Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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 Shelter


Volunteers 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 that program. When the long-awaited new shelter facility, located near Osage Beach was built in 2005, a spay/neuter clinic was included so that the surgeries could be done on site.


Low-Cost Spay & Neuter


Providing low-cost spay and neuter surgeries as a humane approach to reducing our community’s pet overpopulation problem is an important part of Dogwood’s mission. The clinic is located in the medical wing of the shelter facility and is open to the public each week. Appointments are scheduled, based on veterinarian availability. Costs vary according to the animal’s weight and other variables.


Join Li'l Rizzo's In Support Of Dogwood Animal Shelter 


The Spay-Ghetti Dinner for Dogwood Animal Shelter will take place at our Outlet Mall location. Li'l Rizzo's strives to give our guests a great dining experience in a unique Italian atmosphere. All of our menu items are made from the freshest quality ingredients. Our friendly servers and bartenders are ready to make everyone feel welcome! Bring the whole family for a night of fun and enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. We hope to see you there! 


Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 


Like Us on Facebook

Osage Beach Location

Horseshoe Bend Location


Follow Us on Twitter 


Follow Us on LinkedIn 


Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel


Follow Us on Google+ 

                                                                Osage Beach Location


                                                                    Horseshoe Bend Location

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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 Dinner


Beef Sotto
This 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 Marriage.

Another idea is that St. Valentine, who was a priest, defied the Roman emperor's orders. He banned marriage between lovers during wartime, and Valentine secretly continued marrying them. Once it was discovered, Valentine was put to death on February 14th, and later named a saint by Pope Gelasius.



Valentine’s Day Celebrations In Italy


Much like in the United States, lovers exchange chocolates and flowers and plan romantic dinners. There is a renowned chocolate maker, Perugina, who celebrates this day by making a special edition of Baci chocolate candies. They normally have a traditional hazelnut center, but during Valentine's day, they are filled with cherries and a liquid center. They are wrapped in red foil with a love note inside, and always a favorite.

Florence and Venice are usually considered the most romantic places in Italy. Verona runs a close third, though, because that is where Romeo and Juliet fell in love and eventually died in Shakespeare's famous play. Verona has a four-day celebration of events designated  "Verona in love." There will be a giant heart painted in the center of the city, as well as heart shaped lanterns, and free concerts.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day At Li’l Rizzo’s


The unique Italian atmosphere at Li’l Rizzo’s makes for the perfect Valentine's Day dining experience. All of our items are made from the freshest quality ingredients, making for a delicious dinner at the Lake! Join us at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for Valentine's Day and enjoy our great special!

Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 


Like Us on Facebook

Osage Beach Location

Horseshoe Bend Location


Follow Us on Twitter 


Follow Us on LinkedIn 


Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel


Follow Us on Google+ 

                                                                Osage Beach Location


                                                                    Horseshoe Bend Location

Friday, February 9, 2018

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!


Lasagna
Our 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 Meatball
Spaghetti noodles and meat sauce topped with homemade 6-ounce meatball sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley.

Fettuccine Alfredo
Wide, flat noodles in our homemade Alfredo sauce.

Baked Mostaccioli
Tubular noodles and meat sauce topped with our homemade Béchamel sauce and a blend of Italian cheese baked to perfection.

Manicotti
Large pasta tubes stuffed with ricotta cheese then topped in a creamy red sauce of our traditional Italian Béchamel and Marinara then baked.

Cavatelli Con Broccoli
Shell-shaped noodles with broccoli and mushrooms in our creamy homemade Alfredo sauce.

Spaghetti
Spaghetti noodles and out homemade, chunky meat sauce.


Linguini Marinara
Linguini noodles and mushrooms in our homemade marinara sauce.

Fettuccine with Shrimp
Fettuccine Alfredo with sautéed shrimp.

Linguini Con Pesce
Shrimp, real crabmeat, clams, and mushrooms. Served in Alfredo or a delicate wine sauce.

Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp, green onions, tomatoes and fresh chopped garlic sautéed in a delicate wine stock. Tossed with angel hair pasta.

Tortellini Alfredo
Ring-shaped pasta filled with beef and pork in our homemade Alfredo sauce with bacon, peas, and mushrooms.

