5 Gatlinburg Pizza Places You Need to Try

Delicious pizza with a garnish in the center.
September 1, 2016

If you’re a fan of pizza, you won’t be disappointed during your vacation in Gatlinburg, TN! Our Smoky Mountain city is home to a number of great restaurants that serve mouthwatering pies. To help you plan your trip, Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to five of the best Gatlinburg pizza places:

1. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

The secret to Big Daddy’s success is its wood-fired brick oven. Reaching 550 degrees, this oven produces a crispy thin crust pizza that you are sure to love. Everything is homemade at Big Daddy’s Pizzeria, from the hand pulled dough, to the sauce, to the toppings. The restaurant doesn’t even have a freezer, so you know that all of the ingredients are super fresh! In addition to the traditional cheese and pepperoni pizzas, Big Daddy’s offers a number of unique speciality pies, such as the Chicken Florentine Pizza (made with spinach-artichoke dip), the Porky Pie (made with BBQ sauce and four meats), and the Taco Pie (made with refried beans and ground beef).

2. Taste of Italy

Closeup of pizza with mushrooms, tomatoes, and black olives.

Specializing in authentic Italian cuisine, this restaurant is one of Gatlinburg’s best kept secrets. Everything on the menu at Taste of Italy is delicious, from their lasagna to their meatball subs, but their pizza is a must. Taste of Italy’s gourmet, hand tossed pizza is made with scratch dough and 100% whole milk mozzarella. It’s easy to see why Taste of Italy is one of the most popular Gatlinburg pizza places!

3. Mellow Mushroom

The Mellow Mushroom doesn't fit neatly into the New York or Chicago styles of pizza, and that is what makes it so unique. Their pizza dough is made with spring water and it is thick and chewy, without being deep dish. Finishing a slice is always a joy, because the crust is brushed with garlic butter and parmesan cheese. While you can’t go wrong with a simple cheese pizza, speciality pies like the Red Skin Potato Pie, the Thai Dye, and the Mellowterranean are definitely worth trying.

4. Luigi's Pizzeria

New York style pizza slices.

Luigi’s Pizzeria is a hometown favorite! This great restaurant is open until 2 a.m., so you can enjoy a tasty pie late into the evening. Luigi’s also delivers to cabins in Gatlinburg, so you can have a convenient meal without leaving your home away from home. We recommend trying their Chicken Parmigiana Pizza, Lasagna Pizza, or Stuffed Crust Meat Lovers Pizza.

5. New York Pizza & Pasta

New York Pizza & Pasta lives up to its name, offering delicious New York style pies. Conveniently located in Gatlinburg’s Mountain Mall, this restaurant is a great place to take a break from shopping for a quick lunch. New York pizza is rarely replicated outside of the Big Apple, but this place is the real deal!

When you stay at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals, you will be minutes away from these great Gatlinburg pizza places. Offering everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 5 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect property for your getaway. To start planning your vacation, check out our complete selection of Gatlinburg cabins for rent!