Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Weekend at the Lake

This Labor Day Weekend, be sure to stop by the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for some food and entertainment!  Grab yourself some delicious pizza or pasta made from all the freshest quality ingredients.  Then sit back and enjoy the instrumental tunes before heading out the catch the fireworks!

Live Music on Saturday 


Join us for live entertainment at the Lake of the Ozarks by "Me and Jim," an instrumental duet performing familiar tunes from the 60's and 70's at a conversational volume.  The show is from 7-10 PM this Saturday, August, 30th at our Horseshoe Bend location.

Photo From: Me and Jim's Facebook Page
"Jim," that is Jim Biggs, has been pickin' the guitar since he was just a sprout. He has performed in concert with big names including Chuck Berry, Barbara Mandrel, and Barbara Fairchild.  He owns a pile of vintage guitars, mostly Les Pauls, and has been known to bring several of them to the shows and switch guitars as they become too hot to handle!

As for "Me," Frank Phelps started playing the Guitar and mandolin with his dad and brothers and sister many moons ago.  As Frank grew up, he started to play rock music and performed in many bands that no one has ever heard of, but had fun just the same. Frank has performed from California to Canada in night clubs, hotels, and basements, doing concerts, dances, parties and festivals.

Labor Day Fireworks Around the Lake


Fireworks at Bear Bottom Resort
On Saturday, August 30 from 8:30-9:30 PM, you can view fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 MM.  Parking is limited at the resort so arrive early. 

Fireworks at Lodge of Four Seasons
A BBQ and Carnival will be held prior to fireworks on Sunday, August 31 starting at 6 PM.  Paid non-hotel guests must be on the Lodge of Four Seasons property before 8 PM.  Pricing is $22 for adults and $12 for children, with children under 5 being free.  You can also view by water at the 13 MM.  Call 573-365-3000 for more details. 

Fireworks at Tan-Tar-A Resort
Fireworks will be from 8-9 PM on Sunday, August 31.  Viewing by land on the Tan-Tar-A property is reserved for resort guests only, but you can view by water at the 26 MM.  Call 573-348-3131 for more details. 

Li'l Rizzo's loves the vacation crowd and the locals. Our friendly servers and bartenders make EVERYONE feel welcome and they work hard to make yours a GREAT experience!  Li'l Rizzo's hopes you have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend here at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two Great Locations at the Lake of the Ozarks

Whether you're in Osage Beach or Lake Ozark, you can enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks!  Li'l Rizzo's has two great locations, each sure to please any crowd.  Both restaurants provide that unique Italian atmosphere, making for a refreshing dining experience.  You'll also find multiple TVs at either location making Li'l Rizzo's the best sports bar at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Horseshoe Bend Location


2196 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy 
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
573-365-3003

After the first Li'l Rizzo's at the corner of Hwy 54 and KK was a hit, the Borders family decided to open a second location on Horseshoe Bend in 1990. Although the first location ended up closing, the HH location is still going strong. With a beautiful view of the Lake from the outdoor patio to the sports bar inside, Li'l Rizzo's on Horseshoe Bend has something for everyone to love.  Be sure to check out the live music at the Lake of the Ozarks on the weekends!     

Outlet Mall Location 


929 Premium Outlets Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
573-302-1500

The third Li'l Rizzo's Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, adjacent to the Osage Beach Premium Factory Outlets opened in July 1997.  If you're here at the Lake to shop, Li'l Rizzo's is the perfect lunch stop!  From pizza and pasta to ice cold cocktails, its the perfect place to eat during your girls day out. Or bring the family by for Dinner; our tasty kids menu makes Li'l Rizzo's a great place to bring the whole crew!       

Enjoy the game or the race on our multiple large flat panel televisions in the Lake of the Ozarks sports bar area, or come in for lunch or dinner with the family. Li'l Rizzos loves the vacation crowd and the locals. Our friendly servers and bartenders make EVERYONE feel welcome and they work hard to make yours a GREAT experience!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Delicious Italian Food at Li'l Rizzo's

For the best Italian Food at Lake of the Ozarks, it's Lil Rizzo's


Come in to one of our two Lake locations and enjoy one of the best restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks. Generous portions and a wide variety of menu items, all made from the freshest quality ingredients make for a refreshing dining experience.  Take a look at some of our favorite dishes you'll find at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant!

Appetizers


Toasted Ravioli 
golden meat-filled ravioli sprinkled with parmesan and served with a side of meat sauce

Bruschetta Bread 
Toasted bread topped with tomato, basil, garlic and parmesan cheese.

Wings 


Rizzo's Italian - 2011 Wing Ding 1st Place Winner! 
marinated in our house dressing, baked and tossed in olive oil, parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers (Wings also available in Original and Mojo flavors).

Entrees


The Sizzler
seasoned beef tenderloin sliced and served uncooked on a hot iron skillet, you cook it at your table, Served with side house salad and baked potato or sauteed vegetables.

Chicken Modiga (Rizzo Style) 
tender strips of marinated chicken breast, topped with melted provel, mushrooms, bacon and fresh chopped garlic in a white wine, lemon, butter sauce over angel hair pasta

Sandwiches


Hot Italian Sub
italian roast beef, smoked turkey and pastrami served hot on a ciabotta bun with our house dressing, melted provel and green onions

Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich
Hand-breaded chicken tender topped with cheese and marinara sauce

Pastas 


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

Sausage-n-Peppers
sauteed red and green peppers, onions, spicy italian sausage, in marinara sauce over linguini noodles

Served in a casually elegant atmosphere, our Italian food is the best at the Lake! You can dine-in or order carry out to take it home for dinner.  In addition to our restaurants, we offer catering at the Lake of the Ozarks.  From wings and pizza to pasta, we've got something for everyone to love.  Be sure to consider us for your next event or just bring the family by for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Welcome to Li'l Rizzo's Blog!

The Best Italian Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is now blogging!  


Li'l Rizzo's has been locally owned and operated by the Borders family since 1985. Founded by Carol Borders, Mike Rizzo, and Ed Alexander, the original Rizzo's was located on Bagnell Dam Boulevard. The original or "Big Rizzo's" was the first fine dining Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and one of the first to stay open year round!

Rizzo's was an immediate success and Carol soon acquired full ownership. She maintained the name "Rizzo's" and the menu, but had no affiliation with the "Rizzo's" restaurants in St. Louis.  In 1987 Carol opened the first Li'l Rizzo's at the corner of Hwy 54 and KK. The restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks offered pizza, pasta and sandwiches. Memorial Day weekend 1990, Carol and daughter Linda opened the second Li'l Rizzo's on State Road HH. Li'l Rizzo's on HH was a hit, however, at the expense of the original Rizzo's and it was closed in 1991. Carol and son Bill opened the third Li'l Rizzo's adjacent to the Osage Beach Premium Factory Outlets in July 1997.  Li'l Rizzo's, now under the ownership of Carol's son, Bill Borders, has locations in Lake Ozark and Osage Beach.

Come in to one of our two Lake of the Ozarks restaurant locations and enjoy some of the area's best Italian food. We strive to give our guests a great dining experience in a unique Italian atmosphere. Generous portions and a wide variety of menu items, all made from the freshest quality ingredients and served in a casually elegant atmosphere, make for a refreshing dining experience at Lake of the Ozarks.

Enjoy the game or the race on our multiple large flat panel televisions in the Lake of the Ozarks sports bar area, or come in for lunch or dinner with the family. Li'l Rizzo's loves the vacation crowd and the locals. Our friendly servers and bartenders make EVERYONE feel welcome and they work hard to make yours a GREAT experience!

Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar!