Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

4.7
1037 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport, CT offers expansive socially distant outdoor dining in private igloos as well as indoor dining that remains amply spaced out even after the lifting of restrictions. The restaurant combines a warm urban environment and genuine hospitality with market-fresh fish, it's Lobster Shack lobster rolls that were recently voted Westport's best, our signature crab cake, a raw bar, prime steaks, 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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 1037 people are saying
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Foodie54
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We met family midway in Westport for a delightful cozy meal in warm igloo. Just perfect! We shall do this again, soon.

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JohnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor (Igloo) Service was excellent but unusual. They try to provide a COVID-safe setting, so the waiter serves while maintaining a safe distance. It works. It is a fabulously intimate and private setting. Food was excellent. Only disappointment… They ran out of their specials early.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun eating in the igloo! The food was excellent and so was the service. We could have possibly used one more heater, but I think thats because it was exceptionally cold and snowing. But having birthday dinner in an igloo was super fun and food was delicious.

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Maggie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great place to eat but especially during these tough times. I had reserved an igloo and it was magical.

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LisaS
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch - great service, food and atmosphere - beautiful fireplace

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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clairec
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Ambience, service, food quality. And super celiac friendly!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our Friday night place to go! Good food good people good surroundings good vibes

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laurw
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience with the outdoor igloo. The staff was really friendly, food was prompt and good. Would definitely do again- the igloo was a lot of fun, made it feel like we were away somewhere!

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sdb233
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The igloo was surprisingly warm and cozy - would definitely recommend. Just remember to be ready to order right away b/c 90 minutes goes by quickly when you're having fun!

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vipmtsmithinnyc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great way to have a covid-safe dining experience in outside igloo!

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NancyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Igloo dining was delightful. It was clean, warm, and we’ll illuminated.

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MeganH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great, very COVID safe family dining experience in one of the exterior igloos! Warm and toast, yummy food and outstanding service.

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Valerie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely delicious dinner inside by fireplace. Good distance between tables. Service and food was wonderful. Next time we will try an outside igloo!

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IlonaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the igloos

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Food and service great as always, Estevao is the best!! Our favorite restaurant, will be back again soon.

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BethC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Igloos are super fun! Nice and warm, private - great for Covid safe dining!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had so much fun in the igloo!

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DougL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great alternative to eating outdoors! ( the igloo seating)
Service was great

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Jonathon
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. Salmon was superb and cooked perfectly. Whipped cauliflower was delicious. Martini was a generous pour.

One major disappointment was the bruschetta, which was served cold on bread that was not grilled or toasted. The toppings were skimpy and looked and tasted like they were made hours ago. I should have sent it back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food! Wonderful environment and a great way to celebrate the New Year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent.
Food was good, but great. The vegetable bowl seemed dry and the Brussels and beets undercooked. Drinks were good and great kids menu.

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. Igloos were brilliant and gave you both comfort from covid and privacy for a family event.

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PherozaP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner in igloo! The igloos are just gorgeous and very warm! We had a family dinner with grandparents and 8 year old kids and all of us were very comfortable and ate while dressed in single layer. Staff was great, food was good. Very nice and safe experience!

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KimP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. The food was consistently very good. We love the igloo setting.

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wiltonmom2014
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our kids and grandkids for dinner in the igloo. Exceptional service, everyone enjoyed their meals, and the ambiance of igloo was great! Highly recommend

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vipJeffF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Christmas Eve with family

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JordanY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious meal in an igloo! Was cozy and warm and our waitress was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

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Patricia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a really nice dinner. The only thing that wasn't good was that the hostess put a piece of paper on our table indicating our "checkout time." This is incredibly rude. We tossed it on the floor and ate our dinner in our own time.

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport
Responded on December 23, 2021

Patricia, 1.5 hours is allotted for each igloo reservation, as stated on OpenTable. We gently remind our guests of the allotted time, leaving a courtesy card on the table noting their checkout so everyone can enjoy their igloo. The guests before you received a courtesy card so your igloo would be ready for you. This is our second igloo season and not one guest has ever felt it rude nor disregarded our policy. I am sorry you felt offended, and hope we can serve you again soon. Bill Rizzuto

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vipeiland13
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Menu, great staff. Very attentive but not annoying.
Good wine selection.

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vipStriper
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, delicious food, friendly service.

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vipUniversalgirl
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat near the fireplace in the room behind the bar. The service was very attentive. The drinks were perfect( and I’m super picky!). The Caesar salad could use improving. I don’t think Caesar salad has tomatoes in it. The swordfish was delicious. I love the igloos outside and will be back with friends to try one out!

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Meltini
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a very nice dinner. The food was good, and the igloos were fun. They made everything feel cozy. The server was very nice and attentive, and the food came out quickly. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Mea818
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us had dinner the food was great. We decided to try the igloo outside. It was very nice ! However, there is an hour and a half time limit and it felt rushed because we were waiting a lot for the food and drinks to be served. Brought the check without asking if we wanted dessert and when we ordered dessert the waitress seemed annoyed. And we were not over the time limit. We were told that there is a high demand for the igloos but still.........

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KimP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good. Loved the outdoor igloo - quiet, private and cozy.

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RachelS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here for drinks, oysters and split apps with a friend. The holiday season is the perfect time to go with the heated igloos outside for your own little social bubble. Such a cool experience!

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fatima is a wonderful server

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was such a great night out! The Igloos were beautiful and food was yummy

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Jackie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner at Rizzuto's yesterday with a friend. I had reserved one of the Igloos, which was perfect, they are heated and private. Our server was attentive and prompt. We love the crab cakes, they are full of crab meat with none of the usual breadcrumb fillers.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport using the Order Online button. Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 221-1002.

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport is rated 4.7 stars by 1037 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.