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The Best Italian on the Parkway

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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710 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-436-4168
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Waitress great-food ok

We almost didn't go in when we saw how dirty the entrance area was. The greeter said that had really been busy and hadn't had time to sweep. It needed more than sweeping. However, we did go in and the big plus was the garlic, parmesan bread that was served with the meal. Didn't care for the little... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
DENNIS J
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ORLEANS
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ORLEANS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We almost didn't go in when we saw how dirty the entrance area was. The greeter said that had really been busy and hadn't had time to sweep. It needed more than sweeping. However, we did go in and the big plus was the garlic, parmesan bread that was served with the meal. Didn't care for the little piles of... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We ordered the Italian burgers, a delicious twist on burgers and the best burgers we have ever had. They are huge burgers too. They also have great drinks. The decor is really cool with memorabilia of famous people, but still a very homey comfortable environment. Highly recommend

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Wauseon, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Service and food were great; however, the atmosphere was terrible. Carpet was dirty and torn. There was a brass metal bar beside our table (part of the half wall to separate you from the incoming traffic) that was disgusting! I don't think any EVER cleaned it. It's too bad because the food really was EXCELLENT! They also had $5 drink... More 

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Lebanon, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This place has really good food just come hungry cause the portions are big and the prices aren't that bad. Very friendly waitress and service was fast.

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Claysville, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This restaurant was a little hard to find. It is up in a little plaza off the main road, but well worth the effort to find it. They have a great menu selection and everything we got was really good. The garlic rolls are the best ever. The stuffed shells had a lot of sauce and not dry at all.... More 

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Katy, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

While shopping we needed lunch and found this great Italian restaurant. We had the minestrone soup with the meat ball sub and it was great.

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cincinnati
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We did a carry out here and ordered a large 3 topping and a medium 3 topping pizza. When we got it back to the cabin it had hardly any sauce and it was just dry and horrible. Not to mention the price came to $53 WOW and was charged a 10 percent take out charge! Do yourself a favor... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I really wasn't in the mood for Italian. My boyfriend and I decided to get a drink and regroup before trying to find a place to eat. My boyfriend looked at the menu while I watched and listened to the service people. I decided to take a look at the menu after all. The staff was so friendly and just... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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122 reviews 122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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hawaii
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92 reviews 92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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, Pizza & Pasta

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