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About Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford

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.


Guests of Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar can look forward to a dining experience that focuses on quality, value, and consistency, which Rizzuto’s has been synonymous for since opening its flagship restaurant in Bethel, CT in 2004, West Hartford’s Blue Back Square in 2008, and in Westport in 2009.



Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar looks forward to providing you with a truly unique dining experience.

111 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11am-3:00pm
Dinner: Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
S. Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 232-5000

Website:
http://www.rizzutos.com/

Catering:
Off premise and corporate catering available.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Camilleri

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining events can be held at the restaurant.
Main Dinning Room: 80 seated / 175 reception
Wine Room: 25 /35
Restaurant buyout: 150 / 200

Private Party Contact:
John Mariano: (860) 232-5000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
HAPPY HOUR!
Monday thru Friday 4pm - 7pm
And late night! Thursday 9pm - 11pm
Friday & Saturday 10pm - Midnight
Featuring . . . $5 Select Beer, Wine & Cocktails ~ $3-$5 Small Plates and $5 Pizza's!!!

WINE MONDAYS!
50% Off Wine by the Bottle (on bottles $60 and under)
25% Off Wine by the Bottle (on bottles over $60)

SUNDAY BRUNCH
10:30am - 3pm

Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (12)
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Good for a Date (12)
Romantic (10)
Casual (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Authentic (7)
Fun (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our table suck there was water under the table all over the place service was slow and even forgot half out food !! I keep giving this place the benefit of the doubt but it always disappoint me in some way ! At least our serve did everything she could to accommodate us !

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 3 days ago

Went here for Valentines Day and was perfect. Thank you!

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Live Sports, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined 3 days ago

I was disappointed with how quick the food service was, it made it feel as if they were trying to simply turn our table over for the next guests. Within five minutes of ordering or meals (we didn't order an app) our meal was delivered to us. The meal was only moderately warm at best and clearly not made fresh or even given the impression of being made fresh. There is no way that a lasagne bolgnese or chicken parm dish could be completed in about five minutes. It was very disappointing as we spent $20 on each pasta dish and had a bill of $70 after tip. We were there for Valentines Day and we will not be returning in the future.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing Valentine’s Day dinner tonight! I had fresh pasta and a nice glass of wine. They even gave us complimentary chocolate covered strawberries for dessert! Can’t wait to come back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Good food, fun atmosphere. However, the wait to order anything from a drink, appetizer, or a refill was a long wait. I believe a couple of bartenders on a special occasion are necessary. Ambiance was very nice.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great night, great food and great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The setting was comfortable, though a bit noisy as the place filled up, and the bar and wait staff were very courteous and responsive, The food was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We are frequent customers and we’re sat in the back after we requested a booth. We were told it was due to us only being a party of 3. That was not the case as the next 4 parties were a three and received a booth

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service! Wine and beer by glass very pricey!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and service excellent

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was very good however service was terrible. Waited 30 minutes for bread and salad. Another 30 minute wait before our entrees were served. Waiter never checked on us between courses.
Inconsistent with previous dining experiences.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Felt like we’ve had better meals in the past. It was also rather quiet ...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We are locals, we walk to all restaurants that West Hartford center and blue back has to offer. We don't go to Rizzutos too offer because there are better choices. We love brunch and have been to every restaurant in an area for a brunch. Past Sunday derided to give Rizzutos a chance...... there is a reason why we don't go there. Very slow service. We were sitting at a table for 10 min until someone stop by and they were not busy at all. Food was nothing special. Manager stoped by our table to see how everything was holding dirty dishes, gross...
Anyway, ok place to go if there is nothing else around, but not when there are so many other options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I was planning a smaller get together which turned into a party of 6 and was happy Rizzutos let me book the larger party on open table app. As indicated, the noise level was definitely energetic, as this was on a Sat. nite around 6. THey have a mixture of some booths, tables with chairs and bar stools for seating. The format is open kitchen so you can see the cooks actively working. There is a nice counter in front of this scene which also included a pizza oven. None of my party had eaten there before. Most of us ordered from the pasta "your way" where you pick pasta, sauce, protein, and other things such as veggies. THe place does wood fired pizza as well. Overall, the food was tasty, served hot and in a timely manner. The wait staff never forgot about us but would pop over after extended periods which doesn't always work well. For example, as we got our pasta and had to ask if there was any grated cheese? If we didn't ask I am sure no one would have bothered to handle this. The pizza-eater gave it a thumbs up, it looked like a slightly thicker crust than a typical Italian thin crust pie, dinner plate size. Only real negative is it would be nice to get some complimentary bread served beforehand. Serving sizes were not gigantic and will hit the spot if you are hungry, but you aren't having it for lunch tomorrow. None of us had dessert, but from what I could see the waitstaff carrying the desserts were generous and done well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Thank you to the general manager, Lynn, who treated us like we were royalty. Her customer service is second to none. We had excellent service and every part of the waitstaff was so friendly and attentive. I can’t wat to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Dennis was our server. He was absolutely wonderful and the suggestions he gave from the menu were PERFECT

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good, not great. Started out with the cheese, meat and veggie platter. Enjoyed that very much, although it took forever to come to the table. Once the main dishes came out, no one cleared the appetizer and left it there the entire dinner, although it was empty. Dishes were good. Pasta a la Vodka was very tomato based with not much creaminess. Potato pizza was ok. Got the gluten free crust which seemed store bought and not very good. Toppings were good. Kids had sword fish and pasta. Both liked their dishes but weren't wowed.

