Friday, May 26, 2017

Visit Li'l Rizzo's This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and many people are heading to the Lake of the Ozarks to spend the long weekend. If you're visiting the area this weekend, we hope you stop by Li'l Rizzo's for some of the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should plan to visit Li'l Rizzo's this Memorial Day Weekend.

The Best Of Both Worlds

Li'l Rizzo's has two locations - one in Osage Beach and one in Lake Ozarks. No matter where you are staying you can easily swing on into Li'l Rizzo's. At Li'l Rizzo's in Lake Ozarks, enjoy a smaller and more intimate setting. When the weather the nice, enjoy sitting on the newly remodeled outdoor deck or head to the bar to enjoy some of the best drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our Osage Beach location is larger and has tons of indoor seating, and is conveniently located next to the Osage Beach Premium Outlets.

Bring The Whole Family

Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect opportunity to spend time with the family, so why not bring them to Li'l Rizzo's! We have a wide variety of menu items that features everything from traditional Italian favorites to burgers. In addition, we also have a great kids menu, so even the pickiest of eaters are sure to find something they love!

Don't Cook - Come To Li'l Rizzo's

The worst part about cooking a meal for the family is the cleanup afterward. When you go to a restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, we take care of all the cleanup for you. Just sit back, relax and let us wait on you! There are not plates, pots or pans to clean when you dine out. Enjoy every second of your long holiday weekend and make sure you stop by Li'l Rizzo's.

Great View of the Lake

The best feature of our Lake Ozark location has to be the beautiful view of the Lake of the Ozarks. The outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner or cocktails when the weather is nice. However, even when you choose to dine inside, you can still enjoy that gorgeous view from our dining area and bar.

Shop Until You Drop Then Li'l Rizzo's!

There are bound to be plenty of Memorial Day sales happening at the Osage Beach Premium Outlets. After a full day of scoring great deals or if you just need a break, swing on by Li'l Rizzo's in Osage Beach. Li'l Rizzo's is perfect for a quick lunch, delicious dinner or cocktails with friends.

No matter what you are doing this holiday weekend, we hope you make a stop at Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurant. Enjoy dining with a beautiful view at our Lake Ozark location only 2 miles west of Bagnell Dam Blvd on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy or enjoy a delicious meal after a shopping spree at the Osage Beach location across the street from Dierberg's and next to the west entrance to the Outlet Mall. We hope to see you soon!

                                                             Osage Beach Location

                                                              Horseshoe Bend Location

Thursday, May 18, 2017

5 Reasons To Throw A Pizza Party 🍕

Did you know that Friday, May 19 is National Pizza Party Day? At Li'l Rizzo's, we LOVE helping you celebrate any occasion with a delicious pizza pie.  If you're not sure how to celebrate Pizza Party Day, Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurants has 5 reasons why you should throw a pizza party.

1. Celebrate A Birthday

Having pizza for a birthday party is almost as necessary has the cake, especially when it's the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks! The birthday boy or girl will love a specialty pizza from Li'l Rizzo's for their special day. Whether you're enjoying the day at home or you visit us, there is no better way to celebrate a birthday than with a Li'l Rizzo's pizza.

2. Congratulate A Graduate

Planning a party can be a bit stressful, especially when it is celebrating a milestone, like a graduating high school or college. Make it easy and let Li'l Rizzo's help you with the food. Teens and young adults love their pizza and it's a great way to celebrate their accomplishment and the start of the summer season.

3. Watch The Game With Friends

Grab your friends and catch the game while enjoying a delicious slice of the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks. You and your buddies can watch all the action at Li'l Rizzo's in Osage Beach or you can pick up a couple pies and enjoy them at home. No matter where you choose to watch, you know you'll have a delicious game time meal to enjoy.

4. Employee Appreciation

Show your employees you appreciate them and treat them to a pizza party! They will love to take a break and enjoy a delicious pizza lunch from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Either pick up a pizza and bring it to the office or treat your team to a lunch outing. You can also enjoy a slice of pizza with our Happy Hour special after work with your co-workers.

5. Just Because!

You don't need a reason to enjoy a pizza party with friends. Order a pie - or five - and invite your friends and family over for a night of fun. However, if you do need a reason, don't forget that Friday, May 19 is Pizza Party Day.

Come on in and celebrate National Pizza Party Day with Li'l Rizzo's. However, if you choose to have your pizza party at home, you can order online (or call us) and pick up your pizza to bring home! You can enjoy delicious specialty pizzas like the Seafood Pizza and the Macho Meat. However, you can also create your own pizza and top it with fresh vegetables, premium meats and the finest cheeses. While we LOVE pizza, Li'l Rizzo's menu offers so much more. From creamy pastas to our famous house salad, we have some of the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks.

