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Enjoy private igloos when booking an outdoor table - Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport, Westport, CT

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

4.7
4.7
1271 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch & Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 221-1002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mariano Flores

  • Catering

    Rizzuto's is available for private and semi-private functions and may be reserved in full or in part for your gathering. Off-premise catering is also offered. For more information please email catering@rizzutos.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Indoor private dining events are available for up to 150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Sharon Winkler, General Manager: (203) 221-1002

  • Neighborhood

    Westport

  • Cross street

    Bridge Street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Rizzuto's bar was voted Best of the Gold Coast for it's happy hour.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LindaLou

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service was fast and attentive. Food was out of this world good. 👏🏻👍🏻. The ambiance was outside on patio. And though it’s technically in a parking lot your view is of the little bridge in Westport which I love so it worked for us. We definitely plan to return and I would definitely recommend to others.
  2. Kristi

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! Love the lobster roll
  3. PickyCustomer

    Naples

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was slow but understandable because we were only table outside. Lobster roll and scollops were delish, not abundant for the price but restaurant prices have all gone up. My daughter loved her pasta bolognese. She told our waitress it was her birthday and I sorta thought she might get something desserty with a candle but maybe that had to ordered in advance. Still it would have been a nice gesture and compensated for some of the waiting.
  4. JohnM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Food was delicious, from appetizers to dessert. Service was perfect. I have never had a bad meal at Rizzuto's. We'll be back again soon.
  5. MichaelH

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal where from appetizers to main dish are well prepared and delicious. The bar menu is top notch and so is the service. A very enjoyable family dinner!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, we had a fabulous dining experience at Rizuttos! The food is delicious and always perfectly cooked. Awesome drinks. And the service is always great- Estevao is the best!
  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at this restaurant is DELICIOUS!! I highly recommend anyone who likes good quality food in a nice setting to come here. Every dish that came out was amazing and the customer service was on point . Will definitely be returning for more !
  8. CTUser

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We booked this reservation for Mother’s Day. We were seated without incident and gave our order almost immediately. The waitstaff was polite, attentive and informative. But then it became clear the kitchen was overwhelmed and service became delayed. Our meals took two hours for three entrees. This was our first time to the restaurant - which had a nice ambiance and multiple options for seating, so I think this was just a holiday rush or maybe an overbooking issue and not indicative of their standard performance. The staff was clearly upset and tried to make up for the delays, but we didn’t hear from a manager until one came out to tell us that they had run out of an ingredient for one of our dishes and would we accept a change…but that was already after waiting for two hours.
  9. JustPlainJoe

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyable. Food was very good. Standard fare but made to one's specifications. Staff and owner were very attentive. It was very loud and energetic, which detracted a bit. Good value. Portions were enthusiastic and flavors were as they should be. Excellent sauces.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere. The food and service are top notch
  11. DavidK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a lovely Mother’s Day Brunch yesterday. We were seated promptly upon arrival in the dining area adjacent to the bar next to a large party with kids. We had 2 kids of our own so this table was fine with us and we enjoyed the sunlight on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Our server, Lindsay, was delightful and we enjoyed her very pleasant and friendly attitude throughout our meal. The drinks arrived promptly as did our meals with were ample portions, served hot, nicely presented and tasted great. We were told our table table was reserved at 1:45 on arrival and felt fortunate our 2 little ones were perfectly behaved during lunch so we were not tempted to try any desserts. We can highly recommend.
  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! Awesome for Mother’s Day! We enjoyed the atmosphere and our waitress was amazing.
  13. ekfcheung

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came most recently for Mother's Day. Brought the whole family and sat outside. Our service was excellent and timely, and the booths are nicely set up for family/group dining.
  14. Doug

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Simply put, We are coming back. We only had time for appetizers, and they were excellent. And you can never go wrong with Peroni’s on draft
  15. PavelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, flawless experience, brilliant setup - from the confirmation call the day of the reservation, to hostess' checkin process, the waitperson's perfect timing straddling that ineffable line between "too often" and "have we been abandoned"?, and last but not least - the quality and quantity of food. The cabanas and the feeling of privacy only enruihed the experience.
  16. KevinM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We sat outside in one of the cabanas. They are decorated nicely & the breeze felt great. Our service was impeccable
  17. follysmom

