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Natjalie S. · Married on 07/07/2020
Excellent food and service
Our wedding originally was going to be a destination wedding in Puerto Rico, but due to COVID we had to cancel. As PA went into the green phase we decided to do a intimate ceremony with only immediate family. Rizzo's is on my in-laws favorite restaurant. Per my mother in law's recommendation, we decided to do it at Rizzo's. Their ceremony venue is just lovely with the pergola and the fountain at the side. We hosted a dinner after the ceremony, and the food was delicious. They also did our cake which I still get compliments on. This was not as we had planned for over a year, but it was still perfect.Sent on 07/21/2020
Stacie · Married on 09/21/2019
Beautiful Venue - Amazing Service
Beautiful venue! We had our ceremony and reception at Rizzo's. Our ceremony was outside, under their pergola. They have beautiful landscaping so we had minimal decorating to do for the ceremony. The staff worked with the DJ and pastor to help direct the guests and wedding party during the ceremony. After the ceremony and during our pictures outside, they brought out a large silver bowl full of ice, water, and beer. It was much appreciated since it was a pretty warm day for the month of September. During the photos, our guests enjoyed some tasty cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the bar/cookie table room that was located inside next to the ballroom where our reception was held. I was jealous that I did not get to try some of the amazing food I kept hearing about for days after our wedding!Sent on 10/17/2019
Rizzo's has AMAZING food! Everyone loved their gnocchi! We received a ton of compliments on the dinner and the drinks. Besides having great food and yummy cocktails, the staff really did an amazing job and looked out for my bridal party. It seems like anytime I felt like I needed a drink, someone would appear out of no where and either have a drink in hand or was asking me if I needed anything! Rizzo's wedding coordinator, Lynn, was extremely helpful and a sweetheart to work with. She answered all my questions and made sure I felt at ease with all the plans fr my big day,
I highly recommend Rizzo's for your wedding day!
Kim · Married on 08/17/2019
The perfect day 💜
All of the staff was professional , accommodating, and so kind!Sent on 08/20/2019
From the planning with Lynn to the wedding day it’s self . I would not change a thing!
Thank you Thank you
Sarah · Married on 09/22/2018
Rizzo's was amazing to work with. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend!Sent on 10/01/2018
Judy · Married on 09/15/2018
We were very pleased with every aspect of our reception. Lynn was very accommodating with all our requests. The food was wonderful and they offered a wide variety. The staff were exceptional - they went above and beyond to ensure all our guests enjoyed the evening. We also had them make our wedding cake - in was delicious! I would highly recommend for any event!Sent on 09/28/2018
Kristine · Married on 09/02/2018
Great venue, great food, great experience! I highly recommend Rizzo's for your wedding!Sent on 09/27/2018
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Congratulations again! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your most special day. It was a great honor and pleasure working with you. We wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter and happily ever after!
Ryan · Married on 09/01/2018
Rizzo’s Malabar Inn was a fantastic venue. The group there was exceptional. The food was exceptional, the outdoor and indoor venue was beautiful, the service was above and beyond. All of the people at Rizzo’s are very nice and helpful. Can’t say enough positive things about our experience. Would strongly recommend Rizzo’s to anyone!! The packages they offer allow you to make your wedding your own and have a simple wedding or extravagent event and no matter what you pick it will still be a beautiful, delicious, memorable event. Best venue in the Pittsburgh area!Sent on 10/04/2018
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Congratulations again to you and Nicole! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your most special day. It was an honor working with you and we wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and happily ever after!
Maria · Married on 08/18/2018
My daughter's wedding at Rizzo's on 8/18/18 was the most beautiful, heart-warming day of our lives!!The outdoor Pergola setting was amazing on a beautiful sun shined day!! Rizzi and his staff went above and beyond to make this day a fairy tale wedding! Our guests were amazed at the food, antipasto display, cookie display, attentiveness of every staff member and nothing was left to do but enjoy this day!! The reception hall was breathtaking..Thanks to Lynn, the wedding coordinator and Rizzi and Jerry and their entire staff of workers for everything they did and they worked with us from day one to make sure we were happy!!! Grazie! Grazie! Grazie!!Sent on 08/20/2018
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Thank you for sharing your comments! It was a great honor working with you to help create the wedding of Angie and JR's dreams. Wishing you all the best!
