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Lil Rizzo's

2196 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
+1 573-365-3003
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Ranked #12 of 46 restaurants in Lake Ozark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Gourmet pizza, pasta and world famous house salad served in a casual setting. We have been the Lake's pizza and pasta place since 1985 and voted Best Italian Restaurant at the Lake for 5 years in a row. Great food, great fun, "lake" casual.
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Description: Gourmet pizza, pasta and world famous house salad served in a casual setting. We have been the Lake's pizza and pasta place since 1985 and voted Best Italian Restaurant at the Lake for 5 years in a row. Great food, great fun, "lake" casual.
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English first
Plainfield, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

First and foremost the staff here is very friendly, helpful and attentive. The view of the lake is great. But my Chicago palate was less than impressed by the sausage pizza here. It didn't taste bad at all, mind you, but I've tasted some really awesome pizzas over the past 53 years and this wasn't one of them. Maybe try... More

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Hazelwood, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This is a great Italian Restaurant on Horseshoe Bend. My wife and I and friends have eaten here many times. They have good Italian meals, including pizza. One of my favorites is the Seafood Pasta, but their pizza is good as well. My latest visit was with my ole college roommate from Chicago. We had a good interaction with our... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to lil rizzos since they were open... It is a family tradition...or should i say it was.. The pizza was horrible!! There was no cheese... Flavorless... And cold....We sent it back... I went back a few weeks later to the different location in hopes it was a fluke... It wasn't... After all these years we will... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went into this place after several recommendations and we wished we had not. Hope you like cheese because EVERYTHING is just overloaded with cheese. The cook does not know how to prepare rare meat. My husband got the special for the evening, which was steak and the meat was basically steamed and there was no seasoning on it. I... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This place was average. Pizza thinner than expected but I like thicker pizzs. The salad was good bread ok which tasted like buttered biscuits. Service was excellent and atmosphere nice. It's a good place to grab a lunch.

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Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a nice Italian restaurant, right next door to the outlet mall. Food is good but nothing really outstanding. Wife's sandwich was kind of bland. House salad was good but could use some additions such as black olives and pepperoncinis to make it outstanding.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful menu. Husband enjoyed the spaghetti. I had lasagna. It was a bit dry but it was just before closing. Loved the wine selections.

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Liberty, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I visited Lil Rizzo's on a Monday night and we're seated immediately. Service was good, the food was AMAZING. There was a good selection of Italian food and pizzas. Prices were reasonable. The view was fantastic, the restaurant sits on a bluff overlooking the water, with a wraparound porch with plenty of seating.

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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Never had "bad" food but it's just average food. Does have gluten-free pasta. The view from the outside deck is great and it is definitely family friendly.

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Bill B, Owner at Lil Rizzo's, responded to this review

Thanks Kathy, we appreciate your comments. I appreciate the opportunity to upgrade your opinion from "average" to "great" food, please ask for me the next time you visit and let me give it a shot. More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice view of the lake from deck. Went on a Tuesday afternoon with the husband and daughter, 11 yrs old in mid March, 81 degrees that day with nice breeze. Only a few tables in the whole place, sat on deck, got salad and rolls within 10 mins but food took almost 25 - surprised since hardly anyone there. Lasagne... More

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Bill B, Owner at Lil Rizzo's, responded to this review

Bonnye H Thanks for visiting Li'l Rizzo's in Lake Ozark. I think we have one of the best views of the Lake from our deck and those warm, early spring days are perfect for sitting outside. 25 minutes is about right, if you had an appetizer, then salads, then main course, keep in mind that we make everything to order.... More

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