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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
+1 208-233-1172
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (93 reviews)
“garlic bread” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went after a game at the Holt Arena. I ordered the Rigatoni and meatballs. The sauce was good but the rest was not. The pasta was all broken, when I asked the waitress she inquired with the cook. They said they knew it was...More

Thank petraso1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here since I was in high school! There is something for everyone to enjoy and if your not sure what you want to eat you can always get a good recommendation from the staff!

Thank 64taryns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here for years. Not a fancy place and physical appearance isn’t much. The food is fantastic, service fantastic, and it’s a favorite place of the locals!

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went in for a sandwich and salad. Really good on both accounts.. You will for sure notice the Garlic.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

It's a place where the locals go. A little crowded but after being in Italy, its right on par with a real Italian place. The salad is good and served in a fun way. The food is good as well as the service. There's a...More

Thank Leslie A
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This restaurant never changes - and that's good. The salad is wonderful - but don't order a whole salad and an entree unless you want to take some home. We split a salad and cheese bread and it was perfect. The staff is friendly and...More

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Even though I don't think any of the staff are related to each other, they work together like a family to make your meal with your family warm and relaxed. The decor and ambiance are charming. We were eating light, and the menu is very...More

Thank Vikiirna
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Buddy's salad is awesome, but bring mints or gum for after haha. Also love their spaghetti and meatballs.

Thank WanderlustFem
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Love this place. The cheese bread with marinara was excellent. Of course they are famous for their salads and their house dressing. Getting a salad is a must. The place is never changing. The local place to gather.

Thank Diveplan
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I love Buddy's Salad Dressing. I get some to go so it lasts until I make it back there. The restaurant is fun. Hasn't changed much since I started going there in the 80's. Always a must stop at when going through Poky.

Thank schorze32
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-233-1172
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