• Check Out Li’l Rizzo’s this Memorial Day Weekend!
    Memorial Day Weekend is this weekend, and many people are heading to the Lake of the Ozarks to spend the long weekend. 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 Ozarks. No matter where you are staying you can easily swing on into Li'l Rizzo's. At Li'l Rizzo's in Lake Ozarks, enjoy a smaller and more intimate setting. When the weather the nice, enjoy sitting on the newly remodeled outdoor deck or head to the bar to enjoy some of the best drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our Osage Beach location is larger and has tons of indoor seating, and is conveniently located next to the Osage Beach Premium Outlets.Bring The Whole FamilyMemorial Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend time ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-05-20
  • Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!
    There’s nothing quite like enjoying a delicious and hearty warm plate of pasta and a glass of wine. Whether you stick to traditional pastas or like to get a little creative with yours, we've got several choices that are guaranteed to meet everyone's cravings. Check out the different pastas that you can find at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.CLASSIC PASTASLasagna Our lasagna is homemade. 6 layers of pasta, meat sauce, cheese and Italian sausage. Topped with a blend of mozzarella and provel cheese then baked 12.95Spaghetti and Meatball Noodles and meat sauce topped with a homemade 6 ounce meatball, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley 10.95Fettuccine Alfredo Wide noodles in our homemade sauce 11.25Baked Mostaccioli Tubular noodles and meat sauce topped with our homemade Béchamel sauce and a blend of Italian cheeses baked to perfection 10.95Manicotti Large pasta tubes with cheese, then topped in a creamy red sauce of our traditional Italian Béchamel and Marinara then baked 2 pcs 10.95 3 pcs 13.95Cavatelli Con Broccoli Shell shaped noodles, mushrooms and broccoli in our creamy homemade sauce 10.95SpaghettiNoodles and our homemade chunky meat ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-05-15
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day at Li’l Rizzo’s!
    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.History of the Italian Mother's DayWhile Mother's Day in the U.S. was recognized as a holiday in 1914, the first official Mother's Day celebration in Italy didn't take place until 1957. In the city of Assisi, Father Otello Migliosi, from the village of Tordibetto, promoted this special day for Mothers. He said it should be a day to celebrate women and their contribution to family and community life. It was so popular that the following year, a petition was presented to parliament and the second Sunday in May was declared officially as "La Festa della Mamma."An Italian Mother's DayWhile Mother's Day is a special holiday in Italy, it is not as commercialized as it is in the United States. They keep it very very ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-05-08
  • Are You Going to the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals?
    This weekend is the largest car show in Central Missouri - The Magic Dragon Street Meet National! If you've never attended this awesome event, you've got to check it out! And when all that walking around gawking at all the beautiful cars works up a big appetite, be sure to come by Li'l Rizzo's to grab a bite to eat and indulge in some delicious drinks!Magic Dragon Street Meet NationalsThe Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The show celebrated its 30th year in 2018 with phenomenal weather, 1,000 participants and close to 10,000 spectators. Located in Central Missouri, this car show brings 30 years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so only show vehicles will be permitted within the boundaries. This creates and absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it's like being on the set of "American Graffiti".MAGIC DRAGON STREET MEETSCHEDULE OF EVENTSThursday, May 2  Noon - 5: ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-05-01
  • Refreshing Drinks at Li’l Rizzo’s
    The temperatures are rising and it's starting to feel like we're actually going to experience summer early this year! What better way to celebrate a beautiful spring season and toast to the coming summer months than to head over to your favorite bar at the Lake of the Ozarks for an ice cold beverage? From beer to refreshing cocktails, we've got something to help you cool off on those warmer days and make every day feel one step closer to summertime! Refreshing Drinks at Li'l Rizzo'sSatisfy your thirst with something from our bar! Try cooling off with one of these refreshing drink choices at Li'l Rizzo's:Ice Cold Beer You can never go wrong with an ice cold beer! At Li'l Rizzo's, we've got a wide variety of beers on tap and by the bottle. Grab one of the popular favorites, such as Bud Light, Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Blue Moon, etc. Or try one of our seasonal selections. You're sure to find a beer to quench your thirst when you step up to the bar at Li'l Rizzo's.Refreshing Cocktails If you're looking for something ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-04-24
  • Li’l Rizzo’s Sandwiches You’ve Gotta Try!