Service was slow and lacked that personal touch.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Our party of 10 dined at Rizzuto's for a working dinner meeting. We were seated in a private area and treated like VIP. Veronica was a very attentive and friendly server. We ordered apps and pizza. Everything came out fast and was tasty. We could not eat everything that we had ordered so we had plenty of leftovers; yet, a very reasonable bill. I always leave Rizzuto's very satisfied.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I dined at Rizzuto’s on a Saturday evening. We made reservations - which I highly recommend! It was packed! The seating was a little squished. We sat at a table in a nook by the window. It was so drafty we had to move seats. The next seat was just as cold so we ate with our coats on. Something has to be done about the windows, especially for the winter months. The wine list was wonderful. We had a bottle of Cabernet from Tuscany. Delicious! We ordered the stuffed garlic bread for an appetizer and split the large Caesar salad. Both very good. My husband ordered the chicken Parmesan. It was ok. Overdone chicken but tasty. I ordered the beef short rib dinner. Very good! For dessert we shared the creme brûlée. It was good but should have been a little warmer. Our waiter was very, very good. Very attentive but not overboard. Overall an “ok” experience but we wouldn’t rush back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Really bad experience. It was very crowded, super noisy and waitress was very busy so she forgot our drinks... we waited for our dinner for 40 (after waiting for our drinks for 20, they were so busy they couldn’t even see us calling them) when we finally got our dinner, my steak was dried and completely burnt on bottom and the potato gratin was so burnt I couldn’t even cut it! When I brought this to the waitress’ attention she said “I’m going to make sure they know about this”
This was a $30 dish which I couldn’t even eat, I expected at least an apology... or a discount or something.... we had to pay the whole check (bare in mind I couldn’t eat my $30 dinner!)
Never returning there, it was a horrible experience and I’m not recommending it to anybody!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything is great here the food is very good and never have a bad meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My husband and I went for a midweek dinner in a cold night. We shared the risotto balls to start. He ordered the bolognese, his favorite, and in order the lasagna. Both were excellent. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The salad entree was over dressed but an adjustment was made to the bill. Everything else was delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Table was ready for us right when we walked in!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Meal was below standards and we felt rushed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very accomadating and great food. Great expirence.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately the night we went there was a problem with the heat. We were not told about it even after we asked for the heat to be turned up. We even moved our seat from the restaurant to the bar to warm up by body heat. At the end of the night when our check came the manager came over and told us about it. Would have been nice to know when we arrived. Made our first experience a bad one and we didn’t even get compted a drink or dessert for the inconvenience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was not good. Chicken way over cooked. Server was good but everything else was uninspiring.

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

Restaurant has been predictably good. However, this day after Christmas, everything was quite uneven- to food, the service. Very disappointing

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Friendly efficient service, reasonably priced, excellent food!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went on Christmas Eve. My parents were in town and my dad is a chef, so what was most important to me is that everyone enjoy their meal. The cocktails were pricey but excellent. The food was delicious. My father and husband got lasagna and there was not a speck left on either plate. My stepmother got a chicken dish and I got a different chicken dish, and both were wonderful. We both kept eating past full because the food was so good. My daughter had a steak and loved it. My son had the kids chicken nuggets and enjoyed them. The place was nice but kid friendly and super busy but our waitress was on top of it. The only down side is the set up made it very noisy and we had to speak very loudly to be heard. It was our first time there but we will definitely go back. My parents talked about how good the food was for the rest of their visit.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our first visit and has now become one of my favorite restaurants. My husband and I took our daughter and son-in-law out for our annual special Christmas Eve dinner. Everyone was very happy with their entree, the service and the atmosphere. We dine out every week and my daughter and her husband live in Boston, so they are used to good restaurants. We all enjoyed our dining experience so much we look forward to returning again soon!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Both the food and wait staff were excellent. Linguini with mussels special was a standout. Compliments to the house staff for managing a difficult member of our party with courtesy and professionalism.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always a great time at Rizzutos!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

For the past few years, in the days preceding Christmas, it's become a bit of a new tradition to get together with family for dinner. Rizzuto's has been the spot, and we are never disappointed by the food, the service, or the festive atmosphere. It is, of course, a great spot other times of year, too. It is a noisy place though, and this year I noticed that the noise was worse than usual - so not the spot for a quite convo or romantic dinner.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Absolutely loved Rizzuto's and enjoyed our dinner while celebrating our friend's birthday. It was the perfect space for our group, the food was delicious, and our waitress was attentive, considerate and very pleasant. My only complaint, is I had called during the day to ensure a dessert would be brought over for my friend's birthday (picked out the specific dessert and gave them his name and everything) and it never came, which was definitely a bit of a disappointment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fun, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

my personal favorite in the WH CTR area-the food, as always, was great. my beer was not always cold-not good. the service was poor. i didn't notice but both my children, who have worked in restuarants, noticed that our server had only three tables. he was very nice but not the best server. i don't like to be negative but i want to tell the truth. all other aspects were great. thank you

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very glad we chose this place for a get together for our extended family. The appetizers we shared were plentiful and tasty; salads were good, and everyone loved their entrees. Service was also superb. Prices are very reasonable for the location.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Pricey drinks for the quality. Garlic baguette is to die for. Service was awkward

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