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To Wind or Not To Wind: The Pasta Eating Problem

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This is the great pasta debate that keeps pasta eaters around the country asking the age old question, "To wind, or not to wind?" Li'l Rizzo's is here to solve your pasta conundrums! We have 23 different dishes featuring the best pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we want to make sure you know how to properly eat and enjoy your pasta. Here are a few tips for eating these delicious noodles.

Fork or Spoon? Fork and Spoon? As if eating pasta isn't complicated enough, some noodles are eaten with a fork, some with a spoon, and some with a fork AND spoon! If your pasta is served on a plate or in a shallow bowl (such as spaghetti and angel hair) you eat it with a fork. If it is served in a deep bowl (such as ravioli) you eat it with a spoon! The noodle length determines if you cut or wind the noodle. Thin noodles are wound around the fork tines, and you can balance the fork against the side of the plate or wind the strands with the spoon. If the noodles are wide (such…

Specialty Pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Our specialty pizzas are delicious and made from the freshest ingredients. We are known for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and that includes our pizzas! We have a fun environment with TVs to catch a game, and an amazing selection of beer and wine. When you dine with us, you don't just get good food, you get a great time! Check out our specialty pizza menu to see why you want to get pizza tonight!


Supreme Sausage, onion, bacon, pepperoni, mushroom, black olives Macho Meat Pepperoni, bacon, hamburger, Canadian bacon, sausage Veggie Mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, onions 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 tossed in our original wing sauce with bacon and green peppers The Sicilian Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Crumbled Meatballs and chopped garlic

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10 Fun Facts For the LOVE of Pasta!

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For very obvious reasons, we LOVE pasta, and since you're reading our blog, you must love it too! With all of the sizes, shapes and colors, you are certain to find something for everyone. Between spaghetti, macaroni, and lasagna, there are over 600 different shapes of pasta around the world. With over 23 different and delicious pasta dishes to choose from, we have the best pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here are a few fun facts about pasta to get your mouth watering before you come in for dinner tonight!

1. Pasta comes in many different colors. Most pasta is cream-colored, but some is made with spinach giving it a green color. Red pasta is made using tomato, and gray pasta is made using squid ink. Some pasta is called "cellophane" because it becomes transparent when cooked.

2. Pasta has always been in the lime light! Popular movies featuring pasta include Lady and the Tramp, Under the Tuscan Sun and Eat, Pray, Love.

3. "Al dente" (al-DEN-tay) literally means &q…

Pairing Our Best Foods With Our Best Wines!

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Nothing can compare to a great dish paired with a delicious wine, especially when you're eating the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks! There is always something on our menu to tempt your tastebuds. So when you're looking for the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you've found them! Today we're going to feature a few of our delicious dishes, paired with a few amazing wines.

Cajun Shrimp & House Pinot Grigio Our succulent shrimp is served with onions, green and red bell peppers in a Cajun butter cream sauce. We would pair the Pinot Grigio because the lower alcohol level in this white wine pairs wonderfully with the heat of this dish. Because white wines lack the sharp tannic quality of reds, this will match wonderfully with the shrimp in this dish.
Lasagna & House Pinot Noir  We have the best lasagna at the Lake of the Ozarks! It's a homemade, layered pasta with ricotta cheese, meat sauce, Italian sausage and a two cheese blend, topped with …

Fireworks Safety Tips

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Fourth of July is a big deal here at the Lake of the Ozarks! We will have thousands of people out on the water, and in our stores, restaurants and lodging options. We can't wait to serve you at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks during your Fourth of July celebrations! There will be many fireworks shows happening around the lake from water or land that you and your family can enjoy. Along with the shows many choose to buy their own fireworks to celebrate! While you're celebrating with friends, family and fireworks, here are a few safety tips for handling these dangerous and fun explosives.

Location is Important! Only set up your fireworks in a large empty dirt lot, away from grass or uneven ground. A large empty parking lot  can work as well. Bring a large piece of plywood to use as a firing pad if you won't be lighting them on pavement.

Be Prepared Always wear safety goggles when lighting your fireworks, and only allow adults (18 or older) to light them…