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Van Buren's favorite Italian Restaurant

YELP Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      My favorite Italian Restaurant in the Ft Smith/Van Buren area! The food is always fresh, authentic, and tasty. Whether dining in or getting it to go, Frank's is a great... read more

    thumb Andy C.
    7/12/2018

      Great little gem of an Italian restaurant just off the Interstate.  As good as you'll find in this part of the world.  The pasta sampler was fantastic.  Service was excellent.... read more

    thumb Steve H.
    3/28/2019

      For anybody in Oklahoma, Texas, or Arkansas, this is the same menu as what Napoli's used to be. Awesome garlic knots with dipping oil. The crab stuffed mushroom appetizer was... read more

    thumb Landis T.
    10/07/2017

      We are fairly new to Arkansas being a transplant from Connecticut. We are used to excellent Italian food. Franks easily compares with any place we have ever eaten including New... read more

    thumb Passaro P.
    4/13/2018

      This restaurant has no ambiance whatsoever, but having said that the food was delicious!  We has veal piccata, spinach ravioli, pasta trio, and spaghetti and meatballs.  The veal was a... read more

    thumb Raven H.
    9/02/2017

      Freshly prepared, authentic and delicious. We loved all 3 entrees we ordered! The service was very attentive yet not pushy. We will come by again when we are driving to... read more

    thumb Susan G.
    8/03/2019
TripAdvisor Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      Outstanding food and service during the Covid craziness. A glass is wine would have added to the enjoyment of great food and environment.

    avatar thumb TravelRDNo
    7/26/2020

      Sauce was a bit bland and a bit sweet, otherwise the Manicotti was good. Mixed Salad was good. Waitress was preoccupied

    avatar thumb Pwhite660
    2/09/2020

      Frank’s has the best bread and dipping oil. Great menu for lunch or for dinner. Pleasant atmosphere.

    avatar thumb J84L
    11/06/2019

      Stayed in Van Buren on our way from Kansas to Memphis to watch our Wildcats play Navy in the Liberty Bowl. We love Italian and the #1 rated restaurant happened... read more

    avatar thumb Woofcat
    12/28/2019

      I have been twice with my GF and food and service was great, prices too. Decor was very nice as well as the music.

    avatar thumb Gangsterofluv
    11/21/2019

      Great service, Great food, Great atmosphere to bring your love out to dine. The chicken Fred's Special was to die for. No room for dessert.

    avatar thumb 799dalee
    2/29/2020

Frank's Italian Restaurant IconFrank's Italian Restaurant

525 North Plaza Drive, Van Buren

4.5 503 reviews

  • Avatar James Zimlich ★★★★★ a month ago
    The food here is fantastic so don't let the humble look of the building fool you. Service was top … More notch, friendly, unobtrusive, and knowledgeable. Waitress handled our special order with grace and kitchen knocked all the dishes out of the pack. Portions are amazingly generous!
  • Avatar Valerie ★★★★★ in the last week
    The food was really good and yes I'd love to go back and i will...here is my new grandbabies,yes … More I'm a little proud
  • Avatar Anthony Gray ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Frank's is a very good restaurant service is great and friendly the food I think is wonderful the … More amount you receive is more than one person eat. If you have not tried them you should it a very good restaurant.