Drinks include warm-weather favorites: the Watermelon Cooler with UV Salty Watermelon vodka, coconut mojito with Malibu and mint simple syrup, Blackberry Rickey with Tanqueray and Merlet blackberry liqueur, pineapple margarita with house-infused tequila, red and white sangrias and a Basil Limon with citrus vodka, Prosecco and fresh herbs.
Chef's small plates include fresh oysters on the half-shell, fried calamari, "grown up" pepperoni pie with sopressata, crab and sweet corn fritters, cast-iron wood oven baked macaroni and cheese and mini grilled cheese Caprese.
Rizzuto's also offers several other small plates at happy hour, priced at $3 to $5: bruschetta, Black Angus meatballs and sliders, truffle fries, an antipasti plate, fried jumbo shrimp, buffalo chicken skewers, cast-iron crab dip and two pizzas: classic Margherita and fig-barbecued chicken.
Happy hour runs Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; late-night on Thursday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and late-night Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. to midnight.
Rizzuto's is at 111 Memorial Road in West Hartford. 860-232-5000, rizzutos.com.