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Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
+1 865-430-4090
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“garlic rolls” (365 reviews)
“calzone” (228 reviews)
“salad” (135 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
968 Parkway Ste 9, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3137
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591 - 600 of 1,719 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2015

My wife and I have dined here many times. I always order the Spaghetti and Meatballs because I like that dish and in past I have found it to always be good here. I was so disappointed that last night it was not edible and...More

1  Thank stevewilhite
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Pizza and garlic rolls. Can't get any better than Best Italian. We stop for at least one meal every time we are in Gatlinburg. It's our favorite!!

Thank inmom3
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Visiting from NYC with my boyfriend and his 95-yr old Sicilian mother, Kitty. Anotherwords, we KNOW good Italian food so when I say the sauce was great, trust me it was. Kitty RAVED about the marinara sauce and kept asking for more bread to dunk...More

Thank LaLisaMJ
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Very good Italian restaurant. Garlic rolls are very good as we read in other reviews. Beware of the portions. They are for 2 to 3 people.

Thank eboroek
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

The entrees come with salad and garlic knots. Salad was a nice size with iceberg lettuce. Wish they had used mixed greens. The dressings were good, all homemade. Entrees lacked flavor, may need more garlic and seasonings. Portions were large. Garlic knots were awesome! Plenty...More

Thank cozyhere
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Perhaps this place got good reviews because, compared to what was in this area, the food was decent. This restaurant is in the heart of the strip of Gatlinburg, where you are surrounded by tourist traps. And this restaurant seemed to be just that --...More

Thank Robert2014
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The building and furnishings looked dated, so we didn't know what to expect. It's a little off the main walkway, behind some other stores. My husband ordered the calzone and I had the pasta primavera. Both were delicious and were huge portions! The cheese in...More

Thank 2beachbums55
Reviewed 7 July 2015

After a day of hiking in GSMNP, we ventured into Gatlinburg for dinner. I was becoming disappointed with the eating choices but then we found Best Italian Cafe. Although it is right on the main drag, it feels more like a place for locals. The...More

1  Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The service was fast with a friendly wait staff. The salad and main entrée (lasagna) were pretty good, especially the garlic bread that came along with the meal. My wife ordered the house wine and deemed it satisfactory. Finally, the price is reasonable considering this...More

Thank Rich_and_Kim500
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Such a great meal we had here tonight. All of the food was delicious. We had salads with the best homemade garlic rolls ever!!! All i can say is WOW! My husband had spag w/meatballs which he really enjoyed....a huge helping! And I had the...More

Thank WillisMiddleGa
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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
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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