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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
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Below the radar, Very Very good food

First time at this small fine restaurant, very very pleased with the preparation, presentation and meal. An amazing chicken and polenta dinner. I would so hope they keep this as a signature dish. Nice wine list. Great wait staff. Unpretentious place in a strip mall, but wait until you taste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Doug R
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

First time at this small fine restaurant, very very pleased with the preparation, presentation and meal. An amazing chicken and polenta dinner. I would so hope they keep this as a signature dish. Nice wine list. Great wait staff. Unpretentious place in a strip mall, but wait until you taste this food. You'll be back. This has got to be... More 

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Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Cafe Vicino has always been my go to restaurant when entertaining out of town guests. There are two servers who have been there for a long time and it am always so happy when we are in their section. Loved their prix fixe menu but I must not be there on the days they have it.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of my favorite downtown Boise spots to eat. The grilled shrimp with risotto cakes over basil cream is my go-to meal here. Chef Richard knows his stuff!

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Boise, ID
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Food and service are excellent. There is creativity on the menu, and you will be treated like an honored guest. It was a lovely meal, a lovely evening.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been here several times and I have never been let down! Great wine list, cozy atmosphere, and great menu. Lunch or dinner you will not be disappointed!

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Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We love going here when we can get a reservation. I can't blame them for having a full seating on weekends. Love their food from appetizers to desserts. They have good choices for wife as well.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The first time i came to this place was for a friends birthday, then i celebrated mine here, this place is kinda small but cozy and gives you that sense of being at home having enjoying a good evening with your friends. food was very good, same as service. best of all there's parking!

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Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Cafe Vicino

Address: 808 W Fort St, Boise, ID 83702-5525
Phone Number: 208-472-1463
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 35
Cuisine: European

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