Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cater Your Fall Event With Li'l Rizzo's

No matter how small or large your event is, it is much easier when you plan to have your event catered rather than cooking the food yourself. From delicious desserts to mouth-watering appetizers, we have your party covered with the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Your guests will be wanting more when you have your event catered by Li'l Rizzo's.

Easy to Order

At Li'l Rizzo's. we make it easy to enjoy delicious Italian food during your event. Whether it's a wedding or a business meeting, you can always expect great service when you have your event catered by Li'l Rizzo's. To speak with a friendly catering specialist call 573-348-3600.

Delicious Food

Our catering menu features delicious appetizers, your favorite pastas, and even meal combinations. Create a menu your guests will LOVE! From appetizers to desserts, we have it all. We offer party size portions of some of your favorite dishes. Check out just a few of the delicious items you can have at your next event:

Toasted Ravioli
Garlic Toast
Spinach, Green Chili & Jalapeno Dip

Roasted Garlic Chicken
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and Italian Sausage
Baked Mostacioli
Spaghetti with Meatsauce
Canneloni Con Bianco
Canneloni Con Salsa
Cavatelli Con Broccoli
Fettucine Alfredo
Fettucine Con Pollo
Tortellini Alfredo

Meal Combinations:
Chicken Speidini
Chicken Modiga
Chicken Rizzo
Chicken Parmesan
Beef Soto


What Can Li'l Rizzo's Cater This Fall?

Football Party
There’s nothing better than getting your friends and family together to watch the big game. Whether you enjoy college or professional football, when you get catering from Li’l Rizzo’s, the only thing you have to worry about is cheering on your favorite team.

Halloween Party
It’s almost that time of year! Kids will be getting all dressed up to go trick-or-treating, family and friends will be gathered, and the last thing you want to worry about is what kind of food you’re going to serve and whether or not everyone will like it. When you order catering from Li’l Rizzo’s, you don’t have to worry about any of this. You can’t go wrong with delicious Italian food!

Rehearsal Dinner and Weddings
Fall is wedding season! The weather is starting to cool down and the fall foliage provides a beautiful backdrop for couples who are having an outdoor wedding. If you can’t decide what type of food to serve your guests, Li’l Rizzo’s can help. Call and speak with a friendly Catering Specialist and they will help you pick different food items and the quantity needed.

Catering at the Lake of the Ozarks

Make party planning easier by having your event catered by the Lake of the Ozarks' favorite Italian restaurant. When you are planning your next event, don't worry about how much food you need to prepare, call Li'l Rizzo's catering specialists at 573-348-3600 and let us do the hard work. Our delicious meals will make your guests coming back for more! 

                                                                    Horseshoe Bend Location

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Calling All Pasta Lovers!

Not only is October National Pizza Month, but it’s also National Pasta Month. Pasta is delicious, and oh so amazing! At Li'l Rizzo's, we love our pastas! In fact, we have about 20 dishes that feature pasta. With so many different styles, flavors and varieties, we were curious about the top styles. After extensive research and possibly extensive eating, the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is here with some of the most popular types of pasta. 

Angel Hair

This long, thin noodle has a round shape. It's generally used with light sauces and vegetables, as well as traditional Italian sauces. It may resemble spaghetti, but it's finer. We personally LOVE Angel Hair at Li'l Rizzo's, and you'll find it in many of our pasta dishes!


Lasagna comes from the Latin word for "pot" (lasanum). This long flat pasta is pretty popular in the scheme of pasta life. You'll find the lasagna pasta used in the lasagna dish, layered with sauce, meat, vegetables, and cheese. Yum!


Manicotti is a "tube" pasta. It can be stuffed with a mixture of meats, cheese, and vegetables. This makes a delicious meal!


This pasta shape is HIGHLY versatile! It’s both simple and comforting. This much-loved pasta can be topped with many different sauces. It can be baked, put in soups, salads, and stir-fry. Traditionally it's used for mac & cheese, but we think it's tastes good no matter how you use it!


This spiral-y, twisty pasta is delicious and easy to eat. The twisted shape allows for it to hold bits of meat, vegetables, cheese, and sauce. It’s also a versatile noodle. It works well with any sauce or it can be used to create salads, casseroles, or anything else you would like!

Farfalle (Bow Ties)

This butterfly pasta brightens up any meal with this fun shape! It can be a great pair with any sauce, and a perfect addition to salad or soups!


