Friday, August 26, 2016

Let Li'l Rizzo's Cater Your Next Event!

No matter how small or large your event is, it is much easier when you plan to have your event catered rather than cooking the food yourself. From delicious desserts to mouth-watering appetizers, we have your party covered with the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Your guests will be wanting more when you have your event catered by Li'l Rizzo's. Here's a sneak peek at what you can get catered at your next event:


Toasted Ravioli (50/100 pcs.) - $29.95/$49.95
Wings (48) - $44.95
Garlic Toast (20 pcs.) - $8.95
Spinach, Green Chili & Jalapeno Dip - $19.95
Meatballs 912) - $49.95


1/2 Pan (12 side salads) - $35.95
Full Pan (24 side salads) - $54.95


A 1/2 pan of pasta feeds 7 - 10 people, while a full pan of pasta feeds 8 - 20 people. 

Lasagna (9/18 servings) - $79.95/$139.95
Roasted Garlic Chicken - $49.95/$89.95
Spaghetti and Meatballs (5/10 meatballs) - $49.95/$89-.95
Spaghetti and Italian Sausage (5/10 sausages) - $49.95/$89.95
Baked Mostacioli - $39.95/$69.95
Spaghetti with Meatsauce - $39.9/$69.95
Sausage-N-Peppers - $44.95/$79.95
Mannicotti (10/20 pcs.) - $39.95/$69.95
Canneloni Con Bianco (10/20 pcs.) - $39.95/$69.95
Canneloni Con Salsa (10/20 pcs.) - $39.95/69.95
Cavatelli Con Broccoli - $44.95/$79.95
Fettucine Alfredo - $44.95/$79.95
Fettucine Con Pollo - $54.95/$99.95
Totellini Alredo - $49.95/$89.95

Meal Combinations $189.95

Serves 12 and includes 12 slipper rolls, house salad and side of Cavatilli Con Broccoli or Mostaccioli with Meatsauce

Chicken Spedini
Chicken Modiga 
Chicken Rizzo
Chicken Parmesan
Beef Soto


Slipper Rolls - $8.95 Dozen


Coca-Cola products are available in 20 oz. and 2 liter bottles

20 oz. - $1.99 each
2 liter - $2.99 each


Tiramisu (serves 20) - $89.99

Paper products and condiments are available on request.
Tax and gratuity are not included in prices.

What Can Li'l Rizzo's Cater?

From small parties to large events, it is important to remember catering when you are creating your budget. If you are wanting catering services at the Lake of the Ozarks, remember Li'l Rizzo's! We can cater a variety of different events including:

  • Company Meetings
  • Holiday & Birthday Parties
  • Luncheons Rehearsal Dinners Weddings
  • Pharmaceutical/Medical Rep Meetings
  • Corporate Picnics

Make party planning easier by having your event catered by the Lake of the Ozarks' favorite Italian restaurant. When you are planning your next event, don't worry about how much food you need to prepare, call our catering specialists at 573-348-3600 and let us do the hard work. Our delicious meals will make your guests coming back for more! 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Family Fun Month at Li'l Rizzo's

It's Family Fun Month! Celebrate at Lake of the Ozarks' favorite Italian restaurant. Food and family is a central part of Italian culture. In fact, family gatherings are often centered around food. Our family-friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place for your next gathering. Li'l Rizzo's offers kid-approved entrees, desserts, pizza and more! Check out a few favorites from our menu:

Kid's Menu

Our kid's menu is for kids 12 and under and includes Coca-Cola products, tea, milk or apple juice. 

Gummy Bear Pizza - 6-inch cheese pizza served with a side of gummy bears
Chicken Tender & Fries - one 3 ounce hand breaded, deep fried chicken tender served with a side of homemade French fries. 
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce - Spaghetti noodles and our homemade meat sauce. 
Fettuccini Alfredo - Wide flat noodles served with our homemade Alfredo sauce.
Cavatelli con Broccoli - Shell shaped noodles, mushrooms and broccoli in our homemade Alfredo sauce. 
A Side of Gummy Bears - Add a side of gummy bears to any kids meal at an additional cost.


Desserts are a great way to celebrate any occasion, so make sure you ask your server about our dessert special!

Chocolate Calzone - A flaky pastry shell full of rich dark chocolate, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup. 

Apple Calzone - A flaky pastry shell full of apples and cinnamon, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel. 

Family Favorites!


Our pizzas come in a personal size (10'), a shareable size for 2-3 people (14") and a family size for 3-4 people (16"). Pizzas are a great addition to any family gathering.

Macho Meat - Red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, bacon & Canadian Bacon with Provel and Mozzarella Cheese.

Veggie - Red sauce, mushroom, tomato, green bell peppers and onion topped with Provel and Mozzarella cheese.

Buffalo Chicken - Brushed olive oil, Provel cheese, roasted garlic chicken, bacon and red onion. Drizzled with our original wing sauce.

Let Us Cater Your Next Family Reunion!

