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

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March is here, bringing with it the lovely days of spring, St. Patrick's Day, and for you sports fans out there, March Madness. It also brings out new cravings for us at Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant . Here's a closer look at some of the delicious dishes we're thinking about right now at our  Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant . We're willing to bet that once you read about these irresistible foods, you'll be craving them too!    Italian Chef Salad Many of you have already fallen in love with Li'l Rizzo's "World Famous" House Salad, filled with a blend of iceberg and romaine lettuce, diced red peppers, green onions, Provel cheese, Parmesan cheese, and our homemade red wine vinegar-based creamy Italian house dressing. For one of your meals in the near future, you might consider upgrading that amazing house salad to our Italian Chef Salad.  In addition to the fantastic flavors the house salad already contains, we add sliced pastrami, Ita

The Li'l Rizzo's Menu Holds TONS of Delicious Choices!

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Have you had a chance to check out the new menus online for Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant yet? (Our Osage Beach location has had theirs up for a while now but we've just added the beautifully updated menu for our Lake Ozark location recently.) They have a much sharper, colorful look and best of all, they include photos of the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks too! (And a picture is worth a thousand words.)  If Li'l Rizzos is new to you, it may surprise you to see the many delicious choices our menu has to offer. As for our regular diners, you may have visited us enough times that you don't even look at the menu anymore because you already have your favorite foods in mind when you come in.  Today's blog features a quick overview of the menu plus a peek at some of our most popular dishes. This will give newcomers a better idea of what we serve and give our "regulars" a reminder of the other foods they may want to branch out and give a try n

More Than Pasta & PIzza - Check Out Our Delicious Burgers & Sandwiches

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It's no surprise to anyone that's dined at Li'l Rizzo's Italian restaurant that we serve the best pasta and pizza 7 days a week. It might come as a bit of a surprise to many that we also offer the best burgers and sandwiches at the Lake of the Ozarks  for lunch every day. Since that's not typically the first item a person orders at an Italian restaurant, there are still quite a few of you that need to branch out to other sections of our extensive menu. Today we're giving you a closer look at our incredible burgers and sandwiches. Once reading these descriptions and seeing these irresistible photos makes you good and hungry, head on over to one of our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar locations and give one of these magnificent menu items a taste!   Li'l Rizzo's Burgers & Sandwiches It will interest you to know that the buns we use for our delicious burgers and sandwiches are baked locally by a specialty bakery. The following items are availab

Enjoy a Happy Valentine's Day Weekend at Li'l Rizzo's

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Have you made plans for Valentine's Day yet? (Head's up - it's this Sunday!!!) Don't panic if it slipped your mind because Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant has got your back. Treat your sweetheart to a delicious meal of the best Italian food at the Lake of the Ozarks , a few refreshing drinks, and maybe even something sweet after dinner.  Surf & Turf Dinner Special Our chefs have created a very special dinner special, especially for Valentine's Day Weekend.  You'll want to eat light all day long so you have plenty of room for this fantastic feast.  This Valentine's Day dinner at the Lake of the Ozarks will be available both Saturday and Sunday. It includes a 6-oz. filet of beef tenderloin, a 6-oz. lobster tail, asparagus, and our famous house salad plus a piece of turtle cheesecake for dessert.   More Delicious Dinner Choices If you're not in the mood for steak and lobster, our regular menu full of a wonderful variety of appetizers, salads,

Sunday Happy Hour at Li'l Rizzo's Lasts All Day Long!

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This time of year at both Li'l Rizzo's Italian Restaurant locations, the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks happens 6 days a week. You can enjoy it every Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm and all day every Sunday!   Those all-day Sunday Happy Hours have made football fans very happy on NFL Sundays this season. We're continuing this day full of great food and drink deals on the very "super" NFL Sunday coming up this weekend on February 7, 2021.  Kick-off is at 5:30 pm and if you can join us in the dining room of our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant & bar , here's a closer look at the Happy Hour specials we'll have waiting for you. After that, for those of you that prefer to watch at home, we've got a few "super" ideas for menu items you can order to-go to enjoy while you watch the game.  Happy Hour Drink Specials You can't have an amazing Happy Hour without some incredible drink specials and that's never a problem here at Li'l Ri

So Many Types of Pasta... and Plenty of Time to Try Them All!

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  A simple trip through the pasta aisle at any grocery store will show you that there are lots and lots of different types of pasta in a variety of shapes and sizes. This is also evident if you browse the long list of pasta dishes on the menu at our Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks !  Have you ever wondered if there was a reason for so many different types of pasta? Well, there actually is and today Li'l Rizzo's has that answer for you, along with a closer look at our many pasta dishes. There are quite a few but we're open 7 days a week, year-round, so you've got plenty of time to try them all!  Why So Many Different Pasta Shapes? One might assume some creative chefs started coming up with all kinds of different sizes and shapes of pasta simply so that their dishes looked unique. Actually, there is a culinary reason that has to do with a meal's taste rather than the fact that it just looks pretty. The shape of a piece of pasta affects the way that it &q

The Amazing Appetizers You'll Find at Li'l Rizzo's at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Here at Li'l Rizzo's Italian restaurant , a lot of attention is given to our menu items involving pizza and pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks . What you may not realize is that the appetizer section of our menu deserves a good look too (as well as a few tastes!)  This is especially true during Happy Hour when our entire appetizer menu is available for half-price! (More about that below, so keep reading until the end!)  Li'l Rizzo's Amazing Appetizers According to the dictionary, an 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, if you're tackling a plate of appetizers at our  Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant  on your own, you'l