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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

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626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
+1 208-233-1172
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going here for years. Look forward to going back every time I'm in town! Obviously the salad dressing is legendary. The marinara sauce is a big favorite too (no matter what dish you've got it on). Garlic bread with or without cheese is a great addition too. Price is average, portions are big! Bring an appetite or bring home... More 

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Thank Justinboone1
pocatello
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

what a cozy place to eat. not very big but' the food is out of this world!!! I'ts italian at i'ts best.. The spaghetti sauce has been the draw in for the food. anything you order is made to perfection

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Thank greekerini
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never had a bad experience here. We have taken our family here from Minnesota and New Mexico, they still talk about it years later. They have great bread- you can get it plain, garlic, or garlic cheese. The house salad is what they are famous for. If you like Italian salads, you must try it. The spaghetti and... More 

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Thank Jacqueline S
Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I fell in love with Buddy's restaurant as a college student back in the 90s. I was in town for an event, and went to see if it was as good as I remembered. It was great. The salad, and famous dressing were still both amazing. The spaghetti and garlic cheesy bread are very good. Affordable, and a great wait... More 

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Thank bj3223
Pocatello, Idaho
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

First glance from the outside does not look like anything special.......but it is the best italian food you will taste here! Fair prices and great service...highly recommended to try it out...you will not be sorry!

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Thank lostreasureman
Pocatello, Idaho
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food was crap. The servers were ok. It cost way to much for the crap it was. I wil not be going back here again.

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Thank rda525
Pocatello, Idaho
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

2 pizzas and 2 salads. The salad containers were only 2/3 full. $60.00. Worst part 6 out of the 8 of us were so sick for an entire day-- both end sick. Two of us are still sick today. Wont go back.

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Thank 55cali56
Pocatello, Idaho
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Idaho's hill people don't know what fancy pants Italian food is and we don't care. Buddies has been around since the Bonnivillle flood came through and it will be here when the sun goes supernova. If you eat one of their famous salads with house dressing you will think you have gone supernova. Split one, they are large. I also... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Interesting place. Food was great and staff was very friendly. Plenty of parking in their lot. Gets quite a crowd on game day.

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Thank Frank Y
Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very proud of their house salad, but to most of our group, too much lettuce swimming in their secret dressing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?