• How to Eat Pasta Like an Italian
    Pasta Eating Etiquette Have you been eating your pasta wrong all these years? Today's blog from your favorite Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks discusses pasta eating etiquette.While your fellow lake residents and visitors may not care how you eat your pasta, things might be different when you visit other places. Give these pasta eating tips a try next time you dine-in at Li'l Rizzo's and start preparing your eating habits for that trip to Italy you've been dreaming of. Not only will this pasta eating etiquette make it easier to enjoy your meal, it can improve the taste as well!Fork or Spoon?At most restaurants, you are provided with both a fork and a spoon when you first sit down. Which do you use for pasta though? Some people believe the answer to be both when it comes to eating spaghetti or some other long strands of pasta. You use your spoon to help twirl the pasta onto the fork, right? Wrong. An Italian would never use a spoon when eating pasta, unless that pasta was served in a soup. ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-07-05
  • 3 Reasons to Dine Out at Li’l Rizzo’s
    Everyone loves a home-cooked meal, but not everyone likes preparing it or cleaning up after it. 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 seem to always complain about what's for dinner? Do you and your ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-06-28
  • Cool Off with a Cold One at Li’l Rizzo’s
    June 21st is the first official day of summer! Along with the summer season comes hot, humid weather. What better way to celebrate the start of summer than 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 after a long day in the summer sun!Refreshing Drinks at Li'l Rizzo'sSatisfy your thirst this summer 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 sweeter, try one of our refreshing cocktails. Nothing says summer like fruity flavored ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-06-20
  • Treat Dad to Li’l Rizzo’s for Father’s Day
    Father's Day has arrived, and Li'l Rizzo's wants to help you celebrate Dad this weekend! Tell him how much you appreciate him with some of these thoughtful Father's Day quotes. Then show him your appreciation by bringing him out for a delicious meal at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.Father's Day Quotes "When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.""A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow." "Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers and singers of songs." "Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad." "Dad: A son's first hero. A daughters first love." "I have a hero, I call him dad." "A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way." "I may find my prince, but my dad will always be my king." "A father holds his daughter's hand for a short while, but he holds ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-06-13
  • What People Are Saying About 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 ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-06-07
  • Pasta and Wine Were Meant For Each Other
    There are two things that make a great combo. Those two things are pasta and wine. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a delicious and hearty warm plate of pasta that pairs well with a glass of wine. While we might be a little biased towards this situation, we think most people would agree. Li’l Rizzo’s knows that when selecting the perfect wine for your pasta, you need to look at the pasta sauce. Check out a few of our favorite wine and pasta pairings that 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, which can be enjoyed at our Lake Ozark location, or even a Merlot. These sauces are powerful, are highly acidic and are often blended with rich, red meats, so middleweight body is the best option, as it won't overpower the dish.Cheesy PastaIt's hard to find a wine that doesn't pair well with cheese. While you could say most wines pair well, ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-31
  • Don’t Forget to Visit Li’l Rizzo’s Memorial Day Weekend
    Ready or not, Memorial Day Weekend is just days away. For most people, it seems as if this holiday weekend snuck up. With the long weekend, many people will be heading to the Lake of the Ozarks to spend time with friends and family. 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 Ozark. This means that no matter where you are staying or where you happen to be, you are never too far from one of our two locations. At Li'l Rizzo's in Lake Ozark, you can enjoy a smaller and more intimate setting. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy sitting out on our beautiful outdoor deck or head to the bar to enjoy some of the best drinks at the Lake ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Friday is National Pizza Party Day
    Yes, we said it! Friday, May 18th is National Pizza Party Day! We are just as excited as you are. At Li'l Rizzo's, we LOVE helping you celebrate any occasion with a delicious pizza. After all, pizza is great for ANY occasion. If you're not sure how to celebrate National Pizza Party Day, the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has 5 reasons why you should throw a pizza party this Friday. Got a Birthday? You Need Pizza! Having pizza for a birthday party is almost as necessary as 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 come in to visit us, there is no better way to celebrate a birthday than with pizza from Li’l Rizzo’s. Got a Graduate? You Need Pizza! Planning a party can be a bit stressful, especially when it is celebrating a milestone, like a graduating high school or college. Make ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-16
  • An Italian Mother’s Day
    Mamma Mia! Mother’s Day is just days away. 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. If you don’t have plans yet, bring your mom into the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for a delicious meal! No cooking or dishes, what could be better? Mother’s Day Fun FactsMore people purchase fresh plants and flowers for Mother’s Day than for any other holiday – except Christmas/Hanukkah.The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that in 2018 US consumers will spend $23.1 billion celebrating Mother’s Day. Shoppers will spend an average of $180 on Mom. Approximately 65% of all greeting card sales occur within the last five days leading up to Mother’s Day. In the U.S., the most phone calls made in one day take ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-10
  • Find the Perfect Pasta at Li’l Rizzo’s
    If you’ve been searching for the best pasta around the Lake, then search no more! As the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how to serve up a delicious plate of perfect pasta! Our recipes have been refined over the last 30 years, and our menu has expanded from pasta to pizza, wings, appetizers, a world-famous salad, and delicious sandwiches. From our spaghetti to our lasagna, you'll find fresh homemade ingredients that will make your mouth water. Here is a peek at our pasta menu at Li'l Rizzo's!LasagnaOur lasagna is homemade, 6 layers of pasta, meat sauce, ricotta cheese and Italian sausage. Topped with a blend of mozzarella and provel cheese then baked. Spaghetti and MeatballSpaghetti noodles and meat sauce topped with homemade 6-ounce meatball sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley. Fettuccine AlfredoWide, flat noodles in our homemade Alfredo sauce. Baked MostaccioliTubular noodles and meat sauce topped with our homemade Béchamel sauce and a blend of Italian cheese baked to perfection. ManicottiLarge pasta tubes stuffed with ricotta cheese then topped in a creamy red sauce of our traditional Italian ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-05-03
  • Not In The Mood For Italian? No problem!
