Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House

4.6
268 reviews
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Italian
Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House is a locally owned Southern Italian restaurant in the space which formerly housed Tony Angello's for more than four decades. Our menu is built upon generations of the Rizzuto family's traditional Sicilian recipes, complimented by the freshest local ingredients, and enhanced by a selection of the finest U.S.D.A. Prime Black Angus steaks and chops. We offer the comfortable familiarity of a neighborhood Italian restaurant with all of the amenities of white table cloth fine dining, a full service bar, and private rooms for events both large and small. We invite you to Rediscover Rizzuto's: the next generation of Lakeview's Favorite Neighborhood Italian Restaurant.

Specials

Happy Hour Specials

Enjoy $6 drink specials & wine by the glass from our select beverage list. Tuesday - Friday 4pm - 6pm and Sunday 4pm - 6pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 24, 2019

Ends: January 25, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-6:00PM
Tue-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

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New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a small group. Ambience, staff, servers and entrees were outstanding. Homemade gelatos (we had varied) were awful: hard likeca rock with ice crystals. Would return for entrees but could never recommend that anyone order desert. Coffee was also very good.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party ordered the crab cake app. When the menu states 96% jumbo lump crab meat, that is exactly what you get. Haven't had a crab cake like that since we left Maryland. The mussels can be a meal by themselves. Simply delicious. If you want a vegetable big enough for three then order the brussel sprouts. Huge plate and cooked to perfection. The tomahawk pork chop was over the top. We all skipped over the steaks. I'm sure that they are equally as good but the prices are outrageous. We will all go again. Our visit definitely exceeded our expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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NG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very expensive and service was poor - very disappointed. There are much better options in this price range.

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PM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service , its very crowded so if after intimate experience try slower night. Our server Drica was great. Spinales is a cant miss!

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New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were excellent, but the restaurant desperately needs a passenger zone on Fleur De Lis.

It is incredibly difficult for disabled people because there is nowhere to drop them off other than putting your hazards on and hoping that you don't get cursed out and honked at for blocking traffic!

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SS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yuphhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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W
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentines night was great !

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New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had dinner on Valentine's Day, which is not the best day to go out to eat and to expect the usual food and service, but Rizzuto's hit the mark with both the food and the service. Service was a little slower and less polished than usual, but considering how crowded they were it was still much better than expected. Food, as usual, was excellent.

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H
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, exceptional customer service. Will definitely be back.

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MP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The homemade pasta was the bomb. And it was mixe'd tableside; nice touch. Best Italian in New Orleans, hands down.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service. Made for a great Valentine's day celebration!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Server was not friendly, not patient for us being first timers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely punctual and friendly. The food was out of this world good.

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DW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My first time visiting Rizzuto’s. The food was excellent overall and reasonable. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms for appetizer - while I love Parmesan cheese, my husband does not care for it. The stuffed mushrooms were good, but probably overdid the Parmesan Cheese. The veal Parmesan was excelled and overall everything was very good. Bread was served prior to dinner, but was a bit over cooked - had to trim off the end. I personally prefer my bread to be warm or hot out of the oven when served. The bread was room temperature. I will definitely recommend this restaurant and will be visiting it again to try other dishes.

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Very disappointing! Lobster had an ammonia smell! Will not be back anytime soon!

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DE
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My husband's steak was wonderful, but the cold seafood tower which I shared with another diner was terrible. The crab claws and lobster tasted like they had just bee defrosted and never seasoned. The crawfish was something shredded and tasteless. The shrimp were OK as were the oysters. There was no caviar as listed. All-in-all, a miserable offering for $60.

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DB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Oysters Rizzuto are as good as any oyster dish anywhere. Warm atmosphere.

