Smoky Mountain Pizza & Pasta is a dynamic, casual Italian restaurant concept dedicated to our customers and their dining experience. The first restaurant was opened by David and Jerry Todd in Ketchum, Idaho, during the winter of 1991/1992. They saw the need for a restaurant that offered a casual dining experience coupled with a quality menu, so this is what they set out to do.
The original location began with one simple yet sound operating premise: to provide exceptional food, better than expected service, affordable pricing, and thus, provide the customer, an extra-ordinary dining experience, which is to say, simply beyond ordinary!
Realizing that the company had a tremendous future, the Todd family became interested in introducing the concept to more communities. The second restaurant was opened in Eagle, Idaho, in 1995. The store quickly won the acclaim and respect of the Eagle residents and soon became the repeated winner of the Eagle Customer Appreciation Day award.
The company is currently operating nine locations, seven in Southern Idaho, one in Northern Idaho, and one in Sandy, Utah. The growth of the company is due, in large part, to the outstanding individuals that make up the restaurant teams. While the strength of the Smoky Mountain concept is a great foundation, the company’s ability to attract talented and capable individuals is the true source of success.
At the helm of our ship we have our President, Dan Todd, Jerry Todd, Vice President, John Ryan, Vice President of Operations, and Tom Reding, Director of Food and Beverage. They have been the leaders that have concentrated the efforts of the organization into becoming a company that believes in consistency, cleanliness, and offering the best in the industry.
The premise, moving forward, is as simple as the original: continue to develop relationships by taking great care of each and every guest and our employees. With this idea in mind, our focus is to ensure a beneficial, productive, and positive atmosphere as we continue to evolve.