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“Good Pizza and Pasta”
Review of Lil Rizzo's

Lil Rizzo's
Ranked #5 of 57 Restaurants in Lake Ozark
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Italian, Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Pizza and Pasta”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

The food selection is good, very traditional Italian fare. We had the Rizzo's salad and a pizza. The salad portion was huge so you may want to order a size smaller than you normally would. The pizza was very good and the service was good also. It was very hot outside during our visit so no one wanted to sit on the patio that made the seating inside very crowded but weather permitting the patio would be a great place to have dinner. The view from the patio is very good.

  • Visited August 2012
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Lincoln, NE
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576 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Great Salad and Pizza”
Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

We took a party of 8 out to dinner here on a Saturday night. The service was timely and friendly. My favorite part of the meal was the salad with the house made Italian dressing. It was very good. The pizza was good as well, not spectacular but certainly above average. The prices were reasonable as well. Overall a good experience!

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Cypress, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Average for the price”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

It was very crowded when we went but I felt the food was average. Service was acceptable. Average menu nothing out of the ordinary. Close to the hotel where we were staying (Country Club) so it was convenient.

Visited July 2012
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Bloomington, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Very good food with daily specials. Great value especially for families. Very nice and attentive. The kids menu has a nice selection and even had gummy worm pizza. Big hit with the ten year old. :)

Visited July 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Love It, and Great Prices”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

The mushroom and garlic cheese bread appetizers were excellent. My husband really like the pizza, which was recommended by a couple eating at the bar while we were waiting for our table. The wait was about half an hour, but worth it. The drinks were super reasonable at a total of $5.50 for a beer and house wine (we must have been there during a drink special). We ordered dessert to go, and my piece of tiramisu was HUGE - like 6x6 inches.

Visited July 2012
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