Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Two Amazing New Ways You Can Order From Li'l Rizzo's!

If you thought getting a hold of your favorite Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks was easy, it's even easier than before! We are proud to roll out the red carpet on not one, but TWO exciting and easy ways you can order food for the whole family - and with just the click of a button. So, without further ado, we are now introducing our online and mobile ordering options!

Online Ordering

This option is currently only available for the Horseshoe Bend location, but it is coming soon to our Outlet Mall location. We realize that you can get pizza and pasta from many other locations, but our mission is to become your FAVORITE Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. We do that with our gourmet pizza, pasta and world famous house salad. We also doing this by making it easier than ever to place your order. You can still call us to order, but now you can get all of your favorites right at your fingertips.

Online Ordering Details

You can find the online order option here on our website. From there you will select the Horseshoe Bend Location to place your order. Create your account or login if you already have one. You will notice the menu on the left-hand side of the screen, and this is where the magic happens. Choose from your favorite pasta, pizza, entrees, kids menu, wings and more, and customize them just the way you like.

Group Order

Now you can place orders easily with your friends, family, and coworkers. With Group Ordering, you can create one order as the Host, and then share a link to that order with guests. Your guests can then add his or her meal to the same order. Everyone will be able to see and share their meals with each other in real-time. As the Host, you can also set a limit for how much your guests can spend. Once everyone has ordered, it is the Host's responsibility to check out the order and make the final payment. The order will then be sent to the restaurant as one batched ticket. Try it now!

Mobile App Ordering

That's right, there's an app for that! All Apple and Android users can now go to their app stores and download the Li'l Rizzo's application for FREE! Download the app, and see how easy it is to order your favorite Lake of the Ozarks food straight from your mobile device. It's now easier than ever to get our delicious meals to your table, and it's just a click away. Download the app and tell us what you think!

Download the Apple version here:
Download the Android version here:

Best Italian Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks

The best Italian restaurant just got better, and even more convenient. Now you can place your order from the convenience of your phone or computer and then swing into our Horseshoe Bend location to pick it up at least 20 minutes later. Try it today and see how easy it is to get your favorite appetizers at the Lake, as well as pizzas, soups, our world famous salad, pasta and more!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Everything YOU Need to Know About Li'l Rizzo's!

The truth is, you can get pizza and pasta lots of places these days. We know that that’s why our mission is to become your favorite restaurant! So how do we do that? With Gourmet Pizza, Pasta, World Famous House Salad, and legendary service! The atmosphere is unpretentious, fun and “Lake Casual” so please, don’t violate our dress code. By the way, Gourmet refers to our fresh ingredients, secret hand-crafted recipes and the love we put into every dish, not the price…

Our Food 

Our pizza is thin crust with dough made from scratch. (Hand-tossed available at the Osage Beach location) Only the finest meats, cheeses, and freshest vegetables adorn the top. Since most of the pasta recipes originate from “The Hill” area of St. Louis you can expect to find many regional favorites like Toasted Ravioli, Baked Mostaccioli, Cannelloni con Bianco and Lasagna as well as house specialty pasta. But, if there is one stand-out item on the menu it has to be the House Salad. Cold, crisp and fresh, a blend of Iceberg and Romaine lettuce, diced red peppers, green onions and Provel cheese tossed in a red wine vinegar based creamy Italian dressing and sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

The Location

Enjoy outside dining with a beautiful view of the lake at the Lake Ozark location, only 2 miles west of Bagnell Dam Blvd., on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, or enjoy the Big Game at the Osage Beach location across the street from Dierberg’s at the west entrance to the Outlet Mall. Our two locations mean we can better serve you and your family at the Lake. Both locations are exceptional, but we're sure after a few visits you'll have your favorite. So whether you need to absorb the gorgeous view from our Horseshoe Bend location, or catch up with your pals at the best place to watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks, you'll find something for everyone in our restaurant.

The Drinks

Our drinks are served ice cold and ready for enjoyment every day. No matter what your preference is, with the vast choices on our menu, there is something to pair with your meal ever time. From fragrant wines, bubble beers, and hand-crafted cocktails, we have the whole package. When you're looking for the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, go no further than Li'l Rizzo's.

