Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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 her heart forever." 

"My father didn't tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it." 

"When you need real understanding, when you need someone to care, when you need someone to guide you, a father's always there." 

"Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice." 

"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society." 

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." 

Manly Munchies 

Actions speak louder than words, and there's no better way to show dad your appreciation than taking him out for delicious Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Start your meal off right with one of dad's favorite appetizers. These "manly munchies" are sure to put a smile on dad's face.

Wings
Nothing is more manly than hot wings! Oder 6 or 12 at a time, and choose from 4 different amazing flavors. Our original wings are tossed in a buttery hot sauce. The Mojo wings are tossed in a tangy BBQ sauce. Our Dirty wings are covered in a dry, mildly spicy rub. Finally, our "award winning" Italian wings are marinated in our house dressing, baked and tossed in parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers!

Loaded Potato Skins
Potato "cups" filled with bacon, green onion, provel and mozzarella cheese, served with sour cream.

Toasted Ravioli 
A family favorite, our beef ravioli is deep-fried to a golden brown, topped with parsley flakes, parmesan cheese and served with a side of meat sauce.

Cheese Sticks
Is dad a cheese lover? Start him off with an order of our mozzarella sticks, deep fired, sprinkled with parsley flakes, parmesan cheese and served with a side of marinara.

Meatball
Homemade meatball topped with chunky meat sauce, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley.

Father's Favorites 

Once dad's had a taste of our appetizers, he's sure to want more of that delicious food! Have him try one of these favorites from our dinner menu.



Macho Meat Pizza 
What dad doesn't love meat?! Our Macho Meat pizza is perfect for celebrating Father's Day! It's covered in red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, bacon & Canadian bacon, and then topped with provel and mozzarella cheese.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta 
A favorite among customers, our Cajun Shrimp Pasta features succulent shrimp, yellow onion, red and green bell peppers all sauteed in EVOO and fresh chopped garlic. It's served in linguine noodles in a Cajun Alfredo sauce.

Hawaiian Pizza
Does dad have a sweet side? Our Hawaiian pizza is also a great choice. It features a red sauce covered in provel and mozzarella cheeses, pineapple, Canadian bacon and green bell peppers.

Sausage-N-Peppers
Sauteed red & green bell peppers, onions and sliced Italian sausage, in marinara sauce over linquini noodles is a dish that dad is sure to love!

Buffalo Chicken 
If dad wants something a little spicier, order him our Buffalo Chicken pizza. Brushed in olive oil, this pizza is covered in provel cheese, roasted garlic chicken, bacon and red onion, and then drizzled with our original wing sauce.

Happy Father's Day from Li'l Rizzo's! To all the fathers and grandfathers out there, we wish you a very special weekend with family and friends. We hope to see you at either of our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant locations. Rather spend quality time at home? Order out by giving us a call or ordering online. See you soon!

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

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 this place!!!" - Lara Ortgies

"Great lasagna & unbelievable views. Good service, and you can eat out on the balcony." - Janice Kinser 

"The Lasagna is amazing! We also loved the Creme Brulee Cheesecake. Our favorite place to eat at the Lake!" - Beth Horcharik 

"Food and atmosphere is awesome!! My daughter and I had the lasagna and it was wonderful. The rolls weren't the greatest, but we are headed back again tonight to try out the pizza! Can't wait!! Love Li'l Rizzo's and will be back on our next trip to the Ozarks too!!" - Sheri Parker 

"Great food and great service. Very nice atmosphere!" - Debbie Benoist Widsom 

"Girls Day! After our morning of  shopping, we are going to enjoy a nice lunch with a very nice view." - Erin Kinsella Minear 

Osage Beach Location 


People are raving about both the food and the service at our Osage Beach location. Check out what they had to say: 

"Our dinner last weekend was amazing and Stephanie was a 5 star waitress. Love when we get to see her." - Katherine Brockman 

