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807 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702-5859
+1 208-780-1100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrata” (16 reviews)
“budino” (15 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
807 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702-5859
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were celebrating the upcoming marriage of our son and daughter in law to be and had dinner here along with our daughters from Seattle. We began with appetizers ... burrata and cauliflower romesco. Both were excellent. My husband and I split a Caesar salad...More

Thank yachats70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were surprised to find an upscale Italian restaurant with home made pasta in Boise. We were actually surprised at what a charming small city Boise is overall! But back to the restaurant: darling interior, patio dining in the summer, on Idaho...More

Thank Judy Z
Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Judy, thanks so much for coming by and for the rave review. Cheers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came heavily recommended by everyone we talked to so, yes we had to eat here on our last night in Boise. Everything was delicious from the appetizers to the main entree. Remember to make reservations because this place was packed. Tina was the...More

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Boise for 2 nights and had dinner here our second night. We sat at the bar and both ordered pasta dishes. Both dishes were excellent, better than what we usually get at “top”Italian restaurants on the East Coast. Prices very reasonable, service was...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy. We shared a rack of lamb which was excellent. We shared the pear salad which we always enjoy. Wine selection was very good.

Thank Marilyn N
Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!

Reviewed August 8, 2018

Took two clients for a Friday night dinner. We had a very good experience overall. Located in downtown Boise, it's a hip area, and very walkable. There is plenty of street parking. The table was ready as scheduled, and the staff was very nice and...More

1  Thank nlman1985
Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks for coming in, we appreciate your support.

Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Italian restaurant but no one inside are Italian, we order 11 plates and no one was good. The gnocchi was horrible, the bolognese rigatoni with pecorino cheese (bolognese sauce with pecorino cheese!!!!!!) was very poor. The pappardelle with a lot of garlic. The prices are...More

1  Thank Marco N
Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Hi Marco, we're so sorry to hear that ALAVITA didn't meet your expectations. We did our best to remedy the situation while your group was in the restaurant. We are always working to improve, and will continue to do so.

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Awesome evening with Casey and the staff of Alavita. Cocktails were perfect, wonderful service and scrumptious pasta. This is Italian in downtown Boise! Enjoy!

Thank 2cougstoo
Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed July 6, 2018

Wow this place was great! It's a small-ish restaurant so if you have your heart set on it, make a reservation in advance. The cocktails, wine, apps, food were all delicious, homemade pasta is such a treat and we loved our pappardelle and ravioli. Great...More

Thank svskaloha
Eclumsden, Owner at Alavita, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Thanks so much, we appreciate the positive review!

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Went here later in the evening through the week and sat outside. We thought it was pretty average overall compared to the other places we visited in Boise. On highlight was the meatballs, which were very good.

Thank latraveler393
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $24
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702-5859
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-780-1100
  • E-mail
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!
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