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Van Buren's favorite Italian Restaurant

YELP Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      I was in the Ft. Smith Van Buren area and was craving italian, so I thought I'd swing by Olive Garden for a quick lunch....and then came to my senses... read more

    thumb Velma D.
    11/17/2016

      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

      My husband and I were looking for some lunch on our drive home to Texas. Reviews looked decent so we opted for Frank's. We drove into the parking lot and... read more

    thumb S W.
    7/28/2019

      Couple of things. First, the food was very good. We had the Viva Italia (I think that was it, Alfredo penne with chicken, sausage, and portabello mushrooms) and shrimp scampi.... read more

    thumb Mindy P.
    5/26/2019

      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
TripAdvisor Ratings  
4.5+Stars

      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 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

      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

      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

      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

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.