• The Best Start To Any Meal
    Appetizers make a great start to any meal, and we mean ANY meal. Appetizer, in fact, refers specifically to “building the appetite”.  At Li’l Rizzo’s, we take our appetizers very seriously. We serve a variety of nine of the best appetizers at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you come just for the appetizers, or you enjoy them while you wait for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks to be served, we are sure you’ll love them. All of them! To get you in the appetizer mood, we have some fun facts about these meal starters and an introduction to the delicious appetizers we have at Li’l Rizzo’s. Appetizer Fun FactsWhat’s the difference between an appetizer and hors-d'oeuvres? Hors-d'oeuvres translates to “outside the meal” and is generally a one-bite item that is stationary or passed around and served on a tray.Sometimes, appetizers are served by themselves without a meal afterward. The most common place for this is at many receptions and cocktail parties.In China, appetizers are called lěng pán ("cold plate"), or qián cài ("before dish") ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-12-15
  • What We’re Craving in December
    During the holiday season, there’s nothing better than spending time with your family gathered around the dinner table enjoying the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Li’l Rizzo’s has a diverse menu which means the whole family will find something they enjoy. This month we have some delicious seasonal favorites on the menu. Not in the holiday spirit yet? Come into the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. These menu items are sure to do the trick! Loaded Potato SkinsWhen you put potatoes and bacon together, it just doesn't get much better! Then we top it off with scallions and melted cheese, and it just got better. We LOVE these loaded potato skins and all the flavors they hold. They make a wonderful appetizer to share...or just eat by yourself!Buffalo Chicken PizzaWe have the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks, and our specialty pizzas are a crowd favorite. Our Buffalo Chicken Pizza is made with roasted garlic chicken, bacon, and red onion. We then drizzle it with our original wing sauce and ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-12-08
  • Let Li’l Rizzo’s Cater Your Holiday Party
    We are officially entering into the holiday season and that means holiday parties will soon be in full swing. Whether they are for work or they’re personal, holiday parties can cause you unnecessary stress. How can something that is meant to be fun and festive cause so much stress? Lucky for you, Li’l Rizzo’s is here to ease some of that stress. The best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks offers catering! Yes, you heard right, what’s more reassuring than not having to worry about the food you will be serving?  Our delicious Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks will put your holiday gathering over the top. From savory appetizers to delicious pastas, your guests will be sure to go for seconds or even thirds. AppetizersToasted Ravioli (50/100 pcs.) - $29.95/$49.95Wings (48) - $44.95Garlic Toast (20 pcs.) - $8.95Spinach, Green Chili & Jalapeno Dip - $19.95Meatballs (12) - $49.95Salad 1/2 Pan (12 side salads) - $35.95Full Pan (24 side salads) - $54.95Pastas A 1/2 pan of pasta feeds 7 - 10 people, while a full pan of pasta feeds 8 - 20 ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-12-01
  • Fuel Your Black Friday Shopping With Li’l Rizzo’s
    The second Thanksgiving is over, all the attention is turned towards December and the holiday season. Because of this, one of the busiest shopping days of the year takes place the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday is when most people choose to complete their holiday shopping. Most stores offer crazy deals and specials, so it makes sense that it’s one of the most popular days for holiday shopping. After spending Thanksgiving Day with your friends and family and eating lots of delicious food, you may find yourself gearing up to hit the stores on Black Friday. To make sure you get the best Black Friday shopping experience, Li’l Rizzo’s has a few tips for you. If you need some fuel to get you through all of your shopping, stop at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. You know what they say, food is fuel.Tips for Black Friday ShoppingHave A Game PlanMake your list and check it twice, you don’t want to forget anyone. Black Friday ads have expanded beyond the traditional circulars. This is a great ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-11-21
  • No Peeking Until January
    ‘Tis the season for family gatherings, holiday shopping, and of course delicious food. Li’l Rizzo’s wants to add some extra excitement to this holiday season and what better way than with a secret Red Envelop you can’t open for a month? That’s right, once you have been given the Red Envelop, there is no peeking until you come back to Li’l Rizzo’s in January to find out what’s inside. Whether you need some delicious food to fuel your day of shopping or you want to spend some time with your family without having to cook, the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be. Come be a part of our Red Envelope Promotion this holiday season.The Gift You Will Look Forward To ReturningThis exciting promotion is running from now until the end of December. Come in to Li’l Rizzo’s, enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks and receive your Red Envelope. It’s that easy! Then, from January 1– January 31, bring in your unopened envelope to reveal your prize. *Envelope ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-11-16
  • The Best Gift of All
