#27 of 36 Sevierville Restaurants

Gondolier Italian Restaurant

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Gondolier Italian Restaurant: Cheesy Dishes and Amazing Breadsticks in Sevierville
Written by: David Angotti
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The name 'Gondolier' holds great prestige among locals in the Smoky Mountains area — and the Sevierville location certainly doesn't disappoint. Whether you adore pizza, pasta, or gyros, you'll be pleased by the tasty food and reasonable prices.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Eager to fill your stomach with delicious Italian and Greek fare on a budget? You will accomplish exactly that at the Gondolier Italian Restaurant in Sevierville.

The Gondolier chain boasts locations throughout North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida. It’s a reliable destination for a satisfying pizza or pasta dish. But while fans claim that every Gondolier restaurant delivers exceptional meals at low prices, there’s something special about the Sevierville location.

A local favorite, Sevierville’s Gondolier is known for its classic pizza, which it serves onsite and via delivery. Pizza is far from the only delectable dish offered here with many patrons specifically visiting for Gondolier’s pastas and salads.

From lasagna to shrimp scampi, a variety of entrees are guaranteed to delight even the pickiest eaters. Visitors rave over the main entrees, but are even more passionate about the restaurant’s complimentary breadsticks. Not all dietary restrictions are accommodated at Gondolier. Several vegetarian dishes are available, but vegans will struggle at a restaurant notorious for its cheesy meals. Small pizzas can be ordered with gluten-free crusts.

Feel free to order a beer with dinner, but don’t arrive expecting handcrafted cocktails or a vast wine selection. Some visitors complain that the alcohol selection is limited, but this is not uncommon throughout the Sevierville area.

Gondolier’s service is prompt and friendly. Servers go out of their way to make visitors from all walks of life feel comfortable. The atmosphere is decidedly casual; this might not be your top destination for a fancy date night, but it’s perfect for a relaxed family outing or a chill evening with friends. If there’s one definite downside to visiting this particular Gondolier, it’s the location. Unfortunately, it’s just enough out of the way of the main tourist areas to keep many potential visitors away.

That being said, it’s not nearly as difficult to access as you might expect. If you’re willing to drive just a bit further on Dolly Parton Parkway, you’ll encounter some of the best Italian food in the region — not to mention, the best prices. If you’re in a hurry, you can order from your car and opt for carry-out. Otherwise, Gondolier’s slightly out-of-the-way location means a smaller crowd, and thus, less time waiting for a booth.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

Gondolier Special
Loaded with toppings, the Gondolier Special delivers a blissful pizza eating experience. Enjoy cheesy goodness on a baked-to-perfection crust, plus plenty of high-quality pepperoni and sausage.

Meat Lovers Stuffed Crust Pizza
Another pizza worth sampling, this meaty order isn’t quite like any stuffed crust pizza you’ve experienced. It features an extra crust on top, lending it the character of a calzone.

Gyro Plate
Gondolier may be, first and foremost, an Italian restaurant, but it also serves wonderful Greek cuisine. The restaurant’s gyro plate is particularly popular, in part because it offers a wide variety of flavors at a low cost. You’ll enjoy tender lamb and a fresh Greek salad, plus satisfying pita bread.

Chicken Spinach Cannelloni
If you crave stuffed pasta, you’ll appreciate the selection at Gondolier. Struggling to choose? You’ll adore the chicken spinach cannelloni. Sizable portions means you’re virtually guaranteed leftovers.

Baklava Cheesecake
It’ll be tough, but if possible, you should save room for dessert. Not many restaurants excel with both main entrees and sweet treats, but the Gondolier location in Sevierville manages this difficult feat. Any dessert you order will satisfy, but nothing beats Gondolier’s baklava cheesecake. Visit on your birthday, and you just might score a free slice.

Whether you prioritize pizza, pasta, gyros, or dessert, you’ll be impressed by the large and delicious portions at Gondolier. Arrive hungry — you won’t leave disappointed.

Insider Tip:
The pizza and pasta at the Sevierville Gondolier location tend to be very cheesy. If you don’t like pizza with piles of cheese, request light cheese when you order.