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Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

4.3
573 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(203) 221-1002
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Private dining events are available for up to 150 guests.
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Private party contact
Sharon Winkler, General Manager: (203) 221-1002
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bridge Street
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Entertainment
Rizzuto's bar was voted Best of the Gold Coast for it's happy hour.
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet, featuring smoked salmon, garden-fresh salads, artisan and locally made charcuterie, antipasti, sliced fresh fruit, brunch bakeries and dessert. Your entree is prepared to order and chosen from a brunch menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 573 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.1
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3.9
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our family had a delicious meal next to a cozy fire with great service! We’ll be back soon!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Service was very slow and the restaurant was not even full. The bus boy who brought the bread spilled a full glass of water all over my suede purse (& inside of it) & on our daughter’s boyfriends pants. We were cleaning it up ourselves before someone came over to help. No apologies given. The only comment was “it’s just water’. It took 50 min. To get our apps and 1 hour 10 min total to get our dinners. We never saw the waitress again until we flagged her down for the check. After the spill they did not even offer to comp us a drink... nothing. After that experience and the lackluster food (once it did come), we definitely won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Lovely restaurant with great service and very good food.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Rizzutos never disappoints! It is always good. I've been going for years and I don't think I've ever had a bad meal.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Another great meal - the Filet Mignon was so delicious it melted in my mouth.. Very Delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Bill everything is always great!

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Mondays are only nights we go - otherwise wine pricing terrible. 1/2 priced wines are a wonderful offering - instead of the miniscule pour by the glass. Food is generally good. My eggplant parm was terrible - and can't figure out why it is served with spaghetti.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food every time!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was my husband’s birthday and I asked in our reservation if they could do something for him (like a song or a dessert). I also asked the waiter when we got there. They did nothing at all because we didn’t order dessert. So much for asking in advance and them assuming we no longer wanted to do anything.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Great time!

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Delicious food, great staff, comfortable atmosphere..

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2017

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

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