Showing posts from October, 2014

The BEST Happy Hour at the Lake!

What's better than eating the BEST Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks ?  How about enjoying 1/2 price appetizers on top of the already great drink specials during Happy Hour!  Join us Monday through Friday from 4-6 at either location to take advantage of the BEST Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks . Happy Hour Drink Specials 1/2 Off Domestic Beers $1 Off Premium Draft  1/2 Off Well Drinks 1/2 Off House Wines Li'l Rizzo's Appetizers Spinach, Green Chili and Jalapeno Dip delicious, creamy spinach dip with chopped green chilies and jalapenos Chicken Tenders strips of boneless chicken breast served with our special dipping sauce Loaded Potato Skins potato cups filled with bacon, scallions and melted provel cheese Portobello Mushroom sauteed in butter, garlic and Rizzo's marinade Toasted Ravioli  golden meat-filled ravioli sprinkled with parmesan and served with a side of meat sauce Cheese Sticks mozzarella stick d

The BEST Pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Li'l Rizzo's is the place to celebrate National Pizza Month.  With the freshest quality ingredients, our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant has the BEST pizza around.  Choose how you want your pizza made or select one of our specialty pizzas. If you love thin crust, you will love our St. Louis style thin crust pizza, topped with hand cut fresh vegetables, premium meats and the finest cheeses! Pizza Menu at Li'l Rizzo's Cheese Pizza Small 10" - $7.98 ~ Medium 14" - $11.98 ~ Large 16" - $13.98 Specialty Pizzas Small: $10.98 ~ Medium: $17.98 ~ Large: $20.98 Supreme - sausage, onion, bacon, pepperoni, mushroom, black olive Macho Meat - pepperoni, bacon, hamburger, canadian bacon, sausage  Veggie - mushroom, tomato, zucchini, broccoli, green pepper, onion Hawaiian - pineapple, canadian bacon, green pepper BBQ Chicken - roasted garlic chicken, bacon and onion in our tangy barbeque sauce Buffalo Chicken - chicken tossed in our original wing

Pizza Trivia for National Pizza Month

Pizza is one of America's favorite foods, right up there with burgers and fries.  Although pizza may have originated in Europe and would be considered Italian Cuisine at the Lake of the Ozarks and across the US, Americans have accepted it as their own. To continue in the celebration of National Pizza Month, here are some interesting facts about pizza that you may not have known! Margherita Pizza Many of you may be wondering where the popular Margherita pizza got its name. The name actually came from Italy's Queen Margherita who visited the Pizzeria Brandi in Naples in 1889.  The pizza maker created a pizza for her that contained the three colors of the new Italian flag: the red of tomato, white of the mozzarella and fresh green basil. The Largest Pizza The largest pizza ever made and baked was 122 ft. 8 in. in diameter and weighed 26,883 pounds.  To make this pizza, 9,920 lbs of flour, 198 lbs of salt 3968 lbs of cheeese and 1,984 lbs of tomato puree were neede

It's National Pizza Month!

October is National Pizza Month! Have you ever wondered where pizza came from? Why do we have an entire month dedicated to the celebration of pizza?  Your favorite Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks did some research and we have the answers!  In honor of National Pizza Month, here are some things about pizza you may not have known! History of the Pizza Although the exact origin of the "Pizza" can be argued, Naples is known as the home of modern pizza.  Pizza began as a peasant's meal; they used what few ingredients they could get their hands on to produce modern pizza dough and then topped it with olive oil and herbs. The introduction of the Water Buffalo gave pizza another dimension with mozzarella cheese.  While other cheeses have made their way onto our American style pizzas, no Italian pizzeria would ever use the dried shredded type of cheese we do. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, the true modern Italian pizza was born.  Before then, tomato