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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.
West Hartford, CT 06107
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
S. Main Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off premise and corporate catering available.
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
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:
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!!!
50% Off Wine by the Bottle (on bottles $60 and under)
25% Off Wine by the Bottle (on bottles over $60)
10:30am - 3pm
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford Ratings and Reviews
The food and service were top notch. However, I was quite displeased with our seating by the hostess. We had a reservation for 4 and were shown to a booth by the bar. It was quite noisy. I asked the hostess if we could have one of the four empty booths across the room in a quieter area. Her response was that they were quite busy and saving them for parties of 6. They remained empty for awhile and then two of the four booths were occupied, one by a party of 2, and one by a party of 4. The other two were occupied by parties of 5 and 6.
This unpleasant experience overshadowed the good food and service.
I was pretty disappointed with this visit. Although there were very few other tables in the restaurant, our server was barely attentive to us, disappearing for long periods of time, and our food took a very long time to arrive. It was brunch, and we only ordered egg dishes and a salad. I was surprised that those dishes would take so long to come out! My salad was sitting in a puddle of vinegar and was so acidic it was almost inedible. Even if it had been dressed properly, it was still a pretty measly salad, with very few of the substantial toppings and little flavor. I would have understood if the restaurant had been busy - again, it was almost empty except for us. I will likely not be back.
Overall we enjoyed our visit. Atmosphere, drinks, apps and service were excellent. We were a little disappointed in our main dishes. Steak was served salty and the cavatelli with braised beef short rib was ok but did not like the presentation and taste was off to me. Braised beef short rib with polenta was good and enjoyed by our 2 friends. This was our first visit maybe try some other meals next time.
Had Sunday Brunch with my sisters, to celebrate my birthday. Lots of choices- both breakfast-type items and several other options. Waitress was very pleasant. Room was quite empty when we first arrived for an 11:00 reservation but started to fill up a bit as time went by. Food was quite good and very ample in portion size. I especially enjoyed the crab cake I started with. Enjoyable & leisurely Sunday brunch. Have always had a good experience at Rizzuto.
Stopped by Rizzuto‘s to have dinner with my wife and kids. Rizzuto‘s never disappoints! This is a great place for classic Italian food that’s not your typical pasta with mounds and mounds of cheese on top drowning out any flavor available. This is classic Italian food with excellent flavor! I had the orrechiette con salsicia and canelli beans which was on the Money! My son had the Parpadelle with bolognese. My wife ordered the spaghetti bolognese which was tasty and even my daughter, who had a simple cheese pizza, was raving about the taste. The decor and ambiance is great. We finished off our meals with Tiramisu that was delicious! Cozy and romantic if romance is in the air! Families feel welcomed as well as gatherings with friends or on a date. It’s hard to believe that they have another location in Bethel, CT that is by no means at the same caliber as this West Hartford location! It’s like
Comparing acting skills between Dame Judy Dench to One of the Kardashian’s ; not even close! Rizzuto’s is a must if you’re in, close to, passing by or just traveling to West Hartford! Bon Appetito!
I've been to Rizzuto's before. The food is always amazing. However on this night, the noise level was deafening. We couldn't even talk at our table. Our waiter could barely hear our orders. The place was packed; so asking to be relocated was not doable. I left with a headache
Excellent food, cordial waiter, but 3 weeks on the job, and missed some basics,like topping off water. Biggest issue by far- it was not a busy night, yet the wait between courses was absolutely embarrassing! We both felt they were understaffed, and the diners paid the price!
It may have been an isolated incident, but at this point I can not reccomend.
Menu had many good choices but failed to deliver. Kitchen was very slow yet waiter was attentive and friendly. I ordered a pasta dish with marinara sauce and it tasted like basic tomato sauce not even spaghetti sauce - very disappointing. Portion size good. Appetizers of mussels and calamari were very good. Overall, nothing to rave about.
We enjoyed our dinner @ Rizzuto's in Blueback Square, It was a special occasion for my brother & his wife's anniversary. Our waiter was very attentive & meals were perfectly prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed everything from cocktails through dessert. We highly recommend Rizzuto's.
I'm moving out of state and rizzutos, a longtime favorite of a dear friend and mine was where we settled on for my goodbye dinner. It was a hot humid day, and we were surprised when entering the restaurant for it to not feel cool inside. We had to wait for our table. When seated we noticed it was even hotter than by the door. It took nearly 10 minutes for a server to arrive. Prior to that a manager was chastising a server at the station immediately next to the table. But ignored us. When server arrived we asked her if the Air conditioning was operating and she said it absolutely was but the kitchen was so hot we couldn't feel it. We ordered a bottle of wine. White thinking it would be cool, and asked for lots of water. The water came. While waiting for the wine we were Reviewing the menu and my friend mentioned plans to order the filet mignon. The server heard us and came over to let us know they were out and serving a NY Strip instead. At that point my friend asked if the wine had been pulled yet. She said it had not. We opted to leave. Although it was 78 degrees outside with super high humidity it felt at least 10 degrees cooler than in the restaurant.
Sad to leave one of my favorite Connecticut restaurants on such a bad note. But the service was subpar, and the temperatures were completely unacceptable. Fortunately my friend is an excellent cook and we picked up supplies and a far better bottle of wine and enjoyed our goodbye dinner from the comfort of my air conditioned house.
Food was adequate but service was abysmal. Our waitress gave me an entree I had not ordered, had to be asked to provide bread for the table, failed to provide spoons for our cappuccino and had to engage in a lengthy dialogue with the bartender about whether or not the restaurant stocked Anisette. Although the restaurant comped our deserts, the service failure (in a restaurant that was not busy) will surely make me hesitate to recommend the restaurant to friends.
My first time there, I almost walked out because apparently their air conditioning was not on or not working, that's completely unacceptable, if I wasn't on a first date I would have walked out, it was hot and muggy inside, besides and that's a big besides, the drinks, food service was decent at best,
Food was great! The lobster ravioli was one of the most delicious meals I've had. The white wine sauce was unbelievable. Unfortunately it was 90+ degrees inside the restaurant. We almost left after being seated and post dinner I was really sweating as was the service staff. I would suggest eating there in the fall and winter.
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