Summer is the perfect season to spend time with family. If you have an upcoming family event or reunion, let Li'l Rizzo's cater it! We have several different menu options on our catering menu. Below are a few of our favorite:

Fettuccine con Pollo 
Cavatelli con Broccoli
Roasted Garlic Chicken

Celebrate Family Fun Month with Li'l Rizzo's

Whether you are just going out to dinner or celebrating a family reunion, Li'l Rizzo's is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat. Our diverse menu has something for everyone! From traditional Italian favorites to burgers and fries, you are sure to find something for even the pickiest of eaters. Join us at one of our two locations. Our Horseshoe Bend location offers great views of the lake, while our Osage Beach location is conveniently located next to the outlet mall. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

10 Interesting Facts About Wine

There’s nothing better than Italian wine and food. After a long week, nothing is better than coming to your favorite restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and enjoying a good Italian meal and a glass of your favorite wine. Li’l Rizzo’s has uncovered some interesting facts about this delicious drink:

1. According to the Guinness Book of World Records the largest bottle of wine is 13 feet and 8 inches tall and 3 feet and 11 inches in diameter. It was filled with 817.34 gallons of wine.

2. The “legs” on the wine doesn’t determine the quality of the wine, but rather the alcohol content. The more legs you see, the higher the alcohol content.

3. In Japan, there is a spa where you can swim in tea, coffee and wine. We like our wine, but we’re not sure about swimming in it. Would you?

4. Red wines are fermented with grapes that have their skin on, while white wines are fermented without the grape skins.

5. The largest wine cellar by bottles of wine is the cellars of the Milestii Mici wine-making plant in Moldova. It contains over 1.5 million bottles of wine and are stored in 34 miles of underground galleries. The first bottle was stored in 1968 and new vintages are added each year.

6. The oldest bottle of wine is believed to be nearly 1,700 years old. It is on display at a German museum.

7. The most expensive bottle of wine ever sold was a six liter Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 bottle. It sold for a half million dollars in 2000 at a Napa Valley charity auction. It was only available for a limited time in 1995. However, it may have been sold at a high price because it was a charity auction. So, technically the most expensive bottle of wine is...

8. The 1947 Cheval-Blanc is widely recognized as the most expensive bottle of sold wino in history at a whopping $304,375. In 2010, it was sold to a private collector at an auction in Geneva. That must’ve been one impressive bottle of wine!

9. The world’s oldest person, 122, attributed her old age to a diet of olive oil, wine and 2 pounds of chocolate a week. Wine, chocolate and olive oil? We’re in!

10. Did you know there is a wrong way to hold a glass of wine? You are supposed to hold the glass by the stem and not the bowl because the heat of the hand will raise the temperature of the wine. Don’t worry though, we won’t judge you here at Li’l Rizzo’s. 

Wine at Li’l Rizzo’s

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

Bridelwood, Pinot Noir, Ca
Banfi Col Di Sasso, Sangiovese / Cab, Ita
Ruffino, Chianti, Ita
Red Diamond, Merlot, Wa
14 Hands, Cabernet, Wa
Tiziano, Chianti, Ita
Clos Du Bois, Merlot, CA
Sebastiani, Cabernet, CA
Fleur De Lyeth, Meritage, CA

Enjoy Great Wine at Li’l Rizzo’s

The best way to end the week is with a meal and wine at your favorite Lake of the Ozarks’ Italian restaurant. Whether you like a dry, red wine or a sweet, white wine, we have it. Our Horseshoe Bend location features a beautiful view of the Lake and our Osage Beach location is conveniently located next to the Osage Beach Outlet Mall. Come in and unwind from the week with your favorite glass of wine.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

What Are You Ordering From Li'l Rizzo's?

As Lake of the Ozarks best Italian Restaurant, we know how to prepare a delicious Italian meal. However, we do so much more than just pasta. Our menu features diverse dishes, from hamburgers to lasagna to chicken parmesan. You will be sure to find something that everyone loves at Lil Rizzos. All of our entrees are made with fresh homemade ingredients that will make you wanting more! Are you in the mood for a sandwich with an Italian twist? Then you have come to the right place. Here is a sneak peek at what you can order from the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks:

Hot Italian Sub Italian roast beef, smoked turkey breast and pastrami, served hot on a ciabatta bun with our house dressing, melted Provel cheese and green onions. Served with chips.

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich hand breaded, deep fried chicken tender, topped with marinara sauce and baked mozzarella and Provel cheese. Served on a hoagie with chips.

Sausage & Peppers Sandwich Sauteed, Italian sausage, onion, red and green bell peppers smothered in marinara sauce, melted mozzarella and Provel cheese, served on a ciabatta bun with a side of lettuce, tomato and red onion. Served with chips.

Hamburger & Homemade Fries8-ounce ground chuck (fresh, never frozen) and homemade French fries. Served on a ciabatta bun. Add cheese for an extra cost.

Rizzo Burger 8-ounce ground chuck burger topped with sautéed onions, mushrooms, bacon and melted Provel cheese. Served on a ciabatta bun and served with homemade French fries.

Meatball Sandwich Homemade 6-ounce meatball smothered in meat sauce, melted mozzarella and Provel cheese. Served on a hoagie with chips.

Italian sausage Sandwich Link Italian sausage smothered in meat sauce melted mozzarella and Provel cheese served on a hoagie with chips.

The Best Place for Dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks

We are proud to serve Lake of the Ozarks with delicious food and a fun atmosphere! Make sure you stop by Monday through Friday from 3:00 6:00 p.m. for Happy Hour where we serve up the best drinks at a special price and have half price appetizers. We always love when you join us for dinner. However, there are two other great ways to enjoy a meal at the Lake of the Ozarksfavorite Italian restaurant. You can order online at or you can order on your smartphone with the Lil Rizzos mobile app! You can download the Lil Rizzos app for free from the Apple store or the Google Play store. We hope to see you soon!

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