Thursday, December 31, 2015

Li'l Rizzo's New Year's Resolutions!

The New Year is finally here, and now it's time to take advantage of the moment to make some resolutions. From losing weight, to getting more organized, people around the country will be coming up with resolutions that they'll try to keep all year long. At Li'l Rizzo's, we know the value of a good resolution, so we've composed a few of our favorites that can help achieve a great 2016, and they'll be easy to keep too!

Eat More Pizza

Li'l Rizzo's has the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks, so why not spend all of 2016 enjoying it! From the Macho Meat to the veggie all of our specialty pizzas are delicious and can be enjoyed by anyone. Here are just a few of our delicious combinations that you should make it a point to enjoy this year:

Seafood Pizza
Our homemade cream sauce topped with shrimp, clams, real crab meat, mushrooms, and bacon.

The Sicilian
Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Crumbled Meatballs and chopped Garlic.

Buffalo Chicken
Chicken tossed in our original wing sauce with bacon and green peppers.

Supreme
Sausage, onion, bacon, pepperoni, mushroom, black olives.

Drink More Wine

Ringing in the New Year wouldn't be complete without a refined glass of one of our house wines. Any of our delicious meals can be paired with a fantastic wine. Here is a list of our house wines:
  • Chardonnay, La Terre, Ca
  • Merlot, La Terre, Ca
  • Cabernet, La Terre, Ca
  • Lambrusco, Ed Hardy
  • Pinot Grigio, La Fiera Ita
  • Pinot Noir B&g Bistro, Fr

Keep up with Every Game

While Li'l Rizzo's is a great experience when you're looking for the best sit-down restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are also a great place to come when you want to keep up with the game. We have many televisions scattered around both of our Lake of the Ozarks restaurants, and we have two giant TVs at the bar in Osage Beach. When you want to keep up with every score and the big play in 2016, come to Li'l Rizzo's for the best place to watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Enjoy More Happy Hours

We have the best happy hour at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we'd love to prove it to you. Our half price appetizers are a wonderful way to kick back and relax after work, and combined with our drink specials you will be glad you came. Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM you can come enjoy a break at either of our two locations and for a limited time only you can come out for ALL DAY happy hour on Sunday's. With such a great deal, you will want to enjoy our happy hour all year long!

Try Everything on the Li'l Rizzo's Menu

Our final resolution for 2016 is to try everything on the Li'l Rizzo's menu. You'll never know how fabulous each and every one of our dishes can be until you've tried every last one. From our savory pizzas, fantastic lunch specials and our decadent dessert menu, you'll want to start the menu all over again once you finish! Come out and enjoy the best Italian at the Lake of the Ozarks for 2016 and see how many different dishes you can try.

Best Italian Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

Li'l Rizzo's is the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and we would love to welcome you to come and enjoy a meal with us. We have been in business at the Lake since 1987, and we are proud to be spending another New Year with you. Make plans to come out and enjoy 2016 with us and we'll continue to serve up the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Happy New Year!



Thursday, December 24, 2015

Celebrate Christmas the Italian Way!

Christmas in Italy can look very similar to Christmas here in the States. There are several traditions, though, that make it unique to only their culture. The Christmas season lasts from the beginning of December till January 6th for La Befana. While St. Nick is a part of their Christmas celebrations, he is not the focus, and instead, they celebrate a kind "old witch" who brings gifts to the children on January 6th. Here are a few other interesting and fun facts about Christmas in Italy!

The 8 Days of Christmas

You can expect to see lots of singers and hear traditional carols around Italy for the 8 days before Christmas, or Novena. If you're around Rome, Southern Italy or Sicily you may even be lucky enough to see shepherds (zampognari) who come down from the mountains and play bagpipes.

Christmas Markets

All throughout Italy you'll find the joy of Christmas spread our the towns and cities. There are Christmas markets full sweets, fruits, nuts and gifts. While you'll still find Santa around town so you can take photos with him, you'll also find La Befana (the good witch) so you can take photos with her as well. You can learn more about the Christmas markets, as well as La Befana in this video:


Gift Exchange

The time of day the Italian's choose to exchange their gifts could give you a clue as to where they are from. In most places gifts are exchanged on Christmas day after lunch. There are a few northern towns that believe that the blind St. Lucia brings gifts to the children on December 13th, and so they open their gifts then.

Sharing a Meal

Some Italians believe that Christmas Eve is a day of fasting, and though they may eat a light dinner that night it will mostly consist of fish and not other meats. Christmas dinner is an extravagant meal, and many Italians will save up so they can make it amazing. On Christmas night the children will leave milk and "biscotti" (biscuits) out for St. Nick, but on January 6th, they leave "vino rosso" (red wine) for La Befana.


"Buon Natale" (Merry Christmas) from Li'l Rizzo's

The entire Li'l Rizzo's family wants to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Both of our restaurants will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that we can enjoy the holiday with our family. We hope to see you after the holiday and celebrate the end of this wonderful season at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

The 10 Most Popular Pizza Toppings

There are more pizza toppings in the world than you could shake a slice at. From avocado to calamari, your location can depend on what is popular in your area. At Li'l Rizzo's we have 17 delicious toppings on the menu if you want to create your own custom pizza, or we have eight specialty pizzas with tried and true combinations that will make your mouth water!