Megan · Married on 08/04/2018
Rizzo's made my wedding a dream come true! Lynn was very easy to work with. The food was absoutely delicious!! People are still ranting and raving about how much food there was. The wait staff was phenomenal and attended to all my guest needs! You will not be disappointed with Rizzo's!Sent on 10/04/2018
Ron · Married on 06/23/2018
Attended a wedding there Sat July 23,2018
WOW, from the small to the biggest detail this place was amazing to say the least.
The staff were attentive
The food was unlike any “ normal “
Wedding food,The outdoor Pergola was decorated so beautiful,and the halls ! Yes the place has a reception area for cocktail hour,before you enter the Gorgeous
Wedding banquet hall.
I’ve been to many weddings but this place is a 10
Thank you for making my nephews and his beautiful brides night,The best night of there lives.
I highly recommend this venue !
( And I also heard it’s very reasonable )
Pgh pa !!!!Sent on 06/24/2018
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Dear Ron - Thank you for taking the time to review our services and your experience with us! Wishing you all the best!
Sue · Married on 06/23/2018
I typically don't write reviews, but for this venue, I simply have to. From the initial meeting (with Lynn - event coordinator) to the day of and after the wedding (June 23, 2018), I cannot say enough about the professional-attentive-outstanding staff, gorgeous landscaping, beautiful hall, and of course - the mouthwatering food. Lynn (talk about service) worked with my son and his fiancé to help create the wedding of their dreams. The grounds on the property are absolutely breathtaking for an outdoor wedding on their pergola (and a "Plan B" is in-place in the event the ceremony has to be moved indoors due to weather). There was also plenty of parking for our guests. We stumbled upon this wedding oasis in Crabtree (Greensburg area) and cannot be more thankful we did. Lynn, you are quite the coordinator - we cannot THANK you enough from the bottom of our hearts for an amazing ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for our guests! You went over and above what was expected - when all was said and done, we felt like part of the Rizzo Family! The only recommendation I would make is that Rizzo's may want to consider building a hotel (or maybe a B&B for the bridal party) on their property; I know for our wedding alone, we booked 35 rooms (many for 2 nights). Rizzo's could offer on-site accommodations, guests wouldn't have to drive, and the couple wouldn't have to provide transportation ... sounds like a win...win...win to me! Thanks again Rizzo's Malabar Inn - truly a wedding oasis in Crabtree!Sent on 06/27/2018
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Dear Sue- Thank you for taking the time to review our services and your experience with us. And thank you for allowing us to be a part of this most special and joyous event! It was a great pleasure and honor working with you in helping to create the wedding of Josh and Julia's dreams. Wishing you all a lifetime of love, laughter and happily-ever-after!
Annie · Married on 04/21/2018
Having our wedding at Rizzo's was the best decision we made! It was a beautiful venue (indoor and outdoor). The food was absolutely delicious. The service was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our guests are still raving about Rizzo's. You will not be disappointed if you have your wedding at Rizzo's!Sent on 07/09/2018
Becky · Married on 09/16/2017
We recently had our daughters wedding at Rizzos and have absolutely had the most wonderful experience from beginning to end. Rizzi and Lynn were so helpful and professional and that made our daughters day so memorable. The entire staff just made everything run smoothly. We had so many compliments on the food, it was amazing and delicious. The venue was just gorgeous and everyone was so helpful the entire time. I could not have imagined a more beautiful and amazing place for our daughters wedding. We even had people that weren't at the wedding tell us how beautiful it must have been because everyone that was there keeps talking about how beautiful it was.Sent on 10/23/2017
I can't even begin to say how delicious all the food was. The fireworks were amazing and the hot apple cider was the best I think I ever had. Thank you Rizzi and Lynn and your entire staff for making our daughters day so amazing and special. If I could I would rate your venue with a 10 that's how wonderful it was
Gary · Married on 07/29/2017
I grew up in Crabtree. , when it came to choosing a place for my daughter's wedding there was only one place to go: Rizzo's.Sent on 08/08/2017
But why? It's not about the food, though it was amazing. It was the experience itself, giving my daughter the best day of her life. They cared about the details. They cared about taking care of us. It was about making sure that everything went perfectly and without complication. Which it did.
There are very few restaurants that truly understand how important it is to provide impeccable service. They did. In fact, my guests are still calling me about just how amazing the event, staff, food, and experience was.
I am just overjoyed, and I want the world to know it.
P.S. They even provided a fireworks show on their property that people are still talking about.
Thanks for making the day so special!
