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Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

968 Pkwy Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
8654304090
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Ranked #38 of 174 restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

First night in Gatlinburg we stopped into Expensive Italian. Looking over the menu and its easy to see why. First off we were baited to come in by them leaving their lunch special menu outside by the front door with much lower prices. The manager would not honor the specials upon request. We ordered garlic rolls and a deluxe New... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Even though this is on a very busy highway and heavily people traffic, the excellent restaurant is tucked in off the busy street near the Elks Club. I had the Antipasto Salad; and, it was one of the very best fresh salads I have ever had. My main course was eggplant Parmesan . The marinara sauce was out of this... More

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Lima, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The garlic rolls are the best! The kids pizza is a pretty good size, six slices. The lasagna is very good. Free parking if you can find it in the small parking lot.

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kingsport
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

pizza was delish. garlic rolls unusually good. also try the parmesan chicken!!!! we did not try anything we disliked. Large servings. We shared with two little ones and had plenty to eat. Atmosphere was very cordial and peaceful, very relaxing. nice place for adult gatherings. Recommend it to everyone and all types of diners.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on a recommendation from a friend. It was the worst Italian food we've ever had. Complained to the manager after we couldn't eat more than two bites and they did nothing. Save yourself a trip if you want good Italian food.

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Eaton, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I had the lasagne for lunch, the best I've ever tasted and they have the best garlic rolls! They have a lunch menu, which is less expensive than the dinner menu. Their name sure fits their food!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Took family here and it was so sad....the service was slow and the wonderful rolls were hard and the food just not up to par. I do not know what has happened here. They were not covered up, they were busy but it was just not a good experience this time. Sad for us, we had really talked it up... More

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Ft. Worth, TX
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286 reviews 286 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Was seated outside by the creek. The outside area is nothing fancy but rather metal tables with the paint flaking off of them and faded umbrellas. Throw a few live pigeons into the setting and there you have it. Their rolls are wonderful and the pasta we had with a seafood mix and white sauce was very good. Service was... More

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Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to try this little place that's tucked away. Wonderful food! My manicotti was fabulous, my husband had the calzone which truly is as big as they say, although he was put off by the toppings being in the center of the calzone and not distributed throughout. The kids had Mac... More

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Covington, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stopped in and had pizza while on our trip, I wouldnt say its the best pizza I've ever had but it was good. The good part was they were open later then most places around there which helped out when we went out late looking for dinner.

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