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Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
+1 865-430-4090
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“garlic rolls” (378 reviews)
“calzone” (240 reviews)
“salad” (226 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
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Reviewed October 18, 2014

You really have to look for this restaurant, you could pass by it without realizing it because it sits in the backside of a small plaza area, it doesn't look really elegant but the food is marvelous, we had the spaghettis and meatballs, chicken and...More

Thank KarenMOglesby
Reviewed October 17, 2014

Looked small and quaint from the outside but was bigger than expected. We were greeted as soon as we entered and seated within just a few minutes. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful. I had the chicken parmesan and it was excellent! The garlic...More

Thank norcodp
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Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

The inside of the restaurant was older but seating was fast. The portions are really, really huge! I wish I would have shared something with my husband. There is no food here that you could eat lite except a salad but even that is huge!...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Great good and fantastic garlic rolls! A little pricey but you get a TON of food, the helping are huge!

Thank Dkt723
Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been eating here every year on my trips to Gatlinburg sometimes two nights in a row. This goes back at least 10 years. Always sit outside on the patio, enjoy watching the raccoons beg for food by the river and the lady that...More

Thank Dana D
Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant has traveled around Gatlinburg a bit but the Italian menu is still the BEST! I always have chicken parm and it's the best I've ever had, but I can attest to the vegetarian lasagna too. Anything that marinara touches becomes magical. It's located...More

Thank Hollyreubens
Reviewed October 13, 2014

You definitely get more than what you pay for here. We ordered the calzone for two people, and it was excellent!!! Between the two of us we only were able to eat half of it. Waitress was great. She was fast and courteous.

Thank Amy B
Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was okay but a lil pricey but of course about everything in Gatlinburg is...good location and didn't have to wait but a few minutes

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I am sitting in Best Italian now. I waited 10 minutes for a refill. It is not very busy tonight. I normally go to the other location and I never had any complaints there. This location is awful. Slow service and the food is not...More

Thank Barion B
Reviewed October 7, 2014

So glad we found Best Italian Café many years ago hidden away in a small shopping center after experiencing Ober Gatlinburg. They still provide the best pizza and garlic rolls in the south for the most affordable prices. Although apparently they have expanded by opening...More

Thank Kyle1609
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
Do not know but I"m sure that if you call them they will be glad to answer your question, they are a very friendly staffed restaurant. Here is their number 865-436-4345
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +1 865-430-4090
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