The Best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks

Every Monday through Friday from 4-6 PM you can come enjoy amazing drinks specials, half price appetizers, and of course, the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks! Not to mention, that every Tuesday our award winning wings are only $0.45 each and on Thursday's you can get a five-topping pizza special for just eight dollars! There are so many things to love about Li'l Rizzo's, so we invite you to come out and dine with us any night of the week to see for yourself.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Some of the World's Most Bizarre Pizza Toppings

Pizza has been around for hundreds of years, if not longer, and through that period of time has changed many different style and tastes. While it started out as a flat bread topped with oil and herbs, it has now originated into a international phenomonon that many love, and even eat on a weekly basis. At Li'l Rizzo's, we offer many specialty pizzas, with toppings that are desigend to go together, but we also offer a customizable option. You can select from the items on our list to create a pizza that is perfect for you. Today we're going to learn about pizza toppings that are popular in many different countries around the world!


They take breakfast very seriously in England, and when you go over there, you might just find a breakfast pizza! Topped with tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms, sausage, bacon, baked beans, cheese, and don't forget an egg sunny-side-up! Such fun way to start the day!


While a pizza at a specific restaurant may look normal at first, you'd never guess the type of meat they serve on top! While it may look like slabs of steak on this pizza pie, it's actually horse meat. Not sure if that's going to be tasty or not, but I think we'll stick to our sausage and pepperoni.

Costa Rica

Are you looking for a tropical theme for you pizza? In Cosa Rica coconut is consistently the most preferred topping on their pizza, followed by shrimp. Chicken and coconut would probably make a very delicious pairing, what do you think?


If you don't have a weak nose or stomach, you could try Russia's pizza toppings. It's called Mockba and is complete with sardines, tuna, mackeral, onion, salmon, and red herring. You probably wouldn't be able to get by without brushing your teeth after this meal!


Need a little spice in your life? Try a tandoori chicken or mutton pizza with pickled ginger and paneer (like cottage cheese). Make a pizza crust out of naan, put on your favorite Bollywood movie, and enjoy.


While we've never tried putting peas on our pizza, in Brazil it's quite a favorite. If you add carrots, quail eggs, beets and raisins to that thin crust - you'll have a meal fit for a king!


Pizza Africana is a popular topping combination in Sweden, and while we would never have thought of it, it could be pretty tasty. Imagine peanuts, bananas, chicken, pineapple and loads of curry powder. This is also known as banana curry pizza.

United States

Well, this may not be a thing in the United States, but it sure is here - gummy bears! On our kid's menu, you'll find a Gummy Bear Pizza. This six-inch cheese pizza comes with a side of gummy bears. Put those gummy bears on top of the pizza and watch them melt across! This could be one of the coolest toppings yet.

Best Pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Li'l Rizzo's, we have a large menu full of amazing foods, from our delectable pizza's, to our divine pasta dishes. Our family-friendly Lake of the Ozarks restaurant is a wonderful place to come spend the evening around the dinner table, enjoying eachothers company. We are also a great place to watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks with many TVs scattered around our restaurant. No matter what type of pizza you're craving (as long as it's not horse...) we cant' wait to make it for you!

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Friday, April 8, 2016

🍷🍸 Stellar Drinks at Li'l Rizzo's 🍸🍷

After a long week, sometimes you just need a great place to come sit down and enjoy an ice cold drink. Whether your taste buds desire a dark beer with rich flavor, a sophisticated glass of wine, or a fruity drink that you can sip on while catching up with friends, Li'l Rizzo's has a wonderful selection of drinks that will wet your whistle and make your glad that it's the weekend! Here are just a few of the delicious drinks you can expect to find at the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Draught Beers

  • Bud Light
  • Miller Lite
  • Sam Adams
  • Leinenkugel Seasonal
  • 4 Hands Brewery Seasonal
  • Mother's L'il Helper IPA
  • Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
  • Blue Moon Belgian Wheat

Bottle Beer

  • Bud
  • Bud Light
  • Bud Select
  • Busch
  • Coors Light
  • Corona
  • Michelob Ultra
  • Miller Light
  • O'douls
  • Busch Light
  • Bud Light Lime
  • Boulevard Pale Ale

House Wine

  • 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

White Wine

  • Beringer White Zinfandel, Ca
  • Blufeld Riesling, Ger
  • Moscato Barefoot
  • Kendell Jackson, Chardonnay
  • Simi, Chardonnay
  • Tiziano, Pinot Grigio
  • Schmitt Sohne, Riesling, Ger

Red Wine

  • Beringer White Zinfandel, Ca
  • Blufeld Riesling, Ger
  • Moscato Barefoot
  • Kendell Jackson, Chardonnay
  • Simi, Chardonnay
  • Tiziano, Pinot Grigio
  • Schmitt Sohne, Riesling, Ger

Mixed Drinks

These are just a few of our delicious cocktails and mixed drinks, you'll have to come in and visit the best bar at the Lake of the Ozarks to learn about the rest!

