Pizza >Proto's Pizza
345 S 8th St, Boise, ID | Directions 8370243.613844 -116.205467
Great food and service – The pizza is awesome. You can taste the fresh ingredients. The staff is friendly and very responsive.
Don't sit at the bar – I sat at the bar and was completely ignored. Horrible service. Went there on a recommendation. I won't be back. I was never even asked if I would like to place an order. I decided to head next door to PF Changs where the service and food was excellent.
I am so sorry about your experience at Protos. I founded the company on 2 tenets: Excellent pizza and equally excellent service. I also apologize for the delayed response.
Please come back. If you would email me your mailing address I would like to send you a gift card.
Poor Service – My husband and I have gone to Proto's several times and each time it got steadily worse. First time, waiter shamelessly flirted with me in front of my husband, even to the point of touching me on the back without any invitation. He's lucky he didn't get slugged.
They put anchovies on my salad, even though I asked them not to. When they returned with a "fixed" salad, I found one anchovy in it. I suspect that they just picked them off, forgot one, and sent it back out. Disgusting.
The last straw was when we went there, were asked to sit at the bar until we were given a table. A couple of tables emptied, and then they sat two other couples who had arrived 10 minutes after we had. We tried to flag down the bartender several times, but he just ignored us. We couldn't even get a glass of water! It was terrible. So we left, told the hostess to not bother about getting us a table and she looked so confused by our presence. I think she forgot that we had even come into their restaurant! Then the bartender made a scene by running after us into the street, saying that he'd get us a table! It was so absurd...we will never go back there.
Only pro: they have the best tiramisu I have ever tasted. But I don't know whether it's worth it.
I apologize for that horrible service you received- and it seems it was received on other ocassions. We have made appropriate changes in our staff and have returned to the service level that I founded the company on.
Please send me your mailing address. i wsh to send you a gift card to ensure your return.
It will never happen again.
Stop by for a drink – We ordered a small pizza and they forgot the Salami. We decided put it on cold when they brought out the forgotten meat it was one slice. They put one slice of meat on a 13 dollar pizza. We'll go somewhere else like the front door.
Not For Me – I guess some people like this style, but it's not for me. Pizza here is served on a very thin, very crisp crust. Kind of like pizza on Ak Mak. The toppings were just OK. Medium was more like other's small. It's a cool place in terms of having sidewalk seating and the management was friendly, but the food was awful. I give it a star because it looked like pizza.
Incredible Pizza, Superb service, and FRESH FRESH FRESH!!! – My dad introduced me to Protos on a recent visit to Boise. The atmosphere was very cool, comfortable, and casual. One of the managers came over to talk to us and was extremely friendly, explaining the history of Proto's. So, time to order. The restaurant was pretty empty as this was afternoon, so we made our orders, and our pizzas were in front of us in no time. I ordered a Goombah, and my father and his wife had a Margherita. WOW!! These thin crustt pizzas deliver in a big way on fresh flavors, and don't leave you feeling like you're going to have to stop for a handfull of Tums. I wish there were more true pizzerias in Oregon, (especially a Proto's). I loved our visit to Boise, and I'm looking forward to Proto's again. It's wonderful to enjoy tasting great flavors without a ton of fake cheese and greese. Proto's service and food left a great impression, and I would recomend Proto's to anyone who truly enjoys food the way is should be. If you're a cheep neanderthal looking for the XXXL Value meal of the day regardless of taste, don't even open the front door, as you won't find a ton of crappy pizza for 9.99. This place is special and will always please a good pallate.
God pizza, bad service – We sat at a small table on the patio and waited a good five minutes before flagging down a waitress. She ran over, dropped a couple of menus on our table and ran off, while I shouted my drink order after her. (She hadn't even asked.) She stopped kind of suddenly like "Oh, okay, sorry . . ."
The pizza was good but not great, and the menu had nothing but pizza and appetizers - no pastas or sandwiches or anything. The pizza is very thin crust and a medium (6 small slices) was not big enough for two average-sized people.
When we were done eating, the waitress came back and said "I asked if you wanted dessert and you said no, right? Thanks guys!" and dropped the check on the table and ran off. She had not asked, and yes we did want dessert, but felt like we were being run out of there.
I probably won't go back.
Editorial Review – Norther Italian style pizzeria is known for its pizza, but also serves a diverse selection of wine and drinks.
Great Value, Excellent Food, Attentive service – I am a business traveler and am very particular on my cesaer salad. Proto nailed it. They have a tangy cesaer dressing and include the anchovies on the salad (or not if you ask). The pizza was some of the best I've had. If you like thin, light crust, this is your place. There are many different types of gourmet pizzas (capers, artichokes, kalamata, feta, pesto, the list goes on). I also gave the tiramisu a whirl since I was having such a wonderful dinner. My server recommended it. It was light, creamy, and not overdone with too much stuff.
The restaurant is clean, cute, and nice for a dinner out alone. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I tend to be a camel when it comes to drinking water, and I never had to wait.
If you've never been here, you need to come. Great value for the food.
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