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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 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.

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 - Close, Sunday: 3:30pm - Close; 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://www.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:
No offsite catering is offered at this time. We do accommodate large to go orders. With advanced ordering we also offer full pan and half pan orders of most of our dinner menu items for pick up.

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Chef Kylan McKee

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

Bella Aquila Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (35)
Romantic (33)
Special Occasion (32)
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Good for a Date (30)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Waterfront (24)
Scenic View (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Authentic (13)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Live Music (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fun (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Decided to go here on a date night, glad we did! The drinks were amazing and the food was even better. Servers were extremely professional. Will go back any chance we get.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined 3 days ago

My favorite place for Italian food. Ive gone many times and the food and service is always amazing.

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·Dined 3 days ago

GREAT SERVICE . FOOD WAS GOOD . WINE WAS FANTASTIC , WE WRE FIRST SEATED CLOSE TO FRONT DOOR BUT ASKED TO MOVE AND THEY WERE ABLE TO MOVE US EVEN TOUGH IT WAS BUSY . I REALLY ENJOYED IT .

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Boise)·Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorites. Simply AWESOME. Favorites are the arrabiatta, canopies, and the lamb.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Best date night restaurant in Eagle. We have been here many times and it never disappoints. Outdoor dining is fun riverside in the warmer summer months. Indoor dining is cozy and comfortable. Halibut is a favorite. Seasonal dessert specials when available are always outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

The smoked ravioli was good. The sea bass special was really good.

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 (Boise)·Dined 5 days ago

Had our 12 year anniversary on feb 15th. Mike was our waiter. Food was incredible. Cocktails were amazing. Host and waiter were awesome. We want to come back!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined 5 days ago

My Chicken Parm was served cool and rather dry. However, it seemed to be overcooked.
My wife's meal was the same. The taste was nothing to brag about. Sauces were provided with great moderation.
I microwaved the leftovers and added some liquid. It was much better.
We have eaten here three times and thought it was great. This visit was the day after Valentine's day, was the Chef on vacation? Great places are great every day. Waiter seemed to be confused.

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 (Boise)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines dinner special was delicious and service was great! Will definitely come again.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food, excellent service—one of our favorite spots!

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 (Boise)·Dined 6 days ago

Would have scored higher but it was Valentine's Day and VERY busy - which created a rather large time gap between drinks and courses. Been there before without that issue.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waitress was less than informative. She did not explain the menu change for the holiday, other than there would be no substitutions. When the food came is was appeared as if it was mass produced and cold. We had a mediocre steak, something that resembled vegetables and cold mashed potatoes We will not be back.

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 (Boise)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Delicious dinner. My grilled salmon was cooked perfectly. My husband had the chicken piccata—also good. We enjoyed a great bowl of gumbo which was part of their special Mardi Gras menu. This restaurant is a gem!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I reserved a table for two. We arrived 30 min early. The table was set and ready to go with all the desired asked for items. Very pleased with service and the food was even better.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We live dining at Bella Aquila! The service and food are always top shelf and dining outdoors a long the river is an unmatched experience in the Treasure Valley!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our go-to restaurant that always guarantees a great meal.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Our server Nick was very attentive. The Ambience is very relaxing and the food selection is quite extentive. Both of our Mills had such great flavor and the appetizers were amazing

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary, our server Chris was awesome and the food was beyond good!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were so excited to celebrate my daughters birthday here. It started pretty well with the Caprese salad, but once we received the entrees it all went down hill. Both my daughter and I had pasta and it was inedible. It seemed like it sat in the window under the hot lamp for a while, it was clumpy, barely warm and dry. We ate a few bites and our waiter didn't really check back, then some woman came and took it away. She asked if we wanted a box, as we didn't really eat much of it at all and when we said no, she just took off without really caring if we were happy or not. I did not bring this to the attention of the waiter or manager, as I didn't want to make a big deal on my child's birthday. When making the reservation, I completed the Open Table field that asked about a special occasion and once at the restaurant, they did not acknowledge it at all. The pizza's were also poor. I wanted to like this place SO much, beautiful restaurant, but the food wasn't reflective of the surroundings. Save your money and find another place.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Send off dinner for a friend headed to Naval boot camp.

