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Rizzo's on Transit, East Amherst, NY

Rizzo's on Transit

4.2
4.2
617 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Schnitzel and Co has now switched over to Rizzo's on Transit Rd.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (716) 689-3600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 617 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

617 Reviews
  1. AnnetteG

    New York City

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So very glad to see Rizzo Restaurant return to the area. This is an excellent restaurant with fantastic, flavorful food and very reasonably priced.

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  2. Kate

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My reservation was for Friday March 15 at 5:30pm, Open Table texted and emailed me to confirm that I was coming the day before, which I replied YES , I"M COMING to! Got to Schnitzel & Co 10 minutes early and the parking lot was completely empty. I went up to the door and there was a sign: "Closed for renovations until Mid March" I called the restaurant only to get a message: "Thank you for calling Schnitzel & Co. We are open for dinner Wed thru Sat at 4pm...." Nothing about being closed for renovations. Very disappointed....very unprofessional! Open Table should NOT be accepting reservations for this restaurant!!

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  3. cres1121

    New York City

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Said they were closing the next day, not sure if reopening very vague on the topic. Many items on the menu were not available. Just got the vibe no one wanted to be there. I was very excited to find a good German restaurant.

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  4. MarkE

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a little slow but there was a lot of dinners. Food was good and large portions. Disappointed they didn’t have my favorite beer on tap but had it in a bottle

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  5. CherylB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meals were delicious! Our server, Bryan, was knowledgeable and attentive .We always enjoy dining at Schnitzel! Tonight’s choice was weinerschnitzel and potato pancakes! Wonderful!

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  6. DebraB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent. We both had the chicken schnitzel and it was cooked perfectly. Sides were also prepared to perfection.

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  7. CherylB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an awesome meal ! Love our go to Reubens and yummy fries! Brian, our server, was attentive and helpful. The manager always comes and chats afterwards to see if we enjoyed our meal!

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  8. JDancer

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to be back (have not eaten here since pre-Covid). Food great and love the atmosphere

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  9. SusanK

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    THE SERVICE WAS A BIT SLOW CONSIDERING ALL THE EMPTY TABLES, THEY DIDN'T SEAM TO BE THAT BUSY CONSIDERING IT WAS RESTAURANT WEEK. The waiter said that they ran out of pretzels for the beer soup. But, I noticed that a table near me got them after me. Odd?

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  10. CHRISTOPHERJ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic German cuisine with nice atmosphere including background music appropriate for Oktoberfest time of the year

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  11. JosephW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the drinks fantastic. I always enjoy the visit.

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  12. JayVeeEl

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really good (and the serving sizes were HUGE)- and the atmosphere was nice. Service was a little slow- especially considering that it was not crowded. I will try them again when I am not so pressed for time.

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  13. MarisaK

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second year attending the sound of music singalong. It was great. The food was very good value for my money. The hostess of the show kept everyone going. And laughing. I’ve been going to schnitzel for a long time and I love it there. The fish fry options are great. I’d highly recommend them.

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  14. Oops

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Althought Open Table allowed me to make a resevation on Tuesday for the following Saturday I was informed Saturday morning that Schnitzel and Company would be closed forcing me to make accommodations for 7 people that day. Open table should not have booked the reservation.

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  15. elise

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food is not authentic German food. There’s a sewer smell when you walk in. The owner / person that unlocked door and seated us was rude snd sarcastic . The floor was disgustingly sticky and your shoes actually stick . There was no server when we got there at 4 , the owner / manager took our order and he didn’t get it correct . A server finally got there about 4:30 . The food was awful. Spaetzle was mushy. The orders were all messed up as well. Sauer kraut was tasteless. Red cabbage was raw. German potato salad wasn’t cooked long enough. Potatoes were still raw. The pork schnitzel tasted like chicken and the Sauer braten was tough and old and needed lots of gravy to get it down. Potato pancakes were made with too much flour and everything needed salt . Hofbrau houses food is much better . Sadly we won’t be returning. Very expensive too.

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  16. Barb

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE Schnitzel! Super food and wait staff! Please don’t disappear!!!!

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  17. JudyZ

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was fabulous. She dealt with my crazy family well 😊. The menu was smaller than I remember. Food was good!

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  18. Nahh

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was decent! Service was outstanding. Restrooms (at opening) were disgusting.

