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Pesto Cafe

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1830 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703-2607
+1 479-582-3330
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
16 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Dumas, Arkansas
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Stayed in Fayetteville Tuesday night and wanted Italian. This restaurant was highly recommended. Even advertised live music. It is located in parking lot of a dumpy motel but there were nice vehicles in lot so we decided to try. Small place and kinda loud and the live music was probably the owner singing and playing guitar - crowd seemed local... More 

Thank goodgame123
Springfield, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Probably my favorite restaurant in Fayetteville. Great atmosphere, sterling service, amazing food always.

Thank DangerDan77
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times and it is always very good. Good alcohol, wine choices are nice, and always good service. I go there on date night and to celebrate cool events in our lives. I'm never disappointed. Chicken Milano is solid, lasagna is always dependable, and the seafood dishes are never disappointing.

Thank tjweiss5082
Springdale, Arkansas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

From the outside, it looks like a little hole-in-the-wall pizzeria. And, yes, it's adjacent to a fairly janky-looking motel. But don't let those things fool you into thinking that the food and the whole experience will be anything less than wonderful. The dishes are unique, beautifully presented, and absolutely scrumptious. Hubby's favorite is the salmon, and I really, really like... More 

Thank MsMelodyAnn
Benton, Arkansas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here 4 times now & it never fails to please. Great, authentic Italian food. The staff is great, prices are reasonable & the pasta is superb. Caesar salad is mediocre but the pasta is amazing.

Thank ArleneGreen72150

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly
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?