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Ring in the New Year the Italian Way!

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The year is quickly coming to a close and the team at Li'l Rizzo's is excited for what the new year has to offer. 2018 was a great year and there were a lot of great memories made here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Although this year is ending, a new year is beginning and the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is looking forward to all that 2019 has to offer. Why not ring in the New Year the Italian way? Check out a few of these traditions from Italy.


Food for Good Fortune
As with most Italian festivities, food plays an important part in the New Year celebrations. Similar to Christmas, families typically get together for a large meal to ring in the new year. The star of the meal is the lentils, which symbolizes money and good fortune for the coming year. In addition to lentils, in many parts of Italy, they will also serve cotechino, which is a large spiced sausage, or zampone, which is a stuffed pig's trotter. The pork symbolizes the richness of life in the com…

Our Customers LOVE Li'l Rizzo's!

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When it comes to Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks, we know how to do it right! There's no better place to go for a delicious plate of pasta or a warm, cheesy pizza than Li'l Rizzo's. While we may claim to be the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, don't just take our word for it. See what customers are saying about Li'l Rizzo's in these testimonials below.


Horseshoe Bend Location  Locals and vacationers alike are loving the food and the views at our Horseshoe Bend location! Here's what they had to say:

"The food was fantastic and the customer service was great!" - Kenda Flanery 

"It is on our must have list every trip we make to the Lake." - Chris Razavi 
"FABULOUS! Visiting from Michigan with friends, what a gem in this community." - Kat Mortensen Mayer
"Wow!!! Hands down the Best Italian I've had!!! The salad was so fresh and the light dressing was delicious!!! Wishing I could purchase the dressing!!…

🏈Don't Miss a Single Game at Li'l Rizzo's!🏈

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As we celebrate the Chiefs clinching a spot in the playoffs this past weekend, we know all you diehard football fans are looking for the best place to watch the upcoming games. At Li'l Rizzo's it isn't enough to just watch the game, we want you over for dinner too! If you plan on watching any of the games this season, check out these reasons why you should watch them at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Cold Beer & Tasty Cocktails
Watching football just isn't the same unless you have a cold one in your hand. At Li'l Rizzo's, you can choose from several draft choices and nearly 15 bottle varieties to choose from, so a cold one is never far away. In addition to our wide beer selection, we also have a fully stocked bar! Watch your favorite team and enjoy a tasty drink at the best sports bar at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Thursday Specials
Love pizza? So do we! Our pizza is thin crust with dough made from scratch (Hand-tossed available at the Osa…

Check Out BOTH of Our Locations!

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Whether you're in Osage Beach or Lake Ozark, you can enjoy the best Italian food at the Lake of the OzarksLi'l Rizzo's has two amazing locations, both serving up your favorite dishes. Each of our locations provides a unique Italian atmosphere, which is sure to make a great dining experience. In addition, both of our restaurants have multiple TVs, so it's the best place to enjoy a delicious Italian meal and watch the game!


The Best View at the Lake! 2146 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy Lake Ozark, MO 65049 573-365-3003
Li'l Rizzo's opened up our Horseshoe bend location in 1990 and was an instant success! The Horseshoe Bend location is smaller and has a more intimate setting, which is perfect for renting out for parties and events. From the beautiful view of the Lake on the outdoor patio to the bar that serves up the best drinks at the Lake of the Ozarks, Li'l Rizzo's has something for everyone. Although the best place to enjoy the view is from the outdoor patio, du…

Deals You Don't Want to Miss at Li'l Rizzo's!

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With gourmet pizza, pasta, world-famous house salad and legendary service, there are many reasons to enjoy a meal at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Besides our amazing food and service, we also have great specials throughout the week from wing specials to the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out the great deals you don't want to miss at Li'l Rizzo's!


Happy Hour Is The Best HourJoin us for the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks Monday through Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. During Happy Hour at Li'l Rizzo's, you can enjoy specials on drinks and all your favorite appetizers at half price! From our delicious spinach, green chili & jalapeno dip to the traditional bruschetta, all of our mouthwatering appetizers are half priced during the Lake of the Ozarks best Happy Hour!

Sunday Happy HourOn Sundays, Happy Hour at Li'l Rizzo's last all day long! That's right! Enjoy drink specials and half-priced appetizers all d…

Are You Ready for Black Friday?

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Black Friday is one of the best days to get your holiday shopping completed. Many stores are offering one-day-only sales or extending their "Black Friday" deals to all week or month long, so it is the best time to shop. After stuffing yourself full of turkey, you may be making your way to your favorite stores to find the best deals on the gifts your family has been wanting. To make sure you get the best Black Friday shopping experience, Li'l Rizzo's has a few tips to consider before heading out this Friday.


