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Dine & Drink at Li'l Rizzo's This 4th of July Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Fourth of July 2020 at the Lake of the Ozarks is coming up very soon. It's always an exciting time to be in the lake area with so many incredible things to see and activities to enjoy. You'll need to slow down occasionally and take a break to re-energize yourself for more fun. Take that break at Li'l Rizzo's for lunch or dinner! 


Our Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal. Whether you're in town with friends or here with the family, there's something at Li'l Rizzo's for everyone. 

A Menu for All Ages
We've made it our mission to be the premier restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks serving authentic Italian cuisine and gourmet pizza. Whether you come in for lunch, dinner, or a midday snack, there's truly something on the menu to please everyone. (If you manage to join us for Happy Hour any Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm, the fantastic drink specials and half-price appetizers make the visit eve…

Treat Dad to Li'l Rizzo's this Father's Day Weekend

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Father's Day is THIS WEEKEND! (Sunday, June 21, 2020) It's okay if you haven't picked up a present for dear old Dad yet because we've got the perfect gift idea for you - lunch or dinner at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant! Take your father out for the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks.  

We'll cook up the delicious dishes the entire family loves and you can provide the great company that all fathers appreciate. Quality time with you is one of the best gifts you can give. (The fantastic food at Li'l Rizzo's is just an incredible bonus!) Keep reading until the end of the blog to find out about a special gift for your dad from us on Father's Day!  


Father's Day in Italy
You might be surprised to find out that, while Italians do celebrate Father's Day, they don't celebrate it at the same time as we do here in the United States. Italy is deeply rooted in its Catholic traditions, so many feasts and festivals revolve around religious …

The Home of the Original Toasted Ravioli is... Missouri!

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An extremely popular appetizer served on a daily basis at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant is our hot, crispy, full-flavored Toasted Ravioli. Many assume that, since it's a dish commonly found in Italian restaurants, it was created in Italy. On the contrary, this tasty treat was invented right here in the Show-Me State, good old Missouri, U.S.A.!



Toasted Ravioli History 
Many people are surprised to find out that the first toasted ravioli were served just north of us in St. Louis, Missouri. Un-toasted ravioli is a traditional food that's earliest known appearance did occur in Italy in the 14th century. Still, it was a cook right here in our home state that decided deep-frying these tasty morsels was a good idea. (And we're so glad that someone did!)

As with many foods, there is more than one restaurant that claims to be the original spot to serve toasted ravioli. One thing rings true in all accounts, its origin can be traced to one particular area in St. Louis - a pr…

What We're Craving This June at the Lake of the Ozarks

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June is here at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian Restaurant. That means warmer days and the official arrival of summer. (Don't forget, Father's Day is coming up this month too! Be sure to plan ahead for that.) 

The Li'l Rizzo's menu is full of many different dishes to please all types of tastes. Here are a few suggestions for you to consider from a short list of what we're craving this month.  


Li'l Rizzo's "World Famous" Salad
People seem to eat more cool, crisp salads more often during the summer. The perfect choice for a salad that you're sure to love is our "World Famous" House Salad. 

It's made up of a blend of iceberg and romaine lettuce that is tossed in our homemade, red wine vinegar-based, creamy Italian dressing. It also contains diced red peppers, green onions, Provel cheese, and parmesan cheese. This salad is always served with our fresh parmesan ciabatta rolls and you may add grilled chicken breast, roasted garlic chicken,…