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Happy Hour at Li'l Rizzo's is Now 6 Days a Week!

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The best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks took place 5 days a week at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant all summer long, but now that football season is in full swing, we've added an all-day Sunday Happy Hour too. Now you can take advantage of all the benefits of Happy Hour at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant & bar 6 days a week! Happy Hour 6 Days a Week!The hustle and bustle of a busy summer season in the lake area is over (although fall is still pretty active around here.) Since things have slowed down a little bit, we're amping up the fun by not only adding Sundays to our Happy Hour lineup but also making it last all day long every Sunday! Now you can join us for great deals on some of your favorite things every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm and all day every Sunday. If you aren't familiar with the incredible happy hour deals we offer, well, you're in for a "happy" surprise! Half-Price AppetizersDuring Happy Hour, all of our delicious appe…

The Votes Are In ~ Li'l Rizzo's Has The Best Italian Food!

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Lake Lifestyles Magazine recently posted the results of their annual "Best of the Lake" Peoples' Choice Awards. We were extremely honored to find out that our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant received the most votes and has been awarded with the title of "Best Italian Restaurant"! 

It's truly an honor to know that our guests appreciate the food we lovingly create here at Li'l Rizzo's every day. For those of you that have not yet had a chance to dine with us, here's a look at some of the reasons people keep coming back for more of our delicious Italian cuisine. (And for those of you that have dined with us, be warned, if you keep reading this is probably going to make you hungry!) 

Incredible Italian Food
We strive to serve the best pasta and pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks by using only the freshest ingredients and secret hand-crafted recipes that we've perfected over time. Many of our pasta recipes originate from "The Hill" area…

Stop By Li'l Rizzo's This Labor Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Labor Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks is an exciting, beautiful, and busy time in the lake area. This "relaxing" 3-day weekend is often filled with so many activities to enjoy, a quick break every once in a while is just what you need to recharge and get back out there. 

Our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant is the perfect place to do just that! With 2 locations to choose from, no matter where you're at this weekend, a Li'l Rizzo's is probably nearby. 


2 Locations - 1 Great Taste
Well, technically, there are tons of great tastes on the menu at Li'l Rizzo's, but we're referring to the fact that no matter which of our restaurants you end up at, you can expect the same fresh, high-quality, delicious meal. The best pizza and pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks, plus a whole lot more!  

In Lake Ozark, you'll find us just a short drive down Horseshoe Bend Parkway, which is near the historic Bagnell Dam Strip. This location offers dining both indoors a…

Pasta - Your Way! Customize Your Plate In So Many Delicious Ways

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The best pizza and pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks is served daily at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant, both in Lake Ozark and in Osage Beach. While it comes as no surprise to anyone that our pizzas can be customized with a wonderful variety of toppings, sauces, and even gluten-free crust, most don't realize that the same can be done with our plates of pasta as well.   



Pasta Your Way
Our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant has an extensive list of specialty pastas on the menu, ready to order. For those of you that prefer to "create your own" plate of pasta, we actually have some options for you.

Any pasta on our menu can be customized with the following items for a small additional charge. 

Gluten-Free PastaSpinach Pasta (zero carbs)MeatballItalian SausageGrilled Chicken BreastRoasted Garlic ChickenBaconShrimpExtra SauceVegetables (peas, broccoli, mushrooms, onions, tomato, garlic, bell peppers)Baked (topped with our homemade Bechamel Sauce and a blend of Italian c…

Families + Dinner at Li'l Rizzo's = A Perfect Match!

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When you're looking for a family-friendly restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks, look no further than Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant. We've got a welcoming atmosphere, two locations to choose from, and most importantly, a wonderful variety of foods to please lots of different tastes.


Menu Items to Please All Ages
The best pizza and pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks, plus a whole lot more, come out of the kitchen daily at Li'l Rizzo's. When it comes to feeding the family, pizza and calzones are always an excellent choice but when you're all in the mood for different dishes, well, we've got you covered there too. 


We serve a wonderful variety of food from classic pasta dishes to unique menu items like our Gummy Bear Pizza. (We know, it sounds strange, but don't knock it 'til you've tried it. That is... if your kids will give you a bite!) 

There's a terrific sandwich menu with chicken, sausage, burgers, and more. There are also some savory entree…

These Customer Reviews Will Convince You To Try Li'l Rizzo's at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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We truly believe that Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant is the best Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. You probably assume that we're a bit biased though. (That could very well be true!) 

That's why we have scoured the internet for some unbiased customer reviews left online by recent Li'l Rizzo's diners. The only reason they have to say that they enjoyed the food and the experience at our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar is because they actually had an enjoyable visit. Maybe they'll have a better chance of convincing you to come on by and give one of our two Li'l Rizzo's locations a try.  


Li'l Rizzo's in Lake Ozark

"Very pleasant outdoor tables, nice menu of pastas and more. One of the best Italian house salads I've ever had."
~Nancy Gelb, Google review

"Great Italian food: Excellent manicotti, marinara sauce is superb! Staff is friendly and helpful. The setting is really pretty with a lake view. We visited dur…

What We're Craving This August at Li'l Rizzo's

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August is labeled "Admit You're Happy Month." (Also called "Happiness Happens Month.") Even though things may seem frustrating day-to-day, if you take a little time to look for happiness in life, you'll see it's there. Focusing on the good stuff makes the not-so-good stuff easier to handle. 



Delicious food is one way to make yourself happy. Instead of cooking it yourself, let us here at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant cook it up for you (and even clean up for you when you're done!) Less work for you plus a plate full of the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks is bound to make you happy! 

We've got a great big menu filled with all kinds of delicious dishes. Here are a few that we're craving this month.    

Spinach, Green Chili, & Jalapeno Dip
This creamy, cheesy dip is filled with spinach plus green chilies and jalapenos. Full-flavored with just enough "kick" to tickle your taste buds in a fantastic way. It's ser…

Delicious Suggestions for Using the Last of Your Li'l Rizzo's Loyalty Reward Points

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We've been reminding everyone weekly all month long that our Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant "Loyalty Rewards Program" is coming to an end on July 31, 2020. An upcoming technology change means that the current rewards program for our Lake of the Ozarks Italian Restaurant will no longer be compatible with our systems. 

You've still got a few days to spend those last points you've earned up until now and today we've got a few suggestions for what you might want to use them on. Even if you're new to Li'l Rizzo's and are not a part of the program, you may want to come in and enjoy a few of these delicious suggestions too!


The menus at our Osage Beach and Lake Ozark locations are mostly the same with a few variations here and there. You can always view the menu for each location on our website but here's a sneak peek at some of what you will find. 
(*Disclaimer: Li'l Rizzo's food and beverage items are subject to change at any time and…