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

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 events, and Father's Day is no exception. 

While we here in America traditionally celebrate in June. Father's Day in Italy is celebrated on March 19, which is Saint Joseph's day, the father of Jesus Christ. This day has transformed into a day to celebrate all fathers in Italy. 

The dates may be different, but the celebrations are very similar. Children customarily write special cards, poems, and nursery rhymes to give to their dads. Ties, wallets, and colognes are common presents that children give to their father figures. Italian families often have a special lunch to honor their father or they go on a trip to celebrate the occasion if it falls during the weekend.

Father's Day at the Lake of the Ozarks

Here in the United States, Father's Day always falls on a Sunday which means you may choose to spend the entire weekend honoring Dad. That gives you 5 different meals that you can bring him to Li'l Rizzo's for. (Dinner on Friday night or lunch or dinner on Saturday or Sunday!) 

Delicious Dishes for Dads
We realize that all people have different types of tastes, but we've tried to highlight a few of the food items from the Li'l Rizzo's menu that might get your father's taste buds tingling. There are a lot more choices in addition to these and you can view a full Li'l Rizzo's menu online to discover even more. 
(*Disclaimer: Li'l Rizzo's food and beverage items are subject to change at any time and may not be available at both locations. 

Macho Meat Pizza
Our made-from-scratch pizza crust is topped with red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, bacon, and Canadian bacon with Provel and mozzarella cheeses. 

We've got 4 deliciously different types of wings to choose from, served in orders of 6 or 12. 
  • Original
    Tossed in a buttery hot sauce
  • Mojo
    Tossed in a tangy BBQ sauce
  • Dirty
    A dry mildly spiced wing
  • Italian (Award-Winning!)
    Marinated in our house dressing, baked, and tossed in Parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers

Meatball Sandwich
A homemade 6-ounce meatball smothered in meat sauce, melted mozzarella, and Provel cheese served on a hoagie with chips. 

Our lasagna is homemade with 6 layers of pasta, meat sauce, ricotta cheese, and Italian sausage topped with a blend of mozzarella and Provel cheese then baked. 

Veal Parmesan
Lightly breaded, smothered in marinara and a blend of mozzarella and Provel cheese, then baked and served over a bed of angel hair pasta. 

Sausage-N-Peppers Pasta
Sauteed red and green bell peppers, onion, and sliced Italian sausage in marinara sauce over linguini noodles. 

For the Kids
For families that still have children that are 12 or younger, the kids' menu is filled with tasty treats to please even the pickiest of eaters. Each of our kids' meals comes with a drink. For meal options, the delicious choices include:
  • Gummy Bear Pizza
    A 6-inch cheese pizza served with a side of gummy bears. (They look so cool melting on top of the pizza!) 
  • Chicken Tenders & Fries
    One 3-ounce hand-breaded, deep-fried chicken tender served with a side of homemade French fries. 
  • Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
    Spaghetti noodles and our homemade meat sauce.
  • Fettuccini Alfredo
    Wide flat noodles served in our homemade Alfredo sauce.
  • Cavatelli con Broccoli 
    Shell-shaped noodles, mushrooms, and broccoli in our homemade Alfredo sauce. 

Father's Day Special
Earlier we mentioned a special gift for your Dad from our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant, and here it is. We've got a long list of delicious appetizers on our menu and on Sunday, June 21, 2020, we're letting Dad pick out an appetizer for FREE! (*Some restrictions will apply. Please ask your server for details.) 

Is Dad a BBQ lover? If so, you're in luck because our sister restaurant, the Barn-B-Que Smokehouse, is offering a free appetizer for dads on Father's Day too. It's located right next door to Li'l Rizzo's on Horseshoe Bend Parkway in Lake Ozarks, so it will be easy for you to find. (Hey, you could visit all 3 of our restaurant locations at some point this weekend, if you're feeling super hungry!) 

To all the father figures out there from all of us here at Li'l Rizzo's, we sincerely hope that you have a wonderful Father's Day weekend. Hopefully, you'll swing by at some points and we can tell you that in person! 

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  1. I'm amazed! Glad you shared the post as this looks so delightful
    Italian Food


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