Cure Your October Cravings With These Delicious Menu Items at Li'l Rizzo's

Welcome to October and all of the wonderful things that come along with this month. There's a crispness in the air that still welcomes you to enjoy spending time outside yet has you craving foods that will warm you up from the inside out. 

Our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant has quite a few items on the menu that hit the spot just right on a chilly fall day. Here's a quick peek at a few of the things we're craving at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant this month. (We bet they'll sound great to you too!)    

Minestrone Soup

One of the most satisfying meals on a chilly day is a nice hot bowl of soup. When that soup happens to be our incredible made-from-scratch Minestrone, well, it's even more of a treat! We start with a delicious tomato base and add lots of fresh vegetables including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli asparagus, peas, and carrots. 

We also offer a Soup of the Day daily if you're in the mood for something else. Both soup options always pair perfectly with our "World Famous" House Salad and freshly baked Parmesan Garlic Ciabatta Rolls too!  

Loaded Potato Skins

We're well into football season and an awesome appetizer to enjoy while the players throw around the old "pigskin" is a plate full of our Loaded Potato Skins. These potato "cups" are filled with bacon and green onions and topped with melted Provel cheese then served with a side of sour cream. 

If you happen to come in during the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks each Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm or during our all-day-Sunday Happy Hour (which, coincidentally, is the best day for football all week long), all of our appetizers, including these tasty potato skins, are half-price!   

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

A great way to combat the colder weather this time of year is with something that's got a little spice to it to heat you up. Our original wing sauce is just the thing to add a touch of "heat" and it's amazing as an ingredient on our Buffalo Chicken Pizza. We start with our made-from-scratch pizza dough and top it with roasted garlic chicken, bacon, and red onion, then drizzle it with our flavorful original wing sauce plus ranch or bleu cheese dressing.  


A calzone is kind of like a pizza that has been all bundled up, wrapped in its own crust like a cozy blanket. Here at Li'l Rizzo's, we let you choose up to 3 ingredients from our pizza toppings to be added to Romano, Ricotta, and Mozzarella cheese filling. This is then served over our homemade marinara sauce. 

Around here, though, calzones are not just for the main meal but dessert too! Inspired by the flavors of fall, you may want to give our Apple Calzone a try. It's just the thing to cure those apple-spice & caramel apple cravings that come with this season. For this irresistible dessert, we fill a flaky pastry shell full of apples and cinnamon and top that with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle it all with caramel. YUM! (We've got it in chocolate too!)    

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Another excellent entree with a bit of spice to it is our Cajun Shrimp Pasta. It features Creole flavors in the most magnificent ways! This dish is filled with succulent shrimp, yellow onion, red and green bell peppers, and fresh chopped garlic served with linguine noodles in a savory Cajun alfredo sauce.

Do any of those dishes sound like the types of food you're craving this time of year? Li'l Rizzo's is open daily at 11:00 am ready to cook up all of these plus a ton of other delicious menu items for you to pick from. As long as you've got a craving for the best pasta and pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're sure to find the perfect dish at our place any time of the year! 

(*Disclaimer: Li'l Rizzo's food and beverage items are subject to change at any time and may not be available at both locations. 

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