Spaghetti will always hold a special place near and dear to our hearts. Not only is it extremely well known, but it is also a main pasta staple. Spaghetti is long, moderately thin, and is most common with a red meat sauce and meatballs! The thin noodles give a great pasta to sauce ratio, even if it can be difficult to eat. 

Any pasta is popular to us and we love them all! While pasta is one of our favorites at Li’l Rizzo’s, we also specialize in many other types of foods. We have pizza, sandwiches, burgers and more! That is part of what makes us the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks
. We have two restaurants, one in Osage Beach, and one on Horseshoe Bend. Both restaurants are great places to sit down and enjoy a delicious dish of pasta and spend time with friends and family. Come in and celebrate National Pizza and National Pasta Month with us!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happy National Pizza Month!

It's National Pizza Month and Lake of the Ozarks' favorite pizza place couldn't be more excited! We love pizza and we’re sure the readers of this blog do too. At Li’l Rizzo's, our pizza is made with handmade dough and fresh ingredients. From the finest meats and cheeses to the freshest vegetables, you will be able to tell the difference. If there’s one thing we’re passionate about, it’s food and we take pizza very seriously. It comes in so many flavors, sizes, and even shapes. Pizza is also completely customizable, from the crust to the toppings. You get exactly what you want. Check out these delicious options you can get at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and some fun facts to celebrate National Pizza Month.

A Few Fun Facts 

  • Since 1987, October has been the national month for pizza.
  • In the United States, pizza is a $44 billion-dollar industry.
  • The first American cities to start selling pizza were New York, Boston, New Haven, Conn., and Trenton, N.J. All four of these cities had an influx of Southern Italian immigrants around the turn of the century. 
  • The Super Bowl is the number one pizza day in the US, followed by Halloween, the day before Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.  
  • The largest pizza in the world was 131 feet in diameter and weighed 51,257 pounds. 
  • Of the more than 5 billion pizzas sold worldwide, approximately 3 billion are sold in the US each year.

Specialty Pizza at Li'l Rizzo's

We have a whole bunch of different specialty pizzas, so there is something for everyone! Check out just some of the specialty pizzas from our Osage Beach location you can order to celebrate National Pizza Month:

The Sicilian - Red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs and chopped garlic. 

Southwest BBQ - Brushed olive oil, roasted garlic chicken, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno and mozzarella cheese. Drizzled with our homemade tangy BBQ sauce and bleu cheese dressing. 

Seafood Pizza - Alfredo sauce, Provel and mozzarella cheese, topped with shrimp, clams, real crabmeat, mushrooms and bacon. 

Alfredo Pizza - Alfredo sauce, fresh chopped garlic, Provel cheese, roasted garlic chicken and artichoke hearts sprinkled with grated parmesan. 

The Meatball - Red sauce, topped with our homemade crumbled meatballs, fresh basil topped with mozzarella cheese then sprinkled with grated parmesan. 

The Best Pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks

What better place to enjoy your favorite pizza than the best Italian restaurant at the Lake? Celebrate National Pizza Month by grabbing a slice, or two with your favorite toppings. Li'l Rizzo's is the place to go for the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks. With two great locations, great pizza is just around the corner.  You can dine in for a unique Italian experience or take your pizza home with you! We look forward to celebrating National Pizza Month - or any day - with you!

                                                   Osage Beach Location

                                                                   Horseshoe Bend Location

Thursday, September 28, 2017

National Drink Beer Day

Today is National Drink Beer Day and we couldn’t think of a better way to end the week than with a cold one and the best Italian Food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Beer is one of those beverages that can go with just about anything. We highly recommend pairing it with one of our delicious pizzas. It can hold its own if you want to drink it by itself, or it can be the perfect accompaniment to a snack or meal. From appetizers to gourmet food, beer is a great addition. From bottled beer to draft beer, here at Li’l Rizzo’s, we have a great selection for you to choose from.

National Drink Beer Day

Toast your favorite beer on September 28th because it’s National Drink Beer Day. As the Oktoberfest season comes to an end, National Drink Beer Day is a great reminder to enjoy this popular adult beverage. At Li'l Rizzo's we have a great selection of both bottled and draft beer. Come in and see for yourself! 

