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Pesto Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


US$12 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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You will notice the difference in the pesto cafe’s masterful creations with our combination of aromatic herbs, spices and vegetables, in our magnificent sauces.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Served with garlic bread
Caprese a La Pesto
Fresh mozzarella‏ marinated roma tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Served with bread
With chicken $8.95
With shrimp $11.95
Side salad $4.95
Pesto $+1.00
Caesar Salad
Our own homemade caesar dressing on top of a bed of crispy romaine lettuce, homemade garlic bread and parmesan cheese
All entrees served with garlic bread and a caesar salad.
With meat $13.95
Angel Hair Pasta
Angel hair pasta with pomodoro sauce
With chicken $16.95
With shrimp $18.95
Fettuccini Alfredo
The pesto cafe’s own blend of farm cheeses creates a delightful alfredo sauce
Homemade Veggie Lasagna
The pesto cafe’s unique layers of seasonal veggies, pomodoro sauce, pasta and 3 cheeses make this a delicious and light entree. Served with angel hair pasta
Fettuccini Primavera
A generous mixture of fresh seasonal vegetables blended in a light pink sauce served over fettuccini pasta
Tube pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese, fresh herbs, and pine nuts covered with pomodoro sauce and provolone cheese. Served with angel hair pasta
Eggplant Parmesan
Fresh herb crusted pan seared eggplant layered with ricotta cheese covered with pomodoro sauce, provolone cheese, and pine nuts. Served with angel hair pasta
Pesto Pasta
Angel hair‏ pasta in a garden fresh pesto base, sauteed artichoke hearts, blended fresh herbs and topped with tomatoes. This dish is truly zestfully satisfying
Veggie a La Sonoma
Seasonal veggies with organically grown shiitake mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts in a vegetable based sauce and served over angel hair pasta
Eggplant Rigatoni a La Pesto
Eggplant, organically grown shiitake mushrooms and sundried tomatoes with carrots, bell peppers, and scallions in a pesto sauce served over rigatoni pasta
All entrees served with garlic bread and a caesar salad.
Homemade Meat Lasagna
Layers of seasoned beef, pomodoro sauce, pasta and three cheeses make this a must for a meat lover. Served with angel hair pasta
Tube pasta‏ stuffed with seasoned beef, fresh ricotta cheese and pine nuts, covered with pomodoro sauce and provolone cheese. Served with angel hair pasta
Chicken Marino
Seared breast of chicken, sauteed mushrooms, bell peppers and artichoke hearts served in a Marino pink sauce with angel hair pasta
Chicken Parmesan
Fresh herb‏ crusted pan seared chicken covered with pomodoro sauce and provolone cheese. Served with angel hair pasta
Chicken Picatta
Sauteed chicken‏ medallions in a light lemon butter sauce with mushrooms and fresh herbs over angel hair pasta
With pork $18.95
Chicken or Pork Marsala
Medallions of‏ chicken or pork tenderloin sauteed in marsala wine sauce with mushrooms, bell peppers, and scallions over angel hair pasta
Chicken Milano
Sauteed chicken medallions in a unique blend of organically grown shiitake mushrooms and sundried tomatoes with artichoke hearts and bell peppers served over angel hair pasta
Cheese or Beef Ravioli Primavera
Ravioli stuffed with your choice of either cheese or beef on a bed of seasonal vegetables which include squash, cauliflower, bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli, peas, mushrooms and onions in a roasted garlic pink sauce
Cheese or Beef Tortellini Primavera
Same as above except with tortellini
We use a special thin crust and our own fresh herbs.
Pizza served with a caesar salad
Pesto Pizza
Pesto based thin crust topped with pepperoni, fresh tomatoes, blended farm cheeses, fresh herbs and pine nuts
Full Moo Pizza
Italian sausage, seasoned beef, pepperoni, blended farm cheeses, fresh tomatoes, and fresh herbs with a tomato based crust
Connor's Cheese Pizza
Red sauce and provolone cheese. Great for kids
Rebecca's Pie
Basil pesto,‏ sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, purple onion, bell peppers, squash, zucchini, garlic, carrots, fresh tomatoes and fresh farm cheeses
Freaky Steve's Veggie Delight
Pesto, avocado, farm cheeses, tomatoes, carrots, squash, zucchini, red onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and broccoli
Mara's Magnificent Make
Pesto, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, pepperoni, bell peppers, sweet basil, fresh tomatoes, fresh farm cheeses, and pine nuts
Pesto, Italian sausage, purple onions, provolone cheese, mushrooms, bell peppers, garlic, sweet basil, tomatoes, and fresh farm cheeses
Le Chicken Coupe
Pesto, bell‏ peppers, grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, purple onions, squash, zucchini, carrots, sun dried tomatoes and farm cheeses
Pear Frangelico
A pear sauteed in frangelico liqueur, cinnamon and nutmeg. Served with vanilla ice cream
Peach Melba
A sliced peach drizzled with a raspberry Melba sauce. served with vanilla ice cream
Italian lady fingers soaked in espresso with a touch of chocolate sauce
Cheesecake topped with your choice of raspberry Melba sauce or chocolate sauce
Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Diet Coke, Tea, Lemonade, Root Beer and Coffee
Mountain Valley Spring Water, Mountain Valley Sparkling Water
We serve only purified drinking water
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All reviews chicken milano pasta primavera tiramisu bread italian food jerry garcia hippie vibe favorite italian italian place hole in the wall portions are large family style vegetarian options definitely eat here again nice atmosphere thin crust
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Pesto Cafe just might be a place that only locals can love. After all, we're used to the hippie vibe. Or maybe a takeout order is the way to go. Whatever you do, be sure to savor every bite. This is some delicious, hearty Italian...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Gigilua
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a local fave and one of the best hole-in-wall restaurants in town. Don't let the fact that it's located in a motel parking lot scare you - it adds to the charm. I think it's the most honest Italian food in NWA if...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank coymichelle
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Probably our third time here. Comfortably eclectic, listening to good jazz right now. We love the "pizzas" all fresh ingredients. I had Amy's Amazing Aphrodisiac, delicious veggies . Scott had Mara's magical Make, which is like mine but with pepperoni and pine nuts. The pizzas...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank ACscubadiver
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We only go if we get a gift card because it's soooo overpriced. Don't get me wrong, food is good but it's not a good value We retired from Dallas and you could get Italian food on every corner that was just as good as...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Schmagle
Reviewed 22 June 2017

You wouldn't think by looking at the location this would be a great place to eat but it is one of the best in Fayetteville. they have big portions so my friend and I always split a meal.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank g0lfm0m1
Reviewed 30 March 2017 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...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Dhplad1
Reviewed 30 March 2017 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,...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

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

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Tabatha R
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,...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 20 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...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Karen C
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