Start Dinner Off Right with Our Tasty Appetizers!
What better way to start your meal than with one of our delicious appetizers at Li'l Rizzo's ? From our creamy spinach dip to our crispy chicken tenders, we have something for everyone in your party to enjoy. Be sure to check out our selection next time you're at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant ! What is an Appetizer? An appetizer is a small dish of food or drink taken before a meal or the main course of a meal to stimulate one's appetite. They occupy the mind and stomach while guests wait for the food that will satisfy their hunger to the fullest. The Ancient Romans and Greeks are depicted lounging with trays of fresh fruit, wine, olives and cheese, something that surely inspired the appetizers we enjoy today. During the Renaissance, physicians recommended eating small morsels of salty meats prior to a meal in order to prepare the digestive system for the main course and to ensure proper digestion. All throughout history, those who had the means enj