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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (29)
Romantic (26)
Special Occasion (23)
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Scenic View (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Waterfront (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Cozy (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Authentic (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Music (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 12, 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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·Dined on January 9, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 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 30, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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 27, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 25, 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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·Dined on December 22, 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 22, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 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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·Dined on December 18, 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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·Dined on December 17, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had seafood linguine blanco. It was poorly prepared, the sauce was with no flavor. The inexperienced waiter said it’s one of his best dishes! I spent the night in the bathroom because of the bad seafood they used. I don’t recommend this restaurant

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent, server did and excellent job. Was a great dinner for my wife's birthday.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

A fine Italian Restaurant with homemade pasta and some terrific sauces. The service for this luncheon was a bit slow and spotty due the large private room group. I have been there prior and the service was always tops.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Love ❤️ this place ! If I want to take anyone to a special place Bella Aquila is the place.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great atmosphere and just an overall amazing place to eat.

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was fantastic and the portions were just right. Service was excellent! Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 27, 2017

All excellent as usual. We dine at Bella Aquila at least once a month and it is always special.

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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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vip
 (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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