Pizza, Pasta and a Whole Lot More!
When I went to Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill in Eagle a few weeks ago, I had no idea that I would be discovering my new favorite pasta place. I thought, “pizza, seems pretty straightforward, right?” Wrong. Smoky Mountain has a huge menu with an array of choices ranging from simple to sophisticated. The appetizer menu has a little bit of everything from garlic fries to brie kisses. In addition to their delicious pizza made from your choice of crusts, sauces and toppings, they also have salads, calzones, sandwiches, burgers, grilled entrees and an impressive lineup of 14 different pasta dishes. It was a challenge even to choose which things to try. Everything looked tempting and, after trying a few of our first choices, we will definitely be returning for our second and third choices.
We started with salads. They were fresh and the house dressing, a sort of creamy vinaigrette, was delicious. We ordered a specialty pizza and a pasta dish. The pizza crust was perfectly chewy and light, and they sprinkled the cheese on the pie with a generous hand. That was good. But the pasta! The pasta was divine. The portion was a good size for one person and came with two huge slabs of grilled garlic bread. The flavor of the sauce was distinct, and I enjoyed every single bite.
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill has five locations in the Treasure Valley: two in Boise, one in Meridian, one in Eagle and one in Nampa. I haven’t visited the other locations, but I can say the availability of parking at the Eagle location is a dream. The Eagle restaurant is situated next to the gazebo downtown and overlooks the farmers market. Honoring the picturesque setting, the Eagle restaurant is decorated like an old ski lodge on the inside. They also offer a barn-themed meeting room for large group gatherings.
With so many pizza restaurants to choose from in the area, it would be a shame to miss out on the Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill. You will probably see me there, slurping down some fantastic pasta.
Smoky Mountain is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year, so stop in and see what everyone is talking about!
For more information on Smoky Mountain Pizzeria & Grill, including locations and hours, visit SmokyMountainPizza.com.