The Amazing Appetizers You'll Find at Li'l Rizzo's at the Lake of the Ozarks

Here at Li'l Rizzo's Italian restaurant, a lot of attention is given to our menu items involving pizza and pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks. What you may not realize is that the appetizer section of our menu deserves a good look too (as well as a few tastes!) 

This is especially true during Happy Hour when our entire appetizer menu is available for half-price! (More about that below, so keep reading until the end!) 

Li'l Rizzo's Amazing Appetizers

According to the dictionary, an 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, if you're tackling a plate of appetizers at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant on your own, you'll soon realize they are anything but "small"! Many are even hearty enough to enjoy as a main dish. 

Here's a closer look at your many delicious choices. 

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

Parmesan Bread Sticks
Hand-rolled dough brushed lightly with butter and sprinkled with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese then baked until golden brown. 

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

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

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

Portobello Mushrooms
Sliced Portobello mushrooms sauteed in our special Rizzo's marinade

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

Battered Shrimp
Battered shrimp served with Rizzo's cocktail sauce

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 buttery hot sauce
Mojo - Tossed in our homemade tangy BBQ sauce
Dirty - A dry mildly spiced wing
Italian - Marinated in our house dressing, baked, and tossed in Parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers


Half-Price Happy Hour Apps

You can enjoy the appetizers on our menu 7 days a week beginning at 11:00 am. Of course, if you come in during the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can get those exact same appetizers for HALF-PRICE! 

This time of year Happy Hour happens at Li'l Rizzo's every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm and all day every Sunday. (A perfect way to end football season with these last few NFL Sundays!) 

The next time you decide to enjoy a delicious meal with us at Li'l Rizzo's Italian restaurant in Lake Ozark or Osage Beach, be sure to come in good and hungry. That way you'll have plenty of room for both appetizers and dinner. If you're super-hungry, maybe we'll even talk you into dessert! 

(*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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