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
41 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • 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
  • Good food, horrific service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Good food, horrific service. Really was a shame. If I wanted poor service I would have went down the street to Bar Taco.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent favorite
    Bob58VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Outside, in the bar, or in the restaurant, each a different and worthwhile dining experience. The food is consistently good, and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MG
    Manilaz
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Watermelon salad and eggplant parm were awesome!! Very nice menu and specials everytime we go!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rnnnVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    excellent food and service. great diverse menu. moderat priceing for cocktails and wine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't disappoint
    LoveEatingOut
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great and unexpected
    artbalbs
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Wonderful Sunday brunch and lunch menu. Food wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food is consistently good across a wide range of menu items. The place is almost always full in the evenings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre at best
    Westportmom
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celiacs Beware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fries
    Nanny
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Vegetable wrap was delicious. Fries were the best I've had anywhere in a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks again Rizzuto's!
    kaitNYVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Love the blackboard specials and our server was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cake
    Yummm
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 287 reviews are from the Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - Westport reviews archive.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Manilaz
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Love their salads, pizzas and apps! Will be back. Very relaxing atmosphere and parking was no problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise,noise, and noise
    Birdie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers day
    RussFood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    FamilyGirlVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great staff, great management. Terrific pastas and specialty pizzas. All entrees are delish. We have become "regulars"! Everyone is friendly and so accommodating.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GomezVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rizzutis does not disappoint!
    kaitNYVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Choice
    PONYWALK
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Many
    cus2121VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday disappointment
    Cathonye
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely worth a visit
    gwerlinich
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rizzuto/s Rocks
    Larry
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They were great about substitutions
    ctmom
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    They were great about substitutions due to a vegetarian diet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious dinner..great night
    Iknowuare
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't dine in the bar
    WestportJenVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh!
    GardenweaselVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange combination
    cgeorge
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    maggiedinesout
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Another lovely evening at Rizzuto's. Always consistently good all around--food, service, ambiance. Specials are fresh and delicious as are all the standards.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for kids or happy hour
    WestportianVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treated like a second class citizen
    ValentineMistake
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    *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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mark Lattanzi feedback
    Mark
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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+.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, fabulous service!
    WestportJenVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good experience!
    WestportJenVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matt is the best server
    Guitaramy
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and Fun
    GuitarAmy
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening at Rizzuto's!
    ILoveItalianFood
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    JayB
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    overall everything was wonderful with excellent service and food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always enjoy Rizzuto's
    ConneticutYankee
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.