Extreme Pizza is not your run-of-the-mill, ma-and-pa pizza shop. Here, the cooks pile their house-baked crusts with a slew of uncommon combinations, including the ginger-peanut-sauce-marinated chicken strewn across the Kickin’ Chicken pizza, which is also topped with peanuts, green onions, swiss, fontina, mozzarella, and fresh cilantro. The Paia Pie may seem standard with pineapple and Canadian bacon, but the addition of mandarin oranges and its mozzarella-cheddar blend make it more unique than a unicorn with two horns. As an alternative to the pies, freshly baked calzones, creatively loaded salads, monster subs, and chicken wings also populate the menu.
Papa Joe’s sorcerer-chefs conjure a menu of timeless Italian dishes in a cozy setting that is both classy and casual. After raising your stomach’s velvet curtain with an antipasto platter of cheeses, peppers, olives, and tomato ($7.25), indulge in the shrimp scampi, which populates its garlicky olive oil ocean with crustaceans, green onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms over linguini ($9.25, lunch; $11.50, dinner). Patrons who prefer their food flat and round can adorn a custom Sicilian-style pizza ($3.95–$13.95) with more than 33 toppings ($0.35–$2 each), then chase it with a dessert of homemade tiramisu ($4.75). Papa Joe’s breakfast and Sunday brunch, however, give disk-shaped food a morning makeover with Papa Joe’s signature breakfast pizzas, which layer a.m.-amenable toppings atop cheese and scrambled eggs on a crust of freshly baked bread.
To keep the peace, families gathered at dinner usually avoid divisive topics, such politics, religion, and which toppings to order on a pizza. Primos Pizza prides itself on removing this last difficulty with its all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, from which each individual can select his or her preferred slices. This commitment to accommodating families is rivaled only by its decade-long culinary quest to serve the highest-quality pies. Since the original Primos Pizza opened in Boise, its chefs have made strides to focus not just on the quantity of its pizza, but on its quality. A collaboration with Pendleton Flour Mills in Oregon has helped them create a unique dough recipe, which they then dust with a special blend of spices and fresh 100% mozzarella cheese.
Papa John's has been popping out perfectly personalized pies 'round the clock for more than 25 years, arranging a lineup of specialty pizzas and sides on a munificent menu. Patrons can bedeck dough disks with carnivorous confetti such as spicy italian sausage, bacon, and unlimited invisible meats; or build a basic hawaiian with ham and pineapple. Omnivores can record results from a grilled-chicken-and-green-pepper experiment on a napkin spreadsheet; veggie traditionalists can plant tongues on the savory flavors of artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes. Like a popular club or an especially bangin’ fireplace store, Papa John's stays open late, making it an opportune place to stock up for impromptu pajama jams and uncontrollable sleep-feasting.
At Franco's NY Style Pizzeria, pizza comes by the slice or in 14- or 18-inch pies, from basic cheese slices to specialty Bronco pies (with mozzarella, buffalo chicken, and blue-cheese crumbles). Any of the specialty pizzas can be stuffed and transformed into their less understood but equally tasty cousin, the calzone. Meatball, chicken-parmesan, and sausage-and-pepper subs round out the menu.
Within the earth-toned walls of Serenity Salon, which is adorned throughout with plush leather furniture and funky wall art, experienced professionals pamper and relax guests with spa services. They whisk away stress with hot-stone massages and clear unwanted hair during full-body waxing services. Their facial services extend to backs as well, and use techniques and products designed to combat dry skin, reduce signs of acne, or locate misplaced nostrils.
At Wiseguy Pizza Pie, chefs hand toss freshly made dough into delicious rounds coated with fresh veggies and local ingredients. At the restaurant, which hosts bar, table, and patio seating, patrons can enjoy a selection of specialty pies, slices, and calzones and sandwiches from the menu](http://www.wiseguypizzapie.com/index.php/portfolio/boise-menu). And as they dine, they can quench thirsts with one of 10 beers on tap, or choose from a large selection of bottled microbrews.