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About Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport, CT combines a warm urban environment and genuine hospitality with market fresh fish, a raw bar, steaks and chops, pasta, and Neapolitan wood-fired pizza. Rizzuto's focuses on seasonal ingredients, simple preparations and great value. Rizzuto’s is a community driven restaurant and gathering destination for everyone to enjoy a great dining experience.
Located in the Saugatuck neighborhood of Westport, CT Rizzuto’s is across from the Saugatuck River. The restaurant boasts a large bar and lounge and the main dining room features an open kitchen and a grand stone fireplace. A large patio overlooks the Saugatuck neighborhood and the tranquil river.

540 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday
Lunch – 11:30am until 4:00pm
Dinner – 4:00pm until 9:00pm

Wednesday - Thursday
Lunch – 11:30am until 4:00pm
Dinner – 4:00pm until 9:30pm

Friday – Saturday
Lunch – 11:30am until 4:00pm
Dinner – 4:00pm until 10:00pm

Sunday
Brunch 10:00am until 4:00pm
Lunch 10:00am until 4:00pm
Dinner 4:00pm until 9:00pm

HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday 3-6pm. Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

Cross Street:
Bridge Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 221-1002

Website:
http://www.rizzutos.com/

Entertainment:
Rizzuto's bar was voted Best of the Gold Coast for it's happy hour.

Catering:
Rizzuto's is available for private and semi-private functions and may be reserved in full or in part for your gathering. Off-premise catering is also offered. For more information please email Sharon Winkler at 203-221-1002 or sharon@rizzutos.com.

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining events are available for up to 150 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Sharon Winkler, General Manager: (203) 221-1002

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for our full dinner menu. We will also feature owner Bill Rizzuto's traditional Sicilian Christmas Eve seafood dishes in celebration of this festive night.

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 8 hours ago

Do NOT order any egg dishes at brunch. Every single one came out burnt.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had another great dinner, food was so delicious, staff was great and the Holiday Decorations were so beautiful, felt so warm and homey, great job..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nice local restaurant. Something for everyone. Good vibe nice crowd. Food is average but works. Nice bar scene.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were there for Birthday celebration and the food was excellent. the staff was very attentive, great meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We went for an early dinner at 5:30 PM before going to a play. The empty dining room filled up and unfortunately our table was next to a table of not very well supervised kids making a lot of noise. The $20 prefix menu was excellent value. Entrees came out too fast from the kitchen, before soup and salads and we asked that our seafood and pasta dishes be remade verses sit under the heat lights for 20 minutes. Our server was nice but, not attentive. As more tables came in he had trouble checking back with us. Too fast and too slow is what I remember. Rizzuto's is hit and miss. We have had some great meals there even though it is not a great place. It does not make our favorites list but we will try it again.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

great food, great staff, we enjoy eating at this restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bill the owner came by. Been going there for years 1st time I meet him. Great guy! Never had a bad meal there! Bill keep up the great work! Steve

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good family meal. We sat near the entrance and bar - would have been nicer maybe to sit near the main area and fire but we were told that seating was reserved. Good choices for adults and kids and food seemed pretty good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server, Alexandria, was outstanding ... Very professional, personable and attentive!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went with my mom, dad and aunt. It was a busy Saturday night. We had 7:30 reservations and were seated immediately. We ordered drinks and a dozen local Blue Point oysters from Norwalk/Westport and they were delicious. I ordered linguine with clams. My mom had the Connecticut lobster roll, which was served warm on a buttered toasted roll. She loved it. My aunt had eggplant parmesan. My dad ordered the appetizer of mussels. The seafood was fresh and all of the food was delicious. I tried the eggplant and it was crispy and tasty. The only complaint was the bread that was served was not fresh which is a sin in an Italian restaurant. The owner came over to the table to greet us after our meal, and he was a great guy, very personable, so we all left with smiles on our faces. Definitely recommend Rizzuto's.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great time!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great place. Terrific waiter. Excellent food. The bread placed on the table at the start was great. And that set the tone for the rest of the meal.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really like this restaurant. Would be here 4x as much as I visit now - but wine pour is embarrassing, and wine mark-ups are huge.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was the second time we were there in a month. Incredibly disappointing this time and last. I ordered a Caesar salad which had zero taste, a pizza that was so spicy and terrible tasting that I didn't eat it. I broke out in a rash on my neck and my son's wedding is this Saturday!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great for business lunches. Seating well spaced between tables. Always excellent service

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere! I was able to get a reservation when I wanted it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Delicious food, great staff, comfortable atmosphere..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I have been here a few times, this time on early dinner on Thursday about 6pm! The parking lot was full, not one spot, I thought to myself they must be having a party and have closed the restaurant (but I had a reservation)? So I did get a spot as someone pulled out walked into the restaurant and it was empty!! Note to owners if you can keep your parking open to "your customers" I will never come agian

