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Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

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££ - £££
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968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
+1 865-430-4090
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to use by a local and we are glad we tried it. The garlic rolls and the house Italian salad dressing was the best I've had. The food portions are very large I recommend sharing. Our service was very quick and friendly.

Thank Kaylie B
Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My 1st time in Gatlinburg. I asked an employee on the strip where do the locals eat and they recommended this restaurant. The Bread: Amazing. We were eating light tonight. Enjoyedbthe meatballs & parm appetizer. Wife had a chicken sandwich (nothing special but good bread and salad on it). 8in pizza and mozzarella sticks. The Pizza was amazing. I'd recommend... More 

Thank delstateque393
Augusta, Georgia
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been coming here for 19 years. Every time we visit Gatlinburg we make a point to come here to eat. The lasagna is awesome garlic rolls are always good and the pizza is great.

Thank vmac413
Maryville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Garlic rolls were amazing! Lewis was an awesome server. The staff was very friendly and apologetic for the wait. The only reason I didn't give it five stars was that it needed some updating, especially the booth that we were sitting in both seats were ripped really bad. But the portions are very generous and I recommend sharing something!

Thank Kenaestes
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Deliciuous garlic rolls and authentic Italian food! Located between redlights 8 and 9 in downtown Gatlinburg!

Thank Lisa3882
Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here before but it had been a couple of years. We were up in Gatlinburg on Saturday Feb 11th just roaming around. We got hungry and my wife suggested the Italian place there off the main road in Gatlinburg.........oh Best Italian was the answer. we walked in and got seated right away. Not only do they have... More 

Thank tim d
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Gatlinburg for thirty years now and this has always been our family's MUST go spot! Friendly service and fantastic food! Highly recommended.

Thank Susan G
Gadsden, Alabama
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I, along with four other couples had lunch at Best Italian. The deluxe pizza was very good and the garlic rolls are to die for.... This is our second time to eat there and both times were great.... Not a fancy place, just good Italian food.

Thank btbarryt
Athens, Georgia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here on a cold February night and the food was perfect. There wasn't much foot traffic in town and we walked right in. I ordered a calzone and it was huge, it was enough for me to eat 3 meals. My mom got the spaghetti and she had 2 meals out of it. My daughter ordered the kids... More 

Thank tkmull
Bartonville, Illinois
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Winding down our trip we were looking for some good pasta with a laid back relaxing vibe. This place delivered. It was #22 on Trip Advisor but I think that's way to low! The food was sooo good and the portions ridiculous. LOL They weren't very busy but since it was 8:00p.m. on a Tuesday night in January it was... More 

Thank Melissa W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-430-4090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?