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New Year's Resolutions You Won't Mind Keeping (& Li' Rizzo's Can Help!)

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With 2020 ending and a brand new year nearly here, many of you are probably creating a list of New Year's resolutions for 2021. Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant has a few items you can add to that list which shouldn't be too hard to keep. These are promises to yourself that will add more fun and excitement (and deliciousness) to your life and our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant can help to make these happen.  Try Something New A new year is a perfect time to begin introducing new experiences into your life. Variety is the spice of life, after all. The menu at Li'l Rizzo's has all the classic Italian dishes you'd expect but that's only a small portion of the many delicious dishes we have to offer.   Beyond traditional spaghetti, lasagna, and tortellini, you might want to branch out with a dish that pulls together unique flavors your taste buds may not be used to. For example, Our Cajun Shrimp Pasta from the regular menu is definitely worth a try. W

An Italian Christmas - 5 Holiday Traditions From Italy

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  As everyone gets ready to celebrate Christmas here in the lake area, our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant thought it might be fun to take a look at how people in Italy are preparing to celebrate a " Buon Natale " over there. There are a lot of similarities to holiday celebrations around the world but each country also has its own unique traditions. One thing that Li'l Rizzo's Italian restaurant and the people of Italy can definitely agree on is that Christmas dinner is always better when pasta is served! (We bet you agree too!) Here is a closer look at the traditions of Italy and their Christmas season.   They Make It Last The Christmas season in Italy officially begins on December 8, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. Many holiday celebrations take place from that day all the way through January 6, aka the 12th Day of Christmas (like the popular song), also known as Epiphany.  Ceppo Displays The tradition of displaying a Ceppo in one's home is b

Read What People Are Saying About Li'l Rizzo's (Spoilerđź’–: They love it!)

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We absolutely love creating the best pasta & pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks 7 days a week, all year long. The one thing that we love even more than that is hearing that our diners loved their experience at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant !  Today we've decided to share some of that love with all of you. Read on to find out what some recent guests thought about their time at each of our 2 Li'l Rizzo's locations. (And if you feel like "sharing the love" by giving away Li'l Rizzo's gift cards this season, learn all about our special holiday gift card promotion at the end of today's blog!)  LI'L RIZZO'S in LAKE OZARK " Very Good : We ordered “curb-side” lasagna & pizza, both very good! Pizza is thin crust, our preference! They brought food out to our car. " ~ Liveshealthy, TripAdvisor review " The best Italian food I've had in the Lake of the Ozarks " ~ Shane Howard, Google review " We got a couple t

Give the Gift of YUM This Holiday Season!

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Do you have a few (or quite a few) hard-to-shop-for people on your gift-giving list this year? One thing that everyone always seems to love receiving is food and when that food comes from Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant , they'll love it even more!  Not only do we serve the best pasta & pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks but also amazing appetizers, a "world-famous" house salad, savory sandwiches, incredible drinks from the bar, and a whole lot more. There's also a fantastic Happy Hour to enjoy 6 days a week, an unbelievable gift card sale happening right now, and we cater too! Here are a few ways you can put all of that tasty information to good use and give the gift of YUM from Li'l Rizzo's this year.  Share Gift Cards Right now, especially for the holidays, our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant is offering a great gift card promotion that includes a special gift for you, the gift-card-buyer, as well! For every gift card purchased, we'll g

What We're Craving This December at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant

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The holiday season is here with colder temperatures, an exciting festive atmosphere, and visions of sugar plums dancing through most of our heads! While we do not have sugar plums on the menu at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant , we do have lots of other tasty treats that are guaranteed to cure your cravings this December.  Here's a peek at a few of the delicious dishes our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant serves on a daily basis that we've been having cravings for lately. (After reading this, we bet you'll be having some cravings too!)  Parmesan Breadsticks After a hectic day of holiday shopping, a plate full of hot, fresh from the oven breadsticks is sure to hit the spot deliciously and tide you over until you can decide what the main dish will be. We hand-roll the dough for our Parmesan Bread Sticks, lightly brush it with butter, sprinkle on Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese, and then bake it to a perfect golden brown. Add some home-made marinara or alfr

America's 8 Favorite Pizza Toppings

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  Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant not only serves amazing pasta but also the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks . We believe that the heart of any pizza is an incredible dough but what makes each pizza unique is the types of toppings chosen to put on top.  Top 8 Pizza Toppings We did a bit of research around the internet and the following 8 pizza toppings kept popping up on multiple lists.    Pepperoni Mushrooms Sausage Bacon Extra Cheese Onion Green Peppers Black Olives The Top 8 on Li'l Rizzo's Specialty Pizzas We're happy to hear that so many people agree on those top 8 toppings because we serve every single one of them at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian Restaurant ! (Plus a lot more, but we'll talk more about those below.)  While you are always free to create your own pizza with any and all toppings you like, we also feature a wonderful selection of specialty pizzas. Here are of few of those that happen to feature the top 8 toppings listed above.  Supreme

3 Fantastic Reasons to Let Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant Cater Your Holiday Parties

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Thanksgiving is coming up quickly and after that, it's time to start celebrating the holiday season. That usually means entertaining friends and family, and that entertaining often involves feeding a lot of people  Take some of the stress off of yourself by letting the best caterers at the Lake of the Ozarks take care of the cooking for you! Here are 3 excellent reasons why leaving the cooking to us can make your entire season a lot more merry and bright.  #1 - No Cooking For You! Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant can create an entire menu to serve your guests so that you can truly enjoy the party along with everyone else. That's way more fun than spending hours before the event cooking and quite possibly a ton of time stuck in the kitchen during the party as well. This also means no grocery shopping beforehand and no pans to clean up afterward.  Another option is to order a portion of the food you'll be serving from Li'l Rizzo's to serve alongside a few dis

National Happy Hour Day is Always Better When You Celebrate at Li'l Rizzo's!

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Did you know that Happy Hour has it's very own national day on the calendar? Well, it does and it just so happens to fall this week on Thursday, November 12, 2020!  How do we at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant suggest you celebrate National Happy Hour Day this year? By partaking in the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks , of course!   6 Days a Week National Happy Hour Day gives you an added excuse for heading to our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant & bar , but no worries if you can't make it by this Thursday. We celebrate Happy Hour 6 days a week around here!  Every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm , you can belly up to the bar or have a seat in the restaurant to enjoy fantastic food and drink specials from our Happy Hour menus. Also, every Sunday our Happy Hour lasts all day long!   (You know, when all of those great NFL games are on our TVs!)  For anyone not familiar with the incredible specials we have to offer, keep reading.   Half-Price Appetizers During