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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here a couple days ago and we had dinner and bloody Mary's. We are back for more bloody Mary's. Our waitress, Christina was the best, great service with a smile.

Thank Amanda S
Chanute, Kansas
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice atmosphere and terrific waitresses. Lost count of how many times she came back to our table to check on us. The eggplant parmasean was so good! My sister had the ziti special and said it was great. Large portions. Food came in a hurry. Can't say enough good things about the place.

Thank Barbara P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not a trip to Gatlinburg with out eating here! So good!!! Love this place! Good garlic knots! Good iced tea! Good food!!!!!

Thank Cox2504
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a little disappointed, not really the "best". Food was bland, had the baked Zitti. Service wasn't the greatest either. I will say, I wish I had ordered the calzone or pizza . Another table got that and it looked really good. If we go there again I would try one of those.

Thank SpooLady
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the worst meal I've ever had in Gatlinburg. The pasta tasted and smelled like flour. I had to put a ton of salt on it, just to be able to eat enough so that I didn't leave hungry. The salad would have been great if you like olives. We also got hot wings that didn't have any sauce... More 

Thank Beachykeen1963
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Adina from Romania was our waitress... she was cheerful, attentive and helpful. The food was very good. We started with the garlic rolls (delicious) and enjoyed pizza and calzone. In addition, the Bloody Marys at this restaurant are excellent as well!

Thank Chris G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is always our first stop when we get into town. Their calzones are gynormous! We have tried several different things from the menu and have never had a bad meal here. Everything is delicious!

Thank krystal b
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow bread and salad arrived before drinks. Food was hot in some part and cold in others , lasagna was 90% cheese. Very pricey for quality

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cudjoe Key, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon entering, you saw worn, ragged carpeting. The hostess was busy eating in a windowed booth to the side. She gobbled down and greeted us. She quickly found us a small table for 2. We waited quite a time before our server appeared to take a drink order. Brought drinks and disappeared for a lengthy time. In the meantime other... More 

Thank njgram
Dundee, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in because menu posted sounded delicious without the high prices. We were happy we decided to eat here, great service and delicious food. We ordered everything off of the lunch special menu and we were not disappointed. Portions were huge, everything was hot and arrived quickly. Would recommend that you stop in and give them a try.

Thank AbbeysMom444

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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?