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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
About
ÀLAVITA is all about fresh pasta-from Agnolotti to Tortellini to Garganelli, Linguini to Pappardelle-created fresh every day. A restaurant whose name means "to life," ÀLAVITA is a great place for celebrating life with good friends and family alike. ÀLAVITA is a Locally Inspired Italian joint that will procure many ingredients from the local market, Northwest and prepare them in an Italian format in the heart of downtown Boise. Along with the full bar mixing craft cocktails, there is an array of beers and bountiful wine list to choose from. SaluteÀLAVITA...Cheers To Life!
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed February 19, 2020 via mobile

Great ambience, an amazing waitress...unfortunately combined with small portion sizes with pretty bland flavored dishes. We actually had to hit up a taco shop down the street after eating here for a do-over of our date. I had a chicken dish that tasted like over...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 4, 2019

Really nice little place. Funky and cool dining room. VERY open kitchen. Huge cool square bar with patron seats all the way around. Cool booths like look like they are from a haunted house. Sister restaurant of the always amazing Fork, but totally different menu...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

Greg, thank you so much for the support and rave review. We sincerely appreciate it. Cheers.

Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at Alavita restaurant. We walked in without a reservation. Since there were no tables available and there would be a one hour wait, do we were initially seated at the bar near the door. A nice corner table opened...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

Hello, thanks so much for dining with us at ALAVITA. I'm pleased to hear you had a good time. Cheers.

Reviewed November 18, 2019

This little gem is a somewhat well kept secret based on the reviews. It is our number one local favorite. Yes... You need a reservation. Don't drop in and expect to get a perfect seat. They are busy for a reason. Do plan several days...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

WOW! Thanks so much for the incredible rave review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at ALAVITA. Cheers.

Reviewed October 11, 2019

A one star review doesn’t say enough. My best friend of 41 years and I went to dinner here on Oct. 5th, the date of a very tragic accident that her beautiful daughter was killed in. There was no room to have dinner except at...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019

We love Italian food and Alavita is wonderful! Best halibut ever!!!! We have pretty much tried everything and have never been unhappy. Staff are very helpful and patient. Alavita is our new go to for fine dining experience in downtown Boise.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the rave review - we appreciate it!

Reviewed August 10, 2019

On a recommendation from a local., we visited Alavita on a Saturday eve without a reservation. We were able to be seated in the bar where we enjoyed our meal very much. Build your own antipasti was excellent, especially the soprasatta and the parmesan gelato....More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Hi Julie, thanks for joining us for dinner. We hope to see you again. Cheers!

Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

Phenomenal! Our family loves Italian and have hit some very good places in our travels all over the world. This, for me definitely at the high end of the list. And in our own backyard to boot! I loved the the black ravioli. It was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

It’s not completely awful, but I will never go back here. The biggest problem is the cost. If you dine in Italy, you start with an antipasti… meats, cheeses, olives. Then the first plate is usually some sort of pasta, the second plate is usually...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Hi Steveage, thanks for your time in making your review. We definitely pride ourselves on - and are known for - our high quality of food and service. My apologies if that didn't translate when you dined with us. Your review will be shared with...More

Reviewed July 13, 2019

I recommend making a reservation - this place was packed and on a Thursday night. The bar takes up a lot of room, yet the booths along the wall were spacious and very comfortable - there's patio seating but it was much too hot for...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2019

Thanks so much for your rave review 286barbs - we appreciate it! Cheers.

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