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Reviewed 4 days ago

The service was okay and the tiramisu was quite good. All else was simply awful. The bread was soft and slimy, not crusty like Italian bread. The lasagna had no structure and looked more like slop than lasagna and its taste was mediocre, at best....The veal marsala: mushrooms in sauce covering a piece of shoe leather that required a steak knife to cut but nonetheless could not be chewed by these human teeth. I believe the very nice manager would do better using her talents to run an restaurant that served Indian cuisine.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop by Frank's, when going back home from Branson. We had lunch and we and two others where the only ones in the restaurant. The waitress was good and helpful. The cook was long in getting the food to us. I always order...the pasta sampler and my sister, lasagna. I never notice lasagna coming out flat on your plate and not layered. The sauce was rich and strong on taste. Notice very little meat in the meals. Not like our visit back in 2019. Not worth coming back to.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service! They are typically open on Christmas Eve so Franks is a family tradition before going to church each Christmas.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

Frank's is a great place to have a meal. Always nice, good food, good service, calm and pleasant atmosphere. Have never had a bad meal there. The house salad dressing is one of my favorites. If you order a dish with cheese you get PLENTY...of it. Miss the Sinatra music selections though. I never give 5 stars because home is the best place of all so 4 is really good.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022

Thankful that after we have not traveled for over 3 years, Frank's is still here and going strong! We stopped at lunch. Very large portions. Excellent food. Friendly and fast service. Very good lunch prices too. HIghly recommend!!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022 via mobile

I Recently Had to change my diet and get away from fried food so I asked franks if they could make a grilled chicken Parm for me and I just wanted to write this review and recognize them for not only making an accommodation but...making the best chicken Parm I have ever had!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 26, 2022 via mobile

I should have left when the waitress told me they did not have wine. But, as Frank's was rated the #1 restaurant in Van Buren Arkansas, and I was afoot, I persevered. Said was OK, "Italian" dressing was a strange sweet red concoction. Bread was...nice but the Balsamic vinegar was covered in an inch deep pool of olive oil. Hard to get any balsamic into the soon oil soaked bread. The Veal Marsala was surprisingly good, the veal portion was extended by a great deal of well cooked pasta. Yhe sauce was good and was used on the bread. Service was good. If this was #1 I don't want to try #3.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2021 via mobile

The garlic Bread, spaghetti was great……. but the Cesar Salad best I have ever eaten! We were on our way back from Oklahoma to Georgia when we stopped in , so glad we did!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 14, 2021 via mobile

Very good. I really enjoyed the chicken cacciatore. The complimentary bread and oil is tasty. Our server was great. Salads are an extra charge, but we saw several people ordering them. We ordered desserts to go. The chocolate cheesecake is good. The chocolate explosion cake...had nuts in it.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

Recent Ownership/Mgmt change still looking for the way?? Restaurant appearance is great and our waitress was nice but food was a real disappointment. Perhaps the place should be called "Sauce City" instead of Frank's. While told before that my Carbonara was saute with tomatoes I...got a red sauce much like the sauce served on the lasagna of my dinning partner. Other dinners had to use a bread plate to clear some of the sauce to be able to find the pasta on their sampler plate. Our last diners order took 3 plates to get it correct when "No sauce" had been the special order. Sorry but once I got past the sauce the food still was not anything to go back for. There are some Indian special on a back menu and one must wonder if the is where the manager heart lies. Gonna recommend a pass on this one. Price is moderate.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 30, 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 your appetite when you visit here. The prices are very reasonable and the portion sizes...are rather large. As for quality of food - some of the best we have had anywhere.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 19, 2021 via mobile

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 samplers also are excellent. Alfredos and marinara are NOT pre-made!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed November 1, 2020

The food was perfect, service outstanding, ambience very pleasing! Portions are generous...you will most likely have a takeout. Frank’s will not disappoint! Did I mention their bread? Yummmmmmm

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

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 of the entrees. My wife had Manicotti and I had Chicken parmigiana and both were...delicious. An appetizer is not needed but we still got the garlic bread and it was perfect. This placed made our anniversary special. If you are close by- well it's worth your time.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 10, 2020

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

Date of visit: August 2020
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FRANK'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Van Buren - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Frank's Italian Restaurant offers takeout services.

Frank's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4