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Li'l Rizzo's New Year's Resolutions!

The New Year is finally here, and now it's time to take advantage of the moment to make some resolutions. From losing weight, to getting more organized, people around the country will be coming up with resolutions that they'll try to keep all year long. At Li'l Rizzo's, we know the value of a good resolution, so we've composed a few of our favorites that can help achieve a great 2016, and they'll be easy to keep too!

Eat More Pizza Li'l Rizzo's has the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks, so why not spend all of 2016 enjoying it! From the Macho Meat to the veggie all of our specialty pizzas are delicious and can be enjoyed by anyone. Here are just a few of our delicious combinations that you should make it a point to enjoy this year:

Seafood Pizza
Our homemade cream sauce topped with shrimp, clams, real crab meat, mushrooms, and bacon.

The Sicilian
Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Crumbled Meatballs and chopped Garlic.

Buffalo Chicken
Chicken tossed in our orig…

Celebrate Christmas the Italian Way!

Christmas in Italy can look very similar to Christmas here in the States. There are several traditions, though, that make it unique to only their culture. The Christmas season lasts from the beginning of December till January 6th for La Befana. While St. Nick is a part of their Christmas celebrations, he is not the focus, and instead, they celebrate a kind "old witch" who brings gifts to the children on January 6th. Here are a few other interesting and fun facts about Christmas in Italy!
The 8 Days of Christmas You can expect to see lots of singers and hear traditional carols around Italy for the 8 days before Christmas, or Novena. If you're around Rome, Southern Italy or Sicily you may even be lucky enough to see shepherds (zampognari) who come down from the mountains and play bagpipes.

Christmas Markets All throughout Italy you'll find the joy of Christmas spread our the towns and cities. There are Christmas markets full sweets, fruits, nuts and gifts. While you&#…

The 10 Most Popular Pizza Toppings

There are more pizza toppings in the world than you could shake a slice at. From avocado to calamari, your location can depend on what is popular in your area. At Li'l Rizzo's we have 17 delicious toppings on the menu if you want to create your own custom pizza, or we have eight specialty pizzas with tried and true combinations that will make your mouth water!

Most Popular Pizza Toppings 1. Pepperoni 2. Mushrooms 3. Onions 4. Sausage 5. Bacon 6. Extra Cheese 7. Black Olives 8. Green Peppers 9. Pineapple 10. Spinach Specialty Pizzas at Li'l Rizzo's

Supreme Sausage, onion, bacon, pepperoni, mushroom, black olive.
Macho Meat Pepperoni, bacon, hamburger, Canadian bacon, sausage.
Veggie Mushroom, tomato, green pepper, onion.
Hawaiian pineapple, Canadian bacon, green peppers
BBQ Chicken roasted garlic chicken, bacon, onions in our tangy barbecue sauce.
Seafood Pizza Our homemade cream sauce topped with shrimp, clams, real crab meat, mushrooms, and bacon.
Buffalo Chicken Chicken to…

What We're Craving in December

The holiday's are upon us folks, and one of the greatest ways to enjoy them is with your family gathered around the dinner table. Li'l Rizzo's has a diverse menu full of the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. This month we have some fabulous favorites on the menu, and we'd love for you to come in and try a few that we're craving!

Loaded Potato Skins
When you put potato's and bacon together, it just doesn't get much better! Then we top it off with scallion and melted cheese, and it got better. We LOVE these loaded potato skins and all of the flavors they hold. They make a wonderful appetizer to share...or just eat by yourself!

Seafood Pizza
We have the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks, so naturally we took it up a notch! This delicious seafood pizza is layered with a homemade cream sauce and then topped with succulent shrimp, delicious clams, real crab meat. Then we load on the mushrooms and bacon, and you'll love this favorite even more!


5 People Who Would LOVE the Gift of Yum!

While you may not be buried in wrapping paper and bows yet, it is time to get your Christmas lists organized and start the shopping! There are always people in your life that you just don't know what to get, so Li'l Rizzo's is going to make sure you can give the gift that keeps on giving.
Here are five different people that would be perfect candidates for a Li'l Rizzo's gift card!

The Person Who Has EVERYTHING
You know the one we're talking about. The person who always goes shopping for themselves, they never need anything, and they have everything. What are you supposed to get such an independent person like this? We suggest that there are fewer things better than a gift card, and ever better yet, a gift card for food!
Treat your newlywed friends to a night out. For some newlyweds, the budget can be tight and one of the first things to be removed from the budget is dining out. Give the lovebirds a chance to sit back and relax, while never having to …

Survive Black Friday at Li'l Rizzo's!

Black Friday comes around once a year, and always after you've experienced a food coma from Thanksgiving. This is your chance to grab some great deals on Christmas gifts that your family has been wanting - so why not take advantage of it! Here are a few tips to help make your Black Friday shopping plan easier and smarter.

Make a List & Check it Twice Do your research ahead of time. Figure out which stores have what you want, and plan to make a b-line to them right off the bat. The glitz and glam of sales can be deceiving sometimes, so make a list that you can follow throughout the day. If you have a good idea of what you're looking for, it will be harder to get distracted along the way.

