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New York Taste in Boise

New York Taste in Boise

Guido’s is one of the most interesting pizza places I have ever been to. Interesting can often mean something is bad, but not in this case.

I visited their location at BRC Plaza: 12375 East Chinden Boulevard. Upon entering the parking lot, I noticed it was sparsely populated, which seemed strange as it was during Saturday lunchtime. Located around the area were a couple of other restaurants and small offices. I also noticed they had outside seating, but I opted out of that considering it was cold, and went inside. Upon entry, the smell of pizza hits like a truck.

I walked up to the counter, and one of the first things that struck me was how large the slices were. Having heard about it before entering, I was still surprised. On the counter were had several different cold, pre-cooked pizzas lying on it. I ordered a combo pizza of sorts, which had onions, sausage, and green peppers. The man behind the counter took the large, thin slice and popped it into an oven behind him. I went to the cashier and ordered a small soda,

Side view of the pizzeria

sadly noting afterwards that refills were not free. The total came out to be $5.62. During all transactions, the staff was friendly and quick to serve.

Turing to look for a seat, I noted the restaurant was empty except for one other man on his phone. I also noticed a couple of tables and chairs still had crumbs on them. I found one of the clean tables and sat down there to wait, which was for a very short period of time. It was here I noticed the walls paint was peeling in some places and they entire eating area felt rundown.

I was called back up to the counter, and given a very warm pizza. While waiting I noticed a helpful diagram on a wall on how to eat this monstrously sized piece. Folding it in half seemed like the right way. The pizza itself was extremely greasy. Whether or not this is a good thing is up to the customer, but I loved it. The slice itself was not too filling, as it was very thin.

In a nutshell, the food was great. They had a nice variety, and everything they had was relatively cheap. Anyone looking for eye candy should not visit the restaurant, as even with the food being enjoyable as it was, the place didn’t look so good. Maybe the downtown area will be different.

**It should be noted that during this time, the employees did not know I was writing a review.

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