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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Although the décor was very dated and the restaurant does not look like it would be good, the food was great. My family just wanted a quick meal for lunch, but not fast food. I ordered the fettuccini alfredo. The price was very reasonable, the serving size decent, and the flavor very good. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
James C
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Henderson, Tennessee
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Henderson, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Although the décor was very dated and the restaurant does not look like it would be good, the food was great. My family just wanted a quick meal for lunch, but not fast food. I ordered the fettuccini alfredo. The price was very reasonable, the serving size decent, and the flavor very good. The garlic rolls are soft, buttery, and... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place has gigantic calzones! I mean GIGANTIC! My husband and daughter split one and couldn't finish it. They both enjoyed it very much and the marinara is homemade. I ordered the Italian cold sub, which was very plain and bland. I tried putting olive oil and balsamic on it, but it did not help. I would recommend this place... More 

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NC
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We go to gatlinburg quite often. We had seen this restaurant several times and had just never had time to try it . We decided to give it a try. First the sevice was not up to par. Very slow and didn't seem to want to do their job. The garlic rolls was the best thing we had a dinner.... More 

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Mount Washington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We ate here in July 2015 and had heard some pretty good things about it. First of all, the place is not very clean and is quite cluttered with very cheap, ugly decorations. It just feels dirty... probably because it is. The tables weren't clean, the floor was disgusting, and it even smelled musty. That being said, the servers were... More 

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Bryceville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Average......Food warm...not hot. Atmosphere..Forgettable. service.....ok. Prices for experience......too high. Good place to get out of the rain....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went on a weekend getaway and we wanted a different restaurant that we had never eaten at before. This was a bad mistake. This restaurant smelled funny and the food wasn't good at all. The only plus was the staff. They were very nice and helpful. We just expected "the best Italian" and we're not impressed at all.

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Saint Peters
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was looking for pizza in Gatlinburg. We wandered into this location on the Parkway. The New York Style Bacon and Onion pizza did not disappoint. Two grown men shared a Medium and we had a slice left over. The host and server were both engaging and efficient. The restaurant needs some updates and I wouldn't call it "nice", but... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Looking for Italian, and not too many options. Pizza was just ok, service was average, didn't get the garlic bread we ordered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Bottom line, this is some of the better food we have eaten while in Gatlinburg. The service was a little shoddy and the restroom wasn't incredibly up to date. We all had different pasta dishes and especially enjoyed the garlic knots that are literally dripping with Garlic and butter. You can expect to pay at least 20 dollars a person... More 

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Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We used go to Best Italian in Elk's Plaza each time we visited the Smokies region. I always found the food good whether it was dine-in OR take-out. This trip I decided to get take-out from Best Italian on the Parkway instead of Elk's Plaza for sheer convenience. It was closer to our hotel, which meant a shorter walk to... 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, 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, Pasta

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