ALAVITA

4.8
1403 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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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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1403 people are saying
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JoanB
Boise
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love Alvita. We are vegan and there is always an option for us. Service is top notch.
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!
Will dine again soon!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service for a wonderful date night.

TB
ToBri777
Boise
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time to Alavita, and will surely go back. Artichoke appetizer was outstanding. As were the short ribs. Overall a fantastic dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

the food was absolutely disgusting total waste of money

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vipCpoiser
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar none....our favorite restaurant in Boise! Carrie always a try pro! Wait staff fabulous. Food wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alavita was amazing. They were able to feed the party safely (gluten free and corn free), taking care to separate items that included gluten or corn so the rest of the party could enjoy them. Service was paced nicely, so nothing felt rushed. Leftovers were packed by the kitchen so they were ready to go when we were. The food was incredible—from appetizers to dessert, we tried nearly everything on the menu and nothing disappointed.

BC
vip2BoiseCPAs
Boise
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we dine at Alavita. Service and food is always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with a wonderful meal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were beyond excellent. We have only been there once but this will quickly turn into one of our favorite pleases for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was amazing. I can’t remember her name but she is the only original server still there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was awesome, food was great as usual, with the best service.

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vipjonb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food a gem in the Boise restaurant scene!

JI
JimInBoise
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Going out for fine dining in Boise during the pandemic is a waste of money and time. They are off their game and still charge the same amount of money. I can only imagine the difficulties they are facing. However, your experience is that of a common diner yet the prices are much higher. My wife and waited and waited for our waiter when we first got seated, then after our appetizer, we waited, and waited. We talked to the manager about our wait, and to their credit, they comp'ed our appetizer. But nothing about the experience was "wow", no wow and over $100 for two people, where you two courses and where the appetizer is comp'ed is a poor value. Wishing the best for them, but will wait 3-6 before another try.

AB
AshleyB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My fiancé and I visited alavita for our anniversary. The staff and management are friendly and accommodating. The food was great, black ravioli for the win! We really enjoyed our time there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. One of our favorite places to come for a date night. Never a disappointment.

OR
OliviaR
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alavita is one of our favorite restaurants. Everything is always wonderful. From the time we walk through the door, until we finish dessert.

LK
LyndaK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jen, was so helpful and accommodating. She knowledgeably answered all of our food and drink questions. The food was amazing and, at 5:30, it was uncrowned and quiet. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great menu choices, good wine list, and best ambience in Boise. We’ve been going to Alavita for years and have never had a bad meal. They added a new Caesar salad and it’s hands-down the best I’ve ever had! I love a good Bellini, and their blood orange is one of my favs. Fresh pasta made in-house daily. Be sure to give it a try (you will need a reservation). You won’t be disappointed.

CP
vipCathyP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Corkage fee awesome

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vipBoiserunner
Boise
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The server was amazing and they did a good job distancing tables with partitions in between. Our calamari appetizer was amazing. One of the best I can remember. The main courses were a disappointment. Both were bland bland bland and one was undercooked and cold. Maybe they had a new chef. It seemed as though they didn’t properly drain the water on my dish and it made the short rib sauce watery and bland. They raviolis were undercooked and cold inside. We should have said something but we were in a hurry.

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vipSteveT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, great from start to finish.

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Goddess
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful as usual. The drinks are great and the black ravioli is to die for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and so was the service. We will be back.

WP
vipWilliamP
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. The short ribs were particularly outstanding

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience5

We have eaten at Alavita a number of times and have really enjoyed the experience and food. This weekend was disappointing. A couple of bummers that we can understand- no bread sticks and blue cheese stuffed olives for a cocktail. But what is frustrating is when I asked for some sauce that they use on another one of their dishes and it is a total of no more than 2-3oz and there is an additional 6.00 charge on the bill. Also my wife ordered a cocktail and there was no more than 2oz in her Martini glass. They did the right thing by taking cream sauce off bill but with 4 issues we don’t plan to go back anytime soon!

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pamelaf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food and service and wonderful setting. All in a very difficult time especially for downtown Boise.

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Dustin
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in to celebrate a birthday; We were greeted and taken to a table right away. I liked that our server gave us some time to enjoy our cocktails before ordering a meal. I'd highly recommend the Rook (seasonal cocktail) and the Rigatoni. Fresh made pasta, bold flavors, and tender braised short rib didn't disappoint. I'll definitely be back!

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vipPriceless
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience4

There were only a few other people there. The food was served Luke warm and the ravioli cold. We sent the ravioli back and still was served barely warm.

Waitress seemed to be MIa quite a bit.

Won’t go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I find myself in Boise, this is my place to stop by and it never disappoints! Great fresh made pasta, excellent old fashioned and great service (Tina rocks every time!)... I come here about once a year, and it’s always great, highly recommend!

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vipCpoiser
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous! Never fails when we go to Alavita we have wonderful service, delicious food and the ambience is wonderful. Carrie really takes care of everyone.

CP
CoryP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I'm never disappointed when I dine out at Alavita. This was no exception. The service was good and the meal was fantastic.

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vipAshleighS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make a reservation ASAP and order the Parmesan gelato to start followed by the short rib rigatoni. Perhaps one of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent as it always is when we eat here! The food is always consistent and delicious.

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Frederic
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Casey, was very professional, friendly and courteous, making sure to periodically check in with us to see if everything was satisfactory. The food was delicious, the ambience was perfect and the hostess in the grey-ish turtleneck sweater was beautiful and also friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

LB
LydiaB
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this is the third time I have dined at Alavita. Each time has been wonderful, from service to value to food to presentation. This is easily one of my top three restaurants in Boise, very well suited to a romantic date night.

SL
ScottL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently one of the very best Italian restaurants I’ve been to. And that includes some of the ones I’ve visited in Italy and New York

Beautiful setting , interior of the restaurant is amazing

Service is always incredible.

Great wine list and cocktails. A very nice whiskey menu as well

One of our highest recommendations

OT
OpenTable Diner
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

It was nice but the food wasn’t exceptional. The specials were particularly not that good. My coffee was cold, and I felt like it was expensive for what we got. The service was great though.

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 4.8 stars by 1403 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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