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fabulous food, outstanding service, and wonderful relaxed ambiance. Our server, Chris, was attentive and efficient. Best place in the valley for a quiet and delicious Italian dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Live Music
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was good. Lots of choices. Served hot. Wine by the glass prices were pretty high if you wanted anything above 'drinkable'.
Service was good when he could make it to our table. NO fault of his but I think he was the only server. We thought that the hostess and owner could have helped him out more. Maybe they did but not with us?
We've always enjoyed this restaurant and plan to return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Good food, friendly server Ryan. It was our first time there, but we liked it and plan to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Whenever my husband and I travel to the Boise/Eagle area, we make a point of dining at least once at the Bella Aquila ("Beautiful Eagle"). This is a lovely little gem of a restaurant on the banks of the Boise River where you will find delicious Italian cuisine in an atmosphere of quiet elegance. They have an extensive menu and wine list; and the wait staff is fast, friendly and attentive.

On our most recent visit, I had the house salad with its tangy, slightly sweet dressing. Then I thoroughly enjoyed a bowl of cioppino and ended my meal with their fabulous crème brulee. And, yes, the caramelized sugar topping had just the right crunch when I dug down into the custard with my spoon. My husband had a New York steak and mashed potatoes. He said it was one of the best steaks he'd had in a long time which is a major kudo from my picker eater. He ordered the turtle pie for dessert. It was so thick and rich that he couldn't finish it in one sitting (even with help from the other diners at our table), so we had to take some back to our hotel for later. Darn! Our guest chose a cup of minestrone for her starter followed by the fettucine blanco with scallops. She ended her meal with the scrumptious chocolate decadence cake which definitely lived up to its name! If it's possible for a human being to purr, I'm pretty sure that's what she was doing when we had finished our lovely meal.

Having been born in Boise, of course I would like this place a lot. But knowing that it sits on the ground where my late Uncle's Otie Young's Eagle Valley Meat Packing plant stood years ago makes it all the more special for me. Try the food and the view just once, and I think it may become special to you, too! And be sure to check out the old meat packing plant photograph in the lobby. It brings back a lot of memories for me. Enjoy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great atmosphere, Great food, Excellent service. Will go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was very good! The spinach salad was Excellent! As was my Eggplant Parmigiana . May great wines to pick from. I liked that if you did not want to spend over $20 dollars a plate they had great dishes that were under $20. If you want a very upper class meal they have that too. Very pleasant evening with a guitar player, playing nice older music more on the jazz side. The service was really good! Will be going back. :)

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service, even on a busy weekend evening!

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Second time coming here- absolutely fabulous- so great the first time for lunch- we brought our visiting daughter and her husband back to enjoy dinner. Great!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and service are consistently great. The menu has wonderful variety in both selection and prices. We were promptly seated but then told if we had a minute or two, they'd move us to a nicer table once it was reset - a much appreciated gesture as the first table was not awful, just a little close to a kitchen door and the bar. It's by far the nicest place in Eagle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The service was great the food awd we'll prepared and presented. A very enjoyable meal,would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food and service was great. Our issue was that we didn't like where we were seated. The hostess first tried to put us right by the entrance, we than asked for the main dining room which has the best ambiance and they seated us in a back room which felt isolated from the main room. We will definitely try again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had another wonderful evening and we look forward to the next time!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family has gone here for special occasions a few times now, the food is always wonderful, their specials are always a hit! Their service is great every time, and even though it's a higher end restaurant they have great options for kids!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were promptly greeted and escorted to our table, followed by a warm greeting by our server. The service was well-timed and well-managed. The appetizer and main course were very nice and each enjoyed their meals.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Dinner was great!!! Unfortunate that my wife's birthday fell on ameratur waitress night.
I would go again .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We are new to the valley and we tried this place for the first time. Well worth the drive. Excellent food, good service, lovely view and a very pleasant experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It's a favorite. Most items on the menu are reliable and good. Love the ambiance. Wait staff is friendly and try, but not well-trained or very professional. (Needed to flag down waitperson, remind her of items.) Biggest complaint is how quickly orders come out, not matter how much to say "first the carpaccio, then the dinner, then the salad. Usually all come out at the same time.
That said, we love the place and feel it is the best Italian food outside of Ketchum.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was a very nice evening, enjoyed the service, the food, and the wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great atmosphere, cozy and intimate, wonderful food, and terrific service. In nice weather enjoy the patio dining with unobstructed views of the Boise River. One of our very favorite restaurants in the Boise/Eagle area.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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