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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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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    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
Off season visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Lincoln, Illinois
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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Lincoln, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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3 reviews 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great food. Love how the waitresses will try to accommodate your food requests. My husband and I go fairly frequently, but not enough. Prices are reasonable and wish I could eat there every night!

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Barbsrs B, thanks for the great review and being a customer! :) More 

Camdenton, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We love having a Family dinner at Lil Rizzos at least once a month. We are always greeted by a wonderful staff and taken excellent care of from beginning to end. Fresh ingredients and the best Wings I have ever had! Love the points I earn for special prices and discounts of their delicious food. Highly recommend a visit if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visit the Lake of the Ozarks several times each year. We make sure we always have atleast one meal at Lil Rizzo's. I am not a huge pizza person and this is one of the few I will not only eat but love. Their crust is thin and the pizza is so flavorful. They have a great view of... More 

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Swansea, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lil Rizzo's has been a popular stop at the lake for my wife and I for over 25 years now, we were just in for lunch about 2 weeks ago and the food was great as usual. Great place to stop at when your at the outlet Mall.

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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Like the salad a lot. A very comfortable atmosphere & delicious rolls. Always get good food & can get points for dining to turn in on the bill.

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Thanks for the great review! Have you joined our new rewards program? All you need to do is text rewards to 573-622-4008. More 

Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I consistently go back to Lil Rizzo's whenever we get to the Lake, quite simply because the food, service, and atmosphere provides us the best Italian food experience. The sausage and peppers are to die for; one of us usually orders it while the other orders a special, and then we split both orders. We consistently get... More 

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Thanks for being a loyal customer! The sausage and peppers is one of my favorites as well. Hope to see you soon. 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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