"The Sicilian pizza is by far the best pizza I've ever eaten. Bursting with flavor, the calzone we had was out of this world! For appetizers, we had raviolis that were to die for and seriously the chips and spinach dip were absolutely orgasmic. The service was supreme." - Tj Wiseman 

"We were there three times Friday and Saturday. Love the Pizza and rolls. Had it two times." - Brenda Williams 

"Been there twice. Food, atmosphere, drinks and service all excellent." - Amanda Lewis 

"Always great food and great friendly staff. One of our favorites." - Scottie Martin 

"Love this place!! Best Italian food at the Lake!!!" - Gigi Trotts-Wallace 

"This place rocked. Everyone was great and the food was awesome!! Thanks for a great elopement dinner!!" - Phill Doster 

"Clean, great staff. EXCELLENT food. Atmosphere was awesome. Great place for romantic dinner or just a night out." - Lance Criswell 

"Nice place. Good food. Nice staff. We would go again." - Lenny Weisser 

Best Italian Food at the Lake 


Stop by either of our two convenient locations and see for yourself what everyone is talking about! Whether you're in the mood for pizza or pasta, there's no better place to enjoy a tasty lunch or a nice dinner than at Li'l Rizzo's. All of our dishes are made with the freshest ingredients, allowing us to create the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

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 Pasta


Tomato-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 Pasta


It's hard to find a wine that doesn't pair well with cheese. While you could say most wines pair well, full-bodied white and light-bodied red wines typically go best with pasta dishes that feature cheese. Dishes such as our lasagna and baked mostaccioli. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are two options that will really enhance the flavor of our dishes.


Seafood Pasta


Seafood pasta is the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy delicious seafood and some amazing pasta. If you're interested in one of our seafood pastas, such as our fettuccine with shrimp or shrimp scampi, you’ll want to look for a light or medium-bodied white wine. Our house Pinot Grigio is a popular choice for those who order our seafood pasta.

Creamy Pasta


Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay pair very nicely with creamy pastas, such as fettuccine Alfredo. However, make sure the Chardonnay hasn't been aged in oak, as an overly oaky Chardonnay and creamy pasta dishes don't mix very well. Pinot Grigio contains a decent amount of acid, which can stand up to the savory characteristics of an Alfredo sauce without losing its refreshing flavor.



Enjoy Delicious Pasta and Wine at Li’l Rizzo’s


These are only a few of our favorite pasta dishes at Li'l Rizzo's, and pasta isn't the only thing we offer! From traditional Italian entrees like Chicken Parmesan to American favorites like our Rizzo's burger, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Now that we’ve probably made you hungry, you'll have to come in and try some of these pairings, or get creative and make your own!


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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 Worlds


Li'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 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. What better way to end a great day of shopping than by enjoying the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks?

Food the Whole Family Will Enjoy


Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend time with the family, so why not bring them to Li'l Rizzo's? Even if your family may not love Italian food, they will still find something to enjoy at Li’l Rizzo’s. We have a wide variety of menu items that features everything from traditional Italian favorites to burgers. We also have a great kids menu, so even the pickiest of eaters are sure to find something they love!


No Need to Worry About Cooking or Dishes


The worst part about cooking a meal for the family is the cleanup afterward. Don’t worry about cooking or the dishes, we will take care of that for you. Just sit back, relax and let us wait on you! When you go out to eat, you don’t have to worry about fighting through the crowds and lines at the grocery store. It’s a win-win for everyone. Why not enjoy every second of your long holiday weekend and enjoy a meal or two at Li'l Rizzo's?

Shop Until You Drop Then Eat at Li'l Rizzo's!


There are bound to be plenty of Memorial Day sales happening at the Osage Beach Premium Outlets. After a full day of scoring great deals or if you just need a break, swing on by Li'l Rizzo's in Osage Beach. Li'l Rizzo's is perfect for a quick lunch, delicious dinner or cocktails with friends.


Enjoy a Great View of the Lake


The best feature of our Lake Ozark location has to be the beautiful view of the Lake of the Ozarks. The outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner or cocktails when the weather is nice. However, even when you choose to dine inside, you can still enjoy that gorgeous view from our dining area and bar.

