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Cafe Vicino

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808 W Fort St, Boise, ID 83702-5525 (8th Street)
Bus stop is located on Fort Street between 8th and 9th streets.
208-472-1463
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a great dinner

The wait staff sets the bar for service. I believe at least two of them have been there since they opened. They are the best in Boise. Richard always delivers consistent quality food. They are our go to place for dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Anntrav14
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Idaho
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Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The wait staff sets the bar for service. I believe at least two of them have been there since they opened. They are the best in Boise. Richard always delivers consistent quality food. They are our go to place for dinner.

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Boise, Idaho
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A little out of the way, but then that makes for good ambiance. Small restaurant, 15 tables. But the food is top notch! Service is superb and formal. The wine list is extensive.

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is the secret gem, tucked in to an assuming corner of Boise. Locals know, this is where you go to celebrate a special occasion or where you stop in for the best food in Boise. Menus change with the seasons, but a few of the favorites prepared by Chef Richard remain constant.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Intimate setting, exceptional service and wonderful meal. Close to downtown in the North End area with easy parking. I thought it evident that they know wine, food and service. Really a nice time and I can't say enough about the service we received - top notch!

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Eagle, Idaho
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Always a surprise to step inside, away from the noise, and find a calming atmosphere. Service is EXCELLENT and wine suggestions are always right on. Lunch is superb and we will return!

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San Jose, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Ambiance: Very nice. Appointments are subtle but well done. Comfortable seating. It's light without being glaring, dim without being dark. Nice variety of tables. Can be a hair loud some evenings, and on the long wall seating you may be close to other diners. Staff: Excellent. Most have been there a long time, know the menu and wine, and are... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Cafe Vicino is our "go to place" for great Italian food and a wonderful ambiance. Don't judge it by its exterior in a small shopping center. When you get inside you are magically transported to an intimate dining venue. The food is great, there is a nice selection of wine and the service is top drawer - long time waitstaff... More 

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Sun Valley
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

When in Boise to shop or to have the cars serviced, a lunch at Café Vicino is must for us! The location is at the edge of a neighborhood...close to the Boise Coop. Great food and wonderful service is the norm here! On our last visit here, I was finally able wean myself off the Café Vicino BLT and try... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had a party of six on a slow night. The restaurant is nicely decorated ( don't worry about the strip mall entrance) . There is a nice variety of menu items and the service was good. The dishes are attractively presented. But no one was "wowed" by the experience, which is what we always hope for, especially at higher... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and I really enjoy this place. Located just outside of downtown Boise it doesn't get the publicity some of the other restaurants do. For my money it's one of the top three or four find dining restaurants in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 808 W Fort St, Boise, ID 83702-5525
    (8th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop is located on Fort Street between 8th and 9th streets.
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: 208-472-1463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?