Best Italian Food in Fayetteville
Best Italian Food in Fayetteville

Breadsticks, Pasta, Carbs, oh my! If you’re looking to carbo-load on some high-class Italian food, then we’ve got you covered. There are several Italian restaurants in Fayetteville, Arkansas that can knock your socks off, but here are just a few.


Geraldi's has been serving the fine folks of Fayetteville, Arkansas for nearly thirty years. Subs, salads, pizza, or pasta, Geraldi’s has it all, with made-to-order meals curated with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. This family-owned and operated Italian eatery is perfect for a date night or a lunch with the family. You’ll want to try the Pesto Veggie sandwich, filled with pesto sauce, artichoke hearts, feta cheese, onions, and topped with tomato, lettuce, and dressing. After taking down every bite, make sure you save room for some delicious carrot cake or Italian cream cake. Offering both dine-in and carry-out options.

Located at 20 S. University Ave.

Vetro 1925

Vetro 1925 is located in the historic Cravens Building built-in 1925. Their relocation won the 2012 Adaptive Use Award from the Fayetteville Chamber. Vetro 1925 treats Fayetteville to the rich flavors of authentic Italian food. Their aged prosciutto, cheeses, and Sicilian olives are imported from Italy. Their seafood is always sustainably sourced, and their produce and meats come from an array of local farms. Vetro 1925 chef, Alan Dierks, specializes in seafood and fine cuts of meat. He and his staff strive to preserve simple, clean flavors, using the freshest ingredients.

17 E. Center Street

Pesto Cafe

The people of Fayetteville cannot stop talking about how much they love Pesto’s by Lance. Decorated in classic Tuscan style, the newly refreshed restaurant will whisk you away to Italy when you walk in the door. If you’re hungry for hearty classic Italian dish, try Chef’s Lasagna Al Forno with layers of beef bolognese, pomodoro sauce, pasta, and mozzarella cheese. Looking for a lighter option? Try the Salmon Santorini featuring linguine tossed in Chef’s homemade pesto sauce topped with pan-seared salmon. Gluten-free and dairy-free menu items are available upon request. Pesto’s by Lance serves a vibrant collection of wines and cocktails, and don’t miss the Tiramisu or Spumoni for dessert!

1830 N College Avenue

Bocca - Fayetteville

Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria offers fresh ingredients and house-made pasta, sauces, bread, mozzarella, and wood-fired pizzas. Bocca instantly feels like home, from the friendly staff to delicious desserts, Bocca dazzles its customers with more than fancy patio lights. Before your meal, enjoy fresh roasted garlic with freshly baked bread to get the afternoon started. Check out their Chicken Parmigiana, which is delicately pan-fried chicken breast covered with house-made mozzarella and served with spaghetti. Don’t forget to mark Bocca down on your calendars and remember, dinner starts at 5 pm every night.

2036 N College Avenue

Renzo’s Pasta

The tantalizing tastes of old-world Italy come to life with every bite you take when you choose to dine at Renzo's Pasta & Italian Steakhouse. Renzo's Italian steakhouse in Fayetteville, AR, is your premier destination when you're craving the fabulous flavors of finely cooked steaks, tender pasta, and much more. Renzo’s has taken the traditional Italian cuisine and fused in a mixture of innovative ideas and ingredients to create an incredible array of Italian immigrant cooking. We recommend ordering the Primavera Irene, prepared with fresh sautéed vegetables over bowtie in a lemon cream sauce or their fresh pesto sauce.

1214 Garland Avenue

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