Thursday, October 27, 2016

Give The Gift Of Li'l Rizzo's

Christmas may be the last thing on your mind right now with Halloween being right around the corner, but the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is starting a gift card promo soon that is perfect for gift giving! Beginning November 1, when you buy a Li'l Rizzo's gift card you'll receive a bonus card for free. The bonus card will have a value of 20% of the purchased card and will be valid through January 1 - October 31, 2017. Check out these five people who would love a gift card from Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurant.

College Students

Gift cards are the perfect gift for college students, especially gift cards that give them the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks! Besides money, gift cards are probably the number one thing that college students love to receive as gifts because nothing beats free food! When they don't get to enjoy home-cooked meals every night of the week, remind them of home with a Li'l Rizzo's gift card.


Wedding planning can be a stressful time, so treat these newlyweds to a romantic night out. In addition, sometimes their budget can be a bit tight after paying for a wedding and the first thing to go is dinning out. Not only will they get a nice night out, they can also sit back and relax while we take care of dinner!


If you have a friend or relative that LOVES a good meal and a great dinning experience, treat them to some of the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Li'l Rizzo's, they will not only get some of the best Italian food, they will also get a great dinning experience.


Sometimes, parents can be some of the hardest people to buy for, as they have given you so much. Treat them to a nice night out - they deserve it! Give mom a break from cooking and cleaning and let us take care of it when you give them the gift of Li'l Rizzo's.


An apple is a traditional gift to give your child's teacher, however, they would appreciate a gift card to Li'l Rizzo's much better! Teacher work hard, so let's show them a little appreciation with a meal at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Buy One, Get One!

Beginning November 1, when you buy a Li'l Rizzo's gift card, you'll receive a bonus card valued at 20% of the purchased card. The bonus card will be valid from January 1 to  October 31, 2017. So when you treat someone to a meal at Lake of the Ozarks' favorite Italian restaurant, you can come too! If you purchase a $100 gift card, you'll receive a $20 gift card for FREE! Whether it is a stocking stuffer for a family member or a gift for a friend, they will love the gift of Li'l Rizzo's!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes For Adults

Halloween is just around the corner! At the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have a spooky Halloween offer. On October 31, enjoy $20 off on all carryout orders of $40 or more. Whether you are staying home and passing out candy, hosting a Halloween party or you are needing a delicious bite to eat before going out, Li'l Rizzo's is the perfect option for your Halloween dinner. If you are wanting to be a little crafty this year, Lake of the Ozarks' favorite Italian restaurant has put together five easy DIY costumes.

1. Ghost

This traditional Halloween costume is a favorite DIY option. The ghost costume couldn't be more easy to make either. Get a plain white sheet and cut out eye holes. Just make sure they're lined up right!

2. Witch

A witches outfit can be a simple or creative as you want. If you have a black dress, just pair it with a pointy black hat and a broom. A black hat can be made out of foam board and hot glue. Cut out a circle for the brim of the hat. Roll up form board to make the point of the hat and cut away the excess foam. attach the brim and the top portion together. Decorate it with some ribbon or tulle. The broom can be created with a long stick or dowel rod, bundle of twigs and twine. Gather the twigs around the stick and tie together with the twine and secure it with hot glue.

3. Tourist

A tourist can be a really fun costume that will make you want to go on a vacation to the tropics! Men, put on a Hawaiian shirt and some cargo shorts, pair with a fanny pack, camera around the neck and a baseball hat. Women, get out those Bermuda shorts and button down shirt, pair with a fanny pack, camera and possibly a Margarita. You'll have a blast taking funny photos all night long!

4. Ladybug

If you have a red dress, you are half way to a great costume! Add black dots to your dress and pair with a headband that has pipe cleaners on it for the antenna.

5. Mummy

No you don't need a whole bunch of toilet paper for a great mummy outfit. Instead get a bunch of white fabric either from a t-shirt pack or old white sheets. cut long strips of fabric that are about two to three inches wide. It's OK if they're not all the same size, mummies aren't perfect! put on a white outfit and wrap the fabric around your body, legs, arms and face (of course leaving your mouth and eyes exposed.) tie the ends together and you've got yourself a mummy!

Get Ready For Halloween!

It's almost Halloween and Lake of the Ozarks' favorite Italian restaurant cannot be more excited! We are offering a spooky deal just for Halloween. On October 31, enjoy $20 off all carryout orders of $40 or more. If you want to order online use promo code "Boo". We look forward to seeing you this Halloween!

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Top Five Halloween Costumes For Kids You Can Make!

Halloween is just a couple weeks away! From trick or treating to scary movies, there are tons of ways to spend this spooky day. No matter how you choose, make sure you swing on by the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. On October 31, we are offering 50% off all carryout orders up to $20! If you have kids, you are probably spending the night trick or treating, so check out these popular Halloween kids' costumes for 2016 that you can make yourself!

1. Superhero

With the rise of superhero movies hitting the big screen these last few years, superhero costumes are becoming more and more popular. It's easy to become a crime fighter, or at least it is for Halloween! With a little felt and fabric, some ribbon, scissors and ten minutes, your kid can be on the street collecting candy the heroic way in no time. With the felt, cut out a mask shape with eye holes and a hole on each side. Tie the ribbon around and viola! you have a superhero mask. For the cape, you can refashion and old t-shirt into a cape. Cut off the sleeves and cut up the sides. Lay your shirt flat, mark a line with chalk or pencil up from the bottom of the shirt to around the neck and down. Cut along this line and cut a slit in the neck. If you want, iron on a decal of their favorite superhero logo. We may be biased, but our favorite is Pizza Boy!