- Gary Semanchek
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Mr. Semanchek - thank you for taking the time to share your comments and feedback. We know there were countless options in selecting a venue for your daughter and son-in-law's special day, so we thank you for entrusting Rizzo's to help create the wedding of their dreams. It was a great pleasure and honor working with you - we look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the near future!
Dianne · Married on 07/22/2017
My daughter had an incredible wedding at Rizzo's new banquet hall. Every moment from the wedding ceremony to the end of the reception was perfect because of the attention to detail from the staff at Rizzo's. The food was outstanding. I am still hearing comments about how perfect and absolutely delicious the hor d'oeuvres and the dinner were. Mostly, you made my daughter"s day perfect because she never had to worry about her guest's needs being taken care of thanks to an incredible staff and bartender. Thank you so much for the Rizzo experience. I will recommend Rizzo's Reception Hall to anyone I know that is planning a wedding.Sent on 07/25/2017
Matthew · Married on 10/15/2016
Holding our wedding reception at Rizzo's Banquet Hall was the crowning touch on our "perfect day". When we told our guests where we were planning on having our wedding reception we were met with reactions such as, "I can't wait!" and "Oh, I love Rizzo's!". We were able to work with Lynn for several months to prepare for the event. They provided us with plenty of time to organize everything and decorate the room.
Having the venue, food, drinks and wait staff all taken care of by Rizzo's made things so easy for us. Our guests could not stop complementing the beautiful, elegant facility, the courteous, efficient service staff and, of course, the legendary food. You will not find more perfectly prepared, delicious food anywhere. Rizzi even prepared several meals for guests with special dietary restrictions.
We were so happy that the room had a video screen we could use to show a short video and a slide show throughout the evening.
Another feature that added to our wedding day was the stunningly beautiful landscaping behind the Banquet Hall that served as a backdrop for many photos of our Autumn wedding.
Our guests probably thought that we paid twice as much for our reception as we did because our reception was first class in every single way. We could not be happier!Sent on 07/03/2018
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Matt - Thank you and Debra for choosing Rizzo's to be a part of your big day! We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with you both in helping to create the wedding of your dreams. And thank you for sharing a glimpse of your special day through your wedding photos. Wishing you a lifetime of love, laughter and happily-ever-after!
Tori · Married on 07/16/2016
Wow! Just wow! Rizzos exceeded all our expectations. Our guests all left full, happy and impressed. Compliments are still buzzing from friends and family. Every single staff member....wait staff bartender, kitchen...all were wonderfully professional, but more than that, they were attentive. No detail was missed. At first I thought it sounded little pricey, but for what we got, it was an amazing bargain. They have an outdoor paradise for weddings, pictures or just for guests to enjoy, and they end receptions with a charming fireworks display just for you and your guests. If you are getting married in Greensburg, Pittsburgh or anywhere nearby, Rizzos is amazing.Sent on 07/20/2016
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are honored to have been a part of your most special day. Wishing you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness!
User5516603 · 2+ years ago
Our reception is STILL the talk of the town! The food, fireworks and servers were all fantastic! We cannot thank Lynn and Rizzi enough for all they did to make our wedding perfect! We had servers at our table constantly, they were nice, attentive and all around on the ball! They added extra Hors oeuvre's to the cocktail hour and set up the cookies into a fantastic display!!! We were able to set up the venue a few days before, which took a TON of stress off of me! I will continue to RAVE about Rizzo's, overall OUTSTANDING!!!Sent on 10/12/2015
Mary · Married on 09/26/2015
My daughters wedding reception was at Rizzo's new banquet hall. My husband and I were never at the hall before and loved it as soon as we walked in for our meeting with Lynn. Having eaten at Rizzo's before, the food was not a concern of ours. We knew it would be delicious! What we didn't know was how wonderful the staff and service would be for a wedding. Rizzi and his staff were fantastic. From the first meeting with Lynn, to the food tasting and all other preparations, everything was great! The staff was attentive to everything and everyone. Our guests couldn't stop talking about the reception; from the time they were greeted at the door with a glass of wine, to the delicious hors d' oeuvres and dinner, to the beautiful display of cookies, and finally, the awesome fireworks at the end of the evening. Thanks to Rizzi and staff, our daughters wedding was perfect. If you want your daughter or son's wedding to be special, I would highly recommend Rizzo's.Sent on 10/11/2015
Katie · Married on 09/26/2015
I would recommend having your wedding at Rizzos to anyone who is searching for a venue. They blew my expectations away with their quality of service not only to me but to my 215 guests! The wedding coordinator, Lynn was always available when I had a question or needed help with something. She was flexible with meeting times and requests from me on how I wanted things to go the day of my wedding. I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff at Rizzos was, they always made sure my guests and my wedding party was taken care of from food to drinks. When we booked with Rizzos they told us we would get fireworks during our wedding but these weren't just any fireworks. The fireworks were an amazing show and they even served pumpkin gelato and apple cider, which was an awesome surprise! If anyone is looking for a beautiful venue with staff that wants to make your day perfect, I would choose Rizzos over any other place. It's been three weeks since our wedding and we still have people telling us how amazing our reception was; all thanks to Rizzi and his staff.Sent on 10/12/2015
Jennifer · Married on 09/12/2015
I am not originally from the area, but when my Fiancé heard we had Rizzo's as an option for our wedding food. He was super excited.Sent on 10/01/2015
The tasting was incredible. Immediately after our tasting, we knew Rizzo's was a must have on our wedding planning list.
