Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Fish and Chips
ale batter-dipped haddock, shoestring fries, house-made slaw, classic tartar sauce
cheese pie with tomato sauce, mozzarella
Our Famous Lobster Roll*
warm CT style with melted butter or chilled Maine style lobster salad atop Boston lettuce on a butter-toasted brioche bun, served with fries, slaw and pickle
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
I had the hamburger, it's the best in Westport. Try it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The outside dining area is spacious and tables are set far apart. Our server was friendly and responsive, and the food was tasty.
Fatima was a wonderful server. I had the 3 cheese ravioli with bolognese sauce and I highly recommend it.
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.
Fantastic food and very friendly service. Highly recommended!
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.
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.
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!
.Dinner was outstanding. A bit pricey but definitely worth it.
Always a great spot— food is tasty, outdoor accommodations were amazing and our server was fantastic!
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
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.
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.
Great service. Food was good
As always I highly recommend choosing one of the fish specials. I had Lobster Fra Diavolo and it was tremendous.
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.
Great spot. Nice menu, fun cocktails, delicious food.
I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was fantastic. Always get the dinner fish specials.
Jonathan was a great waiter, but we enjoyed interacting with Andy and Alyson too. It's our favorite restaurant.
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.
Service was great but food was not as good as the last time I was there in October 2020
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.
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.
Everything was wonderful.
The waitress Theresa took very good care of us and was very prompt with anything we needed .
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.
I had the 3 cheese ravioli with bolognese sauce and it was fantastic.
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.
They did not reserve the type of table we requested in our reservation, very disappointing.
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!
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 :)
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.
Excellent meal, friendly, attentive service, loved the cabana, felt safe from Covid.
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!
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Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport is rated 4.6 stars by 956 OpenTable diners.
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