Friday, March 31, 2017

Benefits Of Eating Out As A Family!

For many families, going out to eat is a regular occurrence. For others, it's a special treat that happens once in a while. No matter which category you fall into, there are many great benefits to dining out as a family. It's important to sit at a table as a family for a delicious meal for a variety of reasons, especially in today's chaotic and fast-paced society. Here are just a few of the reasons your family should visit Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurant for a meal together.

Try Something New

It's good for kids to have new experiences! While your child may not order anything new for themselves, they may have a bite - or two - of your dish. Opportunities like this can help them learn to keep and open mind and try something new without having to risk anything big. If you have older kids, everyone can order something different and everyone can share, which allows everyone to try something they wouldn't have ordered otherwise.

Distraction Free Family Time

With everyone having a busy schedule, it can be tough sometimes to find time to spend together at home. Even dinner can sometimes get lost in the shuffle and be a rush. By eating out at a restaurant, you get the chance to slow down and take a breather. Eating out together can become another family tradition, whether it's a birthday dinner at a favorite restaurant or enjoying Li'l Rizzo's wing special every Tuesday!

Small Treat or Big Celebrations

Going out to eat can be a treat for a special event, such as a birthday, graduation or holiday. However, it can also be a reward for getting good grades or acknowledging their efforts. Your kids will love to dig into our Gummy Bear Pizza (6" cheese pizza served with a side of gummy bears) as a special treat for doing good!

Builds Social Skills & Manners

For little kids, eating out is a great way to practice their social skills and their good manners. Restaurants provide a ton of opportunities from interacting with the wait staff to patiently waiting for the food to come out. In addition, the meals at restaurants usually last a little bit longer than the ones you enjoy at home, so conversations may be longer too, which gives them a chance to work on their conversation skills as well.

No Dishes To Clean!

One of the best parts about dining out is not having to prepare, cook, serve dinner or clean up afterward. Dining out provides those who do it all, cooking, cleaning and taking care of the kids a night off! Let us do the hard work and you can enjoy a nice night out and a delicious meal.

At Li'l Rizzo's, we have two of the best Italian restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks. We love it when you come in as a family and join us for a delicious meal. Our Osage Beach location features a large dining area, which is perfect for bringing the extended family along for dinner. Li'l Rizzo's on Horseshoe Bend features a beautiful view of the Lake of the Ozarks and offers a small, homey feel, which is perfect for date night! We look forward to serving you soon.

                                                             Osage Beach Location



                                                              Horseshoe Bend Location

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What Can Li'l Rizzo's Cater?

When you are throwing the best event at the Lake, you'll want to make sure you're providing the best food at the Lake of the Ozarks as well. At Li'l Rizzo's, we take pride in the food we serve in our restaurant, as well as the food we provide in our Do It Yourself catering at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you thought the food in our restaurant was delicious, you've got to try it catered! Here are just a few of the many events Li'l Rizzo's can cater.



Family Reunion

Make your next family get together even better with catering from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Li'l Rizzo's we offer something that everyone in the family will love. From our homemade lasagna to our mouthwatering tiramisu, you can please everyone with catering from Li'l Rizzo's!

Birthday Parties

There's no better way to celebrate your birthday than with catering from your favorite Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! We have a delicious chocolate cake that's dying to have some candles adorn it. Make party planning simple when you hire Li'l Rizzo's to do the cooking!

Business Meetings

Business doesn't have to be boring, especially when Li'l Rizzo's is involved! Whether you're doing a lunch meeting or you're just wanting to treat your employees, Li'l Rizzo's is here to help! The best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks can help your employees kick the Monday blues or let them celebrate the weekend a bit early on Friday.

Weddings

Even if you're not Italian, we can help you throw a feast like one! You will love the wide selection of options we have on our catering menu. From toasted ravioli and spinach dip to roasted garlic chicken and fettuccine alfredo, you will be sure to have something for everyone - even the pickiest of the eaters.

Holidays

The summer is full of fun holiday weekends! Make sure you have enough to feed all your friends and family by ordering catering services from Li'l Rizzo's. Whether it's a Memorial Day bash or setting off fireworks on the Fourth of July, Li'l Rizzo's can make it better by providing delicious Italian food that everyone will love.