    If you're hungry, but not in the mood for pasta or pizza, we've got just what you need! At Li'l Rizzo's we offer more items on our menu that gives you options galore, no matter what you're craving. This week, we're featuring our delicious and hearty sandwiches! Take a look at what we've got to offer:SANDWICHESSubstitute a small house salad for fries for only $1.00.Our buns and hoagies are baked locally by a specialty bakery.Hot Italian Sub Italian roast beef, smoked turkey breast and pastrami, served hot on a bun with our house dressing, melted provel cheese and green onions. Served with chips. 9.95Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Hand breaded, deep chicken tender, topped with marinara sauce and baked mozzarella and provel cheese. Served on a hoagie with chips. 9.95Sausage & Peppers Sandwich Sauteed, Italian sausage, onion, red and green bell peppers smothered in marinara sauce, melted mozzarella and provel cheese. Served on a hoagie. 8.95Tuscan Chicken Tender Sliced roasted garlic chicken, smothered in a blend of mozzarella and provel cheese, served on a bun with a side of tomato and red onion. Served with chips. ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-04-17
  • Plan Your Next Event with Li’l Rizzo’s Catering Services!
    With spring here, there's plenty of planning going on for many upcoming occasions. One thing you don't want to wait til the last minute for is to decide on who to have cater your event. At Li'l Rizzo's, we offer a wide range of menu items to make your party great. From wedding rehearsal dinners to corporate events and private parties, we can cater them all!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 challengeCatering MenuOur catering menu features delicious appetizers, your favorite pastas, and even meal combinations. Create a menu your guests will be sure to LOVE! From appetizers to desserts, we have it all. We offer party size portions of some of your favorite dishes from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-04-10
  • Celebrate National Beer Day at Li’l Rizzo’s!
    This Sunday, April 7th, is National Beer Day. And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate National Beer Day than by enjoying a cold one at Li'l Rizzo's. So, come into the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and celebrate National Beer Day this Sunday. Not only do we have a great selection of beer to choose from, but on Sundays we have HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY! You know what goes great with an ice cold beer? Delicious half-priced appetizers!All Day Happy Hour on SundaysOn Sundays, Happy Hour at Li'l Rizzo's lasts 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 celebrate National Beer Day than with delicious appetizers and drinks at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.Appetizers at Li'l Rizzo'sWho doesn't love a great appetizer, and for half-price, at that?! Not only does it keep your mind and stomach occupied while you wait for the main course, but you can share them with friends and family ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-04-03
  • 3 Reasons to Dine at Li’l Rizzo’s
    Everyone loves a home-cooked meal, but not everyone likes preparing it or cleaning up after it. So why waste time that you could be spending with your family? Dining out has its benefits, and Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurant wants to share with you some reasons to come dine out with us!1. There's No Messy Clean Up.While some people may enjoy cooking, does anyone actually like doing dishes? The worst part about preparing a home-cooked meal is the cleanup afterwards. Not only do you have the dishes you ate off of, but you have the pots and pans and utensils that you used to cook everything. After you've slaved away creating a great meal for your family to enjoy, the last thing you want to do is spend more time in the kitchen cleaning up that mess. When you come to our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant, we take care of the dishes and the mess for you. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy your meal!2. You Can Please the Picky Eaters.Do your children ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-03-22
  • Plan Your Next Event at Li’l Rizzo’s!
    Li'l Rizzo's is the perfect place to host your next party or event!  Either location can accommodate groups small or large.  We offer a wide range of menu items to make your party great. From wedding rehearsal dinners to corporate events and private parties, we can do it all!Hosting Your EventOur Horseshoe Bend location can accommodate parties up to 100 inside or up to 190 if the weather permits use of the outside seating. The Osage Beach location can accommodate parties up to 200.Guests can pre-order items from our catering menu and we can also provide off menu items such as prime rib and more! Cost of the event will vary depending on time of year, menu selections and number of guests. Li'l Rizzo's is the perfect place for wedding rehearsal dinners, company events, private parties and more!Catering MenuHere are just a few of our popular catering items:Appetizer: Toasted RavioliGolden meat-filled ravioli sprinkled with parmesan and served with a side of meat sauceLi'l Rizzo's "World Famous" House SaladIceberg and romaine lettuce tossed with diced red peppers, green onions, provel and ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-03-21
  • 5 Reasons You Need Li’l Rizzo’s Happy Hour in Your Life!
