Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford
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.
Roasted Sea Scallops
10 ounce cut, red wine reduction, wild mushrooms
Had an excellent meal to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. The food is impeccable and the ambience is still lovely even with the restrictions. The clam appetizer was delicious, the sauce was heavenly. And they even gave us a dessert on the house because of our anniversary. Service was top notch. Will go back.
Date night with the hubby-great attentive service, food out quickly and good quality-felt very safe inside
Service staff was excellent
After having been shuttered longer than most restaurants during the pandemic-related closures, Rizzuto’s has reopened and has stepped up its game. Had the salmon — excellent — and the swordfish, also very good. Great service. This is a far better experience than it was a couple of years ago.
Rizzuto's did a fabulous job with their outdoor dining space. Heaters for each table and decorative lights made the atmosphere cozy and relaxing. The food was great (could have been a bit hotter) and our server was delightful. They may have been a bit understaffed that evening but in this time that is understandable! Definitely recommend Rizzuto's for your next night out.
It was a treat to come out to eat during the pandemic. I felt very safe.
Best place to eat in West Hartford!! Drinks are outstanding, the food was delicious and the service was spot on. Doesn’t get any better!!!
Excellent food, made to order. Awesome service, Veronica was the best.
We always enjoy our experience at Rizzuto’s! The food is consistently delicious and the service outstanding. It’s one more of our favorite restaurants in West Hartford.
The outdoor seating area is fabulous because it's on the side of the building as opposed to the front, so you don't have noisy/exhaust emitting cars swirling by your dinner table. The wait staff was attentive yet not intrusive. My husband felt the spare ribs he ordered were on the fatty side. We will definitely return, but just order something else next time.
So happy to have Rizzuto’s open again. Great outdoor seating and food as delicious as ever.
It was terrific. Six of us outside and under a canopy with no extra noise. Food was stupendous and the service was very good. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Everything was amazing!! Food was great, service was spectacular and the outside dining area is gorgeous! Can’t wait to go back next weekend.
Pappardelle bolognese always great. Service very good
Taking advantage of outside dining while weather permits. They have done an excellent job here using their space. Beautiful and peaceful despite these turbulent times. Food of course was excellent as always. We'll be back!
Great food, service, and atmosphere (covid19 and late lunch). Yearly thing to come to after a car event in farmington. Will be back again next year or if i am west hartford again.
My husband and I love Rizzuto’s. It was our anniversary and we went there to celebrate. We dined outside and it was beautiful. Veronica was our waitress and she is always fabulous. They always remember us and sent over champagne. The food is always amazing and the flavors are fabulous. It was a beautiful evening. The staff and management are above the beyond.
This place is one of our favorites! We have been waiting for months for them to reopen after the Covid shutdown. Family member had me convinced that they went out of business, I was super sad. We sat outside, and Chris was our server. He was very friendly, attentive and has a great personality. Right off the bat he let me know that the wine I normally get was not available because of the current situation. He knows his stuff and was very informative.
Great outdoor seating, we enjoyed that it was all individual tents.
I always have a good experience at Rizzuto’s whether it’s for happy hour or dinner!
Service was great. Food was absolutely delicious with great presentation setup. We were in town for a short business event and wanted some place with wide range of a menu and outdoor setting. The GM stopped at our table before we were done and thanked us for dining. She was very nice and sincere. It was a great night with delicious food and drinks.
Had a great experience on the outdoor patio. Our waiter Chris had a great personality and made our dinner more enjoyable.
Menu is smaller due to covid and time to be seated took 20 minutes longer even though we had reservations. The manager was apologetic and comp’d our birthday dessert. The food was delicious and was on the table quickly. Overall if we didn’t have to wait that extra time it would’ve gotten a 5 star review but be prepared to have to wait longer than expected due to covid regulations (which we totally expected to be the case) and the also their online menu is not what they have available while dining in!
Very nice family outing
Very accommodating staff, delicious food, great outdoor dining
It was my daughters bday. Our waitress was fantastic. Really went the extra mile to make it special. Food was spectacular.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We were pleased to find a table available on a Saturday evening. A winner for sure.
We were pleasantly surprised with the new atmosphere for social distancing. Still felt cozy; food was very good. The antipasto was the best we have had in a long time and the tomato sauce was as good as ever. Glad they have reopened!
Based on time and what is going on in the world
This was good
But expected better quality and offerings of food.
Loved the Danbury location. This one is less intimate but the food is the same quality and very attentive staff.
Our waiter was awesome . Everything from the wine to the mussels to the meals were over the top. We definitely will visit again along with our friends
One entree was ridiculously small. Five small butternut squash ravioli A child’s portion. Service was inattentive Taste was ok but hardly memorable. It’s been a while since I was at this restaurant. I can’t imagine going back. Pricing was hardly in line with portions and service. A miss on many points
Wonderful food!! Excellent service! Nice selection of wines and drinks. Happy atmosphere.
Very good food in a lively environment with outstanding service. A little pricey but standard for West Hartford (although 7 bucks for a 12 oz. Cranky is pushing it).
We always like eating here. The food and wine are great, as is the service
We love this place. The food is always great and the staff is very accommodating. It’s one of West Hartford’s treasures.
Overall, a very good experience. Service was very good. Food choices were very good and output was very good. Drinks were excellent. Noise was moderate but seating was very good. A really nice place to go for either a drink with friends, appetizers or a entire meal. Reminds you of an updated Italian bistro.
We enjoy going to Rizzuto’s, not our first visit. One of our favorite restaurants. Not a fan of the seating where we were placed. Others were served sad greeted before us. Our server was okay, but I feel we were forgotten !
Mixed Review. The food was very good but the service was just terrible. It was Valentine's Day and we had a late reservation. We got there early - it was very busy and loud. We waited at the bar. My husband went once to check on the status of our table and got barked at by the hostess. When we were seated we got squeezed into a tiny table for two that was sandwiched between others. It did not feel special. I asked about a place to hang my coat as there was no way to hang a large winter coat over the chair in that tiny space, and the seater pointed over his shoulder to a rack in the corner by the door. He did not offer to hang it for me. I handed it to him anyway and said "Here you go." The tables were so close we uncomfortably overheard the break-up of the couple next to us as the man stood up and took the flower out of the vase with him as he walked out, leaving his date all alone to pay the bill. Our server finally came and did not ask if we wanted drinks before taking our food order. We asked for wedge salads with no bacon. She repeated "No bacon?" and we said that was correct. Of course the salads came with bacon. When we complained she said "Oh, you didn't want bacon?" We had to ask her if we could get drinks, which took a very long time to come. When my husband's pasta came he was not offered grated cheese. It took a very long time to get any. We were never checked on. We had to keep adjusting ourselves as customers and wait staff squeezed by our table. Having said all of this, the food was very good. The problem is the experience was so unpleasant it's hard to recommend the restaurant to anyone.
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 232-5000.
Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford is rated 4.5 stars by 1451 OpenTable diners.
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