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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” (382 reviews)
“calzone” (248 reviews)
“salad” (235 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always eat at Best Italian at Elks Plaza. I love their pizza and my husband loves their calimari. Their garlic rolls are amazing.

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 3 days ago

After landing in the Hampton Inn across the street after two days and over 15 miles of hiking, we were looking for something within walking distance and had gotten a recommendation for this "hole in the wall" place. Loved it!! My husband and I tried...More

Thank JWTSatty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I went while shopping on the strip. We ordered a large pizza. It was very good. Crust was crunchy, plenty of cheese. I had the lunch shrimp Alfredo on linguini. Four shrimp and a small portion of linguini. The place was dated...More

Thank Hockeymomgg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little hard to find but when you do, SOOO worth it. Delicious REAL Italian cuisine. The kind that Grandma used to make. Huge portions, delicious Bloody Mary's, fast, friendly and reasonably priced. Outside dining, a must. Can't wait to go back!!!

Thank Lherts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there on Easter Sunday. We thought it would be a great change to the fast food and typical restaurants we eat at. It was HORRIBLE. The hostess was very rude, which should have been my first clue, but we stayed anyway. Our waiter...More

Thank Miranda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good Italian cuisine. Spaghetti and lasagna is very good and has thick home made sauce. The best thing on the menu to try is the "world famous" garlic rolls. Not for the health conscious but really a good treat for anyone who likes garlic...More

Thank caroline a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hotel was a block away from this place, my wife and son were asleep, and I had a coupon for a free appetizer from the hotel I stayed in. So, I made a spur of the moment walk over to this restaurant. When I...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the Best Italian restaurant at lunch time and were the only table seated for a while. Several more tables were seated and we quickly became aware that only two waiters were working this shift. My father overheard the kitchen manager telling the...More

Thank m1a1p1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing! We ordered Lasagna, Veal Park, spaghetti/meatballs and humongous Calzone (see picture of my 12 year old son behind it). The menu had a large selection of Italian fare. The only con was they did not have a hostess the night we arrived...More

1  Thank sissypwr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this Restaurant because it said best thin crust pizza and for the money it was. the service was good and timely.

1  Thank Tom t
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Missy W
13 January 2018|
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Response from dekc4qn | Reviewed this property |
We actually prefer to ride the shuttle from the hotel for about 50 cents. In the next trip we are going to stay in one of the nice hotels in the heart of the downtown attractions.
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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