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Lil Rizzo's

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2146 Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
+1 573-365-3003
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11:00 - 22:00
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Food is delicious! Highly recommend garlic cheese bread. Cannelloni was wonderful as well. Place is small...avoid the typical dinner times and save yourself a wait. :)

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1 Thank Michelle R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

As a vegetarian I appreciate the non-meat offerings in particular the linguini with mushrooms & marinara sauce. The sauce has a little heat and lots of garlic. The house salad is lovely...crunchy pieces of romaine & iceberg lettuce with provel & green onions. The house creamy Italian is the best part. The seasoned rolls are addicting. I usually get takeout... More 

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1 Thank PenGal24
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Very good! Go there every time we visit the Ozarks! Have had the pasta & pizza, which is thin crust.

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1 Thank Laurie L
Kansas City, Missouri
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My first stop when I'm in town. Casual but exceptional Italian food with 2 locations. The house salad is amazing. Everything is good here!

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1 Thank BTCancunQueen
Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Rizzo's is my favorite for years!! I was happy to get a chance to go! I love the pizza & the salads!! I will be back!!

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1 Thank llk54
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this place while your on the bend district. I met the owner Mr. Borders while was there and he was a great guy. Waitress was very responsive to us..

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1 Thank Twitchman1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

They have a great patio space and I enjoyed the vibe. The cheese sticks were alright, I think I enjoyed the marinara more than the actual cheese stick itself though.

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1 Thank Jorgia D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Had a pizza, was ok but nit as good as we expected. Low on sauce and toppings, was a little over cooked. Was a little disappointed. The pasta looked great, next time we will ry it. Service was awesome, very prifessional. No waiting and very clean.

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1 Thank babx43
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Took my family to Lil Rizzo's for dinner as this is a regular for us at the lake. Everyone had a good meal and service was great. Wait list was long as it is a popular place ( more than one hour) but they did move people in and out quickly. Also offer carry out that you can call in... More 

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1 Thank Tim P
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Love the atmosphere here. Our favorites are the salad, rolls and most importantly, the chocolate calzone!! Michael is our favorite waiter! ;)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Cuisine
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?