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Pesto Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1830 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703-2607
+1 479-582-3330
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Looking for something that wasn't a chain during a business trip to Fayetteville. Great cozy little restaurant. Our food was delicious & served quickly. Great portion sizes. Parking is a little weird with the little hotel next door. Reasonably priced.

Thank Mark T
Springdale, Arkansas
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy, quiet, just a very good place to enjoy an evening of excellent Italian food and a nice bottle of wine! You will never leave hungry! We always leave with a carry out. Recommended dining.

Thank Barbara R
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

But, this time we took the whole family. The service was great, and everyone loved their food; that's a small miracle in itself. It looks and feels very welcoming---a mixture of Italy and Arkansas. It's one of the restaurants in Fayetteville that everyone should try.

Thank Kenny B
Wentzville, Missouri
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here today and would only rate it a 3 but in the past it was a 4.5. The chicken Milano tasted sour. The kids cheese pizza was really good.

Thank FYIgirl
Rogers, Arkansas
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn't look much on the outside, but it is friendly and the food is tasty and hot. I had the manicotti and my friend had the cannaloni. Both were delicious. They came with salad and bread and you can add your own grated cheese. We both needed take home boxes as there was a lot of food. I would visit... More 

Thank Pat P
Little Rock, Arkansas
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Foods is always made fresh and tastes great. I had the Shrimp Scampi this trip and it was awesome! Service is friendly and helpful.

Thank OnTheRoadAgain-5ofUs
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a very cozy cafe right in an old motor lodge that looks somewhat run down. I wasn't expecting much and got far more than I thought I would. The decor is somewhere between Italian and the 60's and 70's US. The wait staff seemed to be hippy wantabes. I had the lasagna which came with a Caesar salad... More 

Thank stephaniepE9807CJ
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Four of us stopped in. We were seated promptly, the waitress was good and professional, and the place feels like 1976. The vibe here is one of warmth and comfort, I felt like I had grown up eating here on my first visit. Started with wine, then on the pasta. All entrees came with a really nice Caesar salad, and... More 

Thank SiouxChief
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch. A friend said her co-workers raved about this place. I don't know why! Our server was great! The food not so much. One of my forks still had food stuck to it when I unwrapped it from the napkin. I ordered the lasagna. It came with angel hair pasta on the side. I was able to... More 

Thank notanokieever
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We love to go to this restaurant. The food is great and enough for my husband and I to share one meal and have enough room for the most delicious tiramisu ever. Come early if you don't want to wait on line. If you come after 6 you may have a line.

Thank Ellen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1830 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fayetteville
  • Phone Number: +1 479-582-3330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?