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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

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  • 530
    Excellent
  • 277
    Very good
  • 100
    Average
  • 88
    Poor
  • 63
    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
Huge Portions!

My husband and I ate here in 4/23/15 and enjoyed it. We decided to split a calzone and glad we did. It was bigger than a football! We had enough left over to feed us again, plus some! The food was great. My only issue was the wall dividers need a good cleaning or at least to be wiped down.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jenn G
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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1,058 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here in 4/23/15 and enjoyed it. We decided to split a calzone and glad we did. It was bigger than a football! We had enough left over to feed us again, plus some! The food was great. My only issue was the wall dividers need a good cleaning or at least to be wiped down.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Loved this place! Tried the meatball sandwich at lunch. Great flavor! We ate out on the patio, very quiet and serene as it is tucked back off the main road through Downtown Gatlinburg. Great lunch spot!

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Blairsville, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This cafe's name tells it like it is. My spaghetti with marinara sauce was spectacular, and my wife said her vegetable pizza was as well. If you are walking along the main street of Gatlinburg, toward the East end, you will come upon the Elks Plaza. The Best Italian Cafe is nestled in the rear of that plaza. It is... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

For years this restaurant has been consistent in offering excellent food. We recently ate a pizza for lunch that was delicious . Best Italian is located in Elks Plaza and will not disappoint ! We saw the homemade desserts being delivered and are on display inside the restaurant. Oh, the garlic knots served are to die for-try them as well.... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

we always eat here, there fried musrooms and huge calzones are wonderful. however we have never had good service here. the service is not why we eat here the food is the best.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have had a meal here. First time we ate in and had eggplant parmesan, chichen parm. Both great and the serving sizes were crazy big. Leftovers for another night. Went another trip and got pizza to go.it was so dang good I almost exploded eating too much. And the garlic rolls were awesome. The... More 

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Richlands, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My mommy and I ate here upon the suggestion of a friend---we were not disappointed!! It was THE best Italian food I've ever had!!! Give it a try!! You will NOT be disappointed!!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Every time that my wife and I are in Gatlinburg, we visit Best Italian. It is tucked away in a corner, but it is well worth looking for. The garlic knots are to die for. Yum! I have tried the seafood medley, lasagna, and chicken parm over several visits. Its all good. Give it a try.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Chicken Parm and Veal Parm was so good. The waitress was really nice and accomodating.The garlic knots were awesome served with marinara sause. The pasta and sause that came with the meal was incredible. Eating here is a must!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good Italian in heart of Gatlinburg. pizzas calzones rolls. Very good very filling. You will have leftovers.

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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?