Little Rock has many restaurants, with a variety of cuisine.  The following list are some local restaurants that make Little Rock a contender among cities that are known for their great food.

 

Cafe Prego - Cafe Prego is in the Heights area and the atmosphere reflects the atmosphere of the neighborhood. To keep the one-page menu simple Prego only offers three kinds of pasta and six sauces. Cafe Prego is reasonably priced. A full order of pasta is about $8. Eggplant parmesan is around $10 while veal & salmon run up to $15. A decent wine list compliments the food. Located on 5510 Kavanaugh Blvd. Call 501-663-5355 for more information.

Bruno's -  A Little Rock staple for years. It started in 1947. They have everything from hand-thrown pizza to seafood dishes to just plain spaghetti. Located at 315 N. Bowman Road, 501-224-4700. http://www.brunoslittleitaly.com/

Loca Luna - located on 3519 Old Cantrell Road. Loca Luna presents itself as a "neighborhood bistro.  It's a perfect special night out. They offer a wide selection of gourmet food, On the dinner menu, appetizers include homemade lobster and blue crab cakes ($8.95). Entrees have a little something for everyone. The iron skillet grilled vegetable medley ($14.95) include tomatoes, spinach, red cabbage and carrots with saffron rice and topped with cheese. It is delicious! For the more carnivorous, they have Pot Roast with shitake mushrooms and root vegetables ($13.95), Pork Osso Bucco ($19.95), steaks, salmon, pasta and more. They also make an excellent hand tossed pizza.

Flying Fish - Located on 511 President Clinton Ave. Their hours are 11 am to 10 pm. The Flying Fish is no frills. You place your order at a counter, get your own drinks and seat yourself amongst mounted fish with wings. Although fried food, especially catfish, is the mainstay there are many non-fried options.

Damgoode pies - There's a pizza place in Little Rock that offers prices comparable to the chains but without the cardboard taste. If you're looking for unique toppings like artichokes, feta cheese and ricotta this is the place to go.Hand made your way. Damgoode Pies also has a nice selection of pasta, salads and sandwiches .2701 Kavanaugh Blvd  501-664-2239 Mon.-Sun.

Vino's - located at 923 West 7th, They offer pizza, beer, and some really good music, With a variety of music.

Cotham's In The City   401 West 3rd Street, Cotham's Mercantile   Scott, Arkansas - Cotham's restaurants have a long and distinguished history in Arkansas. The present store, Cotham's Mercantile, was built in 1917. It has served as a general mercantile store in the Scott area for area farmers and plantation owners since it's beginning. It has also served as a military commissary and lockup for local law violators awaiting trial by a circuit-riding judge. In 1984, a small eating area was opened to serve lunch to area farmers. Soon discovered by prominent politicians, notably Bill Clinton and David Pryor, the restaurant suddenly became the place to eat and greet for distinguished Arkansans from all walks of life. A new location opened in October of 1999 on the corner of 3rd and Victory. Cotham's has now become an institution in Arkansas, whose reputation for outstanding food has gained national recognition. whose trademark hubcap hamburgers and onion rings have won many Arkansas Times Readers Awards as the best in the state. So when you come here, bring your memories and your appetite. With two locations, to serve you better.

Cajuns Wharf - Located on 2400 Cantrell Road.One of the city's best-known restaurants overlooking the Arkansas River; menu features seafood, steaks; entertainment, dancing. Everything to fresh seafood to steak,

Whole Hog Cafe -  Located on 2516 Cantrell Rd, it offers award winning barbeque at a great price. everything from pulled pork sandwiches to whole hog salads. They offer 6 sauces, that you can add yourself,  Or if your brave the volcano sauce only avaliable from behind the counter.