    It goes without saying that Happy Hour is one of the greatest times of the day, but we're gonna say it anyway. Not only is it a great way to relax after a long day at the office, but it's a great way to meet new people and network. At Li'l Rizzo's, we have the best happy hour at the Lake of the Ozarks because of our delicious half price appetizers and drink specials. There are more reasons to love it, though! Check out these 5 reasons you NEED Happy Hour in your life!Hang Out With Your Coworkers Outside of WorkHave you wanted to get to know your coworkers apart from work? Happy Hour makes this possible! Get the team together and come out to either of our two locations, the Osage Beach location by the outlet mall, or the Horseshoe Bend location for a great time. Share a few drinks in a nice, relaxed location, and maybe you'll find that the stresses of the day melt away, and you can start the next day fresh and ready to go.Save ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-03-15
  • Week Day Specials You Don’t Want to Miss!
    We love giving our customers more than just great food when they come in. That's why we do our best to provide excellent service and even better deals that they'll appreciate! At the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we offer several week-day specials that you don't want to miss out on. Heads up: some of these specials won't be around for long! Check out the fantastic specials we're running now through the end of April at Li'l Rizzo's!Wing Ding TuesdayWing Ding Tuesday is back for a limited time, so be sure to come in and try our award-winning wings for only .50¢ each with a minimum purchase of 6 wings. At Li'l Rizzo's, we have four delicious wing sauces you can enjoy.Original - Tossed in a buttery hot sauce.Mojo - Tossed in a Tangy BBQ sauce.Dirty - A dry mildly spiced wing.Italian "Award Winning" - Marinated in our house dressing, baked and tossed with parmesan cheese and crushed in red peppers.Sizzlin' WednesdayEvery Wednesday, we're offering 'the Sizzler', an 8oz tenderloin, served on a hot skillet cooked right at your ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-03-14
  • Hire Li’l Rizzo’s to Cater Your Wedding Day Dinner!
    With Valentines Day behind us, many newly engaged couples are beginning to make plans for their big day. After all, there's much to plan, and not much time to make every detail perfect! After the venue and the bride's dress, the food is one of the biggest decisions you will make for your wedding, and we're here to help! Your wedding deserves the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would be thrilled to share in your special day! Take a look at some of the delectable choices we offer that'll be the perfect meal for your big day!Antipasto (Appetizers)In Italian, appetizers translates to Antipasto. One popular item on the appetizer list is Crostini (lightly grilled slices of unsalted bread spread with chicken pate). Another popular item is Polenta (cornmeal flower based) and a selection of meats. When you do your catering with us, we have some delicious Toasted Ravioli, golden meat-filled ravioli sprinkled with parmesan and served with a side of meat sauce. Your guests will love these!Primo Piatto (The Pasta Portion)The Primo Piatto is ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-03-06
  • 3 Reasons to Get Li’l Rizzo’s To-Go!
    At Li'l Rizzo's, we have two of the best Italian restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks. While we love for you to come in and sit down for a delicious meal, we know that sometimes you just want to get carry out and go home to enjoy your favorite food. Here are three reasons we think takeout is an awesome choice!It Makes Life EasierTakeout can make your life easier in so many different ways. It's perfect for business meetings, busy nights when you don't want to cook, those times when guests come over and you don't know what to fix, or just those days when you want to sit on the couch in your pj's and eat a dish of your favorite pasta. We know these times come up, so that's why we've provided a delicious takeout option for you and your family. All your favorite pasta, pizza, appetizers and more could be yours in the comfort of your own home!You Don't Have to Get the Dishes DirtyAfter a long week at work, sometimes you just want to go ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-02-27
  • 4 Grand Slam Reasons to Catch Spring Training at Li’l Rizzo’s
    Spring training kicks off this week, and we couldn't be more excited! The only thing that can make up for football season ending, is knowing we're sliding right into baseball season. You better believe that we'll be watching every game at Li'l Rizzo's, from spring training right on through regular season! If you plan on watching any of the games this season, check out these reasons why you should watch them at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.Cold Beer & Tasty CocktailsWatching baseball just isn't the same unless you have a cold one in your hand. At Li'l Rizzo's, you can choose from several draft choices and nearly 15 bottle varieties to choose from, so a cold one is never far away. In addition to our wide beer selection, we also have a fully stocked bar! Watch your favorite team and enjoy a tasty drink at the best sports bar at the Lake of the Ozarks. Happy Hour SpecialsAt Li'l Rizzo's, we take Happy Hour very seriously. With drink specials and half price appetizers, you can't ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-02-15

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