Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food

When you think of Italian food, what is the first dish that comes to mind? Most likely you're thinking about pasta. Pasta is a staple food for traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating back to 1154 in Sicily. At Li'l Rizzo's, there's no shortage of pasta dishes. With generous portion sizes and the freshest quality ingredients, our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant has the BEST Italian food around!


Fettucine with bacon and fresh snow peas in a parmesan cream sauce.

Spaghetti and Meatball
Homemade 6 oz. meatball and spaghetti smothered in our chunky meat sauce. 

Spaghetti and Italian Sausage
Spicy Italian sausage link with spaghetti and our chunky meat sauce.

Homemade, layered with pasta, ricotta cheese meat sauce, Italian sausage and a two cheese blend. Topped with meat sauce and melted cheese. 

Cannelloni Con Bianco
Rolled noodles stuffed with beef and pork in a creamy mushroom sauce

Cannelloni Con Salsa
Rolled noodles stuffed with beef and pork in a creamy meat sauce. 

Cavatelli Con Broccoli 
Shell-shaped noodles with broccoli and mushrooms in our thick Alfredo sauce. 

Cajun Shrimp
Succulent shrimp, onions, green and red bell peppers in a Cajun butter cream sauce. 

Baked Mostaccioli
Tubular noodles and meat sauce smothered in our cream sauce and topped with melted cheese. 

With meat sauce. 

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

Fettuccine Alfredo
Our Alfredo sauce is made to order, rich and thick. 

Fettuccine with Shrimp
Homemade Alfredo sauce and shrimp.

Linguini Con Pesce
Shrimp, crabmeat, clams and mushrooms served in thick cream or delicate wine sauce. 

Fettucine Con Pollo
Chicken and broccoli in our thick Alfredo sauce

Shrimp Scampi 
Roasted garlic, green onions, tomatoes and shrimp in a garlic herb sauce over angel hair pasta

Tortellini Alfredo
Bacon, peas and mushrooms in our thick cream sauce. 

Sauteed red and green peppers, onions, spicy Italian sausage, in marinara sauce over linguini noodles. 

Rolled noodle stuffed with ricotta cheese and served in a creamy red sauce. 

Creamy Chicken Mostaccioli
Buttery cream sauce with bacon, mushrooms and tender strips of chicken. 

Join us at either of our restaurant locations to enjoy 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. With pasta dishes ranging from creamy Alfredo sauce to chunky meat sauce, there's something for everyone to love at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant!

Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Celebrate Mardi Gras Pub Crawl at Li'l Rizzo's this Weekend!

Starting tomorrow, February 20, Li'l Rizzo's is bringing you Mardi Gras at the Lake! In conjunction with the 2015 Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl, the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is bringing you great specials all weekend long. With entertainment you don't want to miss, be sure to check out Li'l Rizzo's this weekend!

Mardi Gras Weekend Specials

Dinner Special - Cajun Sausage and Peppers with House Salad for $13.95
Entertainment - Spontaneous Serendipity from 9-12 PM

Happy Hour - from 11 AM - 4 PM
Entertainment - Spontaneous Serendipity from 3-6 PM
...and Contagious from 9 PM - 1 AM

Happy Hour ALL Day - Half Price Appetizers, Half Price Well & House Wine, Beer Specials

Spontaneous Serendipity

Spontaneous Serendipity began in October 2011 with founding members, Michelle Knollhoff and Andrew Busen. They started their adventure playing wineries and fine dining establishments, performing easy listening and jazz. After 18 months, they decided to bring on guitar virtuoso, Tim Newell, which widely expanded their repertoire and musical abilities. They shifted from easy listening and jazz, to Americana folk rock, infused with solid three part harmonies. Soon after, they began the writing process for their first all original album, Bridges. Another year or so later, Spontaneous brought on the bass stylings of Austin Webster, and percussion master, Anthony McKee to fully round out the eclectic sound. Having already received wide acclaim for the album in it’s pre-release, this group of artists is looking forward to the next step in their already busy careers.


