Rizotto Ristorante

4.3
341 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
"Since opening in 2012 Rizotto Italian Eatery in Amherst has truly become local entrepreneur Michael Rizzo’s signature restaurant. Rizzo’s fifth restaurant in Western New York offers an casual dining experience with a menu that features a wide array of items including fresh seafood dishes, fine cuts of beef and traditional Italian pasta. A trendy Antipasto bar offers the perfect prelude to any meal. Guests can choose from a variety of items including roasted and grilled vegetables, specialty meats and cheeses, and several hot items such as homemade sausage, meatballs.


What 341 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.4
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatieG
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rizotto’s is by far the best restaurant we have been to in a really long time. The food was amazing-fresh and homemade. We can’t wait to go back again!

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AmyP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and plentiful.

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vipAnnetteG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto restaurant never disappoints! It is a true treasure - excellent food and great atmosphere , conveniently located!

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vipRae620
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can with our family for Valentines Day! Pre set menu with many options! The food and service was excellent as usual! Filet, Arancini and Ravioli are must haves!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place our first time there. I think the food could have been served hotter, but it was a special day and the service was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Food was great. Everything else was terrible- where they sat me and my boyfriend was by the front door and every time
It opened it was freezing. We asked to sit somewhere else and we’d even sit at the bar any where besides near the door. Our waitress never checked on us- it took forever for the food to even come. Do not recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines day

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MarkT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great but service was not that great, server forgot our soup and what kind we ordered, we ended up having to ask about it 20 minutes after our appetizers were taken away. I had ordered another beer and never got it. Server was polite and courteous but other tables around us were complaining about getting the wrong food and also waiting quite long for there soup and salad. I would go back because the food was great and hopefully it was just a just a one time thing with the service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, and excellent service! Highly recommended, and will be back!

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MichelleS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent all while following protocols

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JohnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very good for couples. Would highly recommend.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Was cold in middle area

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food is not as good as it used to be.

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, incredibly pleasant staff, food was not overpriced and tasted delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

There were 4 tables in the restaurant but our server was too busy talking to her coworkers and not interested in us

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vipDangerfield
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was unnecessarily long given no one was there. Didn’t get drink refills until the end. Soup had film over top due to it sitting in the kitchen waiting to be delivered

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vipWildSide
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was simply magical. The food was delicious and well prepared. Our glasses were never empty. The staff were extraordinarily engaging and cordial. Our waiter was appropriately warm and even humorous. They made sure our special occasion was truly special.

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vipRaymond
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was authentic Italian. Delicious! Service was very good. The only reason I didn't give "5's" was they only had 1 soup when they advertised 3, and they had limited wine choices, although there was a very good reason for that. They had just reopened after the State allowed them to due to Covid 19.

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Spike
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good...veal Marsala, but piece was very small. Could have eaten another one. Service was good. Only downfall, restaurant was very, very cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Puebla
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was not good.
We were seated and 10 minutes went by : no server. 20 minutes in and no one took our order, we had to call the server from other tables. 45 minutes after we got there food came out but they forgot the salad. Food was okay but probably not going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and very reasonable!

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Booker
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Anniversary

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LindaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Arancini appetizer was cold. Took a little too long to get our entrees. Asked waitress to pack extra sauce with leftover arancini; she did not.

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ChristopherR
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ended up here due to unavailability at a couple of other restaurants. What happy accident. The food was excellent, had the fried ravioli for an app, and maccerroncini for the main. Homemade gelato for desert. The server, John, was excellent, attentive but not overwhelming. Would highly recommend and will be returning, even though it is a bit of a drive for us.

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SusanB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding - best sauce I’ve had in a long time. However, the best is all the TLC you get from the minute you walk through the door until the time you leave. All of the staff is pleasant, courteous and can’t do enough to make your visit memorable. I will definitely be back to try another one of their fabulous pasta dishes.

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Dianag
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dining experience as usual. Arincini was great! Wasn't warm enough to sit outside on the patio. Although the patio is great as we've sat out there before.

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JimA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Italian restaurant for date night with my wife... very good food and service. We will be happy to come back.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good, the server was wonderful; however, there was live loud music playing in the bar and it was far too loud... Made speaking to each other very difficult. Even though the server was wonderful, he was the only one taking care of the diningroom... Considering the cost, I expected more...

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SmmNYorker
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate a birthday. The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all outstanding. Would highly recommend.

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vipRae620
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing! Arancini is a must as well as the Fried Ravioli! Many options on the menu! My kids love the pizza as well as the pasta dishes!

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NeilG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Well paced (over 2 hours) anniversary dinner, everything was great at an exceptional price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Except to be there for 3+ hours. Food excellent

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SharonC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked the outside setup, not close to the road so it was fairly quiet. Food was exceptional and service was very personable and friendly.

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vipAnnetteG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio seating area and outstanding food! Don’t pass up this excellent dining experience !

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JoeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Risotto was very good.
Friendly service.
Nice patio.
Would definitely recommend.

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BillP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. This was my first time dining on their patio. Really well designed, plenty of shade. Service and food were excellent. I look forward to going back soon!

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LoriR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow. Table was seated after us they received food before ours.

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Dianew
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was very good. The place was almost empty. Food came out slowly. Our waitress seemed new and couldn’t pronounce the food items on the menu. She forgot to tell us the specials, we asked her for them. She also didn’t know what was in each entree. I think staff education would make for a better experience. However the food was delicious and perfectly prepared and presented. We will return I hope this info helps.

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CColicchia
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rizottos is a wonderful, authentic Italian restaurant. The staff is friendly, but genuine, the food is amazing, and the restaurant is beautiful. It is one of the most Italian like restaurants that I have been in here in the US. I highly recommend it.

FAQs

Rizotto Ristorante offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 204-4455.

Rizotto Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 341 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 bookings at the moment.