Cajun Shrimp
Succulent shrimp, yellow onion, green and red bell peppers all sautéed in EVOO and fresh chopped garlic. Served with linguine noodles in a Cajun Alfredo sauce.


Cannelloni Con Bianco
2 large pasta tubes stuffed with beef and pork. Served in a creamy Béchamel mushroom sauce.

Cannelloni Con Salsa
2 large pasta tubes stuffed with beef and pork. Served in a creamy Béchamel meat sauce.

Sausage-n-Peppers
Sautéed red and green bell peppers, onion, and sliced Italian sausage, in marinara sauce over linguini noodles.

Roasted Garlic Chicken Capellini
marinated strips of chicken breast sautéed in olive oil with mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions, chopped garlic and angel hair pasta

Fettuccine Con Pollo
chicken and broccoli in our thick alfredo sauce

Creamy Chicken Mostaccioli
Buttery cream sauce with bacon, mushrooms and tender strips of chicken

Best pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks


If you’re searching for the best pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks, then come visit us at Li’l Rizzo’s. We're proud to serve the Lake of the Ozarks with delicious food and a fun atmosphere. We have two amazing locations, all featuring our delicious food and drinks, as well as happy hour Monday - Friday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Whether you need a family-friendly place to sit down and enjoy a good meal, or you need a place to relax and watch the game, we can provide it all at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks



                                                                    Horseshoe Bend Location

Friday, February 2, 2018

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 will be making a continuous loop between all 17+ participating venues and all participating hotels/motels on the pub crawl route.

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Weekend


Saturday, February 18
Contagious from 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Sunday, February 19
All Day Happy Hour!


Contagious
Contagious, the premier rock band out of St Louis creates a party atmosphere while performing songs identical to the original. It may sound like a cliché, but the music Contagious belts out in front of hundreds of fans, well, really is contagious! Most people can't help but make their way to the stage to dance, sing along or snap pictures of the vivacious group as it covers songs from 80s rock to country to today’s top hits. With a high-energy stage show, well-blended vocal harmonies, awesome solos and a soaring male voice, these 5 guys have talent beyond their years! Contagious is different than most cover bands - they actually sound like the band whose songs they are covering. Contagious vocalist, Steve Scott can shift flawlessly from singing a Journey song to Garth Brooks and then to a Kid Rock number and sound just like them. Contagious guitarist, Rob Fox goes from Van Halen to Aerosmith and plays it “note-for-note”. His solo on the Peter Frampton number “Do You Feel Like I Do” is just amazing!

Party At Li'l Rizzo's 


Do you want to keep the party going all weekend? Well, you're in luck because Li'l Rizzo's has Happy Hour all day long on Sunday! Stop by the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and enjoy half-price appetizers and amazing drink specials all day following Mardi Gras Pub Crawl.


Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 


Like Us on Facebook

Osage Beach Location

Horseshoe Bend Location


Follow Us on Twitter 


Follow Us on LinkedIn 


Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel


Follow Us on Google+ 

                                                               Osage Beach Location


                                                                    Horseshoe Bend Location

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Game Of The Year

The Big Game 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 game. 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 the Big Game 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 Stadium


The game 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. The Big Game will be the first Super Bowl in Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI back in 1992 at The Metrodome.

Half Time Show


From Bruce Springsteen to Coldplay, Beyoncé to Bruno Mars, celebrities from all musical genres have taken the Super Bowl stage over the years. The half-time show is one of the greatest performance opportunities for musicians; it's a chance for them to show off their catalogue of music to 100+ million viewers. The halftime performer for this years Super Bowl is Justin Timberlake. He is the first musician to secure 3 Super Bowl halftime performances. 




Commercials


Each year marketers strive to put together the best ads they can come up with for the Super Bowl. Major brands like Budweiser, Doritos, Pepsi and more have created the best commercials from those that make you laugh to those that pull at your heartstrings. This year's Super Bowl Commercials should be no different. This year, the cost for a 30-second commercial is $7.7 million. With that price tag, we should expect some pretty unique commercials. 

Catering


Let the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks cater your football party this year! Surprise your guests with the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks for your party this year. Take a look at some of our catering favorites below or visit: www.lilrizzos.com/catering for our complete catering menu!


