Are you in the mood for some delicious Italian food? If you are in Northwest Arkansas or plan to be, then you are in luck, this area has some of the best Italian restaurants in the country. Below are the top rated savory Italian restaurants in Bentonville, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale.
Some of the restaurants are considered fine dining establishments, and others not so much, but they do have one thing in common, delicious Italian food. Enjoy!!
Below are the Top 10 Italian Restaurants in NWA:
108 Southeast A Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
If you are craving American Italian with Mediterranean influences, take your family and your taste buds to trendy Tavola Trattoria, a terrific little family-style Italian bistro located just off the Historic Bentonville Downtown Square on Southeast A. St. Customers rave about the Buratta and the Ravioli Tavola.
Devito’s of Eureka Springs
5 Center Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Located in Historic Downtown Eureka Springs, Devito’s of Eureka Springs, in business for 27 years, offers farm-raised trout and Italian specialties. Dine overlooking East Mountain in their glassed-in porch or choose intimate street-side dining or try their newest addition, sky-view dining on the roof-top. Trout are obtained from their own family-owned trout farm making it a true farm-to-table restaurant. The trout gets a huge nod, but so does the seafood fettuccine.
26 White Street, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Located on the upper Historic Loop in a an old Victorian home, Ermilio’s received the 2014 Arkansas Times Reader’s Choice Award for Winner: Best Italian Restaurant All Around Arkansas and Winner: Best Restaurant In Eureka Springs. The restaurant features a hearty pasta menu. Salmon, a hard item to do just right, is done perfectly.
Chef Katherine Zeller creates delicious Italian cuisine at Cafe Amore located on East Van Buren. Popular menu items are the pizza, the lasagna and the creme brulee. One patron describes it as “a little treasure hidden in the hills of Eureka Springs”.
310 West Dickson Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Located on West Dickson St., Bordinos is an upscale restaurant offering refined Italian menu items, delicious deserts, wine flights and a weekend brunch. A great romantic dinner venue, it is also appealing to parties. Try the steak, and even if you are off bread, taste the profiteroles. Make reservations as they do tend to get crowded.
The Pesto Café
1830 College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703
With pestos made from the freshest ingredients including, the finest extra virgin olive oil, farm fresh herbs, pine nuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts, The Pesto Cafe’ located on College Ave, specializes in masterful Italian creations guaranteed to tempt your appetite. Enjoy relaxing to fun live acoustic music on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Try the Eggplant Parmesan.
17 East Center Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Vetro 1925 Ristorante, located on East Center Street in a charming old renovated building with exposed brick, offers classic Italian flavors & wine in a classy atmosphere. The presentation and service are excellent. Try the cannelloni or the Spaghetti Carbonara made in the Roman way.
Napoli’s Italian Restaurant
4408 West Walnut Street #5, Rogers, AR 72756
Located on West Walnut St, Napoli’s Italian Restaurant serves some of the best Neapolitan style pizza in NWA. Even people from NYC rave about it. Try the Sausage Pizzaioa once, you’ll be hooked for life. Known in the region for its authentic Italian food, their pasta is amazing and their Alfredo sauce is also special.
14528 Arkansas 12, Rogers, AR 72756
Located on Arkansas 12 close to Beaver Lake, Tony C’s has a restaurant side and a bar side. The restaurant side features terrific Italian food made from scratch and the bar side makes mouth-watering pizza with an amazing crust. The bar side also has fun, games and music. In addition, their breakfast enchiladas are to die for.
582 West Henri De Tonti Boulevard, Springdale, AR 72762
In business for more than 60 years and located in Tontitown, the Venesian Inn prides itself on serving only authentic Italian food, homemade rolls, southern fried chicken and delicious steak entrées. It’s diverse menu has something for everyone. Experience a little taste of Italy when you choose to dine at the Venesian Inn. Bring a friend and a very healthy appetite and try the spaghetti and fried chicken combination.
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