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Van Buren's favorite Italian Restaurant

YELP Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      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

      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

      On a cross country trip, stopped at Hampton Inn and they recommended this restaurant for dinner.  Truly old school home cooking, no frills, just taste, pleasant surprise for small town... read more

    thumb Phil B.
    8/11/2018

      I love this place! Their marinara sauce is so savory. Cheese ravioli is my go to! The food is fresh and has a great taste. The servings are large, so... read more

    thumb Mary b.
    6/18/2018

      Forgot to take a picture of the main course. Salad was great, customer service was great. We had visited this restaurant in their old location and I feel the they've... read more

    thumb Nichole W.
    7/30/2018

      Frank's can be called a staple for the Van Buren community. It's great Italian at a modest price. Everything tastes fresh when it hits the table. They bring out yummy... read more

    thumb Davey D.
    7/14/2018
TripAdvisor Ratings  
4.5+Stars

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

    avatar thumb J84L
    11/06/2019

      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

      Excellent fresh made authentic Italian food! Prices were good values. Very clean and welcoming restaurant. Staff were friendly and attentive. Fried calamari and bruschetta were delicious and perfect textures. Pasta... read more

    avatar thumb Valerie1228
    3/19/2021

      We were passing through for the night and hotel recommended Frank's for dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised! The eggplant parmesan was the best my husband has ever had, and... read more

    avatar thumb catladyKC
    2/12/2020

      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

      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 Italian Restaurant IconFrank's Italian Restaurant

525 North Plaza Drive, Van Buren

4.5 503 reviews

  • 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 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 Anthony Gray ★★★★★ a year 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.