• Come Try the Best Pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks!
    What's the one go-to breakfast, lunch or dinner choice that everyone can usually agree on? Pizza! Whether you enjoy your pie hand tossed or with a thin crust, we can all agree that pizza is the best for any meal and any occasion. Have you ever wondered where pizza came from? Your favorite Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks did some research and we have the answers! Here's a little history of one of our favorite menu items.History of PizzaLike many other dishes, the origin of pizza is uncertain. While many people think of pizza as an Italian creation, pizza can be dated back to the Ancient Greeks. They would cook flatbread in mud ovens and top it with oils, herbs, spices and dates. Tomatoes haven't been discovered at that time, and they wouldn't have used them as we do today.Eventually, this flatbread creation made its way to Italy, where it begins to resemble the pizza that we know today. They were sold on the street and in the markets. However, they were not topped with anything, but rather enjoyed au ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-08-29
  • Check Out Our Scrumptious Entrees and Kids Meals!
    If you're looking for a great place to take the family for a delicious meal, you don't need to look far. At Li'l Rizzo's we've got something for everyone's taste buds! Pick out your favorite appetizer, then check out the scrumptious entrees we offer at both locations. LI'L RIZZO'S ENTREESServed with your choice of soup or side house saladChicken Modiga Lightly breaded, charbroiled chicken breast, over a bed of angel hair pasta topped with mushrooms, chopped garlic, bacon and melted provel cheese in a white wine lemon sauce 17.95Veal Parmesan Lightly breaded, smothered in marinara and a blend of mozzarella and provel cheese then baked. Served over a bed of angel hair pasta 18.95Chicken Speidini Lightly breaded, marinated chicken breast, charbroiled and topped with a garlic sauce. Served over angel hair pasta with a side of lemon wedges 17.95Chicken Parmesan Lightly breaded, charbroiled chicken breast, smothered in marinara and a blend of mozzarella and provel cheese then baked 17.95Grilled Salmon Salmon served with sautéed seasonal vegetables 18.95At Li'l Rizzo's, we've even got a kids menu that offers a variety of choices for even the most discriminating ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-08-21
  • Catch Every Game at Li’l Rizzo’s!
    Football is finally back and it's about time! While it may just be preseason right now, we couldn't be more excited! There's no better place to watch the game than at Li'l Rizzo's. Not only do we have plenty of TVs, we've got cold beer and tasty food to keep your hunger satisfied while you root for your team.Kansas City Chiefs Pre-Season Schedule NFL preseason kicked off on August 1st, with the Kansas City Chiefs playing their first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on August 10th. Leading with a score of 38-17, our boys in red took the field by storm! Check out the remainder of the preseason schedule for the Chiefs here and make plans to join us at the best sports bar at the Lake of the Ozarks to watch all the games! Saturday, August 17 at 6:30 PM Kansas City Chiefs @ Pittsburgh SteelersSaturday, August 24 at 7:00 PM San Francisco 49ers @ Kansas City ChiefsThursday, August 29 at 7:00 PM Kansas City Chiefs @ Green Bay PackersThursday, August 30 at 7:30 PM Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City ChiefsThe first Chief's game of the ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-08-14
  • 5 Tips for Getting Ready for ‘Back to School’!
    'Back to School' is just around the corner! In fact, School of the Osage starts back up on August 20th and Camdenton starts back up on August 19th. With just a couple more weeks of summer 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 2019/2020 school year!1. Get School SuppliesIf you didn't get out and do your back to school shopping this weekend during Tax Free weekend, you've still got time before the first bell rings. Between 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. Look at your local store for a grade appropriate list of school supplies provided by your student's school.2. Get Your New School ClothesDepending on the school your child attends you ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-08-06
  • Celebrate International Beer Day At Li’l Rizzo’s!
