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About Bella Aquila

Bella Aquila is a “ristorante romantico” with linens on the tables along with fresh flowers. The most beautiful patio in the entire 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 70 people, inside or out (up to 40 in the private back room). 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 twists and 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 wine list that brings some of the best that Idaho, the Pacific Northwest, California and Italy offer.

775 Rivershore Lane
Eagle, ID 83616
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 8:30pm; Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Eagle Rd & Rivershore Ln

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 938-1900

Website:
http://bellaaquilarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Local talent is highlighted on our beautiful patio overlooking the Boise River. Contact the restaurant for more information regarding scheduled live entertainment.

Catering:
Bella Aquila Catering brings Italian BBQ to you. Your meal is prepared fresh at any location from our mobile kitchen trailer. Grilled food, Trager smoked meats, fresh pastas and right out of the oven baked goodness are yours anywhere.

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking surrounds Rivershore Place, the home of Bella Aquila. Turn off of Eagle Road at the signal on Rivershore Lane then left into our parking lot. Some spaces are restricted during daytime hours Monday through Friday.

Public Transit:
Public transit has stops within a short walk of Bella Aquila.

Executive Chef:
David Knickrehm

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bella Aquila Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (27)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Romantic (23)
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Good for a Date (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Waterfront (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Cozy (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (9)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Casual (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good food, beautiful dining room, terrific service; enjoyed our dinner immensely.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went there to celebrate a special lifetime event and were very happy with the service, food, atmosphere, and friendliness of the staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary but no one asked us about it. Waiter did not introduce himself. He was a tad cold. It was disappointing. However, the food was absolutely amazing. We are still talking about it. For this we would return but not expect much if it’s a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We took our oldest son to celebrate his new apartment and ordered three very different gluten free dishes. Each was extraordinarily good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

They knew it was our anniversary, yet did nothing to celebrate. A little disappointing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 5, 2017

New executive chef is nowhere near as talented as the previous one. My fish (FROZEN!) was tiny, overcooked and tasted like lighter fluid. Hope he improves as this has historically been a favorite spot for us.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The experience was fabulous overall. Great food, great service. I would recommend to anyone. It’s a little pricey but worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This has become our favorite restaurant. We dine here about once a month. The chicken marsala is special. We love this place.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Took about 10 min. before anyone came to our table to find out what we wanted to drink. Waitress did apologize but she seemed to have quite a few tables to take care of & was trying her best to get to everyone. She finally got extra help later to help her we noticed. The waitress was a sweetheart trying to make sure we had a nice evening & the food when it arrived was great! Loved the gluten free option on the menu for my wife. She was very happy with that!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food. Excellent service. Our waiter was very helpful in making choices and was very attentive. The tables were a little close, so it was a bit snug.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

A delightful early evening on the patio. Heater kept it warm enough. Homemade spinach fettucini with chicken, and gluten-free penne pasta dishes were excellent.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Refreshing to find a resturaunt in the valley that I hadn't been to and enjoyed emensley! Thank you and we will come again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The ambiance is great, very quiet and clean. The food was pretty good it is somewhat pricey for the portion size. Service was great and personable. The outdoor seating is great, right on the greenbelt.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food just wasn't very good. NY steak was served cold. Not undercooked, but cold. Kitchen replaced it with a good one, but by the time it was served, the rest of us at the table had already eaten. Manager comp'd that dinner. It was the only time I'd eaten there, so I relied on good reviews on Open Table and Yelp. I see no point in ever going back to this restaurant.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

I go to this restaurant frequently and always enjoy the menu and ambiance

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sat outside on the patio. Very nice with waterfall. Service was prompt and friendly. Good pasta dishes. Had salmon ravioli and lasagna. Quite tasty. Great potato crab cakes to start with. Will go back again!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We have had a few ups and downs with Bella, but this particular evening food & service provided were excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Notable Wine List
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 (Boise)·Dined on September 6, 2017

An excellent meal, great service, very nice atmosphere, in a great location right on the river. What more could you ask for?

