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Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

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968 Pkwy Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
8654304090
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 538
    Excellent
  • 278
    Very good
  • 104
    Average
  • 91
    Poor
  • 66
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian in Gatlinburg!

We discovered this place about 10 years ago (Elks Plaza location). It is a must for us on every Gatlinburg trip!. Everything is fresh made and delicious! Love the pizza, pastas and the fried Mozzarella Sticks are my favorite! The desserts are wonderful too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
bballmom2018
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Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We discovered this place about 10 years ago (Elks Plaza location). It is a must for us on every Gatlinburg trip!. Everything is fresh made and delicious! Love the pizza, pastas and the fried Mozzarella Sticks are my favorite! The desserts are wonderful too!

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Western North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We ate there a few nights ago. I ordered the spaghetti with meat sauce, my husband got a calzone and my toddler got spaghetti and meatballs. Upon walking in I saw the dirty ripped carpet and was a little sketchy about eating. We went ahead and ordered because our son was hungry. My meal came with a salad. It was... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This place rocks. Came here years ago and fell in love with their garlic knots. Back again and knots are still the best. Pizza was great too.

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

I knew as soon as we walked in and saw the nasty green carpet with a rip on the step we were in for an interesting experience. Sat down and felt like th room was closing in on me with all of the face trees and plants. We almost walked out. I didn't want to think of all the dust... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place has been around for years for a good reason! They have the best pizza in the area, hands down! The pizza is huge so come hungry!

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LaPorte, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have had the pleasure of eating out for many years and I do love Italian food. This Cafe was one of the best places I have ever eaten at. Even their salads will wow you. Then there are those

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Rolla, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Place is over priced but we ordered the fried mushrooms and the serving was actually a lot more then I thought we where going to get along with being really good. The pizza was good and my husband liked his wings the reason I rated so low was our server sucked. I understand we had two little kids that where... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to eat here after we looked at the menu outside and thought it sounded very good. We were definitely wrong. I ordered the eggplant parmigiana and he ordered the mountain burger. Well my eggplant was burnt, the sauce tasted like it was ragu from Walmart, and it was cold. His burger was supposed to be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a number of times with family and friends during years past. Unfortunately, this visit was unlike any other and we will never be back. We called ahead for reservations for a table of 10 at 8pm. Our party arrived on time and were told that they didn't actually take reservations, but that we would... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Mixed feelings are how I describe our visit- we visited this place Saturday for lunch and thought "ahh a small little pizzeria, let's grab a couple slices and be done" well not the case here-- pizza is fairly over priced we ordered a medium pizza with 3 toppings and 2 drinks and our bill was 29.00 WOW! And the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 968 Pkwy Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: 8654304090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?