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If you're vacationing in Gatlinburg and are looking for the best place for a slize of pizza, you have to check out these top rated pizza places and restaurants in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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1. Smoky Mountain Brewery

A favorite among locals and visitors alike, the Smoky Mountain Brewery is not just known for their beer, there’s something else that might surprise you when it comes to this loft style cross between a ski lodge & a German bar…and that’s the pizza! Their pizza dough is hand tossed and the pie made to order but the most popular on the menu is by far – The Brewmaster.  This four-cheese blend “white” pie with roasted chicken, garlic roasted tomatoes and spinach is a match made in pizza heaven pairing their pies with home brewed hops & adding in the great entertainment atmosphere which consists of live music, trivia games and sports on any tv in any direction make this place a perfect spot to hangout after a day in the mountains. The Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Brewery is located in Calhoun’s Village near the South end of town, tucked up against the base of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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2. The Best Italian

This Gatlinburg gem of a pizzeria is best known for its large pizza’s and calzones. This pizzeria has been a local tradition for over 30 years! Any combination you can think of can be made in this kitchen as they obviously know their stuff when it comes to pies but the most popular is the Best Deluxe Pizza with thin style crust & a variety of meats and veggies. Equipped with a full bar & tv’s for sporting events you can relax and kick back after a hard day of play or you can enjoy a nice romantic dinner with your significant other by asking for a seat on the outdoor patio which is along the bubbling LeConte Creek.  This hidden favorite is located in the Elk’s Plaza on the South end of town. FYI: If you plan to eat here, plan ahead, as there is often a long wait during peak season, but you won’t be sorry.

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3. Taste of Italy

With owners hailing from upstate New York and having many years of experience with Italian fare these folks bring the newest Italian eatery to the Gatlinburg area & are already a big hit! They’ve received several great reviews on trip advisor, including top rated Italian cuisine. They achieve this by combining old world Italian cooking techniques with their own recipes. The pizzas are hand crafted with made from scratch pizza dough - giving you the most authentic pizza experience this side of Italy. This new favorite is located on Highway 321 heading East out of town, by Food City.

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4. Mellow Mushroom

Pizza pie’s with flavor and styles to fit all tastes and appetites are what’s on tap at this unique eatery. Each one of the pizza's at Mellow Mushroom in Gatlinburg comes with your choice of classic or thin crusts ranging in sizes from 10” to 16” and choices of a mellow red sauce, olive oil or pesto for the base. Gluten free options live here as well and with more than THREE dozen toppings to pick from along with house specialty pies – this place can satisfy even the most disagreeable groups! Located in the heart of Gatlinburg’s moonshine holler in downtown (near light number 8) - this is the perfect stop for a recharge.

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5. Big Daddy's Pizzeria

Hand crafted, never frozen pizza dough topped with homemade sauces & fresh toppings - this is not your average pizza place. Big Daddy’s has a world class family friendly atmosphere located in the heart of Gatlinburg within walking distance from the Ober Gatlinburg Tram and downtown shopping. Receiving awards such as “best kid friendly pizza place’ and top reviews from trip advisor. Located on the South end of River Road, stop in and take a rest while this restaurants very own ‘pizzaioli’ serves up your handcrafted pie straight from the 550 degree wood fired brick oven!