Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

4.6
999 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 999 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and cozy winter vibes in the igloo. Will definitely be back and recommend to all family and friends!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining in the outdoor igloo was amazing!!! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the igloos

Fabulous

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Crista was superb. There was some seating concern but hostess for very courteous and took care. Crab cakes were delicious and so was our meal. Thanks Rizzuto staff

JK
vipJoKir
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful and accommodating manager.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service spectacular as always!

CK
CarolynK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dying to go here for a while. Well, it was worth the wait but we won't wait that long to return. Delicous!

JP
vipJeffreyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Owner and hostess were very friendly. We were seated quickly. Seemed to be a vibrant local crowd. Food was solidly good, especially the crust on the fried items. A secure go-to kind of place.

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vipUniversalgirl
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The ambiance was great. We sat in the room behind the bar with the fireplace and the open view of the kitchen. The service was slow. My friend waited 30 minutes for his second beer to arrive. The Caesar salad needs work. Caesar salad doesn't have tomatoes in it!!!! My chicken marsala was terrible - the chicken tasted like cardboard but the spinach and mushrooms in the marsala sauce was great. (In fairness to the kitchen, when I sent back only the chicken they made it again and the second time it was very good.). My friend said next time we should sit in the bar area - that the service was better there. All-in-all we weren't thrilled, but I do believe in second chances so I will try it again.

MR
MarkR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very efficient service, perhaps too efficient. Got the feeling they were trying to turn the table over as quickly as possible. Good, generous drinks. Food was ordinary.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great , food and details amazing

AL
vipALANM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Overall it wasn’t a great experience. The sat us by the door pretty much, the waitress was nice, but the service was incredibly slow. We probably got our waters 15 minutes after we sat down, we had to ask for utensils mid apps. The mussels or the oysters didn’t come with a little fork. The steak was burnt on the outside ( ordered a medium). We didn’t want to stay for dessert. Perhaps it was just one off thing, but surely makes you not want to return.

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Beverly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved sitting in the outdoor igloos at night. It was so festive. Food was great. We went with friends for a bday celebration and had a great night. We’ll definitely be back!

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Marisela
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cheese on meatball appetizer was under cooked. Hard. Grilled Chicken in main pasta dish was super dry and hard to chew

RB
RonaldB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had an Igloo for a party of 5 - so comfortable - great idea. Had a blast. Food was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rizzutos continues to WOW us with their creative ambience! The new igloo set up is absolutely beautiful. Our dinner was excellent as always and our server was highly attentive. We cannot wait to return. Thanks again!

KB
KarinB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Rizzutos! We had a very attentive waitress, sorry I cannot remember her name! She was fabulous!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best outdoor set up. Thank you for keeping us safe.

JW
JulieW
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked dinner for my daughter’s birthday on a Friday night. They put us in the outdoor igloo. The igloo structures were awesome, we were in one “ bubble” with our group, made it so easy to converse and it was warm due to the individual heaters inside the igloo. I ordered the salmon and the pizza and chicken wings for the group. They were delicious! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant week menu!

LG
vipLindaG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tents were so pretty and created a great atmosphere. The food as delicious and service excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, never disappoints!

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fatima was a great waitress. I had the Fluke. I don't ordinarily eat Flounder but I trust Rizzuto's so I ordered it and I highly recommend it.

PL
PastaLover
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and had a great time. Lighting could have been better but overall everything was great.

MF
MarkF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice dinner. Wonderful options for outdoor dining.

MY
MarkY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great family dinner, food was excellent. They were out of one dinner and gave a good recommendation as an alternative.

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TonyA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The oysters were great with a big selection. They offer indoor, outdoor an outdoor private cabanas for diners. Great bar menu with excellent Sangria. Menu had some interesting choices; I had the Paul Newman Pork Chop that was extra thick an cooked just the way I wanted it, my wife had the pasta which offered a variety of sauces, pasta including home made ravioli, vegetables, meat. She had the homemade ravioli which was delicious. Service was excellent and we are looking forward to returning.

PR
vipPRPJR
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Red Snapper special. It is new to the menu and it is terrific. The balance of flavors is outstanding and the capers provide an interesting taste. As always get the fish special when you dine in the evening. Andi was as always a wonderful server.

LP
LisaPRJ
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm so happy Open Table recommended this restaurant to us--what a find!
We were returning home from the Norwalk boat show and needed to eat. Rizzuto's popped up right off of the highway. Fortunately I requested outdoor seating. They have the most adorable little, private cabanas set up for each party with lighting and firepits. My only regret is that we didn't get here later to take advantage of the lighting ambiance which I'm sure is lovely. Food, drink and service was really good. I'd highly recommend and come again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful space, and delicious food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on the patio today was fantastic! Our lobster rolls and salads were to die for. Our server was outstanding. Looking forward to dining again!

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Andy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Probably the worst salad i have ever had in my life - a packet of arugula drenched in extremely sour dressing, 3 slices of green apple and costco cherry tomatoes topped with a chicken breast so dry my shoe soles are softer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, atmosphere and waitress were awesome! Easy to make a reservation too.

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a great choice! Everyone enjoyed their meal and the cocktails were delicious too! The crab cakes were particularly good! We sat in an outside tent/cabana. Definitely plan to go again.

FG
vipFreddaG
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor eating experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed a family dinner on the patio. Teresa was our server, and very friendly and attentive! Seafood and pasta were fresh and tasty. Food came quickly and staff was friendly.

RB
RobB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve enjoyed Rizzuto’s for many years and highly recommend! The food and drinks are excellent and they always have awesome service!! One of my favorite places to eat in Connecticut!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service was spectacular as always! Highly recommend the clams casino and shrimp ceviche specials!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and the service was stellar.

LF
vipLoveFood
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor tents was a great solution for COVID protection.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 999 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.