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

My husband and I came in for our anniversary. Everyone was very cordial and Angel our server was just great...loved him! He is knowledgeable and very personable. We had a nice bottle of wine and for appetizers, the calamari, fried oysters and clams....all were delicious! For my main entrée I had the cavatelli with pesto sauce and shrimp. It was very tasty as were my husbands crab cakes. We finished off splitting a chocolate truffle filled 'ring ding' with grenache and a cappacino... yummy! The only thing I think that I don't like about Rizzutos is the ambiance of the dining room. Yes, they have a lovely fireplace, which is nice but, we've been there a couple of times now and I was trying to figure out what it was that I didn't care for. And its that BIG window that looks right into the kitchen. It tends to make the dining room cold. Maybe they could soften the feel with some big plants or trees in front of it. Who wants to be dining and looking into a big stainless steel kitchen! Otherwise.....its a great place and a wonderful bar!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A very pleasant dining experience. The price fixed menu is a great bargain.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very good for children and seafood. Great lobster rolls.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Good food and atmosphere

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

There are few places we enjoy more dining outdoors than Rizzuto's Westport. A great place on a summer evening to nosh on the meat and cheese plate accompanied by a cold white wine! The staff were very helpful in answering our questions. Love it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

As always food was great, staff was wonderful. this restaurant never disappoints..

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Salads excellent, Burger ordered medium came well-done. Tables far enough apart to be easy for business conversations.

Wine list significantly over-priced. I am in the business and the mark-ups are huge. Need greater selection at mid-priced range.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Always has fresh oysters and great wood fired pizzas.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

When we sat down for the "Fresh Seafood Prix Fixe" dinner at $20.17 per person we were informed that they were all sold out or the entrees for evening. By the time we asked is there were any substitutes they advised us that the entrees had arrived from a sister restaurant. We found that the appetizers and entrees were very delicious and worth while. However, we were not offered an accommodation for the overall delay. The dining room chairs had hardwood seats and very uncomfortable. The waitress Alexandra was extremely pleasant and apologized for the delay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great dinner again!! good service and food never had any problems, love this place.

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·Dined on July 18, 2017

We meet friends here frequently for a half way get together and we always come back because we love the food and the service!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The service was, unfortunately, really terrible. It was not the waitresses fault--the kitchen was apparently filling phone orders before dealing with ours. We waited for over an hour for our lobster rolls which came out barely warm and the french fries, which we ordered crispy, were anything but. We complained first to the general manager who, in our opinion, did not handle things so well. Then the co-manager came to meet us, Michael, and he was very professional, really apologetic without any excuses. He gave us a gift certificate to go again, a free round of drinks and removed some of the items from our menu. He did everything right, so we will definitely go there again. We had been there the day before and everything was fine so we are hoping that the kitchen will not repeat their mistake.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Had an awesome meal with my husband and 2 kids. Great options! Oysters were wonderful, and BBQ fog pizza is out favorite. Will return for sure!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was all well prepared and very good. The server was a little slow this time and wasn't as attentive as others have been. It was still overall a good experience. Have not had a bad meal in all the times we've dined here... and our guests from out of town were pleased with their dinners too..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food from the children's menu was top notch. For a party of six with two children, the food was served at the same time and promptly.

We've never had a bad experience here

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We've been here many times over the past seven years. Food is good if not spectacular. Menu has good variety so everyone can find something they like (especially those with youngsters). Service is usually very good. Staff is well trained and very friendly and attentive. Good location near the Saugatuck riverfront. When weather is good we often head across the street to Saugatuck Sweets for some ice cream after dinner. Will keep coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The antipasti is the best! The service was outstanding!
The steamed lobster could have been better.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Seven of us sat down for dinner recently. I had visited this restaurant a few times before, where we always go for larger family special occasions. Seems like the menu had fewer items on yet still enough to choose from. They had a ton of seafood specials the particular night we visited. I had the filet regardless as I felt like meat that night. It was delicious! Med Well melted in my mouth.. The only one negative was the size of the meat and cheese platter appetizer. The portions, especially the cheese have gotten noticeably smaller since my last visit. We asked the waitress about it, and she brought us a few more pieces of cheese for free. Overall, still a great place to meet and gather with family and friends, and the food is still great tasting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Food was very good and service excellent. I had the lobster roll and wanted to switch French fries for vegetables, no problem. Roll had plenty of nice big lobster pieces. The waitress checked on our table often and was very efficient .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The food is delicious and plentiful. The servers and staff had great recommendations. The service was excellent and ambiance perfect. Nobody rushed us. Loved it! Salmon made simply with olive oil is to die for!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We dined here twice in the last 2 weeks and enjoyed it both times. Rizzuto's is a nice place with good food, great service, all at a fair price. Just go!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

They seemed short handed. Restaurant not full but service slow. Might try again. The food was good.

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