Create A Game Plan

Make a list, check it twice and stick to it. Black Friday ads have expanded beyond the traditional Sunday circulars. Many stores have their Black Friday deals online, so take advantage of this. Do your research and figure out which stores have what's on your wish list. Once you get in the stores, the craziness of Black Friday may get overwhelming, so having a list that you can stick to will make sure that you don't forget anything - or ov…

Give the Gift of YUM this Holiday Season!

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As we enter the Holiday Season, we're beginning to think about all the things that needs to be done to prepare for the holidays; the meals you'll need to make, the gifts you need to buy... the list goes on and on. While for some, it's an easy task, but for others, not so much. Let's face it, we all have at least one family member that is extremely hard to buy for. And trying to cook a meal that everyone will enjoy is virtually impossible. Make your holidays easy and give the gift of YUM with Li'l Rizzo's! Here are a few ways you can count on us to have your holiday meals (and gifts) covered!


Give the Gift of YUM!
For a limited time, Li'l Rizzo's is offering a great gift card promotion to get you more bang for your buck! We are offering a FREE gift card with every gift card purchased in November and December. The free gift cards are valued at 20% of the original gift card value and are only valid from January 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019. 
So, if you purch…

What We're Craving in November

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Whether you're planning to watch the NASCAR Playoffs or watch your favorite receiver drive through to the end zone for a touchdown, you're for sure going to need something to keep your family full. After all, there's nothing that ruins a good game day faster than a 'hangry' group of sports fans rooting against each other! So, here's what we're craving in November to keep us from getting 'hangry'!


Macho Meat Pizza
This delectable specialty pizza is packed with all the meats the hungriest fan might crave! Covered in red sauce, topped with pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, bacon & Canadian bacon, and generously sprinkled with provel and mozzarella cheeses, this pizza will be a for sure win at your game day gathering!


Loaded Potato Skins
Have your own mini football 'skins' via scrumptiously loaded potatoes! These potato“cups” filled with bacon, green onions, provel and mozzarella cheese, served with sour cream, are the perfect filling finger food…

Catering for the Holidays

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With Halloween over, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be filling up the next several weeks. Company parties, family gatherings, and plenty of yuletide cheer will be going around. If you’re planning a party for the next few weeks, you have a few options regarding the food. You can slave in the kitchen for hours and hours - or you can work with the best catering at the Lake of the Ozarks!


7 Reasons to Hire a Caterer It practically goes without saying, but if you’ve never hired a caterer for your event, here are a few reasons that you may want to consider it this year! Once you try us, you’ll never go back ;).


Save yourself some timeMake a statementSave moneyProvide a versatile menuReduce your stress levelCreate a great atmosphereCooking for a crowd can be a challenge

We could go on and on, but there are some really great reasons to hire catering at the Lake of the Ozarks for your holiday party. Be the hostess with the mostess by not being a stressed out party planner. Stop by, pick up yo…

Pass the Pasta On Pasta Day!

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The nostalgia of a big plate of pasta smothered in a delicious sauce brings back so many great memories. Pasta is comfort food - at least it here around here! At Li’l Rizzo’s, we have an incredible menu filled with pasta dishes that will make your mouth water, so it only makes sense that you would take some time to celebrate World Pasta Day! October 25th is a day dedicated to the many different types of delicious pasta that we get to enjoy. Here are a few fun facts about pasta, as well as a peek at our delicious pasta menu at the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!


Did you know … The three most popular kinds of pasta’ are Penne, Spaghetti, and Macaroni.
Pasta can be served in multiple ways. It can be mixed with a sauce, it can be stirred into soups or stews, and it can also be baked.
Dried pasta doubles in size when cooked and is often served with thick, hearty sauces.
The traditional Italian way of cooking pasta is known as ‘al dente’.
Most pasta falls under two cate…

Pizza Month at Your Pizza Place

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October is Pizza Month! Combine that with football season and you have the makings of a wonderful few weeks of the year. Here at Li’l Rizzo’s, we serve up the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks and have plenty of TVs around our restaurant that you can watch the game at the Lake of the Ozarks without interruption. With so many incredible pizzas on our menu, we thought it would be fun to introduce you to the flavors so many of our customers love - as well as some of the most popular pizza toppings!


Popular Pizza Pie Toppings In an article by Huffington Post, Foodler conducted a study where they analyzed pizza orders from thousands of restaurants in the United States and Canada. The top 10 pizza toppings are:

1.Pepperoni
2. Mushrooms
3. Onions
4. Sausage
5. Bacon
6. Extra Cheese (um … yes!!)
7. Black olives
8. Green peppers
9. Pineapple
10. Spinach

Are you surprised by the results? Another thing that may surprise you, is that when people order “half and half” pizzas, the most popular c…