Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford

4.6
1492 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar brings friends and family together over exceptional Italian cuisine that is prepared with the freshest of ingredients and great care. House made pasta, wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and artisan bread, domestic and imported antipasti favorites, free-range chicken, market fresh fish, and top grade meat share the stage with Rizzuto’s comfortable, lively atmosphere and genuine hospitality.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

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.

What 1492 people are saying
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JessicaR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MonicaK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

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.

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DanielD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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vipfrankm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sefanie are waitress as great. Bartender and manager where also great. Will be back soon

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vipLinda
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday with a group!

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MiaG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SHARONM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, and we loved sitting outside. It was almost like we were in a park.

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RickF
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Great service, food was delicious. We are inside in a large booth so plenty of social distance.

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RH60
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; food and drinks delicious; go for the "dessert" drinks to end your meal.

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LisaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, not over the top but fun atmosphere!

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pkg26
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really fun and yummy!!

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JulieI
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful remodel, great food and attentive spot. We will definitely be back!

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Bolognese
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Happyeater
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

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.

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vipRobertW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vip312dinner
Western KY
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Jimmy
New England
55 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very polite, attentive and professional. Awesome that the employees took exceptional personal commitment to excellence.

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Luv2dine21
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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.

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Blonde333
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great! Nice variety on menu for all.

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vipJerry
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server Melissa was excellent. The pappardelle was good as was the salmon. I really recommend the calamari. I also liked the cocoanut sorbet.

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DCSC
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The four of us had an enjoyable time... Food was very good.

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appetitea10
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely setting - well protected by overhead tent when flash rain shower came.

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JosephC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic Food and superb service. Ambiance was on point for a relaxing and elegant evening out.

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JAM1
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and location could not be better. Our wait staff was great.

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EDDIE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lynn the GM is great along with Jessica!! Bring the old menus back my guys missed the whipped cauliflower

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Rizzuto’s - a perennial favorite!

PLEASE BRING BACK THE GRILLED ARTICHOKES!!

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RobertS
New England
39 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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

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KevinS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Rizzuto's and I definitely plan to return. Great food and service!

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out2lunch
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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RachelA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBenThere2
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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JudyT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and huge portion sizes

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josephK
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, visiting from out of town always a great stop.

FAQs

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.