• Treat Dad to Li’l Rizzo’s for Father’s Day
    Father's Day has arrived, and Li'l Rizzo's wants to help you celebrate Dad this weekend! Tell him how much you appreciate him with some of these thoughtful Father's Day quotes. Then show him your appreciation by bringing him out for a delicious meal at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.Father's Day Quotes "When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.""A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow." "Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers and singers of songs." "Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad." "Dad: A son's first hero. A daughters first love." "I have a hero, I call him dad." "A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." "I may find my prince, but my dad will always be my king." "A father holds his daughter's hand for a short while, but he holds ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-06-13
  • What People Are Saying About Li’l Rizzo’s
    When it comes to Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how to do it right! There's no better place to go for a delicious plate of pasta or a warm, cheesy pizza than Li'l Rizzo's. While we may claim to be the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, don't just take our word for it. See what customers are saying about Li'l Rizzo's in these testimonials below.Horseshoe Bend Location Locals and vacationers alike are loving the food and the views at our Horseshoe Bend location! Here's what they had to say:"The food was fantastic and the customer service was great!" - Kenda Flanery "It is on our must have list every trip we make to the Lake." - Chris Razavi "FABULOUS! Visiting from Michigan with friends, what a gem in this community." - Kat Mortensen Mayer"Wow!!! Hands down the Best Italian I've had!!! The salad was so fresh and the light dressing was delicious!!! Wishing I could purchase the dressing!!! The Pizza was Fantastic!!! Loved the mixture of cheeses and the sauce is delicious!!!! Highly recommend ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-06-07
  • Pasta and Wine Were Meant For Each Other
    There are two things that make a great combo. Those two things are pasta and wine. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a delicious and hearty warm plate of pasta that pairs well with a glass of wine. While we might be a little biased towards this situation, we think most people would agree. Li’l Rizzo’s knows that when selecting the perfect wine for your pasta, you need to look at the pasta sauce. Check out a few of our favorite wine and pasta pairings that you can find at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Tomato-Based PastaTomato-based pasta dishes, such as our spaghetti or linguini marinara, are best with medium-bodied red wines like a Zinfandel, which can be enjoyed at our Lake Ozark location, or even a Merlot. These sauces are powerful, are highly acidic and are often blended with rich, red meats, so middleweight body is the best option, as it won't overpower the dish.Cheesy PastaIt's hard to find a wine that doesn't pair well with cheese. While you could say most wines pair well, ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-31
  • Don’t Forget to Visit Li’l Rizzo’s Memorial Day Weekend
    Ready or not, Memorial Day Weekend is just days away. For most people, it seems as if this holiday weekend snuck up. With the long weekend, many people will be heading to the Lake of the Ozarks to spend time with friends and family. If you're visiting the area this weekend, we hope you stop by Li'l Rizzo's for some of the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should plan to visit Li'l Rizzo's this Memorial Day Weekend.The Best of Both WorldsLi'l Rizzo's has two locations - one in Osage Beach and one in Lake Ozark. This means that no matter where you are staying or where you happen to be, you are never too far from one of our two locations. At Li'l Rizzo's in Lake Ozark, you can enjoy a smaller and more intimate setting. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy sitting out on our beautiful outdoor deck or head to the bar to enjoy some of the best drinks at the Lake ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Friday is National Pizza Party Day
    Yes, we said it! Friday, May 18th is National Pizza Party Day! We are just as excited as you are. At Li'l Rizzo's, we LOVE helping you celebrate any occasion with a delicious pizza. After all, pizza is great for ANY occasion. If you're not sure how to celebrate National Pizza Party Day, the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has 5 reasons why you should throw a pizza party this Friday. Got a Birthday? You Need Pizza! Having pizza for a birthday party is almost as necessary as the cake, especially when it's the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks! The birthday boy or girl will love a specialty pizza from Li'l Rizzo's for their special day. Whether you're enjoying the day at home or you come in to visit us, there is no better way to celebrate a birthday than with pizza from Li’l Rizzo’s. Got a Graduate? You Need Pizza! Planning a party can be a bit stressful, especially when it is celebrating a milestone, like a graduating high school or college. Make ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-16
  • An Italian Mother’s Day
    Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day is just days away. In Italy, la mamma is the foundation of the home and is celebrated by her family all year round. However, on the second Sunday of May, mothers are showered with flowers, gifts, and poems for La Festa della Mamma. Whether your mother is Italian or just LOVES Italian food, Li'l Rizzo's has a few Mother's Day traditions so you can join in on the fun. If you don’t have plans yet, bring your mom into the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for a delicious meal! No cooking or dishes, what could be better? Mother’s Day Fun FactsMore people purchase fresh plants and flowers for Mother’s Day than for any other holiday – except Christmas/Hanukkah.The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that in 2018 US consumers will spend $23.1 billion celebrating Mother’s Day. Shoppers will spend an average of $180 on Mom. Approximately 65% of all greeting card sales occur within the last five days leading up to Mother’s Day. In the U.S., the most phone calls made in one day take ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-10
  • Find the Perfect Pasta at Li’l Rizzo’s
    If you’ve been searching for the best pasta around the Lake, then search no more! As the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how to serve up a delicious plate of perfect pasta! 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 at Li'l Rizzo's!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 ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-03
  • Not In The Mood For Italian? No problem!
