Little Rock, the capital of the US state Arkansas, is a hub for delicious rich foods and has a long history with serving Italian cuisine in particular. The importance of the meeting between Italian food and southern cuisine is very apparent in Little Rock. Here’s our guide to the best venues for Italian cuisine in Little Rock.
The Italian cuisine at Bruno’s Little Italy has been unmatched since 1949, and the list of awards the owners have received over the years is a testament to that. Special creations, like their famous 13-inch hand-thrown neapolitan pizzas, are among the many reasons they have won countless awards for their outstanding dishes. The Around The World Pizza is a perfect combination of one quarter each of cheese, sausage, anchovy, and mushrooms.
Pizza Cafe has specialty pizzas including The Dirty ‘D,’ which is mozzarella and feta cheese with zucchini, Rotel tomatoes, and spinach all atop a delicious pizza dough. They also have a vegetarian alfredo pizza made with alfredo sauce, mozzarella, feta, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and artichoke hearts. Guests can enjoy amazing pizzas like these in three different sizes: ten-inch, 13-inch, and a 15-inch.
Zaza Fine Salad and Wood-Oven Pizza Co. is a product of a zealous passion for wood-fired thin crust pizzas with a salad on the side and gelato to top it all off. Every pizza is cooked in their 800-degree wood-fired oven and among the many pizzas is the quatro stagioni. This pizza is divided into quarters, one topped with prosciutto, the second with roasted mushrooms, the third with kalamata olives, and the fourth artichoke hearts, mozzarella, parmesan, and tomato sauce.
Gino’s Pizza & Philly Steak affordable menu has a range of sizes and toppings, all at very affordable prices. The toppings include savory meats like beef, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and bacon. Fresh-cut vegetable toppings include onions, crisp bell peppers, banana peppers, juicy tomatoes, black olives, mushroom, sweet pineapple, and spicy jalapeños. For dessert, try their sweet and fluffy carrot cake.
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Vino’s Inc. serves hand-tossed, stone-baked, New-York-style and made-to-order pizza by the slice for a great price. If one slice is not enough, there’s also options like the medium 14-inch or large 16-inch Vino’s special pizza, complete with pepperoni, mushrooms, Italian sausage, onions, meatballs, green peppers, and green and black olives with extra cheese. Better still, extra cheese can be added without the surcharge for additional toppings. Do not let the amazing pizza distract you from the fact that this restaurant is also a lively alternative entertainment venue as well.