Order Your New Year's Eve Dinner from Li'l Rizzo's

Li'l Rizzo's has delicious food options to help you celebrate the beginning of a new year! Surprisingly versatile, champagne actually pairs well with a variety of foods. The acidity and low sugar content compliment many ingredients found in our Lake of the Ozarks Italian food. Here is a selection of items from our menu that pair nicely with a glass of champagne!

Toasted Ravioli or Mozzerella Sticks


Our golden meat-filled ravioli or our deep-fried mozzerella sticks are the perfect appetizer pairing for champagne. A dry champagne will lighten up the heaviness of the breading on either dish. Sparkling wine also pairs well with fried foods.

Cannelloni con Bianco


Champagne compliments the earthiness of fungi and therefore pairs well with dishes that include a creamy mushroom sauce like our Cammeloni con Bianco. These rolled noodles are stuffed with beef and pork are served covered in our deliciously creamy mushroom sauce. Try to avoid tomato-based sauces, as the champagne will clash with those flavors.

Linguine con Pesce


Champagne pairs deliciously with seafood dishes, making it a perfect match for our Linguine con Pesce. This mixture of shrimp, crabmeat, clams and mushrooms served in our thick cream sauce is the perfect seafood selection to pair with champagne. A sparkling wine with lemon undertones also pairs nicely with crab.

Shrimp Scampi or Other Shrimp Dishes


Shrimp is a classic champagne pairing. Try our Shrimp Scampi or Fettucine with Shrimp. For a bolder choice, check out our Cajun Shrimp. This succulent shrimp is mixed with onions, green and red bell peppers and served in a cajun butter cream sauce. The shrimp flavors are perfectly highlighted when served in a cream sauce and the sparkling wine is semi-sweet with citrus notes.

Place your carry-out order by calling Li'l Rizzo's at 573-302-1500 for pick-up in Osage Beach or 573-365-3003 for pick-up in Lake Ozark. Or come into either of our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant locations and our servers will give you great pairings with the red or white wines on our menu! Happy New Year from everyone here at your favorite Italian restaurant, Li'l Rizzo's! 

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