Most Popular Pizza Toppings

1. Pepperoni
2. Mushrooms
3. Onions
4. Sausage
5. Bacon
6. Extra Cheese
7. Black Olives
8. Green Peppers
9. Pineapple
10. Spinach

Specialty Pizzas at Li'l Rizzo's




Supreme
Sausage, onion, bacon, pepperoni, mushroom, black olive.

Macho Meat
Pepperoni, bacon, hamburger, Canadian bacon, sausage.

Veggie
Mushroom, tomato, green pepper, onion.

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

Li'l Rizzo's Delicious Pizza Toppings


  • Canadian Bacon
  • Pepperoni
  • Pineapple
  • Green Pepper
  • Italian Sausage
  • Onion
  • Mushroom
  • Bacon
  • Tomato
  • Fresh Jalapeno
  • Black Olive
  • Hamburger
  • Green Olives
  • Roasted Garlic Chicken
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Red Onion
  • Chopped Garlic


Best Pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks

Treat yourself to a relaxing meal before the holiday's set in. Our delicious pizza and savory pasta are just what you need to gear up for all of the holiday baking you may be doing. Don't forget that Sunday's are ALL DAY Happy Hour! Come in and enjoy an afternoon or evening with your favorite Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, and get gift cards for your friends and family while you're here!

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Friday, December 11, 2015

What We're Craving in December

The holiday's are upon us folks, and one of the greatest ways to enjoy them is with your family gathered around the dinner table. Li'l Rizzo's has a diverse menu full of the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. This month we have some fabulous favorites on the menu, and we'd love for you to come in and try a few that we're craving!

Loaded Potato Skins


When you put potato's and bacon together, it just doesn't get much better! Then we top it off with scallion and melted cheese, and it got better. We LOVE these loaded potato skins and all of the flavors they hold. They make a wonderful appetizer to share...or just eat by yourself!


Seafood Pizza


We have the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks, so naturally we took it up a notch! This delicious seafood pizza is layered with a homemade cream sauce and then topped with succulent shrimp, delicious clams, real crab meat. Then we load on the mushrooms and bacon, and you'll love this favorite even more!

Chocolate Calzone


Top the night off with our savory chocolate calzone. The flakey pastry shell is filled with rich, dark chocolate. Then we top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled chocolate syrup. You won't be able to resist the chocolatey goodness in this amazing dessert.


Candy Cane Cocktail


'Tis the season to enjoy the most festive drink on our menu. Our candy cane cocktail is a delicious combination of peppermint schnapps, creme de cocoa, a splash of grenadine, some 7UP and some half and half to make it creamy. This beverage just screams "Merry Christmas"!



Give the Gift of Yum!


Don't forget that when you buy a gift card at Li'l Rizzo's, you can get one free for 10% of the total! You can purchase our gifts cards online or in the store. This would be a wonderful gift to give to anyone, young and old alike. While you're picking up your gift card, be sure to sit down and enjoy some of our amazing drinks.



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

5 People Who Would LOVE the Gift of Yum!

While you may not be buried in wrapping paper and bows yet, it is time to get your Christmas lists organized and start the shopping! There are always people in your life that you just don't know what to get, so Li'l Rizzo's is going to make sure you can give the gift that keeps on giving.

Here are five different people that would be perfect candidates for a Li'l Rizzo's gift card!


The Person Who Has EVERYTHING


You know the one we're talking about. The person who always goes shopping for themselves, they never need anything, and they have everything. What are you supposed to get such an independent person like this? We suggest that there are fewer things better than a gift card, and ever better yet, a gift card for food!

Newlyweds


Treat your newlywed friends to a night out. For some newlyweds, the budget can be tight and one of the first things to be removed from the budget is dining out. Give the lovebirds a chance to sit back and relax, while never having to dirty a dish!

The Food Connoisseur


If you have a friend or family member who LOVES to eat, loves to dine and love a great sit-down experience - give them the gift of YUM. At Li'l Rizzo's, they can enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks and exceptional service.

College Students


This group of individuals loves nothing more than free food and free money. When they don't get to enjoy home-cooked meals every night, remind them of home with the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks. From spicy wings, fresh pizza, and savory pasta, you can't go wrong with a Li'l Rizzo's gift card for the student in your life.

Young Families


From family members, friends and next door neighbors, there are many young families who would LOVE to have a night out. Give mom a break from the dishes and cooking, and offer them the gift of a delicious meal. If you want to go above and beyond, you can even offer to babysit, and let mom and dad enjoy an evening not only dish free, but kid free! 

Buy One Get One Free!


When you purchase a gift card at Li'l Rizzo's before December 31st, you can get another card valued at 20% of the gift card that you purchased! So not only will you be treating someone to a meal at the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, but you can come too. If you purchase a $50 gift card, you'll receive a FREE $10 gift card. Share the holiday spirit with your friends and family this year by giving them the gift of yum, and come get your gift cards today!

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