September is Mushroom Month

We love mushrooms at Lil’ Rizzo’s and we hope you do too! There are many different types of mushrooms, from small capped mushrooms to morel mushrooms, and even some crazy kinds like the bearded tooth mushroom (trust us, they're weird!). Their flavor is the perfect addition to our famous Italian foods at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are a few fun facts about mushrooms, as well as a few of our favorite menu items that feature this fun flavor.


Fun Facts About Mushrooms

  • Mushrooms are comprised of 85-95 % water.
  • Mushrooms have their own immune system.
  • Like human skin, mushrooms can produce vitamin D by being exposed to sunlight. In fact, exposing a freshly cut shiitake mushroom, gills up, to the sun for eight hours can increase its vitamin D content by as much as 4,600 times!
  • The antibiotic penicillin was derived from the species Penicillium.

Featuring Mushrooms on the Menu!

We have a great menu filled with Italian dishes, several of which feature mushrooms! Come on out to either of our locations at the Lake of the Ozarks and give them a try!

Rizzo Burger
An 8-ounce ground chuck burger topped with sautéed onions, mushrooms, bacon and melted Provel cheese. It's then served on a bun with homemade french fries.

Supreme Pizza
We start with our red sauce and then top it with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onion, bacon and black olives. We finish it off with Provel and Mozzarella cheeses.

Veggie Pizza
First, we use our red sauce, and then we add mushrooms, tomatoes, green bell peppers, and onions. Top it with Provel and Mozzarella cheeses and you have a delicious veggie pizza!

Seafood Pizza
Get ready, because we start this pizza with our Alfredo sauce, then we add Provel and Mozzarella Cheeses. Top it off with shrimp, clams, real crabmeat, mushrooms and bacon, #yum.

Cavatelli Con Broccoli
We use shell shaped noodles, mushrooms and broccoli in our creamy homemade sauce for a delicious pasta dish that will make your mouth water.

Linguini Marinara
It's basic, but it's delicious. Linguini noodles and mushrooms in our homemade marinara sauce can be the perfect comfort food.

Linguini con Pesce
Shrimp, real crabmeat, clams, and mushrooms make up this incredible pasta dish. It's served in Alfredo or a delicate white wine sauce - whichever you prefer!

Cannelloni Con Bianco 
Two large pasta tubes are stuffed with beef and pork. Then we serve them in a creamy Béchamel mushroom sauce.

Tortellini Alfredo
This ring-shaped pasta is filled with beef and pork in our homemade Alfredo sauce. Along with peas, bacon, and mushrooms.

Roasted Garlic Chicken
Our roasted garlic chicken is made up of green onions, tomatoes, mushrooms fresh and chopped garlic and then sautéed in a delicate wine stock and served with angel hair pasta.

Creamy Chicken Mostaccioli 
Enjoy this buttery Alfredo sauce with bacon, mushrooms and roasted garlic chicken.

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

Chicken Modiga 
Lightly breaded, charbroiled chicken breast, over a bed of angel hair pasta topped with mushrooms, chopped garlic, bacon and melted Provel cheese in a white wine lemon butter sauce.


Hungry for Mushrooms?

After putting that list together, we certainly are! Come out and enjoy a delicious dinner with us, or order online and pick it up for lunch this week. Li'l Rizzo's is a household name around the Lake of the Ozarks, because we've been serving up the best food around for a LONG time. Whether you want a family friendly place to enjoy dinner, or a fun bar to watch the game, we've can provide both for you at either of our locations. Stop by Li'l Rizzo's for the best dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks. We look forward to serving you!

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