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America's 8 Favorite Pizza Toppings

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  Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant not only serves amazing pasta but also the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks . We believe that the heart of any pizza is an incredible dough but what makes each pizza unique is the types of toppings chosen to put on top.  Top 8 Pizza Toppings We did a bit of research around the internet and the following 8 pizza toppings kept popping up on multiple lists.    Pepperoni Mushrooms Sausage Bacon Extra Cheese Onion Green Peppers Black Olives The Top 8 on Li'l Rizzo's Specialty Pizzas We're happy to hear that so many people agree on those top 8 toppings because we serve every single one of them at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian Restaurant ! (Plus a lot more, but we'll talk more about those below.)  While you are always free to create your own pizza with any and all toppings you like, we also feature a wonderful selection of specialty pizzas. Here are of few of those that happen to feature the top 8 toppings listed above.  Supreme

3 Fantastic Reasons to Let Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant Cater Your Holiday Parties

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Thanksgiving is coming up quickly and after that, it's time to start celebrating the holiday season. That usually means entertaining friends and family, and that entertaining often involves feeding a lot of people  Take some of the stress off of yourself by letting the best caterers at the Lake of the Ozarks take care of the cooking for you! Here are 3 excellent reasons why leaving the cooking to us can make your entire season a lot more merry and bright.  #1 - No Cooking For You! Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant can create an entire menu to serve your guests so that you can truly enjoy the party along with everyone else. That's way more fun than spending hours before the event cooking and quite possibly a ton of time stuck in the kitchen during the party as well. This also means no grocery shopping beforehand and no pans to clean up afterward.  Another option is to order a portion of the food you'll be serving from Li'l Rizzo's to serve alongside a few dis

National Happy Hour Day is Always Better When You Celebrate at Li'l Rizzo's!

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Did you know that Happy Hour has it's very own national day on the calendar? Well, it does and it just so happens to fall this week on Thursday, November 12, 2020!  How do we at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant suggest you celebrate National Happy Hour Day this year? By partaking in the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks , of course!   6 Days a Week National Happy Hour Day gives you an added excuse for heading to our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant & bar , but no worries if you can't make it by this Thursday. We celebrate Happy Hour 6 days a week around here!  Every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm , you can belly up to the bar or have a seat in the restaurant to enjoy fantastic food and drink specials from our Happy Hour menus. Also, every Sunday our Happy Hour lasts all day long!   (You know, when all of those great NFL games are on our TVs!)  For anyone not familiar with the incredible specials we have to offer, keep reading.   Half-Price Appetizers During

Make Holiday Shopping Easy & Take Advantage of Our Great Gift Card Deal!

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'Tis the season... to start thinking about holiday shopping! We know, that's still a few weeks away but, on the other hand, that's ONLY a few weeks away!  Our Lake of the Ozarks Italian Restaurant not only makes mealtime easier by taking care of the cooking for you when you join us, but we can also make your holiday shopping a lot easier too. We've got a one-size-fits-all gift idea in mind that can be adjusted to fit a variety of price points, it's something everyone can enjoy, and as a bonus, you get a gift back for yourself in return!  Give the Gift of Li'l Rizzo's Li'l Rizzo's gift cards are always a wonderful gift idea and right now, we've made them even more enticing. Currently, with every gift card purchased, we will give you a bonus gift card for FREE that is worth 20% of the original one! Bonus gift cards can be used anytime next year between January 1-October 31, 2021. (The purchased gift cards can, of course, be used right away!)   Tha

Enjoy the "Sweet" Life With Li'l Rizzo's at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Halloween is coming up this weekend. It's a holiday associated with spooky things and lots of candy. Since we don't want to scare you when you dine at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant & bar , we've decided to focus on the sweet treats we've got to offer instead. The next time you "treat" yourself to lunch or dinner at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant , save some room for these tasty items.   Gummy Bear Pizza For this unique dish, we combine dessert with dinner for a kids' menu item that children simply cannot resist! It's an 8-inch version of our incredible cheese pizza that comes with a side of gummy bears. Once those sweet bears are placed on top of the pizza, they melt in the most intriguing way, creating a meal that tastes great. If the kids at your table will allow you to try it, we highly suggest that you do! Dessert We offer different dessert specials daily, from cheesecake to tiramisu, and more. Be sure to ask your server wh

Meatballs Around the World (& Right Here at the Lake of the Ozarks!)

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  Meatballs have a special place in the hearts (or rather, stomachs) of most of the diners at Li'l Rizzo's Italian restaurant . That's because we've taken special care to create a meatball that not only tastes amazing but also is so large, only one is needed for each plate of spaghetti!  This particular meatball is so incredible, it's even earned itself a spot on the appetizer menu at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant . (You can get that, along with all of our other appetizers, for half-price during Happy Hour every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm and all day on Sundays too!)  Meatballs Around the World You're probably most familiar with meatballs made from ground beef, but the definition states that a meatball can be made by rolling any type of ground meat into a ball, sometimes with other ingredients. It can be fried, baked, steamed, or braised in sauce.    As partial as we are to Li'l Rizzo's meatballs, it's still interesting to see how others m

There Are Lots of Reasons To Celebrate Pasta This October

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  Last week's blog was all about the incredible pizzas we serve at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant because October is National Pizza Month. You've got plenty of reasons to celebrate pasta in October as well because this Saturday, October 17 happens to be National Pasta Day , and then a couple of weeks later on Sunday, October 25, World Pasta Day lands on the calendar! October is a great month for us because we don't just offer one of those honored foods but both - the best pizza and pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks ! When you're ready to celebrate pasta this month (in between slices of pizza, of course) here's what we've got waiting for you at Li'l Rizzo's.  ~ Classic Pasta ~ Spaghetti Spaghetti noodles and our homemade, chunky meat sauce. Spaghetti and Meatball Spaghetti noodles and meat sauce topped with a homemade 6-ounce meatball sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley. Lasagna Our lasagna is homemade with 6 layers of pasta with meat sau