• Check Out BOTH of Our Locations!
    Whether you're in Osage Beach or Lake Ozark, you can enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the OzarksLi'l Rizzo's has two amazing locations, both serving up your favorite dishes. Each of our locations provides a unique Italian atmosphere, which is sure to make a great dining experience. In addition, both of our restaurants have multiple TVs, so it's the best place to enjoy a delicious Italian meal and watch the game!The Best View at the Lake!2146 Horseshoe Bend PkwyLake Ozark, MO 65049573-365-3003Li'l Rizzo's opened up our Horseshoe bend location in 1990 and was an instant success! The Horseshoe Bend location is smaller and has a more intimate setting, which is perfect for renting out for parties and events. From the beautiful view of the Lake on the outdoor patio to the bar that serves up the best drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks, Li'l Rizzo's has something for everyone. Although the best place to enjoy the view is from the outdoor patio, during the off-season, you can still enjoy that breathtaking view while dining inside.Watch the Game at Li'l ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-12-04
  • Deals You Don’t Want to Miss at Li’l Rizzo’s!
    With gourmet pizza, pasta, world-famous house salad and legendary service, there are many reasons to enjoy a meal at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Besides our amazing food and service, we also have great specials throughout the week from wing specials to the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out the great deals you don't want to miss at Li'l Rizzo's! Happy Hour Is The Best HourJoin us for the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks Monday through Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. During Happy Hour at Li'l Rizzo's, you can enjoy specials on drinks and all your favorite appetizers at half price! From our delicious spinach, green chili & jalapeno dip to the traditional bruschetta, all of our mouthwatering appetizers are half priced during the Lake of the Ozarks best Happy Hour!Sunday Happy HourOn Sundays, Happy Hour at Li'l Rizzo's last all day long! That's right! Enjoy drink specials and half-priced appetizers all day long on Sundays. We couldn’t think of a better way to end a great weekend than delicious appetizers and drinks at the best ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-11-26
  • Are You Ready for Black Friday?
    Black Friday is one of the best days to get your holiday shopping completed. Many stores are offering one-day-only sales or extending their "Black Friday" deals to all week or month long, so it is the best time to shop. After stuffing yourself full of turkey, you may be making your way to your favorite stores to find the best deals on the gifts your family has been wanting. To make sure you get the best Black Friday shopping experience, Li'l Rizzo's has a few tips to consider before heading out this Friday.Create A Game PlanMake a list, check it twice and stick to it. Black Friday ads have expanded beyond the traditional Sunday circulars. Many stores have their Black Friday deals online, so take advantage of this. Do your research and figure out which stores have what's on your wish list. Once you get in the stores, the craziness of Black Friday may get overwhelming, so having a list that you can stick to will make sure that you don't forget anything - or overspend.The Earlier, The BetterEvery year, it seems like the ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-11-20
  • Give the Gift of YUM this Holiday Season!
    As we enter the Holiday Season, we're beginning to think about all the things that needs to be done to prepare for the holidays; the meals you'll need to make, the gifts you need to buy... the list goes on and on. While for some, it's an easy task, but for others, not so much. Let's face it, we all have at least one family member that is extremely hard to buy for. And trying to cook a meal that everyone will enjoy is virtually impossible. Make your holidays easy and give the gift of YUM with Li'l Rizzo's! Here are a few ways you can count on us to have your holiday meals (and gifts) covered!Give the Gift of YUM!For a limited time, Li'l Rizzo's is offering a great gift card promotion to get you more bang for your buck! We are offering a FREE gift card with every gift card purchased in November and December. The free gift cards are valued at 20% of the original gift card value and are only valid from January 1, 2019 - ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-11-14
  • What We’re Craving in November
    Whether you're planning to watch the NASCAR Playoffs or watch your favorite receiver drive through to the end zone for a touchdown, you're for sure going to need something to keep your family full. After all, there's nothing that ruins a good game day faster than a 'hangry' group of sports fans rooting against each other! So, here's what we're craving in November to keep us from getting 'hangry'!Macho Meat PizzaThis delectable specialty pizza is packed with all the meats the hungriest fan might crave! Covered in red sauce, topped with pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, bacon & Canadian bacon, and generously sprinkled with provel and mozzarella cheeses, this pizza will be a for sure win at your game day gathering!Loaded Potato SkinsHave your own mini football 'skins' via scrumptiously loaded potatoes! These potato“cups” filled with bacon, green onions, provel and mozzarella cheese, served with sour cream, are the perfect filling finger foods!Spinach, Green Chili, & Jalepeno DipIt's not game day without chips and dip! Sure, you could grab the store bought stuff, but that's just boring and redundant. Instead, order our ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-11-08
  • Catering for the Holidays
    With Halloween over, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be filling up the next several weeks. Company parties, family gatherings, and plenty of yuletide cheer will be going around. If you’re planning a party for the next few weeks, you have a few options regarding the food. You can slave in the kitchen for hours and hours - or you can work with the best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks! 7 Reasons to Hire a CatererIt practically goes without saying, but if you’ve never hired a caterer for your event, here are a few reasons that you may want to consider it this year! Once you try us, you’ll never go back ;).Save yourself some timeMake a statementSave moneyProvide a versatile menuReduce your stress levelCreate a great atmosphereCooking for a crowd can be a challengeWe could go on and on, but there are some really great reasons to hire catering at the Lake of the Ozarks for your holiday party. Be the hostess with the mostess by not being a stressed out party planner. Stop by, pick up your incredible ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-11-02
  • Pass the Pasta On Pasta Day!
