#3 of 17 Sevierville Restaurants

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria Sevierville

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Big Daddy's Pizzeria Sevierville - Classic Wood-fired Pizza at Its Finest
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Big Daddy's Pizzeria boasts fresh, homemade wood-fired pizza, baked in their one-of-a-kind brick oven – a delicious homage to the classic Italian Neapolitan roots of the pizza pie. If pizza's not your thing, they also serve delicious sandwiches and salads, as well as decadent desserts.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria promises to serve you the best pizza you’ve ever had. This might sound like boasting, but there’s a reason why the pizzeria has earned the aware for the best pizza in the area for six years running.

Big Daddy’s “pizzeoli” use only the freshest ingredients in their homemade sauces and on their hand-tossed pizza dough. Then they slide their pies into their 550-degree wood-fired brick oven to create a culinary masterpiece that pays homage to the classic “pizza napoletana.” Big Daddy’s may not have access to San Marzano tomatoes straight from the plains south of Mount Vesuvius or mozzarella from the Bufala Campana, but you’ll be able to enjoy the legacy of traditional Italian pizza in each bite.

Follow the smoking sign inside to find a restaurant that offers a clean, crisp, and friendly atmosphere that’s perfect for a family outing, a fun date night, or a group gathering, with high-quality food at a moderate price. The staff’s friendly and attentive, and the oven’s always piping hot and ready to make your meal just the way you like it.

Build-your-own 10- or 14-inch pizza from the list of tantalizing toppings, or choose from over a dozen different kinds of pies from their menu. Go with a classic cheese pizza, or the Boo Boo Bomber, with bigger-than-average slices of pepperoni. Want something with an unusual kick? Go for The Bee Sting on the specialty pies menu, which combines genoa salami, red pepper flakes, and honey. Prefer something sweet and smoky? Try the BBQ 4 U with its sweet barbeque sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheese blend, chicken, bacon, and roasted red peppers and red onions. Can’t decide? Try a combination!

Pizza isn’t only about the meat-loving carnivores. There’s something for the herbivore, too, with a vegetarian pizza topped with marinara sauce, a mozzarella-provolone blend, spinach, Roma tomatoes, roasted garlic, banana peppers, mushrooms, red peppers, and feta cheese. Add a flavor dipper, such as pineapple-jalapeno dipping sauce, to enhance each bite of your pie.

Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is committed to freshness. You won’t find a single freezer because all of the ingredients are fresh and everything is made on site. The pizzeoli mix and toss the handcrafted artisan dough in the “Dough Room,” which maintains the perfect temperature and moisture level to create the perfect dough. Catch a glimpse of the unique mosaic designs of the restaurant’s signature brick oven, which is always burning to ensure just the right temperature for your meal.

If you’ve never tried a wood-fired pizza, you’re in for a treat. The oven soaks heat from its source – in this case, bricks – and radiates it evenly throughout the cooking area. The result is a pie that’s cooked more quickly and thoroughly than a conventional oven. The characteristics of a wood-fired pizza are usually a chewy center, crisp toppings, robust and smoky flavor, and a thinner, crispier crust.

Aside from pizza, Big Daddy’s also offers wood-fired sandwiches served on their fresh, homemade focaccia bread. Ham and cheese never tasted so good! Other mouth-watering sandwiches include the classic Cuban, Chicken Alfredo, The Primo, and Big Daddy’s signature sub, served with warm or cold salami, pepperoni, sliced provolone, black forest ham, lettuce, tomato, banana peppers, onions, and topped with Italian dressing. To complete the meal, choose a side of kettle chips or a mozzarella and tomato salad. 

Don’t forget appetizers and desserts! Wood-firing isn’t only for the pizza pies. Big Daddy’s wings are marinated overnight in a secret, spicy sauce, and roasted to crisp perfection. Try the homemade meatballs or the spinach artichoke dip. Don’t miss out on the dough daddies, which are rolled from the same artisan pizza dough. They are baked and tossed in garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese and served with fresh marinara sauce. Six for $4.99 is more than enough to feed a small family. Finish the meal with a cannoli or Big Daddy Brownie.

Insider Tip:

  • Commemorate your trip with souvenir apparel or glassware from the shop. Better yet, take home some of Big Daddy’s tasty homemade marinara sauce.