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

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 next time. 


Appetizers are a great way to get a meal started. If you happen to come in during Happy Hour any Monday-Friday from 3-6 pm or Sunday (seasonally) all day long, our entire appetizer menu is available for half-price! Here are a couple of our most popular apps. 

Toasted Ravioli
Beef ravioli deep-fried to a golden brown topped with parsley flakes, Parmesan cheese, and served with a side of meat sauce. 

This giant homemade meatball is topped with chunky meat sauce and then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and parsley. 

Soup * Salad * Bread

Around here folks can't seem to get enough of Li'l Rizzo's "World Famous" House Salad, which is a blend of iceberg and romaine lettuce tossed in our homemade red wine vinegar-based creamy Italian dressing. It also contains diced red peppers, green onions, Provel cheese, and Parmesan cheese. If you like, we can add chicken (fried, garlic roasted, or grilled) for an even heartier meal. 

We also offer an amazing Italian Chef Salad which is our house salad topped with sliced pastrami, Italian roast beef, and smoked turkey breast. A perfect partner to any of our salads is our Parmesan Ciabatta Rolls or a hearty helping of our Minestrone Soup or featured Soup of the Day. 


All of our pastas are served with those amazing Parmesan Ciabatta rolls we just mentioned. The best pasta at the Lake of the Ozarks is prepared with a wide variety of noodles, sauces, and toppings so there is always something that everyone can enjoy. You can also customize your pasta with a long list of ingredients, including gluten-free pasta.  

Spaghetti With Meatball
Spaghetti noodles and our chunky meat sauce topped with a giant homemade meatball and sprinkled with Parmesan. 

Tortellini Alfredo
Ring-shaped pasta filled with beef and pork in our homemade Alfredo sauce with peas, bacon, and mushrooms. 

Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp, green onions, tomatoes, and fresh chopped garlic sauteed in a delicate wine sauce and tossed with angel hair pasta. 


Each entree comes with your choice of soup or a house salad. Most of these menu items still have some pasta on the plate but in this case, the main focus is on the other irresistible ingredients. 

Top Sirloin
An 8-ounce Top Sirloin grilled with our Italian grill baste and served with a side of mostaccioli with meat sauce or cavatelli con broccoli. 

Grilled Salmon
Salmon filet served with sauteed mixed vegetables.

Chicken Modiga
Lightly breaded chicken breast over a bed of angel hair pasta topped with mushrooms, chopped garlic, bacon, and melted Provel cheese in a white wine lemon butter sauce. 


You'll find the best pizza at the Lake of the Ozarks at Li'l Rizzo's! We create our "pies" in 3 sizes; 8", 12", and 14" plus offer a 12" gluten-free cauliflower crust as well. Both locations serve an incredible thin crust but our Osage Beach restaurant also offers a hand-tossed crust.  

You may create your own pizza with our long list of toppings or choose instead to order one of the specialty pizzas our chefs have lovingly created. Here is an example of three of those. 

The Sicilian
Pepperoni, Italian sausage, crumbled meatballs, chopped garlic, and sprinkled with Parmesan. 

Alfredo Pizza
Alfredo sauce, fresh chopped garlic, roasted garlic chicken, and artichoke hearts sprinkled with grated Parmesan. 

Seafood Pizza
Alfredo sauce topped with shrimp, clams, real crab meat, mushrooms, and bacon.

Big 10
Our 10 most popular toppings on 1 pizza! Pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, bacon, hamburger, Canadian bacon, onion, black olives, green peppers, tomato, and topped with extra cheese! 

Lunch Specials

Every day from 11:00 am-3:00 pm, we serve a special lunch menu. Here you'll find taste-tempting sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and more. Be sure to ask what our daily specials are when you come in too.

Salad and...
Our "World Famous" House Salad paired with one of the following:

  • Soup
  • Toasted Ravioli
  • Pizza
  • Wings
  • Meatball

Hot Italian Sub
Italian roast beef, smoked turkey breast, and pastrami served hot on a hoagie with our house dressing, melted Provel cheese, and green onions. Served with chips or fries. 

Rizzo Burger
A half-pound ground chuck patty topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms, bacon, and melted Provel cheese served with fries or chips. 

Our lasagna is homemade with layers of pasta, meat sauce, ricotta cheese, and Italian sausage and topped with a blend of mozzarella and Provel cheese, then baked. This lunch portion is served with a house salad. 

That's just a very small sampling of the many delicious dishes we've got waiting for you at our Lake of the Ozarks Italian restaurant & bar. You can view the full menus on our website and even order Li'l Rizzo's to-go online while you're there. Of course, we'd love it if you come on in and take a look at the menu in person. That way we get to spend more time with you! 

(*Disclaimer: Li'l Rizzo's food and beverage items are subject to change at any time and may not be available at both locations.


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