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Van Buren's favorite Italian Restaurant

YELP Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      Mediocre Italian food although you get huge portions for the money. Nice staff. Small dining area.

    thumb R S.
    1/27/2017

      Great food, Great staff, and beautiful music! Just went and ate there for the 2nd time and there will be many more visits to come.

    thumb Julia R.
    3/01/2020

      Drive on by.  Nothing special here and, in fact, the food is bland and skimpy in portion.  The meatballs  are bought frozen, which makes sense re the blandness and spongy... read more

    thumb Valerie C.
    10/15/2017

      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

      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

      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
TripAdvisor Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      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

      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

      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 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

      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

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

    avatar thumb Tsdu1
    8/10/2020

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.