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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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Hours:
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
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Most recent review
Best House Salad and great affordable Italian

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
LisaFlyFishing
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Osage Beach, Missouri
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Lincoln, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was our first time here in the off season. The restaurant was packed - which was a good sign because it means the locals like the place. On a scale of 1 - 10: pizza 7.5, Wings 8.5, chicken parm 8, house salad 10, potato skins 7. Mixed drinks (we had a variety) 10. Service- from the lady who... More 

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

Thank you for recently recommending our business and for sharing with the online consumer community your positive experience. Please introduce yourself next time you visit as we would like to extend our appreciation in person. More 

Carthage, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

When we travel to the Lake of the Ozarks we always catch a meal at Lil Rizzo's. The atmosphere is fantastic especially after a day of shopping at the outlet mall stores. The food is wonderful and yet reasonably priced. We have eaten there while attending conferences at the lake and we have never been disappointed. We have always enjoyed... More 

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Every review like yours helps us get the word out that we represent great value and caring service. Thank you More 

Lake Ozark, Missouri
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Dish came cold. Voiced my concern with the server. Told me she would get a new pasta and returned with the old one that had been nuked. At best was luke warm.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have driven by this place for years but never stopped, we had heard and read all the wonderful reviews so we decided to go in. I was really in the mood for pasta but was really let down. Everything was very bland and almost tasteless. My wife said the same about hers, wasn't bad but wasn't as good as... More 

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

Jeff, I'm disappointed as well. I sincerely hope that you do try us again. Please keep in mind that we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, if you order something and are not happy with it, we will happily swap it out with another dish. Thanks for stopping in and I hope you visit us again soon. Bill Borders More 

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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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