    Now that it’s finally feeling like spring at the Lake of the Ozarks, what could be better than enjoying a delicious lunch while enjoying the beautiful weather? At Li’l Rizzo’s, you can do just that! Join us at our Horseshoe Bend location and enjoy your meal out on our balcony overlooking the lake. Not in the mood for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks? No problem! At Li’l Rizzo’s, it’s not all about the pizza and pasta. We also offer delicious sandwiches and burgers. Whether you’re looking for a nice mid-day lunch or a place to enjoy a delicious dinner with the family, Li’l Rizzo’s has the options you’re looking for!Sandwiches & Hamburgers Chicken Parmesan SandwichHand breaded, deep fried chicken tender, topped with marinara sauce and baked mozzarella and provel cheese. Served on a hoagie with chips.Sausage & Peppers SandwichSautéed Italian sausage, onion, red and green bell peppers, smothered in marinara sauce, melted mozzarella and provel cheese. Served on a hoagie. Tuscan ChickenTender sliced roasted garlic chicken, smothered in a blend of mozzarella and provel cheese, served ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-04-26
  • Serve Li’l Rizzo’s At Your Graduation Party
    As the month of April starts to wind down, many people start to turn their attention towards graduation and the summer months ahead. Graduation can be an exciting but stressful time. If you are hosting a graduation party, Li’l Rizzo’s can help ease some of the stress. No need to worry about food when you order catering from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. From small to large events, it's always much easier when you plan to have your event catered rather than trying to do it all yourself. At Li'l Rizzo's, we've made the planning easier for you by providing top-notch catering at the Lake of the Ozarks, with fantastic food and even better service. Here's what you can expect when you have your graduation party or event catered by Li'l Rizzo's.Easy To OrderAt Li'l Rizzo's. we make it easy to enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks during your event. Whether it's a graduation party, wedding or a business meeting, you can always expect great service when you have your event ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-04-19
  • Stay In Touch With Li’l Rizzo’s
    Whether you are a vacationer or a local, at Li’l Rizzo’s we love getting to know our guests. We truly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks and a few delicious drinks. Your favorite Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant wants to keep you updated with everything going on at our two locations. From events to special deals, we have a lot going on! Here's how you can stay in touch with the best Italian Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.Social MediaFrom Facebook to Google+, Li'l Rizzo's is on them all! We're regularly updating your newsfeed with delicious pictures of some of our favorite menu items and keeping you in the loop with the fun events going on at Li'l Rizzo's. Yes, you can even find special promo codes floating around our social media channels too! Here are all the social media platforms you can find Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurant:Facebook:Lake Ozark: www.facebook.com/pages/Lil-Rizzos/106681832687353Osage Beach: www.facebook.com/LilRizzosItalianRestaurantTwitter: twitter.com/lilrizzosLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/3816829Google PlusLake Ozark: plus.google.com/u/0/b/104358283956448474438/104358283956448474438Osage ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-04-12
  • National Beer Day is Saturday!