    Ale, brew, hops, lager, malt, stout, suds, cold coffee, brewski... whatever you call it, it's time to grab a cold one and raise a glass to International Beer Day! Beer is one of the oldest man-made beverages that has been around dating back to Neolithic era. It's such a big deal, in fact, that it's got its only holiday dedicated to it celebrated INTERNATIONALLY! So... Who wants to meet up at the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks and celebrate this glorious holiday with a pint?Show Off Your Brew KnowledgeGo ahead! Invite your buddies to meet up at Li'l Rizzo's for a few drinks after work! Then hit them with all of your brewing wit and plethora of knowledge of all things beer! Here are a few fun facts you can take to the bar anytime! Did you know...?In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer.There's a beer brewed from bananas in Africa. Ehhh... If you're into that kind of thing. The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content. No... We don't carry it ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-07-31
  • 7 Reasons to Check Out Li’l Rizzo’s
    We know that there’s many restaurant options at the Lake of the Ozarks and that it can sometimes be hard to decide where to eat. Here’s 7 reasons why you should check out Li’l Rizzo’s the next time you’re at the lake and find yourself hungry. You and your family are sure to leave us happy and full!1. Locally OwnedNot only do we offer great Italian food, Li’l Rizzo’s is locally owned! Our service is focused on the customer’s experience because we know how important meal time is to families. Life can get fast-paced sometimes, but gathering around to eat at Li’l Rizzos can provide a great opportunity to slow down and catch up with your friends and family.2. Fresh IngredientsA large reason why our food tastes so great is because we use fresh ingredients. Our pizza crust is made from scratch and topped with high quality meats and cheeses as well as fresh vegetables. At Li’l Rizzo’s, you can count on home-style cooking without the hassle of having to spend hours in the kitchen!3. Happy HourWho doesn’t like a ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-07-22
  • 5 Reasons to Throw a Pizza Party!
    At Li'l Rizzo's, we LOVE helping you celebrate any occasion with a delicious pizza pie.  If you're looking for any possible excuse to eat a delicious pizza, Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurants has 5 reasons why you should throw a pizza party!1. Celebrate A BirthdayHaving pizza for a birthday party is almost as necessary has the cake, especially when it's the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks! The birthday boy or girl will love a specialty pizza from Li'l Rizzo's for their special day. Whether you're enjoying the day at home or you visit us, there is no better way to celebrate a birthday than with a Li'l Rizzo's pizza.2. Congratulate A GraduatePlanning a party can be a bit stressful, especially when it is celebrating a milestone, like a graduating high school or college. Make it easy and let Li'l Rizzo's help you with the food. Teens and young adults love their pizza and it's a great way to celebrate their accomplishment and the start of the summer season.3. Watch The Game With FriendsGrab your friends and catch the game while enjoying a delicious slice ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-07-15
  • Grab a Cold One at Li’l Rizzo’s!
    There's nothing better than sitting down to a delicious pizza and a cold glass of beer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Beer is one of those beverages that can go with just about anything. It can hold it's own when you want to drink it solo, or it can be the perfect pairing for any meal. From game food to gourmet, beer is the perfect touch. From bottled to Draught, we have some great selections that will compliment the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks.Bottled BeerBudBud LightBud SelectBuschCoors LightCoronaMichelob UltraMiller LightO'doulsBusch LightBud Light LimeBoulevard Pale AleDraught BeerBud LightMiller LiteSam AdamsLeinenkugel Seasonal4 Hands Brewery SeasonalMother's L'il Helper IPABoulevard Unfiltered WheatAngry Orchard Hard CiderDeschutes Mirror Pond Pale AleBlue Moon Belgian Wheat*Menu items are subject to vary based on location.Grab a Cold One at Li'l Rizzo's!When you're looking for food that always tastes good, and beer that is always cold, Li'l Rizzo's has just what you need. Our vast menu is full of amazing food, from pizza and sandwiches to pastas and salads, we have something that will make your meal ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2019-07-07
  • 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

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