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The Best Italian on the Parkway

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710 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-4168
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 95
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  • 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
You won't leave this place hungry!

We've been here twice now for lunch and dinner and have been completely satisfied both times. We've had their salads, pizza, various pasta dishes, and can't forget about their rolls! The amount of food you get here is amazing and we feel it was a great value for what you pay. The interior is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim R
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Jackson, Mississippi
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our waitress was terrible. Rude. Started handing me drink cups to pass around the table of 8. Just held them near my face while I was looking at menu. Told me what the drink was without asking will you help. Can you pass. Then what asked about specials or recommendations she said she did not have any. Never came back... More 

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Thank BenjiRay
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has the best New York style pizza. The place is out dated in Decor but he pizza and calzones are to die for. You windy walk away hungry, that have big portion's and I am stuffed.

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Thank Jlsawer
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxing small bar with a tv and football on. The Bloody Mary was made with Zing Zang so I was impressed. Didn't try food. I will probably be back to try the food. The place smelled good!!

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Thank Wayne D
Blue Ridge, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Best Italian lived up to it's name. We went on Christmas eve for an early dinner. My husband and I each ordered the antipasto platter while our girls ordered their own kids pizzas. Now, when we got our antipasto platters, they were so huge that we could have fed our family of four on one alone. The same with... More 

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Thank Katie R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here twice now for lunch and dinner and have been completely satisfied both times. We've had their salads, pizza, various pasta dishes, and can't forget about their rolls! The amount of food you get here is amazing and we feel it was a great value for what you pay. The interior is a bit dated but the service... More 

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Thank Jim R
Bristol, Tennessee
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160 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pizza, garlic rolls, salads, baked dishes....all delicious! Have eaten at both Best Italian restaurants and both are great! Good service too!

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Thank 2bemullins5
Winchester, Kentucky
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really excited about trying this place out. We went on 1/6/2016. We were greeted by the host who seated us. We noticed quickly that he was also the server as well. We ordered sandwiches because we planned on eating a large meal for dinner that evening and thought sandwiches would also be quick. We were wrong we waited... More 

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1 Thank traveling2sandandsun
Nashville, Tennessee
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have spent the last 3 New Years Eve's in Gatlinburg and know that it is hard to get in most places for dinner. Generally we eat a large lunch or a early dinner then just snack later on. This time we were still hungry and braved downtown to see where we could get in to eat dinner. Not an... More 

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Thank dexter590
Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garlic knots are to die for! The servings are huge, but lackluster in flavor. It's pricey a 50.00 for the two of us with water to drink.

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1 Thank Karen P
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love The Best Italian. The meatball parmigiana appetizer is amazing, and they have a wonderful Bloody Mary. The pizza is excellent.

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Thank Melinda-David

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-436-4168

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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