Enjoy Your Memorial Day Weekend at the Lake


No matter what you are doing this holiday weekend, we hope you make a stop at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. You can’t go wrong at either of our two locations. From the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks to delicious drinks and a beautiful view, Li’l Rizzo’s has it all! We hope you have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend and we hope to see you for lunch or dinner!


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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 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. Not to mention, pizza is a hit with everyone! From veggie pizza to meat lovers, you can’t go wrong with serving pizza.

Watching a Sports Game? You Need Pizza!


Grab your friends and catch the game while enjoying a delicious slice of the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks. You and your buddies can watch all the action at Li'l Rizzo's in Osage Beach or you can pick up a couple pies and enjoy them at home. No matter where you choose to watch, you know you'll have a delicious game time meal to enjoy.


Want to Show Your Employees That You Appreciate Them? You Need Pizza!


Show your employees you appreciate them and treat them to a pizza party! They will love to take a break and enjoy a delicious pizza lunch from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Either pick up a pizza and bring it to the office or treat your team to a lunch outing. You can also enjoy a slice of pizza with our Happy Hour specials after work with your co-workers.

Do You Really Need a Reason to Eat Pizza? We Don’t Think So!


You don't need a reason to enjoy a pizza party with friends. Order a pie - or five - and invite your friends and family over for a night of fun. However, if you do need a reason, don't forget that Friday, May 19th is National Pizza Party Day.

The Best Pizza at the Lake


Come on in and celebrate National Pizza Party Day with Li'l Rizzo's. If you’re not in the mood for going out, you can have your pizza party at home. You can order online (or call us) and pick up your pizza to bring home! You can enjoy delicious specialty pizzas like the Seafood Pizza and the Macho Meat. However, you can also create your own pizza and top it with fresh vegetables, premium meats, and the finest cheeses. While we LOVE pizza, Li'l Rizzo's menu offers so much more. From creamy pastas to our famous house salad, you can’t go wrong at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

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 Facts


More 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 place on Mother's Day. 

Mother’s Day is usually the busiest day of the year for the restaurant industry – about 62% of Americans dine out.

The History of the Italian Mother's Day


While Mother's Day in the U.S. was recognized as a holiday in 1914, the first official Mother's Day celebration in Italy didn't take place until 1957. In the city of Assisi, Father Otello Migliosi, from the village of Tordibetto, promoted this special day for Mothers. He said it should be a day to celebrate women and their contribution to family and community life. It was so popular that the following year, a petition was presented to parliament and the second Sunday in May was declared officially as "La Festa della Mamma."


An Italian Mother's Day


While Mother's Day is a special holiday in Italy, it is not as commercialized as it is in the United States. In Italy, they tend to keep Mother’s Day very simple. It's a day for families to come together to enjoy each other's company and celebrate the person who made it all possible. Children bring fresh flowers (often roses) and gifts to their Mothers, much like they do here in America. They also write poesie (poems) as a way of showing appreciation. Families will often go out to eat for lunch or dinner to give mamma a day off from cooking and of course, dishes.

Spoil Your Mom This Sunday


Mom's do so much for us throughout the year, so make sure you spoil her this Mother's Day. If you're not able to spend the day with her, make sure you call her or send her send her a gift on her special day. If you are lucky enough to spend the day together, there are many great ways to spend Mother's Day at the Lake of the Ozarks, from a shopping spree to a spa day. Ensure Mom has a day off from cooking and dishes by bringing her to the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!


Happy Mother's Day From Li’l Rizzo’s!


Li'l Rizzo's wants to wish all the Mom's out there a Happy Mother's Day. If you need a delicious place to eat and enjoy quality time with your Mom, the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has a table ready for you! Come join us this weekend at either of our two locations so we can make each of you feel special. From pizza and pasta to burgers and sandwiches, Li'l Rizzo's is the perfect place to take Mom this weekend. See you on Sunday!

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