Located right along the West Prong Little Pigeon River banks, Ristorante DellaSantina always aims to please with their fresh Italian appetizers, entrees, and desserts. They make every dish from scratch using the freshest organic ingredients available, including seafood flown in at least three times per week. Beyond that, the chefs always use time-honored cooking techniques that build bold, traditional flavors.
Although their food alone is well worth the visit, the upscale atmosphere and friendly service help you feel at home instantly. Every table gets fresh linens, flowers, and candles to set the mood for a delicious meal. After your server offers a warm greeting and leads you to your table, they’ll bring out your menus plus a sample of their grilled flatbread with olive oil and parmesan.
As you enjoy your meal from start to finish, your server will pop in at all the right moments to see if you need anything else. You can then ask for sauces, get drink refills, or order up even more food to ensure your meal meets your every expectation. Despite the fine dining experience, they have affordable prices that make it easy to swing in weekly for a bite.
Their items you must try include:
The Cozzi Linguini starts with either the red or white sauce to meet your preferences. Then, they cook the mussels to perfection in the sauce before pouring the combo right over a bed of al dente linguini. You get a soup or salad of your choice alongside to complete your meal.
When you order the Pollo Grigliato, you get much more than just plain meat and potatoes. This dish features sliced grilled chicken and tender potatoes plated up together and then smothered in pesto sauce. Your choice of soup or side salad promises to take your meal to the next level in an instant.
Frutti di Mare
Visitors come from far and wide to get a taste of the Frutti di Mare, and for a good reason. This dish comes with a hearty helping of shrimp, mussels, clams, and scallops. All that seafood goes over capellini and fresh plum tomatoes to give you a flavor combination to remember. You can choose from either vegetables or potatoes to go alongside, plus one of their delicious soup or salad offerings.
Ordering up the Tiramisu is the perfect way to end a fabulous meal. They make this traditional dessert from scratch each day using freshly brewed coffee and liquor. You’ll undoubtedly delight in all the rich flavors as you enjoy this sweet treat on your own or while sharing it with your tablemate.
With so many excellent beverages on their beer and seltzer menu, you can quickly quench your thirst as you dine on your favorite Italian fare. They have bottles of all the most popular domestic beer varieties, including Yuengling, Michelob Ultra, and Lagunitas IPA. They also have Stella Artois, Amstel Light, and other imported delights. If you prefer draft brews, go with the Gatlinburg Brewing Company Triple to sample the local flavors. You can also go the non-alcoholic route with a tasty seltzer, like Passion Fruit, Pineapple, and Black Cherry Lemonade.
-Want to dine while enjoying a gorgeous riverside view? Ask to sit out on the patio if the weather looks nice enough.
-When visiting on your birthday, let your server know and they’ll roll up tableside to sing you a beautiful song.