Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford

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1451 reviews
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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.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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Cheers
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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AnneL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night with the hubby-great attentive service, food out quickly and good quality-felt very safe inside

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service staff was excellent

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MartinSlade
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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MeganW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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.

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vipCathleenL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a treat to come out to eat during the pandemic. I felt very safe.

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Foodie49
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, made to order. Awesome service, Veronica was the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food!

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Margaret
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipGlennO
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy to have Rizzuto’s open again. Great outdoor seating and food as delicious as ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Foodie49
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Food was great, service was spectacular and the outside dining area is gorgeous! Can’t wait to go back next weekend.

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SaraW
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pappardelle bolognese always great. Service very good

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Cassandra
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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LisaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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PH091318
New England
66 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have a good experience at Rizzuto’s whether it’s for happy hour or dinner!

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BekkaF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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NickD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience on the outdoor patio. Our waiter Chris had a great personality and made our dinner more enjoyable.

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MatthewF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

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!

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GregB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice family outing

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JudG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating staff, delicious food, great outdoor dining

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my daughters bday. Our waitress was fantastic. Really went the extra mile to make it special. Food was spectacular.

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DougS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. We were pleased to find a table available on a Saturday evening. A winner for sure.

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vipItalian
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Johnfarmington
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Based on time and what is going on in the world
This was good
But expected better quality and offerings of food.

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PizzanHotSpot
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved the Danbury location. This one is less intimate but the food is the same quality and very attentive staff.

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CherylE
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

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

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vipNathanG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dessert excellent

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MARYANN
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food!! Excellent service! Nice selection of wines and drinks. Happy atmosphere.

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shaybealer
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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).

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Buddha
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always like eating here. The food and wine are great, as is the service

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BudJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love this place. The food is always great and the staff is very accommodating. It’s one of West Hartford’s treasures.

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Brad
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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PH091318
New England
66 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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 !

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Unpleasant
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

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.

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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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