Wings 
Get 48 of our mouthwatering wings for $34.95!

Toasted Ravioli
Get 50 pieces for $29.95 or 100 pieces for $49.95

World Famous House Salad 
Get 1/2 a pan with 12 side salad services for $34.95 or double it for $54.95.

Fettucine Alfredo 
Get 1/2 a pan that feeds 7-10 people for $44.95 or a full pan that feeds 8-20 people for $79.95.

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Get 1/2 a pan that feeds 7-10 people for $44.95 or a full pan that feeds 8-20 people for $79.95.

Watch The Game With Li'l Rizzo's 


To make sure you have a fun and stress free football party, have the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks cater your event. If you don’t want to watch the game at home, come watch the game with Li'l Rizzo's at our Osage Beach location and enjoy our all-day Happy Hour specials. 


Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 


Like Us on Facebook

Osage Beach Location

Horseshoe Bend Location


Follow Us on Twitter 


Follow Us on LinkedIn 


Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel


Follow Us on Google+ 

                                                               Osage Beach Location


                                                                    Horseshoe Bend Location

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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 Sticks
Cheese 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. 

Lasagna
Warm 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 Provel cheese and then baked. 


The Sicilian Pizza
Why not spend some quality family time gathered around the dinner table eating the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks? Red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs, and chopped garlic. 

Chocolate Calzone
You can't forget dessert! A flakey pastry shell full of rich dark chocolate topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup. 


If you are looking for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, then look no further. Li’l Rizzo’s is the best place to come whether you are needing warm comfort food, fresh pizza, or even delicious hamburgers. We have an extensive menu and we are sure there is something for everyone. Not to mention, we have Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We also have Happy Hour all day every Sunday. Come beat the winter blues with us at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks


Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 


Like Us on Facebook

Osage Beach Location

Horseshoe Bend Location


Follow Us on Twitter 


Follow Us on LinkedIn 


Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel


Follow Us on Google+ 

                                                               Osage Beach Location


                                                                    Horseshoe Bend Location

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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 Pizza


Just 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 were.

This flatbread creation eventually made its way to Italy, where it started to resemble the pizza that we all know and love today. They were sold on the street and in the markets. These pizzas weren’t topped with any toppings, they were enjoyed au naturel. Because they were cheap, delicious, and most importantly filling, they were sold to the poor all over Naples by different street vendors. The discovery of the tomato and even a visit from a queen began to change their flatbreads into the pizza that is so popular today.

Queen Margherita had traveled to Italy where she saw many people, especially the peasants, eating a large flatbread food item. She became curious of this dish and had ordered her guards to bring her one of the pizza breads. The Queen loved the bread and ae it every time she was out in public. This was odd for many because it’s uncommon for a queen to dine on peasant’s food. The Queen then decided to hire Chef Raffaele Esposito, who owned his own pizzeria, to work at the royal palace. To honor the Queen, the chef decided to make a special pizza just for her. He baked the pizza topped with tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil to represent the colors of the Italian flag. His creation was named Pizza Margherita and is still a popular pizza in Naples and around the world.

Eventually, this pizza creation made its way to America, England, France, and Spain during World War II when American and European soldiers were exposed to this dish in Italy. The first pizzeria in America was opened in New York and it was extremely popular. In the sixties, it became a big hit, especially with the invention of frozen pizza. While frozen pizza is quick and easy, at Li’l Rizzo’s, we prefer our pizza made with fresh ingredients. We know you’ll be able to taste the difference.

Celebrate At Li’l Rizzo’s


There is no better place to celebrate National Pizza Week than at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have many different styles of pizza to choose from and we know you’ll find one you love. While you can enjoy delicious pizza at Li’l Rizzo’s whenever you’d like, there’s something about eating pizza and celebrating National Pizza Week. With two convenient locations to choose from, we try to make it easy for you to enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 


Like Us on Facebook

Osage Beach Location

Horseshoe Bend Location


Follow Us on Twitter 


Follow Us on LinkedIn 


Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel


Follow Us on Google+ 

                                                               Osage Beach Location


                                                                    Horseshoe Bend Location