Bella Aquila

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 50 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 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.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t great, it was served with way too much sauce and there was a mystery bone in my meal.

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vipsymeez
Boise
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and service, great dining on the patio. Will definitely be going back

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ShannonS
Boise
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional Italian food that makes you think of family dinners.

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vipWaytogo
Boise
115 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

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joshuaN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Never will go back again or recommend this to anyone.

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ElaineP
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great night out. Great food, beautiful patio with the waterfalls, and service outstanding.

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SteveD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Took over 90 minutes from ordering to the meal delivery. Kitchen was backed up all night. Thanks for the free deserts we took to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience4

We waited way too long for our dinner....had to call for the manager. He said everyone came at once but it was all reservations so the kitchen should have been prepared w were disappointed

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Luvthebrunchonthedeck
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bell Aquila is our favorite breakfast/brunch place, especially when out on the patio in the morning of a beautiful day. First time we'd been out since the COVID19 start, and they managed it well.

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loriS
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the backdrop, food and service. Highly recommended.

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WilliamZ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a terrific dinner on the patio (even had some fun dodging acorns a squirrel was throwing from the high trees above us.
Everything was wonderful

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vipMaryD
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining on the river. Our server Bailey was as attentive as she could be but was under supported by management and back of house. Food was not what we were anticipating (2 medium rare steaks were medium plus. Risotto was way over done. Bruschetta tasted like a bunch of diced up tomatoes.)
So much potential......

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RosemaryK
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Always a wonderful dinner at Bella Aquila. The outside seating is the best in Bosie. The service was lacking. I think our waiter forgot about us.

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MelissaT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested patio seating and got a great table by the waterfall. Impeccable service, great food!

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ThayaS
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My Wife an I enjoyed Linner (late lunch/early dinner) on the Patio last Thursday 08/27 at 3pm. Lovely setting, next to the river with birdsong, lots of shade trees, umbrellas over head, and two water fountains on either end. Our Server, Ellie B, was friendly and attentive, without being in your face. I had the Chicken Marsala and my Wife had the Build your own pasta of Fettuccine Alfredo with grilled Chicken and Primavera vegetables. Both were very tasty, well above average. Not the best we've ever had, which was in Florence Italy, but definitely tasty and worthy of a return visit. Portions are generous, with enough to take home for a second serving the next day (reheat pasta in oven of course, never the microwave). We personally will not dine inside during Covid, even with social distancing. The patio seating is spread out so that while walking between tables or when seated you are more then 6 feet from others. The indoor seating area looks very nice too. We preferred to sit on the Patio, particularly on a weekday in the early afternoon. Dinning at 3pm we had the patio practically to ourselves. We highly recommend Bella Aquila, for an adult meal when you want to treat yourself to casual elegance. Leave the kids home. They do offer some children's items, however this really is a great date location. We will be back.

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VincentM
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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TomR
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The server was wonderful! However, it took an extraordinary amount of time for our food to be served. My salmon was overcooked and cold by the time it was served. Fabulous setting. I’ve learned to not order fish at an Italian restaurant in the desert - they just don’t know how to cook it properly.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was my first time at the restaurant but won't be my last!

I made a reservation early in the day and then had to add additional people. When I called to make the change they were very accommodating.

I had also asked to be outside, and even with the change they were able to seat us outside at what I think was the best table in the place, right next to a waterfall looking out at all the trees by the river.

Food was great and the staff was very friendly and attentive!

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BillB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a peaceful setting along the river.

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tbird
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant for all occasions! Food is always delicious & service is excellent. Can't go wrong with Bella Aguila.

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ColleenD
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So nice to be able to sit outside and watch the river. Food and service very nice. Just wish they would put a few flowers out in beds that look neglected.. would add a lot to ambience.

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JanB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits at Bella Aquila. Memorable food, good soft music and very attentive wait staff. We had everything but dessert. Always delicious!

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vipBonneVivante
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite. As always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The patio is beautiful and the setting very relaxing. However, my partner wears hearing aids and the only thing he could hear were the waterfalls-very limited conversation. We were by the server’s station, so not sure if it would have been different is another location.
Drinks were average. Calamari appetizer was wonderful! Fingersteak cut, tender, and seasoned well. Our 3 pasta dishes were a disappointment. Everyone’s pasta was gummy. One pasta dish had very overcooked sausage.
Probably won’t be a fast return visit for us. Maybe a place to meet the girls to chat, bit not for dinner.

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4mytai
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Unfortunately, not as good as it was last time. Chicken piccata was too sweet- chicken wasn’t at all golden brown- just white like it was boiled. The linguini was chewy- not al dente but undercooked. The peas were cooked to death! Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio with great service made for a perfect date night

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MikeB
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to dine for dinner. This was a birthday celebration and everything was excellent.

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vipJEAGLE
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We feel so safe at this restaurant. They take great care, and the outdoor setting is fantastic...

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vipsteaksnob
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Have eaten here before and was very impressed. So we thought we'd try Sunday brunch. That was a waste of time.

We arrived at our reserved time to no host. After waiting 5 minutes my wife went looking for someone. The host then came out and seated us. A full 30 minutes later we still had not been spoken to. Not even a drink order. Others came and were seated and had drinks and food while we were waiting. I am not sure why we were ignored, but when we had had enough of it and stood up to leave nobody spoke to us, almost as if that was the desired outcome. I rarely write a review and don't think I've ever written a bad one, but the service here was so bad it almost must have been intentional, but for the life of us we can't figure out what we could have possibly done. Host doesn't like being found? Server doesn't like mixed race couples? National dont serve anyone with a blue shirt day? Who knows. We had thought we found a gem after our first visit. We were wrong.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time going to this restaurant for my Daughter's 40th b-day dinner. The weather was perfect out on the shaded patio with sounds of the waterfall. Food and service were excellent. We plan to come again.

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loriS
Boise
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Got a gal who was training. She kept asking me if I was done. I ate solo. Third time she asked I asked if she was trying to kick me out as they don’t close for another hour. She left after that.

The sausage they gave me was cold and the second set was too. May have been something wrong with burner as rest of meal was hot. Normally have wonderful meals there. May not go back for a while now.

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Josh
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had appetizers, cocktails and entrees; the food was perfectly cooked and well spiced. We would recommend to anyone looking for a delicious Dinner if pasta and seafood or steaks.

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kdc12
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow service and they were not busy. Took a long time for drinks and food

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BobsDining34
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good, service excellent and restaurant did a good job with social distancing. I will go back!

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Macaroni
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful patio setting with waterfalls and lots of shade. Tables spread out that gave everyone space.

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4mytai
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience- freshly made food- wonderful service!

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as always. Prices are kinda high but the food was good. The Tirimasu however was not nearly as good as in the past

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ColleenD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely garden breakfast this Sunday. Tables were separated and so nice to be able to be outside. Buffet menu is certainly adequate. We will be back.

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vipFredBloggs
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The Tuscany soup was spectacular (keep it even during the hot weather!) Mallory provided great service.

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BrandyB
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and a very nice patio in the summer, personally the best patio I feel to sit outside and relax in the treasure valley.

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Bella Aquila does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

Bella Aquila is rated 4.5 stars by 1271 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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