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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
208-233-1172
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Ranked #29 of 134 restaurants in Pocatello
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Elk Grove, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Busy place. Not fancy, dated design. Popular with locals. Prompt service. Keep our drink glasses full. Waitress advised us that we were ordering too much food for the four of us. Boy, was she right, and appreciated her advice to save us a few dollars. One salad could easily feed four. Excellent garlic dressing. Garlic bread was good. Had spaghetti... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Haa.. My favorite pizza joint. my favorite order is cheesy garlic bread, the famous salad, and a large pizza with everything! Mmmmm! But, don't have a super important meeting/event the next day... Buddy's breath is real and potent!!!! But so good! ♡

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Nampa, Idaho
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went to Buddies for a Friday night dinner. Got a brew, placed my order, was told it would be 15 minutes. 60 minutes later, I left -hungry. The waitress was nowhere to be found the last 10 minutes. Some of the worst service ever at an old Pocatello standard. Found somewhere else to get a bite.

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Pocatello, Idaho
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Buddy's salad with their local dressing specialty is to die for. This is a local favorite and the top Italian Restaurant in town. This is a restaurant with lounge area as well. The decor is nice with a family area for convenient dining with children. At times it an a lithe noisy as this is a very popular place in... More

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Draper, Utah
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151 reviews 151 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I grew up in Pocatello. I have not been back very often in the past 20 years. I liked this place, especially the salads back then. So, we had a family event in Idaho this last weekend and I took my wife, children and a grandson to Buddy's. It is still good! My grandson said the best part of the... More

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Blackfoot, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I love buddys because its a small family run restaurant. You can always tell when someone has eaten there by their garlic breath. I like the chicken salad with garlic cheese bread, my husband likes the pasta.

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Pocatello, Idaho
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I had a few friends tell me to go here, and it was the most disappointing experience. The salad had wilted lettuce, and the food we got was way too expensive for the serving size and taste. The p'zones at pizza hut would be like gold compared to what we got. The service was crap also. The waitress practically ignored... More

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idaho
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Buddy's is a great place for salad and pasta. We have a number of visitors who are here for business and we always take them to Buddy's for lunch.

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Wilson, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Food wasn't bad, but it definitely wasn't good. A head of iceberg lettuce with 2 thinly sliced tomato pieces , brown mushrooms & black olives for $9... Spaghetti sauce right out of a can.... I would be embarrassed to recommend this place to others. Save your $$, go to Olive Garden!

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Pocatello, Idaho
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

best we ever tasted, the meatballs were supper, let's not forget the salad, no one has a better dressing, the bread was fresh as always

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