Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Perfect Pasta at Li'l Rizzo's!

As the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how to serve up a delicious plate of perfect pasta! Our recipes have been refined over the last 30 years, and our menu has expanded from pasta to pizza, wings, appetizers, a world famous salad, and delicious sandwiches. From our spaghetti to our lasagna you'll find fresh homemade ingredients that will make your mouth water. Here is a peek at our pasta menu!


Homemade, layered with pasta, ricotta cheese meat sauce, Italian sausage and a two cheese blend. Topped with meat sauce and melted cheese.

Spaghetti And Meatball
Homemade 6 oz meatball and spaghetti smothered in our chunky meat sauce.

Fettuccine Alfredo
Our alfredo sauce is made to order, rich and thick.

Baked Mostaccioli
tubular noodles and meat sauce smothered in our cream sauce and topped with melted cheese.

Rolled noodle stuffed with ricotta cheese and served in a creamy red sauce

Cavatelli Con Broccoli
shell-shaped noodles with broccoli and mushrooms in our thick alfredo sauce

with meat sauce

Linguini Marinara
Linguini noodles and mushrooms in our homemade marinara sauce.

Fettuccine With Shrimp
homemade alfredo sauce and shrimp

Linguini Con Pesce

shrimp, crabmeat, clams and mushrooms served in thick cream or delicate wine sauce

Shrimp Scampi
roasted garlic, green onions, tomatoes and shrimp in a garlic herb sauce over angel hair pasta

Cajun Shrimp
succulent shrimp, onions, green and red bell peppers in a cajun butter cream sauce

Cannelloni Con Bianco
rolled noodles stuffed with beef and pork in a creamy mushroom sauce

Cannelloni Con Salsa
rolled noodles stuffed with beef and pork in a creamy meat sauce

Tortellini Alfredo
bacon, peas, and mushrooms in our thick cream sauce

sauteed red and green peppers, onions, spicy Italian sausage, in marinara sauce over linguini noodles

Roasted Garlic Chicken Capellini
marinated strips of chicken breast sautéed in olive oil with mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions, chopped garlic and angel hair pasta

Fettuccine Con Pollo
chicken and broccoli in our thick alfredo sauce

Creamy Chicken Mostaccioli
Buttery cream sauce with bacon, mushrooms and tender strips of chicken

Best pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks

We're proud to serve the Lake of the Ozarks with delicious food and a fun atmosphere. We have two amazing locations, all featuring our delicious food and drinks, as well as happy hour Monday - Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Whether you need a family-friendly place to sit down and enjoy a good meal, or you need a place to relax and watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks we can provide it all at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mad for March MADNESS!

With March Madness just around the corner, it's time to arm yourself with fun facts to discuss around the bar. Official rounds start on March 17th, and Li'l Rizzo's will be ready for you because we're the best place to watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are some fun facts you can use during the commercial breaks!

March Madness Fun Facts

A historical tradition states that the tournament champions are supposed to cut down the nets to take home.

The oldest coach to win a title was Jim Calhoun in 2011 at the age of 68. While the youngest was Emmett McCracken who led Indiana to the championship in 1940 at 31 years old.

The odds of filling out a perfect bracket are one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (that's a QUINTILLION!)

Glen Rice holds the record for most points in a single tournament. He got 184 points during Michigan's 1989 run. Duke's Christian Laettner holds the record with 407 points in 23 games.

There are three people who have won an NCAA championship as a player and as a coach. Joe B. Hall of Kentucky, Bob Knight with Ohio State and Indiana, and Dean Smith with Kansas and North Carolina.

Kansas City, Missouri has hosted the most Final Fours since 1953. With 10 in total, it would take Indianapolis till 2035 to overtake them.

The Connecticut Huskies are the only school to win his-and-her national championships in the same year. The women's team won their one day after the men in 2004 and again in 2014.

Only once have all four No. 1 seeds advanced to the Final Four when Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA, and Memphis competed in 2008.

Watch the Game at the Lake of the Ozarks

There are many reasons why you should watch the game at Li'l Rizzo's. We have the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks, and the best appetizers to boot! If you want to enjoy delicious food while you watch the big game, you can enjoy both here with us.

We also have excellent views of the television so you'll never miss a basket. At our Osage Beach location, you'll notice two LARGE TVs above the bar, they're hard to miss, and you may even feel like you're right there. Our Horseshoe Bend location features televisions scattered around the room, so you can still enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the restaurant but enjoy a good view of the game.

Best Italian Food at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you want the best of both worlds, you come out to Li'l Rizzo's. All of the Madness starts on March 15th, so grab your favorite jersey and come out to support your favorite teams! Get a glass of ice cold beer, chow down on our delicious pizza, wings or other game food, and cheer on your players. It's always a good time at Li'l Rizzo's!

Friday, March 11, 2016

3 GREAT Advantages to Ordering Takeout

At Li'l Rizzo's, we have two of the best Italian restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks. While we love for you to come in and sit down for a delicious meal, we know that sometimes you just want to get carry out and go home to enjoy your favorite food. Here are three reasons we think takeout is an awesome choice!

