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The Best Italian on the Parkway

710 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-4168
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Ranked #87 of 174 restaurants in Gatlinburg
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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58% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is an old favorite, somewhat out of the way, nothing fancy but great Italian food and lots of it. We love the pizza but they have plenty of other choices. Not typical resort town atmosphere or food, more like a great local pizzeria that you'd find a lot further north!

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Stopped in the back door bar for a couple drinks while the kids where enjoying some attractions. Met Peggy at the bar and had a fabulous time chatting with her and her staff. All the staff seamed like a family there. I have to say I didn't eat there but if I was hungry I would of. Had the opportunity... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wait time is terrible when not even busy. Service was not good at all and the definitely aint the best in town as the sign days.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Two years ago, my kids and i accidently found this place. Ordered pizza on a whim. It was the best pizza ive ever stuck into my mouth. So now when we go for our vacations in March, we always make it here to buy at least one pizza. Yes dated, dark and a little dirty, but the pizza was amazing.... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We ran in here because of the rain and thought we would grab an early lunch. I should have walked out when I noticed my shoes sticking to the carpet. Bathrooms were disgusting. Food wasn't bad but the restaurant has a dingy dirty feel. Service was not the best. Glasses ran empty and stayed empty. Our order wasn't filled correctly... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

My first bit of advice is to share entrees! The portions are huge. I felt bad that we left so much food on the table, but we all were full and since we are staying at a hotel, it didn't make sense to bag the leftovers. Our server was sweet and friendly. The restaurant did not strike me as dirty,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for dinner while walking through the Parkway. It was kind of dead when we walked in so we got a seat quickly. I got a water and my boyfriend was going to order a beer on the menu and the server said they didn't have it...After drinks we ordered food. I'm a vegetarian so... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been meaning to write a review for this restaurant so this is a little delayed. I have been to Gatlinburg many times but have never dined at this establishment. My family loves Italian so we decided to order a large family sized pizza. I can’t even say it was a disappointment, after entering into what appeared to be... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We ate here while on our recent visit to Gatlinburg. We thought that the service was OK. Initially, we also though the food was good, but later in the evening we were having some trouble digesting all of the garlic. My daughter and I also went to use the restroom before were left and promptly turned around without using it.... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am in complete and utter dismay that this place is open. First thing in the morning I am going to call Tennessee's dept. of health and report this place. Spiders crawling in the filthy bathroom. Dust and dirt everywhere. Ripped and worn carpet. Old dirty furniture. The list goes on and on! I know the owner would not feed... More

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