Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford

4.6
1499 reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1499 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MJTotis
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy to make reservation online.

Reserved outdoor hut which had a hanging electric lamp heater and a small propane space heater. Quite warm after a few minutes with both on.

Service was great. Our server was very attentive without being overbearing. We were there probably 1hr past closing and they were very accommodating.

Meal was excellent. We shared a few small plates and then we each got separate main dishes including pizza, steak & linguini.

Great evening celebrating wife's birthday!

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AllanQ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seeing the pizza oven I knew I had to try a pizza. The pizza I had was pretty spicy but the honey really did a great job offsetting it. The waitress was amazing, and they definitely stand behind their food 100% and want you to have the best experience possible.

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vipAndreaM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great experience. Loved the outside igloo.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food. Always a good time.

JD
JuliaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

The service was the only good thing about this restaurant unfortunately. The quality of food has significantly changed in a bad way, nothing seemed fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving for our family of 7 was a success at Rizzutos! Food was great, 4 of us got the Turkey meal, which was tasty, but overpriced. But apps were amazing; mussels, blue cheese garlic bread and calamari were perfect! Waitstaff was fun too!

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vipBillR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the friendly greeting upon arrival, to the ambiance, friendly service, quality food, cocktail & wine list to capping our night with cannolis and cappuccino this restaurant is a must! 10+

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MarthaM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing. Our server was personable, knowledgeable and definitely didn’t rush our experience. Which he gathered was our intention. We started with meatballs which were cheesy saucy well seasoned perfection! I got a pasta dish and my friend got the Pollo - we both took most all of our meals home as there was certainly plenty. Drinks were tasty ! Dessert was simple and light - we had the flourless Almond cake - ambience was perfect and festive. Can’t wait to go back!! Wish I could remember our servers name! He was awesome :)

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SteveD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rizzuto’s is very customer centered and takes pains to ensure that every dining experience is wonderful.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

I made reservations the night before for dinner and waited 30/40 mins for them to finally bring us to the outside garden houses that were not even warm when we got inside them. The food was amazing and they did take care of our drinks for the inconvenience for having to wait.

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vipMLRPRODUCTIONS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such great consistent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was awesome

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SarahP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is our second time at Rizzuto’s. We like the food, general atmosphere and service enough to come back again. It is pretty good Italian food, won’t blow you away but is solid.

For some reason the different colored lighting/something about the lighting gives us both a headache so we try to get seated away from the kitchen area.

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Nitdee
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Been here before. Food was mediocre. Calamari was half peppers. My salad was very good as were the pasta dish. But should have been better for the $$. Service was very good.

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AnnZ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was great! The "greenhouse" was comfortable and warm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Heated outside private dining, good food and service. Great for those who are still not doing inside dining.

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CatherineW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My friend and I ordered from the small plates and found them quite good! In particular, the bowl of muscles was quite large and tasty! The wait staff was helpful if anything need explaining.

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I went for our 3 year wedding anniversary. We ordered a couple appetizers and the Autumn Margarita- everything was amazing. Our favorite thing we had was the Mussels - the broth was out of this world fantastic.

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MonicaK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Service was super fast, apps were brought out before the cocktails.
We were seated next to a loud table so it was not as relaxing as we had hoped for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We ate outside which was very nice and service was excellent, drinks were nice, but I wasn’t impressed with the food unfortunately. I don’t know if we just chose the wrong items of if the food has declined, as I’ve eaten here and enjoyed the food previously. I’ll try again for maybe drinks and apps, wouldn’t commit to full meal again yet.

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DanielD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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vipfrankm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sefanie are waitress as great. Bartender and manager where also great. Will be back soon

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vipLinda
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday with a group!

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MiaG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Started with their fall margarita which was delightful. The Barrett’s was good but could use a bit more balsamic vinaigrette. The Cesar was excellent. The chicken on polenta with mushrooms was outstanding. The Bolognese was fantastic too. We skipped dessert. Service was as usual great. We sat outside and enjoyed the heat lamps.

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SHARONM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, and we loved sitting outside. It was almost like we were in a park.

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RickF
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Great service, food was delicious. We are inside in a large booth so plenty of social distance.

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RH60
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service; food and drinks delicious; go for the "dessert" drinks to end your meal.

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LisaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I love it here! We are always welcomed warmly and Lynn the general manager, always stops by our table to chat and make sure everything is good! The food is fabulous and we love the staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiancé took me to Rizzuto’s for my birthday last night and it was incredible. The wait staff was very friendly and we were seated right away. The restaurant was full, yet not noisy. The quality of food was amazing as well as our drinks. We will definitely be back for our next date night!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, not over the top but fun atmosphere!

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pkg26
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely dinner outside at Rizzuto’s! It was a cool night but they had heat lamps. The food was excellent, from the salads to the bread to the main courses. We had the best server, Stephanie, who went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed for a lovely dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really fun and yummy!!

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JulieI
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful remodel, great food and attentive spot. We will definitely be back!

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Bolognese
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

So glad Rozzuto's came back and seems to be executing well. Menu selections and recipes seem thoughtfully chosen, enough depth and variety to take care of everyone. All across the board, from delicious crusty bread to wine list to pasta shapes that go beyond the ordinary, interesting flavorful salads you can top with a protein, to entrees and desserts, notable skill and attention to choosing pleasing flavor and proper execution of cooking was there. Outdoor seating with charming lighting, under farmer's market-style tenting set between the restaurant and the grassy area alongside was so pleasant we'd welcome it post-Covid as well.

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Happyeater
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

In general, the servers were friendly. The manager checked in to see how we were doing. The cocktails were good. The bread was very good. And the meatballs and calamari were quite tasty. The desserts were the weakest part of the meal. We had tiramisu, not the best, and vanilla ice cream, which was good. The server brought over another dessert, almond cake with lemon sauce, which we did not order, but she wanted us to try. I guess she did because it was her favorite dessert. Unfortunately, we didn’t love this either, not because of the cake per se, but because the lemon sauce was too lemony.

Because of this review, the manager contacted me and credited us for our desserts including the almond cake, which the server had inadvertently charged us for. The manager clearly cares about the restaurant and wants every customer to have a positive experience. For this reason, we would return to Rizzuto’s.

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vipRobertW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great as always. Best outdoors set up in town!

Staff is always welcoming, and the food is good value, and almost always good--an occasional slip but always corrected immediately with a smile!

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vip312dinner
Western KY
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food from the homemade bread to the calamari starter, arugula salad with apples and Gorgonzola, to the spicy sausage pizza with honey crust. Rizzuto’s thoughtful upgrades to the usual Italian dishes made this crowd pleasing restaurant a huge home run and a special dinner out.

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Jimmy
New England
55 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Very polite, attentive and professional. Awesome that the employees took exceptional personal commitment to excellence.

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Luv2dine21
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

The restaurant was very hot. We sat in the back and many customers were fanning themselves. There was a fan blowing but no relief. The server said the air was on but couldn’t keep up. The food was delicious even though my husband received the wrong entree. The server was kind enough to give him the entree he ordered to go! She also included cannoli’s for us complimentary. The server was amazing. I couldn’t imagine working in those hot
conditions wearing a mask. She was attentive and very friendly. Make sure you dine in the front part of the restaurant or dine outdoors.

FAQs

Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 232-5000.

Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar - West Hartford is rated 4.6 stars by 1499 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.