    While you may not be buried in wrapping paper and bows, or even thinking about Christmas yet – heck it isn’t even Thanksgiving  it is almost time to start getting your Christmas lists organized and start your holiday shopping! There are always people in your life that you just don't know what to get and the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks can help. Li'l Rizzo's wants to help you give the gift that keeps on giving. Yes, you guessed it. A Li’l Rizzo’s gift card! Here are five different people that would be perfect candidates.The Person Who Has EVERYTHINGYou know the one we're talking about. The person who always goes shopping for themselves, they never need anything, and they have everything they want. What are you supposed to get such an independent person like this? When it comes to someone like this, there are fewer things better than a gift card, and even better yet, a gift card for food! Who wouldn’t want to receive a gift card for some delicious Italian food?College StudentsDo you know a ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-11-09
  • Pizza Personalities
    Everyone has their own favorite type of pizza. Whether you like plain cheese pizza or like to load it up with meat and vegetables, Li'l Rizzo's has you covered! Whether you’ve thought about it or not, your preferred pizza topping actually says something about your personality type. According to Medical Daily, “Eating preferences can be a doorway to your personality”. This makes sense because taste is so intricately connected to the central nervous system. The best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has done some research and has put together a list of what pizza toppings say about your personality. Check it out below and see how accurate it is for you.Plain Cheese PizzaReliable, Steadfast, Concerned, Easy-Going, Non-Judgmental If you enjoy a simple pizza, then it could mean you take pleasure in the simple things in life. What’s wrong with just cheese and sauce? Nothing! There’s no problem if you don’t want any toppings on your pizza. Your plain preference shows that you know how to stand your ground and you’re not afraid to stick to your guns. Liking plain ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-11-02
  • What We’re Craving in October
    Fall is here and so is the chilly weather! This time of the year is a wonderful time to embrace the change in scenery as the fall foliage starts to appear. The trees have started to change, the weather is beginning to cool down, and the view from our Horseshoe Bend location couldn't be more beautiful. What's better than sitting back, enjoying the Lake view, and enjoying the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks? Check out what we are currently craving this month at Li'l Rizzo's. Lasagna Nothing says fall quite like comfort food. When the nights are chilly, enjoy some delicious Lasagna to warm you up. Our lasagna is homemade and is made up of 6 layers of pasta, meat sauce, ricotta cheese, and of course Italian sausage. Topped with a blend of mozzarella and Provel cheese and then baked to perfection. You can never go wrong with lasagna!The SicilianWhen the weather gets cold, sometimes cooking dinner just isn’t on our priority list. Hey, we totally understand! Lucky for you, Li’l Rizzo’s does takeout. Whether you feel up ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-10-26
  • Cater Your Fall Event With Li’l Rizzo’s
    No matter how small or large your event is, it is much easier when you plan to have your event catered rather than cooking the food yourself. From delicious desserts to mouth-watering appetizers, we have your party covered with the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Your guests will be wanting more when you have your event catered by Li'l Rizzo's.Easy to OrderAt Li'l Rizzo's. we make it easy to enjoy delicious Italian food during your event. Whether it's a wedding or a business meeting, you can always expect great service when you have your event catered by Li'l Rizzo's. To speak with a friendly catering specialist call 573-348-3600.Delicious FoodOur catering menu features delicious appetizers, your favorite pastas, and even meal combinations. Create a menu your guests will LOVE! From appetizers to desserts, we have it all. We offer party size portions of some of your favorite dishes. Check out just a few of the delicious items you can have at your next event:Appetizers:Toasted RavioliWingsGarlic ToastSpinach, Green Chili & Jalapeno DipMeatballsPastas:LasagnaRoasted Garlic ChickenSpaghetti and MeatballsSpaghetti and Italian SausageBaked MostacioliSpaghetti ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-10-19
  • Calling All Pasta Lovers!
    Not only is October National Pizza Month, but it’s also National Pasta Month. Pasta is delicious, and oh so amazing! At Li'l Rizzo's, we love our pastas! In fact, we have about 20 dishes that feature pasta. With so many different styles, flavors and varieties, we were curious about the top styles. After extensive research and possibly extensive eating, the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is here with some of the most popular types of pasta. Angel HairThis long, thin noodle has a round shape. It's generally used with light sauces and vegetables, as well as traditional Italian sauces. It may resemble spaghetti, but it's finer. We personally LOVE Angel Hair at Li'l Rizzo's, and you'll find it in many of our pasta dishes!LasagnaLasagna comes from the Latin word for "pot" (lasanum). This long flat pasta is pretty popular in the scheme of pasta life. You'll find the lasagna pasta used in the lasagna dish, layered with sauce, meat, vegetables, and cheese. Yum! ManicottiManicotti is a "tube" pasta. It can be stuffed with a mixture of meats, cheese, and ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-10-12
  • Happy National Pizza Month!
