If you’re craving Italian, there are plenty of places for you to try. From pizza and pasta to calzones and strombolis, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here are some Italian restaurants in the Smoky Mountains that you are sure to love.

Luigi’s Pizzeria

Luigi’s Pizzeria stays open until 2 a.m. and you can have your pizza delivered! Their famous pizza pies come with a variety of different toppings. Choose from unique creations like eggplant pizza or chicken parmigiana pizza. This restaurant also has calzones, strombolis, pasta, subs, chicken wings, and salads!

Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria

Best Italian Cafe & Pizzeria has some of the most delicious Italian fare in the Smokies. This well-renowned eatery has been in business for over 40 years and continues to be a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Save your appetite for when you arrive because their portion sizes are extremely generous! You will love their buttery garlic rolls and popular menu items like their calzones, and Chicken Florentine.

New York Pizza & Pasta

If you’re a fan of thin crust pizza, then you’re going to love New York Pizza & Pasta. This no-frills restaurant is located in the Mountain Mall in Gatlinburg. The slices of pizza are large, so you’ll have plenty of leftovers for later. Traditional Italian dishes like baked spaghetti and chicken parmesan are also on the menu. Draft beer is also available.

Johnny Carino’s

At Johnny Carino’s you’ll find a mix of classic Italian dishes along with new creations. Their freshly baked bread is served with olive oil and roasted garlic. The design-your-own pizza and pasta options are a great choice because they allow you to customize your meal however you like.

Nino’s Pizzeria & Eatery

When it comes to thin crust pizza, you must visit Nino’s Pizzeria & Eatery. We suggest Nino’s White Pizza, which has a layer of ricotta cheese, provolone, mozzarella, and romano. Other favorites include linguine and clam sauce, baked ravioli, and chocolate for dessert.

Gondolier Italian Restaurant & Pizza

At the foot of the Smoky Mountains, you’ll find some of the best Italian to be had. Gondolier Italian Restaurant & Pizza offers fresh Italian and Greek food every day with 5 star service. Gondolier is an Italian food lover’s dream come true with fantastic oven baked subs, pita wraps, calzones, and strombolis!

Ristorante DellaSantina

Last, but certainly not least, is our favorite Italian Restaurant.

The DellaSantina Family has been providing excellent food and services since 1420 in Verona, Italy. Grazie from the DellaSantina Family! Ci vediamo presto!

At Ristorante DellaSantina, pride is taken in offering patrons-only the finest food available. They don’t have a microwave nor do they have any frozen food. All food is fresh and organic whenever possible.

At Ristorante DellaSantina, your dining experience will be exquisite and enjoyable. They have indoor dining or choice of outdoor seating with a tranquil river view.

Now that you know all about the best Italian restaurants in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, you can always look forward to a great meal when you’re in town. Be sure to check out all of these fantastic eateries.

Squisito Too

Another new restaurant in the Smoky Mountains is Squisito Too. This Italian eatery has all your favorites, from pasta to pizza. They have meat sauce, spaghetti and meatballs, pesto, alfredo, and mac and cheese. There’s also a great selection of salads, including Greek and Mediterranean, as well as subs and wraps. You can get a classic cheese or pepperoni pizza or try another signature pie. You’ll also have the option to create your own pizza. Squisito also has pasta, salad, greens and grain, or a roasted veggie bowl where you can add whatever ingredients you want. You won’t want to miss out on the Italian cuisine at Squisito Too.

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is another great place to eat in Sevierville TN with your family. Just about everyone loves pizza, and with pies as large as they come at Big Daddy’s, your whole family will be satisfied. You’ll find the classic pizzas on the menu, including cheese, pepperoni, supreme, veggie lovers, and meat lovers. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can always try a signature pie, such as Chicken Parmesan, Porky Pie, or Big Kahuna. Big Daddy’s also serves chicken wings, sandwiches, and salads.

Smoky Mountain Brewery

Located in Lumberjack Square, the Smoky Mountain Brewery is convenient to both the Parkway and Wears Valley Road. Once inside, you’ll find a state of the art microbrewery that provides the perfect escape from the fast paced environment of Pigeon Forge. Situated between traffic lights 2B and 3 at Wears Valley Intersection.

Great food, 20 + TV’s and nightly entertainment make this one of the most popular and fun places to eat in the Smokies. Located in the back corner of the Shops at Walden’s Landing, look for the large grain silo!

Click here to see the complete menu with hand tossed, specialty pizzas listed.


If you have never tried a Mellow Mushroom pizza, you’re in for a treat for the mouth and the mind. You can build your own pizza or choose from one of the many fun and interesting Mellow Mushroom concoctions.

Everything including the crust can be completely customized. Any pie can be made with gluten-free crust that is quite tasty. Can’t or don’t eat dairy – no problem. Although the famous crust does include a touch of Parmesan at the end, it can be made without it like the Vegan Veg Out. Mellow Mushroom also has a dairy-free cheese.

West by God Coal Fired Pizza


As most citizens of West Virginia can relate to, when asked where you are from it is not just “West Virginia,” it’s “West by God Virginia.” The long history in the Appalachians, where the Mountain State lies, has led to many stories of where the “by God” phrase originated. Citizens have their own stories and passion behind the phrase, but the theme among all is a sense of pride of being from West Virginia. For our ownership team, being able to claim “I am from West by God Virginia” is one of the proudest things we are all fortunate enough to say.


Everyone has an inspiration. Our Black Diamond Pies are inspired after New Haven style “apizza” (pronounced ah-beetz) from New Haven, CT.  Although we cannot replicate New Haven style, our goal is to bring techniques and ingredients to our guests from what many claim is “the pizza capital of the world”!  Our style of pizza, the West by God Way, has a thin stretch from one end to the other creating a crispy yet chewy crust.  Using only the best ingredients on the market and cooking in an oven that reaches over 700 degrees, our pies have a unique taste, can’t resist smell, and a beautifully charred (not burnt) crust.

See everything you need to know here.

Solorzano’s Pizza

At Solorzano’s, we offer an experience familiar to those who understand the importance of family and dedication. Our recipes and techniques have been perfected through three long generations based on the traditional simplicity of the methods used by our Italian ancestors. We hope every evening, at either of our restaurants, takes you back to those Sunday dinners at your own house. This is our family. This is our home. Welcome.

204 Pine Mountain Rd, Pigeon Forge
(865) 365-1280


I have saved the best for last if you are looking to die for pizza. Ski Mountain Pizza has the perfect crust, sauce with perfect seasonings, perfect amount of great cheese and no shortage of toppings. The photo above is our actual 18″ supreme pizza.

Ski Mountain Pizza has much more to offer on their menu. Give them a try, you won’t be sorry.

631 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, TN



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