The average American consumes 23 pounds of pizza per year! Each second, over 350 slices of pizza are being ordered from more than 70,000 pizzerias nationwide. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are home to a handful of these delicious pizzerias. Today, we are breaking down our picks for the top 5 pizza restaurants in the Smokies!
J. Del’s Pizza
J. Del’s Pizza has been serving up their highly rated pizza for many years and boasts a 2019 Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor. Many claim that their pizza is the best in Pigeon Forge because it is not only tasty but also better for you than most. All of their menu items are all natural and GMO-free! You can find J. Del’s Pizza at 2664 Teaster Lane next to Island!
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria and Arcade
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria houses a one-of-a-kind 550 degree, wood-fired brick oven. The oven results in Neapolitan style pizza that features the most delicious and crispy crust. Big Daddy’s uses only the freshest ingredients and homemade sauces and dough. They are so committed to their standards of freshness that they don’t even have a freezer on site. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria offers 3 convenient locations in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg.
Mellow Mushroom has been serving up their home-grown delicacies since 1974. Over 40 years later and there are now 150 locally owned Mellow Mushrooms across the country. Three of those pizzerias call the Smoky Mountains home. Mellow Mushroom is famous for their eclectic atmosphere and savory stone-baked pizzas. Each location is unique however, they all offer the same amazing customer service and high-quality food.
Nino’s Pizzeria & Eatery
Nino’s Pizzeria (formerly named Cornerstone Pizza) opened its doors in 2014 however, their Italian family recipes date back over 40 years! If you’re looking for a taste of authentic Italian cuisine, then Nino’s is the place for you! The pizza is so delicious you might just think that you’re vacationing in Naples!
Best Italian Cafe & pizzeria in Elks Plaza
You don’t have to travel to the Big Apple to taste the best authentic New York-style Italian pizza. Located in Elks Plaza in Gatlinburg you will find the Best Italian Cafe and Pizzeria of the same name! They have been dishing up their authentic slices since 1976 and continue to boast that their classic traditional pies are the best of the best!
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