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Top rated Italian restaurants abound in Northwest Arkansas. Award-winning chefs who focus on creating Italian specialties are the norm in NWA’s Italian eateries. Almost every city in NWA has an Italian restaurant or two.

Below are the Top 10 Italian restaurants in Northwest AR:


Tavola Trattoria $$
108 SE A St, (479) 715-4738

A casual dining experience, specializing in delicious Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, Tavola Trattoria offers fine dining as well as a warm family atmosphere. The food is absolutely amazing and the service is beyond outstanding. Entrees, appetizers, desserts and drinks are all top-notch. The Tavola Giovanni pizza will capture your taste buds, the tiramisu is divine, and the ambience is cozy and warm.


Pastafina $$
1045 E Lowell Ave, (479) 844-4081

Looking for amazing Italian food? Interestingly, you can find it in the little town of Cave Springs, AR, which is only an eighteen-minute drive from Bentonville or a half hour drive from Fayetteville. The food is out-of-this-world, they have a cute full bar and the service is impeccable. It is a great place to celebrate any occasion or to have a date night. Try the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo or the Pasta Trio, and don’t forget the rolls. You won’t be disappointed.


Ermilio’s $$
26 White Street, (479) 253-8806

Located on the upper Historic Loop in a an old Victorian home, Ermilio’s  features a hearty pasta menu.  Salmon, a hard item to do just right, is done perfectly. The garlic butter is absolutely dreamy on the homemade bread and the stuffed mushrooms are phenomenal!! The fettucine alfredo sauce is wildly popular and delicious.  Do yourself a favor and go experience a meal at Ermillio’s. 


Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria $$
2036 N College Ave, (479) 301-2688

At Bocca’s you’ll find delicious hand-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and sauces made from fresh locally grown ingredients. Salads are fresh and scrumptious as are the house-made dressings. Bocca delivers consistently awesome food and service each and every time you visit. Gluten free options are also available.  Image at the top of the page, courtesy of Bocca.

bocca in Rogers and Fayetteville

Image Courtesy Bocca Italian Eatery

Bordinos $$$
310 West Dickson St, (479) 527-6795

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 not eating bread, taste the profiteroles. Make reservations as they do tend to get crowded.

Bordinos Italian Fayetteville AR

Bordinos image courtesy Cole Fennel Photography

Renzo’s Pasta & Italian Steakhouse $$
1214 Garland Ave, (479) 445-6985

Renzo’s serves delicious traditional Italian dishes in a welcoming comfortable atmosphere. They are located in a strip mall, but don’t let that throw you. It is a hidden gem that serves amazing food.  Favorite dishes include the melt in your mouth ravioli (toasted or Rosa ), Chicken Alfredo and their Chicken Parmigiana.

The owner is typically there and goes out of his way to make your dining experience a good one. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Renzo’s has a second location in Springdale.

Vetro 1925 $$$
17 East Center St,  (479) 966-4649

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.


Mirabella’s Table $$
4200 S 48th Street, Suite 10, (479) 899-6190

Mirabella’s Table is a refreshing concept that features a gourmet market, wine bar, bakery and an Italian restaurant that serves incredible food.  Their weekend brunch is popular with the locals. Mirabella’s has a weekday lunch buffet that includes soup, salad, pizza, pasta, and  dessert cups.

Napoli’s Italian Restaurant $$
463 N 46th St, (479) 631-0851

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 Pizzaiola once, you’ll be hooked for life. Known in the region for its authentic Italian food, their pasta is amazing as is their Alfredo sauce.


Mama Z’s Cafe $$
357 W Henri De Tonti Blvd, (479) 361-2750

Mama Z’s is a locally owned and operated restaurant that has been dishing out yummy traditional Italian food. The signature dishes are the Chicken Parmesan (with Spaghetti), fettuccine, lasagna, fried chicken (with spaghetti) and onion rings.  Their food is fresh and prices are reasonable. They offer friendly service and make you feel right at home.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Capriccio Ristorante  $$$
5001 W Pauline Whitaker Pkwy,(479) 633-8954

When you dine at Capriccio Ristorante in Rogers, you can expect a meal you will remember for a very long time.  Menu features many authentic Italian dishes including favorite seafood, veal, beef and pasta options. Table service is impeccable and friendly. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, this delightful restaurant should be at the top of your list.

El Italiano Street Food Truck $
4782 N College Ave, (479) 366-8062

El Italiano Street Food is a food truck that serves a unique combo of Italian food with a Mexican twist. The mouthwatering Razorback pasta is spicy and incredibly delicious.  The Chicken Alfredo and breadsticks are also outstanding.  Your food comes out piping hot, reasonably prices, large portions along with quick friendly service. What more could you want?


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