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Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

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968 Pkwy Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't think you could go wrong at all with this New York style thin pizza. It is off the beaten path, but really pleasant and nice atmosphere. Clean bathrooms which is always important. Many of the locals recommended this place with good reason. Ranges about mid range prices. Medium will easily feed a couple plus food to take home.

Thank travelingis2fun
Richmond, Virginia
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414 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went an hour out of my way to get these garlic rolls and a salad. Simply outstanding and worth enduring pigeon forge and Gatlingburg traffic to get to. Park free and enjoy every buttery Parmesan garlic bite

Thank Jeff S
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, but maybe not worth the money for an outdated, not kept up interior. My booth had a giant slit in it and several other elements made me cringe. We thought it was over-priced for what we got & the lacking interiors, but the food was excellent and had good quality.

Thank Megan Z
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped here on a whim. Not super hungry. We ordered off the appetizer menu and the kids off the kids menu. The chicken fingers and mozz sticks were excellent. The kids inhaled the spaghetti and kids pizza. The server was attentive and friendly. Would def come back and probably order a large pizza next time. We saw several delivered to... More 

Thank 1gapeach
bristol, TN
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of four dined here for the first time on July 20th. We went around 8 pm for a late dinner and were not disappointed. The food was simply delicous, especially the Garlic rolls and homemade blue cheese dressing (served on our salads). The food is traditional Italian fare. The facility itself is a little dated, but the service... More 

Thank Elmobristol
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here twice recently and twice in recent years, and the service has been awesome both times and the food has always been prompt and excellent, never a bad experience. The calzone are huge, to much for 1 person and also the rolls are great. This is a nice place if you want some good food.

Thank ibfred
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good Italian food. The ac broke that night but the eggplant made up for it. Off the beaten path but worth the trip. Meatballs were good but the garlic knots were huge.

Thank s m
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thisi is a special place to me. I was so pleases ,also my co-workers were able to eat on the patio perfect,also they allowed me to allow my small dog on the patio also

Thank Deanna D
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well hidden gem in Gatlinburg!!!! Garlic rolls are to die for.... Please believe me!!! Lunch specials were Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, and Shrimp Alfredo, pizzas, sandwiches!!! The menu was a smorgasbord of Italian favorites!!!! This restaurant should be placed on everyone's bucket list!! DELICIOUS!!!

Thank CathyP1953
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was just ok, we ordered entrees which were huge but lacked flavor. Had to add a ton of salt, and I typically don't season my meal after I get it. The pizza that people around us were eating looked pretty good but I wouldn't order the entrees again.

Thank Brad M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 968 Pkwy Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: 8654304090

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