Thursday, January 28, 2016

4 Reasons to Hire a Caterer

From a small gathering of ten to a large crowd of one hundred, sometimes it's better to hire a caterer and leave it to the professionals. We provide the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks, so you can trust us with your catering as well. Here are a few reasons that you should consider booking a caterer to make your party a success!

It Saves You Time

Not only can catering be a delicious way option for your guests, but it can also save you a lot of time as well. Before any big event, there are many details to plan, from the decorations to the music. The last thing you want to be doing is slaving away in the kitchen over a hot stove while trying to keep your party dress clean. We can help you with this! Our self-serve catering line is filled with delicious food, and you can choose what we put out.

We'll Provide the Correct Amount of Food

As a professional restaurant that offers Lake of the Ozarks catering, we've been in the industry long enough to know how much food you'll need. You'll never run out of our delicious appetizers or main course, and even if there are a few leftovers, you'll be glad to enjoy these fantastic meals later.

You Can Focus on Your Guests

Hiring a caterer allows you to focus on your guests, and make them your top priority. With our self-serve catering method, you only have to set the food out and let your guests handle it from there. You won't need to be scurrying back and forth between the kitchen and the main room stocking the appetizers, or grabbing condiments you forgot. This will allow you to grab a plate, and sit down and enjoy your company without the stress of worrying if the food is okay.

We have a Delicious Menu

When you take a look at our menu, we're sure that will seal the deal. We have a variety of selections, from delicious appetizers to savory main courses and scrumptious desserts. Not only will you save time by hiring a caterer, your guests will be thrilled when they find out that they'll be enjoying the best Italian at the Lake of the Ozarks! Here are just a few of the delicious options you'll find on our menu.

  • Carbonara
  • Lasagna
  • Spinach Lasagna
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Spaghetti and Italian Sausage
  • Baked Mostaccioli
  • Spaghetti with Meatsauce
  • Chicken John
  • Manicotti
  • Cannelloni Con Bianco
  • Cannelloni Con Salsa
  • Cavatelli Con Broccoli
  • Fettucine Alfredo
  • Fettuccine Con Pollo
  • Tortellini Alfredo
  • Pesto Primavera
  • Cavatelli Primavera
  • Beef Ravioli
Whether you want to enjoy a sit-down meal with your family, or catering for fifty, Li'l Rizzo's knows just what to do. Come in to one of our two Lake of the Ozarks locations and enjoy one of the area's best restaurants. We strive to give our guests a great dining experience in a unique Italian atmosphere. Generous portions and a wide variety of menu items, all made from the freshest quality ingredients and served in a casually elegant atmosphere, make for a refreshing dining experience at Lake of the Ozarks.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Location Feature - Horseshoe Bend

Li'l Rizzo's has been located in the Lake area for 29 years. In that time, we had our first location on the corner of Hwy 54 and KK. In 1990, Carol Borders and her daughter, Linda, opened the second LI'l Rizzo's location on State Rad HH. In 1997, Carol and her son Bill opened the third Li'l Rizzo's adjacent to the Osage Beach Premium Factory Outlets in July 1997, and the original location was closed in 1991. There are two amazing locations now by the outlet mall, and on HH, both serving up the best Italian at the Lake of the Ozarks.



Dine at the HH Location

Our location on Horseshoe bend is smaller and a more intimate setting. It's perfect for renting out for parties and events. There is a fabulous bar, where our bartenders serve up the best drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you want to enjoy the big game on the weekend or throughout the week, we have televisions scattered around our restaurant to provide you an excellent view so you won't miss a thing.

Enjoy the View from Our Horseshoe Bend Location

One of the greatest benefits to visiting the horseshoe bend location is the BEAUTIFUL view of the Lake of the Ozarks. No matter what season you dine with us, the view is absolutely breathtaking. In the summer, you can sit back on our relaxing patio and view the beautiful Lake and all of the people enjoying their time. You can enjoy your amazing Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks while having a beautiful view.

Dine-In, Carry Out, and HAPPY HOUR!

Both of our locations offer excellent dine-in and carry out options. If you're looking for a great sit-down restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can enjoy your meal with us. We have booths, chair seating, or a great spot at the bar saved just for you. If you want to enjoy the delicious food that we serve, but you feel like dining in with us, you can carry our food home and enjoy it in the comfort of your comfy couch. Let's not forget our happy hour, either! Every day from 4 PM to 6 PM, you can enjoy drink specials and 1/2 price appetizers! With an incredible selection of appetizers and drinks, we're sure you'll join the many other Lake members in saying that we have the best happy hour at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Best Italian Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

While we've been here for many years, we're still providing the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come in and join us for amazing food and drinks, great service, and you can do so at either of our two great locations. Don't forget that for a limited time only, we offer ALL DAY happy hour on Sundays!

