Calling All Pasta Lovers!

Not only is October National Pizza Month, but it’s also National Pasta Month. Pasta is delicious, and oh so amazing! At Li'l Rizzo's, we love our pastas! In fact, we have about 20 dishes that feature pasta. With so many different styles, flavors and varieties, we were curious about the top styles. After extensive research and possibly extensive eating, the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is here with some of the most popular types of pasta. 

Angel Hair

This long, thin noodle has a round shape. It's generally used with light sauces and vegetables, as well as traditional Italian sauces. It may resemble spaghetti, but it's finer. We personally LOVE Angel Hair at Li'l Rizzo's, and you'll find it in many of our pasta dishes!


Lasagna comes from the Latin word for "pot" (lasanum). This long flat pasta is pretty popular in the scheme of pasta life. You'll find the lasagna pasta used in the lasagna dish, layered with sauce, meat, vegetables, and cheese. Yum!


Manicotti is a "tube" pasta. It can be stuffed with a mixture of meats, cheese, and vegetables. This makes a delicious meal!


This pasta shape is HIGHLY versatile! It’s both simple and comforting. This much-loved pasta can be topped with many different sauces. It can be baked, put in soups, salads, and stir-fry. Traditionally it's used for mac & cheese, but we think it's tastes good no matter how you use it!


This spiral-y, twisty pasta is delicious and easy to eat. The twisted shape allows for it to hold bits of meat, vegetables, cheese, and sauce. It’s also a versatile noodle. It works well with any sauce or it can be used to create salads, casseroles, or anything else you would like!

Farfalle (Bow Ties)

This butterfly pasta brightens up any meal with this fun shape! It can be a great pair with any sauce, and a perfect addition to salad or soups!


Spaghetti will always hold a special place near and dear to our hearts. Not only is it extremely well known, but it is also a main pasta staple. Spaghetti is long, moderately thin, and is most common with a red meat sauce and meatballs! The thin noodles give a great pasta to sauce ratio, even if it can be difficult to eat. 

Any pasta is popular to us and we love them all! While pasta is one of our favorites at Li’l Rizzo’s, we also specialize in many other types of foods. We have pizza, sandwiches, burgers and more! That is part of what makes us the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks
. We have two restaurants, one in Osage Beach, and one on Horseshoe Bend. Both restaurants are great places to sit down and enjoy a delicious dish of pasta and spend time with friends and family. Come in and celebrate National Pizza and National Pasta Month with us!

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