Mondays are not most people’s’ favorite day of the week.  Luckily, now that we are deep into the heart of football season there’s Monday Night Football to break up the week.  Recently, I had the pleasure of joining the folks at Rizzuto’s in Stamford for a football and poker night!  Yes, you read correctly, football and poker…on a Monday!  The great crew that runs Rizzuto’s decided that as a fun way to bring people out for a casual weeknight they would organize a free entry poker experience that their general manager hosts as the dealer.  You can even redeem your winnings (the chips) for food and drinks while you watch the football games on their massive TVs!  It really is an inexpensive, entertaining way to either learn poker or sharpen your skills while making friends and enjoying some excellent bar food and drinks.

After betting the farm and then losing the farm, we sat down in the dining room to enjoy some of the other staples that Rizzuto’s has to offer.  This is not your average “bar food”, this is great casual dining that happens to be served inside a shrine of big screens that would put any sports fan in awe.  From the pizzas that I had during poker, to the fig barbecue ribs once we sat down, I could not ask for anything more!  Rizzuto’s delivered on each and every dish that was brought out.  It is clear after spending time with Bill Rizzuto, the owner, that their commitment to food done correctly at all of their establishments is a passion.  Each restaurant in the Rizzuto’s family has many unique menu items as well as some fan favorites that are available at all of them.

Come on out to Rizzuto’s this Monday and learn to run the tables…you won’t be disappointed!


Rizzuto’s – Stamford

Address: 1980 West Main St

Stamford, CT 06902

Phone: 203-324-5900


Price: $$

Do they take reservations?  No

Attire:  Casual

Vibe: Fun, modern, sporty

Outdoor Seating?  No

Monday-Wednesday: 11:30am-9:30pm
Thursday-Saturday: 11:30am-10:00pm
Sunday: 11:30-9:30pm