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

Our Lake of the Ozarks catering services comes in a self-serve style. You can set it up however you like and the food will be ready to enjoy! We even have paper products and condiments available on request, so you don't have to worry about anything except having fun! We've got you covered from the food to beverages. To speak with our Lake of the Ozarks catering specialist call 573-348-3600 or email at kim@lilrizzos.com.

                                                             Osage Beach Location



                                                              Horseshoe Bend Location

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Many Ways To Enjoy Li'l Rizzo's

Restaurants have come a long ways when it comes to how you can enjoy your favorite foods. From drive-thrus to online ordering, it's never been easier to enjoy a great meal on the go. At Li'l Rizzo's, we have given you several different ways to get the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks!

1. Call & Pick Up

Nearly all of us have our cell phones within arms reach. Whenever you're craving Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian food, just pick up the phone and dial the nearest Li'l Rizzo's! If you're near Osage Beach, just dial 573-302-1500, or if you're near Lake Ozark, dial 573-365-3003, and in no time your cravings will be cured.

2. Order Online

Have you ever been sitting at your computer desk, listening to the rumble in your stomach, but just not sure your sub-par leftovers from last night will do the trick to fill you up? Now you can order from your favorite restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks with just the click of a button, and have fresh, Italian food sitting on your desk in no time. Here's how to do it!


- Go to www.LilRizzos.com
- Click on the Online Ordering button on the top left of the screen, or the large ORDER NOW button on the lower left side of the screen.
- Click the location you would like to pick up your order from.
- If you already have an account with us, you can log in now, or, if you're new to this, click the gray Create Account button.
- Don't forget to check the boxes at the bottom to receive all of our specials right in your inbox - you can also text Rizzos to 71441 for specials and other announcements!
- Click Create Account.

Now's the fun part! After logging in, or creating an account, you'll be directed to our menu, and you can start adding items to your cart. You can also start a group order, so if you and all your friends or co-workers start craving Italian food simultaneously, you can order and pick up everything at once.

3. Use Our App!

That's right - there's an app for your favorite Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks! All Apple and Android users can no go to their app store and download the Li'l Rizzo's app for FREE. Download the app today and see just how easy it is to order from your favorite Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Download the Apple Version: https://itunes.apple.com/na/app/lil-rizzos/id1091368603?mt=8
Download the Android Version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.menudrive.LilRizzos&hl=en

4. Dine in

Although there are many ways you can enjoy Li'l Rizzo's on the go, we love it when you join us for lunch or dinner. We have two convenient locations where you can enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Lake of the Ozarks at our Lake Ozarks location, which is located just 2 miles west of Bagnell Dam Blvd. on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy. If you want to enjoy the big game, come to Li'l Rizzo's in Osage Beach! No matter which location you choose to visit us at, you can be sure to expect the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks!



The Best Italian Restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Li'l Rizzo's is not only delicious, it's also convenient! You can place your order from your phone or computer and then just swing into our Horseshoe Bend or Osage Beach location to pick it up. However, we always love it when you come in to sit down and enjoy a delicious meal with us! We hope to see you soon!


                                                             Osage Beach Location



                                                              Horseshoe Bend Location

Friday, March 10, 2017

Join Us For Happy Hour!

At Li'l Rizzo's, we love Happy Hour! From our great drink specials to our amazing half-priced apps, what not to love about the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks? After a hard day of work, there's nothing better than enjoying a nice, cold one with some friends. At Li'l Rizzo's, we're serving up great drink specials and half-priced appetizers from 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Monday - Friday. Check out everything you can enjoy when you join the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for Happy Hour!

Half-Priced Appetizers!

Spinach, Green Chili & Jalapeno Dip - Creamy, cheesy dip with spinach, green chilies and jalapenos. Served with nacho chips. 

Garlic Cheese Bread - Sliced French bread topped with butter and a blend of mozzarella and Provel cheese. 

Toasted Ravioli - Beef ravioli deep-fried to a golden brown, topped with parsley flakes, parmesan cheese and served with a side of meat sauce.  

Chicken Tenders - Hand-breaded and deep-fried to a golden brown, served with a side of sweet and tangy, mustard-based BBQ sauce or tossed in your favorite wing sauce. 

