Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is always very fresh and delicious, great portion size.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Risotto special was a big disappointment especially in light of server’s recommendation. Noticing the plate was virtually not eaten she insisted the dish was gratis and spoke to the chef about it - positives for the server. The place is hopping and this was the first negative experience with the food, which has otherwise been very solid though never superior.

AB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were at this restaurant on a Sunday evening. Although the server was attentive and the food was fine though nothing outstanding, the physical space was very cold inside.We asked to have the room temperature turned up as we were wearing our outdoor jackets. The party next to us also commented on the cold temperature of the restaurant. It was a very unpleasant experience. The server was apologetic, but we felt we wasted our money eating here in discomfort and definitely will not return.

M
Charlotte
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good family spot, consistent food & good service!

BC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a good value. Menu choices are good. Prices are fair for the area. Waitstaff is always attentive. Noise level is OK in dining area usually; not so much in the bar area where you can also dine. Never a disappointment here...

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area for parents weekend at a local college and I hadn’t made reservations anywhere. Went in open table, did a search, and this popped up. What a wonderful surprise! Food, service, and ambiance was delightful. Will definitely return next time we visit!

E
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s always a turnoff walking into a restaurant and smelling the cleaner used. Service was great, and food was good. Hoping for better as it’s right down the street and we would love a go-to, moderately priced, neighborhood spot.

A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the best service. It really made the evening excellent!

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd meal during Restaurant Week. We continue to be impressed.

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was glad to bring my sister-in-law to our favorite restaurant. She grew up in Brasil so it was especially nice to have Estevao as our waiter. She, he and my wife enjoyed talking with each other in Portuguese.

r
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service with s great selection of tasty food.

w
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met my HS friend for lunch - half way! She lives in RI, I am on LI. We had a wonderful and delicious reunion!

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood favorite

PM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Have been to Rizzuto’s many times. This time was a little disappointing. Two of the fish entrees were sold out and although our waitress was very nice she completely forgot our starter salad!

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We especially enjoy dining on the Patio. Portions are huge!

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to catch up after I've spent the morning as celebrant and preacher in an Episcopal Church.

Q
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I really like the ambiance of this place but sadly the food is very mediocre.

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Hamburgers in Westport. Our restaurant to catch up after my Sunday spent as a supply priest in a church outside of Westport.

AG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a pretty good restaurant and not that pricey compared to other places

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to enjoy Rizzuto's and think of it as our neighborhood restaurant. In the last several months we've dined there at least weekly. The specials are always must haves. The wait staff is attentive. Can't ask for more.

R
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

food & service always excellent. Noise too much in bar before happy hour ends. Wine list priced sky-high with few choices below $38 per bottle and those are out of stock.

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of a few restaurants that is consistently good. I am never disappointed. Kareen

T
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They have a really good selection on the menu, fun cocktails, and nice ambiance.

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the patio, perfect setting for Sunday Brunch.

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very mediocre, both meals were not prepared as we asked. Would not come back.

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lasagna was great and more than I should eat, but I did. Lindsey was nicely attentive to us. We'll be back on Sunday.

S
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

generally decent food with exceptionally good salads and hamburgers.
Particularly nice when the weather encourages eating outside

Y
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

My friends and I used to love coming here for business lunches. This last visit will be our last! It was dark in the dining room, the floors were sticky and way too many flies for an indoor dining room. Very disappointing. The food was bland and not worth the wait. The coffee was cold.
The only bright star was our server. Very pleasant and attentive.

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner on the Patio, perfect evening. Sword Fish with pickled onions and capers was perfect.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We had been there before and never disappointed.

AF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I had a great dinner at Rizzutto's last Saturday with her brother and his wife. We all enjoyed mussels, salads, swordfish, red snapper, red wine, dessert and coffee. The food, beverages and service were great, and we will return soon.

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Introduced a friend to Rizzuto's. He hadn't been to the site since it became Rizzuto's. He agreed with me that your hamburgers are the best in Westport. I urged him to come back with his wife at night and experience what you do with fish and your specials.

LC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Theresa, was excellent! She was very attentive and so nice to talk to! Food was excellent- another great dinner at Rizzuto’s!

PR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I usually rate you very high. However your hostess failed to note that we honored our reservation so I had to give feedback to Open Table to get it cleared up. I told her who I was and that I had a reservation so not sure why she failed to so note. I had the baked lobster and that was a mistake. My fault for not ordering steamed lobster. I will hereafter. My wife loved her scallops w/ lemon and olive oil. You seem to be turning over wait staff. I haven't had one I know for several weeks. I miss the ones who knew us.

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and great happy hour menu. Always a favorite

RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Had the lobster roll and it was fantastic. Great place to meet up with friends or bring the family. They have a nice food menu and drink menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Tape holding ceiling and floor together, knife on floor outside front door. Place is not well maintained physically, but server was awesome as was the food and happy hour.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've been here many times and find it to be consistent. My last visit was the same however- it was very hot in the restaurant. I know it was on the extreme outside but for my party of 6 it was rather uncomfortable.

MS
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We go to Rizzutos often but found this visit very disappointing. The service and the food not up to par!

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ordered off of the specials menu, and virtually everything on it was excellent. I think this is the way to go. Fantastic and accommodating service, and very nice cocktail selection. Casual in appearance, it's very comfortable but has the quality of a much, much fancier joint. Highly recommended.