Friday, August 28, 2015

Catering to Your Every Pasta Need!

Li'l Rizzos is easily known as the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but you should also know that we can bring the food to you. Our catering menu has more selections on it than you can imagine, and you'll probably find it hard to choose! Between our delicious appetizers to our fantastic desserts, we have your parties covered with the best Italian at the Lake of the Ozarks from beginning to end. Here is a peak at our pasta and entree catering menu!

Catering Pasta

Spinach Lasagna
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and Italian Sausage
Baked Mostacioli
Spaghetti with Meatsauce
Chicken John
Canneloni Con Bianco
Cannloni Con Salsa
Cavatelli Con Broccoli
Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine Con Pollo
Tortellini Alfredo
Pesto Primavera
Cavatelli Primavera
Beef Ravioli

Our pastas come in two sizes, 1/2 pan and full pan. A 1/2 pan will feed 9 people, while full pan will feed 18 people. 


Chicken Speidini
Chicken Modiga
Chicken Rizzo
Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Piccatta
Beet Soto
Beef Speidini

Our pasta and entrees will be a huge hit at your next party. Whether you're having a personal party, company party, Holiday event, wedding catering, or more, we look forward to providing you delicious, fresh food. Of course, even if you aren't having a party, we still have the best pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks! You can dine in and enjoy our fun environment, or you can carry out, and take your food back to the comfort of your own sofa. We look forward to being apart of your next meal!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Happy Rome-ance Awareness Month!

August is National Romance Awareness Month, and what better way to spend a part of this month than by enjoy the best Italian at the Lake of the Ozarks! Italian food is often considered an especially romantic meal, and couldn't agree more. Our venues have the right mood lighting, and our 2nd location on Horseshoe bend has a beautiful view of the Lake to help improve the romantic mood. Our menu has SO many delicious meals to choose from, so we're going to help you out and pick five of our favorite, romantic meals!

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Our delicious spaghetti and meatballs are smothered in in our chunky meat sauce, and are sure to induce romance! Maybe it's because we automatically start thinking about the Lady & the Tramp, or because a lot of romantic movies feature spaghetti. Either way, our spaghetti will make the perfect meal for your romantic evening!


Our homemade lasagna is layered with pasta, ricotta cheese, meat sauce, Italian sausage and a two cheese blend. Topped with more meat sauce and and delicious blend of melted cheese. When you're looking for romance, our lasagna is the place to start! Nothing says "I love you", more than layers of cheesy goodness.

Macho Meat Pizza

Our pizzas are a specialty, in fact, we have the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks! Between the pepperoni, bacon, hamburger, Canadian bacon and sausage, we think you'll find this pizza to be a perfect start to a romantic evening. Especially for a couple who is more down to earth. Pair this pizza with a delicious beer from our tap, and you are certain to find romance just around the corner!


Our mannicotti is a rolled noodle stuffed with ricotta cheese and served in a creamy red sauce. This meal will be romantic, if only for the fact that it is served at a lot of weddings. If you had mannicotti at your wedding, then nothing will stir more romance than having it again!

Roasted Garlic Chicken Capellini

You just can't go wrong with our delicious strips of chicken breast marinated in olive oil with mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions, chopped garlic, and angle hair pasta. This meal is classic and flavorful, though you might want to carry gum to rid yourself of the garlic breath afterwords.

We look forward to seeing you here for your next romantic dinner. Between our delicious menu, and our great selection of wine you will find our restaurant to be a great place to initiate romance. Li'l Rizzo's has been providing delicious Italian food to the Lake for over 30 years. We specialize in quality food and great service, and we're not just a great romantic get-a-way, but a great family friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! Stop in a visit us this weekend for your greatest Rome-mantic meal!

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Friday, August 14, 2015

The Pasta Popularity Contest

Pasta is delicious, nutritious and oh so amazing! As the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we love our pastas! In fact, we have over 23 different dishes that feature pasta. With so many different styles, flavors and varieties, we were curious about the top favorite styles. After extensive research, and possibly extensive eating, here are our results for the most popular pastas!

7. Angel Hair

This long, thin noodle has a round shape. It's generally used with light sauces and vegetables, as well as traditional Italian sauces. It may resemble spaghetti, but it's finer. We personally LOVE Angel Hair at Li'l Rizzos, and you'll find it in many of our pasta dishes!

