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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” (386 reviews)
“calzone” (251 reviews)
“salad” (236 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 November 2015 via mobile

I've spent a week in Gatlinburg every year for 14 years now and my best meal is always at this restaurant. This year we ordered garlic knots and a pizza. The garlic knots are without a doubt the best I've ever had. The pizza is...More

Thank Russellerikl2678
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We went here two of our 3 nights in town. Great fried mushrooms and you get a ton! And the bloody Mary's are good! I want to try a calzone next time. Those are as big as my head!

Thank mommly
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We love eating at Best Italian. We ordered a medium supreme pizza, garlic knots, mushrooms and everything was so good and fresh. We sat out on the patio and we had 2 Raccoon's visit us. A lady that worked there brought out a large bucket...More

Thank GoldRushJunkie
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We went to a popular pizza place owned and next to a popular rib restaurant the night before. It was terrible. Worst pizza ever. We went to this restaurant and had the best pizza, spaghetti, salad and garlic rolls we had ever eaten.

Thank HungryinSpringville
Reviewed 31 October 2015

I'm not sure its the best but they do have good garlic rolls. We didn't get pizza but it sure looked good. This is an old family run place and unfortunately it looked kind of tired like the waitresses. They have a newer place down...More

Thank TownsendTraveler
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Their pizza was excellent. Nice atmosphere in restaurant. Service was also very good. Easy to walk to while in downtown.

Thank Jayne Y
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Wonderful food. The fried mushrooms are perfect, the service excellent. We had the ravioli, excellent flavor. Don't miss this place.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We cannot hike the Smoky Mts or even visit Gatlinburg without stopping at the Best Italian, tucked away in another strip center...seems to be one of you favorite indicators, especially after being there for two decades or more. The pizzas are huge, authentic, and delicious....More

Thank CapitanBrad
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The pizza, rolls and calzones were insanely good! Will definitely go back, the service was fantastic!

Thank Derek_N598
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Best garlic rolls..if you love to indulge then the garlic and Parmesan are amazing!!! Eat here every time we visit the Smokeys!!

Thank Danna D
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Missy W
12 January 2018|
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Response from Nickolas c | Reviewed this property |
Yes a small one
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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