The Venesian Inn

582 W Henri de Tonti Blvd

Tontitown, AR 72762

(479) 361-2562

To place to-go orders

Open Tues - Sat 5PM - 8PM

Welcome to the Venesian Inn

A touch of Italy in the Ozarks since 1947

Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Inductee 2018

Our Food

The Venesian Inn’s food reflects the rich heritage of the Italians who settled in Tontitown. The restaurant’s basic menu of spaghetti and fried chicken is “still made from scratch, just like always,” as are the homemade rolls.

“Wow-ing travelers with Italian-Ozark cuisine for 75 years”

The main specialty of the region’s Italian restaurants is spaghetti with fried chicken, and the version here is classic.
An Arkansas icon, The Venesian Inn has been bringing a touch of Italy to the Ozarks since 1947! In that time, it’s become known for its signature dish – spaghetti and fried chicken.

Family Owned

Germano Gasparotto, an Italian by birth, opened the restaurant in 1947. A few years later, he sold the restaurant to John and Mary Granata, also native Italians, and The Venesian Inn has been in the family ever since.

Homemade Pasta

The restaurant’s basic menu of spaghetti and fried chicken is “still made from scratch, just like always,” as are the homemade rolls.

A Tontitown TradItion

One of the restaurant’s original waitresses, Elsie Mae Pianalto, explains The Venesian Inn charm is what keeps customers coming back again and again: “People who came here as children bring their children here. They say it’s neat to see everything the same.”

Steaks • Italian Food • Ozark Fried Chicken

The best way to experience a touch of Italy in the Ozarks is to come see us!

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