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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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  • 109
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    Very good
  • 61
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  • 33
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  • 35
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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
Most recent review
First visit

This was our first visit to the Best Italian on the Parkway and it will not be our last. We decided to try it after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. My wife had the spaghetti with meat sauce and I had the spaghetti with Italian sausage. The portions were large enough that we could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
EASeabee
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Jacksonville, Alabama
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Jacksonville, Alabama
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was our first visit to the Best Italian on the Parkway and it will not be our last. We decided to try it after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. My wife had the spaghetti with meat sauce and I had the spaghetti with Italian sausage. The portions were large enough that we could have ordered one... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Huge portions of delicious, very affordable food! Pizza is excellent, as are their pasta dishes. Come Hungry! Def recommend this restaurant

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Versailles, Kentucky
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The food is good with extremely large portions, yet still overpriced. 2.99 for a Diet Coke that was terrible and without any carbonation. Once we told our server, thinking the CO2 had probably just ran out, we were given ALOT of attitude. AND she didn't check on it, she just added Club Soda to our drinks. Then I ordered spaghetti... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We hiked 2.7 miles up to Rainbow Falls and when we got back into town we were starving! I was craving Italian or a burger and we drove by this place that said both on the sign. A very nice man was sitting out front with menus and explained to us how the restaurant made all of their own breads... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Pizzas are huge so order accordingly. Garlic rolls were excellent. A little pricey, but staff was friendly. Crap dip was amazing also. Restaurant is much larger on the inside than it appears.

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Yorktown, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Excellent food- especially the garlic rolls! We eat here every time we visit Gatlinburg. Great Italian food, pizza, calzones too.

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Centerville, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

These folks have two restaurants. We always head to Best Italian for pizza when we come to town. It's closer to the entrance of the Great Smoky National Park. They have opened a second restaurant, The Best Italian on the Parkway, which is located closer to the center of Gatlinburg shopping. Had lunch there today and it was outstanding. We... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate here for lunch. Nice place for Italian. Each entree was more food than we could eat, so you better come hungry!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Sweet tea is amazing...along with the garlic knots and the alfredo. Full and in heaven! Service was great too!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We've been coming to Gatlinburg for years and never tried this place. Everything was great from the garlic rolls to the spaghetti with meatballs and sausage. Better come hungry!!!

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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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