Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

4.7
901 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport, CT offers large socially distant outdoor dining in private cabanas and igloos. The restaurant combines a warm urban environment and genuine hospitality with market fresh fish, it's seasonal Lobster Shack lobster rolls, a raw bar, 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 901 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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Fishtoo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food server was so accommodating. The table by the fireplace priceless. Food extraordinary.
What a nice dining experience!

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. We're there almost ever yweek.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Great place.

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

King lobster roll was to die for!! Also meatball appetizer was amazing

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always I recommend you get the fish specials. They are unbelievable. I had the Sword Fish this week and it was good.

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vipDebraL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the server was exceptional!

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the Fish Specials. I had the Halibut and my wife the Sword Fish and we were both pleased. Finished off with the flourless chocolate cake and it too was delightful

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em123
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Birthday East upstairs or
Reserve an igloo or cabana in the rain

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vipSOSTricia
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We sat outside in a "cabana" for COVID protection & it was a cool, windy evening. Despite that, our server was cheerful & food arrived hot. They're doing a great job in extenuating circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Clams casino were amazing.

BC
BrianC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience! Nice server and everything was delicious

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alysen, as always delivers excellent service. We feel very fortunate to have Rizzuto's in Westport.

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SantiagoR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Asked to leave before we were finished, calamari chewy and did not have red cherry peppers green peppers not spicy. The Lobster Roll was excellent. Oysters we’re gritty not cleaned well.

KM
KristinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice new floors. Great food

BC
BobC99
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfied when dining here. There is always something on the menu of interest. Staff is friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

DB
DeeB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love! Our go to!

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alyson makes the best Dark and Stormies. My wife gets one every time we visit.

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BubblesB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

food was awful and service stunk!
over priced for the quality of the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside in one of the private tents. This was our first outing since October. Everyone felt very safe and al covid protocol were followed. The clams casino were delicious and so was the halibut special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice! The igloos are the way to go if you’re looking for a unique experience. The waitstaff are friendly and so accommodating. The food is good, the drinks even better.

BB
BamBamBob
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

No one does covid-compliant outdoor dining better than Rizzuto’s. We dined in one of their cute Cabanas, essentially a tent with one open side. Outside of a couple of snafus (an overhead light and a propane heater that keeps going out,) the logistics of winter outdoor dining were executed well. Pictured here is one of their Uber-cool Igloos. They are closed structures with a zip up door for server access. Each has lights and a couple of heaters. We’ll be back with a few more people to try one out. It’s a tough time for restauranteurs, kudos to Bill and the team for going above and beyond to not only survive, buT thrive, all why providing diners with a special experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we were celebrating a birthday. The food was amazing and Teresa was awesome!!! We will definitely be back!! Thanks again!!

Frank and Ivonne

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrea (Andy) was a Ray of Sunshine on a dreary day. We got the lobster rolls and were impressed not only with the taste but with the amount of lobster. I recommend them.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and great menu for the whole family (even the little picky eaters)!

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Samvac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat inside and the tables were well spaced and the food was delicious. I felt very COVID safe.

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CB10019
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Updated review as owner was gracious enough to follow up on a few mis-steps we had on our visit. Overall good food, nice atmosphere and a dedicated owner.

CG
vipCorneliaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our tent was great. We had to wait a while (20 minutes( but we grabbed a drink and stood near the fire pit. The tent was perfect. Just us. It was quieter than when we used to eat inside. The heaters kept up warm and the food was perfect. Just as good as always!!!

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Jackie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rizzutos is always good value, I enjoy the food and the service is good.

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PatriciaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best, freshest seafood, period. Long-time customers who can’t wait for the return to normal dining.

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LeeMc
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day Specials are amazing and they have GF options! Eat in the cabana's, clean and so much fun! Loved the fire pits and the heaters warmed us up. Servers were amazing friendly. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Love the calamari, chicken parm, penne vodka and pizza. Fresh seafood is always great, too. Cold local beers on tap, great wine selection, clean environment and super friendly and accommodating staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday outdoor dining. Waitress was attentive and kind. Great night!

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite restaurant and glad to have such a welcoming and professional wait staff. They, and the owner, made dining outside in February in the Pandemic, something to look forward to.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service was wonderful. The outdoor dining is great.

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FrankF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Items on the specials menu where not available and Manager offered no apology or offered anything to soothe our annoyance.
No cappuccino in an Italian restaurant? Absurd
Seafood and linguine was sub par
Service from a very sweet and personable waitress was pleasant but there was no pouring of wine after the initial service and no refills of water glasses.
Deserts were adequate, but certainly, no up to par with most good restaurants.
Ambience was Spartan and uninspiring.
We will not be returning.
We will not

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Resturant was freezing cold, and pizza came out burnt. Bottom of pizza was coal black and could not eat it.

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport
Responded on February 22, 2021

Good afternoon. Thank you for taking the time to let me know about your experience. I am so sorry about the heat and the pizza. It was a challenging night with the heat breaking at exactly 5 pm. Making matters worse, our maintenance company did not arrive until the next morning. I am also sorry about the burnt pizza - not at all our typical quality. We strive for 5 stars, and I am so sorry we missed that mark. I know your next visit will be on par with our usual standards! Bill R

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at Rizzuto’s! Our waitress, Andrea, was incredible, once again, we absolutely her!!! Mussels, oysters, gluten free pizza, the burger, all of it, delicious!!! Thank you! A very special place!

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vipBrian
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Cold. Heating problems.

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport
Responded on February 20, 2021

Hi Brian, I am so sorry about the heat the night you dined with us. It did malfunction and was quickly repaired the next morning. I hope we can serve you again soon, in a warm dining room by the fire! Please let me know before your next visit so I may personally look after you. Thank you! Bill R

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vipPRPJR
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend that you always order one of the fish specials. They are always terrific.

FAQs

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport 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 901 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.