Rizotto Ristorante

4.3
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312 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 312 People Are Saying
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SmmNYorker
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
10 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
6 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
3 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.

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TimB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, reasonably priced and good service! Chef was very willing to adjust entree / sides to meet my dietary needs.

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MMack
Denver
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Delicious Italian food, great service. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We'll definitely come back!

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JAKB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food
Manager was helping with drink orders and seating so may have been short-staffed that busy night.
Always an enjoyable dining experience.
Arancini = Amazing
Good cocktails too!

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AmyP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Many options and good portions. With the appetizers and antipasti selection, we were able to try many things. Prices are reasonable and you get a Lemoncello after dessert.

The service was a tad bit slow. We waited a while for appetizers and then everything else came out quickly. It seemed like they were short-staffed. But in the end, we were only there for about 2.5 hours for dinner.

Our server was very friendly.

It was quite crowded and so the noise level was high. You could still easily converse, but this wouldn’t be the place I’d choose for an intimate conversation. On the other hand, they have some great Thursday and Sunday night specials. I’d definitely go for these and get a seat at/by the bar.

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ElizabethW
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was live music in the bar area, but it was so sublime that until we heard applause, we weren’t sure if it was live or piped in. Our server was very attentive and friendly. The food choices were varied and many. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. We enjoyed our food and surroundings immensely!

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SteveH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We’ve been here a few times and came back with family from out of town. It was early Saturday night and didn’t seem all that busy. But our waitress was the slowest, most inattentive server. It was

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Michael
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent. The service was slow and attentive. We finally had to get up and refill our own water glasses since no one was around and they had not been filled since they were originally served to us. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the dining experience was a great value.

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Nannyfrac
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Nice place. Live music in the bar. Food was ok. Wait times for service was excessive.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Out of a lot of food items and beverages/liquor. We would have walked out had our server not been wonderful and apologetic for the lack of food options/beverages. When our food did arrive, it was lukewarm.

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Lobsterhut
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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MariaA
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Extremely slow and poor service. The food is nothing to write home about. Our server was polite but very poorly trained. The food took for ever to arrive even though the restaurant was only 30% occupied. For what you get, it is way too overpriced. Never again. Expected much for a restaurant that belongs in the same group as Rizzo's; which has much better food, better priced and better service. Stick with Rizzo's.

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BillP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice evening. Quite on a Tuesday night. Everyone was pleased with their food. Service was excellent.

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Lobsterhut
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything

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PhilipB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Booked reservations for 7:30 pm on New Years Eve. It took 45 minutes to get our salads and 2 hours to get the main course. Our waitress stopped checking on us because she probably didn’t want to hear us asking or checking on our meals. It didn’t appear they had bus boys or anyone cleaning tables people that left an hour prior had food sitting on it still. Food was good but wasn’t worth the hassle. Should have made steaks at home. Wouldn’t recommend.

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vipLJZ1
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior meal with my family on New Year's Eve. Between the seven of us, we sampled a good portion of the menu and all of the food was outstanding: ravioli, pork chop, snapper, shrimp rissoto, as well as the appetizers. Desserts similarly terrific. Service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

When I booked the reservation I added a comment that we were bringing elderly people and would appreciate a quiet table. When we arrived there was a live band playing and there was no such thing as a quiet table. I would have appreciated a phone call to let me know. We brought my 93 year old father for his birthday and he couldn’t hear a thing. We would have left but it was too late to find another restaurant. To top it all off, most of the food was simply not good. We won’t be going back.

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vipJosephC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food. The only disappointment....no espresso.

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WilliamG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered Bucatini and Meatballs, Braised Beef. Both excellent! Service exceptional!

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JillE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and very fresh. Everyone in our party was very happy with their meals.

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NovaS
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there and it was very enjoyable. We will be back.

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AshleyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever since the first time I had the privilege of attending Rizottos, I've been mesmerized. The food is so delicious that I cant think of anything that could be improved on. The service is so wonderful. Our server was so warm and friendly that just makes the experience so much more enjoyable. I will continue to return and highly recommend this establishment to others!!

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MariaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was just ok. The waiter was very friendly, but took a long time for food to be served.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waiter Derek was very good and attentive. My wife ordered Lasagna and it was burnt. The owner came out and apologized and had the dish made over. 2nd dish came out very soupy. She was not happy with her meal. They did no charge us for her meal. We will try them again sometime in the future.

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vipKmann
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. We will be back for sure!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

A little disappointed that it was a limited restaurant week menu, but the food and drinks were great.

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foodlover
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service! Would highly recommend.

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Maryc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week. Had the absolute best meals ever. We will go back ! Eggplant & Zucchini parm was outstanding

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TomZ
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Ambiance great. Service more than great. No complaints whatsoever.

MN
MaryannN
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and I will be going back.

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 312 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.