• 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
  • It’s National Noodle Month
    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 to 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. With it being National Noodle Month, we wanted to give you a peek at Li'l Rizzo's pasta menu!Our Delicious Pasta Menu LasagnaOur lasagna is homemade, 6 layers of pasta, ricotta cheese meat sauce, and Italian sausage. Topped with a blend of mozzarella and Provel cheese and then baked. Spaghetti and MeatballSpaghetti noodles and meat sauce topped with a homemade 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 Bechamel sauce and a blend of Italian cheeses baked to perfection.MannicottiLarge pasted tubes stuffed with ricotta cheese then topped in a creamy red sauce of our traditional Italian Bechamel and Marinara then baked. Cavatelli Con ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-03-22
  • How Li’l Rizzo’s Began
    Although you can get pizza and pasta at a lot of different places, there are few that can call themselves the best. At Li'l Rizzo's, we have been named best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks six years in a row. We love food, especially Italian, and it definitely shows! With every bite that you take, you will be able to tell that it was made with love and the freshest ingredients around. If you want to learn more about Lake of the Ozarks' favorite Italian restaurant, we have everything you need to know about Li'l Rizzo's below.How It BeganIt all started in 1985 when Carol Borders moved to the Lake of the Ozarks and opened the original Rizzo’s Restaurant in the location of the storied Oaks Tavern on Bagnell Dam Blvd.  Rizzo’s was an instant success and one of the few restaurants that stayed open through the winter.  The original Rizzo’s was remodeled and reopened as Maggie Mae’s in 1991.A second location was added at the corner of Hwy 54 and State Route KK in 1987.  Since ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-03-16
  • Best of the Lake!
    The Best of the Lake is in the final round of voting, and Li'l Rizzo's is honored to be in the final round for two of the categories! We're definitely feeling the love from our customers and we can't wait to see how the voting will go. Check out which two categories we've been nominated in and see how we stand out.Best Italian Food at the Lake of the OzarksLi'l Rizzo's has been serving up the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks and has been a staple since 1987. The truth is, you can get pizza and pasta at a lot of places these days. That's why our mission is to become your favorite restaurant. We do this by providing our customers with gourmet pizza, pasta, world-famous house salad and legendary service. And to us, gourmet refers to fresh ingredients, secret hand-crafted recipes and the love we put into every dish we prepare. Most of our recipes originate from "The Hill" area of St. Louis so you can expect to find regional favorites like toasted ravioli, baked mostaccioli, cannelloni con Bianco, lasagna and other house specialty ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-03-07
  • Happy Hour Is The Best Hour
    At Li'l Rizzo's, we love Happy Hour. From our great drink specials to our amazing half-priced appetizers, whats 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 ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-03-02
  • Join Us For The SPAY-GHETTI Dinner
    Dogwood Animal Shelter's 8th Annual SPAY-GHETTI DINNER is this Thursday, February 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM! Join us at Li’l Rizzo’s Osage Beach Outlet Mall location to help raise money for Dogwood’s low-cost spay and neuter program. The best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks will be serving delicious food and Dale Blue will be playing great music. Hundreds of dogs and cats in the Lake area are “fixed” each year as a result of this great event. Grab the whole family and come support an amazing cause while enjoying the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks.About Dogwood Animal ShelterVolunteers have been the driving force behind Dogwood animal shelter since its beginning. Through auctions and sales, a handful of dedicated people raised enough money to build a small facility and in 1976, the badly needed shelter was established as a 501(c)3. It was filled beyond capacity almost immediately. From the start, Dogwood offered low-cost spays and neuters, and since 1997, when the board of directors declared Dogwood a no-kill facility, it has steadily expanded ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-02-21
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Li’l Rizzo’s
    Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and what better way to show that you love someone than with a delicious meal from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Valentine's Day is the one day of the year that you want to make sure your loved one feels special. While some people may be expecting roses, chocolates or other gifts, many are expecting an elegant dinner with the one they love. Li'l Rizzo's is here to make your Valentine's Day extra special this year! Treat your loved one to the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Valentine’s Day DinnerBeef SottoThis delicious dish is made up of sirloin steak topped with bacon, a white wine, lemon, butter and garlic sauce and melted provel cheese.  Served over angel hair pasta with a side salad and ciabatta slipper rolls. The History of Valentine’s Day Some say that Valentine's Day originated in the Roman Empire as a holiday to celebrate the Queen of Roman gods and goddesses. The Romans also considered the queen named Juno to be the goddess Queen of Women and ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-02-13
  • Pasta You’ll Love!
