• 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
  • The Best Wines For Our Pastas
    There is nothing better than pasta and wine. However, we may be a little bias on that subject! While you can't really go wrong with pasta and wine, when you find that right combination, it can make your meal even better! When trying to select the perfect wine for your pasta, you actually have to pair it with the sauce. Here are a few of our favorite wine pairings 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. These sauces are powerful, high acid and are often blended with rich, red meats, so a middleweight body is the best options, as it won't over power the dish.Cheese PastaIt's hard to find a wine that won't pair well with cheese. However, full-bodied white and light-bodied red wines typically go well with pasta dishes that feature cheese, such as our lasagna and baked mostaccioli. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are two options that will really enhance the flavor of our ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-08-30
  • 3 Benefits Of Having Your Party Catered By Li’l Rizzo’s
    No matter the size of your event, we make party planning a little easier with our catering services. From weddings to office parties and everything in between, let Li'l Rizzo's provide you with top-notch catering at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are just a few of the benefits you can enjoy when you order catering from Li'l Rizzo's for your event.1. Your Guests Will Love ItWhen you have your party catered by Li'l Rizzo's, you can choose from delicious appetizers, your favorite pasta dishes and even meal combinations. The best part? Your guests will love it! We offer party size portions of some of our more popular dishes from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Make your party stand out by having tasty options for your guest to enjoy.2. No Cooking For YouMake party planning easy and have us do all the hard work! Our Lake of the Ozarks catering service is perfect for any occasion! From holiday parties and weddings to business meetings and family reunions, our delicious Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks is perfect ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-08-24
  • Bring The Whole Family To Li’l Rizzo’s!
    August is recognized as Family Fun Month, and there is no better way to top off a fun day with the family than a delicious meal at Li'l Rizzo's. Food and family are a central part of Italian culture. In fact, many family gatherings are centered around food. Our family friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place for your next family gathering. Li'l Rizzo's offers a diverse menu that the whole family can enjoy. Check out a few of our favorites from the menu:Kid Approved!Our kid's menu is for kids 12 and under and includes Coca-Cola products, tea, milk or apple juice. Gummy Bear Pizza - 6-inch cheese pizza served with a side of gummy bearsChicken Tender & Fries - one 3 ounce hand breaded, deep fried chicken tender served with a side of homemade French fries. Spaghetti and Meat Sauce - Spaghetti noodles and our homemade meat sauce. Fettuccini Alfredo - Wide flat noodles served with our homemade Alfredo sauce.Cavatelli con Broccoli - Shell shaped noodles, mushrooms and broccoli in our homemade Alfredo sauce. A Side of Gummy Bears - Add a side of gummy bears to any ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-08-15
  • Get Ready For School With Li’l Rizzo’s!
    Many schools across the nation are starting back up this month! Both Osage Beach and Camdenton both start school on August 21. With just over a week to go, we want to help you get prepared and make sure you start school off on the right foot. Here are a few things that can help you with the 2017/2018 school year!Get School SuppliesBetween notebooks, pencils, folders and textbooks, your child will be carrying around a lot, so make sure they have a good backpack that can hold all the necessities. Most schools will let you know what each grade needs and some times teachers will have specific items they want their students to have.Get Plenty of RestAlthough it was fun staying up late this summer, it's time to get back to a regular sleeping schedule. We want to make sure you're ready for the first day of school, and this begins with making sure you're getting enough sleep. Sleep is an important part of your physical health, and it also helps with making sure you can pay attention in school. A ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2017-08-10
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