Using them a our caterer was simple and painless. No issues what-so-ever.
The layout of our cookie table was IMPRESSIVE! The servers were very respectful and kind. The food was DELICIOUS! I am unsure how they feed such a large amount of people and the food remains total perfection.. Simply amazing..
All of my guests couldn't stop complimenting the food. Way to go Rizzo's!!!! Could recommend them enough or give enough compliments.
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Hi, Jennifer! Thank you both again for choosing Rizzo's to be a part of your special day. It was truly an honor and great pleasure to work with you to create the wedding of your dreams. Wishing you a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness!
User5420598 · 2+ years ago
Rizzo's facility, food, staff, and management were excellent. The guests to the reception were treated like family. The entire wedding from planning to inception by Rizzo's was exceptional. Their flexibility and capabilities as a wedding venue truly make this a one of a kind location for a very special day.Sent on 09/09/2015
User5517948 · 2+ years ago
From start to finish, we absolutely loved planning and attending our reception! My family has been going to Rizzo's for years, so when it came time to plan a wedding, the restaurant was at the top of our list. Lynn was great helping us plan the day by email and phone and did a good job answering questions as they came up even though we didn't live nearby. The week before the wedding, Lynn and the other staff really went above and beyond allowing us to drop off decorations and store ~3,000 cookies in their walk-in fridge. That took a lot of extra pressure off my family to have the day of the wedding to ourselves without running to make drop-offs at the venue.Sent on 10/14/2015
The reception itself was everything we ever wanted - the staff did an amazing job and our guests have given us so many compliments on the atmosphere, food, and fun they had at our wedding. The hors-d'oeuvres display was unbelievable, followed by a family-style meal. The staff served our 22 tables of guests in a timely manner (no one had to eat cold/lukewarm food!) and did a great job pacing the meal and clearing away dishes as needed.
After dinner, the cookie table was revealed! Definitely take Rizzo's up on the offer to tray your cookies...they arranged all of the cookies we brought at once and created an absolutely gorgeous display. As the bride, I will never forget how I felt seeing the weeks of cookie baking come together to share with our guests. It was as if the staff created the display for their own families with the amount of care clearly put into it.
At the end of the dancing, our guests were invited outside to enjoy italian ice and spiked coffee (which we had not planned or expected in any way) while watching a complimentary fireworks show. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day and we would recommend Rizzo's to anyone planning a wedding around Pittsburgh! Rizzi, Lynn, and the rest of the staff added so many kind, little touches that genuinely sets them apart!
User5517144 · 2+ years ago
From our first appointment with Rizzi and Lynn to our GRAND FINALLY fireworks, we could not have asked for a more perfect day! The food, from appetizers to our family-style dinner, just like you would have at a Sunday dinner at grandma's house, was absolutely delicious! Our guests were overwhelmed with the amount of food that was served, which was all served steaming hot! The service was first-class. Our guests were all treated wonderfully and the servers that took care of our head-table, treated us like royalty. Our night ended with a fantastic fireworks display accompanied with refreshing sorbet and liqueur-coffee drinks! The guests still rave about the beautiful evening we had and we owe it to Rizzi and the awesome staff! We would, without hesitation, recommend Rizzos Banquet Hall for your special event!Sent on 10/12/2015
Brandy · Married on 07/11/2015
The food was outstanding! Every family member and friend who attended the wedding couldn't compliment the food ENOUGH!!!! Made my day even that more perfect!Sent on 08/02/2015
Rizzo's Malabar Inn's reply:Hi Brandy,