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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.
Eagle, ID 83616
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
Eagle Rd & Rivershore Ln
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Local talent is highlighted on our beautiful patio overlooking the Boise River. Contact the restaurant for more information regarding scheduled live entertainment.
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.
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 has stops within a short walk of Bella Aquila.
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
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.
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.
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!
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. :)
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.
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.
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.
We recently moved to Eagle, ID and when looking up local restaurants we came across Bella Aquila. A great location and a good looking Italian menu convinced us to give it a try. We were pleased with the restaurant overall. Very nice atmosphere, good quality food, and very professional service are some of the reasons we will return.
We love this restaurant. It is quiet enough to hear across the table. The evening we were here, they had a guitar player which was just awesome. The four of us all enjoyed our meal. The veal Marsala is very good. The halibut is outstanding. The Parmesan chicken was wonderful and the person in our party that had the seafood risotto just loved it. Good value as well.
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.
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!
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