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Bella Aquila

4.4
849 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(208) 938-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Kylan McKee
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Eagle Rd & Rivershore Ln
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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.
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Public transit
Public transit has stops within a short walk of Bella Aquila.
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Entertainment
Local talent is highlighted on our beautiful patio overlooking the Boise River. Contact the restaurant for more information regarding scheduled live entertainment.
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
What 849 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We came to Bella Aquila to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We enjoyed our time and the food and service were quite good. We sat inside as it was a bot too cool to be on the patio but on a warmer day, the patio would be really nice.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Let me start with the positives. Great service and beautiful location with a view of the river. Now the negative: the food. Our friends got the Margarita pizza. It wasn’t what they expected, rectangular crust with whole slices of tomato that made the crust a bit soggy. My husband and I got the eggplant parmesan. We would have preferred a better cooked eggplant (still quite hard) and a marinara sauce vs pesto sauce mixed with the linguini. The pasta was well cooked, el dente.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were at Bella Aquila on a very busy Saturday night because of prom dates. Despite the fact they were so busy, we were still given very good service and attention. All four of our entrees were outstanding although I did have to send my steak back because it was too done. Even with that the replacement came out quickly and we were comped a dessert. The menu has so much variety that it is hard to choose. I love this restaurant for its’ beautiful setting by the river and for the food and ambience. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting a lovely evening out with friends.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

What I enjoy most about this restaurant is the quiet atmosphere. So many places are way too noise. The staff is helpful and they seem to know their menu. I also enjoy white linens as well. There is outdoor seating right on the river and if it is cold or hot and you are inside, the large windows facing the river create at lovely view as well.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Don't go for a quiet meal. It was noisy and crowded. I would say it is a good place to meet fiends and have dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Eagle. Always great service and delicious food. Best calamari in town and the clams are a hit with the whole family.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lovely Easter brunch for the 5 of us.
Everyone's meal was very good and served hot.
the waiter was busy but we didn't have to wait too long to order.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Normally pretty good restaurant, unfortunately food & service was less than perfect this time, but not terrible.

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2.0Dined on March 28, 2018

This was obviously not your best night. First off, there was no hostess to seat us, (she was filling water glasses), and we only spotted 2 waiters. We waited for the hostess, we waited for our waitress, we waited for our appetizer, and we waited over an hour & 15 minutes for our entres,
which as it turned out, were not very tasty . We had ordered a steak, it was quite overdone, not even close to what was orderd, it & the mashed potatoes were both just luke warm, while the other entre was piping hot, just not very tasty.

The waitress did ask how the food was, and she graciously took the steak dinner off our bill. This was not her fault, as was the obvious shortage of help , not her fault. We feel bad for her, as well as the others that were working quite hard when we arrived. More help did eventually arrive much later, but way too late to make much difference for us or the other patrons already seated.

The kitchen needed the most help, as the food was not very appealing to our tastes. This was apparent as we spotted several other patrons who did not eat much either. I was starved, as we had waited so very long for our food orders, so I went ahead and consumed mine, but I can't say it was even average in flavor, it lacked taste.

Will we be back? Maybe, hopefully things will be better, and this was only a blip on the radar, so to speak. No one bats a thousand, but you know where to start , I'm sure

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The evening was very nice and relaxing. The gentlemen serving us seemed to be a bit rushed and I had to ask about if there was a special. But he did made the evening enjoyable and we were happy overall with the experience. We usually go there in the summer as you simply can not top eating out on their terrace by the river!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Always love the service and quiet, peaceful seating. The chef does a wonderful job with every dish. The bread and speciality butter spread is incredible! One of our fav dining places!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I have dined here several times - food, service etc have been consistently great.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Delicious food and an unbeatable riverside view. The complimentary bread with butter/ cheese spread was really tasty. The staff was helpful and willing to make substitutions to entrees. The scallops Christian made in a Parmesan cream sauce was cooked perfectly, nice large portion and the sauce was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Italian food was authentic and atmosphere was great. We loved our experience

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Quiet night for dinner but our lucky one for date night! Along with our “as usual “ excellent meal we were delighted there was a guitar playing gentleman whose musical selections complimented our dinner out.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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 .

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Dined on Friday night, 02/16. Delayed Valentines dinner . Had a 6:30 reservation. Seated immediately back by the window. Was greeted and given water right away. Sat for a few minutes- no server greeted us - but two servers each working on both sides of us- both of whom had to have seen us there unattended. Ten minutes passed- still no one. It was now 6:45, so we decided we would leave since we had hit the 15 minute mark - but I chose to go the hostess stand and see if we had a server. While I was there, Mallory came to our table- then came and got me - was very apologetic and got us started. She did a great job from then on out- offering us a free dessert for the poor start. Said there was a new hostess and a server mixup . Ordered a bottle of wine, an appetizer, salad and entrees. My wife ordered the gorgonzola ribeye- wanted just a little pink - Mallory suggested medium well- but was going to note to have a little pink. The baked scallops were delicious - outstanding sauce. The ribeye was very well done to the extent that the edges were charred and curled-and certainly no pink. She gladly took it back - had it recooked. Replacement much better- but more towards rare. She brought a crème brulee- comped as promised. Never a visit from a manager as I would expect for either the long wait or a disappointing entrée. Had gone based on a recommendation - but wont return for a while to try again.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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!!!

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Was here for Valentines Day; ordered chicken piccata, it was delish; but the side dishes that came with it; barely visible so tiny were stone cold. When I mentioned it to the waiter; the response was "the kitchen is struggling tonight"....my husbands pasta was very good as was the salad we split. I thought the two sides with the chicken could've been more generous for $20. Not sure I'll come back; this is the 2nd time we've tried them for a special occasion; first time I got the completely wrong dish; I ate it but no offer of a complimentary dessert....

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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