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Van Buren's favorite Italian Restaurant

YELP Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      We lived in Italy for 15 years so not authentic pastas for sure but hearty and very edible, tasty. I ordered the spaghetti carbonara which was instead sort of a... read more

    thumb Kathy B.
    4/12/2019

      We are just passing through for one night and this was our first time dining at Frank's Italian Restaurant.  We are from California and have many Italian restaurant options. But... read more

    thumb Fonda P.
    9/27/2019

      I stopped in Van Buren on my way home from picking up an antique table in a nearby town.. I was staying at the Hampton Inn next door and decided... read more

    thumb Randy Z.
    11/14/2017

      The artichoke dip and free rolls were good, if oily. But the spaghetti was way overcooked and inedible. Also the lights are inappropriate for a restaurant; so it's dim, but... read more

    thumb Amy L.
    2/09/2019

      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

      I grew up in the northeast, the home of Italian food in America, so my personal bar when it comes to this type of cuisine is very high. That said,... read more

    thumb Mike P.
    3/15/2018
TripAdvisor Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      Wow, this place is amazing. I read the reviews and had to try it. Yes, it can be that good. Franks has amazing food. You can't go wrong with any... read more

    avatar thumb 350byrond
    9/20/2020

      Living in an Italian NJ neighborhood for years, I am always reluctant to eat Italian away from the northeast coast, but this passed the test and actually surprized me. The... read more

    avatar thumb annmsouth
    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

      Frank's has a good selection of pastas and we were able to stay pretty close to our plant-based diet. Good spaghetti, good service and a nice atmosphere.

    avatar thumb Q9094GRstevem
    12/28/2019

      Absolutely fabulous place and wonderful atmosphere,absolutely delicious food and the best service ever!

    avatar thumb Tsdu1
    8/10/2020

      Stopped here because of the reviews...so glad we did! Everything we had was excellent! Their seafood is amazing and the tiramisu is FABULOUS! One of the best I've ever had.... read more

    avatar thumb tsw1064
    1/30/2020

Frank's Italian Restaurant IconFrank's Italian Restaurant

525 North Plaza Drive, Van Buren

4.5 503 reviews

  • Avatar FRED MAES ★★★★★ a year ago
    The best Italian food restaurant ever.The waitresses could have been a little more authentic Italian, … More haha! Other than that I think your best should come to Las Vegas, NV., you would have no trouble filling a restaurant 4 times the size you have here. I would be a regular customer and or help run it.Thank you for the great food.
  • 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 Mike Papacoda ★★★☆☆ 2 years ago
    I grew up in the northeast, the home of Italian food in America, so my personal bar when it comes to … More this type of cuisine is very high. That said, Franks Italian Restaurant gets near the bar, but certainly not over it.The restaurant is clean, the service is good and the food for this area is pretty good.The prices are fair and the portions are are enough to satisfy just about any appetite.My biggest disappointment is they no longer serve pizza. The used to make on of the best pizzas in town but it’s no longer on the menu.