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Johnny Carinos italian restaurant in Pigeon Forge

9 Italian Restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies You Must Try


Are you planning to stay at a Smoky Mountain cabin rental and need to find some good places to eat nearby? Italian food is a big crowd-pleaser, whether you order pizzas or treat yourself to a full dining experience. There are many great choices in the area, so keep reading to learn more about the best Italian restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies: 

1. Roma Table – Sevierville

pepperoni pizzaRoma Table is a brand-new restaurant on the Parkway, just before you get to the Tanger Outlets. Their menu features salads and sandwiches to pizza, pasta, and other mouthwatering entrees. They also have a list of starters perfect for sharing– crispy calamari, zucchini parmesan frito, bruschetta, garlic truffle bread, and more! Gluten-free pasta, cauliflower crust, and a full menu of cocktails, wine, beer, dessert, and even dessert cocktails are also available.

2. Gondolier Italian Restaurant – Sevierville 

Another Sevierville restaurant you should try is Gondolier Italian Restaurant. They serve everything from chicken parmesan and lasagna to stuffed calzones and stromboli. They make incredible red sauce and white sauce pizzas, as well as a one-of-a-kind stuffed pizza that you can customize with your favorite toppings!

3. Ristorante DellaSantina – Sevierville

table of italian food and wineFor a more upscale experience or special occasion, we suggest going to Ristorante DellaSantina. Their focaccia bread and caprese appetizers pair perfectly with their extensive wine list and delicious entrees, such as eggplant parmesan or shrimp fettuccine. Polish off the perfect meal with made-from-scratch tiramisu, lemon mascarpone cake, or cannoli.  

4. Solorzano’s Pizzeria – Pigeon Forge

Nobody makes pizza like Solorzano’s! Choose from options like the Hoboken Heart Attack, a meat lovers pie with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, and bacon, or the Sintatra, a white ricotta base pizza with fresh garlic, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and fresh basil. 

5. Johnny Carino’s – Pigeon Forge 

johnny carino's italian restaurant signOne of the best Italian restaurants in Pigeon Forge has to be Johnny Carino’s. You have to try their unique starter, the Italian nachos: crispy pasta chips, black olives, pepperoncini, Roma tomatoes, jalapeños, alfredo sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. You can choose to add chicken or sausage, as well as substitute their spicy green chile jalapeño alfredo sauce!

6. Geno’s Pizza – Pigeon Forge 

Geno’s Pizza is a locally owned and operated restaurant that’s been serving some of the best pizza in the Smokies since 1975! They have locations in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. They’re open late and also offer Ben & Jerry’s ice cream delivery!

7. Best Italian – Gatlinburg 

best italian on the parkway in gatlinburg Wine and dine at the Best Italian on the Parkway! This long-time favorite with locals and tourists alike has made this Gatlinburg restaurant a must-stop for anyone who loves Italian cuisine. Their signature garlic rolls, artichoke bake, and fried mushrooms are some of their incredible starters. For main dishes, they have something for everyone, from spaghetti and meatballs to stuffed shells, chicken marsala, and pizza. 

8. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria – Gatlinburg 

Another pizza spot with locations in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. Their wood-fired brick oven pizzas are sure to satisfy your pizza cravings, with unique options like the Smoky Mountain cheesesteak, an alfredo base pizza topped with mozzarella-provolone blend, shaved steak, green peppers, and red onions or the Porky Pie with sweet BBQ sauce, mozzarella-provolone blend, roasted pork, bacon, black forest ham and Italian sausage.

9. Luigi’s Pizza – Galtinburg

luigi's pizza in gatlinburg tnLuigi’s Pizza is an underrated spot in downtown Gatlinburg you won’t want to miss. They serve a salad and pizza buffet every day, and you can also order from their large menu of pasta, calzones, wings, subs, pizza, and more. 

Now you know about some amazing Italian restaurants in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies to choose from for a delicious lunch or dinner! Want more dining recommendations? Check out these romantic Smoky Mountain restaurants, perfect for date night!