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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

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626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Meridian, Idaho
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a local restaurant that is not part of any chain. Their welcoming atmosphere makes you want to sit down and enjoy the meal to come. My wife and I met in Pocatello while attending Idaho State. On our 49th Anniversary we decided to return for the memories. My wife had never been to Buddy's, but that is where... More 

Thank TomTrel
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat for business and a great place to go on a date. It has a great salad which is what I like the best their. Their Italian food is ok not like stand out kind of a thing.

Thank Michael W
Fort Collins, Colorado
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food for a Italian restaurant in dinky little Pocatello. I love their salad! The pizza we ordered tasted great and was visually appealing also. Service was good but do not look as professional or as appealing as their food. But well worth the visit!!! Enjoy!!

Thank Luke H
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three generations of Pocatellans have frequented this legendary establishment. Not to be missed is the Buddy's salad, loaded with a dressing of blue cheese and garlic.

Thank MissClicks
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tap beer was very cold and good and the service was very good the spaghetti sauce still hasn't really improved and overall it was extremely pricey $42 for 2 too eat with one beer and one iced tea that did include a salad, the difference between a small spaghetti and a large spaghetti was one meatball exactly the same... More 

Thank akitahntr
Boulder, Colorado
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

When you walk in, you can tell this place is an older local spot, but it is definitely worth a try. They serve solid Italian style comfort food that is really tasty. The wait staff were really friendly, helpful and prompt. We will definitely try this place again and would recommend it!

Thank Kate P
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Italian food. Good thin crust pizza is my husbands pizza favorite in town. You'll either love or hate the house salad. We love it. If you don't like blue cheese don't order it. If you don't like noise get take out. All the hard surfaces make noise level higher than I find comfortable for conversation. Bar area is not as... More 

Thank campbellcreek
Provo, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a fun place anytime, with good salad and home-made pastas. I had the home-made ravioli and they were awesome. On my next trip through Pocatello I will be sure to stop in again

Thank Dave C
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The food here is great but what you have to order is the buddy's salad! If you say someone has buddy's breath it means they have been eating garlic, and lots of it! The salad is at least a head of chopped iceberg lettuce smothered in one of a kind creamy italian dressing. Don't say you haven't been warned. I... More 

Thank Rebecca E
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I had the Ravioli which was excellent. Their food has always been so good. The service is great and the atmosphere is fun.

Thank Jeneane S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: 208-233-1172

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?