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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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4.1

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Special Occasion (5)
Business Meals (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
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Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

A solid restaurant in Saugatuck. Something for everyone. Often forget it's no longer a pizza place but a great seafood dining option.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Excellent Mother's Day brunch creation - one of the few buffets I have ever enjoyed. Wonderful selections always kept fresh. Pricey.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was excellent, as always. Servers were very attentive throughout. Always a good experience!

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

Rizzutto's-Okay thar's all.

Used to be one of my fav places 3-5 years ago, but not now. Went back Sat. for first time in two years. Friendly service, same ambience but gorgonzola chopped salad weird (better whole or split olives than finely chopped) and my husband's chicken parm overbaked. My eggplant parm was pretty good. Good-sized portions.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food needs a lot of attention. Not true westport quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

A real treat to find such a terrific all-around place! It was a halfway meeting place for our party. A real delight in all aspects!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary dinner at Rizzuto's on Saturday evening. The food was delicious and the service (always) excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Eaten here a few times and always had a good meal. They are always busy so make a reservation. Service was slow on my last visit but it didn't matter because we weren't in any hurry.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Food great, service exceptional (the waiter allowed us a solid hour of talking before we ordered), ambiance warm and not crowded (Wednesday night). Been there a number of times.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We used to be regulars here but the service has gone way, way downhill. Our waitress told us that our food would be "right out" and we still did not have it 25 minutes later. No apology. Then after it did come she did not return until we were all done. Very disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Food was good but came out cold....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Never disappoints. Great place to provide pizza (and alternatives) for kids and an adult beverage for the older folks.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We love this restaurant! This is the only seafood/pizza/Italian place we've found that consistently delivers stellar food and service. We've been coming here for years and the food is always good. It's also a great place to bring the kids or for date night. One of the true assets they have here is the server Aleksandra. She is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. To have someone so knowledgeable, so efficient and just incredibly nice is a rarity. Most restaurants are hit or miss but I never have to worry about Rizutto's which is why this is our first choice no matter what the occasion. This is also the only place where I get to drink my favorite desert, the toasted almond is to die for. I'm gushing but they deserve it.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Have been to Rizzutos multiple times with family over past months. Food usually of good standard. Service consistently ok. Limited differentiation v wide range of alternatives/competition in area. What really hurts Rizzutos is the cost - while menu prices don't seem overly excessive on an individual basis, we have routinely been surprised when we receive the bill. There is a lot of add-ons and extra costs applied for any level of special request (that no other restaurant applies) which dramatically increases the bill.

We dine out regularly in the area, oftentimes with 2 families (8ppl) - we order fairly consistently so can compare easily between visits/restaurants. An average of $70 a head for dinner (few cocktails, no wine) at a place like this is excessive - there are plenty of other choices in immediate area which offer same/better food at much better value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We've been here with the family a few times and always enjoy it. Good food and good service. Also has GF options, important for us. Great pizza options, apps and mains. Good beer choices as well.

Of note: we had a family meal together recently and left our "leftovers" at the table as we were leaving. When we remembered and went back, they had already been disposed of. Not a big deal / we were the one's that forgot them.

The restaurant asst manager went out of his way to call me and email later that evening to offer us a gift certificate for our trouble. Entirely unnecessary but shows what attention they pay to customer service here.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Usually love this restaurant and have gone many times because the food and service have always been consistently good. Even had my daughter's baby shower here and still receive compliments on the food served that day! Although the service was still great this last time, some of the food was already cold when brought to our table and a few of our dishes were almost inedible. I was very disappointed, especially since we were celebrating a family birthday. I am hoping it was just an off day and will give it another chance in the future before taking this restaurant out of our regular dining rotation! Except for this last experience, I would normally recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Decided to go out to Rizzuto's at the last minute and was pleasantly surprised. Winter Burrata was creamy; Chopped salad was fresh. Baked scallops - special was light and delicious, 6 plump scallops. Pappardelle bolognese was filling; cavatelli pesto was just enough. Topped off with Cappuchinos and delightful attentive service. Thanks for the nice night !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Best service I have had in a long time. Excellent food, great ambiance.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Restaurant was not busy, hence it was quiet and one could talk without shouting. This is not the case on weekends. Although a little pricey, the eggplant parmigian was exceptionally good and the Road 2 Ruin IPA was a rare treat. Service was also premium. The parking lot, however, was strangely very full. All-in-all, it was a topnotch dining experience

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Great lunch location for business.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Long a family favorite, we find the food to be consistently good and the prices fair (for Fairfield County, at least). Will say that service has been noticeably worsening over the last year or so, and there are a few servers on staff who are pretty poor and unfortunately we're seeing those servers take more shifts. That was not the case tonight as we had a friendly and prompt server whom we'd be happy to have as our server again.

