Appetizers Hearty Enough to Make a Meal!

The definition of the word appetizer is "a small portion of a food or drink served before or at the beginning of a meal to stimulate the desire to eat; any small portion that stimulates a desire for more or that indicates more is to come." 

Well, here at Li'l Rizzo's our appetizers can fit that description if you're sharing a plate with the table before your main meal. Of course, the appetizers you'll get at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant are anything but "small" and they are hearty enough to enjoy as a main dish if you don't feel like sharing! 

If you've already dined with us, you know exactly what we're talking about, and if you haven't had our appetizers yet, here's a look at what you've been missing!  

Spinach, Green Chili, & Jalapeno Dip
A creamy, cheese dip with spinach, green chilies, and jalapenos served with nacho chips

Garlic Cheese Bread
Sliced French bread topped with butter and a blend of mozzarella and Provel cheese

Traditional Bruschetta
Sliced French bread topped with butter and a parmesan, basil, garlic, and olive oil spread, then finished with diced tomato and green onions

Cheese Sticks
Mozzarella sticks deep-fried and sprinkled with parsley flakes and parmesan cheese, served with a side of marinara

Loaded Potato Skins
Potato "cups" filled with bacon, green onion, Provel & mozzarella cheese, and served with sour cream 

Toasted Ravioli
Beef ravioli deep-fried to a golden brown topped with parsley flakes and parmesan cheese, served with a side of meat sauce

Portobello Mushrooms
Sliced Portobello mushrooms sauteed in a Worcestershire-based sauce with garlic, butter, and green onions

A homemade meatball topped with chunky meat sauce and sprinkled with parmesan cheese and parsley

Chicken Tenders
Hand-breaded and deep-fried to a golden brown, served with a side of sweet and tangy mustard-based BBQ sauce or tossed in your favorite wing sauce

Our irresistible chicken wings are available in orders of 6 or 12 and can be served in the following varieties:
Original - Tossed in a butter hot sauce
Mojo - Tossed in a tangy BBQ sauce
Dirty - A dry mildly spiced wing
Italian - Award-winning wings marinated in our house dressing, baked and tossed in parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers

Pack a Picnic Full of Appetizers
This week our dining room is still closed but you can get all of your Li'l Rizzo's favorites from the kitchen to-go with our curbside pickup at the Lake of the Ozarks. Call the location closest to you, use our convenient "Lil Rizzos" mobile app, or order Li'l Rizzo's online

The weather has been beautiful lately and we're all anxious to get outside. Consider ordering a few of the dishes off of our appetizer list, pack them into a basket, and enjoy a lovely spring picnic! (Even if it's just in your own backyard!) No matter what you choose to order, you're guaranteed a delicious meal that is sure to satisfy.   

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