating and bar scene, great cocktails, also great for families. You can enjoy value or spend more, it is for all depending on what you would like to do for your experience. Ask for Jeff, he is terrific."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Rizzuto's to celebrate his birthday. Food was barely ok, even though we both chose dishes the waiter recommended - seafood risotto for my husanbd, and angry lobster rigatoni or something similar for me. Neither dish had enough flavor - they were just bland. The chicken wings for a starter were better, but even then, good but not great - good spice but it didn't cover lack of tastiness."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "A last minute reservation was handled easily and graciously after our kids' tennis match. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the friendly and attentive service (Ryan). The meatballs, Blue Point oysters and lobster crepes were all delicious appetizers. The papardelle bolognese was a winner, as was the ravioli and mussels. All in all, this place is a winner."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a great meal with very good pasta. Service was excellent and atmosphere was friendly, A bit noisy but most good places are. Shows they are busy."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "They were great about substitutions due to a vegetarian diet."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've been to Rizzutos a number of times over the last few years but this time brought friends who tend to be on the foodie side. It was Saturday night so we made a reservation..smart move cuz it was packed w/ people trying to get in. The bar was hopping too!! We waited just 10 mins for our table. Our waiter was Jason , he's been our waiter before..it's good to see when the waitstaff has been there awhile, suggests that the restaurant treats them well. Jason is attentive, knowledgable & friendly. 3 of us had meals from the specials list..fish that was perfectly prepared and delicious. The fourth meal was the shrimp piccata with gnocchi ..also delicious. Our friends were delighted by the wine list, the menu choices, the dinner and desserts."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We go to Rizzutos 2X/month with our kids, and we always have a wonderful experience (that's the reason why we continue to return!). Our food during our last visit was great - we ordered fried calamari (nice, light batter), the artichoke salad, and my favorite pizza (prosciutto, arugula & Parmesan). The service, however, was horrendous. We were seated in the bar area (something I would NOT recommend), and had an extremely in attentive waiter. Our water was never refilled, and on the infrequent times that our waiter did come to our table, we made him stay so that we could be sure that all of our requests were submitted. We'll definitely return - because we love their food - but we will NOT be seated in the bar area."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The good-waitstaff very friendly & concerned about our experience. Grilled calamari with potatoes app was good & large enough to be an entree,Swordfish entree with panzanella & sautéed spinach was super fresh & generous, I had to dock a star for the slow bar which made me very cranky."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had the red snapper for dinner.The snapper was very good. However, the onion topping accompanied by cauliflower in tomatoe sauce and bland rice cakes did not seem to match up well. I also had my favorite mussel appetizer which was great as usual."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Another lovely evening at Rizzuto's. Always consistently good all around--food, service, ambiance. Specials are fresh and delicious as are all the standards."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This place has it all but it seems to skew older in the bar area just FYI. The bread is amazing and you're full once the meal comes! Be careful! Delicious wine too. The fireplace in the dining room makes the whole atmosphere cozy. We are regulars."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "*This is the firs time I have ever reviewed a restaurant. It was that bad... I decided to take out my fiance to this restaurant for valentines day. We showed up on time for our reservation and waited 15 minutes for our table. Then we were seated in a dim area with families and their kids when it looked as if there were plenty of tables in the nicely lit section. We decided to look past it and we both chose from the prix fixe menu. Below is what I thought of each item... App - mediocre salad Surf and turf - cold potatoes, luke warm filet mignon and inedible salad (stayed under a heat lamp for too long) Desert - chocolate tart was impossible to cut and eat We won't go back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have used your West Hartford location for several corporate functions and earned hundreds of points. I had $178 dollars worth of money on my card and initially it didn't work. The bartender told me the card had no money on it and threw it in the garbage basket. I told him to give it back to me as I was sure I had $ on the card. After the manager checked the card and told me that there was nothing on it I expressed concern that the $ had just gone away. He then returned to tell me that they had discovered that I had the $178 dollars on card. I took my wife to Westport to use the $ I had earned and paid for the bar bill out of pocket. My entire evening should have come off the card. Overall my experience was a C+."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My husband and I dine at Rizzuto's quite often with our 2 sons, and always find the food to be fabulous. On this trip, we ordered the pasta bolognese, and it was fabulous. In the past, service has been so so, but that was not the case during our last visit. Our server, Matt, was excellent. He was knowledgeable and attentive. Overall, we had a very pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We went to Rizzuto's on a Friday night with our kids. The wine selection is great. My husband and I shared a salad and pizza and we're very happy. The only negative was our waiter. He was not at all knowledgable, put in the wrong dessert order for my son, and seemed "out of it" overall. My guess is that he won't be working there when we return!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We came twice in two weeks with two different groups of people. Matt remembered me, my drink order and what my friend had eaten last time. He then took excellent care of us my husband who has celiac disease. The food is always prepared as described which is very satisfying!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner by the fire on a Wednesday evening. Our server was beyond accommodating, he met everyone's needs with a smile and could not have been nicer. The salads are fresh, generous, and have unique twists to them. Pizzas are great as well."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "My cousin and his wife were visiting from NC, and wanted to go to a good Italian restaurant, so we chose Rizzuto's. There were 6 of us, and all of us enjoyed our appetizers, meals and dessert...very good! And the service was excellent!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "overall everything was wonderful with excellent service and food"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "My husband and I have dined at Rizzuto's several times, and have always enjoyed it. The food is always excellent and the service great. Our waiter, Steve, couldn't have been more accommodating. We will certainly return. My only problem is that the noise level is very high, but it was a Friday evening and there was a band in the bar and a young crowd in attendance. I can't help it if I'm an old fuddy-duddy who prefers to hear my partner when we're conversing."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We had another great meal here! Make reservations....it gets busy."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013