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Van Buren's favorite Italian Restaurant

YELP Ratings  
4.5+Stars

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

    thumb Phil B.
    8/11/2018

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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
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

      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

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

    avatar thumb Tsdu1
    8/10/2020

      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

      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

      Found this via Tripadvisor while in the area. Such a good choice. Seemed like only 10 minutes from entering restaurant to having food at our table. BE WARNED - bring... read more

    avatar thumb Bob A
    3/30/2021

Frank's Italian Restaurant IconFrank's Italian Restaurant

525 North Plaza Drive, Van Buren

4.5 503 reviews

  • Avatar Valerie β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 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 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 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 β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… 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.