    The nostalgia of a big plate of pasta smothered in a delicious sauce brings back so many great memories. Pasta is comfort food - at least it here around here! At Li’l Rizzo’s, we have an incredible menu filled with pasta dishes that will make your mouth water, so it only makes sense that you would take some time to celebrate World Pasta Day! October 25th is a day dedicated to the many different types of delicious pasta that we get to enjoy. Here are a few fun facts about pasta, as well as a peek at our delicious pasta menu at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!Did you know … The three most popular kinds of pasta’ are Penne, Spaghetti, and Macaroni.Pasta can be served in multiple ways. It can be mixed with a sauce, it can be stirred into soups or stews, and it can also be baked.Dried pasta doubles in size when cooked and is often served with thick, hearty sauces.The traditional Italian way of cooking pasta is known as ‘al dente’. Most ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-10-25
  • Pizza Month at Your Pizza Place
    October is Pizza Month! Combine that with football season and you have the makings of a wonderful few weeks of the year. Here at Li’l Rizzo’s, we serve up the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks and have plenty of TVs around our restaurant that you can watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks without interruption. With so many incredible pizzas on our menu, we thought it would be fun to introduce you to the flavors so many of our customers love - as well as some of the most popular pizza toppings!Popular Pizza Pie ToppingsIn an article by Huffington Post, Foodler conducted a study where they analyzed pizza orders from thousands of restaurants in the United States and Canada. The top 10 pizza toppings are:1.Pepperoni2. Mushrooms3. Onions4. Sausage5. Bacon6. Extra Cheese (um … yes!!)7. Black olives8. Green peppers9. Pineapple10. SpinachAre you surprised by the results? Another thing that may surprise you, is that when people order “half and half” pizzas, the most popular combination is half green peppers and half pineapple. A little sweet, a ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-10-18
  • What We’re Craving in October
    When we walked out the door this morning, we were greeted with amazingly cool temperatures and the scent of fall in the air. This means only one thing, we’re craving all of the fall favorites! From warm dishes that make us feel warm and cozy on the insides, to rich choices and spicy drinks. Here are just a few of the things we’re craving this month as the temperatures stay cool and the flavors stay warm.Toasted RavioliThere something perfectly comforting about toasted ravioli. It’s warm, savory, and flavorful. Not to mention, there’s something cozy about dipping it in our delicious meat marinara sauce. This delicious appetizer is made from beef ravioli, and deep fried to a perfect golden brown. We top them with parsley flakes and parmesan cheese to complete this delicious starter. Make them even better by dipping them in your minestrone soup!Minestrone Soup & Italian Sausage SandwichOur Minestrone soup is warm and delicious. It’s tomato based and made from scratch right here at Li’l Rizzo’s. Plus, it’s served at either location. It’s filled to the brim with delicious ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-10-12
  • The Perfect Pizza & Pint Pairing
    Some of the best comfort food can be found in the form of an ice cold pint of beer paired with a steaming hot pizza straight from the oven. At Li’l Rizzo’s we know how important comfort food is - which is why we provide it for you on a regular basis! Tuesday, October 9th is Beer & Pizza Day. If you can’t join us next week to celebrate, why not come this weekend? We’ve got amazingly delicious pizzas on the menu, and the perfect pint to pair with them. Here are a few Lake of the Ozarks pizza and beer pairings to get your weekend started right!Rizzo’s Margherita & Pale AleThis pizza boasts of brushed olive oil crust, fresh mozzarella, dollops of ricotta, fresh tomato and basil sprinkled with grated parmesan. Pale ale’s go great with the pizza’s toasty crust and also can balance out the acidity of the tomatoes. This light beer will no down out the subtle flavor of the mozzarella either. Instead, it pushes it to the forefront! If you're hungry for this combination - stop ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-10-05
  • Name That Pasta!
