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ALAVITA, Boise, ID

ALAVITA

4.9
4.9
2324 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (208) 780-1100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    N/A
  • Private party facilities
    N/A
  • Neighborhood
    Boise
  • Cross street
    8th St.
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available (metered Mon.-Fri. from 9:00am-6:00pm).Self-parking is available on at two pay lots adjacent to the building:1) Eastman parking garage 2) Capital Terrace garage located on Idaho Street West of the restaurant.Both accept credit cards. The first hour of parking is free and each additional hour is $2.50.
  • Entertainment
    N/A
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,324 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Idaho

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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  • Idaho

    Best Value

  • Idaho

    Healthy

  • Idaho

    Hot spot

  • Idaho

    Great for fine wines

  • Idaho

    Romantic

  • Idaho

    Good for special occasions

  • Idaho

    Most Booked

  • Boise

    Best Overall

  • Boise

    Best Food

  • Boise

    Best Service

  • Boise

    Best Ambiance

  • Boise

    Best Value

  • Boise

    Innovative

  • Boise

    Healthy

  • Boise

    Hot spot

  • Boise

    Great for fine wines

  • Boise

    Romantic

  • Boise

    Good for special occasions

  • Boise

    Most Booked

2,324 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. Some of the best pasta that my fiancé and I have ever had. Entrée portions are a little smaller than we are used to, but we got some appetizers and left full. Overall an amazing experience and we will definitely be returning. Really amazing food and friendly staff.

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  2. JedR

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carrie, the manager was very attentive and welcoming. Food as delicious and the ambience was very peaceful.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Meal! Will definitely be back when we visit Boise.

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  4. MadelineB

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good but it was too crowded and noisy for us. The service was excellent.

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  5. PatzyB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The rigatoni was sublime - best thing we’ve eaten in quite a while. Winter squash agnolotti also very good. Friendly service. We’ll for sure be ging back.

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  6. JonL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little noisy for conversation, but otherwise everything was great as always.

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  7. HugoBoss

    Portland

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Mary is a great server and has a professional and personable touch. Biggest smile. Food is excellent and Mary knows to time it perfectly on when each course is served. She also never lets your wine glass go empty.

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  8. MichaelR

    Boise

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite restaurants in Boise. The setting is attractive and comfortable. Our server did a wonderful job with a table of 6 for a birthday party. And, as usual, the food was delicious. Served hot to the table which is always appreciated.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always and the entire experience is always first class!

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  10. CathyJ

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mikaela H provided us with a wonderful experience! She was knowledgeable about the menu and special offerings. The drinks and food were exceptional!! We had a lovely evening. Thank you!!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding! Great staff. The black ravioli and the focaccia were the favorites! But everything was good.

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  12. CandJ

    Boise

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Fair prices. Good cocktails and wine. Terrific service.

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  13. Lane

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we needed a great restaurant to celebrate our granddaughter’s graduation from Boise State, it had to be you Àlavita! The food was fantastic and our server was excellent. The price is so reasonable and did I mention the food was incredible. Thank you and I’m not sure how my husband will handle it when I make reservations again. It’s two flights from Columbus, Ohio.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service and great food! Plenty of servers, got our food quickly.

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  15. BrianR

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love everything about this place - great food, service, location and ambiance.

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  16. MaryD

    Las Vegas

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a bright spot on our trips to Boise. The waitstaff is exceptional.

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  17. TerriM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and fabulous food! We started with cocktails and the artichoke appetizer that was all really good! I ordered the black raviolis with the cream sauce and it too was delicious. We shared a cannoli for dessert , super yummy! I’d go back here in a heartbeat next time I visit Idaho.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, and ambiance wonderful - will return soon.

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  19. DanT

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Justin was great! Really enjoyed our time there. Pasta was cooked to perfection.

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  20. SVFoodie

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dinner, everything was delicious, but the scallops were over the top! The service was perfect, a new favorite restaurant!

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  21. JasonR

    Boise

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The new seasonal menu is amazing. The Rigatoni was delicious. The meat falls apart with the fork and the flavor profile is out of this work.

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  22. AmyHK

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE THIS PLACE! A must visit when in Boise - hands down.

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  23. RobertH

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of Gluten-Free options to choose from. Good food, and service.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot say enough good things about our evening at Àlavita😀 delicious food, wonderful service and amazing environment. Thank you!!

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  25. AngieT

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic risotto! Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals. Wonderful service.

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  26. Ronkdorf

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner out was fantastic. The starters of buratta and artichoke hearts were delicious. The basil foam and St Germaine cocktail was creative and had depths of flavor. Our main course of shrimp and black squid ink ravioli and roasted chicken with sweet potato mash were the perfect comfort food. Our server Tina was welcoming, provided great insight, friendly and created a wonderful dining experience.

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  27. KatherineK

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent. Food was delicious in every course, and our server was a delight.

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  28. Alex

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some really good food and drinks. We will be back for sure.

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  29. ChristineS

    Boise

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary and were glad we did it here. Our server Shayna was excellent, very welcoming and made suggestions we enjoyed. We enjoyed the roasted artichokes and lemon feta cheese as starters, followed by entree’s- scallops and sablefish. Delicious with the right amount of flavor. Highly recommend.

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  30. DillionL

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was very skeptical because it was our first time being here did not know what to expect and the waitress Tina was such a great help helped us on what to pick she helped us the whole way I really enjoyed the scenery was very clean and nice inside everybody was so nice we will be back

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  31. ArloC

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I give our whole experience a solid 10 Our waiter Chad ..was perfect.. food outstanding!! we will definitely be back!! thank you…

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  32. MaxwellG

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Morgan was great, food was just as good! Will have to visit again!

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  33. PatriciaB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and food were outstanding! The gluten free pasta was cooked to perfection.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall value and experience as always. Will be back again soon.

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  35. KF2cents

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great service and delicious food in a nice atmosphere.

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  36. LisaN

    Boise

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Our waiter was so personable and helpful. Our manhattan was wonderful. Our food was outstanding along with the bread, so so good. We had the ravioli and rigatoni. Even our starter house salad was yummy. Look forward to our next visit next month. And a shout out to the manager Kerry. She has that place running smoothly and I like how she comes around to make sure everything for the evening went well.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is very good. Local dominates the menu. Very attentive to allergy options.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service - highly recommend. Handmade pasta and quality ingredients.

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  39. LoloP

    Boise

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic scallops, calamari & artichoke hearts! The best service too!

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  40. HeidiH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Alavita. Justin, our server was fabulous and was very good at explaining and recommending menu items. Pear salad, black ravioli and burrata were fab! Will definitely go back.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ALAVITA using the Order Online button. ALAVITA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 780-1100.

ALAVITA is rated 4.9 stars by 2324 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for ALAVITA

807 W. Idaho Street, Boise, ID 83702

Additional information

  • Cross street
    8th St.
  • Neighborhood
    Boise
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available (metered Mon.-Fri. from 9:00am-6:00pm).Self-parking is available on at two pay lots adjacent to the building:1) Eastman parking garage 2) Capital Terrace garage located on Idaho Street West of the restaurant.Both accept credit cards. The first hour of parking is free and each additional hour is $2.50.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    N/A
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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