ALAVITA

4.7
1727 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1727 people are saying
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BrianS
Boise
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. Menu is limited but everything is so good you cannot make a wrong choice.

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DaveH
Portland
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is always great. The food excellent. The atmosphere is fun.

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Dave
Boise
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must stop whenever we're in town. The food is to die for and Mara our server was the best. Alavita, yes please!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our server!!

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Mercy
Boise
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute place for a date night! Amazing food and the waitress gave great suggestions.

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Seneca
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. One of my favs!!

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NicoleF
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

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MichelleA
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alavita was excellent, as usual. The new Short Rib Gnudi item was outstanding. I've been thinking about it since we dined there. Looking forward to trying more of the new menu items in the near future!

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Jack
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Pasta was chewy, tepid, and very lightly colored with a modicum of sauce. Salad was a pile of weeds. Chicken gravy was over salted. BAD OVERPRICED FOOD.

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WillR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Boise. It never disappoints!

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BBoise
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner on a special evening for my niece! She loved the ambiance and the food. Three of us have severe gluten allergies. We were delighted to find the new menu had so many amazing options!

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BobbiP
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third Christmas Eve having dinner at Alavita. A nice, relaxing evening with wonderful food.

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Richie3535
Boise
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Thank you for a nice Christmas Eve dinner!

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FelishaH
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here every year for Christmas Eve and birthdays and it never disappoints. The food is always amazing as is the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the drinks were fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Boise. I love this place and most definitely will return.

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MelanieH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Wait staff was very attentive. I would eat here again.

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StevenA
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great. Very fresh. Our waitress was knowledgeable, attentive, and quick. We love going there for special occasions.

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DACc
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Bosie. Everything seems really well planned and portioned, and the menu items go well together. A nice selection of wines, so make sure you try a few. I'll be going back many times.

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vipBobM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Good food, great service in an enjoyable dining atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family time

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vipCelebrate
Boise
42 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite & never disappoints. Wonderful staff, awesome decor, and such delicious food!

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RegularCustomer
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pricey but worth it. If you looking for value you won’t find it here. However, if you looking for flavorful Italian and a great ambiance then this is your place.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous.

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PatrickS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our family’s first visit to Boise and the folks at Alavita were very welcoming. They created a lasting impression with their food and customer experience. We’ll done!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than advertised by friends. Small, quaint and charming inside - food was off the charts, drinks were amazing and service was exceptional.

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BenW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We took my mother in law for her bday dinner. We arrived on-time for our Rez at 7:15pm. We were seated quickly, placed drink/app order quickly and it arrived timely. The downfall was placing our dinner order and having to wait over an hour for it to be served. All dishes were great, we were just starving having to wait that long for main courses. We will go again. Hoping that wait doesn’t happen again.

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KarenM
Boise
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! Calamari was very good, pasta dishes were flavorful
Dessert-superb as always.

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Robina
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening out started perfectly at Alavita. Our servers were friendly and efficient and our dinner magnificent- as always.

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vipJohnnyo
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd visit to Alavita and it was excellent! The food, friendly and courteous staff and servers. The $10 corkage fee is nice too.

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MelissaJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

They forgot to prepare shrimp for our son’s salad but still served everyone else’s dinner. Then kitchen staff must of rushed, and cranked up fire on shrimp. The shrimp came out tasting burnt - horrible gasoline taste. All other meals lacking in flavor. Italian selection of wine and atmosphere only plus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular! My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in style with a warm, chic ambience. He ordered the smoked bourbon - presentation on point! A must visit and enjoy!

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viplisada
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Cute little place and the food started out fine with burrata and salads. Unfortunately, things took a nose dive from there. The risotto was WAY too salty, and I love salt! As in, I salt almost everything, even water at times. But this was like a salt lick, completely inedible. Likewise, the “Roman” carbonara was WAY too peppery! I’ve spent considerable time in Rome, and this is NOT Roman carbonara. It was too peppery for even Cacio e Pepe. Huge tooth chipping peppercorns throughout, and the whole dish had a gross gray hue because of the excessive pepper. To finish, we ordered gelato and got bowls of ice creamy soup. Literally, just a bowl of gelato broth. The waitress said this is because they can’t keep their cooler cold enough. Really? That’s your excuse? Not only is it concerning from a food safety aspect, but it’s just unacceptable to serve items that are clearly off. They comped us the risotto, carbonara, and gelato, but it’s not about the money. We’re more than happy to pay and didn’t ask to be comped, it’s about chefs that are clearly not properly trained, and a restaurant that does not hold itself to basic standards of service. Hugely disappointing.

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vipTeebs
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tagliatelle is my favorite. Rich and meaty and perfectly cooked pasta. Husband had carbonara. It was extremely rich and also delicious. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Altavita!!

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JAMoore
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our third time here and never disappoints. Waitress was outstanding and the food was very good.
I would refer anyone there. Is a treat.

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MollyM
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. Staff was awesome, food was amazing, setting and ambiance were great. Definitely will be going back.

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GaryL
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Had a horrible experience none of the food was cooked all the way the shrimp was raw and the black ravioli meal was very undercooked

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was awful and cheap, made our stomachs hurt, poor quality and way over priced

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. First time in Boise. This place is gold. Special. Great rare balance of food wine and service and the rest flows from there.

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 4.7 stars by 1727 OpenTable diners.

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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