Bella Aquila

4.5
1421 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 1421 people are saying
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MichaelQ
Boise
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The grilled salmon was perfectly done and the sauces were excellent.

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Judy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blackened salmon was fabulous and perfectly cooked. The vegetables were absolutely the best side I have ever eaten at a restaurant. So sad this fabulous restaurant is closing.

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DawnW
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Thanksgiving for my Mom
We are so sad to see you close and wish all of you much success in tour next adventure!

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Mkswan618
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a wonderful dinner. Bella Aquila is such a great place!

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RandyB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the food and service was very good. A well paced meal in pleasant surroundings with very attentive staff. Menu selections are limited but had no trouble fining a great meal.

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pamelaf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and a great wine list and a quiet place to engage in conversation.

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JerryR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first experience for us and we were pleasantly surprised with this restaurant, It was comfortable and quiet . The employees were friendly and helpful. Service was excellent and the food was very well prepared, We enjoyed the experience.

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RichardF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual
Always consistently good.
Menue was limited mor then regular, but understandably

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Like2DineOut208
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We have been here a few time over the years, but after this experience I don't think we will be back. Our service was the worst I have experienced in quite awhile. My wife ordered a beer, and after 10 min had to flag down another server to get it, and it came out very warm. Same thing happened with water refills. They did end up comping 50% of our entrees, but I am not sure what happened all our other trips were great.

JP
JamesP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great. The food was hot and tasted good. We will go again in the future.

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manny
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

So many of our favorites are off the menu. Very slow service. No taste in the food. Took forever to get our drinks. It was one of our favorite restaurants. Not anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Took nearly two hours to complete dinner. We were there 25 minutes before asked if we wanted appetizers. Our sever maybe had one other table. The restaurant was dead, she was just no where to be found. Received food after an hour then the server forgot to bring silverware. Our dinner was cold before we saw our server again and had to
Get up to go ask her for silverware. I love the authentic food but can’t dedicate 2 hours for dinner and the horrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was mediocre at best.

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PatS
Boise
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Mallory was fantastic. Best calamari I’ve ever had. Meal portions are huge!!!

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AJG2
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waiter , "Mark", was excellent. The food was very good. The background music was fine.

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ShawnZ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I chose to dine at Bella Aguila in celebration of our 32nd Wedding Anniversary. We were seated by a large picture window overlooking the outside patio with beautiful trees along side the river which was lovely. I had the Angel Hair Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce with Grilled Prawns. My husband had Blackened Salmon and he really enjoyed it. They have a nice selection of wine which complemented our entrees perfectly. We shared Tiramisu for dessert. It was a beautiful setting and our food and service was wonderful! We would highly recommend Bella Aguila and I can't wait to go back!

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JessecaS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant with amazing staff. The food is delicious and well prepared and fresh. It is spendy but what isn’t these days! If you’re looking for a classy dinner and fresh made pasta this is a wonderful choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We quite enjoy BA and have been several times. It’s good, even really good with many things. It’s a solid 4. Little slow last night but it’s probably staffing so we’ll give it a pass. Cocktails aren’t good. Our only real consistent complaint.

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ChasC
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice neighborhood restaurant with excellent pasta dishes and salads. I haven't tried the steaks yet but will my next time. Service was excellent.

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ShellyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

They were really busy so the service was super slow. The waitress was very friendly and the food fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Live the view

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Katie
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server and the food was awesome! Great atmosphere and options for outdoor seating. Overall great experience!!

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StephanM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Whether dinning inside or on the Patio, atmosphere is quite pleasant. Service deserves multiple stars. Certain menu items are either a real hit or fall only near the mark. The Funghi and Grilled Polenta make for an excellent start with such a nice Sherry Mushroom Cream sauce. But the Cioppino is misleading. A better name for this dish might be Seafood Marinara over Bucatini. It is fine if you're wanting a Pasta dish. But this is not Cioppino. Over all, my guest and I were satisfied. We'll visit Bela Aquila again.

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matthewf
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters 10th birthday. She had so much fun and the staff made it very special for her and her friends.

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fun time celebrating a birthday! Patio was very nice!! Food was spectacular and portions were generous which was awesome!!

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WilliamJ
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Disappointed with the scallops ,they were quite small and overcooked and tough. Salmon was great

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RobertD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

service was excellent and except for delay because kitchen had no spinach for salad, food was very good

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

2 in our party came for scallops, but Bella Aquila was out of them, so two thirds of our party was disappointed. They are usually good and the service was excellent. Been coming for years; will come back when in town again (hopefully they‘ll have scallops)

Bella Aquila
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hello Scott, Thank you so much for dining with us. Unfortunately, the supply chain for fresh seafood, among a great many other products, has been greatly impacted lately. We do our best to continue to source out high quality products but are sometimes forced to remove them from menu availability rather than offer a lesser quality item. I hope we have them back in stock during your next visit, we certainly do love the scallop dish and hope to be able to continue to serve it on a regular basis.

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MarilynB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We sat on patio next to waterfall. Patio was full- only one vacant tables. food was lukewarm when served. My chicken picatta didn’t have the lemon flavor I expected.
First time in several visits I couldn’t give excellent rating.

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DulceB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom risotto was so amazing!! Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent. thank you so much for a wonderful lunch. and the complimentary dessert for my son’s birthday was such a sweet treat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was just ok.

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Vinster
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great location on the Boise River.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Took pretty long to get our meal. Bread took over 45 minutes. Wife’s dinner salad came about 5 minutes after 3 other entres delivered.

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JARRETTA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Patio seating was awesome! Food is great and service was outstanding.

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DianL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food is excellent. Short staffed on a Saturday lunch and waited way too long for service. Way too noisy crowd next to us. I’ll go again though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner date with my husband on the patio. ❤️ Table, view, service, drinks & food were amazing!! Our waiter Keith was super attentive, friendly and prompt with our food & drinks. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 19th anniversary. We got amazing service on the patio by the waterfall, over looking the river. The service was perfect. I like attentiveness but not hovering. The special menu offered fun seasonal options and our entire meal was fantastic!

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Adventuress
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Reservations were a piece of cake with open table. Service overall was good. Wine was wonderful. I will not recommend the tomato, basil bruschetta. It lacked flavor and was served with super crisp bread that disintegrated in your mouth. The main course took forever, which is the primary reason for the 4 stars. if you sit on the patio the waterfall is gorgeous, but after awhile the sound becomes overbearing.

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Mikem
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio dining in the treasure valley. Service was awsome and food was devine.

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Bella Aquila is rated 4.5 stars by 1421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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