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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” (238 reviews)
“salad” (225 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ribeye sandwich for lunch a bit tough so took it apart to eat with knife and fork. Great flavor. Excellent fries. Reuben very good, with lean meat. Service excellent too.

Thank Marian R
Reviewed 5 days ago

First off it's not so easy to find a good restaurant in Gatlinburg that will offer a 20% discount to a local, so that was quite nice. I ordered the Chicken Parmesan and was mostly pleased, as it was delicious, but not a huge fan...More

Thank trickdog1
Reviewed 6 days ago

We hadn't been in the area in several years, but we couldn't wait to get back to the Best Italian Cafe. Parking still isn't any better, but the food was still delicious. We ordered 2 of the lunch specials - Baked Ziti with garlic knots...More

Thank 3NLS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay you have already read some of the reviews of this restaurant and many have given their thumbs up for this place. Well that is not enough as you need to get over here and try this food. Fantastic.......way more than you can eat....Garlic knots...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good Place for pizza and other things, if you don’t know it’s there you may miss it. Good walking location to downtown

Thank hokie728
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Italian has become our go to place for pizza. We stay in Pigeon Forge but make the trip to Gatlinburg just for a great pizza, and the garlic knots. The place is hard to find the first time but once you do, you'll always...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here last year and were pretty unhappy. My wife said to give them another try and we are happy we did. Salads were fresh and chilled, garlic rolls were beyond belief, and the entrees were perfect. We enjoyed speaking with a young man...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we would try this and was so glad we did. They fixed the pizza the way we wanted it - one side only cheese and the other with meats.

Thank E8015NOrebeccag
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for 20+ years. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Be sure and check out the back patio overlooking the creek. Everything is great!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow enjoy every buttery Parmesan garlic bite of those garlic rolls! Chicken parmigiana is huge and delicious. Chicken Marsala was literally swimming in the sauce so I would get something else. Salads were good too.

Thank Jeff S
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22 May 2017|
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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
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +1 865-430-4090
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