    There are a few central features to all good Italian. Tomatoes … basil … and PASTA! Okay, so maybe it’s just about the carbs because pizza is also pretty key - but pasta is essential. There are over 350 different types of pasta represented around the world. Here at Li’l Rizzo’s, we LOVE pasta! We may not have 350 different types, but we have our fair share, and every single one is filled with flavor. Here are a few things you need to know about pasta varieties, their shapes, and what kinds we have on our menu! PLUS, we have a little quiz at the end to test your pasta knowledge.Why So Many Shapes??The reason for so many different shapes is generally because of the different sauces that the pasta is served with. Many cooks insist that a thin sauce needs thin pasta - while thick sauce needs thick pasta! White sauces supposedly stick better to flat pasta, while red sauce sticks better to round noodles. Then there is stuffed pasta - which requires an entirely different shape all together! ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-09-27
  • Family Day at a Family Place
    At Li’l Rizzo’s, we LOVE families! So it only makes sense that we would celebrate Family Day on September 24th. We’ve always been a family establishment, from offering foods that kids will love, to providing plenty of places for families of all ages to gather together around amazing food at the Lake of the Ozarks. We even have two locations so your family can go wherever is closest. Here are a few reasons you should come out to Li’l Rizzo’s this weekend in honor of family day - or join us on Monday to celebrate the actual day!Plenty of Space for a CrowdBetween two locations, we have plenty of room! Our restaurant in Osage Beach, MO is larger with plenty of space for your crew, while our restaurant in Lake Ozark, MO is a smaller, more intimate setting. If you have a large group coming, we look forward to serving your entire party, but even with a small group, you'll find the same endearing service. Both of our locations also have plenty of TVs, so if your crew loves to ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-09-20
  • September is Mushroom Month
    We love mushrooms at Lil’ Rizzo’s and we hope you do too! There are many different types of mushrooms, from small capped mushrooms to morel mushrooms, and even some crazy kinds like the bearded tooth mushroom (trust us, they're weird!). Their flavor is the perfect addition to our famous Italian foods at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are a few fun facts about mushrooms, as well as a few of our favorite menu items that feature this fun flavor.The Favorite FungusMushrooms are comprised of 85-95 % water.Mushrooms have their own immune system.Like human skin, mushrooms can produce vitamin D by being exposed to sunlight. In fact, exposing a freshly cut shiitake mushroom, gills up, to the sun for eight hours can increase its vitamin D content by as much as 4,600 times!The antibiotic penicillin was derived from the fungal species Penicillium.Featuring Mushrooms on the Menu!We have a great menu filled with Italian dishes, several of which feature mushrooms! Come on out to either of our locations at the Lake of the Ozarks and give them a try!Rizzo BurgerAn 8-ounce ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-09-14
  • Fall, Football, and Fantastic Food!
    The fall season is here, and while we wait for the cooler temps and changing leaves, we can all rejoice that football is back in session! The kickoff is happening TONIGHT (Thursday, September 6th) at 8:20 pm, so if you don't have a place to watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks, Li'l Rizzo's wants to personally invite you. There are a few things that have changed about the kickoff in 2018, so we're going to introduce you to the new rules this season - as well as a few different items on the menu that you'll want to enjoy while you're watching the game at Li'l Rizzo's!2018 Football Kickoff ScheduleThis week is the first of 17 for the NFL schedule. The kickoff is happening tonight at 8:20 PM between the Falcons and the Eagles. After that, you'll want to buckle your seatbelts for Sunday and Monday, because the day will be filled with games, and we want to see YOU at Li'l Rizzo's to watch.Sunday, September 9th1:00 PMBengals vs. ColtsBills vs. RavensBuccaneers vs. SaintsTexans vs. Patriots49ers vs. ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-09-06
  • 8 Most Popular Pizza Toppings
    Pizza is one of those foods that pretty much everyone loves! I mean just think about that cheesy goodness. Who wouldn't want that? The type of toppings to put on it though can often be a big debate. You've got the people who want to keep it simple and get just a cheese pizza. Then you've got the people who think that's boring and want to add every topping imaginable to the pizza. Then you've got those in between people who'd go for a nice meat lovers or a vegetarian option. So what toppings are actually the most popular? Keep reading to find out!8 Most Popular Pizza ToppingsOnline food delivery service Caviar recently conducted a survey among more than 20 US cities. Here's what American's say are their favorite pizza toppings:Pepperoni Sausage Garlic Olives MushroomsOnions Chicken Oregano Did your favorite topping make the cut? If not, that's okay, because at Li'l Rizzo's we have so many more toppings to offer you than just these. Li'l Rizzo's Pizza Toppings Our Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a wide variety of pizza toppings, from hand-cut, fresh vegetables to ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-08-23

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