About Caffe Boa - Phoenix

Located in Phoenix(Ahwatukee), Arizona,.. Caffe Boa of Phoenix is a local gem with a flair for Southwestern flavors. There is a lively, bistro atmosphere and patio seating year round. The kitchen of Caffe Boa is seasonally-driven and serves only dishes with the freshest ingredients. Its menu changes often and features many chef specialties.





Start a meal at Caffe Boa of Ahwatukee with one of the classic antipasti, such as fried calamari or bruschetta. Larger dishes include house made ravioli, spaghetti with homemade meatballs, diver scallops seared and tossed with fettuccine, beef medallions and fresh grilled wild-caught Alaskan salmon.


5063 E. Elliot Rd. #1
Phoenix, AZ 85044
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Monday- Thursday: 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Cross Street:
51st Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 893-3331

Website:
http://www.caffeboa.com/

Entertainment:
Caffe Boa offers Live Guitarist/vocalist sounds on selected evenings, typically on Friday/Saturday evenings, from 7:00pm-10:00pm.

Catering:
Caffe Boa specializes in all styles of Catering, whether it’s for your Wedding, Business event or at your home, any size event, so call or email us today and let us take care of your every need.

Parking Details:
Large Parking Lot area

Public Transit:
Ahwatukee

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef Martin Viana

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Caffe Boa - Phoenix Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
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Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Hadn't been to Cafe Boa in a long time. Went out with friends for dinner. Food was very mediocre. Also we all felt that the waiter, who was also the bartender, was hurried. Did not get the feeling that anyone really cared to make this a fun and/or memorable experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was delicious ! Patio dining was super cute with twinkly lights & a fountain.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Organic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Delicious as always, one of my favorites for business and pleasure!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Have eaten at Cafe Boa several times and have never been disappointed . Casual ,intimate place with excellent pasta options. Specials appear to always include several fish options and steak. The calamari appetizer was big enough for sharing and was perfectly cooked with a delicious spicy marinara for dipping. The mushroom ravioli and the Bolognese pasta entrees were equally wonderful. Finished with the dessert special..not usually a bread pudding fan but can never go wrong with chocolate ( it was so good am reconsidering bread pudding as a dessert option). Luckily for take home boxes or would have waddled out of there! Our waiter was attentive despite being very busy.

Tags: Live Music, People Watching, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I had the Lasagna and it was outstanding. I was told the recipe is from Southern Italy. Bravo!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The host, Matt was very attentive and sat us at the best seat in the house. The food was amazing and restaurant conducive to conversing! Loved it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great time!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

None of us had been to Cafe Boa in quite awhile, and we were all disappointed in the food. Was not as good as we remembered. I used to go crazy for their shrimp bisque. This night it was just okay. Other dishes were under seasoned/bland.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 13, 2017

This is perhaps the best restaurant in the Phoenix area. The food was outstanding!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I went with my wife and another couple after our friends asked us to find a place with a patio. I've eaten here before and enjoyed my meal inside but never the patio. We had a great Long Island Ice Tea at the bar while we waited for our friends. We really enjoyed dinner on the patio and it's very private and enclosed. I had the Lasagna which I highly recommend. The portion is almost big enough to split so I gave a taste to everyone at my table. Everyone thought it was fantastic and on a cool night, the patio is the place to share dinner with a few friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for dinner on Mother's Day with my husband and daughter. We opted to sit outside but almost immediately regretted the decision- the misters were spraying and dripping directly onto us from above our table and the water fountain was splashing the chair closest to it. They moved us to another table but still drippy. They finally turned the misters off when other tables also complained. Given that it was a holiday, we assumed they would be staffed accordingly. We waited over 15 minutes to even be greeted- and that was because my husband went back to the hostess stand to ask. The whole meal was unnecessarily slow- they were clearly WAY understaffed for the evening. They brought me a complimentary glass of wine to apologize for how long everything took- which was nice, but I was driving and I didn't really want to drink it. They gave me a dried out rose at the end of the night too. I would've rather see them focus on getting us a quality meal in a timely manner versus running around handing out flowers. We've dined here before and enjoyed it, but this makes us question if we'd go back. Other tables around us flat out left because their meals were taking so long- but we didn't really have the luxury of waiting for a table somewhere else because we had our kiddo with us. Overall it spoiled the specialness of the day for me.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I'm a new resident, having lived here several years ago, and was delighted to know that caffé boa was still in operation. It was Mother's Day and I met my daughter for dinner and we had a lovely time , food was wonderful as always and we were each presented w a rose upon leaving.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day and the kitchen was short staffed. Reservation was at 12:45 and yet we didn't get our food until after 2:00 PM. One other time that we went to Caffe Boa, a similar thing happened. There were many upset diners last Sunday. We had to miss the movie that we planned on seeing. they need to figure out their staffing issues. The crew working was working hard and trying their best, but they were put into a bad situation.

Tags: Organic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was good, Service was VERY slow for Mothers Day, reservations were made but seemed this caught the staff/kitchen by surprise anyway..

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Definitely a hidden gem within Ahwatukee.
The service can be a little slow, but that's like due to kitchen prep time. And frankly, because the food is so good, it's definitely worth the wait!

Would highly recommend, and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on May 1, 2017

We thought this was the same restaurant as the Cafe Boa in downtown Tempe...it is not. Does that disappoint us? No. It is just a different menu. We REALLY enjoyed our lunch experience here. Our server was very helpful and had a pleasant and clever personality....personable.
I like their patio dining. I have no idea what it would be like to sit inside, as far as noise goes. The patio is completely enclosed from the parking lot by vines. So you are not looking out at a parking lot and cars. I really like that a lot. I had the bowtie pasta and it was outstanding. My daughter had the gnocchi, and it was also outstanding. I am looking forward to taking my husband there now. It feels quite neighborly and "local". It is a bit of a drive for us, but...that is fine. So happy we went there!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Been going to Cafe Boa for over 20 years. Food is so fresh and delicious. Hidden gem in Ahwatukee!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Organic, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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