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Lil Rizzo's

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Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta
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2146 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
+1 573-365-3003
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Gourmet pizza, pasta and world famous house salad served in a casual...
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. Come in to one of our two Lake of the Ozarks locations and enjoy one of the area's best restaurants. We strive to give our guests a great dining experience in a unique Italian atmosphere. Generous portions and a wide variety of menu items, all made from the freshest quality ingredients and served in a casually elegant atmosphere, make for a refreshing dining experience at Lake of the Ozarks.
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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyable

While not the best Italian place we've ever been to, it was good and friendly. The pasta dishes were fairly standard, though the pizza has a wonderful thin cracker-like crust that we found delightful. A nice meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
tamarah3
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

While not the best Italian place we've ever been to, it was good and friendly. The pasta dishes were fairly standard, though the pizza has a wonderful thin cracker-like crust that we found delightful. A nice meal.

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Jerseyville, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

And what a beautiful evening it was.. And to top it off I had a nice frequent diner credit built up the food tasted even better . Veal parmasean ( where is spell check when you need it) special. Noodles seemed little on not hot side, ah but maybe it was the nice cool Blue Moon draft. Bread and salad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Salad was a great Italian house with a tasty special house dressing. The home maid ministroni soup was delicious.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The wait person was just ok. The pizza was very good. We felt like we waited a long time for drinks and service in general even though the place did not appear that busy.

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I stop and grab Lil Rizzo's house salad almost once a week it's that good! Great lunch or dinner with affordable tasty Italian food.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We eat here often and just enjoyed patio seating during an unseasonably warm March weekend. Husband ordered spaghetti and meatballs, I had a small pizza. We also had toasted raviolis as an appetizer. Great service, great food -- as per usual. Thank you!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We recently dined here with a party of 10 on a Friday night. The waitress did a great job, even being awesome when 2 of the kids spilled their drinks. The food was good - the BBQ chicken pizza was a favorite. The only drawback was that one of the entrees inexplicably arrived more than 5 minutes after everyone else's... More 

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Lancaster
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This restaurant is a bit on the small size, but don't let that fool you. The food was excellent and at a reasonable price. Tuesday night is also wings night and they were great. Definitely a must eat at place.

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Wentzville, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We decided to eat here after reading reviews and seeing a billboard that touted their awards. I was so looking forward to good Italian food. We were sorely disappointed. A restaurant has to deliver consistancy. Not here. My wife asked for the bread basket as the salads were delivered. The server said she would be right back with the bread.... More 

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

David, I'm sorry you were not treated to our usual great service and food on your recent visit. I understand the frustration when your valuable time and money are not well spent. As an owner your comments were tough to read but at the same time they are invaluable and I appreciate you taking the time to let me know... More 

Carl Junction
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great atmosphere and food. Reasonably priced and well worth the wait if it is busy. The staff was very friendly and did their best to accommodate our party of 10

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pizza & Pasta

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. Come in to one of our two Lake of the Ozarks locations and enjoy one of the area's best restaurants. We strive to give our guests a great dining experience in a unique Italian atmosphere. Generous portions and a wide variety of menu items, all made from the freshest quality ingredients and served in a casually elegant atmosphere, make for a refreshing dining experience at Lake of the Ozarks.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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