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Rizzuto's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

540 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5702
+1 203-221-1002
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (29 reviews)
“cajun fries” (2 reviews)
“oysters” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
540 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5702
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time at this restaurant. The service and food were excellent. Wide range of selections from appetizers to entrees. The portions were very generous as we each had leftovers for another nights’ dinner. We “forced” ourselves to have desserts which were delicious! Needless to say,...More

Thank janetron2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gosh, I went here for my birthday a few years ago, the day after July 4th. Thus it was quite busy. But service was quick nonetheless. The pizza and cake was lovely. I also went with colleagues from my previous job. We enjoyed drinks at...More

Thank katsalmond888888
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I ordered takeout from their ‘Lobster Shack’ which is attached to Rizzutos. I picked up my order from the Lobster Shack ‘side of the house’ and was presented with a bill that was approximately 20% higher than the Lobster Shack menu online and the prices...More

Thank seanfuhr
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

First time here. Great atmosphere and service. I ordered the 1 1/4 pound lobster combo comes with boiled potatoes, corn and clams/mussels. My wife orders the linguini and clams sauce. Don’t know if they cooked mine first and just sat it in a window or...More

Thank billmO2003YI
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Took a detour out of I95 traffic and landed here due to the sign advertising oysters....which weren’t even on the menu!!! But we asked and we were provided delicious oysters. We had steaks and the temp was just right. Mine had the Gorgonzola which was...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Rizzuto's has a lot going for it. There is a great happy hour with both free and modestly priced offerings of which many are very good. It seems incredible that they prepared a special printed menu for Restaurant Week 2017 and delivered so little. We...More

Thank Joe1234665
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Tough to give this review, because the staff was very nice and the service is great...but it's just not their fault that the food really isn't very good...the servings are huge, almost family style, so no one at our table of 6 came close to...More

Thank StRaymond
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Service was nice, we had a 8 people in the group and every plate was liked. The desert menu was nice suprise and we ended getting good recommendations from the waitress.

Thank MahonenTravellingFIN
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We dined here about 2 months ago and were pleasantly surprised. Parking was a little difficult but we eventually found a space inn the rear parking lot. We were seated in the rear dining area, right next to the kitchen. The staff was very attentive...More

Thank GCGC204
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I've been to the lobster shack numerous times and today didn't disappoint. Fresh picked lobster meat. Huge pieces. Cajun fries were excellent. Also had the garlic aioli on the fries. Each time I've been nothing but great things to say. A must try.

1  Thank Felicia H
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Response from LindaKavs | Property representative |
Our round tables seat 6 pl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5702
    (Bridge Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-221-1002
  • E-mail
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.
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