What Are You Craving This January? Here's a Look at Our List!

It's a new month, a brand new year, and we've got some new cravings at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant! The weather is cold outside but it's always cozy and warm inside our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant. Once you dig into some of the delicious dishes from our menu, you'll be all warmed up from the inside out, full, and happily satisfied! Here are a few menu items we're loving right now to inspire your own cravings. 

Hot Soup

January is National Soup Month. That was good thinking on someone's part because it's the perfect time of year to enjoy a piping hot bowl of soup. Here at Li'l Rizzo's, we offer two different types of soup daily. 

Our Soup of the Day changes between an irresistible rotation of savory soups, so be sure to ask your server what we've got on the stove on the day you join us. Our Minestrone Soup is a staple on the menu, so it's always hot, fresh, and ready for you to enjoy. We make this tomato-based soup from scratch with cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, peas, and carrots.  

Toasted Ravioli

Toasted Ravioli - hot, crispy little pockets of yumminess! Our version of this amazing appetizer is stuffed with beef and deep-fried to a golden brown. We top it with parsley flakes and parmesan cheese and serve every order with a side of our homemade meat sauce. 

Toasted ravioli is hard to resist anytime but especially during the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks when our entire appetizer menu is available at half-price! Happy Hour happens at Li'l Rizzo's this time of year every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm and all day every Sunday.  

Meatball Sandwich

Our giant 6-ounce homemade meatball is famous around these parts. Not only is the size impressive but also the fantastic taste! In sandwich form, that 6-ounce meatball is smothered in meat sauce, melted mozzarella and Provel cheeses, and then stuffed inside a hoagie and served with a side of chips. This one is a lunch menu favorite! 

Chicken Speidini

One of our many hot, delicious, very popular dinner entrees is the Chicken Speidini. We take a savory chicken breast, marinate it, lightly bread it, and then bake it to perfection. This mouthwatering piece of meat is then topped with a garlic butter sauce and served over angel hair pasta along with your choice of soup or a house salad. 


This month, we're not craving a specific specialty pizza, but rather new and interesting pizza toppings. It's a new year, which is a perfect time to try new things. We've got a long list of incredible pizza toppings to choose from. Dare yourself to pick one (or a few) you've never tried before the next time you place an order. Here's a list of the toppings we usually have on hand and ready to serve. 

  • Green Olives
  • Black Olives
  • Pineapple
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Roma Tomato
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Fresh Jalapeno
  • Crumbled Meatball
  • Roasted Garlic Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Pepperoni
  • Italian Sausage
  • Hamburger
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Red Onion
  • Green Bell Peppers

There you have it. A little culinary inspiration to get your taste buds excited about your next meal at Li'l Rizzo's. Whatever you happen to be craving the next time you dine with us, we're willing to bet you'll find something to match that craving nicely on the best menu at the Lake of the Ozarks. You can take a look at the Li'l Rizzo's menu online right now but get ready to get hungry while you're reading it! 

(*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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