  • Adult Cherry Limeade - Cherry vodka, triple sec, lime juice, grenadine, sprite.
  • Banana Split Daiquiri - Amaretto, rum, banana liqueur, cream, pineapple juice, grenadine, nutmeg.
  • Blue Hawaiian Mojito - Bacardi, simple syrup, blue curacao, mint, lime, sparkling water.
  • Blue Sky - Vodka, peach schnapps, blue curacao, sprite.
  • Bomb Pop - Bacardi dragon berry, blue curacao, lemonade.
  • Caramel Appletini - Absolut citron, sprite, sour apple pucker, caramel, sweet & sour.
  • Chocolate Gran Martini - Whipped vodka, dark creme de cacao, Bailey's, gran marnier, chocolate swirls.
  • Chocolate Martini - Absolut Vanilla, Dark Creme de Cocoa, Bailey's Irish Cream.
  • Dragon Berry Burst - Bacardi dragon berry, sprite, grenadine, sweet & sour.
  • Dragonberry Mojito - Dragonberry rum, simple syrup, mint leaves, limes, sparkling water.
  • Electric Lizard - Malibu, melon liqueur, sprite, sweet & sour, lime juice.
  • Fish Bowl - Raspberry Vodka, sweet & sour, malibu, pineapple juice, blue curacao, sprite.
  • Pineapple Upside Down Martini - Pineapple juice, vanilla vodka, grenadine, amaretto.
  • Rasberry Rizzo - White Creme De Cocoa, Chambord, raspberry puree, ice cream.
  • Red Sangria - Red wine, lime juice, brandy, grenadine, triple sec, simple syrup, orange juice, sprite, lemon juice.
  • Strawberry Martini - Strawberry Vodka, lemon juice, strawberry puree, Moscato.
  • Summer Splash - Vodka, grenadine, amaretto, orange juice, southern comfort, pineapple juice, lime juice.
  • Sunset Mango Margarita - Tequila, triple sec, mango, sweet & sour, grenadine.
  • Tropical Rum - Malibu, pineapple juice, creme de banana, Myer's Rum, orange juice.

Best Bar at the Lake of the Ozarks

Li'l Rizzo's is proud to serve up ice cold drinks at either of our two locations. We are well known for having the best happy hour at the Lake of the Ozarks, so if you want to come in Monday through Friday from 3-6, we would love to introduce you to some of our fantastic beverages. Aside from that, during happy hour, we also provide half-price appetizers at the Lake of the Ozarks. Come see what everyone loves about our great restaurant for yourself!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Best Catering at the Lake of the Ozarks!

When you are hosting the best event at the Lake, you also want to make sure that you are providing the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks! At Li'l Rizzo's we take pride in the food we provide in our restaurant, and also, in our Do It Yourself catering at the Lake of the Ozarks! If you thought our food was good in our restaurant, you've got to try it when it's catered. Here are a few of the delectable items on our menu.


Toasted Ravioli
Garlic Toast
Sampler Platter with Wings, Cheese Sticks, Toasted Ravioli, and Spinach Dip.


1/2 Pan
Full Pan


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


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

Meat & Cheese Tray

With roast beef, turkey, pastrami, American or cheddar cheese


Slipper Rolls
Kaiser Rolls


Chocolate Cake

What to Expect

Our catering comes in a self-serve style. You can set it up however you like, and the food will be ready to go! All of the paper products and condiments are included in the price, which will save you the time required to pick those up.

Best Catering at the Lake of the Ozarks

Li'l Rizzo's is a great choice, whether you want a delicious sit-down restaurant, carry out, or catering. We have been located at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1985, and our family owned restaurant was started by Carol Borders, and is now managed by her son Bill Borders. There are two locations where you can come to enjoy a delicious meal. Our Osage Beach location features a spacious dining area, lots of televisions when you want to sit down and watch the game, and a HUGE bar. Our Horseshoe bend location is more quaint and cozy with a quiet atmosphere and a beautiful deck where you can enjoy the Lake view. Are you ready to get your catering menu prepared? Call our catering specialist at 573-348-3600 today!

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