Imagine that first bite of a perfect pizza: Sauce cooked to perfection, crust that is golden and mouthwatering, all piled high with your favorite toppings. Now, imagine it surrounded by some of the most majestic scenery and down home hospitality that Idaho has to offer. The Gem State is known for many amazing culinary endeavors, but one of the more serious meals Idahoans love to indulge in is a perfect pie. Read on for the most unique and flavorful pizzerias to be found in this little state!
Travel far north to find this bit of Idaho pride. Goat Mountain may host a modest selection, but each pizza packs a punch to your taste buds. If you’re in the mood to go all out, the Sasquatch is a killer choice. Piled high with all your favorite toppings (literally, all of them) on a bed of their incredible sauce, it’s truly fitting for the pizza loving sasquatch in all of us.
The views of Lake Pend Oreille are what bring people through gorgeous Hope. That, and The Old Ice House of course. This locally famous joint is home to a variety of pies, beers and deserts, and you can often catch a bit of live music if you show up on the right day. Their Greek pizza has our vote as one of the best on the menu!
They say authentic New York style pizza, and they mean it! There’s one of two ways to go at this restaurant: Order a stromboli, or order the Down Town. For those that don’t know, a stromboli is meaty (or veggie) goodness and provolone, wrapped in dough and baked to perfection. It’s a tried and true marvel. For you garlic lovers, the Down Town is the perfect combination of flavor and ingredients, complete with basil, spinach, mushrooms and the right amount of mozzarella. This little spot has been voted best in town for a reason!
You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a little piece of Italy when you come into Flame and Cork. Have your server pour you a glass of wine to accompany one of the finest wood fired pizzas you’ve had. Customers recommend trying the Mario, especially if you love mushrooms on your slice of pie!
Customers rave about the magical atmosphere at Embers, and no wonder with the food and friendly faces to be found here! If you must make us choose a favorite, The Wildwood it is. This ranch based pizza will be an automatic favorite. It’ll be a difficult endeavor, choosing just one of these bubbly pies! Handcrafted straight from the heart, you will truly appreciate this cute restaurant.
Customers boast that Extreme Pizza holds the record for the best pizza in Boise! It is impossible to pick a favorite from this place. With gluten free, vegan and healthy options, there’s something to fit everyone’s preferences. Their menu has some of the most unique and varied options we’ve ever seen at a pizzeria. Also, they deliver! Take the time to stop by and try one of these heaping beauties. They’re worth it!
This may be a small chain pizzeria, but it’s local, and there’s no doubt why this one made the list. True Neapolitan pizzas aren’t something you’d expect to see in Idaho, yet here they are. These delicate works of art can be a bit on the spendy side, but oh so worth it, especially if you’re looking for real authenticity. Despite the cost, each one of their stores is welcoming and casual. The Bianca Magnifico with its balsamic glaze is heavenly, but of course, so is the rest of this impressive menu.
If the words Potato Baconator don’t instantaneously blow your mind, we don’t know what will. These guys have the perfect idea of true hometown pies, just ask their customers. With several unique creations to satisfy your pallet, this little hole in the wall place is not to be missed!
These goliath New York-style pizzas are enough to feed the whole family. Any East Coast tourist will tell you, New York Pizza Dept's is about as close to authentic New York pie as you can get! If you and your friends are feeling brave, chip in for their 36” four-person pizza challenge, and good luck! Otherwise, the Time Square is a good choice!
Who needs big chain pizzerias when you have Mangini’s? For those nights, you just want to take dinner home with you, Mangini’s is a simple perfection when it comes to pizza. Their breadsticks are the bomb, and as the best take and bake restaurant in Idaho Falls, the locals will choose them over the big guys any day of the week!