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Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

968 Pkwy Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
8654304090
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Ranked #52 of 176 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We have eaten several times at the Best Italian. We tell everyone about this restaurant and always eat there when we are in the area. Their pizza is the best I have eaten this side of NYC. The servers have always been excellent.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Best Italian did not only have the best staff, but best italian food in the area. New York style pizza IS New York style pizza and i'm from New York. Alcoholic beverages were made great too. Garlic knots are a must order but pizza still is numero uno!

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Northport, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went in late New Years Eve, had great service and excellent food. We all had something different and it was all great.. Will go back next time we are in gatlinburg. The only problem we had was there was 9 of us and I guess all the large tables were full, so they had to split us up in... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Yesterday our family all met at Best Italian for a family dinner. We are locals who know this restaurant and it has always been a favorite. They simply have the best pizza in town. We have the New York Style, we had others who ordered off the menu and enjoyed their dinners very much. The salads are delicious and portions... More 

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Salem, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I were in Gatlinburg for our anniversary and the The Best Italian Restaurant was recommended to us by the locals and recent visitors to Gatlinburg. The service was good and the food was wonderful. Nice fresh salad, garlic knots (swimming in butter), and really good pasta. It was not a "fancy" place, but nice. We will not... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Service was good, but we were the first ones there for the day. Food was disappointing. Alfredo was bland, Italian sausage sandwich was lacking in the sausage, egg plant parmesean was terrible.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was our first visit to Best Italian. We usually go to the Mellow Mushroom. The food was delicious with generous portions. The garlic knots were especially good. We had the Best Deluxe Pizza and it had fresh ingredients and the meats on the pizza were not greasy. We would have liked more sauce on the pizza but otherwise delicious.... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Came up New Years day for a little day of rest...decided to grab some grub before the trip home...have eaten here several times...food always good...service can be hit or miss...depends on the crowd...no crowd tonight...service and food top notch...I had chicken with spinach and cheese..always good...rolls are amazing....Huge calzones....pizza is good too...

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tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Oh, my goodness. What a rude staff. So unorganized. Food is good. Just hope you get lucky to get waited on and seated.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Wonderful dinner. Be sure to get the Garlic Rolls. We go everytime we stay in Gatlinburg. Large portions... enough to share....

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Additional Information about Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

Address: 968 Pkwy Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
Phone Number: 8654304090
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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