    This Saturday, April 7th, is National Beer Day. Li’l Rizzo’s couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate National Beer Day than by enjoying a cold one alongside the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks. Beer and pizza go together like peanut butter and jelly, like spaghetti and meatballs, they’re two peas in a pod. So, come into the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and celebrate National Beer Day this Saturday. Not only do we have a great selection of beer to choose from, Li’l Rizzo’s has some delicious pizza as well. Check out the different types of pizza we offer below! The Best Pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks The heart of any pizza is the dough. We make ours from scratch using unbromated, unbleached flour, due to health concerns surrounding Potassium bromate. Fine sea salt for its intense, clean flavor and EVOO because it creates a smoother texture and more tender dough. Topped with hand-cut, fresh vegetables, premium meats, and the finest cheeses we think you will taste the difference. Specialty ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-04-04
  • Li’l Rizzo’s Catering
    When you are throwing an event, no matter what type of event, the food always plays an important role. Whether you’re hosting an Easter brunch or planning a family reunion, why not serve the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks? At Li'l Rizzo's, we take pride in the food we serve in our restaurant, as well as the food we provide in our Do It Yourself catering. If you thought the food in our restaurant was delicious, you've got to try it catered! Here are just a few of the many events Li'l Rizzo's can cater.Easter BrunchEaster (and April’s Fools) is this weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious lunch or dinner catered by the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. No matter how many people will be joining you, you can’t go wrong with some delicious Italian food that tastes homemade. Family ReunionMake your next family get together even better with catering from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Li'l Rizzo's we offer something ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-03-28
  • It’s National Noodle Month
    As the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how to serve up a delicious plate of perfect pasta! Our recipes have been refined over the last 30 years, and our menu has expanded to 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. With it being National Noodle Month, we wanted to give you a peek at Li'l Rizzo's pasta menu!Our Delicious Pasta Menu LasagnaOur lasagna is homemade, 6 layers of pasta, ricotta cheese meat sauce, and Italian sausage. Topped with a blend of mozzarella and Provel cheese and then baked. Spaghetti and MeatballSpaghetti noodles and meat sauce topped with a homemade 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 Bechamel sauce and a blend of Italian cheeses baked to perfection.MannicottiLarge pasted tubes stuffed with ricotta cheese then topped in a creamy red sauce of our traditional Italian Bechamel and Marinara then baked. Cavatelli Con ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-03-22
  • How Li’l Rizzo’s Began
    Although you can get pizza and pasta at a lot of different places, there are few that can call themselves the best. At Li'l Rizzo's, we have been named best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks six years in a row. We love food, especially Italian, and it definitely shows! With every bite that you take, you will be able to tell that it was made with love and the freshest ingredients around. If you want to learn more about Lake of the Ozarks' favorite Italian restaurant, we have everything you need to know about Li'l Rizzo's below.How It BeganIt all started in 1985 when Carol Borders moved to the Lake of the Ozarks and opened the original Rizzo’s Restaurant in the location of the storied Oaks Tavern on Bagnell Dam Blvd.  Rizzo’s was an instant success and one of the few restaurants that stayed open through the winter.  The original Rizzo’s was remodeled and reopened as Maggie Mae’s in 1991.A second location was added at the corner of Hwy 54 and State Route KK in 1987.  Since ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-03-16
  • Best of the Lake!
    The Best of the Lake is in the final round of voting, and Li'l Rizzo's is honored to be in the final round for two of the categories! We're definitely feeling the love from our customers and we can't wait to see how the voting will go. Check out which two categories we've been nominated in and see how we stand out.Best Italian Food at the Lake of the OzarksLi'l Rizzo's has been serving up the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks and has been a staple since 1987. The truth is, you can get pizza and pasta at a lot of places these days. That's why our mission is to become your favorite restaurant. We do this by providing our customers with gourmet pizza, pasta, world-famous house salad and legendary service. And to us, gourmet refers to fresh ingredients, secret hand-crafted recipes and the love we put into every dish we prepare. Most of our recipes originate from "The Hill" area of St. Louis so you can expect to find regional favorites like toasted ravioli, baked mostaccioli, cannelloni con Bianco, lasagna and other house specialty ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-03-07

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