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The Best Italian on the Parkway

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710 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3206
+1 865-436-4168
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second visit, better than the first. Had great service. The pizza is by far the best in town. There is bar service, didn't try anything this visit.

Thank Michael J
Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food here is excellent and the service was good and friendly. The seating host was very good and friendly gentleman !!!!!!

Thank Jnew1
Water Valley, Mississippi
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a snowy weekend!! We are in the Mountains... I called to see if they would be open and was told they would till about 10pm. Asked if I needed to make reservations, was told no, as there was not a lot of people out tonight. We arrived at 7:30pm a guy watched us walk into the place as... More 

Thank keesha s
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called about 6:50pm to see if they were open and I was told they were. There was no need for a reservation they would be open till at least 10pm. We walk into the door at 7:40 and no one is in sight. There is a guy out the side door smoking and then we see a girl in... More 

Thank WVMS
Hayesville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pizza had fresh ingredients and fresh dough. We also had to taste their garlic knots and they were delicious; you can tell we like bread! Jeanne was our waitress and was awesome, we definitely wil be back. For those that like Bloody Mary's my friends said they were delicious too.

Thank nelsondg
Clearwater, Florida
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went here for lunch. It my have been the best meal ever. spaghetti and meatballs, pizza and garlic bread were all amazing. We will definitely go back. our waitress "Jeannie" was amazing. Food and Service was perfect.

Thank NKen
Somerset, Kentucky
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Gatlinburg and wanted some Italian food, so we stopped here. The food was really good. The garlic rolls are awesome! We loved the large mugs they serve beverages in. The best part of this trip was our server. Andre was VERY responsive to our needs and checked on us frequently. He was not annoying like some servers... More 

Thank travelsavvypair
Dothan, Alabama, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were craving pizza while on vacation in the mountains. This was our first visit. Food was good and promptly waiting time as well. The calzone is huge and large enough to share between two people. Very good choice for pizza cravings!!

Thank Carmen T
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great stop for Italian food. Both locations are delicious. I enjoy the one on the river more. Seems less crowded. And the music is from 70's. The music and decor makes you feel like you are in a delicious time warp. Go here every year when we visit Gatlinburg. There is a wait, but they are... More 

Thank trey k
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pizza and huge Calzone .. but the service not good.. we were a party of 18 we were divided and the so call hostess very rude and yelling in front of everybody .. Not good at all

Thank Lizbeth S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3206
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-436-4168

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?