Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport

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$30 and under
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Italian
Rizzuto's Oyster Bar and Restaurant - Westport, CT combines a warm urban environment and genuine hospitality with market fresh fish, a raw bar, steaks and chops, pasta, and Neapolitan wood-fired pizza. Rizzuto's focuses on seasonal ingredients, simple preparations and great value. Rizzuto’s is a community driven restaurant and gathering destination for everyone to enjoy a great dining experience.
Located in the Saugatuck neighborhood of Westport, CT Rizzuto’s is across from the Saugatuck River. The restaurant boasts a large bar and lounge and the main dining room features an open kitchen and a grand stone fireplace. A large patio overlooks the Saugatuck neighborhood and the tranquil river.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and a great ambiance, sat near the fire place🔥

LC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - fantastic as usual!

W
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very nice dinner highlighted by the excellent service from our waitress. Food was tasty, appetizers started us off in a very nice way. Asked for steak-burger medium rare and they cooked it precisely that way. Found it just a bit pricey but will definitely be returning.

BB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food! Oh yeah and great drinks too!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great Valentines Day dinner . Swordfish was excellent!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines day

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we loved it! Be back soon!

RF
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I would
Definitely return, and would
Recommend it to anyone looking for a really good restaurant in Westport.

PR
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prix fix lunch was tremendous

JF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good; and the atmosphere was fantastic. The oysters were very fresh. I liked it a lot. I don't usually give 5 star reviews for a first visit. But I will be back soon, and maybe next time. Or the time after that. Oh, and great parking since Rizzuto's has a pretty ample parking lot, which is a very nice feature.

BR
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Three of us had appetizers, entrees, dessert and all were pleased. A shrimp cocktail was a bit pricey but proved worth it. The shrimp were colossal and perfectly done. I ordered a lasagna which
was not too great but, right away was offered a replacement of sautéed flounder. Both of the others had salmon which was very good and came cooked as ordered. Dessert was a chocolate peanut butter creation which sent us wonderfully into sugar shock. We will be back.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Rizzuto’s. Excellent food and service. Shared bruschetta and an order of meatballs (tasted just like my mom’s) for appetizers. Had papardelle Bolognese as an entree. Delish! Will return and will recommend to friends.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice waitress. Food excellent. Will go back. Easy to get to with large parking lot

r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good for an expense account.
The waitress tried to up-sell us, which she was successful at.
And the bill was pricey.

PR
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had their winter prix fix dinner and it was tremendous.

e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very easy going place. The menu options are plenty and versatile, especially the daily seafood specials. They have more than one kind of oysters, the staff is very friendly, the quality is very consistent. The wine, beer and cocktail selection is comprehensive. They do have some basic dishes like chicken parm or lasagne (very good); but the kitchen is very comfortable with various fresh fish dishes - monkfish, cod, salmon etc.

MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very friendly service . A nice neighborhood eatery.

PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bill Rizzuto continues to run his business like a tight ship, with a friendly and professional crew delivering steadfastly a quality product at a very affordable price in a nice and pleasant atmosphere.

r
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always excellent food,service and menu selections. Moderate prices.

G
London
17 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food- nice wait staff- fireplace great... table clothes would be nice... decor could use some sprucing up!

CM
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good selection of Italian pastas and pizzas. Offer a surprisingly robust kids menu that makes this a good choice for families. Service was prompt and attentive. Solid mid range restaurant.

C
Caribbean
39 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner.

s
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was super fresh and very good. Fish is fresh and healthy.

SG
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I made a reservation for 3'people for lunch. I planned to meet the two others in my party at the restaurant.
I arrive 5'nminutes early. There was no one at the desk, it took exactly ten minutes for someone to come to the desk to seat me. I told the server I had a reservation and two other gentlemen would,be joining me. I sat at the table for 15 minutes and text one of the others in my party that I was at the table and if they were struck in traffic. He said he was in the bar because when they arrive he was told there was no reservation in my name. My party was reunited at our table. Fortunately we were in no hurry for lunch. There were only two servers in the dinning room. We had a very good lunch, food was excellent and our waitress very pleasant for someone handling too many tables. Hope you solve your staffing short fall.

JK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there had great meal. Waiter was awesome.

JG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I ordered the filet medium rare- way over cooked and very tough. It did not cut nor taste like a filet. My husband ordered a wood grilled salmon and it was really salty. The oysters were good though! Just stick to stuff that doesn’t need to be cooked.

l
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the grilled fish option with the two sides. Pizzas and salads are great, too. Sitting in front of the roaring fire is always pleasant. Perfect martini.

PR
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was an excellent waiter and made my granddaughters, ages 7 and 10, feel very comfortable and welcome. The 3 adults each had different fish dishes and all were excellent.

s
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is always very fresh and delicious, great portion size.

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Risotto special was a big disappointment especially in light of server’s recommendation. Noticing the plate was virtually not eaten she insisted the dish was gratis and spoke to the chef about it - positives for the server. The place is hopping and this was the first negative experience with the food, which has otherwise been very solid though never superior.

AB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were at this restaurant on a Sunday evening. Although the server was attentive and the food was fine though nothing outstanding, the physical space was very cold inside.We asked to have the room temperature turned up as we were wearing our outdoor jackets. The party next to us also commented on the cold temperature of the restaurant. It was a very unpleasant experience. The server was apologetic, but we felt we wasted our money eating here in discomfort and definitely will not return.

M
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good family spot, consistent food & good service!

BC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a good value. Menu choices are good. Prices are fair for the area. Waitstaff is always attentive. Noise level is OK in dining area usually; not so much in the bar area where you can also dine. Never a disappointment here...

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area for parents weekend at a local college and I hadn’t made reservations anywhere. Went in open table, did a search, and this popped up. What a wonderful surprise! Food, service, and ambiance was delightful. Will definitely return next time we visit!

E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s always a turnoff walking into a restaurant and smelling the cleaner used. Service was great, and food was good. Hoping for better as it’s right down the street and we would love a go-to, moderately priced, neighborhood spot.

A
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the best service. It really made the evening excellent!

PR
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd meal during Restaurant Week. We continue to be impressed.

PR
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was glad to bring my sister-in-law to our favorite restaurant. She grew up in Brasil so it was especially nice to have Estevao as our waiter. She, he and my wife enjoyed talking with each other in Portuguese.

r
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service with s great selection of tasty food.

w
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met my HS friend for lunch - half way! She lives in RI, I am on LI. We had a wonderful and delicious reunion!