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Bella Aquila continues to impress as a great place to bring people. The food is wonderful and the menu has a large selection of Italian dishes. Prices are reasonable, especially for the quality you get. Service is always friendly and able to offer suggestions when you need them.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I've been coming for years to this restaurant with friends. We are a picky group and like good service and great food so I guess that means that we still get what we want! This last trip the service was very slow and very busy for a Saturday night but when the food arrived it was well worth it. The new owner, Chad, son of the old owner, Bill, stopped by our table and offered us a nice bottle of Raymond Cabernet in appreciation of our patience which we happily accepted. We thought initially that the change in ownership would translate to poor service and/or not very good food but it's still awesome. Like BIll, Chad was out on the floor interacting with customers making sure their needs were met. This is definitely, hands down, most certainly, the best Italian restaurant in town. It's by far better than any place in my area of Temecula. I look forward to it ever year in our travels to Idaho from California and will most certainly be there this time next year if not sooner--can't wait!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Fun, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The food was good as always but the service was very slow. Our waiter was apologetic but it took over 90 minutes to be served. Our appetizers came promptly, but the main course was ridiculously long in coming. We saw many tables that came after we did be served and finished before we got our food.

We may give them one more chance, but if the service does not dramatically improve, we won't be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Bella Aquila is pretty, the food it tasty, the atmosphere is great, the service is terrible. Mostly just slow, like an hour till you get your food kinda slow. And they forgot to include the chicken with the pasta dish.
Overall nice restaurant but plan on spending 2+hrs for dinner.

Tags: Organic, Cozy
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Food was just ok. Server forgot about us - multiple times.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Loved the calamari appetizer. Thoroughly enjoyed the shellfish salad with fresh shrimp and tiny scallops.

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 (Boise)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Service, food, and atmosphere was amazing. Thank you for helping us celebrate our anniversary.

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 (Boise)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We are almost regulars and have never been disappointed. The food is always excellent and the wait staff is always accommodating and professional. We love this place!

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 (Boise)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent appetizers and salads. The fresh made pasta is delightful. The halibut putanesca was excellent with the substituted linguini. The waiter, Annabelle, was charming. A very nice evening altogether.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was of high quality and very good. The service was slow and inefficient--which was the first time we'd experienced less than good service at this restaurant. Had made the reservation as a special occasion for a birthday and there was no acknowledgement of this at any time.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I chose the gnocchi with the mushroom cream sauce. Sublime. The calamari was the best I've had outside of Spain.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We have been here a few times in the past few months showing off the wonderful restaurants that we have in Eagle. We love it!

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We have had dinner and brunch here several times and enjoy it for the quiet ambiance and patio dining. My salmon was excellent, my friend loved her chicken marsala, and my husband rated his pasta dish average. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. All-in-all, we had a very nice, relaxing evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We gave it another try thinking it might have just been the waiter we had; but a different waiter and the service was so slow. I really think there is a management problem as they only had one waitress inside and two outside for the whole restaurant. The food and location is good but they really need to get more help.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. We have been meaning to try it for quite some time and were extremely happy we finally made it. The food was outstanding and the wait staff was unobtrusive. We will definitely dine there again.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Fantastic patio atmosphere. Love the fountains, the live music, beautiful setting. I have yet to have good service at this restaurant and I've tried several times for the ambiance alone. This last experience was no different. We sat for an hour before being brought beverages and then we were told there was a possible OJ shortage, or maybe someone in the kitchen lost the OJ- they didn't know. It's not a bottomless mimosa if you see the bottom. If you can't refill the glass-
you shouldn't charge your customers for it. We were there for about an hour and forty minutes before our food was finally served. It was cold. Portions were small and shrunken looking. The eggs were very runny. The order was messed up, items forgotten. It's really sad. They have a great looking menu. It's a shame they can't deliver. Of course- they went ahead and added a tip for themselves automatically. Makes you wonder if doing that is the only way the servers ever get tipped! In fairness- he was a nice guy, and really sweating. I believe he tried. But leaving there after the 2 hour mark, still hungry and with a slightly upset tummy. I won't be back. My son then reminded me of the time we tried to eat there before and the server lost my credit card. I'm clearly a glutton for punishment attempting to go back! I'm at the point where it doesn't matter how awesome that patio is- unless I can have food delivered it's just not worth giving them my money.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We have been to Bella Aquila several times. It is consistently very good and one of our all-time favorite restaurants. Service is nice, staff is friendly and welcoming, and the food is incredible.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Love this restaurant. Drove from Vegas to eat there

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Love this place, have taken many people to lunch and dinner there. The food is great plus the atmosphere. Love the terrace, the water fall, the white lights in the winter.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Amazing, food, wine, service ambience on the patio!

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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food - nothing special, pricey, stingy amt on the extra paid for seafood add-on; bread - bland, tasted frozen and heated up, blah; but you don't come here for the food, you come for the ambiance

Service - timid; also a bit slow but maybe that was the kitchen

Atmosphere - very pretty on outside patio; built waterfall feature on patio and view of water are the main draws of the ambiance; inside is quite pleasant

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Boise)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great evening on the patio, spent with my loved one. 🙂

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