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Labor Day Weekend at the Lake

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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.

"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,&…

Two Great Locations at the Lake of the Ozarks

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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!     
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Delicious Italian Food at Li'l Rizzo's

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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…

Welcome to Li'l Rizzo's Blog!

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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 …