Top 4 Places to Eat Pizza in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
If you’re not sure what to eat while you’re on vacation, you can never go wrong with pizza! The Smokies are home to a number of Italian restaurants and pizza joints that make some of the best pies you’ll ever taste. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Acorn Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top four places to eat pizza in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
1. Mellow Mushroom
The Mellow Mushroom is a true pioneer in the pizza game. Rather than adhering to the tradition of New York-style thin crust or Chicago-style deep dish, the Mellow blazes its own path with a thick (but not too thick) dough that is made with spring water and molasses. Boasting a sweet sauce, premium cheese, and a crust that is brushed with garlic butter and parmesan, Mellow Mushroom pizza is simply sublime. There are three Mellow Mushroom locations in the Smoky Mountains and all of them are exceptional:
• Mellow Mushroom Express at The Island in Pigeon Forge (order at the counter, limited menu)
2. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is another one of the best places to eat pizza in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. All of the pies at Big Daddy’s are baked in a 550 degree, wood-fired brick oven to create a thin crust that is delightfully crispy. With hand-pulled dough, homemade sauces, and the freshest ingredients available, you can taste the quality in Big Daddy’s pizza. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try one of the restaurant’s more creative pies, such as the Chicken Florentine Pizza (made with spinach-artichoke dip instead of tomato sauce) or the Taco Pie (featuring refried beans and ground beef). Both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have Big Daddy’s locations.
3. Taste of Italy
Taste of Italy is a hidden gem in Gatlinburg that specializes in New York-style pizza. The owners of the restaurant are from Brooklyn, so you can be sure the food is authentic! Taste of Italy’s pizza is prepared with scratch-made dough and 100% whole milk mozzarella for pizzas that are rich and satisfying. In addition to pizza, Taste of Italy is a great spot for pasta, calzones, and irresistible garlic knots.
4. Smoky Mountain Brewery
While the Smoky Mountain Brewery may be most well known for its excellent beer, their pizza is quickly growing in reputation as well. Guests will enjoy a variety of tasty thin crust pizzas with a host of toppings to choose from. Some of the most popular types of pizza include the Baker’s Choice (made with pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions) and the Brewmaster (a white pie made with roasted chicken, spinach, and garlic roasted tomatoes). The Smoky Mountain Brewery is known for regularly hosting live music, which makes it the perfect spot for a night out on the town. There are Smoky Mountain Brewery locations in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
When you stay with Acorn Cabin Rentals, you’ll be minutes away from all of these places to eat pizza in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 8 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect property for your getaway. To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg!
Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.