Lake of the Ozarks BEST Italian Food & Sports Bar!
Li'l Rizzo's has been locally owned and operated by the Borders family since 1985. Founded by Carol Borders, Mike Rizzo, and Ed Alexander, the original Rizzo's was located on Bagnell Dam Boulevard in the location now occupied by Peckers.
The original or "Big Rizzo's" was the first fine dining Italian restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks and one of the first to stay open year round!
Rizzo's was an immediate success and Carol soon acquired full ownership. She maintained the name "Rizzo's" and the menu but had no affiliation with the "Rizzo's" restaurants in St. Louis.
In 1987 Carol opened the first Li'l Rizzo's at the corner of Hwy 54 and KK. Li'l Rizzo's offered pizza, pasta and sandwiches. Memorial Day weekend 1990, Carol and daughter Linda opened the second Li'l Rizzo's on State Road HH. Li'l Rizzo's on HH was a hit, however, at the expense of the original Rizzo's and it was closed in 1991. Carol and son Bill opened the third Li'l Rizzo's adjacent to the Osage Beach Premium Factory Outlets in July 1997.
Li'l Rizzo's, now under the ownership of Carol's son, Bill Borders, has locations in Lake Ozark and Osage Beach.
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