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A Menu Your Wedding Guests Won't Forget!

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Wedding season is still upon us here at the Lake of the Ozarks. The weather is sunny, the birds are singing, the lake is sparkling and everything is still green. This all makes for a perfectly picturesque wedding atmosphere. After the venue, the food is one of the biggest decisions you will make for your wedding, and we're here to help! Your wedding deserves the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would be thrilled to share in your special day! In honor of this celebratory time of year, here are a few foods that you will find at a traditional Italian wedding. Along with a few featured dishes off of our own menu to make your mouth water!

Antipasto (Appetizers) In Italian, appetizers translates to Antipasto. One popular item on the appetizer list is Crostini (lightly grilled slices of unsalted bread spread with chicken pate). Another popular item is Polenta (cornmeal flower based) and a selection of meats. When you do your catering with us, we have some delicious Toa…

Best Dad In the WORLD!

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We all agree that our Dad is the best! Maybe even the best dad in the whole world. Here are a few fun facts about how Dad's around the world celebrate the day that is ALL about them!


Italy Father's Day in Italy is celebrated on March 19th, which also coincides with St. Joseph's Day! Much like in America, children make gifts, cards and poems for their Father's. At one point, people wore Shamrock Green to commemorate the Holiday, and sometimes there are still traditional donkey races! Luckily for you, Li'l Rizzo's is bringing Italy to you for Father's Day, with the best Italian food in the Lake of the Ozarks!
Thailand In Thailand they celebrate Father's Day on December 5th, along with the birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The King gives a speech, and yellow is the color of the day! Many schools will organize special events to celebrate, and host morning shows comprising of traditional dances and dramas. In the evening there are concerts with singers fr…

What is a Calzone?

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Chances are you’ve heard of a calzone, and if you’ve been to our Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you’ve likely seen them on our menu. However, ours are a little sweeter than the traditional Italian calzones. If you’ve never tried a calzone, you may not really know what they are. Well, Li’l Rizzo’s is here to explain!

What is a Calzone? 
A calzone is a type of Italian pizza that is folded and filled. It takes on the shape of a half moon and is made of salted bread dough. A typical calzone is baken in an oven and filled with salami or ham, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, amalgamated with an egg. However, regional preferences differ and you can find calzones that include other toppings typcially associated with pizzas. Smaller calzones, known as panzerotti, can also be fried in olive oil rather than baked. You can even find dessert calzones like the one's we have here at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant.

History of the Calzone
The calzone o…

Come See Us at Li'l Rizzo's Lake Race Weekend!

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Lake Race is one of the most anticipated Lake of the Ozarks events of the year! This weekend fans from all across the country will join us here at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks for the exciting powerboat races. Li'l Rizzo's welcomes you to the Lake and we're offering a special deal to our Lake Race fans!

Lake Race Schedule 
Friday, June 5 
Lake Race Street Party on the Bagnell Dam Strip starting at 6 PM. Open to the public with activities for kids and families. The Patrick Lentz Band from Kansas City starts at 7 PM. Enjoy fireworks at dusk by Brilliant Skies Fireworks.

Saturday, June 6
Let the races begin! There will be more activities for the kids, plus racing from Noon to 3 PM. The first lap followed by opening ceremony starts at 11:30 PM. Listen to KRMS 1150AM, 97.5FM, 104.9FM or krmsadio.com for live wall-to-wall coverage, updates on 93.5 ROCKS, watch on Ozarks CW, MyZou, and via live streaming on krmsradio.com.

Sunday, June 7 
The races continue! Watch or listen live …