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About ALAVITA

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.

807 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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.

Cross Street:
8th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 780-1100

Website:
http://alavitaboise.com/

Entertainment:
N/A

Catering:
N/A

Parking Details:
The Eastman garage is located right next door (West) of ÀLAVITA'S entrance

Executive Chef:
Wiley Earl

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
N/A

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ALAVITA Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (50)
Special Occasion (47)
Fit for Foodies (44)
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Good for Anniversaries (42)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Local Ingredients (37)
Romantic (36)
Authentic (35)
Bar Seating (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Cozy (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Fun (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Hot Spot (18)
Business Meals (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Casual (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Healthy (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Bob was amazing! He lead us in the right direction in every aspect of our dining experience! The food was fantastic! Four different meals, four different euphoria’s. Can you come to Denver?

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 (Boise)·Dined 4 days ago

Very nice evening meal 😃

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 (Boise)·Dined 6 days ago

Great staff

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Alavita is my favorite downtown restaurant! We love the food, wine and service. We come in from Idaho City during the summer and fall and live in Naples FL during the winter. We always look forward to returning to Boise and coming back to Alavita for dinners with family and friends

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I love Alavita - it's my favorite restaurant in Boise, and our go-to for special occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food but a Cold draft came through the door the whole time requiring many to wear their coat inside.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was amazing and the service was great. I got a dessert on the house for my birthday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always wonderful!! Alavita never ceases to amaze.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This is likely the best Italian food in Boise. I know what authentic Italian food is. This isn't really it, but it's closer than other Boise venues. Our meal was quite lovely in all respects although the front door was a serious problem. It let in waves of frigid air every time someone entered. They desperately need a vestibule to make the dining room livable. No other complaints.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Oh the eggplant Parmesan!! Everything was wonderful but the eggplant was to die for. I try to eat “veggie” so was thrilled with this choice. Excellent service, lovely ambiance, and just delicious, fresh food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful, knowledgeable, pleasant, and attentive staff! The food is spectacular and the desserts are totally worth it. A new favorite spot in town!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 3, 2017

lovely restaurant! Food is always delicious and service is great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A family get together with family from overseas,. We were a large group and service by Bob was fantastic.
Great food, and periodically changing menu makes for a great opportunity to try something new.

One of our favorite Boise restaurants and always a pleaser with guests.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Alavita exceed our expectations! We loved the fresh pasta options. The four of party tried different dishes and loved taste testing each others! The salami appetizer platter was incredible. The apple dessert was melt in your mouth and remember for days amazing! Tina, our server, was very informative and all staff was willing to meet our every need. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Consistently good restaurant. Probably the best Italian in town. Wish they were still open for lunch

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent Italian Eatery. The food was fresh tasting and had very good flavor. The service was outstanding. Very attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere is lively but suitable for any level of dress. Its one of the best restaurants in Boise.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The pasta and sauces are spectacular! Risotto is best!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was terrific ! EXCEPT, the cold air blasting in from the door - even with the curtain up. Last time I was at Alavita, it was early summer, and the outside temperature was not
an issue.
I know yours space and seating are limited, and I am glad you don't have a huge, dining area;
however, we did not take our coats off.
I really don't know if there is anything that can be done about this.
Everything else was wonderful !!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food. You can really tell it’s all made from scratch. Dessert was delicious too. And the service was impeccable. We will be back for sure!

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was exceptionally good. The server was attentive and patient as part of our party came late. We loved the decor and atmosphere, very warm and comfortable. Great place to bring out of town company.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 26, 2017

One of my most favorite dining spots in Boise. The food is excellent and the service is always very good. It reminds me of a restaurant that would be in the Sonoma Valley!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

A family favorite. Great service, fabulous food. Always perfecto!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My favorite place in Boise. Food is always excellent and service is top notch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food and service were great! Also a great selection of cocktails. Overall, it was great. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was AMAZING!! The atmosphere was fun and lively and the cocktails were fabulous!

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great sister restaurant to Fork. Excellent service, creative cocktails, menu is small but very tasty. Bring back the mussels appetizer, it was delicious. They are using local ingredients and some organics - overall good quality and fairly healthy option. Would absolutely come here again. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was VERY salty and uninspiring. All in our party felt the same.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was good, food was just OK. I've had way better Italian so I can't figure out what all the fuss is about, and it's overpriced for the quality. Everything is served in these weird black bowls that are shaped like a boat. The whole experience was just off from what I was expecting.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our waiter treated us like we were his only table but, of course, we weren’t. He was top-notch. The house-made pasta is not to be denied.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Bland. Second time here, ate different things. Apps were ok. Meh

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Takes a long time to get your food but it's very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Outstanding pasta and seafood. Black ravioli and tomato fettuccine were divine and the whiskey cream gelato was killer. The downside was it was so loud in there that I literally could not hear my date who was less than 2 feet in front of me. The other negative was how little we saw and interacted with our server. She was nice and knowledgeable but didn't feel very attentive. I do think they had they had enough staff and they all seemed like they were distressed and frantic. The food was AMAZING but don't think I'll go back because of the noise and didn't feel well tended.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

A downtown staple, fantastic restaurant, nothing but fantastic things to say about our experience at Alivita. The service is wonderful. Bob, our waiter, made the experience like we were right at home.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wait staff is usually good, but this visit was not exceptional. Kept forgetting us in the corner booth. Food always excellent!

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vip
 (Boise)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Boise. Great food,service and atmosphere. Never lets us down.

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 (Boise)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As always the food is great. Portions are perfect to fill you up without tempting you to over indulge.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Burrata was excellent. Having been spoiled by excellent Italian food in Portland, Alavita was at a disadvantage. I would return for the burrata ,wine and the service.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

As usual this favorite restaurant of ours is amazing in every way. The food is always spot-on and delicious and nicely presented. We always feel special when we dine here. Great bar links as well and we love the staff!! You know who you are!!!
Try the mussels!!! Yum! All the pasta dishes are great and the Florentine steak was fantastic.
Be back soon!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I took a friend visiting from Singapore who was in the mood for Italian - she loved it - as did I!
we had a hard time making a selection from the menu because many items sounded good - so we asked to split a few items and that was not an issue.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went there for my mother-in-law’s birthday and had a great time! The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was great. It felt like a restaurant you’d find in SF—high quality food and a nice environment in a small, quaint spot in the city. The manager Carrie and our server Bob truly went out of their way to make sure my mother-in-law’s milestone birthday was special! Highly recommend this place!

Tags: Fun
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