Bella Aquila

4.5
1323 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Bella Aquila features Italian and American cuisine in an elegant setting with a fantastic view of the Boise river. The most beautiful patio in the Treasure Valley overlooks the North branch of the Boise River and is framed by two large rock fountains. Dress up and have a romantic dining experience with your special somebody or have a casual meal with friends or family. Private dining available for groups up to 46 people, inside or out. Italian cuisine featuring house made pastas, sauces, breads and desserts prepared with the freshest local products available. Our Menu is a blend of traditional dishes from all over Italy as well as some Pacific Northwest favorites with seasonal local flavors. We keep things interesting by offering seasonal, monthly and daily specials to highlight our culinary team’s imagination and skills. Our delicious food is complimented by a full bar and wine list that brings some of the best that Idaho, the Pacific Northwest, California and Italy offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1323 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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freshfoodies
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bella Aquila for Sunday Brunch. My wife had the Spinach Caprese Omelet, which she said was fresh, hot and delicious. I had the Eggs Benedict with the best tasting ham I have had in a long time. The coffee was outstanding. Our wait staff person was very attentive and friendly and the ambiance of the restaurant was subdued and just right for a late Sunday morning. All in all our brunch experience was outstanding.

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scottn
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Meal was under cooked, drinks were a little spendy, service was excellent!!

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Cisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome experience first time around. We'll definitely come back. The service was great and the food was marvelous.

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Tater
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always our go to for something special because it’s always special

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Magoo
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My wife and I ordered couscous dishes. I had the seafood and she the mushroom. It was advertised as creamy, but it was not creamy; rather, it was very dry. We should have complained at the time, but we did not. Moreover, the seafood in my serving was sparse. One shrimp, about four or five each of calms and muscles, and not many scallops. I was disappointed. We have been coming to Bella Aquilla for many years. We don't come as often as we did a few years ago, but we still come from time-to-time. Unfortunately, our the food quality on our last two visits was not what we've come to expect over the years. That said, the service was, as it has always been, superb. We will see how it goes next time.
Gary Randel, Eagle

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always amazing. It is one of our go to places for special occasions and date night.

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DanielA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a really nice place, not over populated, quite and will go again sometime.

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tbird
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Bela Aguila several times a year, especially for anniversaries and birthdays. I have booked reservations for both for this year and next February! I did notice they didn't acknowledge my birthday or anniversary on Saturday. Hopefully, they will next time.

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Unrich1
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. We introduced our friends and the enjoyed the dining experience very much. We are looking forward to better weather so we can better enjoy the great riverside view.

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TammyH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time using OpenTable and trying Bella Aquila. We had a black tie event we were attending after dinner so we wanted a special place to go for dinner. The food was fabulous and the service was top notch. We will defiantly return when we can try outside on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We always love going to Bella Aquila, but on this particular night, we were going for the first time in a long while due to Covid restrictions. We didn’t think it would be very busy, and decided to try it. But we were placed at a table next to two large groups, and it seemed kind of close quarters for Covid time restrictions. We were hoping for a quiet date night, but it was a little bit noisy due to the large tables, one which had six people and the other which had eight people, and we also worried about the spread of germs. But the food was delicious and our waitress was very kind and efficient. We wore our masks when we had to pass between the two large groups, and all has seemed to be fine. We will be back, and hope for a less busy time.🙂

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Bdrgjnegnwer
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We eat at Bella quite a bit but haven't been for the last 4 or 5 months because of the Covid Scamdemic. We went this last weekend and although we enjoyed the food and service, we were disappointed to see their prices had gone up significantly, especially in their wines. You have to justify a $130 dinner tab and when the wine is 70.00 a bottle it makes it tough to go back again.

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DrMWhite
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant!

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, had the polenta and mushroom and clams appetizer, and then split a 10oz NY steak with my girlfriend. Food was fabulous and Nick our server was very attentive.

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jamess
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Seemed a little understaffed. I would add one or two more people to the waitstaff and keep existing customers happy and think long term rather than short term profits.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This place was ok. It’s overpriced. It’s like it thinks it’s a fancier place than it actually is.

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KatSue47
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. White tablecloths and all. Our waiter, Matt! Was personable and attentive. We all loved our entrees. We each ordered a salad. One would have been enough to feed all three of us. A warning, perhaps! Also, they need new bread and butter. Flat focaccia with a tasteless spread of some sort. It’s Italian...garlic bread oozing with butter and garlic! C’mon! Will definitely go back. :))

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PamS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting. The menu is varied and I have not ordered any dish that I did not thoroughly enjoy. I especially like the bruschetta, caprese salad and the mushroom risotto is to die for.

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eagleID
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and server. Hostess was the only reason for 4/5 on service - just a little rude and off putting when we walked in. Overall great restaurant.

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PamD
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very good food! Always is! Not noisy either!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service!

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vipMichelleH
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Creative seasonal specials - tonight my husband had the Snake river farms waygu ribeye - loved it! I had the prawn scampi- delicious.
We both started with the soup.
This place is a local gem and they are doing a through job with distancing and following Covid protocol. We will go again soon.

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JimR
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Restaurant for all occasions

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JamesS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an earlier dinner on Christmas eve and found the experience very positive.
The ambience was fair to good and the service and the food were very good.
Th pricing is moderate to higher end. We would recommend dining here.

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TravisR
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have exceptional service here and im always a great tipper.

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DebraB
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Loved the seafood risotto!

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heffff
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was very good food and a nice atmosphere. will be back

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tbird
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bella Aguila is my favorite restaurant. My husband dine here frequently including birthdays, anniversaries and anytime we want to treat ourselves to a delicious meal.

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! Our service was excellent. The ambiance wasn’t as great because we were seated by the lobby/hostess station

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foodie201
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive menu with interesting choices. Cocktails were perfectly made and reasonably priced. Service was a tiny but not intrusive. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a great meal, cozy atmosphere, great service.

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vipSeaQuest
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was terrible.

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vipVincentM
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great food, service and value. One of my favorite restaurants

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DesireeE
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, wonderful service...order the coffee dessert martini, it was life changing!

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BernieA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, outstanding food & service. Wonderful experience.

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GailN
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a quiet meal! Well staffed, they are lovely people! Thanks for a great Birthday Dinner.

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JeremiahP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is good, the menu is small but precise. They are good at making authentic food. Even in the middle of pandemic, the experience was good.

However, be prepared for noisy guests and waiting a while for your food to get to your table. They cook slow, but it is worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Drinks were fabulous, came out for a birthday dinner and Italian is our fave.

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AprilP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good and service was excellent. Beautiful setting.

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JoanW
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable both from the wait staff and the bar staff. Food is well prepared and well presented. Not over the top creative, but still a very nice evening.

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