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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Englewood, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very run down restaurant, I always hate it when the waiter returns from a smoking break and his clothes stink. We had pizza which was drowned in cheese and lacked taste

Thank Roger L
Lafayette, Indiana
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch and it took forever. Not sure if this is normal, but we spent more time in the restaurant then we did walking around the downtown. Wasted too much time there. Food portions were huge; menu could use some smaller meal choices and more healthy choices. Two salad choices and neither was appealing. Next time we'll... More 

Thank JulieIN54
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We order our food, pizza and drinks. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant were a "water feature" runs between the booths. Well the water is off, and has been decorated with mini lites. As I look closer I realized how covered in dust everything is. I looked up and the hvac intake was over our table, very... More 

Thank Kathryn D
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time that I visited the Best Italian Restaurant. The food and service is very good. The wait staff are down home and very accommodating. I had : "Lasagna with Meat Sauce. Layers and layers of lasagna pasta and ricotta cheese, blended with fresh Italian herbs & spices. Topped with our delicious meat sauce and mozzarella cheese,... More 

Thank Renee B
Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a 15 inch pizza with cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms. They must have been very short on pepperoni because they were far and few between and they charged $3.00 apiece for the toppings. So with that in mind, a pizza and 4 beers came to $47.00. Next time, I'll just get DiGiorno's!

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Concord, North Carolina
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are big fans of their pizza and the garlic rolls should not be missed. We have eaten there numerous times and have never had a bad meal. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Susan G
St. Albans, Missouri
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this restaurant the past few years when vacationing in the Gatlinburg area. The first year we tried the restaurant, the food and service was great, but not nearly as good on our most recent visit.

Thank Jan4444
Spring Hill, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food service and atmosphere. Calzones are big enough for three people. Salads are excellent and I had chicken marinara. Could not eat it all but it was still delicious the next day. Our server was from our home state (Fla) and could not have gotten a better one. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank cmeuse55
Saint Augustine, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I consider this a hidden gem. I'm a New York Italian and a big snobby about my Italian restaurant experiences. The sauce was excellent. I had manicotti that was delicious. The portions are very generous. And the prices are very reasonable

Thank t0mf0ley
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service, good price, is it the best itslian, on parkway possibly but used two other great Italians whilst I town Highly recommend this place if wandering around Gatlinburg

Thank Fribrishire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?