Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House

4.6
490 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 490 people are sayingWrite a review
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrookeS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place. The experience was excellent and I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, good service, good value!

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vipmimib
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood favorite with outstanding staff & food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places!! Food is always outstanding and the service is just fantastic!!

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RanceT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I've ever had. Best crab cake. Fantastic waiter

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cyclebabs
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Meatball is a favorite. Squid ink pasta fantastic. The service is excellent. Wine list very good enjoyed the outside patio. Specials are always really creative.

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vipCSG48
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother’s 93rd birthday. Sat outside. It was beautiful and food was wonderful. The service and ambiance made the day special. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and great service. Highly recommended

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vipBarryE
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu, food quality, wine list, and atmosphere.

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Trydyll
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food in huge portions. Service is very friendly and attentive from the entrance to the end of the meal.

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RichardG
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife had the veal and I had the 12 oz. bone-in filet. Both meats were great...the baked potato was "ughh"-microwaved all the way. Dessert was the bread pudding-great. Service was slow and meal took a while to come.

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cyclebabs
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious truffle fries, meatball appetizer is a always a hit. Wine great! Service attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The filet was cooked perfectly the best you can currently get in NOLA. Husband loved the chicken Parmesan. The dessert left much to be desired.

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vipJodyB
47 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meatball in New Orleans! Absolutely delicious cooked to perfection.

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LakefrontdIner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent, great value as portions are very generous. James was our waiter and he did a great job.

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vipPete
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris did a great job
DON’T MISS THE CRABCAKES
and the Veal Marsala. One of my favorites.

JP
JeanmarieP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I usually visit twice a month for happy hour. This was our first time dining in the restaurant for a birthday celebration of one of our children. It was an excellent experience from the time we walked in through our meal the service was wonderful. We will certainly visit the restaurant again.

C. Pelican

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vipLaurieH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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LindaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for ladies to lunch❤️ They make you feel special.

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JulieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo yummy and great service.
Craig was our waiter and was really helpful

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Stephen
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great everything was as ordered, waiter was knowledgeable on items on the menu and specials.

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vipPete
New Orleans
58 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Best tasting veal Marsala ever.
Lunch prices very reasonable.
Service was great.
Will be back!

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vipNewOrleansFoodLover
New Orleans
263 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Rizzutos. Everything was delicious, especially the meatballs. Service was great and the restaurant was very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Rizutto’s several times and never had a bad experience. Great food, great service. The filet is amazing!!!!

JD
vipJDNOLA
New Orleans
70 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Was disappointed in oyster appetizer. Crab cake was very good to my taste but my wife was a bit disappointed since it was supposed to 95% lump crab she found it lacked seasoning . The cap steak was excellent while the oyster bordelaise was tasty but oysters very overcooked to the point it was hard to taste the oyster. The side of mushrooms were great and the creamed spinach was overloaded with cheese which is all you could taste.

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vipNicoleC
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've never had a problem with this restaurant. The ambiance is definitely off but that has nothing to do with Rizzuto's but rather the limited dining capacity secondary to Corona. As usual, the service was excellent and the veal parmigiana can't be beat!

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
100 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent traditional Italian cuisine, enjoyed every morsel! Will be back.

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JenniferH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with tasty entrees and surprisingly good desserts.

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vipDiner27
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff. Great food. Perfect neighborhood restaurant.

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vipAshleyW
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ! Delicious !

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Cess
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We ordered oysters and the waiter did not bring them before our entrees - he said he forgot to write it down. I ordered my food based on the oysters so my salad was good but my entree was unfulfilling.

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vipGREAT
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience! Enjoyed the food.

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vipFoodie
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Spinalis ribeye was awesome !!!

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vipLGDman
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So good! The Creole shrimp salad was great as was the Wedge salad with Gorgonzola! And the buciuluni was excellent!

JD
vipJessicaD
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious

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vipJCNOLA
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I had heard the seafood salad was wonderful. At $20 it is steep for a side salad, but I ordered it anyway along with Chicken Marsala. The seafood salad was salty and had cut up shrimp and a few pieces of crab meat tossed in romaine and tomatoes, It was very salty and certainly not worth $20. I asked if there was a half portion but there was not. When the entree arrived, it also had a side salad. Seems like the waiter would have pointed that out and asked if there was a substitute I would prefer. The marsala was very tasty and served with a mound of pasta. We had to ask for bread as well as refills. All in all, I was disappointed and probably won't rush back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My waiter JP was amazing! I had the soft shell crab special over pasta and it was delicious! The portion was large enough to share.

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LouisG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service by the waiter, JP, was excellent. Made us feel welcome and very attentive, well versed and polite.

FAQs

Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 300-1804.

Rizzuto's Ristorante & Chop House is rated 4.6 stars by 490 OpenTable diners.