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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Italian food!

I'm super critical of Italian food being that I'm Italian and we cook it ourselves all the time. This place was good and gets my approval. Pizza was excellent. Tasty and cooked perfect. Great drink specials on Long Island iced teas...they have tons of different kinds! Highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
danda84
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Crab Orchard, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

There are 2 Best Italian restaurants in Gatlinburg, one on the strip and the other back in a little shopping center, which I think is the original. My wife and I love the original one that sit back off the main strip. We go there almost every time we are in Gatlinburg. The garlic rolls are awesome and the pizza... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I'm super critical of Italian food being that I'm Italian and we cook it ourselves all the time. This place was good and gets my approval. Pizza was excellent. Tasty and cooked perfect. Great drink specials on Long Island iced teas...they have tons of different kinds! Highly recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had heard great things about this restaurant. When my family got there, we were really excited to try this amazing pizza that we had heard so much about. This restaurant is incredibly understaffed. Our waitress spoke poor English and was barely around. All of the pop (soda) was flat. When we attempted to switch out Cokes for Root beer,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

(6/15/15) we stopped in for a late lunch on a Monday. We were seated right away, but our service was terrible. We had to get the attention of our waiter away from the hostess every time we needed something. The portions were large for lunch which was good because they were a little pricy(but we were in Gatlinburg on the... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I wasn't sure after reading some of the negative reviews. The place is older, but Not filthy. Service was fine, and the food was good, will go back.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Seriously they have the best pizza I have ever had. They also have great garlic biscuits. You will not be disappointed if you stop by.

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DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have been to Gatlinburg three times and once again went to this small place that is usually not too busy. Had an excellent lunch and the garlic knots are to die for. Our family was able to relax and escape the heat with a fairly large menu and a good server. One problem - we were not hungry when... More 

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Hendersonville, NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went here to celebrate our 24th Wedding Anniversary while staying in Gatlinburg. We were seated almost immediately, to a table that was sticky. I actually opened up my napkin and laid it out on the table so I could put my arms down on the table. The waitress came and asked for our order, I ordered stuffed shells and... More 

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Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

After a day of shopping up and down the streets of Gatlinburg, We decided to stop in The Best Italian. Six of us were famished, the immediate goal was to get into a place with AC. The menu was substantial in Italian food choices. one couple spilt a pizza, anther couple had (Large!) salads and garlic bread knots while my... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Decided to come in and try the calzone everyone was raving about. AMAZING! This thing is HUGE! I think they need to drop the price of their toppings a little bit or at least include one with the calzone. Also ordered the Bloody Mary. It was just as amazing!! My husband and I split the calzone and still had some... More 

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Additional Information about The Best Italian on the Parkway

Address: 710 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone Number: +1 865-436-4168
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

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