It Makes Life Easier

Takeout can make your life easier in so many different ways. It's perfect for business meetings, busy nights when you don't want to cook, those times when guests come over and you don't know what to fix, or just those days when you want to sit on the couch in your pj's and eat a dish of your favorite pasta. We know these times come up, so that's why we've provided a delicious takeout option for you and your family. All your favorite pasta, pizza, appetizers and more could be yours in the comfort of your own home!

You Don't Have to Get the Dishes Dirty

After a long week at work, sometimes you just want to go home, but then you'll have to cook, and wash the dishes. We've made the decision very easy for you in this case. Come pick up delicious takeout at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we'll make it even easier by providing disposable eating containers and eating utensils! Not only can you eat your favorite food, but you don't even have to clean up, we think that's a pretty good deal.

You Can Enjoy Your Favorite Food ANYWHERE

It's true, you can enjoy Li'l Rizzo's takeout from any place you can dream of. From the comfort of your own home to your favorite park or recreational spot. You can enjoy it at work when you're in a hurry, but want a delicious lunch. You can take it to potlucks when you don't want to make something, you can order it for your employees, it really will go anywhere you need a delicious meal!

Need More Than Takeout?

We offering amazing catering at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our catering menu is a little different than our regular menu, but you'll still find many of your favorite pasta dishes and even some new ones! You can view our catering menu on our website to look at the menu and see the price range, and how many people you can serve.

Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway!

While you can enjoy Li'l Rizzo's food anywhere, you can also enjoy it while sitting down in our restaurant! We have two convenient locations for you to enjoy. Our Osage Beach location features a much larger dining area and is great when you want to get together with friends and watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks while our Horseshoe Bend location features a beautiful view of the Lake of the Ozarks, and small homey feel. Give us a call today at 573-302-1500 (Osage Beach) or 573-365-3003 (Horseshoe Bend) to place your takeout order today!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

We're HAPPY About Appetizers!

Appetizers are a wonderful way to start a meal, in fact, appetizer refers specifically to "building the appetite." At Li'l Rizzo's we serve nine of the best appetizers at the Lake of the Ozarks that help to build your appetite as you wait for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks to be served to you. Here are a few fun facts about appetizers, and an introduction to the appetizers you love here at Li'l Rizzo's!

Appetizer Fun Facts

  • In China, appetizers are called lěng pán ("cold plate"), or qián cài ("before dish") in Mandarin.
  • Sometimes, appetizers are served with no meal afterward and this is the case with many receptions and cocktail party events.
  • Appetizers may be served at the table, as a part of the sit-down meal, or they may be served before sitting at the table.
  • What is the difference between an appetizer and an hors d'oeuvres? Hors d'oeuvres translates to "outside the meal" and is generally a one-bit item that is stationary or passed and served.

Your Favorite Appetizers at Li'l Rizzo's

Spinach, Green Chili And Jalapeno Dip
This delicious, creamy spinach dip is served with chopped green chilies and jalapenos. It makes a delicious start fo your meal, especially if you like a little spice in your life.

Garlic Cheese Bread
This appetizer needs no introduction. It doesn't bet much better than garlic and cheese melted on to a delicious piece of bread!

Loaded Potato Skins
Imagine potato cups filled with bacon, scallions and melted Provel cheese, Is your mouth watering yet? Our is!

Toasted Ravioli
Our golden meat-filled ravioli is sprinkled with parmesan and then served with a side of meat sauce. This dish is a perfect combo for any meal on our menu, and would be the perfect way to start off!

Chicken Tenders
Strips of boneless chicken breast are served with our special dipping sauce. Chicken tenders aren't just for kids, especially with our special dipping sauce.

Cheese Sticks
These delicious mozzarella sticks are deep-fried to a golden brown and served with a side of marinara sauce.

It doesn't get more Italian than a 6 oz. homemade meatball served with meat sauce and parmesan cheese!

Portobello Mushroom
Delectable mushrooms are sautéed in butter, garlic and then topped with Rizzo's marinade. If you're looking for the perfect appetizer to start your meal, you've found it!

Bruschetta Bread
Toasted bread topped with tomato, basil, garlic and parmesan cheese. This appetizer is a fan favorite, and we're sure you'll see why once you've tried it!

Make Those Appetizers Happy By Eating During The Best HAPPY HOUR at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Every Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM you can come out to either Li'l Rizzo's location and enjoy our mouth watering appetizers for only half price! That's right, all of this delicious goodness is half off every weekday from 4 PM to 6 PM. PLUS, there are drink specials to pair with those amazing appetizers. Come out to Li'l Rizzo's tonight to enjoy our happy hour, and if you can't make it, we've thrown in a bonus happy hour for your every Sunday. ALL DAY SUNDAY is happy hour, and you can enjoy the same amazing deals. See ya soon!

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