Pizza is one of America’s favorite dishes. From the streets of the Big Apple, to the prairies of Wyoming, to the Southern California coast, people love those cheese and sauce covered pies. Pizza was born in Italy and imported by Italian and Sicilian immigrants to the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Those immigrants started pizzerias and the dish took off. In recent years chain restaurants like Pizza Hut and carry out/delivery places like Domino’s and Papa John’s began to pop up in different cities and towns. While the national chains have turned out innovative and tasty products, the best pizzas have always come from local pizzerias where the chefs create pizza pies using their own special recipes handed down from families that came to this country long ago. The Fort Smith area has several pizza parlors. Many are national or regional chains, but a few are independently owned. These pizza parlors offer homemade pizzas that will make one think they are on an Italian tour themselves. So stop by one of Fort Smith’s best pizza parlors and experience a true taste sensation.
A slice of pizza from Cavanaugh Pizza
Cavanaugh Pizza is one of the favorite pizza places on the south side of Fort Smith. Cavanaugh Pizza offers several different types of pies that can be made with either Pan or Thin Crust. Customers have the choice of adding 16 different toppings. Cavanaugh also has Specialty Pizzas. Some of the specialty pies that are offered are Garlic Cheese, Hawaiian Delight, and Taco. Cavanaugh Pizza even has a Buffet and Salad Bar.
Cavanaugh Pizza is located at 3111 Cavanaugh Road Fort Smith, 479-646-2996
Frank’s Italian Restaurant and Grill
Frank’s Italian Restaurant and Grill is not technically a pizzeria, but an Italian restaurant. However Frank’s offers Specialty Pizzas that have the look and taste of New York-style pizzas that are only found on the East Coast. Frank’s offers seven different types of specialty pizzas including Alfredo, Meat Lovers and Margarita. Frank’s offers regular toppings like Extra Cheese, Mushrooms, and Sausage; as well as Specialty Toppings like Feta Cheese, Sun dried Tomatoes, and Shrimp. Word to the wise these pies are pricier than most. Small pizzas range between 9.95 and 13.95, Mediums range between 10.95 and 15.95, Larges are priced between 11.95 and 16.95 and Extra Larges run from 12.95 to 17.95.
Frank’s Italian Restaurant and Grill is located at 1906 Fayetteville Road Van Buren, 479-474-7778
Geno’s Pizza by the Slice
Geno’s Pizza By The Slice opened their doors in 1984 and has become a favorite for residents of the River Valley. Geno’s makes their pizza with soft doughy crust, zesty tomato sauce and an army of toppings that will satisfy every craving. Customers can order their pizzas by the slice for $2.49 or can receive two slices, a salad and a drink for 6.21. Over the years Geno’s has expanded their menu to include salads, hot sandwiches, spaghetti, and even a buffet.
Geno’s Pizza by the slice is located at 8801 Jenny Lind Road Fort Smith, AR 72908. Their phone number is 479-646-6372. Geno’s also has two other locations in Fort Smith, one location in Alma, Greenwood, and Van Buren. For more information customers can log onto their website.
The Pizza Place
The Pizza Place is Alma’s number one pizza parlor. The restaurant used to be located in Mulberry, before the owners decided on the move to Alma. The Pizza Place offers regular and combination pizzas, as well as a lunch
The Pizza Place is located at 108 Highway 71 North Suite 110, Alma, AR 479-632-0770.