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“Good pizza...pass on everything else.”
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.
Prairie Village, Kansas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good pizza...pass on everything else.”
Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

The pizza was great. The pizza is that great thin crust (st. Louis style) with provel cheese. Pass on the apps, salads, and pasta. This place was packed; it's a local favorite.

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Paola, Kansas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Extremely Nice Staff”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

My husband and I went there for a belated Valentine's Day celebration. When the staff found out, they brought us a special dessert -- which we had not asked for nor expected. Very good Italian food at excellent prices -- especially for the Lake area!

Visited February 2012
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Branson, Missouri
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome food. I ate until I was sick!!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

I went there for the first time this week. Great good and service. Loved the pizza and pasta! I had a spinach/jalapeno dip that was sood good. All the food was fresh served promptly. Very clean!

Visited October 2012
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Lake Villa
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Relaxed witha View”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

When we travel and eat out, we like to eat in local restaurants featuring whatever the area offers. The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri is all about the lake. This particular evening we were looking for something close to the resort with a view of the water. Li'l Rizzo's fit the bill. While the restaurant did provide a view, only two or the four of us were able to enjoy it without turning around. There was a wonderful variety of choices on the menu and the entrees were large enough for my sister and I to share. We enjoyed the evening.

Good food, casual atmosphere, wonderful view!

  • Visited August 2012
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Wildwood, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Spa Girlfriends Eat Pizza”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We called to pick up a pizza, and it was ready when we walked in the door. Two very tasty pizzas enjoyed by seven ladies.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Nancy C
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