• 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
  • Check Out Contagious During Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at Li’l Rizzo’s!
    It’s almost here! The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to celebrate. Saturday, February 16, 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 16, 2019Buses start at 4:00 pm (VIP shuttle service available too)$10 for a wristbandThe 2019 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 will be making a continuous loop between all 17+ participating venues ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-02-13
  • Li’l Rizzo’s Specials You’ve Got to Check Out!
    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. Check out the fantastic specials we're running now through the end of April at Li'l Rizzo's!Happy Hour Every Week DayJoin 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!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 ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-02-04
  • Top 10 Popular Pizza Toppings
    Pizza is one of those foods that pretty much everyone loves, so it's a great choice for feeding the family any day of the week! I mean just think about that cheesy goodness. Who wouldn't want that? The type of toppings to put on it though can often be a big debate. Cheese only vs lots of stuff. Meat vs Veggie. So who wins? What toppings are actually the most popular? Keep reading to find out!Top 10 Popular Pizza ToppingsA recent survey among more than 20 US cities shows what Americans say are their favorite pizza toppings:PepperoniMushroomsOnionsSausageBaconExtra cheeseBlack olivesGreen peppersPineappleSpinachDid your favorite topping make the cut? If not, that's okay, because at Li'l Rizzo's we have so many more toppings to offer you than just these. Li'l Rizzo's Pizza Toppings Our Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a wide variety of pizza toppings, from hand-cut, fresh vegetables to premium meats and the finest cheeses! Pepperoni Italian Sausage Mushrooms Onions HamburgerCanadian BaconGreen OlivesBlack OlivesGreen Bell PeppersPineapple BaconRoasted Garlic Chicken Artichoke Hearts Roasted Red Peppers Red Onion Roma Tomato Fresh Chopped Basil Fresh Cilantro Chopped GarlicCrumbled Meatball Fresh Jalapeno Fresh Chopped SpinachCombine any of these toppings to create your own ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-01-29
  • 5 Cater Worthy Events To Hire Li’l Rizzo’s For
    Let's face it. The most important part of planning any event is having great food for people to indulge on. 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.Business MeetingsBusiness meetings don’t have to be boring, especially when Li'l Rizzo's is involved! Whether you're doing a lunch meeting or you're just wanting to treat your employees, Li'l Rizzo's is here to help! The best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks can help your employees kick the Monday blues or help them celebrate the weekend a bit early on Friday.HolidaysThere are plenty of holidays coming up this spring and summer you're likely planning to host a party for. Make sure you have enough to ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-01-23
  • 4 Convenient Ways You Can Order Li’l Rizzo’s
    The Chiefs are on their way to the Conference Championship games! The Kansas City Chiefs will host the AFC title game for the first time in team history. We know this is a game you won't be missing, but have you thought about your game day meal? At Li'l Rizzo's, we offer several different ways to order the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks! Which will you choose to use for game day?1. Call & Pick UpNearly all of us have our cell phones within arms reach. Whenever you're craving Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian food, just pick up the phone and dial the nearest Li'l Rizzo's! If you're near Osage Beach, just dial 573-302-1500, or if you're near Lake Ozark, dial 573-365-3003, and in no time your cravings will be cured.2. Order OnlineHave you ever been sitting at your computer desk, listening to the rumble in your stomach, but just not sure your sub-par leftovers from last night will do the trick to fill you up? Now you can order from your favorite restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks with ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-01-16
  • 5 Appetizers to Tackle During Divisionals
    We're coming into week two of the Playoffs and things are really starting to heat up! With week one - Wildcard round closing out with AFC wins from the Colts and Chargers and NFC wins from the Cowboys and Eagles, we're looking at the week two divisional round lineup, and boy are things going to get interesting! Check out this weekend's lineup and make plans to order some of our tasty appetizers for your Divisional Party!Divisional Round Lineup Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs, Jan. 12, 4:35 (NBC)Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams, Jan. 12, 8:15 (Fox)Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots, Jan. 13, 1:05 (CBS)Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints, Jan. 13, 4:40 (Fox)5 Appetizers to Tackle During DivisionalsLoaded Potato SkinsScore a touchdown with our scrumptiously loaded potato skins. These potato“cups” filled with bacon, green onions, provel and mozzarella cheese, served with sour cream, are the perfect filling finger foods that pair well with just about anything! Spinach, Green Chili, & Jalepeno DipIt's not game day without chips and dip. Sure, you could grab the store bought stuff, but ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-01-09
  • Watch the Wildcard Games at Li’l Rizzo’s
    What a week it's been in NFL! As we entered week 17 with 9 of the 12 playoff spots locked up, 6 teams were fighting for the remaining 3 spots. Not to mention, 3 divisions were still up for grabs. With plenty on the line, this week was guaranteed to be a nail-biter. Don't miss any of the post-season excitement. Li'l Rizzo's has multiple big screens and will be playing all Playoff games for your viewing pleasure!Chiefs Lock Up 1st Seed in AFC DivisionWeek 17 was an exciting finale to the regular season, setting the stage for January and February football, and April's draft. The Chiefs left nothing to chance on Sunday afternoon, snuffing out any hope the Raiders might have had, piling up the points and blasting their way to the first overall seed in the AFC and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Here are the official Playoff Standings:2019 NFL Playoff StandingsAFC Bracket1. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)2. New England Patriots (11-5)3. Houston Texans (11-5)4. Baltimore Ravens (10-6)5. Los Angeles Chargers (12-4)6. Indianapolis Colts (10-6)NFC Bracket1. New Orleans Saints (13-3)2. ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-01-02
  • Ring in the New Year 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. 2018 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 Lake of the Ozarks is looking forward to all that 2019 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 ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-12-26

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