Start Early It goes without saying, that the early bird gets the worm. The earlier you start, the better deals you can find. Have you ever gone out on Friday evening and seen the random slim pickings that are available? That's because everyone else started at 1 AM, and have been shoppin…

Fun Thanksgiving Facts for the Dinner Table!

Nothing says "Thanksgiving" more than sitting around the table with family and enjoying a delicious meal! Li'l Rizzo's knows that the best memories are made when everyone is gathered together laughing, talking and eating. To make your time with you family and friends even more enjoyable, here are a few fun facts about this delicious holiday that you can share while you're all sitting around the table.

Fun Table Facts for Thanksgiving
The traditional cornucopia was a curved goat's horn filled to brim with fruits and grains. According to Greek legend, Amalthea (a goat) broke one of her horns and offered it to Greek God Zeus as a sign of reverence. As a sign of gratitude, Zeus later set the goat's image in the sky also known as constellation Capricorn. Cornucopia is the most common symbol of a harvest festival. The Horn shaped container is filled with an abundance of the Earth's harvest. It is also known as the 'horn of plenty’.
It was not until 1941, …

Happy Veterans Day From Li'l Rizzo's!

We proudly support and serve those who support and serve us. Thank you to all the men and women to have sacrificed so much for our country in the past, present and future. As a way of saying thank you, we have some great opportunities available to the veterans in our area, as well as some interesting facts about Veterans Day.

Li'l Rizzo's is Veteran Owned Our very own Bill Borders is a veteran! He was a Naval Flight Officer in a S-3 squadron, and stationed at NAS North Island, CA. He deployed on-board USS Ranger in the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and North Arabian Sea. He served from 1985 to 1993, and is now settled at the Lake of the Ozarks where he owns Li'l Rizzo's - with two locations. One place is in Osage Beach, MO, and the second place is in Lake Ozark, MO.

Li'l Rizzo's Wants to Serve Those Who Serve Us We appreciate all the men and women who have served our country in any capacity. We know how much the sacrifice involves, and we want to give back. If…

Draught Vs. Draft: What's the Difference?

Brew, barley soda, liquid bread, and suds. There are so many different terms and phrases for the ice cold beverage we all love. The one that confuses us the most though, is draught and do we know which one to use, or how to pronounce it? Li'l Rizzo's has the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, so we're curious what the difference is between draught and draft.

DraughtDefinition: A serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg.
This could potentially save you from a very embarrassing night at the bar! Though it looks like it is pronounced like caught or bought, it's not. It's actually pronounce as "draft" according to A draught beer (AKA: spelt draft) is served from a cask or keg instead of a bottle or can. You can get draught beer in a "can form", and it's served in a pressurised container featuring a widget. A widget is a small plastic ball that you'll find in the can of your favorite draught beer, and…

Our Fantastic Osage Beach Location

Li'l Rizzos proudly owns two of the best Italian restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks! Each location is special in it's own way, and offers a different experience to you and your family. When looking for the best restaurant in Osage Beach, our location next to the Premium Outlets is a great place to sit down and enjoy a meal.  Here are a few exciting aspects to the Osage Beach location that you can enjoy every time you dine with us.

Lots of Seating and TVs
Our Osage Beach location is the larger of the two, with TONS of seating! Whether you prefer enjoying your meal in a booth with friends or family, or in chairs while sitting across from your significant other on a romantic date, our restaurant is the perfect place. You will also find that there are several TVs scattered around the restaurant. We are a great place to watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks, and still get an awesome meal!

Bigger & Better Bar
Both of our locations feature a fabulous bar, but our Osage Beac…

Time to Celebrate National Pasta Month

Did you know, not only is October National pizza month, but it also National Pasta month as well? Basically the whole month of October is National Li'l Rizzo's month! We have the best pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks, and our pasta is always fresh, and delicious. From our red meat sauces to our creamy white sauces and everything in between. From our time tested favorites, to unique a delicious, here are a few of our favorite pasta dishes at the Li'l Rizzo's!

Celebrate National Pasta Month
Lasagna Our delicious homemade lasagna has delectable layers of pasta, ricotta cheese meat sauce, Italian sausage and a two cheese blend. It's topped with more amazing meat sauce and finished with melted cheese. This meal is perfect cheesy goodness - and a classic for Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Spaghetti and Meatball This classic, homemade dish features a 6 oz meatball with spaghetti. It's smothered by our delicious chunky meat sauce and served to your table fresh …

What We're Craving in October

This time of the year is a wonderful time to embrace the change in scenery. The trees will start changing, the weather is invigorating, and the view couldn't be better from our Horseshoe Bend location! You can sit back, enjoy the enchanting view of the Lake, and relish the savory flavors of Fall from our menu all at the same time, from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks Restaurant. Here are a few delicacies we're sure you'll love this month!

Portobello Mushroom Nothing says Fall to us than a delicious portobello mushroom. This delicacy is sautéed in butter, with strong flavors of garlic, and a delicious Rizzo's marinade. This appetizer is mouth watering for sure!

WINGS! This time of years screams wings! Maybe it's because football has kicked back into gear, maybe it's because the flavors perfectly accompany the spiciness of Fall. Whatever it is, now is the time to come in and grab the best wings at the Lake of the Ozarks. There are several amazing flavors to pick …