Very Pleasant Dining ExperieinceI gave the restaurant a high noise level only because we sat on the patio and it is both on a busy street and across from a school where evening intramural were going on. If we had sat inside, it would have been quiet.
I was very pleased with my choices, my husband not as much. But I think it was because he selected a pasta carbonara which he found salty. But bacon is salty so there you have it.
I would recommend the restaurant.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerWe have eaten at cafe vicino a few times and it is always amazing. We especially loved the scallops this time. I can't wait to go back.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFun little place for change of paceMy wife and I were thirsty for a bit of a change and wanted to go somewhere we had never been before. Ironically we live just a few blocks away from Cafe Vicino and still had yet to try it. We we delighted when we finally did. Great place to go for a smaller more romantic setting. Nice patio and quiet overall. Food was excellent, mix of Italian fare with a bit of french thrown in. Dishes were not over portioned and actually tasted like effort was put in to making them. Wine list was decent, not large but enough for most people to get their fix. Will for sure be back soon.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food - service needs helpThe food was very good but when I booked online, I mentioned that it was an anniversary. When we arrived, they had no reservation, even after receiving a confirmation call earlier in the day. I mentioned again that it was our anniversary.
They never acknowledged our anniversary at any time- a big miss in the service department.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't go wrongAlways seated immediately with a reservation. Very attentive wait staff. The menu has something for everyone. Fresh and innovative.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodCafe Vicino is one of our favorite places in Boise. However, last week we ate on the patio and found the traffic noise unpleasant and the setting sun in the eyes, even through the screen, annoying. I hated to be inside on such a lovely evening but I can't recommend the patio. The pasta with salmon was unexceptional, but the rest of the food and wine met our high expectations.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerGreat medium sized café with a fancy restaurant menu. Great staff and the food is exciting. Wine list is very nice.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectly prepared foodThe food is perfectly prepared. We have had fish and seafood (halibut and shrimp) here twice and both times were impressed with how well it was prepared. Portions are a good size and enough to split if you want. Service is excellent as well. Ambiance is ok. Tables are close together, and the chairs are uncomfortable.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the figs!The Gorgonzola stuffed, basil & prosciutto wrapped figs are to die for. The duck was ok. Wild boar amazing.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal at Cafe Vicino!Cafe Vicino is our favorite restaurant in Boise. The food, as always was outstanding. We were there on Tuesday for a birthday dinner. The birthday person had the special, short ribs, which were delicious, and I had the Alaskan Halibut. This was the best halibut I have ever eaten, cooked just right with a complementary sauce, along with the homemade cheese ravioli. The only reason we don't eat here more often is that we would gain too much weight!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!Nothing bad to say...talented chef and personable and professional staff made our meal a great experience. Appetizers (calamari and scallop) were delicious! Short rib special and halibut entrees were excellent!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial night outCafe Vicino was the perfect spot for a romantic birthday dinner with my husband. The food and wine were incredible, it was quiet, great service.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh, local and delicious!!The food was superb! Starting with the infused olive oil and bread, the salad was fresh, crisp and perfectly tossed and dressed and the pork loin with morels was a 10!! The wine list was excellent--we enjoyed the JK Carriere Provocateur!! The service was attentive, knowledgeable so it felt like we were dining in someone's backyard.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA place for the two of youIt was our 41 Anniversery. Nice romantic setting and quiet so we could talk. The music was nice and not to loud. Service was friendly and not rushed. Food was well presented on the plate and very well cooked. The fresh bread and oil a nice extra. We will be back again and will not wiat for another whole year.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant. The serviceGreat restaurant. The service is always outstanding. Comfortable, proffesional and kind. You know these people understand fine dining. The food is always great. The menu is small compared to most restaurants of the same caliber, but unique as well. The prices are what I find amazing. You can actually have a culinary experience without breaking the bank. This may sound funny but we live in Eagle and don't stray to far from home with drinking and driving (not to mention "night visison"). It seems like when we decide to venture further from home than ususal, we've picked Cafe Vicino over again. Always a great experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurantOutstanding service. The food is excellent. Very good mortabella sandwich at lunch, terrific cannelloni at dinner. Quiet, charming. It's my favorite restaurant in Boise.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSince five of us--residentsSince five of us--residents of Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Caldwell, and Parma--retired from teaching, we meet at various places once a month. Cafe Vicino ranks HIGH on our list of favorites! We loved it!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMust go!This place was recommended by many people, including the flight attendant on the way to Boise. It did NOT disappoint. The food was OUTSTANDING, especially the smoked salmon, melt in your mouth good. It did not look like much from the outside but inside was truly spectacular!! Anytime I am in Boise, I am going to this restaurant!!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy a Lunch BreakI enjoy this restaurant a lot and I make the effort to have lunch here at least once a month (it is a 20 minutes drive from my work, so you know I must like it). It is well worth the experience. A couple notes: the tables are close together, so if you have noisy neighbors, it can be a bit annoying. If you have the usual, more sedate crowd, it is a real pleasant respite for lunch. The food is from good to great depending upon the selection. I've never had anything bad there, and that is saying something!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb experience from startSuperb experience from start to finish! Food was fresh and delicious - well-worth a return visit!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Vicino reliably providesCafe Vicino reliably provides an interesting variety of tasty foods. Their varying menu does a nice job of incorporating seasonally available items. I enjoy going with a friend or two and ordering wine and several appetizers to share. The flatbread with fiddlehead ferns was particularly interesting.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSarah was our host/serverSarah was our host/server and was very knowledgeable about the wines offered and overall menu recommendations. Nice, romantic evening. We will be back again.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed the foodI really enjoyed the food I ordered. I am a picky eater and my only real option was the ravioli, that’s not your fault, but I would definitely come back more often is there were more non seafood or mushroom dishes because I assume your other entrées would be just as good as the ravioli.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure! We'reAlways a pleasure! We're consistently impressed by the wine list and the quality and flavor of the food. A favorite of ours in the Boise area.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM