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About Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport, CT combines a warm urban environment and genuine hospitality with market fresh fish, a raw bar, steaks and chops, 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.

540 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT 06880
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday
Lunch – 11:30am until 4:00pm
Dinner – 4:00pm until 9:00pm

Wednesday - Thursday
Lunch – 11:30am until 4:00pm
Dinner – 4:00pm until 9:30pm

Friday – Saturday
Lunch – 11:30am until 4:00pm
Dinner – 4:00pm until 10:00pm

Sunday
Brunch 10:00am until 4:00pm
Lunch 10:00am until 4:00pm
Dinner 4:00pm until 9:00pm

HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Friday 3-6pm. Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

Cross Street:
Bridge Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 221-1002

Website:
http://www.rizzutos.com/

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

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 Sharon Winkler at 203-221-1002 or sharon@rizzutos.com.

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining events are available for up to 150 guests.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Fun (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great food every time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Pappardelle bolognese was very good which is my number one favorite there. Chicken parm was a large piece but kind of tuff. Asked to share a small salad with my wife , but was given large salad to share and was charged for it-was too much salad for 2. Service was so /so. My coffee when it arrived, the cup was ice cold , so that the coffee was luke warm. We had to ask for cheese when our food arrived. Overall ok, but should be better. It is ok, but no great desire to go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Celebrated our daughter's birthday and had a wonderful time. Service and food were very good and not noisy at all as it was Super Bowl Sunday so regulars may have been home watching the game. We were here also for Father's Day last year and were glad to return. We will be back again and recommend this restaurant to all.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Seasonal, Fun, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was nice. Good vibe. Cocktails were well done and the food and service were great! Will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything about this place was incredible! All six of us just about licked our plates. Our server was friendly and on point with everything! Can not wait to eat at Rizzuto’s again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food always good and plentiful. Monday is the only day I go because $60 bottles of wine and less are 1/2 price. Ordering wine by the glass brings you wine with the poorest pour in the restaurant business.

Manager or personnel never at front desk. Waited 10 minutes for someone to seat me, and just seated myself. Observed same thing for other guests all night.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food is always good and Rizutto's is fun. I love sharing pizzas and salads at the bar, and the oysters were very good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful meal of Surf and Turf, it was delicious, the steak melted in your mouth was cooked perfectly..it was a wonderful New Year's Eve meal, as always.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a go to restaurant......comfortable seating especially with grandkids easy parking good service

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great dinner for Christmas eve with my date. I had nice big shrimp in the shrimp cocktail, great little green salad, delicious steamed mussels. My date had the feast of the 7 fishes frutti di mare salad (a Christmas eve special) and the roast chicken. Both were excellent. Nice wine list. We were seated by the fireplace which was lovely. It's a lively restaurant, not too intimate, not too big and noisy. I would definitely go back and recommend to others. The service was very pleasant and perfectly attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for dinner Xmas eve with 3 generations. Always something for everyone on the menu (miss the sausage broccoli rabe pasta though). Great waitress, lovely holiday decorations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed a great brunch at Rizzuto's on Sunday. The breakfast pizza is delicious! And there are many other breakfast and lunch choices, so everyone is sure to find something they like. Service was attentive and friendly and the "icing on the cake" was a fun visit by Santa!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Do NOT order any egg dishes at brunch. Every single one came out burnt.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had another great dinner, food was so delicious, staff was great and the Holiday Decorations were so beautiful, felt so warm and homey, great job..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Nice local restaurant. Something for everyone. Good vibe nice crowd. Food is average but works. Nice bar scene.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were there for Birthday celebration and the food was excellent. the staff was very attentive, great meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We went for an early dinner at 5:30 PM before going to a play. The empty dining room filled up and unfortunately our table was next to a table of not very well supervised kids making a lot of noise. The $20 prefix menu was excellent value. Entrees came out too fast from the kitchen, before soup and salads and we asked that our seafood and pasta dishes be remade verses sit under the heat lights for 20 minutes. Our server was nice but, not attentive. As more tables came in he had trouble checking back with us. Too fast and too slow is what I remember. Rizzuto's is hit and miss. We have had some great meals there even though it is not a great place. It does not make our favorites list but we will try it again.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

great food, great staff, we enjoy eating at this restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Bill the owner came by. Been going there for years 1st time I meet him. Great guy! Never had a bad meal there! Bill keep up the great work! Steve