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P
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Rizzuto’s. Best meatballs & chicken piccata EVER! Got my fix. There was a very large, drunk & noisy table near us. Was a bit unnerving-they were celebrating something special & were really enjoying themselves though. I would definitely think they spent a lot on the many bottles of wine alone. Once their entrees arrived things quieted down a bit. No worries, we’ll be back! Great service & good sized portions to enjoy the next day.

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CM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go to Rizzuto’s it never disappoints. The food is always delicious especially the spinales and the veal dishes- The flavors are mouthwatering. I’ve never had something I didn’t like there. And the service is wonderful- I like having Ucha as my server. They make a great French75 from the bar too. Great restaurant for any occasion or just a night out.

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CA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The February gathering of my lunch group will probably become one of our most memorable. We were all impressed with the food, service and atmosphere of Rizzuto’s.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Always love thiis place and they serve enough for 2 people! Can’t wait to go back!

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JS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Throughly enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious and our server Tyler was very personable and knowledgeable about the food. We will be back.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere.
Food was delicious

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NV
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food is really good, only complaint was the lobster in the lobster diavolo was rubbery, but the sauce was on point. Spinalis steak might possibly be the best steak I've ever had. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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HB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were great. We found the service a little slow but good.
There was a lot of noise from the bar.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a get together that evening for dinner. We were not rushed at all. The food was great!! We will be back!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Couples dinner

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New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated in a very cramped dining space that made it extremely difficult for our waiter. Because he was unable to move around the table along with the noise level it made ordering and serving us very difficult. As for the food it was very good southern Italy food.

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ST
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing! Best steak I’ve had, and everything else was awesome. Highly recommend.

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New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good... never disappoints!!!! Eggplant Valencia is the best!!! I always end with a Chocolate Raspberry Martini for dessert....

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Now granted we went to dinner on NYE.
Our reservation was for 8:30 but we were not seated until 9:20.I get it they were busy but we did have a reservation.We finally got seated and there were several Servers in the room including ours and the Maître d’ popped his head in that room and my husband was like can we at least have some water. This was 15 minutes after being seated. We ordered appetizer and salad came out in a timely fashion and then I ordered a medium well Filet.It came out looking like a hockey puck but was still mooing on the inside. I sent it back and it literally came back out the same way and everything was cold on the plate.I sent it back I was done with it and they did take it off of our bill. They brought dessert which was two choices, red velvet cake or brownie à la mode. They were both so dry and terrible. Not a great first experience for Rizzuto’s.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service even on a busy holiday!

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BB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went for the New Year's Eve Menu. The restaurant was a "Mad House". The food was disappointing and so was the service. So noisy that we couldn't hear each other at our own table. Very expensive for the food served. Appetizers were bitter and deserts were not moist and were dry. Very disappointed.

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GB
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Very loud local chop house. The food was good, but with so many options in NOLA, there are better places to eat. Admittedly, it was New Years Eve, but we had an early seating and while the server was very friendly, the service was slow, which was odd for a set menu meal.

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MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. The service was average as the waitress tended to disappear for long periods. I was there for my birthday with family. I made the reservation through open table and specifically stated it was a birthday occasion. No mention was made, nor any special touches.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my mom's 80th birthday and were very happy with the food, service, etc. Our waiter was outstanding and I would definitely ask for him on my next visit. I had called ahead and inquired about bringing a cake and was told absolutely. It got very busy around the time we were ready for the cake but they served it so graciously. It was truly a wonderful experience. Jack even came by and visited our table. As always, the food was outstanding. It was a first visit for some of our party and they were all in agreement as to the total experience being outstanding! Thank you again for making it a special evening for all of us!!

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RO
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our Waiter Chandler made quite a difference. He was very cordial and significantly added to the occasion. The portions were huge and so delicious. Thanks for a Great Evening

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SF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great as usual from apps to main dish
This was our 3rd time there and has been consistent every time. Kudos to the service also the young lady was fantastic. Will be back soon

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a
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Lighting was poor, with loud overall noise level.
Staff was very attentive and polite
Food was fair to good

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