                                                             Osage Beach Location

                                                              Horseshoe Bend Location

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Italian Mother's Day Traditions

In Italy, la mamma is the foundation of the home and is celebrated by her family all year round. However, on the second Sunday of May, mothers are showered with flowers, gifts and poems for La Festa della Mamma. Whether your mother is Italian or just LOVES Italian food, Li'l Rizzo's has a few Mother's Day traditions so you can join in on the fun.

History of the Italian Mother's Day

While Mother's Day in the U.S. was recognized as a holiday in 1914, the first official Mother's Day celebration in Italy didn't take place until 1957. In the city of Assisi, Father Otello Migliosi, from the village of Tordibetto, promoted this special day for Mothers. He said it should be a day to celebrate women and their contribution to family and community life. It was so popular that the following year, a petition was presented to parliament and the second Sunday in May was declared officially as "La Festa della Mamma."

An Italian Mother's Day

While Mother's Day is a special holiday in Italy, it is not as commercialized as it is in the United States and the United Kingdom. They keep it very very simple. It's a day for families to come together to enjoy each other's company and celebrate the person who made it all possible. Children bring fresh flowers (often roses) and gifts to their Mother's much like they do here in America. They also write poesie (poems) as a way of showing appreciation. Families will often go out to eat for lunch or dinner to give mamma a day off from cooking.

Spoil Mom This Sunday

Mom's do so much for us throughout the year, so make sure you spoil her this Mother's Day. If you're not able to spend the day with her, make sure you call her or send her send her a gift on her special day. However, if you are lucky enough to spend it together, there are many great ways to spend Mother's Day at the Lake of the Ozarks, from a shopping spree to a spa day. Ensure Mom has a day off from cooking and bring her to the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Happy Mother's Day!

Li'l Rizzo's wants to wish all the Mom's out there a Happy Mother's Day. If you need a delicious place to eat and enjoy quality time with your Mom, Lake of the Ozarks' best Italian restaurant has a table ready for you! Come join us this weekend at either of our two locations so we can make each of you feel special. Voted #1 Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks for another year, Li'l Rizzo's is the perfect place to take Mom this weekend. See you on Sunday!

                                                             Osage Beach Location

                                                              Horseshoe Bend Location

Thursday, May 4, 2017

What To Expect From The BEST Catering at the Lake

From small events to large, it's always much easier when you plan to have your event catered rather than trying to do it all yourself. At Li'l Rizzo's, we've made the planning easier for you by providing top-notch catering at the Lake of the Ozarks, with fantastic food and even better service. Here's what you can expect when you have your event catered by Li'l Rizzo's.

Easy To Order

At Li'l Rizzo's. we make it easy to enjoy delicious Italian food during your event. Whether it's a wedding or a business meeting, you can always expect great service when you have your event catered by Li'l Rizzo's. To speak with a friendly catering specialist call 573-348-3600 or email

Delicious Food

Our catering menu features delicious appetizers, your favorite pastas and even meal combinations. Create a menu your guests will LOVE! From appetizers to desserts, we have it all. We offer party size portions of some of your favorite dishes from the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out just a few of the delicious items you can have at your next event:


TOASTED RAVIOLI (50/100 pcs.) $29.95/$49.95
WINGS (48) $44.95
GARLIC TOAST (20 pcs.) $8.95
MEATBALLS (12.) $49.95


LASAGNA (9/18 SERVINGS)-- $79.95/$139.95
BAKED MOSTACIOLI -- $39.95/$69.95
FETTUCINE ALFREDO-- $44.95/$79.95
FETTUCINE CON POLLO -- $54.95/$99.95
TORTELLINI ALFREDO -- $49.95/$89.95



To view the full catering menu, click HERE.

Self Serve

Our catering is self-serve! The food comes ready to go and you can set it up however you like. When setting up for an event, you can either keep the items in the container they come in, which makes cleanup a breeze, or you can transfer it to plates and bowls that match your theme. From beautiful weddings to laid back parties, you can't go wrong with Li'l Rizzo's catering!

Everything You Need

At Lil Rizzo's, we offer everything you need for your event! In addition to our food menu, we also offer beverages, paper products and condiments. Our catering staff can even stay and help out with your event! Make party planning even easier with catering by Li'l Rizzo's.

It just doesn't get better than sitting down with friends to a delicious meal prepared by your favorite restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. We specialize in creating mouthwatering meals that will keep you coming back again and again. When hosting a party, don't stress yourself out over how much food to prepare, give Li'l Rizzo's a call at 573-348-3600 to speak with our friendly catering specialist.

                                                             Osage Beach Location

                                                              Horseshoe Bend Location