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Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
+1 865-430-4090
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“garlic rolls” (382 reviews)
“calzone” (248 reviews)
“salad” (235 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Let me start by saying the food here is good. However, the place has turned into a real dump. The floors look as though they haven't been mopped in years; the lamps on top of the table are filthy and so are the restrooms. It...More

Thank BlessedHiker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stumbles in on this little pizzeria. Great pizza and bloody Mary’s. Must stop!!! Service was quick even with 11 in our party!!

Thank TMC97
Reviewed 5 days ago

For the best pizza you could ever fine, visit Best Italian Café! We visit there every time we are in Gatlinburg and sit out on the deck by the river to enjoy our pizza. Arrive hungry - you will love the large portions.

Thank DJ-Doctor-D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was great. Wife had lasagna. Daughter and I shared the calzone. Calzone was great and large enough to feed a small army. We added meatballs for additional charge. Waitress immediately took or drink order and then disappeared. Place was nearly empty at 2pm. We...More

Thank g8tortravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was great. My husband got the calzone, and it was enormous! He could only eat half of it. The food here is great. It is one of the places we will be returning to.

Thank AngelBeckley_WV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here for years whenever we visit Gatlinburg. My whole family loves it. I have had a baked pasta once and liked it very much but I keep going back to the pizza. I’ve had everything from pepperoni to the best supreme. The...More

Thank Michelle I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have probably eaten at the downtown location a dozen times over the past years. It is warm Italian comfort food. Ample portions. Good tasting pasta dishes. Nice family owned business. The salads are unique and go well with those addictive garlic rolls. Overall good...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I shared a plate of spaghetti because I had seen one at another table as we walked in and saw how much food was on the plate. It was very good, although I wish there was more meat in the meat sauce....More

Thank camw0952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Review says it all - been coming here for MANY years and the food never fails to disappoint! As many others have pointed out - the Garlic Rolls are a must... the Pizza is awesome as well and reasonably priced. Only thing I would suggest...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! What great food and amazing service! We all enjoyed our food and drinks. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the weather and the water view.

Thank Amy T
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Missy W
12 January 2018|
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Response from dekc4qn | Reviewed this property |
We actually prefer to ride the shuttle from the hotel for about 50 cents. In the next trip we are going to stay in one of the nice hotels in the heart of the downtown attractions.
21 May 2017|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
Do not know but I"m sure that if you call them they will be glad to answer your question, they are a very friendly staffed restaurant. Here is their number 865-436-4345
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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