On a cocktail menu that's generally pretty pricey, highly recommend you look toward the pitcher deals, as they're uncommonly good values comparatively.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Had another great meal last night.. you never disappoint..wonderful service and food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good food, although small portions. Second time I've been there for Valentines Day, and both times they sat us near the patio doors. It's freezing, both times we were paying attention more to being cold than our Valentines date. I wouldn't go back again for special occasions knowing they always sit people in the cold, when they are trying to be romantic.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Lobster and filet, and chicken parmesan both excellent. Pesto pasta with chicken was inedible as chicken was disgusting - it had to be old. How hard is it to make it fresh?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

First time visit. Went for Valentine's Day. Excellent service and food. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner there! Chris is an awesome waiter!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I've been to Rizutto's for casual weeknight dinners, Mother's Day brunch, birthdays, Valentines Day weekend, and date night. I've always had a positive experience there, even during the busiest of times. The food is outstanding, the waitstaff is knowledgeable and provides great recommendations based on taste, the mixed drinks are delicious, they have a great wine selection, and management is on point. The courses were spaced out just right and each meal was fresh and hot. I've never felt rushed - which you don't always get at in-demand restaurants. The fireplace is beautiful, too! This restaurant has become our go-to for special occasions and I wouldn't have it any other way. We'll be back!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We've been to Rizzuttos several times. We were disappointed that the sausage/ broccoli pasta and the kale salad are no longer on the menu - our favorites. A range of OK choices, but unfortunately no favorites anymore.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

One of our family's favorite spots. Cozy and comfortable atmosphere with very yummy food that is a big step up from your regular pizza and pasta place. Perfect for a family dinner. Love that it's very kid friendly too with reasonable prices.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Food was great tasting, service was poor, was left with empty water glasses most of night

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Have been here several times, and have always had a good experience. This visit was no different - Food was excellent, service was prompt and courteous.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Had a delicious dinner, service was great, food was outstanding. We've been there several times and never had a bad meal. Would recommend to everyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Excellent all around. As always.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Good for kids, good atmosphere, but the food wasn't very good. Many dishes we ordered were very, very oily, one person felt sick after eating the food, the service wasn't great. Disappointing experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2017

We dined at Rizzuto's for New Year's Day with my mom, husband and two kids. The ambiance is terrific with the fire, open ceiling, great lighting and open kitchen. Pleasantly surprised. The menu was diverse enough for everyone. A couple of highlights included the fried calamari (light and perfectly cooked), the clams on the half shell, and the oven fired pizzas (excellent crust). We would definitely recommend to friends and have plans to go again. A new local favorite.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I have been to this establishment several times before including NYE. This NYE was disappointing. Many menu choices were already sold out at 7:30pm. Filet Mignon arrived burnt and was sent back twice. Margarita was poorly constructed and sent back. Food quality doesn't live up to the high prices. Time for a change in venue for NYE.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I was disappointed with our recent visit to Rizzutos. Have been there a handful of times before and wanted somewhere nice to take my family visiting from out of town. We had a reservation for 530 as we had kids with us and it was NYE. The table was not ready when we arrived. We were basically shoved in a corner behind another party and did not have enough chairs. We had to squeeze 6 of us on the booth and 4 adults on the chairs across. It was tight to say the least. The service was beyond slow and we had 2 dishes come out with completely raw meat that had to be sent back. Honestly do not this I will return after this experience and given what you get for the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Delicious food, great atmosphere and attentive, superb staff. We had a great time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Nice experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Food is okay. Butternut squash ravioli was poor - no brown butter and little if any sage - mostly just butter and parsley. Cheese garlic bread was a weird grainy texture. Most felt food was acceptable but nothing to go out of your way for. Drinks were good and while the dining room was full the acoustics are good so on the plus side it's one of few restaurants where you can actually have a conversation and not be screaming to be heard.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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