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Server was excellent. Food and drinks were ok, nothing special.
  18. AlbusD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rizzuto’s was amazing! Food, decor, and service were all outstanding. Our server Alexandra was the best!
  19. LouiseJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    portions were nice sized; drinks were well made and interesting
  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from the moment you are greeted is wonderful. Excellent food and excellent service
  21. KathieO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner. Our waitress was outstanding
  22. SamL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, excellent service, Nonesuch oysters were phenomenal.
  23. PRPJR

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought a daughter and two grandchildren with us. Ate in an Igloo. They loved the igloo, loved the food. As always I recommend the seafood specials.
  24. VIPfrmCT

    New York Area

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a party of four and enjoyed another very nice dinner. The food quality was very good and the service was exceptional. We are long time customers of Rizutto's and always enjoy the experience. The bar area is a nice experience but we enjoyed the main dining room on this trip. Excellent Clams, Calamari, Pizza, Salads and more. Recommended.
  25. JeffreyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were regulars when they had a sister location in Bethel, CT. We were sorry to see it closed permanently. Since then we moved to Manhattan. We have a dear friend in Norwalk that we get together with once a month in a different location in Connecticut. We decided on Rizzuto's in Westport this month and could be more pleased to be reaquainted with the food and service. In fact, Mr. Rizzuto stopped by our table just to say hello. This may well be our permanent meeting place from now on.
  26. WendyC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate a friend's birthday. Delicious food, a table in the light and bright atrium, and amazing service from our attentive and accommodating waitress. The prices are very reasonable for a Westport restaurant and they honored our Westport Country Playhouse ticket discount. Highly recommend!
  27. PRPJR

    New York Area

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had Andi for a waiter. Can't go wrong with her.
  28. PaigeM

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an awesome time here in one of the igloos outside. They’re heated and private so great for a family or group of friends to catch up. All of the food and drinks were outstanding and the service was awesome too- Alex was our server and she couldn’t have been more pleasant. Will definately be going back!
  29. AlisonB

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love dining in the private igloos. We were comfortable and the food and service was A+. Server and all waitstaff were very attentive
  30. NeilN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and as always the service was excellent.
  31. PaulaCNYC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    Rizzuto's is a go-to for our family and has been for many years. The Easter brunch options this year were excellent and everyone enjoyed the food.
  32. FrequentDiner

    New York Area

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Meatballs and lobster rolls were very good. Service was prompt and friendly. Chill vibes-would heartily recommend to others
  33. DN23

    Key West

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One member of our party had a small dog, so we requested one of the restaurant’s “igloos” and they delivered. We had a delightful meal, fantastic service, and fun ambiance
  34. kurts

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Reserved outdoor igloo. Great experience! Service and food were very good. Recommend
  35. LaurenM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, kids choices were fantastic, and we loved the igloo outdoor seating!
  36. SarahH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience eating in the heated igloo. Staff was wonderful and the versatile menu was great for our family.
  37. Patrizia

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Rizzuto’s. The food and service never disappoint.
  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in the outdoor igloo
  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and i were celebrating our 3 year anniversary at this restaurant. We had a great time. The food was excellent as always and the staff was very friendly. Andrea hands down was one of the best waitress I’ve had in a long time. We even had the great experience of meeting the owner himself. This has become one of my family’s favorite restaurants. We drive and hour and 15 mins just to dine at this establishment and whenever we visit Connecticut we will be sure to stop by Rizzuto’s
  40. JZee

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, attentive waitstaff and relaxing atmosphere. definitely recommend this dining experience. Will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 1271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

540 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bridge Street

  • Neighborhood

    Westport

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch & Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mariano Flores

  • Entertainment

    Rizzuto's bar was voted Best of the Gold Coast for it's happy hour.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 221-1002

  • Catering

    Rizzuto's is available for private and semi-private functions and may be reserved in full or in part for your gathering. Off-premise catering is also offered. For more information please email catering@rizzutos.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Indoor private dining events are available for up to 150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Sharon Winkler, General Manager: (203) 221-1002

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