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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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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
Hey, what can I say...it's pizza.

Not the best, but definitely not the worst pizza we've had. Service was great. Everybody was very kind and took good care of us. Middle of the road, price-wise. Overall, still a good pizza, very tasty, and a great atmosphere, though a little dated. We would definitely go there again. The only... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Not the best, but definitely not the worst pizza we've had. Service was great. Everybody was very kind and took good care of us. Middle of the road, price-wise. Overall, still a good pizza, very tasty, and a great atmosphere, though a little dated. We would definitely go there again. The only reason I rate it at average is because,... More 

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70 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The 4 of us went to The Best Italian on the Parkway. Well...we could not and would not ever say that this restaurant lived up to its name. We started the meal off with Galic Rolls and a very nice salad. And then our dinner went downhill from there. One of us ordered the Lasagna with the Meat Sauce ($17.99)--yes,... More 

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Sevierville, TN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I think one of the simple pleasures in life after eating here, is a bowl of Garlic Knots drowning in cheese, garlic and butter.. I could make several meals just on this alone. We also ordered pizza and pasta and both were great. We also took advantage of the great weather at sat out on the patio by the creek.... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Over priced. Food was gross and place was dirty and disgusting. We went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner and it was cheaper than this place was for lunch. I don't mind paying more if it is good quality food, but it's not. This place was pretty bad. The guy walking around like the owner was also acting like a total... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

we first ate at Best Italian in 2008. We loved it. Went again on our spring break trip to gatlinburg and I'm pleased to say we weren't disappointed. Ok, disclaimers...it's not a chain with shiny new interior. Parking is awful...welcome to Gatlinburg! The wait staff are not 18 years old, they are mature, get over it. What you get is... More 

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Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

OMG! We were just roaming the streets and having a good time and then we got a whiff of something really good when passing this place. So we decided to go inside and I am so glad we did! The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The waitresses were all friendly. They had the best bread I think I have... More 

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Taylorville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is now my second visit (a year ago & today) and nothing has changed between restaurant decor or food. As for the restaurant, it is in need of some updating and the table I was at was sticky. I couldn't tell if it was just not clean or it was sticky from the spray they use to clean the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Food was average at best. Decor was far from Italian. You had to walk through a very dirty kitchen/serving area to get to the men's room. It was awful with a fan blowing in the direction of the broken urinal. Avoid!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The restaurant is a total dump. The floors are covered in old green carpet that was in desperate need of vacuuming. Our hostess took us all around the restaurant to find a clean table. There were holiday decorations everywhere. We had a pizza that was ok. It didn't take too long to come out but was cold when it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I tried this place on a Friday evening at about 9:00 and it was surprisingly busy for that time of evening. We were seated promptly but the server seemed a bit overwhelmed for her area as we heard her remark to herself out loud as to the constant stream of patrons while she was serving other customers... More 

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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: Pizza & Pasta

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