• 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
  • Our Customers LOVE 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 this place!!!" - Lara ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-12-14
  • 🏈Don’t Miss a Single Game at Li’l Rizzo’s!🏈
    As we celebrate the Chiefs clinching a spot in the playoffs this past weekend, we know all you diehard football fans are looking for the best place to watch the upcoming games. At Li'l Rizzo's it isn't enough to just watch the game, we want you over for dinner too! 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 football 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.Thursday SpecialsLove pizza? So do we! Our pizza is thin crust with dough made from scratch (Hand-tossed available at the Osage Beach ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-12-12
  • Check Out BOTH of Our Locations!
    Whether you're in Osage Beach or Lake Ozark, you can enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the OzarksLi'l Rizzo's has two amazing locations, both serving up your favorite dishes. Each of our locations provides a unique Italian atmosphere, which is sure to make a great dining experience. In addition, both of our restaurants have multiple TVs, so it's the best place to enjoy a delicious Italian meal and watch the game!The Best View at the Lake!2146 Horseshoe Bend PkwyLake Ozark, MO 65049573-365-3003Li'l Rizzo's opened up our Horseshoe bend location in 1990 and was an instant success! The Horseshoe Bend location is smaller and has a more intimate setting, which is perfect for renting out for parties and events. From the beautiful view of the Lake on the outdoor patio to the bar that serves up the best drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks, Li'l Rizzo's has something for everyone. Although the best place to enjoy the view is from the outdoor patio, during the off-season, you can still enjoy that breathtaking view while dining inside.Watch the Game at Li'l ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-12-04

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