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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%
Travellers talk about
“garlic rolls” (378 reviews)
“calzone” (240 reviews)
“salad” (226 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were wanting Italian and we gave this place a try. It turned out to be one of the best Italian meals I'd ever had. The good was great and plenty of it. I had lasagna and it was some of the best I'd ever...More

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could stop at the garlic knots and still rate this restaurant a 5. The food doesn’t change your mind. It’s all wonderful. There was a little problem with service when we were there. It seemed like there was some confusion over who should be...More

Thank sheriLR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of our many trips to Gatlinburg. We had never tried the Best Italian Cafe. The fully loaded Pizza was the best. I’ve had many Pizzas form many places. This is by far the best I’ve had. I will be returning here to eat on...More

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the rolls and spaghetti. Great friendly service with good prices. Well worth the money. Will be returning to eat good food again.

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time that we go to the Great Smoky Mountains, we try to arrange one meal at Best Italian Restaurant in the Elks Plaza in Gatlinburg. The food, as always, was excellent. I love their spaghetti with meat sauce, or spaghetti and meat balls. It...More

1  Thank Bernie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been loyal customers for years, but Wednesday night we won't be. First of all some of the customers including the four of us waited at the hostess station for almost ten minutes before "anybody" acknowledged our presence. We were seated and we ordered...More

1  Thank HungryinSpringville
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always come here while in Gatlinburg. Their food is always good and you get alot for your money. But their service seems to get worst each time we visit. I think they know people will keep coming for the food so they don’t care...More

1  Thank Renlyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food! THE calzones could be shared by 2-4 people!! They were short staffed when we went, but they made the effort to make our experience enjoyable.

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here before. Always a good experience. The garlic rolls are one of a kind. I will most def eat here again in the future

Thank sam g
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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