Rizotto Ristorante

4.4
366 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAnnetteG
New York Area
11 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
4 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
2 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
11 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
9 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.

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JonC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food for a great price! Their Parmesan pesto is amazing and I could sit with a bowl of that and their fresh bread and be happy! The waiter was pleasant and courteous although they could’ve used a little more wait staff to speed things up, but really not an issue. We will definitely be back!

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KatieG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rizotto’s is by far the best restaurant we have been to in a really long time. The food was amazing-fresh and homemade. We can’t wait to go back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Food was average and service extremely slow but Covid is likely to blame. Music provided by Em&me was the saving grace. Band is fabulous

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AmyP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and plentiful.

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vipAnnetteG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto restaurant never disappoints! It is a true treasure - excellent food and great atmosphere , conveniently located!

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vipRae620
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can with our family for Valentines Day! Pre set menu with many options! The food and service was excellent as usual! Filet, Arancini and Ravioli are must haves!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place our first time there. I think the food could have been served hotter, but it was a special day and the service was awesome.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Food was great. Everything else was terrible- where they sat me and my boyfriend was by the front door and every time
It opened it was freezing. We asked to sit somewhere else and we’d even sit at the bar any where besides near the door. Our waitress never checked on us- it took forever for the food to even come. Do not recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines day

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MarkT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great but service was not that great, server forgot our soup and what kind we ordered, we ended up having to ask about it 20 minutes after our appetizers were taken away. I had ordered another beer and never got it. Server was polite and courteous but other tables around us were complaining about getting the wrong food and also waiting quite long for there soup and salad. I would go back because the food was great and hopefully it was just a just a one time thing with the service!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, and excellent service! Highly recommended, and will be back!

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MichelleS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent all while following protocols

JB
JohnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very good for couples. Would highly recommend.....

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Was cold in middle area

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food is not as good as it used to be.

PC
PatrickC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, incredibly pleasant staff, food was not overpriced and tasted delicious.

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 366 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.