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Pesto Cafe

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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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Bentonville, Arkansas
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154 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit. From the outside it looks like a divey type place. Entering you still get that feel but it is intimate and semi- romantic. Started with a glass of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Reserve ($8 ). I love this wine even at the higher end of pricing. Each meal comes with a Caesar salad and garlic bread. I ordered... More 

Thank Dhplad1
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here for Valentine's Day. The parking lot was already getting packed at 530pm. Great casual dining and the cannelloni is the best EVER! It's a very large dish so we always share. Cozy little place to eat! A must when visiting Fayetteville, AR.

Thank Melanie C
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Luckily my boss covered the bill. The food was absolutely delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed everything I ate.

Thank Tabatha R
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The food at Pesto Cafe (still known to some as Ghazi's) is Italian at its best. Located in a section of the disreputable-looking Chief Motel, the long-time (~40 years old) restaurant has great food served by helpful staff in a space surrounded by old posters, photos, paintings, plants and stained glass. The only down-side is the noisiness -- it's not... More 

Thank Barbara T
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Where to begin..?? This place bills itself as "authentic Italian". Not sure how they think what the offer and serve is authentic Italian. First, the pizzas offered on a 'special thin crust' are actually 12" flour tortillas. Ever entree comes with angel hair- even the Lasagna! That's just crazy. The sauce is not anything special, wouldn't be surprised if it... More 

Thank Karen C
Lowell, Arkansas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here multiple times and it is always great. I try to choose something different from the menu every time. I haven't found anything that I didn't like. We enjoy bringing our out of town guests here.

Thank mahandley
Mc Calla, Alabama
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240 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I recently visited this restaurant after seeing the reviews on TA. I don't even know where to begin. First, it took a while for our waitress to take our order. We were about to leave when she finally came to take our order (there was only one other table of people eating). I ordered the stuffed Capellini... More 

1 Thank Fiery2015
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I've only been here once because I couldn't believe I spent around $50 for two people and not only did I hate the food but it took forever to come out. Also, parking is sparse and inconvenient.

Thank Jordan S
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 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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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?