Our Specialty Pizzas to Pair 

Rizzo’s Margherita – brushed olive oil crust, fresh mozzarella, dollops of ricotta, fresh tomato and basil sprinkled with grated parmesan.
Supreme – red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, onion, bacon, and black olives, topped with Provel and mozzarella cheese.
Macho Meat – red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, bacon & Canadian bacon, with Provel and mozzarella cheese.
Veggie – red sauce, mushroom, tomato, green bell peppers, onion and topped with Provel and mozzarella cheeses.
Hawaiian – red sauce, Provel and mozzarella cheeses, pineapple, Canadian bacon and green bell peppers.
Buffalo Chicken – brushed olive oil, Provel cheeses, roasted garlic chicken, bacon and red onion. Drizzled with our original wing sauce.
BBQ Chicken – tangy BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic chicken, red onion, and bacon.
Mediterranean – pesto sauce, feta and mozzarella cheese, tomato, artichoke hearts and red onion.
The Sicilian – red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs and chopped garlic.
Southwest BBQ – brushed olive oil, roasted garlic chicken, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno and mozzarella cheese. Drizzled with our homemade tangy BBQ sauce and bleu cheese dressing.
St. Louis S.O.B. – red sauce, Provel cheese, Italian cheese, onion, and bacon.
Seafood – alfredo sauce, Provel and mozzarella cheeses, topped with shrimp, clams, real crabmeat, mushrooms and bacon.
Alfredo – Alfredo sauce, fresh chopped garlic, Provel cheese, roasted garlic chicken and artichoke hearts sprinkled with grated parmesan.
The Meatball – red sauce, topped with our homemade crumbled meatballs, fresh basil topped with mozzarella cheese then sprinkled with grated parmesan.
Spinach Margherita – brushed olive oil with a touch of red sauce, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and chopped garlic. Layered with fresh spinach, Roma tomatoes, wet mozzarella and dollops of Ricotta.
Pesto Margherita – brushed pesto, wet mozzarella, dollops of Ricotta, Roma tomatoes and fresh basil sprinkled with grated parmesan.

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 pasta and salads, we have something that will make your mealtime amazing. To make it even better, we have Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4 PM - 6 PM, and ALL DAY every Sunday! Come enjoy a delicious meal, a cold beer, and a great view of the games, from the comfort of the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.

                                                   Osage Beach Location

                                                                   Horseshoe Bend Location

Friday, September 22, 2017

How Do You Enjoy Li'l Rizzo's?

Life can be busy and unpredictable at times. Sometimes it's just not convenient to go sit down at a restaurant to eat. No problem! At Li’l Rizzo’s, we offer several different ways to get the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. No cooking and no dishes. It doesn’t get much better than that. Check out the different ways you can get the delicious food you crave! 

Order in

Many of us spend a majority of our day on our cell phones. What better way to use your cell phone than to order some delicious Italian food for lunch or dinner? All you have to do is call in to one of our two Li’l Rizzo’s locations and place your order. Once your order is ready, just stop in and pick up your food! In case you needed our numbers for future orders:
Osage Beach: (573) 302-1500
Horseshoe Bend: (573) 365-3003 

Order online

If you don’t want to order over the phone, then you can order online! Here’s how:
  • Visit our website
  • Click on the order online button on the top right of the screen, or the large ORDER NOW button on the lower left side of the screen.
  • Choose the location you would like to order from: Osage Beach or Horseshoe Bend
  • If you already have an account with us, you can log in, or if you’re new to our site, you can create an account!
  • Don’t forget to check the box at the bottom so you receive all of our specials in your inbox. You can also text Rizzos to 71441 for specials and other information.

Once you’re logged in, you will be directed to our menu. Choose the items you wish to order and they will be added to your cart. Once you have selected all of your items, you will be directed to the checkout screen. It's that easy! 

Use our APP

You heard right! You’re favorite Italian restaurant at theLake of the Ozarks has an app. Apple and Android users can go to their app store and download the Li’l Rizzo’s app for FREE. Once you download the app, you can begin to place your order!

Want to download the app? Follow the link below!

Dine In

While you can enjoy Li’l Rizzo’s many ways, we love when you join us in house for lunch or dinner. We have two convenient locations where you can enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the Lake at our Horseshoe Bend location. It is located just two miles west of Bagnell Dam Blvd. on Horseshoe Bend Parkway. If you want to watch your favorite team, come visit our location in Osage Beach. No matter which location you choose, you will enjoy delicious food and great service.

The Best Italian Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

Li'l Rizzo's makes it easy for you to enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks! You can call in your order, order online, or order from our easy to use app. It's quick and convenient! While we want you to enjoy Li'l Rizzo's wherever you may be, we always love when you come in to enjoy a delicious meal. When you come to Li'l Rizzo's you're like family! 

                                                   Osage Beach Location

                                                                   Horseshoe Bend Location