2. Princess

Princesses are an easy go-to for little girls. From traditional princesses with crowns and ballgowns to fairy princesses with wands and wings. With lots of tulle and elastic, your little girl can be transformed in the princess she is! Measure the elastic and cut to the appropriate length. Measure and cut tulle - longer for dress and shorter for skirt. Tie the tulle around the elastic. For fairy princess, make the tulle a dress and tie some ribbon around the waist and pair with a wand and wings. For traditional princesses, make the tulle a skirt and pair with a crown!

3. Animals

Lions, tigers and bears - oh my! It's a jungle out there, so why not join them. There are so many different animal costumes. Some are easy to make and some are easy to purchase! If you want to go the DIY route, you're in luck. Gather the appropriate colored clothing - i.e. black cat could be black pant and shirt. For whiskers, use makeup or face paint. With some cardboard, cut out the shape of the animals ears and attach to a headband with glue. 

4. Witch

If you are looking for an easy DIY witch costume, you've come to the right place. Make tulle tutu the same as the princess, but this time use black or orange tulle - or both. To make the hat, take a foam sheet and form to a cone. Cut off the excess foam. Use hot or tacky glue to attach the hat together. Use a second piece of foam and cut a round circle for the brim of the hat. Set the cone on the round piece of foam for the size of the center and cut out. Attach the two pieces with hot or tacky glue. After getting the outfit together, now you need a broom. Find a stick that is three feet long, or purchase a dowel rod. Collect 15 - 20 twigs. Bunch twigs around base of stick and wrap tightly around the bunch and secure them to the base of the stick with twine. Add a few dabs of hot or tacky glue to the loose sticks. 

5. Pizza Chef Costume

It's safe to say that kids love pizza, so why not let them be a pizza chef! With some felt and a hot glue gun, you can easily make a chef's hat! For the trim, cut out a two inch wide strip. Measure the size of their head, cut off extra and glue the ends together. Cut out a circle for the top of the hat. If you want, you can take a needle and thread and bunch the bottom of the circle together. After gathering the bottom together, glue the top of the hat to the bottom. Pair the chefs hat with an old apron and a pizza box from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks (of course) and you've got yourself a master pizza artisan!

Spend This Halloween With Li'l Rizzo's!

After a night of trick or treating, swing on by the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! On October 31, you can receive 50% off all carryout orders up to $20! Trick or treating, pizza and candy - what could be better? This discount is good at both of our Lake of the Ozarks locations, but it's only valid on  Halloween. We look forward to servicing you this Halloween and  seeing all the fun costumes!

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Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy National Pizza Month From Li'l Rizzo's!!

It's National Pizza Month, and Lake of the Ozarks' favorite pizza place couldn't be more excited. We love pizza (and we reckon you do too!) At Li'l Rizzo's, our pizza is made with handmade dough and fresh ingredients. From the finest meats and cheese to the freshest vegetables, you will be able to tell the difference. Check out these delicious options you can get at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and some fun facts to celebrate National Pizza Month.

Fun Facts About Pizza!

- Since 1987, October has been the national month for pizza.

- In the United States, pizza is a $30 billion dollar industry.

- 93 percent of American eat pizza at least once a month. If you need to get your pizza fix, come to the best pizza place at the Lake of the Ozarks!

- Although October is designated as the National Pizza Month, pizza is consumed most during the week of the Super Bowl.

- The largest pizza ever created according to the Guinness Book of World Records had a total surface area of 13,580.28 ft2 and was made in Rome, Italy on December 13, 2012. It was even gluten free! 

Specialty Pizza at Li'l Rizzo's

We have a whole bunch of different specialty pizzas, so there is something for everyone! Check out just some of the specialty pizzas from our Osage Beach location you can order to celebrate National Pizza Month:

BBQ Chicken - Tangy BBQ  sauce, mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic chicken, red onion and bacon.

Mediterranean - Pesto sauce, feta and mozzarella cheese, tomato, artichoke hearts and red onion. 

The Sicilian - Red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs and chopped garlic. 

Southwest BBQ - Brushed olive oil, roasted garlic chicken, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno and mozzarella cheese. Drizzled with our homemade tangy BBQ sauce and bleu cheese dressing. 

St. Louis S.O.B. - Red sauce, Provel cheese, Italian sausage, onion and bacon. 

Seafood Pizza - Alfredo sauce, Provel and mozzarella cheese, topped with shrimp, clams, real crabmeat, mushrooms and bacon. 

Alfredo Pizza - Alfredo sauce, fresh chopped garlic, Provel cheese, roasted garlic chicken and artichoke hearts sprinkled with grated parmesan. 

The Meatball - Red sauce, topped with our homemade crumbled meatballs, fresh basil topped with mozzarella cheese then sprinkled with grated parmesan. 

Spinach Margherita - Brushed olive oil with a touch of red sauce, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and chopped garlic. Layered with fresh spinach, Roma tomatoes, wet mozzarella and dollops of ricotta.

Pesto Margherita - Brushed pesto, wet mozzarella, dollops of ricotta, Roma tomatoes and fresh basil sprinkled with grated parmesan.

The Best Pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks

It's National Pizza Month, so celebrate with some of the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have all types of specialty pizza from seafood and macho meat to vegetarian and alfredo. If you want to create your own pizza, you can do that as well! We have an assortment of different toppings to suit any cravings. For those looking for something other than pizza, we also offer a wide arrange of different Italian dishes as well as some American options like hamburgers. We look forward to celebrating National Pizza Month - or any day - with you!

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