Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

4.6
956 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 956 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
b
bmulch
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seafood!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing in particular stands out.
The food and service were both very good
Oysters weren’t the beat but it’s July so not their fault
I would recommend and will definitely go back. We sat in the dining room, next time I would try outdoor seating, it looked nice

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the hamburger, it's the best in Westport. Try it.

LK
LaurelK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant and good food. The service was exceptional with just the right amount of attention and the servers had nice personalities. The ambience inside is great and they have done a really nice job accommodating the need for social distancing with cabanas outside in the parking lot.

DS
DianaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary and are so glad we came here! Jonathan, our server, made recommendations that were all excellent choices. The steamers, lobster roll and scallops were cooked perfectly and sitting in the cabana area was very nice. Overall, a great experience.

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Andy's energy. She's a dynamic force for good will. We sat on the patio, had crab cakes and left very satisfied. They're the best crab cakes I've ever had and I lived for many years in Maryland.

AB
vipAlisonB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice meal outdoors under a tent. Excellent waitstaff. Food was above average and we all appreciated the entree salad offerings on the menu as well as the vegetarian options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside dining area is spacious and tables are set far apart. Our server was friendly and responsive, and the food was tasty.

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fatima was a wonderful server. I had the 3 cheese ravioli with bolognese sauce and I highly recommend it.

JS
JoanS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely lunch yesterday on July 4 at Rizzutos in Westport. We meet friends here as a halfway point. This was our second visit. Service was excellent, food was delicious and we had a relaxing lunch. Would definitely recommend.

O
vipOliver
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very friendly service. Highly recommended!

S
Smartchik
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was FABULOUS!! I don't know her name but she was a very good server, charming and competent. Our drinks were excellent, especially the Pear Vodka drink, yum. Great appetizers and the entrees were also excellent. Can't wait to go back.

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed having Jonathan serve us. We have lunch most Sundays at Rizzutos. It's a good place to wind down for me and is an important part of our after church Sunday ritual.

DJ
vipDJLM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rizzuto's has always been a favorite for family dinners. We can count on quality food - amazing salmon, great chicken parmigiana and simply the best lobster roll in Fairfield county! Last night, the quality of service surpassed the excellent food. Teresa was very attentive, professional and friendly and made our night out extra special!

L
Ladygirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

.Dinner was outstanding. A bit pricey but definitely worth it.

f
vipfoodie28
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot— food is tasty, outdoor accommodations were amazing and our server was fantastic!

DP
DinaP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

They lost our order
Their system was down and forgot about us
Offered dessert before serving us food
Table next to us arrived after us but finished eating before we even got our food
Ultimately got our food for free but by then we packed it up to go and tossed it at home

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Fathers day

LG
LukeG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience dining outdoors even though it rained part of the time - the table was covered by a tent that had side flaps, so we were fine (though we felt bad for the servers for sure). The food was excellent; we had shared appetizers that were all excellent (the stuffed garlic bread, burrata, crab cake, antipasti) and for entrees we all went for one or another of their seafood specials - lobster, sea bass, all great. The servers seem to all be wonderful - friendly and efficient. Highly recommend. Lowered marks for the ambience just because it is a repurposed parking lot, but they have made the best of it - previously dined outdoors there in cooler weather and the individual space heaters kept us very comfortable. Oh yeah we also love the specialty cocktails.

f
frankk
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome rainy night meal. Ate at the hightop in the bar. The service was A+ and we could not have been happier. Large cold drinks, crisp crust pizzas, and pastas to die for. Thank you.

j
vipjlminv
New York Area
210 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Food was good

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always I highly recommend choosing one of the fish specials. I had Lobster Fra Diavolo and it was tremendous.

AG
AudreyG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful meal with great service. They are known to have the best lobster rolls in CT and they did not disappoint! Outdoor tent seating in the parking lot makes for a cute ambiance. Really enjoyed it and would definitely return.

S
Striper
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Nice menu, fun cocktails, delicious food.

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was fantastic. Always get the dinner fish specials.

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was a great waiter, but we enjoyed interacting with Andy and Alyson too. It's our favorite restaurant.

DS
DanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good as well as the service. We did not have to wait long to be waited on or for the food to arrive. The portions were enough.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great but food was not as good as the last time I was there in October 2020

EW
vipEdwardW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great location, food and service. Our server Alexandra was incredible.

The issue is that we had booked an outdoor seating, and we were seated in the farthest possible tent under the blazing hot sun in 95 degree temperature, when EVERY OTHER TABLE except one in the outdoor area was empty.

The hostess could not care less when we asked to be reseated, but the wait staff were prompt in recognizing the situation and finding a solution.

The owner was very responsive to the issue and committed to directly look into the matter. This level of responsiveness, when combined with the excellent food and ambiance once seated inside, will make us revisit the place.

Hopefully the next experience is 5-star across the board.

AA
vipAmyintheAtl
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was so slow and there were only 4 tables occupied. Food was good. Not great. But the kitchen has no sense of urgency in getting food out to the customers.

DH
DouglasH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful.
The waitress Theresa took very good care of us and was very prompt with anything we needed .
Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great evening - thank you ! Theresa looked after us and did an amazing job of making us feel so welcome. The food was delicious and we look forward to returning soon.

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the 3 cheese ravioli with bolognese sauce and it was fantastic.

JC
vipJohnCindyFitz
35 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

With outdoor dining, service is more challenging, but when you have to go inside yourself to request things - twice - then it’s clearly inadequate or untrained staff. And of six dinners, three were served - then others had to wait several (more then 3) for theirs. Out of an ingredient in a salad, unacknowledged when served, and waiter had to check why - kitchen was out, unbeknownst to server. Food was OK. Two comp BD desserts were appreciated.
A favorite for our family, but a poor showing last evening.

RT
RoseT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They did not reserve the type of table we requested in our reservation, very disappointing.

J
Judy
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff (especially Amanda) were very hospitable and engaging despite the cold, rain. They represented the restaurant very positively and made our experience very enjoyable. HIGHLY recommend to others thinking about dining here. Others in our party said they would definitely come back. Kudos to management!

CF
ChristinaF
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Everything served was very fresh. Pleasant laid back atmosphere, service very prompt.
You forget that you are in a converted parking lot with lots of space around and your own tent lit at night :)

PS
PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rizzuto's continues to be a fine dining place both indoors and outdoors. The menu is quite varied, the food is always delicious, and the service is excellent.

LM
LoriM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, friendly, attentive service, loved the cabana, felt safe from Covid.

LI
LISAJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Loved the cabana set up, great service and food was delicious!
Shared a seafood feast with a friend: oysters, crab cake, clam chowder and lobster roll, and it was all delicious!

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 4.6 stars by 956 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.