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good family meal. We sat near the entrance and bar - would have been nicer maybe to sit near the main area and fire but we were told that seating was reserved. Good choices for adults and kids and food seemed pretty good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server, Alexandria, was outstanding ... Very professional, personable and attentive!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went with my mom, dad and aunt. It was a busy Saturday night. We had 7:30 reservations and were seated immediately. We ordered drinks and a dozen local Blue Point oysters from Norwalk/Westport and they were delicious. I ordered linguine with clams. My mom had the Connecticut lobster roll, which was served warm on a buttered toasted roll. She loved it. My aunt had eggplant parmesan. My dad ordered the appetizer of mussels. The seafood was fresh and all of the food was delicious. I tried the eggplant and it was crispy and tasty. The only complaint was the bread that was served was not fresh which is a sin in an Italian restaurant. The owner came over to the table to greet us after our meal, and he was a great guy, very personable, so we all left with smiles on our faces. Definitely recommend Rizzuto's.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great time!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great place. Terrific waiter. Excellent food. The bread placed on the table at the start was great. And that set the tone for the rest of the meal.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Really like this restaurant. Would be here 4x as much as I visit now - but wine pour is embarrassing, and wine mark-ups are huge.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was the second time we were there in a month. Incredibly disappointing this time and last. I ordered a Caesar salad which had zero taste, a pizza that was so spicy and terrible tasting that I didn't eat it. I broke out in a rash on my neck and my son's wedding is this Saturday!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great for business lunches. Seating well spaced between tables. Always excellent service

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere! I was able to get a reservation when I wanted it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Delicious food, great staff, comfortable atmosphere..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I have been here a few times, this time on early dinner on Thursday about 6pm! The parking lot was full, not one spot, I thought to myself they must be having a party and have closed the restaurant (but I had a reservation)? So I did get a spot as someone pulled out walked into the restaurant and it was empty!! Note to owners if you can keep your parking open to "your customers" I will never come agian

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

My husband and I came in for our anniversary. Everyone was very cordial and Angel our server was just great...loved him! He is knowledgeable and very personable. We had a nice bottle of wine and for appetizers, the calamari, fried oysters and clams....all were delicious! For my main entrée I had the cavatelli with pesto sauce and shrimp. It was very tasty as were my husbands crab cakes. We finished off splitting a chocolate truffle filled 'ring ding' with grenache and a cappacino... yummy! The only thing I think that I don't like about Rizzutos is the ambiance of the dining room. Yes, they have a lovely fireplace, which is nice but, we've been there a couple of times now and I was trying to figure out what it was that I didn't care for. And its that BIG window that looks right into the kitchen. It tends to make the dining room cold. Maybe they could soften the feel with some big plants or trees in front of it. Who wants to be dining and looking into a big stainless steel kitchen! Otherwise.....its a great place and a wonderful bar!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A very pleasant dining experience. The price fixed menu is a great bargain.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Very good for children and seafood. Great lobster rolls.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Good food and atmosphere

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

There are few places we enjoy more dining outdoors than Rizzuto's Westport. A great place on a summer evening to nosh on the meat and cheese plate accompanied by a cold white wine! The staff were very helpful in answering our questions. Love it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

As always food was great, staff was wonderful. this restaurant never disappoints..

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Salads excellent, Burger ordered medium came well-done. Tables far enough apart to be easy for business conversations.

Wine list significantly over-priced. I am in the business and the mark-ups are huge. Need greater selection at mid-priced range.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Always has fresh oysters and great wood fired pizzas.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

When we sat down for the "Fresh Seafood Prix Fixe" dinner at $20.17 per person we were informed that they were all sold out or the entrees for evening. By the time we asked is there were any substitutes they advised us that the entrees had arrived from a sister restaurant. We found that the appetizers and entrees were very delicious and worth while. However, we were not offered an accommodation for the overall delay. The dining room chairs had hardwood seats and very uncomfortable. The waitress Alexandra was extremely pleasant and apologized for the delay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great dinner again!! good service and food never had any problems, love this place.

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