Contagious, the premier rock band out of St Louis, creates a party atmosphere while performing songs identical to the original. It may sound like a cliché, but the music Contagious belts out in front of hundreds of fans, well, really is contagious! Most people can't help but make their way to the stage to dance, sing along or snap pictures of the vivacious group as it covers songs from 80s rock to country to today’s top hits. With a high-energy stage show, well-blended vocal harmonies, awesome solos and a soaring male voice, these 5 guys have talent beyond their years! Contagious is different than most cover bands - they actually sound like the band whose songs they are covering. Contagious vocalist, Steve Scott can shift flawlessly from singing a Journey song to Garth Brooks and then to a Kid Rock number and sound just like them. Contagious guitarist, Rob Fox goes from Van Halen to Aerosmith and plays it “note-for-note”. His solo on the Peter Frampton number “Do You Feel Like I Do” is just amazing!

Li'l Rizzo's is the place to be this weekend! With the best happy hour at the Lake of the Ozarks, what better way is there to celebrate Mardi Gras? Join us Friday, Saturday or Sunday for one of the biggest annual parties of the year, with the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's Lake Pub Crawl 2015!

Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 

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Monday, February 9, 2015

Enjoy Valentine's Day Dinner at Li'l Rizzo's!

Valentine's Day is the one day of the year that you want to make sure your loved one feels special. While some people may be expecting roses, chocolates or other gifts, many are expecting an elegant dinner with the one they love. Li'l Rizzo's is here to make your Valentine's Day extra special this year! Treat your loved one to some delicious Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Valentine's Dinner Options 

In addition to our everyday menu, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks Italian Restaurant will be serving two specials just for Valentine's Day! 

1. Lemon Caper Salmon - Salmon filet lightly brushed with EVOO, seasoned with salt, pepper and rosemary, topped with sliced lemon, lemon juice, white wine and capers. Served with risotto, sauteed vegetables and a house salad. 

2. Veal Parmigiana - Tender veal lightly breaded and baked, topped with our homemade marinara and melted Italian cheese. Served over a bed of angel hair pasta with a side house salad. 

Featured Wine

Each meal is just $16.95! Pair it with our wine feature - 2011 Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Vly! A Margaux style California Cabernet armed with dark cherry and lush berry fruits that finishes strong with Alexander Valley terroir. It's $29 per bottle.

The unique Italian atmosphere at our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant makes for the perfect Valentine's Day dining experience. All of our items are made from the freshest quality ingredients, making for a refreshing dinner at the Lake! Join us at Li'l Rizzo's for Valentine's Day and enjoy one of these two great specials! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Join us for the Annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner!

Dogwood's Annual SPAY-GHETTI DINNER is this Thursday, February 5 from 5-8 PM! Join us at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant for a great meal and to support a great cause. For just $16.50 you can enjoy an all you can eat pasta and salad dinner with a roll and a soft drink. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Dogwood to help spay and neuter many dogs and cats in the Lake of the Ozarks area!

About Dogwood Animal Shelter

Volunteers have been the driving force behind Dogwood animal shelter since its beginning.  Through auctions and sales, a handful of dedicated people raised enough money to build a small facility and in 1976, the badly needed shelter was established as a 501(c)3.  It was filled beyond capacity almost immediately.  From the start, Dogwood offered low cost spays and neuters, and since 1997, when the board of directors declared Dogwood a no-kill facility, it has steadily expanded that program.   When the long awaited new shelter facility, located near Osage Beach was built in 2005, a spay/neuter clinic was included so that the surgeries could be done on site.

Low Cost Spay / Neuter

Providing low cost spay and neuter surgeries as a humane approach to reducing our community’s pet overpopulation problem is an important part of Dogwood’s mission. The clinic is located in the medical wing of the shelter facility, and is open to the public each week. Appointments are scheduled, based on veterinarian availability. Costs vary according to the animal’s weight and other variables.

The Spay-Ghetti Dinner for Dogwood animal shelter will take place at our Outlet Mall location. Li'l Rizzo's strives to give our guests a great dining experience in a unique Italian atmosphere. All of our menu items are made from the freshest quality ingredients. Our friendly servers and bartenders are ready to make everyone feel welcome!

Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food and Sports Bar! 

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