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ALAVITA

4.8
648 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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ÀLAVITA is all about fresh pasta and local ingredients—from Agnolotti to Tortellini to Garganelli, Linguini to Pappardelle—created freshly every day. A restaurant whose name means “to life,” (Well actually two words– ‘alla’ ‘vita’ –that we put together to create one) ÀLAVITA is a great place for celebrating life with good friends and family alike.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Bar opens at 4:00pm Daily.
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Phone number
(208) 780-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Wiley Earl
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
8th St.
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Parking details
The Eastman garage is located right next door (West) of ÀLAVITA'S entrance
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I love Alavita. Great food excellent service. Great wine and coctails. Can be dressy or casual.
They have something for every occasion. And appy and drink before a function or late night after a function or make it the main event. LOVE IT.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is a Boise Gem. The chef is a genius, the staff are outstanding. A must visit restaurant if you visit Boise.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Everything was perfect...loved the eggplant parmasean...service was awesome as always.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great Tasting Italian food, really good service and relaxing atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Alavita was excellent, food was phenomenal and service outstanding. Great for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

ALAVITA was wonderful. I had my family in town for a little birthday celebration and they loved the food and atmosphere. My husband and I try to get there as much as possible. It is a wonderful restaurant with excellent food and the staff is very attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our delightful waitress, Sarah, was fun and helpful. Food was delicious and the portions were perfect. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We shared appetizers salad and main dish plenty of food. Always good. Server was friendly and fun. Manager is great and very accommodating. Totally enjoyed our dinner at Alavita. We will be back soon.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Brought wrong order to us so we had to wait longer. Also dropped a knife on our water glass which broke on the table. The latter was an accident. The wrong orders were not.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

They always do a great job. Was there for a business meal with 7 total, they forgot my entree but expedited the service and took it off the bill. Still recommend, great food, great service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was amazing! It was our second time back and it didn’t disappoint. 1st course was the grilled artichoke (perfect for 2), then second course my husband and I ordered the black ravioli with lobster and the gnocchi. Both were insanely delicious. Definitely recommend!!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always great service and excellent food!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Not a huge menu but our group of seven all managed to find something they thoroughly enjoyed from pasta, salmon and risotto. The Chef's House Salumeria Board was fantastic to share as was the Crispy Pork Belly. The service was exceptional. Our group contributed to the noise level.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had the gnocchi with crab. Need a magnifying glass to see if they even put any crab in dish. Waiter was pleasant enough. Also had beet salad. It was just meh! Had better. Not a lot of flavor. Quite frankly food was mediocre at best. Would not return.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, service, food! Really enjoyed our time there! Will go again for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always a great experience, lively fun atmosphere. We really enjoy the great service provided by Mikaela and team.
Thanks,
Mark

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our experience here was fantastic. If you are in Boise, definitely visit Alavita!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Friend’s birthday

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service was excellent and the eggplant parmesan was to die for.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had pasta and enjoyed every last bite.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Alavita is absolutely my fav restaurant in Boise. The food is incredible, fresh and always original. No other restaurant is quite like any other dining experience. The setting is beautiful, and the service is flawless. Mikaela was our server, and our group of four all agreed that she was our best server yet. She was relaxed, genuine and instantly made us feel at home. She didn't rush us, but served every course with precision timing. She was fantastic. Thank you, Mikaela!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Our server, Bob, was great. Absolutely pleasant to have at the table. Food is always good. - good job kitchen! My only ohh moment was the salumeria board. I remember the house cured meats and pickles. Though still good with the ‘new’ meats I was really looking forward to the pâté. I had talked it up to our guests- it was their first time. Fingers crossed for next time. Always love coming to this Italian joint.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I love this place. It was the place my boyfriend took me on our first date two years ago. We recently took my grandparents here. Their gluten free pasta is the best I have had. A rare indulgence for those with gluten allergies! It was a wonderful night to welcome my grandparents to retirement.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The best restaurant in Boise.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Good!! But not as Good as the hype!!! Service was Great! The place feel over crowded. The seating arrangement made it difficult for conversation. I won't crave this place.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Love this Italian Joint. Great ambience , food and service. Our waitress Mikaela was very knowledgeable about the food and was attentive to our needs. The pork belly was awesome 👏🏻

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This place is incredible! Every single thing we had was perfect. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Dinner was delicious! I had the Campanelle and it was divine. Paired with the recommended Cabernet, it was perfect. First time & we’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Fabulous meal, great wine selection (although we advocate for a much bigger selection of Idaho wines) and superb meal - black ravioli and angel hair pasta with prawns - lovely!

We enjoyed Bruschetta prior to meal - great into!
Cannot wait to be back.

Recommend - make a reservation!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent, authentic good and great service. We were not disappointed and will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The ambiance and service were wonderful, however if I’m being honest, the food was disappointing, especially for the price. I had the black ravioli, and it was ok, but the sauce was very thin & the portion small. We shared a Cesar salad, and for a $10 salad, it was meh. The beer & wine selection was great, and perhaps it was an off occurrence.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We always enjoy Alavita and having a birthday dinner there was the right choice. The food is always exceptional, and my dinner exceeded my expectations. The wine selection is great and the staff always makes great recommendations.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Wine list was extensive , good bar selections and cozy seating available. Don't miss this beautiful Italian restaurant. From Appetizer to dessert, art for your palate!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was fantastic and the server was great.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food (black ravioli) was good, not great. The service was fine. I think the issue was that my expectations were really high going in. It was hard to get reservations and I’d heard a lot of good things about the restaurant from other people. I was expecting the best Italian food in Boise and maybe the best food in Boise from all the hype. It was a good meal but I would probably opt for Luciano’s or Vincenzo’s next time I get a rare pasta craving.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Post valentine 2-16 food was great , wine & drinks so good nice night

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is fresh and pasta made in House. This has become one of our favorite restaurants. Reservations strongly recommended. Table service can be slow, but servers for other tables seem willing to help each other out. We prefer sitting at the bar since table service for drinks can be very slow.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Alavita resembles the BEST of Portland final showing up in Boise

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I took my boyfriend to ALAVITA for an early Valentine's Day dinner. He had been before, but I had not. It was amazing! The Idaho Blackberry cocktail was delicious. We had a great appetizer (the fried risotto). My boyfriend had the angel hair dish and I chose the campenelle. Both were delicious! I had the cannolis for dessert and it was a bigger portion than I expected. Our server was friendly and helpful. I can't wait to go back!

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