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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 510
    Excellent
  • 262
    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 88
    Poor
  • 61
    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
Never miss it.

We've come here since our honeymoon low these 28 years. The Veggie Supreme is the best! Plan on taking some w/ you. The Elk's Plaza loaction is superior. Off the beaten path. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Don M
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Dillsboro, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,018 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dillsboro, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We've come here since our honeymoon low these 28 years. The Veggie Supreme is the best! Plan on taking some w/ you. The Elk's Plaza loaction is superior. Off the beaten path. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

After sampling a lot of moonshine a healthy dose of carbohydrates was much needed. Our hotel front desk recommended Best Italian and we were very pleased. LJ, the host was super friendly and helpful. Our server Bea was just as splendid. I ordered spaghetti and meatballs which comes with a salad and garlic knots (needless to say I took some... More 

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Greeneville, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have been there twice and I'm not sure if I expected it to be better the second time or what, however it was not worth it at all. The food was sub-par both times and the service was sketchy. The garlic knots the second time were not cooked all the way and the sauce tasted rancid. Will not be... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Last night was another great trip to The Best Italian. We like the original one best near the Elk's Plaza - however there are 2 on the parkway in Gatlinburg. These folks do make some great Italian Food and the locals know it - it is a place that is frequented by the locals in town. Last night we went... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I was referred to this place by a local. It held up its great reputation. I had great service and huge portions. The food is a little more pricey than Olive Garden. I paid $17 for my meal. I got the cheese stuffed shells. It was great! Ps-their garlic rolls are famous!

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Nokomis, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This was a great little Italian Cafe. Its located in the backside of a strip of shops. The pizza was great, and they packed a mean to-go lunch. Everything you could have asked for. The price was not bad for being in the mountains and Gatlinburg

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My husband and I had the fried ravioli for an appetizer and a calzone for our meal. Both were delicious and I would highly recommend the calzone. It was probably one of the best I've ever had. It was HUGE and was more than enough for us to share. Great service as well!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

In town for soccer tournament. Was a little late but they were open. Food was delicious. Not too long of wait to be seated. Ordered spaghetti with meat sauce. The taste was excellent. Sauce was sweet with perfect additional of garlic. Had a table near the bar which was fine due flat screen tv had a basketball game on. Will... More 

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Pell City, Alabama, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Whenever we go to Gatlinburg we make sure that we either have lunch or dinner at Best Italian. The pizza is so yummy! We tried the new location this year and was just as pleased. I would say the original location is more quaint.

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SEYMOUR
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104 reviews 104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here about 100 times over the past 20+ yrs , and the pizza never dissapoints. I've read a few complain about the prices, but their large pizza is 18".. Most pizzerias top out at 16". So, it's kinda worth it. They have some pastas too, but we tend to go for the pizza. However, a couple of... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?