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Cafe Vicino

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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808 W Fort St, Boise, ID 83702-5525 (8th Street)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorites in the Boise area with great atmosphere, so we went for dinner on our anniversary! Especially since we have recently learned that they are moving soon to a new location in one of the new hotels soon to be opened. We were not disappointed. The food and the friendly service were just like old times, and... More 

Thank Phillip H
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252 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By all means make a reso and visit Cafe Vicino. Truly a gem in the Boise area, the food is creative, beautifully presented and provided in a cozy atmosphere. Wonderful place for an intimate dinner for two up to six. Nice wine list, very good service.

Thank Idahotraveler88
Boise, Idaho
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A tiny, off the beaten path restaurant located in the complex of the Boise Co-op. The scallop appetizer is an absolute must. You can also order more than one and turn this into your meal. Beet risotto was interesting and very good. A little pricey (sandwiches range from $11-15) but worth checking out.

Thank VagabondingWithKids
Boise, Idaho
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223 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I was attracted by great reviews but I cannot support the five star rating. The place is definitely cozy, service is polite and friendly but the food in my opinion is not matching five star restaurant. It is also a bit overpriced for the quality of food. The beet green salad was good. I had home made spaghetti with calamari.... More 

Thank sonostrov
Atascadero, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Another wonderful meal at Vicino! To start, we had the newly added and delicious negroni sbagliato, that is unique to Vicino but not made with Campari as the "negroni" name might suggest, but an inventive and refreshing take on the classic champagne cocktail. Then on to the appetizer special of plump mussels in a rich heirloom tomato broth that had... More 

Thank sahsbrowsd
Seattle, Washington
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Small restaurant with awesome food. Probably the best in Boise. It's not in the heart of downtown. You have to know about it to go there. Although, I understand they are moving to a new hotel downtown. I hope it doesn't change much. The food is so unique, the servers are professionals, the atmosphere is great. You get what you... More 

Thank KMM043
Meridian, Idaho
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Chef Richard really loves to create food that is both pleasing to the pallet and the eye. The restaurant is small which adds to the charm and atmosphere(hope he keeps it that way)makes you feel like you are in an intimate European cafe. Nice wine list with some good local wines. Always feel like I had a great meal for... More 

Thank Dadio1216
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Always great service and delicious meals that use what is in season. Dessert is always the best part- with great coffee to accompany- this place knows what's up

Thank Rose A
Boise, Idaho
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I live in Boise, so I can tell you that this is the best Restaurant in Boise. If you want delicious meals, excellently prepared, great service, and a wine list that's fairly priced, go here.

Thank Andrew C
Vancouver, Canada
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578 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Went with a reservation for 7 PM, arrived early at 6:45. Sat immediately at a long bench table, not our favorite type of seating but at least the tables are nicely separated. There are some separate tables and outdoor patio seating. Water arrived, ordered a glass of red ($9, least expensive on the list) and a plate of fresh bread... More 

Thank Ted M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $35
European, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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

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