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Dining—Pizza & Italian

Pizza Made with Passion

Published in the July 2023 Issue Published online: Jul 02, 2023 Dining
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By Maudie Heard

Homestead Pizza & Bowling is bringing a flavor-filled pizza parlor and bowling alley to the Eastern Idaho dining scene.

The former Skyline Lanes, now Homestead Pizza & Bowling, was renovated and revamped into a homely dining establishment in 2022. Homestead’s roots reach all the way from Oregon, where they have four other locations named Papa’s Pizza. Papa’s Pizza began as a family business in 1971, sharing their favorite family recipes with other pizza lovers.

With over 50 years of experience and passion for pizza, the owners of Homestead are excited to join the Idaho Falls community.

From the traditional pepperoni to the fully loaded combination pizza, this parlor is certain their pizzas won’t disappoint. One of the most unique pizzas on the menu—the Idahoan—is topped with fries, bacon bits and cheddar cheese. What more can you ask for?

Another one of the local favorites from this parlor is the famous taco pizza. The taco twist on this pizza consists of refried beans, onion, lean beef, taco chips, lettuce, tomato and cheese. “The taco pizza is to die for,” manager Billy Taylor said. “People love it.”

What sets the pizzas at this parlor apart from others is the dedication to quality. “We go the extra mile by making the dough fresh in house every morning, making our pizza sauce from scratch using our own recipe and grinding the cheese from blocks to ensure a great melt,” Billy said.

On top of that, their pizzas are cooked using a deck brick oven, creating the perfect crispy crust. Deck brick ovens ensure a higher quality cook than a regular conveyor style oven that most chain pizza parlors use and require more skill to use. “Even though it’s more challenging, you can taste the difference,” Billy said.

The menu at Homestead is nothing short of mouth-watering. And not only does this parlor serve a variety of delicious pizzas, but the restaurant also prepares an array of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, a salad bar and meals for kids. “Going beyond pizza, we make our own ranch dressing and press our own burger patties because fresh is always better,” Billy said.

“My personal favorites are the combination and the taco pizza,” Billy shares. “Another favorite is our Original sandwich. Similar to our pizza sub, it has salami, Canadian bacon, pepperoni, cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato and when toasted, it’s really good.”

 The Homestead commitment to excellence even extends to pizza delivery. Custom delivery vans with actual hot holding ovens help to ensure that pizza is delivered to your door hot and fresh. They take pride in bringing you their full menu under the complete control of their professional delivery staff.

 Beyond the menu, Homestead has a large bowling alley, dining area and arcade room—more than enough to keep everyone entertained. “We try to do everything really well,” Billy said. “It has done us well for 52 years in business and we hope to continue.”

 For more information, visit or call 208-523-5900.


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