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Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford

4.3
1175 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(860) 232-5000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Camilleri
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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
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Private party contact
John Mariano: (860) 232-5000
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Catering
Off premise and corporate catering available.
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Cross street
S. Main Street
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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
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Enjoy our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet, featuring smoked salmon, garden-fresh salads, artisan and locally made charcuterie, antipasti, sliced fresh fruit, brunch bakeries and dessert. Your entree is prepared to order and chosen from a brunch menu.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1175 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always good food and very good attentive service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Rizzuto’s was rec by a friend who lives in WeHa. Our party of 4 was very satisfied with our meals and our server. Our server was even kind enough to go take care of our parking as we were confused as to whether or not we had to pay for the garage. He was a gem! Our server was also aware of our timeline for the night and got us out of there in time for our 6:30 engagement.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Found this on Yelp! with great reviews. We started with a charcuterie platter. My only suggestion would have been to offer a better selection of softer cheeses. Otherwise, the platter was very good. The garlic cheese bread-so good! We split the shrimp/mushroom risotto. It was delicious. Would I go again? Certainly!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was our first time here and we do plan on returning again soon.
Food was great

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Was able to enjoy my time conversing with my partner. We never felt rushed. We were always attended too. The food was fantastic, and the portions were generous.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great restaurant! Perfect place to take the family and everyone is happy!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First time are this restaurant - I had the meatball pianni - very good - nice small salad came with it - one friend had the spinach salad with chicken - not a bite was left! Other friend had the tomato soup and grill cheese - again nothing was left on her place (lol) Needless to say - we plan on having another get together at Rizzuto's - Wait staff was very accommodating and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We loved the restaurant!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent Easter Brunch! Very accommodating and eager to please.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Reservations accommodated
Friendly Staff
Great Food

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Enjoyed the ravioli w shrimp and prosciutto - although it was too heavy with butter/olive oil. Tasty, but swimming too much in oils....

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great meal and even better service. Everything was top notch. Mussels were great. Monkfish cooked perfectly. The freshly-filled cannolis were among the best I have eaten. Our waiter, Taufiqul, made the night even better. He treated our kids (10, 13) very well. He treated them like diners in their own right, and didn’t make the mistake of asking me or my wife to order for them. We were there for my birthday, and I will certainly return.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

If you are a party of two then table options are bad. We were right near a computer station. At times there were four waitresses within a foot of our table lined up to put in there order. Not going back.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Maitre D went out of her way to give us a table we liked- thank you!
Food was mediocre - fettuccini w pasta was very goopy, and over cooked pasta. Would not order again. But will return for other dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The wait staff was friendly. The price fix meal was a great value.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our food was excellent. Our waiter was well versed in food and beverage options. Unfortunately we told him we were on a schedule bc we were going to a play. He did not ask, and we didn’t know about the Playhouse on Park discount. Toward the end he got busy with another table, and we ended up being late for the play. We got the dessert as a take away, but it wasn’t heated properly due to the rush.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Not entirely impressed with Rizzutos. Expensive meal for what we got. If you like Tiramisu, don't get it at Rizzutos.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The table locations for parties of 2 were dark and spaced close together. Had much better experience with party of 6 in a booth the month before.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Our waitress was very kind and super friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Noise level was high. Good service until dessert and then they got backed up but all in all we had a good meal. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We have been to rizzutos many times and always enjoyed our meal... atmosphere..staff...but unfortunately this time the chicken parmesan was horrible...it looked burnt...very dry...hard to cut....and chew... hopefully this is not what we can expect the next time we visit...my husband had your roasted chicken and enjoyed it very much....

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

When visiting West Hartford, we find no reason to go anywhere else. Since Fall 2017, three visits and great food each time

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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 !

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great night, great food and great service

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and service excellent

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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