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.
Taste of Italy
Taste of Italy is for you if you want authentic Italian dishes. It’s located on the East Parkway in Gatlinburg. The quality, service, and food combined with affordable prices make this restaurant one of the best. They don’t sell wine, but you’re welcome to bring your own bottle. They will uncork at no additional amount.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for dinner and a view, Geppetto’s is the place with views of Cove Mountain. Dishes include lasagna, stuffed shells, and Mama Geppetto’s Pizza, which is topped with meatballs and parmesan cheese. For dessert, you will enjoy Geppetto’s cannolis.
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!
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.
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