• Start Your Fourth of July Celebrations with Li’l Rizzo’s!
    This Thursday is Fourth of July, and we're excited to celebrate it! While this year, the holiday falls on Thursday, we like to celebrate the 4th with tons of bang all weekend long! There are several events going on this week and taking place throughout the weekend. But most importantly, there's fireworks. LOTS of fireworks!!What's great about the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year? You can start the celebration early with us at either of our locations for Happy Hour! Every Monday-Friday from 3-6PM we celebrate the survival of another week day with fantastic drink specials and 1/2 priced appetizers! Pair that with some spectacular fireworks, and you've got yourself one heck of a Fourth of July! Check out where you can see some super awesome fireworks displays right here!Fireworks Displays AroundThe Lake of the Ozarks The Inn at Grand GlaizeDate: Thursday, July 4thTime: Display begins at dusk.Location: 5142 Osage Beach Pkwy in Osage BeachView by Water at the 1MM of the Grand Glaize ArmEnjoy the view from the Inn at Grand Glaize at the boat dock or ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-07-03
  • We’re More than Just Italian Food
    When you think of Li’l Rizzo’s, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Probably Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks—pizza and pasta. That’s not all that we have to offer though! If you’re craving something different for lunch or dinner, we’ve got you covered. With our yummy sandwiches and burgers that are served with chips and fries, there’s something on our menu for all taste buds! Our variety of food doesn’t stop at sandwiches and burgers though. Make sure to check out our appetizers for a scrumptious pre-meal snack. Non-Italian Appetizers Spinach, Green Chili & Jalapeno Dip Creamy, cheesy dip with spinach, green chilies and jalapenos. Served with nacho chips.Chicken Tenders Hand-breaded and deep-fried to a golden brown, served with a side of sweet and tangy, mustard based BBQ sauce or tossed in your favorite wing sauce. Cheese Sticks Mozzarella sticks, deep-fried, sprinkled with parsley flakes, parmesan cheese and served with a side of marinara.Loaded Potato Skins Potato “cups” filled with bacon, green onion, provel and mozzarella cheese. Served with sour cream.Portobello MushroomsSliced Portobello mushrooms sautéed in a Worcestershire based sauce with garlic, ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-06-26
  • Celebrate Martini Day at Li’l Rizzo’s!
    June 19th is Martini Day! Whether you enjoy your Martini shaken, not stirred, like James Bond, with an olive or as part of a more extravagant cocktail, Martini Day is a great excuse to celebrate with a glass. Strictly for adults, this special day celebrates all things Martini, and is an ideal opportunity to research and try out different cocktail recipes you might not have sampled before. If you're looking for a great place to try out some delicious Martinis, check out our Horseshoe Bend location Martini menu right here!The Murky History of the MartiniThe martini, with its basic ingredients and air of refined panache, is one drink that cannot be outshone by the latest trends. But where did this delicious drink originate from? Like the dirtiest of martinis, the history is more than slightly murky...One prevalent theory points to the town of Martinez, California, where historians and town inhabitants alike claim the drink was invented during the mid-1800s Gold Rush. A gold miner who had recently struck it rich decided to celebrate his good fortune at a local bar. ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-06-19
  • Join Us for Happy Hour!
    At Li'l Rizzo's, we love Happy Hour. From our great drink specials to our amazing half-priced appetizers, what's not to love about the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks? After a hard day of work, there's nothing better than enjoying a nice cold one with some friends. At Li'l Rizzo's, we're serving up great drink specials and half-priced appetizers from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Check out everything you can enjoy when you join the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for Happy Hour!Half-Priced AppetizersSpinach, Green Chili & Jalapeno Dip - Creamy, cheesy dip with spinach, green chilies and jalapenos. Served with nacho chips. Garlic Cheese Bread - Sliced French bread topped with butter and a blend of mozzarella and Provel cheese. Toasted Ravioli - Beef ravioli deep-fried to a golden brown, topped with parsley flakes, parmesan cheese and served with a side of meat sauce.  Chicken Tenders - Hand-breaded and deep-fried to a golden brown, served with a side of sweet and tangy, mustard-based BBQ sauce or tossed in your favorite wing sauce. Cheese Sticks - Mozzarella sticks, deep fried, sprinkled with parsley ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-06-11
  • Grab a Slice of Li’l Rizzo’s Specialty Pizzas!
    Our specialty pizzas are delicious and made from the freshest ingredients. We are known for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and that includes our pizzas! We have a fun environment with TVs to catch a game, and an amazing selection of beer and wine. When you dine with us, you don't just get good food, you get a great time! Check out our specialty pizza menu to see why you want to get pizza tonight!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.Li'l Rizzo's Specialty PizzasSupremeSausage, onion, bacon, pepperoni, mushroom, black olivesMacho MeatPepperoni, bacon, hamburger, Canadian bacon, sausageVeggieMushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, onionsHawaiianPineapple, Canadian bacon, green peppersBBQ ChickenRoasted garlic chicken, bacon, onions in our tangy barbecue sauceSeafood PizzaOur Homemade cream sauce topped with shrimp, ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-06-05
  • Li’l Rizzo’s Summer Time Cocktails & More!
    At the Lake of the Ozark, summer has officially arrived. The weather is getting warmer and boats are filling the Lake. Take a break from all the fun in the sun and head over to Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurant! From delicious lunches and dinner to refreshing summer cocktails, there are many great reasons to stop on by. Here are just a few of our specialty drinks that we think you would enjoy this summer.Specialty DrinksAdult Cherry LimeadeCherry vodka, triple sec, lime juice, grenadine, sprite.Blue SkyVodka, peach schnapps, blue curacao, sprite.Chambord Margarita1800 silver tequila, Chambord sweet & sour, lime juiceDragon Berry BurstBacardi dragon berry, sprite, grenadine, sweet & sour.Electric LizardMalibu, melon liqueur, sprite, sweet & sour, lime juice.Fish BowlRaspberry Vodka, sweet & sour, Malibu, pineapple juice, blue curacao, sprite.Lake WaterMalibu, Blue Curacao, pineappleItalian MargaritaSugar rim, amaretto, tequila, triple sec, sweet & sourPineapple Upside Down MartiniPineapple juice, vanilla vodka, grenadine, amaretto.Pink DragonBacardi Dragon Berry, Sprite, pink lemonade.Summer SplashVodka, grenadine, amaretto, orange juice, southern comfort, pineapple juice, lime juice.Tropical RumMalibu, pineapple juice, creme de banana, Myer's Rum, orange juiceIce Cold ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-05-30
  • 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

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