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Prima Italia, Fort Smith, AR

Prima Italia

4.7
4.7
41 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Owned by a trio of talented chefs, the menus at Prima Italia were developed to offer patrons authentic, contemporary Italian cuisine. The highest quality raw ingredients, such as eggs from Happy Egg based in Rogers, AR, who also supply Michelin starred restaurants in New York and Los Angeles, are used to create fresh pasta daily. The pasta is made using equipment by Imperia & Monfeṙṙina imported directly from Asti, Italy. Breads are sourced locally from Harvest Moon Bakery.

We are excited for Fort Smith to experience our cuisine in this beautiful space!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (479) 446-7020
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Best Overall

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Best Food

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Best Service

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Best Value

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Good for business meals

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Good for groups

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Healthy

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Hot spot

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Great for fine wines

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Romantic

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Good for special occasions

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Lively

  • Fayetteville / Northwest Arkansas

    Most Booked

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Overall

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Food

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Service

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Value

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Good for business meals

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Good for groups

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Healthy

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Hot spot

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Great for fine wines

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Romantic

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Good for special occasions

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Lively

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Most Booked

41 Reviews
  1. VictorG

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was marvelous, a culinary delight, and our waiter, Vincent, he's the best...!!!

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  2. MikeSkehan

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time. Went for the brunch which was a great value for some really delicious food. Server was great. Will come back to try the dinner and bar.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for our family of seven, celebrating my wife birthday! Highly recommended! Enjoy

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  4. SherissaH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful and will definitely support this business. Our server Vincent was great!

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  5. AliciaC

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, nice atmosphere, excellent service. Shiloh was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly! Thanks for a great experience!

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  6. Kimmer711

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food! Price was very reasonable for the quality! Seth was fabulous waiter. Wonderful ambience. We will be returning soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very cold. Pre set menu was not what I would expect for Italian restaurant

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner is always delicious at Prima Italia. The portions are huge, so you definitely get a great value. The service is exceptional. We love the decor…it makes a special night even more special. 

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  9. FortSmithNana

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food; lasagne and mozzarella appetizer was stellar. Served hot and very large portions. The fresh pasta was melt in your mouth. Highly recommend! Dined at a table near patio which was very quiet and beautiful patio lights offered a warm glow. Take time to look at the art. It’s a feast in itself. Vincent was our server. He knew the menu and answered our questions. We never felt rushed. Chef chatted with us about the Sunday Brunch that could feed a village. I’m very interested in fresh crepes! We enjoyed the entire experience and look forward to returning soon for the salmon.

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  10. Canada

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our date night! Great food and service!

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  11. LadyD1

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    My dish was spicy but wasn't described as so on the menu. If I had known, I would have ordered something different. It was good, but not something I would normally eat. The service was slow. We were there over 3 hours. It took us over an hour to get our food after ordering. Service staff was very nice. I would come back to eat and try it again. Sometimes restaurants can have an off night.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was my first time visiting this restaurant. It was a Saturday evening so expected it would be a crowd who would enjoy fine dining. I sent a note on Open Table that this was my mom’s 90th birthday celebration and that I would be bringing a cake. Never received any acknowledgment that this message had been received so called the restaurant the day of the reservation and left a voicemail. Again, no acknowledgment. When we arrived there was a table (if you can call it that) of 42 children and adults taking up an entire corner of the dining room! Needless to say, this was a chaotic scene of teens and preteens shuttling to and fro from table to bathroom and then (thankfully) outside to the patio. Not a festive occasion for our mom’s birthday, and, in fact, we opted to leave and take our dessert home so that we could enjoy it in peace. The Pasta Mi Amore was nice. The short rib ravioli had a weird, too salty sauce to accompany it. It was almost like a packaged gravy mix. I would much rather have had a tomato sauce or bolognese with it. Our server, Shiloh, was awesome though! We will try this restaurant again but NOT on a weekend night.

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  13. GFaldon

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We appreciated Vincent being so friendly and attentive. The food was incredible! I highly recommend Prima Italia!

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  14. MJandD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful space. Ok food. Decent service. MIGHT give it one more chance

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  15. KimberlyN

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time. I will be back. Our meals were absolutely delicious! Loved the ambience and the wait staff took care of us. Pricing is right on the mark and well worth the experience. Can't wait to eat out on the patio when the weather warms!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have always loved Rialto and have been meaning to try the new Prima Italia. We are glad we gave it a try for our Fridate. We saw our favorite server, Vincent. He has always been consistently the best ever. He is attentive and quick. He has the most beautiful smile and an amazing personality that makes the encounter feel so warm. The food we ordered were all good. Husband had a couple of Old Fashions, a side salad, the Chicken Mi Amore and the Affogato ice cream. I had the Pork Osso Bucco and the Tiramisu. All of them were delicious and came in large portions. We left with tummies full and satisfied. Oh, and the GM, Zac, was so gracious to check on us and clear our table as well. We will definitely be back again. We hope your business thrives here in the Fort.