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Friday, January 15, 2016

What We're Craving in January

If the short days are getting you down, come brighten them up with a meal at your favorite Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! Whether you're craving a hot, cheesy pizza, or one of our savory pasta dishes, we have what you're craving and more. Here are a few things we think sounds absolutely delicious today!

Bruschetta Bread

Bruschetta Bread

Our delicious bread is toasted and topped with a mouth-watering combination of tomato, basil, and garlic. If that wasn't enough, it's then topped with parmesan cheese and served to you fresh and ready to eat.

Minestrone

Our minestrone is a homemade masterpiece. Minestrone is an Italian vegetable soup, and it's perfect for cloudy days


Tuscan Chicken Sandwich

Imagine a tender marinated chicken breast, smothered in melted Provel cheese and served on a ciabatta bun. Now add some flavorful pesto, mayonnaise, fresh lettuce, tomato and red onion. Is your mouth watering yet? Our is!

Tuscan Chicken Sandwich
Apple Calzone

This flaky pastry shell is filled with cinnamon and apple slices. After it's cooked to perfection where the apples are soft and the shell is golden brown, it's topped with caramel and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. There's nothing like warm cinnamon apples and ice cream to make your day perfect.

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale

The floral, citrus and caramel notes are only part of what makes this beer such a wonderful experience. Cascade hops give this tawny colored ale delicious hop-forward aroma and flavor. It's
balanced with the beautiful simplicity, and the pale malt allows the hops to linger not overpowered.


Fulfill Your Cravings

Li'l Rizzo's the perfect place to come for your favorite comfort foods, pasta cravings, and excellent flavor. Our menu has many family favorites with unique specialties as well. Monday through Friday from 4 PM - 6 PM you can join us for Happy Hour for half price appetizers and drink specials. You can also enjoy Happy Hour all day EVERY SUNDAY! Come enjoy your meal with us and let us end those cravings with a fabulous meal!

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Fun Beer Facts You Can Exchange Around the Bar

Ale, brew, hops, lager, malt, stout, suds, cold coffee, brewski...there are many names and terms to describe the beverage that we love. The oldest craft brewery in America was established in 1829, but beer dates back thousands of years. It has been used as a currency, a beverage, a wage and a punishment, but one thing about it is true, it's a well-known and well-loved beverage. Check out these interesting facts we've dug up about beer before coming out and enjoying a cold one at the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks!


Fun Beer Facts


  • In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer.
  • There's a beer brewed from bananas in Africa.
  • The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.
  • The world's longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.
  • Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass...come out to Li'l Rizzo's though, and we'll keep it full!
  • Egyptian pyramid workers were paid with beer: 1 Gallon (4L) per day.
  • Light is what makes beer go bad.
  • A beer wave of 388,000 gallons (or 1.4ML) flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat ruptured.
  • In the middle ages, beer was consumed more than water, as the alcohol made it safer. 
  • At the wife carrying world championships in Finland, first prize is the wife's weight in beer.


Best Place to Find Beer in America

Missouri is the 11th best place to get beer in the United States according to Thrillist. It's not just because there is a baseball stadium in St. Louis named after beer, either! If you're looking for other great places to enjoy and ice-cold glass of the brew, try these states:

  • Oregon
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Michigan
  • Washington
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin
  • Pensylvania
  • New York
  • Massachusetts


Draught Beer at Li'l Rizzo's


  • Bud Light
  • Sam Adams
  • 4 Hands Brewery (seasonal)
  • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
  • Miller Lite
  • Leinenkugel (seasonal)
  • Mother's Li'l Helper IPA
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider
  • Blue Moon Belgian Wheat

Bottle Beer at Li'l Rizzo's


  • Bud
  • Bud Select
  • Bud Light
  • Bud Light Lime
  • Coors Light
  • Michelob Ultra
  • O'douls
  • Busch
  • Corona
  • Miller Light
  • Busch Light
  • Boulevard Pale Ale
When you're looking for a great place to kick back and wash your day down with an ice cold beer, we have a great selection for you to choose from. We also have amazing pasta dishes, pizza, and appetizers to go along with your beer. We have large televisions scattered around the bar, and you'll find that we are the best place to watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks. In fact, if you want to catch the Playoffs Kickoff, you can come out and watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the Texans on Saturday at 3:35. We have some great deals on pizzas, drinks and appetziers through the weekend, and we'd love to see you!

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