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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…