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  19. Nana

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Service was fast and professional. A quiet atmosphere. If we lived in this area, this would be a regular stop for us.

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  20. LauraB

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greeted right away when we walked in, good service, great food, nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  21. Veggielover

    Greater Boston

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very noisy! Good chicken schnitzel but the spaetzel and potato salad were not a good version of this type of German food.

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  22. MarkE

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you’re looking for German Food this the place to go. This was our 4th time there since they reopened last year. They have improved every time. A little pricey but you get plenty of food for the price. Definitely will dine there again

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  23. HollyH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was great , we were seated right away and the food was very good. Interesting authentic German sausage selections. I really liked the potato pancakes! More applesauce , please.

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  24. MamaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Walking up to building, deteriorating exterior. Table was nice, not a very welcoming host. Server was not accurate with refills, a # of the listed beers were unavailable and the one they did have was expired, both bottles they had!! Appetizer was cold, not even warm, COLD!! And not was described with only mustard available. Entrees were bland, like retirement home bland. Also not hot! German Potato Salad very dry. Would recommend!!

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  25. KGun

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Restaurant Week. Menu was limited but food quality and quantity was very good. We had beet salad, rouladen and a wurst platter, no complaints. Desserts were taken to go. All in all a pleasant experience.

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  26. JimC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant was not ready for restaurant week. It was obvious that they were short staffed. We had a pleasant evening and food was well prepared. However it was not a “dining experience “.

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  27. brutus

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just disappointed, ordered dessert when we ordered dinner, but waiter said all that was left we cupcakes instead of what we wanted, but dinner was excellent.

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  28. JohnS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was Outstanding. Well prepared and nicely served

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  29. marloweB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service -great food. Good sized portions -nice decor

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  30. SYLVIAB

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and service was awesome. Definitely will be back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived at time of reservation and was seated immediately. Host and hostess were both polite, friendly, and professional. We didn’t wait long for drinks or for our meals. We ordered chicken schnitzel, knockwurst, mettwurst, potato pancakes, and strudel for dessert. Everything was fantastic and reasonably priced. This was my first time at Schnitzel & Co. It certainly will not be my last visit.

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  32. Kris10Mari

    New York City

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m glad to see they’ve re-opened and look forward to my next visit. I forgot to order a birch beer and hope it’s still offered. One small critique is about the pretzel appetizer: pretzeled itself was a bit stale (we still ate the entire thing, so it couldn’t have been that bad). Other than this, the meal and service was terrific.

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  33. loisb

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome!!!! Will definitely be returning soon.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentine’s Day

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    If I could give it negative stars, I would. We made reservations. The restaurant wasn’t even full and they only had a special menu with 8-10 items. We were seated by a very pleasant hostess (so that was good) and a server never came to our table. After 15 minutes, we left. I noticed tables around us also didn’t have drinks and very few had food. I didn’t even see a server in the restaurant in all that time. I understand being short-staffed, but like I said, there were no servers in sight. Another table asked the host where the server was and was told she’d be over. By the time we left there was still no one. Transit Road location should’ve thought about staying closed.

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  36. maryloum

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    i want to love this restaurant -but EVERY time we go, something is not in stock - never once have they had the items them advertised for their $10 burger nite - this recurrs at this location, we have gone for years (yes pre-covid) and always the server mentions what is not in stock - many times we go specifically for what is now a no go - please please offer what you can - we always leave full but disappointed as we did not get our intended food - there are so many options of restaurants that do keep up with their stock - I cant take the disappointment any longer

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  37. ColleenM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful except the online menu was not the same as the menu at the restaurant. We were looking forward to a few of those items. They even brought a birthday cup cake to our table for Jon. Everything else was great!

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  38. DanS

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time here and it won’t be our last. My father was thrilled with his meal! Wonderful service, atmosphere and food.

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  39. PaulC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    On a cold winter night a table near the fireplace was perfect. German food was surprisingly good. Lots of beer choices, however, could use more German wine choices.

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  40. MSC74

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food just like my German grandmother and mother used to make. I miss them.

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FAQs

Rizzo's on Transit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 689-3600.

Rizzo's on Transit is rated 4.2 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rizzo's on Transit

9210 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Buffalo
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
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