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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 520
    Excellent
  • 269
    Very good
  • 99
    Average
  • 88
    Poor
  • 62
    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
Most recent review
Calzone Heaven

We got in town late and were starving. The decor is classic Gatlinburg. A little dated but quaint and clean. I hate that I ordered a burger. It was good but nothing special. My son, however, opted for the pepperoni calzone. It is absolutely huge and delicious. Served with a sweet homemade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Laura K
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Paducah, Kentucky
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,038 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Paducah, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We got in town late and were starving. The decor is classic Gatlinburg. A little dated but quaint and clean. I hate that I ordered a burger. It was good but nothing special. My son, however, opted for the pepperoni calzone. It is absolutely huge and delicious. Served with a sweet homemade marina this could easily feed 2 if not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Filthy,Over priced, not worth the time or money. Their famous rolls are disgusting, the main dishes were disgusting, their bathrooms were disgusting. Nasty all around. Too expensive! Don't go there! Our entire party was ill the rest of the evening....

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful, fresh food. Awesome service!!! Laid back atmosphere. The calizone is by far the best I've ever had and it is huge!

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Fraser, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Fresh,delicious garlic rolls started this dinner off right . Cheese raviolis were delicious . Two nights later I had the spaghetti and meatballs. Yum!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

If you like great food and do not like to leave hungry, this is the place for you! You will be started off with garlic rolls that are some of the best I have had. The two 14 year old boys with us ate so many that when their pizza arrived they could only eat one slice. You must try... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were walking around Gatlinburg and decided to go to Best Italian for a beer and a couple of apps. We ordered the Garlic Rolls and fried mushrooms. We sat out on the patio right next to the river. The weather was really nice the day we were there(March 12th). Our server was very good. We use to eat here... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The rolls were great The pizza was good kinda soggy in the middle , it needed to cook little longer but it was good! Not sure about out side seating, I didn't see any, the place is older, needs to be updated the fake flowers are so tacky and dirty.. I would go just for the rolls !

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good garlic rolls but the salad & ravioli is just ok. The place needs updating. Service was friendly & worked hard.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We like to eat here every time we come to gatlinburg for the last 20 plus years the garlic rolls are a must have. We had the large deluxe pizza it was very good.

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Northport, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place was good. I had a steak and Alfredo husband has the lasagna. The portions were huge, and priced good. We also had a salad it wasn't the eat but decent it didn't have cheese or anything just lettuce tomato and green olives. Their homemade rolls were amazing though!! Service was good!! If go back...

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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?