Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
What 1398 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Loved it! Cocktails were so good!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall a great experience! A night to remember. The garlic cheese bread was phenomenal and the drinks were off the charts! Definitely would recommend to those looking to grab a bite to eat in the West Hartford area.

G
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have eaten at Rizzuto's many times over the years with family and friends. We always enjoy our meal. Service is top notch and the food and drinks are always good. On our last visit the hostess was unable to accommodate a table request for our party of 4. The restaurant was very busy and we fully understood. Much to our surprise at the end of our wonderful meal we were presented with a beautiful tray of several delicious dessert as an apology for not being able to accommodate our table request. These are the little things that management does to make sure their patrons enjoy themselves and return again and again to their restaurant. We will certainly be returning in the neat future for another wonderful dining experience at Rizzuto's

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Location! Food and Service Good! Staff was very accommodating!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time going to Rizzuto’s. It was amazing! I can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful people and food. My favorite restaurant of the month

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

When we arrived for our reservation, the hostess greeted us with “I have some bad news, the people at your are still there, alternatively you can eat at a bar table” So not a good way to greet people that have a reservation at all. Would have been better to say, I’m sorry but your table isn’t ready yet, I can give you one at the bar or you can wait at the bar if you like. Really kind of started us off on the wrong foot. But honestly the bar staff, waiters, food wine list etc were really extraordinary. So we’d definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Was very good food, waiters and manager.

The only issue is the hostess is not very nice. This is the second time she hasn’t been very nice or accommodating. Asked to seat at a different booth and was told no both times and both times no one sat there while we were eating and even after we were finished.

Would go more but don’t want to deal with her so we usually go somewhere else.

PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stopped for lunch, had a light fare, service was very good, food was excellent and the price was reasonable. We will be back..

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With my 23 year old daughter and the experience was sensational! Thanks.

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We made a reservation for 7:45 PM. When we arrived, the folks at the table we were supposed to get were still there. We were offered a high table near the bar which turned out to be very nice. Steve was our waiter. He was attentive to every detail and really went out of his way to make the evening nice. Loved the Santa Claus. Toufic is always very personable and welcomed us as well. Matt, the bar tender, was very warm and reached out to add to the enjoyment of the evening. The food was really amazing. It was a great way to spend Christmas Eve after a nice movie. Rizzuto's is a regular, favorite spot. And, after drinks, appetizers, and dessert, the bill was very reasonable.

DC
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went their Christmas eve & was very happy with the service & food, especially on a holiday. Noise level was a little loader than normal but that was to be expected with a full house. Again overall a great experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Even though it was tight (with lots of high tops and booths), they were able to accommodate our wheel chair and party of 7. Service and the food was fantastic. We enjoyed our experience on Christmas Eve and will be back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for the great time on Christmas Eve. It was amazing time for our family. Our services was impeccable.

Thank you,
Aneta Santilli

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I would have given food at least 4 stars if it was not for a very misleading labeling on the menu about gluten free options. WARNING: Items marked on the menu as GF are not actually gluten free unless you specifically ask for it! The waiters will not warn you, but there is VERY fine print on the menu that tells you that.

M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant! Servers Stephanie and Tofique and manager Lynn make this place the homiest and most comfortable place with a flair for hospitality and just plain good times and good food. We have been going to this place since it opened and it has consistently never disappointed. Great atmosphere and we always run into people we know from town. Grateful for this place!

A
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

While food was good, the hostess was just plain rude. Given it was a cold and snowy day, my client was late by 20 mins. I was told the table was booked only for 1.5 hours(true). When I asked if I had to stay with my client longer, her response was the manager would come and take us to the bar tables. I clarified I was going to be with a client and could not decide on how long we would end up chatting. Her response was 1.5 hours is long enough to catch up. We ended up spending 3 hours at a high table that was the only one offered as my client was late. You are doing injustice to the good and creative food you offer through such behaviors.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Table was a little wobbly but the meatballs and ambiance made up for it. Tasty and fun a bit pricey though.

CD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great, servers very friendly. Santa and Mrs. claus was a nice touch.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, great service, nice vibe.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was great.

AM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Disappointed they cannot extend the happy hour drinks to the tables. I had a table 15’ away from the bar and was forced to pay 2X for the same drink. I guess if you want to take advantage of happy hour you have to enjoy your drinks in an unhappy atmosphere.

SP
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Scrumptious dishes with superb service!
Entrees for all palettes and dietary requests.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful server who made the experience very friendly and special. We were celebrating a birthday and the night went off without a hitch! Food was excellent and came out on a timely manner.

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

From appetizer to dinner to dessert, everything was delicious! We had a few dietary based changes that were graciously accommodated. The only thing that was off was the beverage service timing. We waited a long time for our initial cocktails, they arrived well after our appetizer and our bottle of wine, to have with our main course, was delayed enough that I told our table to put your forks down or we will have no food left to go with our wine.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Rizzuto’s for my husband’s birthday dinner. This was our first visit and we were incredibly impressed and blown away from start to finish. The high quality of the service and the food was impeccable - I highly recommended the antipasto appetizer! The food was exquisite! I would come here again without question - there are many more things on the menu we are excited to try! Fantastic experience!

AR
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall the evening was very good but the noise was almost unbearable. We all left hoarse due to having to shout! The food and drinks were tasty.

PM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

I would but my husband and I came for the first time to your restaurant for our anniversary. Our first table was in a little tiny nook. I asked for a different table because there were several available. Waitress was very nice! Our Drinks came out way into our appetizer, our entree came out before app was even finished and side salad came after half way through our meal. Felt very rushed! Reservations were for 6 pm we were out by 6:45pm

t
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun and delicious, only issue was entrees came out while we we’re still working on our salads

B
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good value. Salads and main course were both very good. Our server, Chris, knew the menu and helped with the sides.

Wine list is broken down by type within red or white to help with pairing.

The Bombolini is worth the wait.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came from out of town and took a recommendation from a friend. Great recommendation. Very fast and friendly service and DELICIOUS!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On a Saturday night in West Hartford, we could not have asked for a better experience. Our service was fantastic and the food was timely and delicious. The limoncello shots and complimentary dessert were the perfect touch and made the evening really special. We will definitely be back! Thank you for the perfect birthday dinner !

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food

EB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table was ready when we got there. Our waitress Monica, was very attentive and helpful. Great food and wine selections.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous in every way! Exceptional service, amazing food and great prices. A fun atmosphere and ambiance! This is a MUST go to location.

F
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating our sons girlfriend’s birthday. Delicious food, great service and attention. Gluten free pizza crust not the best we’ve had, but not bad. Gobbled up everything.

IB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a birthday brunch, asked to be seated outside, and were seated quickly. Drinks came fast, food was delivered perfectly and hot! The birthday girl was given her choice of dessert at no charge. All in all it was a delightful experience and we WILL return.

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The noise level is just too high for a quiet conversation. Our server was good, but tried a little too hard. The food was, as always, excellent.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Had 2 issues with our meal/food. But the manager was on top of it and made it better.

C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary and everything was perfect. Great food.