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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Assorted apps were exceptional; antipasto, brushetta, calamari. Tasteful Entrees and divine desserts with a creative presentation. Selective wine list: The wine Rep dining with us was impressed. Service was efficient and friendly for our party of eight.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great and Veronica was an excellent server.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch..
Server was truly outstanding and I never hardly say that..
Food was quite nice for brunch.. would definitely go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everyone loved the gnocchi and risotto dishes. The pesto was exceptional!

The surf and turf special was disappointing, the side of gnocchi carbonara it came with was delicious.

Will stick with the pasta dishes next time.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Atmosphere is nice, limited bar area. Overall food was ok, small portions for high priced special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good experience at Rizzuto's, although my wife's meal was not good. Everyone else seemed happy with their meal and the service was excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very loud atmosphere. Create your own pasta dish. The vodka sauce was gummy and WAY too much of it on the dish. Overpriced for what you get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good overall but for $30 I would expect more than 5 scallops for my meal, no matter what the market price that day. I was still hungry and I did not want the mound of potatoes to be the majority of the meal to fill me.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Rizzutos is always a great choice for Italian in west hartford. Great ambience and vibe. Service is very good and they really aim to please.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great Beer, People Watching, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was a wonderful spot. Food was excellent nd portions huge. Definitely going to recommend and return. I want to try the fixed price menu next time we must not have gone on a night it was served.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food! Pretty good service until it was time for the check. Took quite a while to find our server to ask for our check. We'll definitely be back though!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was delicious, manager Lynn was very attentive and friendly. Waitress was overloaded with too many tables and didn't attend to our table as frequently as we would've liked (drink refills, bread, etc.)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food and service excellent as always recommend the salmon on penne ala vodka. The restaurant has a great vibe with the bustle of the kitchen, the attentive staff, great decor. Always a favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Excellent food. Great atmosphere , but the waitress forgot to give us bread. Thought that was very important. Didn't realize it until we get home.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Nice sit down restaurant with reasonably priced. The staff were in good spirits and the place had a nice ambiance. My date and I had the build your own pasta and we very happy with the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Third visit and Rizzuto's didn't disappoint. We'll be back. With friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Perfect! The cheese ravioli was amazing!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service was mediocre at best Waitress forgot drinks and never checked on us. My meal came out cold not once but twice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Awesome service awesome food atmosphere was great. Overall, we can't stop talking about what a great experience it was!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great place to gather with friends. Nice menu. Good drinks. Very friendly service and a great restaurant manager, Lynn. We'll be back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Apps and entrees were great and service was excellent.

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

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,

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

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Love the home made pasta options. Excellent service, good wine list. The restaurant can be very noisy if you're seated near the bar area. I

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Air conditioning doesn't keep the restaurant cool on a hot day, the shrimp was over cooked and a little stale (tasted way too fishy for shrimp). Food is much better for cheaper prices at other local restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great food and service. Waiter was knowledgable about the menu and staff was accommodating of my lactose intolerance.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This is our favorite place to go with or without kids! Great food, great service. All around fantastic spot!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Staff was very tired and out of sorts and took away from our night

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

After splitting a delicious large Caesar salad, my wife had red snapper, which was a special entree, and I had the filet mignon. Both entrees were excellent. This was a wonderful meal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Been here a few times and the food is usually really good. Went out for our Anniversary and had the most "meh" food there ever. The Seafood Fra Diavlo was a let down. The pasta was too firm with some of the shellfish still closed. The "Diavlo" portion was completely missing. The scallop appetizer and brulee were very nice and her meal was satisfactory but not outstanding. I figure everyone has a bad day, it just stunk that it was on our day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The pomodoro sauce is to die for! The staff members are friendly and helpful. The decor is fun. I had a great time dining there with my friend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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