    It's National Pizza Month and Lake of the Ozarks' favorite pizza place couldn't be more excited! We love pizza and we’re sure the readers of this blog do too. At Li’l Rizzo's, our pizza is made with handmade dough and fresh ingredients. From the finest meats and cheeses to the freshest vegetables, you will be able to tell the difference. If there’s one thing we’re passionate about, it’s food and we take pizza very seriously. It comes in so many flavors, sizes, and even shapes. Pizza is also completely customizable, from the crust to the toppings. You get exactly what you want. Check out these delicious options you can get at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and some fun facts to celebrate National Pizza Month.A Few Fun Facts Since 1987, October has been the national month for pizza.In the United States, pizza is a $44 billion-dollar industry.The first American cities to start selling pizza were New York, Boston, New Haven, Conn., and Trenton, N.J. All four of these cities had an influx of Southern Italian immigrants around the turn of the ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-10-05
  • National Drink Beer Day
    Today is National Drink Beer Day and we couldn’t think of a better way to end the week than with a cold one and the best Italian Food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Beer is one of those beverages that can go with just about anything. We highly recommend pairing it with one of our delicious pizzas. It can hold its own if you want to drink it by itself, or it can be the perfect accompaniment to a snack or meal. From appetizers to gourmet food, beer is a great addition. From bottled beer to draft beer, here at Li’l Rizzo’s, we have a great selection for you to choose from.National Drink Beer DayToast your favorite beer on September 28th because it’s National Drink Beer Day. As the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, National Drink Beer Day is a great reminder to enjoy this popular adult beverage. At Li'l Rizzo's we have a great selection of both bottled and draft beer. Come in and see for yourself! Our Specialty Pizzas to Pair Rizzo’s Margherita – brushed olive oil crust, ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-09-28
  • How Do You Enjoy Li’l Rizzo’s?
    Life can be busy and unpredictable at times. Sometimes it's just not convenient to go sit down at a restaurant to eat. No problem! At Li’l Rizzo’s, we offer several different ways to get the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. No cooking and no dishes. It doesn’t get much better than that. Check out the different ways you can get the delicious food you crave! Order inMany of us spend a majority of our day on our cell phones. What better way to use your cell phone than to order some delicious Italian food for lunch or dinner? All you have to do is call in to one of our two Li’l Rizzo’s locations and place your order. Once your order is ready, ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-09-22
  • Watch the Game With Us!
    Fall is one of our favorite times here at the Lake of the Ozarks. While the fall foliage and scenery is beautiful, the fall season means that football is here! Now that football season is officially underway, it’s time for you to find that perfect place to watch your favorite team. Somewhere with a fun atmosphere, great drinks, and delicious food. At Lil Rizzo’s, we have just that! Whether you prefer college football or the NFL, the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is the place to be! Let's face it, football brings out the food junkie in all of us.  It's not enough to simply watch the game, Li'l Rizzo's wants to have you over for dinner too! With the fan favorite appetizers like potato skins and mozzarella sticks ready to go, all you need to watch the kickoff is an ice cold draft beer.Cold Beer and Signature CocktailsFootball and beer go together like two peas in a pod. For some, watching football isn’t the same unless they have a cold one in their hand. At Li’l ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-09-14
  • It’s Here! All Day Happy Hour on Sunday is Back!
    You heard right! All day Happy Hour on Sundays at Lil Rizzo’s is back. Yes, you can still enjoy Happy Hour during the week after work, but now you can enjoy those same awesome deals all day on Sundays. What better way to end a great weekend than at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks? Before we take a look at the awesome deals available during all day Happy Hour, let's take a look at some Happy Hour fun facts and how it got us here.Happy Hour Fun FactsThe term Happy Hour first originated in the 1920s. It referred to the time when sailors in the Navy were away from their shifts. Their Happy Hour was a little different than the Happy Hour we experience today. Back then, it consisted of boxing or wrestling and didn't revolve around adult beverages as much. Happy Hour became popular during prohibition. When you tell someone they can’t have something, they usually end up wanting it more. Having cocktails before dinner wasn’t really a “thing” until prohibition came along.  Happy Hour is more ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-09-08
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