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Rizzuto's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

€€ - €€€Italian, , Seafood
540 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5702
+1 203-221-1002
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (27 reviews)
“cajun fries” (2 reviews)
“lobster fest” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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540 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5702
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I love the location and I love the decor/ambience. But the food is just not good. Simple as that. We've tried dinner a few times and also a brunch. No one liked their food, most left plates half full. Done.

Thank dcl2
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I had the CT style yesterday. Absolutely awesome from the amount of meat to the taste. Cole slaw so so but that was not what I was paying for. See you this weekend!

Thank JimMaine
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Nice location not far from the water. Pizza, seafood, lobster bar all under one roof. Adequate parking, decent food, decent prices.

Thank travellinman36
Reviewed 30 May 2017

An early dinner on a Tuesday night, on our way back home to Danbury from Compo Beach. Bar was happening; "oyster shack" seemed closed. Our error may have been ordering clam chowder, burrata caprese, and "mains" of veggie tacos (Himself) and shrimp tacos (Myself). The...More

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Love this restaurant. Food is always good, pleasant waitstaff, great for parties and lively bar! There is also outside dining when weather permits. We were just there for Mothers Day and everything ran smoothly even the waitstaff and they were very busy! All their dishes...More

Thank tweety3380
Reviewed 1 May 2017

While taking a relaxing drive along the coast, i stopped for a light lunch. Had the raw bar oysters, shrimp cocktail and maryland crab cakes. The seafood was very fresh, however the side salad was wilted and I didn't bother to eat it.....The happy hour...More

Thank Garden_Designer43
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were looking for a restaurant to celebrate a birthday of a dear friend but wanted to make sure it was "kid friendly" as she was bringing her children. Rizzuto's was the suggestion and it was a great choice! The kids loved it (kid chicken...More

1  Thank Charles R
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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