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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 576
    Excellent
  • 301
    Very good
  • 112
    Average
  • 94
    Poor
  • 69
    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
Good food!

The food is a bit on the heavy side, but very good. You can tell they hand make everything. We loved the fried mushrooms! Pizzas were also good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Sam_l0716
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love this place. We go everytime we are in gatlinburg or even close...the bread balls are amazing..yes the pizza is always a bit greasy but hey its Italian and homemade..stop whining...the staff 8s friendly but not very talkative..my first wife and I even had out rehearsal dinner here on the back porch which is very nice..and it's very cost... More 

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Bloomington Springs, Tennessee
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I rate this very good as my selection was delicious however one person in our party was very displeased and unfortunately our waitress was less than concerned. Had the waitress shown any concern or offered in any way to accommodate our guests displeasure I would likely have given this an excellent rating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We recently visited this restaurant on a Saturday afternoon after being referred by a local resident. This restaurant is located in the center of Gatlingburg and doesn't look like much on the outside as it is an older building on the corner. However, the food is wonderful! They no longer offer a lunch menu on the weekends so the portions... More 

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cleveland, ga
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

great food and service. large servings. wait was not very long. romantic back in elk's plaza. It was right off the strip and convenient to our condo

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Cedar falls
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

First impression - grumpy older gentleman on his cell phone completely ignoring us. He then finished texting and seated us, throwing the menu's on the table. The both he sat us in has two large rips in the seat; the table was dirty and sticky. I felt like I had to take a shower afterwards. The place was not busy... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The food is a bit on the heavy side, but very good. You can tell they hand make everything. We loved the fried mushrooms! Pizzas were also good!

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College Park, Maryland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We thought this would be another pizza shop, but no! Quite a fine dining experience! Waitstaff was very helpful, menu had a good variety, food tasted great, prices moderate, quiet surroundings, almost a fine dining experience. Try it!

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Gassaway, West Virginia
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I must say the best restaurant we ate at on our vacation!!! I can't wait to go back! It was a little pricey but you get your money's worth!!! My husband ordered a calzone and it was as big as a football!!! Needless to say we had lots of leftovers!!!

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We ate dinner at the Best Italian Cafe and Pizzeria. We sat in a comfortable booth and ordered New York thin crust pizza and took home 3/4 of it in a pizza box. It was huge. We also ordered a chicken burger and chips which was delicious. The food is good and the service excellent. They have a terrific cocktails... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great pizza in a spot that has been there for years. Not fancy, a little crowded sometimes, and more expensive than some but fantastic food.

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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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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?