Cheese Sticks - Mozzarella sticks, deep fried, sprinkled with parsley flakes, parmesan cheese and served with a side of marinara. 

Loaded Potato Skins - Potato "cups" filled with bacon, green onion, Provel and mozzarella cheese. Served with sour cream. 

Traditional Bruschetta - Sliced French bread topped with butter and a parmesan, basil, garlic and olive oil spread, finished with diced tomato and green onions. 

Portobello Mushrooms - Sliced Portobello mushrooms sauteed in a Worcestershire-based sauce with garlic, butter and green onions.

Meatball - Homemade meatball topped with chunky meat sauce, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley. 

The Best Drink Specials at the Lake of the Ozarks!

In addition to tasty half-priced appetizers, Happy Hour guests can enjoy refreshing drink specials. Lake of the Ozarks' best Happy Hour is severing up specials on domestic beer, well drinks and house wine and drinks. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends or relax before heading home for the day, join Li'l Rizzo's for the happiest hour of the day! 

Other Great Deals at Li'l Rizzo's

In addition to our Happy Hour specials, we also have other great deals throughout the week. On Tuesday, you can enjoy our award-winning wing at $0.45 each with a minimum purchase of 6 wings, and on Thursday, you can enjoy a 5-topping small pizza for just $8. These deals are just too good to pass up! 



At Lake of the Ozarks' favorite Italian restaurant, you can enjoy drink specials and half-priced appetizers Monday through Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. and ALL DAY on Sundays! The best part about our Happy Hour specials is that you can enjoy these deals at either of locations. We hope to see you soon!

                                                             Osage Beach Location



                                                              Horseshoe Bend Location

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Best Italian At The Lake of the Ozarks

The Best of the Lake final voting round came out this week, and Li'l Rizzo's is honored to be in the final round in two categories! We're definitely feeling the love from our customers and we can't wait to see how the voting will go. Today, we would like to share with you the categories that we've been nominated in and show you how we stand out from the crowd.

Best Italian Food at the Lake of the Ozarks

Li'l Rizzo's has been a Lake of the Ozarks staple since 1987 and serving up the best Italian food in the area. The truth is you can get pizza and pasta at a lot of places these days. That's why our mission is to become your favorite restaurant. We do this by providing our customers with gourmet pizza, pasta, world famous house salad and legendary service. And to us, gourmet refers to the fresh ingredients, secret hand-crafted recipes and the love we put into every dish we prepare. Most of our recipes originate from "The Hill" area of St. Louis so you can expect to find regional favorites like toasted ravioli, baked mostaccioli, cannelloni con Bianco, lasagna and other house specialty pastas.

Best Wings at the Lake of the Ozarks

This year, our wings are in the final round of voting for Best Wings at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Li'l Rizzo's, there are four delicious flavors you can choose from for our wings to be tossed in: Original, Mojo, Dirty and Italian. The Original is a buttery hot sauce, Mojo is a tangy BBQ sauce, Dirty is a dry mildly spiced wing, and our Award-Winning Italian wings are marinated in our house dressing, baked and tossed with parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers. On Tuesdays, our wings are only .45 cents so you can enjoy all the different flavors!

Two Great Locations

There are two great locations where you can enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Li'l Rizzo's in Lake Ozark, you can enjoy outside dining with a beautiful view of the Lake of the Ozarks. The restaurant is located only 2 miles west of Bagnell Dam Blvd. on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy. If you want to enjoy the Big Game, come to Li'l Rizzo's in Osage Beach! It is conveniently located across the street from Dierberg’s at the west entrance to the Outlet Mall. No matter which location you choose to visit us at, you can be sure to expect the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks!


Our family friendly restaurant is a great place to enjoy a meal together, or even to even carry out and enjoy at home! From enjoying pizza and other Italian delicacies to watching the big game, we hope that you have the best experience with us and that you can vote for us in Best of the Lake 2017! You can find the survey here: http://promotions.lakenewsonline.com/l/Lake-Medias-Best-of-the-Lake-2017/Ballot. We hope you get a chance to hop over and vote for us, and all of the other great candidates around the Lake of the Ozarks, and we look forward to having you over to dine with us!

                                                             Osage Beach Location



                                                              Horseshoe Bend Location