    If you love pasta, then you’ve come to the right place. As the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how to serve up a delicious plate of perfect pasta! At Li’l Rizzo’s, 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! 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 Béchamel ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-02-09
  • Join Li’l Rizzo’s For The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl!
    It’s almost here! The Mardi Gras Pub Crawl is just around the corner, and we can’t wait to celebrate. Saturday, February 17, 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 17. 2018 Buses start at 4:00 pm (VIP shuttle service available too)$10 for a wristband The 2018 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 ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-02-02
  • Super Bowl Sunday 2018
    Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. It is one of the most anticipated days of the year, and people will gather far and wide to watch the 52nd Super Bowl. This year, on Sunday, February 4th, the Philadelphia Eagles will be taking on the New England Patriots. While football fans across the country are gearing up to watch the big game, others may be awaiting the half-time performance and of course some of the best commercials that air. But let’s be honest, one of the best parts of Super Bowl Sunday is the food you get to eat all day long. Li’l Rizzo’s is excited about the big game and with the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help make your experience the best. The StadiumSuper Bowl 2 will be played in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the U.S. Bank Stadium. This stadium just finished hosting its second Minnesota Vikings season after being built in time for the 2016 NFL season. The stadium seats 66,200 but it can be expanded to fit up to 70,000 people. ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-01-25
  • What We Are Craving In January
    Let’s face it, it doesn’t look like the winter weather is going to be leaving anytime soon. There is fresh snow on the ground and temperatures are freezing. If you’re feeling the winter blues, you should come visit the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you need some delicious, warm, and hearty Italian food, then Li’l Rizzo’s is the place for you. From appetizers to desserts, here is what we are craving this month. Cheese SticksCheese worth melting over. Mozzarella sticks, deep fried, sprinkled with parsley flake, parmesan cheese and served with a side of marinara. There's no better way to start a meal than with some delicious melted cheese.Toasted Ravioli Good things come in small packages, and our ravioli is a perfect example of that. Beef ravioli deep fried to a golden brown, topped with parsley flakes, parmesan cheese and served with a side of meat sauce. LasagnaWarm up with a delicious serving of Lasagna. Our lasagna is homemade, 6 layers of pasta, meat sauce, ricotta cheese and Italian sausage. Topped with a blend of mozzarella and ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-01-18
  • In Case You Need Another Reason To Eat More Pizza
    It’s National Pizza Week folks! Here at Li’l Rizzo’s, we LOVE our pizza. Whether you enjoy your pie hand tossed or you prefer a thinner crust, there’s one thing that we can all agree on and that is that pizza is delicious! Have you ever wondered where pizza actually came from? Well, we have some information about pizza for you this week. Check it out below and then come into the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks to celebrate National Pizza Week.The History of PizzaJust like many other foods and dishes, the origin of pizza is still uncertain. When people think of pizza, most people think of it as an Italian creation. Little do they know, pizza can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks. We know, it’s a little confusing. The Ancient Greeks would cook flatbread in mud ovens and then they would top it with oils, herbs, spices and even dates. Tomatoes were yet to be discovered at that time, and they probably wouldn’t have found their way on top of their pizza if they ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-01-11
  • Delicious Weekly Specials At Li’l Rizzo’s
    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 from wing specials to the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading to learn more about the great specials that Li'l Rizzo's offers.Happy Hour Is The Best Hour Join 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!Sunday Happy Hour On Sundays, Happy Hour at Li'l Rizzo's last 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 end a great weekend then delicious appetizers and ... read more
    Source: Li’l Rizzo’s BlogPublished on 2018-01-05

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