• Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Li’l Rizzo’s
    Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and what better way to show that you love someone than with a delicious meal from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Valentine's Day is the one day of the year that you want to make sure your loved one feels special. While some people may be expecting roses, chocolates or other gifts, many are expecting an elegant dinner with the one they love. Li'l Rizzo's is here to make your Valentine's Day extra special this year! Treat your loved one to the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Valentine’s Day DinnerBeef SottoThis delicious dish is made up of sirloin steak topped with bacon, a white wine, lemon, butter and garlic sauce and melted provel cheese.  Served over angel hair pasta with a side salad and ciabatta slipper rolls. The History of Valentine’s Day Some say that Valentine's Day originated in the Roman Empire as a holiday to celebrate the Queen of Roman gods and goddesses. The Romans also considered the queen named Juno to be the goddess Queen of Women and ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-02-13
  • Pasta You’ll Love!
    If you love pasta, then you’ve come to the right place. As the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how to serve up a delicious plate of perfect pasta! At Li’l Rizzo’s, our recipes have been refined over the last 30 years, and our menu has expanded from pasta to pizza, wings, appetizers, a world-famous salad, and delicious sandwiches. From our spaghetti to our lasagna you'll find fresh homemade ingredients that will make your mouth water. Here is a peek at our pasta menu! LasagnaOur lasagna is homemade, 6 layers of pasta, meat sauce, ricotta cheese and Italian sausage. Topped with a blend of mozzarella and provel cheese then baked. Spaghetti and MeatballSpaghetti noodles and meat sauce topped with homemade 6-ounce meatball sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley. Fettuccine AlfredoWide, flat noodles in our homemade Alfredo sauce. Baked MostaccioliTubular noodles and meat sauce topped with our homemade Béchamel sauce and a blend of Italian cheese baked to perfection. ManicottiLarge pasta tubes stuffed with ricotta cheese then topped in a creamy red sauce of our traditional Italian Béchamel ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-02-09
  • Join Li’l Rizzo’s For The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl!
    It’s almost here! The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to celebrate. Saturday, February 17, Li'l Rizzo's is celebrating Mardi Gras! Grab your masks and don’t forget your beads because the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is participating in the annual Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. There are more than 17 stops at this year's event and Li'l Rizzo's couldn't be more excited to be one of them. Mardi Gras Pub Crawl – The World’s Largest Pub Crawl!Saturday, February 17. 2018 Buses start at 4:00 pm (VIP shuttle service available too)$10 for a wristband The 2018 Mardi Gras Pub Crawl will bring you a night full of live music, exciting fun, plus, a safe ride to get you to all the great locations, including the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. For just $10, you get a wristband that provides you an all-access pass to the 17+ participating venues and a ride to get you there. There's no need to drink and drive when Mardi Gras Pub Crawl buses ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-02-02
  • Super Bowl Sunday 2018
    Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. It is one of the most anticipated days of the year, and people will gather far and wide to watch the 52nd Super Bowl. This year, on Sunday, February 4th, the Philadelphia Eagles will be taking on the New England Patriots. While football fans across the country are gearing up to watch the big game, others may be awaiting the half-time performance and of course some of the best commercials that air. But let’s be honest, one of the best parts of Super Bowl Sunday is the food you get to eat all day long. Li’l Rizzo’s is excited about the big game and with the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help make your experience the best. The StadiumSuper Bowl 2 will be played in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the U.S. Bank Stadium. This stadium just finished hosting its second Minnesota Vikings season after being built in time for the 2016 NFL season. The stadium seats 66,200 but it can be expanded to fit up to 70,000 people. ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-01-25
  • What We Are Craving In January
    Let’s face it, it doesn’t look like the winter weather is going to be leaving anytime soon. There is fresh snow on the ground and temperatures are freezing. If you’re feeling the winter blues, you should come visit the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you need some delicious, warm, and hearty Italian food, then Li’l Rizzo’s is the place for you. From appetizers to desserts, here is what we are craving this month. Cheese SticksCheese worth melting over. Mozzarella sticks, deep fried, sprinkled with parsley flake, parmesan cheese and served with a side of marinara. There's no better way to start a meal than with some delicious melted cheese.Toasted Ravioli Good things come in small packages, and our ravioli is a perfect example of that. Beef ravioli deep fried to a golden brown, topped with parsley flakes, parmesan cheese and served with a side of meat sauce. LasagnaWarm up with a delicious serving of Lasagna. Our lasagna is homemade, 6 layers of pasta, meat sauce, ricotta cheese and Italian sausage. Topped with a blend of mozzarella and ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-01-18
  • In Case You Need Another Reason To Eat More Pizza
    It’s National Pizza Week folks! Here at Li’l Rizzo’s, we LOVE our pizza. Whether you enjoy your pie hand tossed or you prefer a thinner crust, there’s one thing that we can all agree on and that is that pizza is delicious! Have you ever wondered where pizza actually came from? Well, we have some information about pizza for you this week. Check it out below and then come into the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks to celebrate National Pizza Week.The History of PizzaJust like many other foods and dishes, the origin of pizza is still uncertain. When people think of pizza, most people think of it as an Italian creation. Little do they know, pizza can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks. We know, it’s a little confusing. The Ancient Greeks would cook flatbread in mud ovens and then they would top it with oils, herbs, spices and even dates. Tomatoes were yet to be discovered at that time, and they probably wouldn’t have found their way on top of their pizza if they ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-01-11
  • Delicious Weekly Specials 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. Keep reading to learn more about the great specials that Li'l Rizzo's offers.Happy Hour Is The Best Hour Join 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 Hour On 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 then delicious appetizers and ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-01-05
  • New Year’s Eve The Italian Way
    The year is quickly coming to a close and the team at Li'l Rizzo's is excited for what the new year has to offer. 2017 was a great year and there were a lot of great memories made here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Although this year is ending, a new year is beginning and the best Italian restaurant at the Lakeof the Ozarks is looking forward to all that 2018 has to offer. Why not ring in the New Year the Italian way? Check out a few of these traditions from Italy.Food for Good FortuneAs with most Italian festivities, food plays an important part in the New Year celebrations. Similar to Christmas, families typically get together for a large meal to ring in the new year. The star of the meal is the lentils, which symbolizes money and good fortune for the coming year. In addition to lentils, in many parts of Italy, they will also serve cotechino, which is a large spiced sausage, or zampone, which is a stuffed pig's trotter. The pork symbolizes the richness of life ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-12-28
  • An Italian Christmas
    Christmas is just days away and here at Li’l Rizzo’s, we thought it would be fun to take a look at Christmas celebrations in Italy. Believe it or not, Christmas in Italy can look very similar to Christmas here in the United States. There are several traditions, though, that make it unique to their culture. The Christmas season in Italy lasts from the beginning of December till January 6th for La Befana. While St. Nick is a part of their Christmas celebrations, he is not the focus. Instead, they celebrate a kind "old witch" who brings gifts to the children on January 6th. The best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few other interesting and fun facts about Christmas in Italy! Check them out below and come enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks this holiday season. THE 8 DAYS OF CHRISTMASYou can expect to see a lot of singers and hear traditional carols around Italy during the 8 days before Christmas, or Novena. If you're around Rome, Southern Italy or Sicily, ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-12-21
  • 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
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