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“Quality food”

Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria
Ranked #27 of 195 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Summerville, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Quality food”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We laughed at "Best" and asked our host if the owner family's name is Best, which prompted a short summary of past owners. Scott was our server, professional and friendly. The food is prepared with fresh spices and ingredients. The sirloin burger is as good as expected. The chicken parm is delicious. There's a good atmosphere for watching your favorite team on several screens. We enjoyed a quiet lunch time but if you're there for a game, the place could be rocking.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Appleton, WI
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nothing special about this place”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

burger was bad. Ravioli was nothing special. Price was too high for the food being served. Service was good.

  • Visited October 2013
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Ness Ziona, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Ok....not more than ok...”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Just came back to the hotel after dinner at this place. The pizza was good (not the best I had,but still good). The pasta wasn't that good. Very basic. The garlic bread was the best part. Service was nice, though slow. Overall it was ok. Not that good that I will come back.

Visited October 2013
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Plano, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
356 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Very good Italian, Garlic rolls, friendly and excellent service”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were in mood for Italian not expecting to find such great food, glad we took a chance. Ronda our waitress made us feel Welcome and like regular customers despite restaurant very busy. Garlic rolls with butter hard to resist took some back to save room for dinner. Salad was crisp, fresh with homemade dressings. Wife had stuffed shells tasty, the other couple and I had Eggplant, meat sauce tasty and flavorful. Portions large got a to go box. House Chianti was great. This is off the road across from Hampton Inn, OK to park in Elks Lodge spaces. We would return. Gatlinburg and Smokies traffic often bumper to bumper allow extra time getting around.

  • Visited October 2013
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North Central Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
261 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great Pizza Place”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

A friend recommended this place so we decided to try it. It is located in a very small Elks Lodge retail and parking area. Like everything in Gatlinburg it is a bit pricey but the pizza and calzones were really good. This is a small locally owned place not a large chain so we enj oyed the service. The batbrooms need a lot of work dark and dingy.

  • Visited October 2013
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