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3 Reasons We've Been Nominated for the Best of the Lake

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Li'l Rizzo's is honored to make it into the final round of Best of the Lake in THREE categories! We're definitely feeling the love from our favorite customers, and we're excited to see where the final results will go. Today we'd like to expand on the three categories that we've been nominated in, and show you what really makes us stand out from the crowd.

Best Italian We have been located at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1987. Since then we have been providing the best Italian at the Lake of the Ozarks at two locations. Our menu is filled with amazing pasta dishes, savory pizza, and great game food. Don't forget about our "world famous" house salad either! Fresh lettuce tossed with diced red peppers, green onions, provel and parmesan cheese in our delectable house dressing.

Aside from having the best Italian at the Lake of the Ozarks, we serve some amazing bar food. Our Rizzo's Italian wings are won first place for the tastiest wings in 2011! We…

Celebrate Drink Wine Day the RIGHT Way!

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Today is National Drink Wine Day, and we think the best way to enjoy this fabulous day is by sitting down to your favorite Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks! Whether you enjoy a dry red wine, a sweet, or a white wine that bursts with flavor, we have just what you need today. As well as amazing food to pair with it!


Ruffino, Chianti, Ita & Lasagna Our lasagna is homemade and layered with pasta, ricotta cheese, meat sauce, Italian sausage and a two cheese blend. It's finally topped with more of our delicious meat sauce and melted cheese. Our Ruffino is a Chianti blend and pairs wonderful with our lasagna because the rich flavors in this dish pair wonderfully with the assertive flavors of the wine. The fruity red wine also complements the garlic and other flavors in the red sauce. You can't go wrong when you enjoy this combination in our Lake of the Ozarks Italian Restaurant.
Red Diamond, Merlot, Wa & Our Supreme Pizza Imagine sausage, onion, bacon, pepperoni, mushro…

Happy Valentine's Day From Li'l Rizzo's

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The day of love is celebrated in many parts of the world, and is very significant to the Italian culture. When celebrating Valentine's day in Italy, there are many fun, meaning traditions that people enjoy, and much like in the Untied States, it is all about love and romance. Here are a few fun Italian Valentine's Day traditions that you could incorporate into your celebrations!

Valentine's Day History Some say that Valentine's Day originated in the Roman Empire as a holiday to celebrate the Queen of Roman gods and goddesses. The Romans also considered the queen named Juno to be the goddess Queen of Women and Marriage.

Another idea is that St. Valentine, who was a priest, defied the Roman emperor's orders. He banned marriage between lovers during wartime, and Valentine secretly continued marrying them. Once it was discovered, Valentine was put to death on February 14th, and late named a saint by Pope Gelasius.

Locks of Love This is a newer tradition that was started…

The Appetizers You NEED for the BIG GAME this Weekend!

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With the biggest football game of the season happening this weekend, it's important to make sure you celebrate it in style. It's all about friends, football, and food, and Li'l Rizzo's is here to help you out. Whether you like gourmet appetizers or savory snacks, we've got just fixings you need to make your party amazing. Check out these mouth water appetizers that you can order for carry-out!



Spinach, Green Chili And Jalapeno Dip Our delicious, creamy spinach dip is made even better when we top it with chopped green chilies and jalapenos. This savory appetizer is perfect when you gather with your buddies to watch the game.

Garlic Cheese Bread Our cheesy garlic bread is a fan favorite and would make delicious appetizers at your football party!

Toasted Ravioli These golden, meat-filled ravioli are sprinkled with parmesan and served with a side of meat sauce. They're so good that you won't be able to stop at just one.


Chicken Tenders Tender strips of boneless …