Three New Pizza Places Are Opening in Boise
With 80 percent of us eating pizza once a month and Boise being a foodie city, it's a prime spot for pizza restaurants. Yay! And we have three new ones opening before the first of the year.
1. Americana Pizza - 304 S. Americana Blvd.
Americana Pizza is taking over the spot on South Americana Blvd. that used to be Reel Foods. Max Lillie is the entrepreneur behind it, and he runs Gem Street Kitchen food truck in Boise too. Americana Pizza will be next to Rhodes Skate Park and it will sell jumbo slices for $3 on paper plates so skaters can walk right back to the park if they want. Boise Weekly said the pies will be "massive and high quality" with artisan dough and San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy. They'll use a cornmeal crust too, and Lillie said is a first for Idaho. Americana Pizza will open sometime between now and January 1.
2. Spitfire Craft Pizza - 2450 South Vista Avenue
Spitfire Craft Pizza just opened on the Boise Bench and will specialize in Detroit-style pizza. If Chicago pizza is deep-dish and round and New York's is flat and foldable, Detroit's is baked in rectangular pans and piled high with toppings. Spitfire will bury the toppings under the cheese and put the sauce on top which is similar to Chicago-style, but this will have a much thicker crust. And it will have crispy aged cheddar around the edges of the crust which they call the "grilled cheese effect," and probably means there will probably never be any leftover crust on the plate. They'll have hand-tossed pizzas too if a thick crust isn't your thing. The official grand opening runs through Saturday.