Start Dinner Off Right with Our Tasty Appetizers!

What better way to start your meal than with one of our delicious appetizers at Li'l Rizzo's? From our creamy spinach dip to our crispy chicken tenders, we have something for everyone in your party to enjoy. Be sure to check out our selection next time you're at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant!

What is an Appetizer? 

An appetizer is a small dish of food or drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one's appetite. They occupy the mind and stomach while guests wait for the food that will satisfy their hunger to the fullest. The Ancient Romans and Greeks are depicted lounging with trays of fresh fruit, wine, olives and cheese, something that surely inspired the appetizers we enjoy today. During the Renaissance, physicians recommended eating small morsels of salty meats prior to a meal in order to prepare the digestive system for the main course and to ensure proper digestion. All throughout history, those who had the means enjoyed stretching out the meal time and conversation experience over a variety of successive courses.

Appetizers at Li'l Rizzo's 

Enhance your dining experience at Li'l Rizzo's with one of our delicious appetizers. Whether you're craving something creamy or crispy, we've got a dish for you!

Spinach, Green Chili and Jalapeno Dip
delicious, creamy spinach dip with chopped green chiles and jalapenos

Chicken Tenders
strips of boneless chicken breast served with out special dipping sauce

Loaded Potato Skins
potato cups filled with bacon, scallions and melted provel cheese

Portobello Mushroom
Sauteed in butter, garlic and Rizzo's marinade

Garlic Cheese Bread

Toasted Ravioli 
golden meat-filled ravioli sprinkled with parmesan and served with a side of meat sauce

Cheese Sticks
mozzarella sticks deep-fried to a golden brown and served with a side of marinara sauce

6 oz. homemade meatball served with meatsauce and parmesan cheese

Bruschetta Bread
Toasted bread topped with tomato, basil, garlic and parmesan cheese

Join us for the BEST Happy Hour at Lake of the Ozarks, Monday through Friday from 4-6, to get your appetizers at 1/2 price! All of our food is made from the freshest ingredients and served to you in a casually elegant atmosphere, making for a refreshing dining experience. See you soon at either of our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant locations!

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