ALAVITA

4.6
746 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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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Catering
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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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Entertainment
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Special events & promotions
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 746 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant is always a hit for us — food, service, ambiance, etc. It is a special occasion place for us.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food great service highly recommend to friends and family

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This place never lets us down. ever. Great food there is almost nothing on the menu I will not eat that is not amazing. Tina our server is always a delight, never intrusive, great with advice. There is a reason this is one of the best places in Boise to eat great food.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Best burrata!! Papardelle is delicious too! Always great food there.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Best of the best! Tasty and creative. Not your mom and pop Italian restaurant but every bit as good!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Food and service was spectacular. Our night out was perfect.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Our family wanted to select a place that we hadn’t tried before. We were celebrating a couple of birthdays!
Loved the ambience, menu, decor, music, presentation and our server, Michaela, was fabulous! I’m really sorry if I didn’t spell her name correctly!
Thoroughly enjoyed everything and I can’t wait to return!

Lynn Mirajkar

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Angel Pasta and Spicy Lamb entrees were quite enjoyable...in addition, loved the outdoor seating and amazing service!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

One of our favorites, Mikeala and whole team are exceptional.
Thanks

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Overall we had a very nice time. The food was good the staff was friendly, and our waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were a bit disappointed that even with a reservation we had to wait 30 minutes for our table.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

great energetic atmosphere...delicious food....excellent cocktails!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Every time I go to Boise I eat here. Never disappointed. Need I say more?

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

One of my favorite spots in Boise and it did not disappoint on my 1 yr anniversary with the hubs. Excellent food, wine and service!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

House made fresh pasta.
The eggplant parmesan was perfection !
Service was great.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Mediocre at best. Artichoke heart appetizer was so small It was embarrassing to our server to bring it out. Pasta was just soso. I love the place just won’t be dining there. Will go for drinks though.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The host was point blank rude and it was frustrating to see how one person could come close to destroying the mood of our special night. Other than that, the evening was pleasant. As always Alavita has the best wine selection, but I was surprised with the quality of food dropping.

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Definitely dissapointed, the food was dry and not good. I will not return

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Here for my bd. Thoroughly enjoyed. So personable. Will go again!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Alavita served us amazing dishes. They were so delicious and perfectly cooked and seasoned. We will definitely be back. Our one complaint is that we sat without water or service for 10 minutes after we were seated. Once served the waiter was nice and served us the most delectable food. We will go back because the food was divine.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great food and great service, will come back when in Boise!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Best food, ambiance and service in Boise. Each person working there is genuine, kind, poised and fun. Very well done, Alavita! My wife and I have named this place “our favorite spot” since our first date. Thank you for your top notch establishment!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Amazing as always. One of the best restaurants we have ever been to right here in our home town. This has been our favorite restaurant since it opened. The kitchen, service staff and bar compliment each other perfectly and create an awesome experience. We have never had a disappointing meal, drink or experience. I highly recommend making this a regular outing. Seasonal menus and specials will always create new things to try. That is if you can resist not ordering your favorite meal every time.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Outstanding meal, attentive service, nice environment

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

It was great! Service was prompt and pleasant as usual and food is always excellent. We got to show a new friend a favorite spot and she loved it!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

One of Boise's best for sure.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Delish. I have eaten there many times and it it always good.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great evening! Service was good a tiny bit slow but our waiter was fun! Food outstanding as usual!!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Greeted by the owner, waitstaff was nice, helpful with drink and dinner recommendations. We had our 6 year old and they made a special pasta for her. Overall great!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Service was incredible. My dish was not warm but both our waiter and general manager jumped all over the situation and took a quick moment to heat my entree and it was awesome. Always a wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This is the second time we've been to Alavita with the same result. We wanted to love it more than we actually did. Some of the food items were hits, some were misses. We ordered appetizers pork belly, grilled artichokes and a charcuterie board - all were excellent. I had the salmon which was overcooked. The best two entrees (out of 8) were the mushroom risotto and the steak. The rest of the dishes were not that memorable, including the "special" black ravioli. The server was friendly but perhaps a bit too busy. We may try it again because it's a lovely room and we want to support local restaurants.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great food, great drinks, great service

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

A terrific restaurant experience.
We’d definitely return often if we lived in Boise, but we were visiting.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food and service was amazing - can’t wait to go again!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We had a great birthday dinner at Alavita. The food is amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My husband and I came here on date night and had a great experience! Happily adding it to our rotation now. We had the lobster ravioli which was to die for, I think it was the best ravioli I've ever had. We really wanted to order scallops as an appetizer but they were out of them.
We got the Charchuterie board (and added the cheese) to start and we were underwhelmed by it, the cheeses and meats were bland and nothing special. It needs some kind of jam or honey at least.
We also got a Cesar which was ok but we wouldn't get it again.
Our server Casey was awesome. He was personable, knowledgable and we enjoyed him.
Highly recommend this place, we will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Bob was our incredible server. The dining experience continues to be #1 for us in Boise. The ambiance, the fantastic menu, the service. It is the best in Boise!❤️

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food is consistently delicious. Nice cocktails and wine selections. Great for a date or an evening out with friends.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Our favorite place in Boise

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Continues to be my favorite place to dine in Boise! Excellent food and service in a smaller unique setting!

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