Rizotto Ristorante

4.4
383 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
"Since opening in 2012 Rizotto Italian Eatery in Amherst has truly become local entrepreneur Michael Rizzo’s signature restaurant. Rizzo’s fifth restaurant in Western New York offers an casual dining experience with a menu that features a wide array of items including fresh seafood dishes, fine cuts of beef and traditional Italian pasta. A trendy Antipasto bar offers the perfect prelude to any meal. Guests can choose from a variety of items including roasted and grilled vegetables, specialty meats and cheeses, and several hot items such as homemade sausage, meatballs.


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RichardC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good, but not hot. Waitress never came to check on us after serving. Was New Year’s Eve, but not buy.

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skip
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great evening excellent food everyone was smiling.

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kellyn
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with family. Service was attentive and food was delicious as always. Also, Mike is always there to greet you, stop by the table and check in, then walks you to the door to wish you well. I constantly recommend it to others

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kellyn
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated birthdays with friends. We love how friendly the staff is, the ability to have conversation and hear each other, also delicious food. Service was a little slow, but could clearly see they were short staffed, like all restaurants right now, and working like crazy. Overall, would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall excellent experience. Food was terrific and atmosphere was perfect.

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LadyDi
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and everyone on staff was friendly and helpful. The menu has great Italian dishes plus other good choices. I highly recommend getting risotto. Creamy and delicious every time. The fig pizza appetizer was great. A delicious cannoli and cup of espresso capped off my meal. Our table of seven all enjoyed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to the hostess stand to announce our arrival and there was no record of us from our Open Table reservation. Apparently there were a few more parties that had the same issue???? What happened Open table? The staff however was very accommodating and seated us in at a very nice table. Our first dinner at Rozotto was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive. We will go back.

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RickH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waiter forgot to get my drink within dinner. Seemed preoccupied with his other tables after our dinner was served.

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NealH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rizzotto was very quiet on the weeknight we were there. Should be busier given how good the service was!

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Carrie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Although the restaurant was very short staffed the night we were there, (as many restaurants are now days) our waitress, as well as the manager were very friendly and attentive. The food was good and enough to take some home. This is our third visit here and we will continue to go back!

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AMarieM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitress mixed up order but substitute meal was good and a free dessert was offered to amend for the situation. Very professional and accommodating. Otherwise probably would have given them 5 stars for food and 4 for service.

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vipJones
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and made us feel very welcomed!

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KathleenP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just a lovely evening with good friends. The staff was just great! They really know how to make a cosmopolitan!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place. Food was amazing. Our server was super pleasant. Everything was great. Planning to make this a regular spot for my friends and I.

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RobertS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Did not know where the other diners were ... very slow night as Rizotto may now be doing more larger gatherings (small weddings, bridal showers, etc.) than in restaurant dining? Food was excellent!

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MountainmanReviews
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly service & nice atmosphere. One of our faves.

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kellyn
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely on our favorite restaurants list. Love the ambiance, food, and the servers are awesome with great personalities. Perfect place to celebrate my husband’s birthday

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vipAnnetteG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great variety , always fresh and enjoyable. Highly recommend Rizotto restaurant!

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JAKB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. Everything was delicious without exception. Great variety and service. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time there. Great decor. Server was new and we found him very accommodating. A great dining experience.

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TheresaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although they were short-staffed, the service was still good and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Route 33 on the patio. Great ambiance!

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vipAnnetteG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true treasure of a restaurant - excellent food and atmosphere !!

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kellyn
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my 94 year old father in law out to celebrate Father’s Day. Because of COVID this was the first time he’s dined out in 1 1/2 years . From the moment we arrived and were greeted at the door I knew it was going to be a great experience, and it was from beginning to end. Service was outstanding and the food was great. My husband and I cannot wait to return and enjoy that outdoor dining area. Would highly recommend to anyone

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Eddieb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our waiter/bartender did a great at job !! It looks like he where’s a lot of hats! I think they were short handed staff wise, food was good but felt bad for him running around !
We always come back,
hopefully they have more staff to give him a break

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SallyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is very calming. We definitely will dine there again. The selections are very good. The pizza was delicious along with the short ribs and fish and terrific signature cocktails.

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kathleens
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I must say I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed our visit. Surprise because I haven’t been there for a while and wondered why. Food was delicious service was outstanding. I will definitely recommend Rizotto’s

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of women went out to dinner after visiting the Buffalo Show at the Knox Mansion. Wonderful to be able to go out for dinner once again. Food is as DELICIOUS! Thanks Chef!
One suggestion: the ladies room could have used a general clean up. Floor could have been cleaner and the trash can was full at 5:00pm when we arrived.

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andreas
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughter and I had never been before so this was a first! I am new to the area.. so knew nothing about the place except it’s just around the corner from me! Absolutely my favorite surprise find in my neighborhood!!☺️

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Benj
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Over all good, depending on the server , this maybe specific to me, but my martini requires a cheese stuffed green olive! The server may or may not serve a stuffed olive.

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vipReneeH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our seating for Mother’s Day brunch was around 1pm and seating stopped at 2. I felt like the food was all at the “tail end”.... like they didn’t want to make more than they had to. The chafing dishes had low levels all the time. One of my pet peeves! And could not get a cup of hot coffee. It was just warm.. I mentioned it to the server and they brought it out 3 times and it was all the same. My guess is that they made a ton earlier in the morning and put it in a bunch of carafes and then it sat in there for a long time. Best thing was the seafood risotto

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Was hoping restaurant would be ready to accommodate children on Mother’s Day. I understand why they wouldn’t any other day but maybe make some special exceptions to your menu for mother’s and Father’s Day.

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Disappointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This experience at Rizotto's was not the same as before COVID. The service was just unacceptable. It was incredibly slow and our server was not attentive at all to our dining needs. My food was not served hot and my pasta was overcooked. This was a birthday celebration that fell flat unfortunately. I hope they are able to get their act together soon as we really used to enjoy dining there. I cannot recommend this restaurant in its current form, but hope to have a better experience in the future.

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Ctryrob
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding, service they treat you like family. I kinda want to keep it a secret cause it was now my favorite place to be!

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JEFFREYP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was great. Ambience, food, wait staff. Everyone was fantastic and food was delicious.

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vipCHRISTYM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious

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Ar51
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our server was very friendly but it seemed slow to get our food. He even said it would be coming. Don’t know if they were short staffed or what

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Rick
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of food and drinks, high quality food, great service.

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MANNYA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall atmosphere and food was very good. Our server was very attentive.

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Samantha
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I had ordered a Mike's Lemonade cocktail and it had no flavor. I exchanged that for the mojito, but the basil was too strong. The food was pretty good. Happy with the complimentary limoncello shots at the end.

FAQs

Rizotto Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 204-4455.

Rizotto Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 383 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.