    Now that it’s finally feeling like spring at the Lake of the Ozarks, what could be better than enjoying a delicious lunch while enjoying the beautiful weather? At Li’l Rizzo’s, you can do just that! Join us at our Horseshoe Bend location and enjoy your meal out on our balcony overlooking the lake. Not in the mood for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks? No problem! At Li’l Rizzo’s, it’s not all about the pizza and pasta. We also offer delicious sandwiches and burgers. Whether you’re looking for a nice mid-day lunch or a place to enjoy a delicious dinner with the family, Li’l Rizzo’s has the options you’re looking for!Sandwiches & Hamburgers Chicken Parmesan SandwichHand breaded, deep fried chicken tender, topped with marinara sauce and baked mozzarella and provel cheese. Served on a hoagie with chips.Sausage & Peppers SandwichSautéed Italian sausage, onion, red and green bell peppers, smothered in marinara sauce, melted mozzarella and provel cheese. Served on a hoagie. Tuscan ChickenTender sliced roasted garlic chicken, smothered in a blend of mozzarella and provel cheese, served ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-04-26
  • Serve Li’l Rizzo’s At Your Graduation Party
    As the month of April starts to wind down, many people start to turn their attention towards graduation and the summer months ahead. Graduation can be an exciting but stressful time. If you are hosting a graduation party, Li’l Rizzo’s can help ease some of the stress. No need to worry about food when you order catering from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. From small to large events, it's always much easier when you plan to have your event catered rather than trying to do it all yourself. At Li'l Rizzo's, we've made the planning easier for you by providing top-notch catering at the Lake of the Ozarks, with fantastic food and even better service. Here's what you can expect when you have your graduation party or event catered by Li'l Rizzo's.Easy To OrderAt Li'l Rizzo's. we make it easy to enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks during your event. Whether it's a graduation party, wedding or a business meeting, you can always expect great service when you have your event ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-04-19
  • Stay In Touch With Li’l Rizzo’s
    Whether you are a vacationer or a local, at Li’l Rizzo’s we love getting to know our guests. We truly appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to join us for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks and a few delicious drinks. Your favorite Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant wants to keep you updated with everything going on at our two locations. From events to special deals, we have a lot going on! Here's how you can stay in touch with the best Italian Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.Social MediaFrom Facebook to Google+, Li'l Rizzo's is on them all! We're regularly updating your newsfeed with delicious pictures of some of our favorite menu items and keeping you in the loop with the fun events going on at Li'l Rizzo's. Yes, you can even find special promo codes floating around our social media channels too! Here are all the social media platforms you can find Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurant:Facebook:Lake Ozark: www.facebook.com/pages/Lil-Rizzos/106681832687353Osage Beach: www.facebook.com/LilRizzosItalianRestaurantTwitter: twitter.com/lilrizzosLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/3816829Google PlusLake Ozark: plus.google.com/u/0/b/104358283956448474438/104358283956448474438Osage ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-04-12
  • National Beer Day is Saturday!
    This Saturday, April 7th, is National Beer Day. Li’l Rizzo’s couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate National Beer Day than by enjoying a cold one alongside the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks. Beer and pizza go together like peanut butter and jelly, like spaghetti and meatballs, they’re two peas in a pod. So, come into the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and celebrate National Beer Day this Saturday. Not only do we have a great selection of beer to choose from, Li’l Rizzo’s has some delicious pizza as well. Check out the different types of pizza we offer below! The Best Pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks 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. Specialty ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-04-04
  • Li’l Rizzo’s Catering
    When you are throwing an event, no matter what type of event, the food always plays an important role. 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.Easter BrunchEaster (and April’s Fools) is this weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious lunch or dinner catered by the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. No matter how many people will be joining you, you can’t go wrong with some delicious Italian food that tastes homemade. Family ReunionMake your next family get together even better with catering from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Li'l Rizzo's we offer something ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-03-28

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