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Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

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968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Millersport, Ohio
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our food! Service was good, good choices on the menu, prices were fair but the air conditioning needs looked at...just a little warm in there.....but we'll still come back....the food was that good. 👍👍👍👍 (I'll give you 5 stars when you fix the A/C) 😎

Thank MrG43046
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for one of the best restaurants in Gatlinburg ....you have found it right here ! There Pizza's are the best we have ever eating !! We always stop here every time we are in Gatlinburg .....we never miss the opportunity to enjoy their food. Try it once and you too will always go back for more... More 

Thank Paul W
Chillicothe, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place one night after finding 90 minute waits at restaurants right on the main drag. Authentic Italian. Garlic rolls that come out first are wonderful; dripping with butter and garlic. We had pizza, which was huge, and the salads were full of vegetables. Wine and beer served. A great value, we had to take most of the... More 

Thank Gshep1950
Oxford, Alabama
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love, love, love the Be'chemel Pizza! My girlfriend & I split one and it was heavenly! My husband loved the calzone~;it completely covered his plate!!! It was enough for 2 people! I tasted it and it was very good also! The garlic knots are great~this is the first place I every ate garlic knots years ago and also go back... More 

Thank hossnphat
Crown Point, Indiana
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was chosen for expediency, it was close and we were hungry. Our server was friendly, the garlic knots yummy and my stuffed shells delicious and just the right portion. Hubby ordered a calzone, it was gigantic, enough for at least 2, and also very tasty. Serendipity! We lucked into a great dinner that was not over priced. Wish... More 

Thank Joan S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really tasty food and good value for the huge amount you get! Every pasta dish comes with salad and lots of garlic rolls automatically so we ended up with plenty to take home too! Good, friendly service.

Thank Nina L
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waking down the street, we asked where the best pizza place was and the guide said Best Italian was the one and only place. Try the garlic rolls. Very good and fresh. We had the rolls and a 12" lunch deluxe pizza. The Italian sausage is the best I've ever had.

Thank Carl J
Shelbyville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going here for a number of years on vacation and always love their pizza. However, my favorite thing about Best Italian is their garlic rolls. They come loaded with garlic in a dish with generous amounts of olive oil. Try to visit during non-peak hours as their parking is limited (or just park in a paid parking area... More 

Thank sdeandlde
North Richland Hills, Texas
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715 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated promptly in a worn out booth. The seats were covered in tape because they were so worn. The place is very run down. My wife ordered Ravioli and I ordered Spaghetti and Meatballs. Both entrees were poor. I wanted Caesar dressing on my salad and the server said they didnt' have it. I had Thousand Island dressing... More 

Thank stevewilhite
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Gatlinburg. If you are in the mood for Italian this is the place. They have been here for at least 30 years. Same owners etc. The garlic knots are to die for. Lasagna is excellent. Salad dressings are homemade. Not many good Italian in Gatlinburg. It's steak and BBQ and pancakes. Go... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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 Parkway 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?