Testimonials of the BEST Italian Food at the Lake!

Li'l Rizzo's has the BEST Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks!  We strive to give our guests a great dining experience in a unique Italian atmosphere. Generous portions and a wide variety of menu options, all made from the freshest ingredients, make for a refreshing dining experience.  Don't just take our word for it though, check out these raving testimonials from our wonderful customers!


"This is an excellent place to eat and take your family. I have been going to Li'l Rizzo's for years, and it is still one of my favorite places to eat. They have two locations in the Lake of the Ozarks area, however the location at Horseshoe Bend Parkway, offers a better atmosphere, and view. The pizza is especially worthy to add to this review."  - Kriss E of St. Louis, Missouri 

Excellent Italian Restaurant with Character

"This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten at. It is small and friendly, is located on easy-access street with off-street parking, has a warm dining room plus a comfortable outside deck with a pretty lake view, and has a long bar separated from the dining room which also serves as a friendly drop-in bar for the locals. They are known for their chicken wings -- the the wings with a house salad and a glass of wine, yummm."  - Nancy D

Li'l Rizzo's Restaurant 

"Any time we are near the Mall at the Lake, we stop at Li'l Rizzo's. When the kids were at Mizzou, we ate there a lot. The food was always wonderful and the atmosphere was electric. They have some of the best Italian food in the USA and they have always treated us like guests not just customers. We just love the place."  - Albert H of Carthage, Missouri

Pizza Heaven! 

"Since moving to the Lake, we will eat pizza ONLY at Li'l Rizzo's. Coming from the northeast of the U.S., we consider ourselves more than qualified to judge great pizza, and this is it. Also, make sure to order a house salad, which surely contains at least 1/4 lb of yummy cheeses. Both locations serve the same spectacular salad, pizza and Italian food."  - Patricia M of Rush Hill, Missouri  

Always a Treat! 

"Ate here again last week and had spaghetti and meat sauce and their salad. Delish! Especially love their salad. It is a fun place to dine and the servers are always courteous. Their pizza is also special if you are in the mood for a pizza! I dined at the Li'l Rizzo's in Osage Beach and look forward to returning."  - Local Patron 1

Tasty, fun, cozy (in the winter), friendly remarkable! 

"Traditionally we go to Li'l Rizzo's on our "check-in" day. We've never, ever been disappointed! Service is phenomenal, food is fantastic and atmosphere is welcoming! What more can you ask for on your first day of a great vacation!!!!"  - Carolyn Meeka

Great Local Italian Restaurant

"We had dinner at Li'l Rizzo's last night, and what an experience! Our server -- Madison -- was simply outstanding. She memorized our order; delivered our drinks first then quickly followed with our appetizer (the spinach dip is one of the best we've ever had). She gave us about 10 minutes after finishing before bringing our salads, and then about 10 minutes after finishing our salads before bringing our entrees. My wife's sausage and peppers was about the best either of us have ever tasted. My grilled chicken with garlic and mushrooms was excellent too; sort of a pasta primavera with grilled chicken. The overall experience was truly one of our best at the Lake; we'll definitely be back to Li'l Rizzo's on our next trip."  - J MacMurdo of Illinois


"Of the Italian food in the area we liked this one the best! I grew up with home cooked Italian food and it was hard for me to find a place that comes close to home - You did it! Great service, great prices, great portions! Thank you!"  - Dr. Al of Kansas City, Missouri

Come in to either of our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant locations and see what everyone is talking about!  From pasta to pizza and our amazing house salad, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Join us from 4-6 PM to take advantage of the BEST Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks featuring half price appetizers and drink specials!

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