Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Red onion, roasted tomato, lemon anchovy vinaigrette, and gremolata
Wood grilled, saffron risotto, and spring pea pesto
Roasted garlic, mushroom, mozzarella, arugula, and truffle
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Join us for Thanksgiving! We will be featuring our normal menu plus a Thanksgiving special with all the trimmings and choice of pie for $35. Reservations for larger parties or custom requests can be made by calling 860-232-5000.
My husband and I went for our 3 year wedding anniversary. We ordered a couple appetizers and the Autumn Margarita- everything was amazing. Our favorite thing we had was the Mussels - the broth was out of this world fantastic.
Service was super fast, apps were brought out before the cocktails.
We were seated next to a loud table so it was not as relaxing as we had hoped for.
Food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!
Sefanie are waitress as great. Bartender and manager where also great. Will be back soon
Great place to celebrate a birthday with a group!
Started with their fall margarita which was delightful. The Barrett’s was good but could use a bit more balsamic vinaigrette. The Cesar was excellent. The chicken on polenta with mushrooms was outstanding. The Bolognese was fantastic too. We skipped dessert. Service was as usual great. We sat outside and enjoyed the heat lamps.
Food was good, and we loved sitting outside. It was almost like we were in a park.
Anniversary dinner. Great service, food was delicious. We are inside in a large booth so plenty of social distance.
Excellent service; food and drinks delicious; go for the "dessert" drinks to end your meal.
My husband and I love it here! We are always welcomed warmly and Lynn the general manager, always stops by our table to chat and make sure everything is good! The food is fabulous and we love the staff!
My fiancé took me to Rizzuto’s for my birthday last night and it was incredible. The wait staff was very friendly and we were seated right away. The restaurant was full, yet not noisy. The quality of food was amazing as well as our drinks. We will definitely be back for our next date night!
Food was good, not over the top but fun atmosphere!
Had a lovely dinner outside at Rizzuto’s! It was a cool night but they had heat lamps. The food was excellent, from the salads to the bread to the main courses. We had the best server, Stephanie, who went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for a lovely dinner.
Really fun and yummy!!
Beautiful remodel, great food and attentive spot. We will definitely be back!
So glad Rozzuto's came back and seems to be executing well. Menu selections and recipes seem thoughtfully chosen, enough depth and variety to take care of everyone. All across the board, from delicious crusty bread to wine list to pasta shapes that go beyond the ordinary, interesting flavorful salads you can top with a protein, to entrees and desserts, notable skill and attention to choosing pleasing flavor and proper execution of cooking was there. Outdoor seating with charming lighting, under farmer's market-style tenting set between the restaurant and the grassy area alongside was so pleasant we'd welcome it post-Covid as well.
In general, the servers were friendly. The manager checked in to see how we were doing. The cocktails were good. The bread was very good. And the meatballs and calamari were quite tasty. The desserts were the weakest part of the meal. We had tiramisu, not the best, and vanilla ice cream, which was good. The server brought over another dessert, almond cake with lemon sauce, which we did not order, but she wanted us to try. I guess she did because it was her favorite dessert. Unfortunately, we didn’t love this either, not because of the cake per se, but because the lemon sauce was too lemony.
Because of this review, the manager contacted me and credited us for our desserts including the almond cake, which the server had inadvertently charged us for. The manager clearly cares about the restaurant and wants every customer to have a positive experience. For this reason, we would return to Rizzuto’s.
Great as always. Best outdoors set up in town!
Staff is always welcoming, and the food is good value, and almost always good--an occasional slip but always corrected immediately with a smile!
Excellent food and service
Delicious food from the homemade bread to the calamari starter, arugula salad with apples and Gorgonzola, to the spicy sausage pizza with honey crust. Rizzuto’s thoughtful upgrades to the usual Italian dishes made this crowd pleasing restaurant a huge home run and a special dinner out.
Excellent service. Very polite, attentive and professional. Awesome that the employees took exceptional personal commitment to excellence.
The restaurant was very hot. We sat in the back and many customers were fanning themselves. There was a fan blowing but no relief. The server said the air was on but couldn’t keep up. The food was delicious even though my husband received the wrong entree. The server was kind enough to give him the entree he ordered to go! She also included cannoli’s for us complimentary. The server was amazing. I couldn’t imagine working in those hot
conditions wearing a mask. She was attentive and very friendly. Make sure you dine in the front part of the restaurant or dine outdoors.
Food was delicious! Service was great! Nice variety on menu for all.
Our server Melissa was excellent. The pappardelle was good as was the salmon. I really recommend the calamari. I also liked the cocoanut sorbet.
The four of us had an enjoyable time... Food was very good.
lovely setting - well protected by overhead tent when flash rain shower came.
Absolutely fantastic Food and superb service. Ambiance was on point for a relaxing and elegant evening out.
The food and location could not be better. Our wait staff was great.
Food and wine were great. We sat outside and the patio area had a sewer like smell. There are other restaurants in the area with more enjoyable patio dining. I’d recommend indoor dining here as the ambiance is great inside.
Lynn the GM is great along with Jessica!! Bring the old menus back my guys missed the whipped cauliflower
Always a great meal at Rizzuto’s - a perennial favorite!
PLEASE BRING BACK THE GRILLED ARTICHOKES!!
Seems like Open Table customers get the worst tables available. We were seated at the outermost table outside, which turned out to be next to 2 sewers, which were smelling pretty foul after a few days of rain. It was so bad we asked to move inside and there was reluctance to give us a table until we said we were willing to take a high top in the bar. We were told our drinks would be comped but they initially weren’t when we were given the bill. I think our excellent waitress noticed and mentioned, and then the manager came over and took them off bill, which was nice. Food and service were excellent, just feel treated differently as users of Open Table
First time to Rizzuto's and I definitely plan to return. Great food and service!
Food is prepared well. Ambiance is lovely. We ate indoors due to a thunderstorm. I love that they offer gluten-free items and understand about cross-contamination. My only suggestion is to add a few more choices to the menu. Otherwise, we enjoy Rizzuto's.
Made a reservation for 6 girls to celebrate the night before a wedding. The food was amazing, service was fantastic, the experience from start to finish was great. Everyone was very happy with the night. Will definitely be back!
All of our food was great and the portions generous. My only criticism would be there are limited menu items which will keep us from coming back too often.
My friend and I have been coming to Rizzuto‘s for many years. We enjoyed seeing that the general manager was coming around to each table and checking in. She mentioned that there was a new chef that had started. My friend and I love the meatballs, but we’re extremely disappointed to see that the bruschetta was no longer on the menu. Please bring it back!! It was such a staple of our dinners in the past. We were sad to see it go. Hopefully it makes a comeback!!
Good came out so fast…normally that’s a good thing but when you’re out for a relaxing dinner, not so much.
Server was excellent.
Great food and huge portion sizes
Excellent food and service, visiting from out of town always a great stop.
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 232-5000.
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford is rated 4.6 stars by 1492 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.