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  17. MaggieM

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a very enjoyable evening with a friend from out of town. The food was delicious with ample size servings. Our waiter Vincent made great suggestions and took great care of us. We will definitely be returning to Prima Italia.

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  18. kennyg

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent with great atmosphere.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes you’re in the right place. It’s a bank by day and restaurant by night. We had a great experience, food and service were both top notch. Nice wine selection & an excellent margarita.

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  20. NicoleF

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful! Vincent was our waiter and was amazing at his job. He suggested different dishes and drinks and was very attentive and humorous. We had the chicken Alfredo primavera and the chicken Mi Amore. Both were creamy, not too heavy, and extremely flavorful! We will definitely be back!

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  21. rick

    Little Rock

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a date night with my wife for our 1st visit to Prima Italia & was very impressed! Big city feel in a downtown bank building. Great handcrafted cocktails, split appetizer, salad, entree & dessert and were full but not stuffed! Great addition for Ft Smith!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely NYE dinner with the family. Server was wonderful - engaged with the kids and made us all feel very welcomed. Food was delicious.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The New Year’s Eve dinner was amazing, great food, beautiful atmosphere

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  24. HeadHog

    Fayetteville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was great and did not rush us. Overall food was above average. Loved the crab cake appetizer. Both our pasta dishes were on spot and well presented. Deserts were tasty. I would have welcomed the music in the background and not so loud and having the bread and oil included versus as an extra side given the price points. We will return.

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  25. JulieL

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good. Great flavors, great preparation, generous portions, nicely presented. Vincent provided super service. He was very personable and kept us informed without being intrusive. We will go back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointed. Ordered veal parmigiana. Expected, at these prices, a good meal. The “veal” was a veal patty similar to what I’d expect at a Dennys. The pasta was ok. The Marinara sauce was just fair. Others ordered the chicken alfredo. It rose to the level of acceptable. The prices were ridiculous, especially considering the quality of the food.

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  27. RachelF

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice experience....service was friendly and efficient lots of great Buffett choices

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  28. Donna

    Fayetteville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday brunch was very nice. We both thought the omelet was the best we'd had in a while. I can't stop thinking about the espresso at the end of the meal.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. My family did their Sunday brunch. Great variety of food, high quality ingredients, would definitely go again.

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  30. GinaLee

    Fayetteville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, our experience at Prima Italia was great. We had nice cocktails, good wine, and delicious food. Lasagna, Veal Mi Amore, Caesar salad with salmon, and bruschetta - all cooked perfectly and served with enthusiasm by Vincent. This was our fourth visit and we look forward to making lots of memories at Prima Italia. Congratulations to Zack and staff for creating such a special restaurant.

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  31. RickH

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences we’ve had in town in a long time! Definitely will go back

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This experience was absolutely wonderful and a perfect way to celebrate my wife and I's anniversary. The food was perfectly cooked, the pasta was delicious, and the waiter we had was above and beyond with his ability to explain the menu and his patience at our indecisiveness over such an amazing looking menu. The atmosphere was quiet and softly lit in a room that was not overly busy. Will come back for sure.

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  33. DarrenB

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience! The menu was great, the food was great, the service was great and the atmosphere was great! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Atmosphere is super laid back as well! Would highly recommend checking this place out! 10/10!!

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  35. LakenE

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a great evening at prima! the food and drinks were excellent, and the service was above and beyond. we are excited to go back!

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  36. mac4

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Very slow service! Herat ambience.

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  37. GinaLee

    Fayetteville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here, and we have been thrilled both times! The food is delicious, cocktails are made by the best bartender in town (so happy he joined the team!), and the service is top-notch! We can’t wait to make more memories at Prima Italia!

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  38. MarkB

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Vincent is a great server. I had "Veal Parmesan" -- one of the best I've had.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent buffet choices! Food was a great value and delicious! Lots of attention from Derrick, our server, and Zak and Sharon. Wonderful addition to Fort Smith! Thank you for a wonderful Thanksgiving brunch. We will certainly be back.

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  40. mac4

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Service was slow. Great ambiance. Will recommend. Will come back soon!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Prima Italia is rated 4.7 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Prima Italia

720 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-2404

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Fort Smith
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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