ALAVITA

4.8
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$30 and under
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Italian
ÀLAVITA is all about fresh pasta and local ingredients—from Agnolotti to Tortellini to Garganelli, Linguini to Pappardelle—created freshly every day using Northwest flour and local eggs. 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. We offer craft cocktails, open kitchen and a warm, welcoming setting in the heart of Downtown Boise.

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khalsteadtx
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impromptu visit and boy were we glad we did! I was afraid I’d feel over stuffed after a heavy pasta meal, but to my absolute delight and surprise the next day I felt amazing. It really was the mist delicious pasta I have ever eaten! Thank you Alavita for a memorable experience 💖

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JonathanD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since everything went crazy last March. Celebrated our anniversary and it was fantastic, the service, drinks, food, everything! Will be back soon, thanks Alavita!

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Chelsea
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best restaurant in Boise in my opinion.

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BillM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. We had a lot of different dishes from appetizers, salads, main and deserts. Every one of our choices were perfect. Highly recommended.

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vipFussyFoodieFamily
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
72 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Loved it!

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LeslieH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent, it felt safe dining inside with social distancing and the service was quite good.

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LaurieH
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to sit outside and it was lovely. Meal wine and appetizers were very good

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vipReneeL
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves. The menu is limited but happy with what we ate.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with our 3 year old and they were great! Even helped keep him entertained before our dinner arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quality service

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vipJDCSF
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitperson was perhaps the best that we have encountered in Boise. Food was very good and there appeared to be a good focus on safety, masks and distancing.

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vipIdahoGem
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is truly a pleasure to dine here. Everything is done to perfection!

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RobL
Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambiance was decent and the service was pretty good. The food (with the exception of the desserts and grilled artichokes) was just OK. They were operating on a truncated menu so who knows. Three of us had pasta dishes and they just weren't that flavorful and two of noodles were tough - the black ravioli and the trottole.
The affogato and the Vanilla Budino were great! Artichoke hearts, very tasty.
The halibut was also good.
I would go there for drinks and desserts but not sure I would do dinner.
Maybe one more try...

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vipJoJo21
Boise
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with perfect service! All staff were wearing masks; tables were properly distanced and front windows were open for good air circulation. It was quite nice to get out and enjoy a nice meal in safe conditions (well, safe as we can get right now). Highly recommend!

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JenniferC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, great service and great ambiance!

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Celestek
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was terrific, and food delicious. Great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When our children visiting from Portland come to Boise, we almost always have dinner at Alavita. Despite 97 degree temperatures, because of COVID we sat outside, which was still fairly comfortable. When the food was served, the pesky flies descended. Otherwise, the food was delicious and the service was great.

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vipBarbara
Boise
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and a warm welcome by all the staff and server friends!
We felt very safe and protected from Covid-19.
The food was delicious — as always!

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AmberC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughters 16th birthday here. She hand picked Alavita. We had the most lovely evening. Service was dynamite, ambiance wonderful, and the food was delicious.

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vipBrian
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service throughout. COVID precautions were solid. The black ravioli is a very unique dish, and is excellent.

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vipEdwardM
Salt Lake City
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service !

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DirkK
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a AMAZING time at Alavita! The staff was exceptional - prompt, friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and pairings, and not overly intrusive (a very good thing!). The food was superb with great options including some unexpected treasures (parmesan mousse? - An absolute must to try!). With all of the locally-sourced menu items and new spins on Italian classics, Alavita has become one of our new favorites in Downtown Boise.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! The service is always impressive!

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vipPenski
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

All three of us ordered the mushroom raviolis --- yummmm, but they were served almost cold..... would sure have enjoyed more if they had been warmer. Also of interest, we ordered drinks... each of us had one, but were never asked if we wanted another !? Now,
that is strange, indeed !!

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CharlieV
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be going back in the next few days. Their food is amazing - especially their Tagliatelle. Also kuddos for the extraordinary grilled Halibut with a pea puree sauce. My husband said it was by far the best he's had (and he orders it often.) That says a lot about just how good it is.

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SteveT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent menu with great cocktail, appetizer and entree choices, complimented by a broad wine list. The staff are engaging and knowledgeable. A completely satisfying dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great atmosphere. Overall a good experience.

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vipCarolB
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was ok, but nothing stellar. VERY slow.

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WilliamP
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always. Even in the Covid era, an oasis. Incredible food and service. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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AmyP
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow...what a complete treat. From the amazing Malbec wine, delicious salad and pasta to the cannolis it was perfect! This is the place to go, ambiance, service everything was top notch. Shayna was our waitress, what a complete professional!

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Brett
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience from the moment you walk in. The food is consistently good and the staff superb. We have dairy and gluten food allergies in the family and the staff always goes out of their way to not only accompanied us but also make us comfortable knowing that they’re looking out for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect meal, excellent service and drinks! One of my favorite places to eat in Boise!

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vipmyreviewdealwithit
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and tasty food. Service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, waiter gave great recommendations.

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winebrat
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alavita always feels like a special occasion. The creativity, effort and talent shines through in their service and tasty menu dishes. We truly enjoy this little downtown gem. Full Flavor Dinning!

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John3550Chicago
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alavita served top quality Italian dishes, individually prepared and with attention to detail. The service was efficient and attentive. Pricing was moderate and a good value n view of the quality of the food.

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LewisK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing. Every items I ordered all tasted very good.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Highly recommend the pan seared halibut! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff who took their time making sure all of our questions were answered regarding menu items. Absolutely love that they try their best to use locally sourced produce, meats and other ingredients.

We will returning again soon to try another dish.

The owner even stopped in at our table to make sure our dining experience was going well.

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meatballs for appetizers. Black Ravioli with lobster was amazing. Eisenhower cocktail was extra special. Would definitely recommend for a special night out. One of our favorites in Boise.

FAQs

ALAVITA does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. ALAVITA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 780-1100.

ALAVITA is rated 4.8 stars by 1339 OpenTable diners.

ALAVITA does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://alavitaboise.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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