Showing posts from April, 2020

3 Great Reasons to Enjoy Li'l Rizzo's Tonight

Home-cooked meals are great, but making sure you have the right ingredients, getting them all ready, cooking the meal, and then cleaning up all those dishes when you're done can get tiresome.  Give yourself a break tonight & let Li'l Rizzo's take care of the hassle for you. (It's truly no hassle to us at all, but rather our pleasure!)  Need some extra incentive to convince yourself and the family that enjoying the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks is a good idea? Here are 3 terrific excuses for you.  There's No Messy Clean-Up While some people may enjoy cooking, does anyone actually like doing dishes? The worst part about preparing a home-cooked meal is the clean-up afterward. Not only do you have the dishes you ate off to take care of but also the pots and pans that you used to cook everything.  After you've slaved away creating a great meal for the family to enjoy, the last thing you want to do is spend more time in the kitchen cle

Appetizers Hearty Enough to Make a Meal!

The definition of the word 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, the appetizers you'll get at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant are anything but "small" and they are hearty enough to enjoy as a main dish if you don't feel like sharing!  If you've already dined with us, you know exactly what we're talking about, and if you haven't had our appetizers yet, here's a look at what you've been missing!   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

DID YOU KNOW... 9 Fun Facts About Pasta

We're hearing a lot of reports about people getting really bored after spending so much time cooped up inside their homes. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up a new skill or learn something new you've always wondered about.  To help with that,  Li'l Rizzo's has some very interesting fun facts about pasta (our favorite subject) for you to learn in today's blog. We're willing to bet that you don't know at least half of these already. Read on and expand your knowledge about this versatile and amazing food!  #1) Pasta = Paste? Traditionally, many dried pastas are made of only two ingredients - flour and water. When combined they form a paste and the word "pasta" comes from the Italian word for paste.  #2) Only one... Spaghetti actually means more than one strand of this delicious pasta. If you ever need to refer to only one strand, the singular word for it is spaghetto. #3) Hundreds of choices There are approximately 350 different t

Take Your Taste Buds on a Trip with Li'l Rizzo's

Even though we are all encouraged to stay at home right now, Li'l Rizzo's wants to help you get away... through your taste buds! In today's blog, we're featuring some of the menu items from our Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks that will take you on a trip around the world, if only in your imagination and, well, your stomach. Come with us on a world tour for your taste buds! Hawaiian Pizza The thought of hanging out on a beautiful island far away from here sounds magical right about now. While travel is discouraged at the time, you can take your taste buds on a trip with some Hawaiian Pizza! Pineapple, Canadian bacon, and green bell peppers may sound strange to some, but it's a taste sensation worth giving a try.  The Sicilian Pizza Now we are off to Sicily, another fantastic island. As a matter of fact, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Just like this extremely large island, our specialty pizza offers great big flavor! Wit

Delicious Dishes For Everyone on the Li'l Rizzo's Menu

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear Li'l Rizzo's is most likely the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks ! Sure, our Italian cuisine can't be beat but we've also got other delicious items on the menu for those days when you're in the mood for something different.  The menus at our Osage Beach and Lake Ozark locations are mostly the same with a few variations here and there. You can view the menu for each on our website. Here's a sneak peek at what you will find.   Pasta Our pasta menu covers all the classics plus a few specialty creations that we're proud to call our own! Lasagna, Baked Mostaccioli, Fettuccine, Manicotti, Linguini, and Cavatelli all in a variety of savory sauces. We even have Spaghetti & Meatball. (Yes, you read that correctly, just one meatball but it's a monster-sized one! 6 ounces of meaty goodness!)  You'll also find specialty pasta dishes made with seafood, beef, pork, or chicken as well. We c