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Lil Rizzo's

2146 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
+1 573-365-3003
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“house salad” (31 reviews)
“pasta” (44 reviews)
“wings” (30 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2146 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The very best Italian food starting with their signature Crisp, cold Italian salad & whole made rolls. My favorite dish is cavatelli con brocolli. It’s a very rich dish with white sauce loaded with flavor. The Lake of the Ozarks have two locations for Rizzo’s,...More

Thank 822ozarks
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Stopped here with friends and a nice time had by all. Football was on and was able to have drinks and cheer on our different teams and laughed a lot. Decided to had dinner and the restaurant accommodated out group and sat us. Food was...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

My favorite restaurant. We live here year round. We mostly eat at home but when the mood strikes, it's off to Lil Rizzo's. They are a family owned and operated business. We consider the staff as personal friends. Prices are very affordable and the Italian...More

Thank robeattie
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Good hearty food in the neighborhood. Can’t wait for Spring so we can eat outside. View of the lake is fantastic.

Thank perkypaula2017
Reviewed 21 December 2017

An excellent pasta, and my sister really enjoyed the pizza. The night we were there, they were jammed. Definitely recommend reservations. It may not be a place for a quiet conversation (but if you're really paying attention to the food, it may not matter).

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I have eaten at Lil Rizzos on multiple occasions when I am at Lake Ozark for a meeting and I have never had a bad meal or poor service! In fact I find it to be the very best Italian Restaurant I have EVER been...More

Thank Melonie B
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We go every year for our lunch break from outlet shopping - never disappointed - pizza and pasta both great!

Thank 2017_Kris_2017
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Food was great, staff friendly. The chicken spedini was juicy and flavorful. All three of us enjoyed our meals. Tomato Florentine soup was very tasty, as was the chicken modega and shrimp scampi. Will be going back for sure.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Good pizza for a good price. The 'world famous' salad is pretty good too. Service was fast and attentive.

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were at Lil Rizzo's for either a very late lunch or very early dinner (3p) on a Saturday in late October. We shared toasted ravioli and a pizza. The service was oddly slow for the random time that we were there and the very...More

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18 January 2015|
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Response from Bill B | Property representative |
It was a regular menu item many years ago. We have not run it as a special in some time. Perhaps we should, I'll discuss with the staff. Thanks for the question.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2146 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Lake of the Ozarks  >  Lake Ozark
  • Phone Number: +1 573-365-3003
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The truth is, you can get pizza and pasta lots of places these days. We know that, that’s why our mission is to become your favorite restaurant! So how do we do that? With Gourmet Pizza, Pasta, World Famous House Salad and legendary service! The atmosphere is unpretentious, fun and “Lake Casual” so please, don’t violate our dress code. And oh by the way, Gourmet refers to our fresh ingredients, secret hand-crafted recipes and the love we put into every dish, not the price… Our pizza is thin crust with dough made from scratch. (Hand-tossed available at the Osage Beach location) Only the finest meats, cheeses and freshest vegetables adorn the top. Since most of the pasta recipes originate from “The Hill” area of St. Louis you can expect to find many regional favorites like, Toasted Ravioli, Baked Mostaccioli, Cannelloni con Bianco and Lasagna as well as several house specialty pastas. But, if there is one stand-out item on the menu it has to be the House Salad. Cold, crisp and fresh, a blend of Iceberg and Romaine lettuce, diced red peppers, green onions and provel cheese tossed in a red wine vinegar based creamy Italian dressing and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Enjoy outside dining with a beautiful view of the lake at the Lake Ozark location, only 2 miles west of Bagnell Dam Blvd., on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy., or enjoy the Big Game at the Osage Beach location across the street from Dierberg’s at the west entrance to the Outlet Mall. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., with great drink specials and half price appetizers.
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