6. Lasagna

Lasagna comes from the Lain word for "pot" (lasanum). This long flat pasta is pretty popular in the scheme of pasta life. You'll find the lasagna pasta used in the lasagna dish, layered with sauce, meat, vegetables, cheese, etc.

5. Manicotti

Manicotti is a "tube" pasta. It can be stuffed with a mixture of meats, cheese and vegetables. This makes a delicious meal!

4. Macaroni

This pasta shape is HIGHLY versatile! These much loved pastas can be topped with many different sauces. It can be baked, put in soups, salads and stir-fry. Traditionally it's used for macaroni and cheese, but we think it's tastes good no matter where you use it!

3. Rotini

This spiral-y, twisty pasta is delicious and comes in 3rd place for popularity! The twisted shape allows for it to hold bits of meat, vegetables, cheese and sauce. It works well with any sauce or it can be used to create salads, casseroles, or really anything else you would like!

2. Farfalle (Bow Ties)

This butterfly pasta brightens up any meal with this fun shape! It can be a great pair with any sauce, and a perfect addition to salad or soups!

1. Spaghetti

The number one favorite pasta, and winner of the pasta popularity contest is spaghetti! Not only is it extremely well known, but is featured in many movies. Spaghetti is long, moderately thin, and is most common with a red meat sauce and meatballs!

Any pasta is popular to us, we love them all! Of course we don't just specialize in pasta at Li'l Rizzos! We have pizza, sandwiches, burgers and more! That is part of what makes us the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but it could also be because we have an excellent environment. We have two restaurants, one in Osage Beach, and one on Horseshoe Bend. Both venues are great places to sit down and enjoy a delicious dish of pasta and swap stories with friends. Come in this weekend for a good time and some great pasta!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

5 Things You Need For Your First Day of School

It's hard to believe that the first day of school is already upon us! Osage Beach and Camdenton both start school on August 18th. With less than two weeks to go, we want to help you get prepared and start the school season on the right foot! Here are a few things that will help you prepare for school and start the 2015/2016 school year off with a bang!

1. School Supplies

Between pencils, notebooks, folders and textbooks, your child will be toting around a lot! Be sure to get a good backpack that will carry around the necessities. Most schools have a list of the things you will need to have for each grade. Contact your school if you have any questions about the specifics.

2. Uniforms or Seasonal Clothing

Depending on the school your child attends you may have uniforms or dress codes. There are places at the mall where you can get uniforms that match the school guidelines. Also be sure to verify the school dress code before purchasing new school clothes. You may also want to keep an eye open for some seasonal clothes such as jackets and warm shirts. It may still feel like summer outside, but before you know it the weather will be changing!

3. Schedules

You can help eliminate the first day of school stress by printing out a copy of each child's schedule. You can highlight specific times and rooms to help them stay organized, and put the schedule in a page protector to keep it safe throughout the day.

4. Healthy Snacks and Lunches

Whether you your child will be getting lunch from the cafeteria or packing a lunch, you'll want to have some healthy things in stock to help prepare them to operate at their best! Healthy brain snacks include: Blueberries, avocado, whole grains, broccoli and dark chocolate. These snacks can be combined with others to make trail mixes, a great snack to stash in their backpacks!

5. Have Fun

Every new school season is a great accomplishment, and a time to prepare for all that the new season will bring! Make a few memories before sending your child off for their next big adventure! Go grab some delicious Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and connect with your kids! Sometimes they may be scared or nervous, and you can reassure them about how much fun they are going to have.

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The beginning of the school year can seem hectic and crazy, especially since it seems like it just comes faster and faster every year! While you're out shopping for all of your school supplies and clothes, remember to make Li'l Rizzos a part of your day! We have the best Italian at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are a great place to sit down and relax from all of the busyness and preparation for school. We have a delicious lunch and dinner menu, and we're conveniently located at the Premium Outlet Mall, so you can do some shopping and swing on over! We also have a great carry out menu as well. Imagine a busy day full of shopping and preparation, and instead of having to make dinner you can stop by Li'l Rizzos for the best take out at the Lake of the Ozarks. We wish you all a wonderful school season!

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