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Rizzuto's Oyster Bar & Restaurant
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Ranked #30 of 163 Restaurants in Westport
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bridge Street
Description: Rizzuto's Italian Restaurant and Bar in Westport, CT combines a warm urban environment and genuine hospitality with a rustic Italian menu and authentic stone-fired Neapolitan brick oven pizza that focuses on fresh ingredients, simple preparations and great value. Rizzuto's is a community driven, family friendly Italian dining restaurant and gathering destination for everyone to enjoy a great dining experience. The Saugatuck neighborhood in Westport, CT is Rizzuto's third location which opened in 2009. Situated directly across from the Saugatuck River, the restaurant boasts an outdoor patio, large bar and lounge, and a raw bar featuring local seafood. Flames from the grand stone fireplace and the copper Le Panyol Wood-Fired oven provide a warm glow throughout the main dining area.
Fairfield, CT
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Enough”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

So I'm sitting hear trying to figure out what to say about Rizzuto's. It's a nice enough place, nothing terrible, nothing great. Perhaps it's best attribute is the ambiance. It's a nicely lit, open floor plan with high ceilings, a fireplace and a pleasant subtle aroma of burning wood , a view into the kitchen showing the wood burning brick oven. The bar is a large L with two big screen TVs. There is also some outdoor seating, the drawback there is it is immediately adjacent to the parking lot.

Our waitress was very good, coming over quickly to take our drink order, again coming promptly to get our food order, and frequently visiting us to check if everything was okay.

Our food was mostly good. The lobster bisque was much too salty and had very little lobster. My oven-roasted free range chicken breast was well prepared and flavorful, as was the accompanying broccoli rabe. The artichoke salad was not as good as it could have been. The dressing was too heavy in lemon and did not draw out the rest of the flavors in the salad. The desserts were sizable and very enjoyable. The cannolis were crisp with a tasty delicate filling, the tiramisu was classically prepare and very good, the flourless chocolate was good, but not your typical "flourless" chocolate cake. It was very light, and certainly seemed to me that there was indeed flour as it was somewhat like a devils food cake. The accompanying raspberry sauce was excellent. All and all a good experience.

  • Visited April 2012
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English first
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,736 reviews
1,051 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
“Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Great pasta dishes and good wine. Always crowded but nice place.

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1 Thank Autumn M
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Weston, CT
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“GREAT Brick Oven Pizza, salads, entrees and cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Our family has gone here, we've done Girls Night out here, and we've had business lunches at this lovely site with a varied menu. We particularly enjoy the stone pizza made in the brick oven, and drinks at the very festive bar. You will be very pleasantly surprised. Oh, and rare for Westport: plenty of free parking!

Visited December 2011
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2 Thank Erin K
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Food. Great Atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

This place has great food and the place is always packed with people. It's not a quiet romantic couples spot, it's the kind of place you bring your "fun" friends to for a great night out. Now, you do need reservations and expect to wait a little when you get to there because everyone knows this is the place to be on a Friday night.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank jtc6996
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Weston,ct
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Expensive and food wasn't good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

We had the pizzas and lasagna - both were cold and not tasty at all. The restaurant was very crowded for a Sunday night so I think that the kitchen was overwhelmed. We won't go back there again.

  • Visited January 2012
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2 Thank Mdempsey
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