Dine-In or Take-Out: Ph: 208.758.7997
In Riverstone, CDA 2385 N. Old Mill Loop, CDA 83814

Neapolitan Style
Wood Fire Pizza

Naomi Boutz, Proprietor

About Us

Chef Pebbles was the one who planted the seed for the new concept after he walked by the empty space in April 2020, which used to be Bullman’s Pizza. Vine & Olive was closed for dine in business due to the stay at home order. I was beyond mentally drained fighting for survival that my first response was “I’m not opening another f’n restaurant”.

But something in the back of my mind wouldn’t allow me to dismiss the idea completely.

So I quietly started researching pizza concepts. Riverstone does not have a pizzeria in the neighborhood. Given the foot traffic from the residential and commercial activity and the four hotels within walking distance, there’s room for another family friendly restaurant here. When I found myself getting up at 6am to research potential names for the new restaurant, I knew it would be a go.

Naomi Boutz, Proprietor
Josh Pebbles, Executive Chef

Vine & Olive’s Executive Chef, Josh Pebbles, has expanded his responsibilities to Naomi Boutz to include Executive Chef at Vicino with a sous or chef de cuisine at each location. Chef Pebbles has opened a Neapolitan style pizzeria once before in the Bay Area, but he credits his most valuable experience related to pizza to celebrity Chef Akasha Richmond, who extensively studied with some of the most talented pizza dough specialists. Chef Josh was the CDC at two of Akasha Richmond’s restaurants, one being a true Italian restaurant with their own pizza oven and fresh pasta. That’s where he learned even more about the importance of protein, ash and hydration levels in order to create the perfect pizza.

Josh Pebbles, Executive Chef
Chris Parks, Chef de Cuisine

Vicino Pizza is open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner. Online ordering and delivery is coming soon. In addition to several Neapolitan style pizzas, Vicino offers salads and small plates like fritto misto and polpette with nonna sauce (meatballs and red sauce, which is a recipe Chef learned while training in Italy at a restaurant that has been family owned for 300 years).

The space has been transformed into a casual Italian Farmhouse theme. All of the artwork on the walls are black and white photos that Boutz took during her travels throughout Italy. Each one has a story. Vicino even offers a few of the wines from the properties where I stayed in Tuscany. There are 75 seats inside and 8 tables outside on the patio. We’re offering NFL Sunday Ticket to make good use of the five TVs on the walls.

Vicino Pizza has the first Coeur d’Alene’s first 100% Italian wine list. We also installed a glycol draft system with a custom beer tower made from galvanized pipe for six draft beers.

Chris Parks, Chef de Cuisine