Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

4.6
985 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport, CT offers expansive socially distant outdoor dining in private cabanas 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
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 985 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant week menu!

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vipLindaG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tents were so pretty and created a great atmosphere. The food as delicious and service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, never disappoints!

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fatima was a great waitress. I had the Fluke. I don't ordinarily eat Flounder but I trust Rizzuto's so I ordered it and I highly recommend it.

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PastaLover
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and had a great time. Lighting could have been better but overall everything was great.

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MarkF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice dinner. Wonderful options for outdoor dining.

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MarkY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great family dinner, food was excellent. They were out of one dinner and gave a good recommendation as an alternative.

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TonyA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The oysters were great with a big selection. They offer indoor, outdoor an outdoor private cabanas for diners. Great bar menu with excellent Sangria. Menu had some interesting choices; I had the Paul Newman Pork Chop that was extra thick an cooked just the way I wanted it, my wife had the pasta which offered a variety of sauces, pasta including home made ravioli, vegetables, meat. She had the homemade ravioli which was delicious. Service was excellent and we are looking forward to returning.

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Red Snapper special. It is new to the menu and it is terrific. The balance of flavors is outstanding and the capers provide an interesting taste. As always get the fish special when you dine in the evening. Andi was as always a wonderful server.

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LisaPRJ
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm so happy Open Table recommended this restaurant to us--what a find!
We were returning home from the Norwalk boat show and needed to eat. Rizzuto's popped up right off of the highway. Fortunately I requested outdoor seating. They have the most adorable little, private cabanas set up for each party with lighting and firepits. My only regret is that we didn't get here later to take advantage of the lighting ambiance which I'm sure is lovely. Food, drink and service was really good. I'd highly recommend and come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful space, and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on the patio today was fantastic! Our lobster rolls and salads were to die for. Our server was outstanding. Looking forward to dining again!

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Andy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Probably the worst salad i have ever had in my life - a packet of arugula drenched in extremely sour dressing, 3 slices of green apple and costco cherry tomatoes topped with a chicken breast so dry my shoe soles are softer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, atmosphere and waitress were awesome! Easy to make a reservation too.

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a great choice! Everyone enjoyed their meal and the cocktails were delicious too! The crab cakes were particularly good! We sat in an outside tent/cabana. Definitely plan to go again.

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vipFreddaG
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor eating experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed a family dinner on the patio. Teresa was our server, and very friendly and attentive! Seafood and pasta were fresh and tasty. Food came quickly and staff was friendly.

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RobB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve enjoyed Rizzuto’s for many years and highly recommend! The food and drinks are excellent and they always have awesome service!! One of my favorite places to eat in Connecticut!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was spectacular as always! Highly recommend the clams casino and shrimp ceviche specials!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and the service was stellar.

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vipLoveFood
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor tents was a great solution for COVID protection.

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Ladygirl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful - the food, service and the atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us and we all had an great time and the food was excellent. We sat outside as the weather was glorious and it was just perfect !! We ordered the halibut special, fig barbecue chicken pizza, summer vegetable salad and fish & chips - everything was excellent. We all highly recommend going if you haven’t tried this place yet. Our server Lindsay, was super friendly & very efficient - thank you !!!

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vipDiningKing
London
42 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server Andrea, was the best. Polite, informative, funny and personable. She made the whole experience.

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NatisM28
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was absolutely amazing! The service was outstanding and the food top notch! We went for my mom's 70th birthday and she was so happy with everything! I definitely recommend!!! ❤

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KARENB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. The room was so comfortable, the food was absolutely delicious. Our waitress was just wonderful. Looking forward to another great meal with you in the future. What a great place!

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andi waited on us and as always made the evening very special. We each enjoyed one of the specials, halibut for me and scallops for my wife. We finished dinner with a tasty Summer Berry Buckle.

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JoeE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went in for a dinner with my son before he goes off to college and we couldn’t have been more impressed with the place! The hostesses were quick to help us and seat us where we wanted, the service was fantastic, the patio was so gorgeous with the string lights and the view of the bridge in Saugatuck, and the food was just out of this world. The best fish and chips I’ve ever had. Don’t forget the dessert, which was life changing. We will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came in for a Sunday night dinner date and let me just say WOW. Food, service, atmosphere, drinks, everything was fantastic. The patio was incredible, lush with flowers and greenery, breezy, cafe lights strung overhead. The parking lot with the cabanas was gorgeous, lanterns in every tent with fairy lights, and palm trees scattered sagaciously throughout. It was seriously an incredible experience for the two of us. I would highly recommend dining with rizzutos, they have done an amazing job providing a safe and stunning environment for all to enjoy.

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PatriciaA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outstanding Service and Food. They created outside seating in the parking lot for service during the Covid. We enjoyed a great leisurely lunch outside under the tent despite a light rain. (We did not get wet!). Our waiter was outstanding. It can be loud at times with traffic going by it did not detract from our experience.

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Westport restaurant.

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JohnS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food range and preparation. Service a little slow. Parking difficult. Great people watching though.

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vipLinda
Baltimore
91 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

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MichellynP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Our server was amazing. Food was good, a bit pricey for what the meal came with however everyone was delicious! Loves the outside seating! Would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious. Food was excellent and came out fast, server was very friendly and helpful, great decor and vibe! Can’t wait for next time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Props to Rizzutos for creating the most amazing outdoor dining ambience in Westport! Our appetizers and entrees were all exceptional. We shared steamers, and then I had the halibut special and my husband ordered the scallops. Both were to die for. Service was top notch and professional. Thank you!

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viploisk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Friend in from out of town. Love the private tent as you get an intimate dining experience - quiet and you’re outside so you feel Covid safe. Halibut very good, burger and salmon good.
The Only issue we had was that our out of town guests oyster appetizer was extremely delayed 10-15 minutes after everyone elses appetizer arrived. We checked on it twice ‘it’s coming right up’

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was lovely, and gluten free pizza was prob the best I’ve had. Outdoor dining decor could be a bit more elevated.

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roccof
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with my family! Fresh and super delish food! Our Server was friendly, courteous, OUTSTANDING!!!! We'll be back! :)

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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 4.6 stars by 985 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.