Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

4.7
1044 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport, CT offers expansive socially distant outdoor dining in private igloos 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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 1044 people are saying
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vipsteves
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Their igloos are perfect for safe dining during covid. The waitress and the rest of the staff were excellent.

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vipslish
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The heated igloo was phenomenal! We had such a great time and the food was delicious.

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briannas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. We dined in one of the igloos which was toasty warm and had a really pretty chandelier,which I have never seen in a dining igloo before. Service was great -- the waitress was very attentive and food came out really fast. Every single thing we ordered was delicious!! And the cocktail/beer list is great. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Solid food and excellent quality. Really cold inside and a couple items were late/missing. I would go back though the food was excellent. Pricy but good seafood.

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viplizr812
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The onion soup, Cobb salad, Burrata appetizer and believe it or not the oysters were all bland/flavorless. It was very cold last night so maybe it froze on the way to the table as we ate outside in the igloo JK. I am sorry to report this and I’m being completely candid but it is not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and the rest of the staff were above and beyond. Igloo was amazing set for 5 of us but could have fit more. Salmon and French onion soup were both incredible and everyone else love their meals too. We did our son’s birthday but already looking forward to going back. Beautiful inside too

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DaniS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the manager to the host to Alysen, our waitress… everyone was incredibly attentive and accommodating. We had a wonderful celebration for my son’s birthday in one of the heated igloos. Food was great!

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Wolly
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bill and his staff do a wonderful job - delicious food and very attentive. Their outdoor setup is fantastic (and warm) for those interested in minimizing indoor dining.

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Foodie54
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We met family midway in Westport for a delightful cozy meal in warm igloo. Just perfect! We shall do this again, soon.

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JohnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor (Igloo) Service was excellent but unusual. They try to provide a COVID-safe setting, so the waiter serves while maintaining a safe distance. It works. It is a fabulously intimate and private setting. Food was excellent. Only disappointment… They ran out of their specials early.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun eating in the igloo! The food was excellent and so was the service. We could have possibly used one more heater, but I think thats because it was exceptionally cold and snowing. But having birthday dinner in an igloo was super fun and food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Maggie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great place to eat but especially during these tough times. I had reserved an igloo and it was magical.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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LisaS
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch - great service, food and atmosphere - beautiful fireplace

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clairec
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Ambience, service, food quality. And super celiac friendly!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our Friday night place to go! Good food good people good surroundings good vibes

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laurw
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience with the outdoor igloo. The staff was really friendly, food was prompt and good. Would definitely do again- the igloo was a lot of fun, made it feel like we were away somewhere!

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sdb233
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The igloo was surprisingly warm and cozy - would definitely recommend. Just remember to be ready to order right away b/c 90 minutes goes by quickly when you're having fun!

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vipmtsmithinnyc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great way to have a covid-safe dining experience in outside igloo!

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NancyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Igloo dining was delightful. It was clean, warm, and we’ll illuminated.

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MeganH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great, very COVID safe family dining experience in one of the exterior igloos! Warm and toast, yummy food and outstanding service.

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Valerie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely delicious dinner inside by fireplace. Good distance between tables. Service and food was wonderful. Next time we will try an outside igloo!

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IlonaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the igloos

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! Food and service great as always, Estevao is the best!! Our favorite restaurant, will be back again soon.

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BethC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Igloos are super fun! Nice and warm, private - great for Covid safe dining!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had so much fun in the igloo!

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DougL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great alternative to eating outdoors! ( the igloo seating)
Service was great

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Jonathon
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. Salmon was superb and cooked perfectly. Whipped cauliflower was delicious. Martini was a generous pour.

One major disappointment was the bruschetta, which was served cold on bread that was not grilled or toasted. The toppings were skimpy and looked and tasted like they were made hours ago. I should have sent it back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food! Wonderful environment and a great way to celebrate the New Year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent.
Food was good, but great. The vegetable bowl seemed dry and the Brussels and beets undercooked. Drinks were good and great kids menu.

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PherozaP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner in igloo! The igloos are just gorgeous and very warm! We had a family dinner with grandparents and 8 year old kids and all of us were very comfortable and ate while dressed in single layer. Staff was great, food was good. Very nice and safe experience!

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. Igloos were brilliant and gave you both comfort from covid and privacy for a family event.

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KimP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. The food was consistently very good. We love the igloo setting.

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wiltonmom2014
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our kids and grandkids for dinner in the igloo. Exceptional service, everyone enjoyed their meals, and the ambiance of igloo was great! Highly recommend

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vipJeffF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Christmas Eve with family

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JordanY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious meal in an igloo! Was cozy and warm and our waitress was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

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Patricia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a really nice dinner. The only thing that wasn't good was that the hostess put a piece of paper on our table indicating our "checkout time." This is incredibly rude. We tossed it on the floor and ate our dinner in our own time.

Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport
Responded on December 23, 2021

Patricia, 1.5 hours is allotted for each igloo reservation, as stated on OpenTable. We gently remind our guests of the allotted time, leaving a courtesy card on the table noting their checkout so everyone can enjoy their igloo. The guests before you received a courtesy card so your igloo would be ready for you. This is our second igloo season and not one guest has ever felt it rude nor disregarded our policy. I am sorry you felt offended, and hope we can serve you again soon. Bill Rizzuto

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vipeiland13
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Menu, great staff. Very attentive but not annoying.
Good wine selection.

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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 1044 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.