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ALAVITA

4.6
4.6
1909 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
ÀLAVITA is all about fresh pasta and local ingredients—from Agnolotti to Tortellini to Garganelli, Linguini to Pappardelle—created freshly every day using Northwest flour and local eggs. A restaurant whose name means “to life,” (Well actually two words– ‘alla’ ‘vita’ –that we put together to create one) ÀLAVITA is a great place for celebrating life with good friends and family alike. We offer craft cocktails, open kitchen and a warm, welcoming setting in the heart of Downtown Boise.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (208) 780-1100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    N/A

  • Private party facilities

    N/A

  • Neighborhood

    Boise

  • Cross street

    8th St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available (metered Mon.-Fri. from 9:00am-6:00pm).Self-parking is available on at two pay lots adjacent to the building:1) Eastman parking garage 2) Capital Terrace garage located on Idaho Street West of the restaurant.Both accept credit cards. The first hour of parking is free and each additional hour is $2.50.

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,909 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Idaho

    Fit for Foodies

  • Idaho

    Healthy

  • Boise

    Fit for Foodies

  • Boise

    Healthy

  • Boise

    Romantic

  • Boise

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Boise

    Most Booked

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  1. AL

    AmandaL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Boise. Fantastic location. Beautiful presentation. Unique, delectable food. Beautiful ambiance. Outstanding service.
  2. CS

    CharlesS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The ambience was nice, but they brought us regular noodles when we specifically asked for gluten free. The rest of us were finished eating by the time they brought out her gluten free food. No offer of anything to try to make it better. Food was average, won’t be going back
  3. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alavita is seriously good Italian food. Authentic at the gormet level. No wonder it is alway packed with happy people.
  4. M

    Mike

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Pricey but food was good. Lots of flies in the restaurant. Management needs to take care of that.
  5. MP

    MarcP

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of, if not the best Italian restaurant in Boise. The food is fresh and amazing. Their pasta is all made in house and would rival anything you'd find at an Italian joint on the East Coast. The service was excellent and the atmosphere is very inviting.
  6. M

    Missyksy

    Boise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food Portions are very small. We ordered the Cornish Game Hens and it was basically 2 tiny chicken wings and 2 tiny thighs not the whole Hen. Expensive dish for 4 small Chicken Wings. Did not come with any bread, had to ask for bread. No side salad is offered with a meal. The food was seasoned well and had good flavor but, not enough of it.
  7. D

    Doug

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Staff was rude, it took an hour to receive meal, food was mediocre and the price was excessive. We will not return.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was great as usual but the service was pretty terrible tonight. Starting from management down to our server, other than a dinner obligation I have coming up here I wont be back. Disappointed.
  9. a

    amii

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grilled artichoke was delicious. Pasta was cooked perfectly and the Cornish game hen was a home run! My husband and I shared everything and it was the perfect amount. We will be back!
  10. TE

    TimE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant Servers. Everything was very good! Great Wine List! We had a fun time. We will be back. Recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Delicious food! We’ll be happy to return.
  12. P

    Pita

    Boise

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Must try: prosciutto with coffee aioli and gnudi with wild mushrooms. Both are outstanding. Service and server were top notch. Always a solid choice.
  13. D

    Diningdetectives

    Boise

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved the Wild Mushroom Gnudi
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with really good food.
  15. MF

    MariaF

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok. Not very authentic. But the staff was nice. And the atmosphere was interesting.
  16. 4

    4foodie

    Tampa

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The staff was extremely nice and friendly. The menu is very limited. I was in the mood for an eggplant parm or anything with tomato sauce. They had one thing on the menu which was a Bolognese sauce. It was very dry and I usually wouldn't order meat.
  17. j

    jung

    Boise

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Boiseのお気に入りのレストランのひとつ。いくつかの料理の味が少し濃すぎるが、それ以外は、生パスタも美味しく、給仕人もよく気がつき、美味しい食事を楽しむ事ができる場所。
  18. B

    Beth

    Cincinnati

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary. The gnudi was amazing, the wine list was very nice and the service (Mary) treated us like royalty!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming here for years but last nights dinner was exceptional.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Food was amazing!
  21. RN

    RichardN

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  22. B

    Batman

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently one of the best in Boise. Great homemade pastas and a diverse wine list. Service is exceptional as well.
  23. SW

    SusanW

    Boise

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely space, excellent service, tasty food. We will def be going back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience and excellent service. Thank you!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!! One of my favorite places in Boise.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were cold and tasty, food was fresh and delicious, ambiance was warm and inviting, staff were prompt and professional. I need to eat here more often! I ordered the Black Ravioli as I did on my previous visit. Can’t help but choose that one however next time I vow to expand my universe and order something else!
  27. DA

    DustinA

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great! An experience in dining.
  28. CB

    ClintB

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience and our waiter, Casey, was very knowledgeable, attentive and professional. Recommended appetizer coupled with our entree choice were very good and the suggested wine paired well with our food.
  29. V

    Vicki

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Tina! Love Alavita!
  30. CS

    CherS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal!
  31. KS

    KatijaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this cozy yet elegant place to eat! The staff always make you feel so special and ensure all your needs are met. They just changed some of the menu items and it was all delicious! One of our favorite places to eat in Boise.
  32. SM

    SarahM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food, as always, was excellent! Took a little longer then normal to receive our food... but overall was wonderful!
  33. SH

    SeanH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and the food is amazing. One of my favorite restaurants in Boise.
  34. H

    Houndgirl

    Boise

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was delightful and offered up food and wine suggestions. The gnudi were tasty but a little heavy. The ahi salad was good.
  35. CB

    ChristyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious beyond description. The mushroom Gnudi with shrimp sent us straight to heaven. I’ve eaten it 2 times in the last month and am wondering how I can keep living without it weekly. The Battilardo board is phenomenal and we wept over the potted andouille sausage being off the menu! Don’t skip dessert- that pot of Budino with the toffee brittle calls to me in my sleep.
  36. KK

    KurtisK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food was wonderful, especially as one of us was vegetarian and another gluten free, and we wanted to be able to share an appetizer. The whiskey sour was made with homemade sour mix and the summer cocktails were delightful. We all loved our meals, and would have loved dessert as well, had we had the room in our stomachs for it. We were especially pleased with the attentive and helpful staff, who were careful about gluten contamination, which is essential as one of our party is celiac.
  37. BS

    BillS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here for the first time. We don’t usually go to Italian restaurants because we prefer steak & seafood restaurants. However, we were given a generous gift card to Alavita. So we tried it and it was very good for Italian food. The atmosphere is nice, the booths are comfortable, and the service was outstanding.
  38. HT

    HelenaT

    Jackson Hole

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting and great food!
  39. DL

    DanielL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding menu selections and marvelous service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food and dessert choices well prepared… flavorful and the presentation was excellent t as well.
  40. TH

    TiffanyH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pappardelle pasta is hands down the best thing on the menu!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ALAVITA using the Order Online button. ALAVITA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (208) 780-1100.

ALAVITA is rated 4.6 stars by 1909 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for ALAVITA

807 W. Idaho Street, Boise, ID 83702

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Boise

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available (metered Mon.-Fri. from 9:00am-6:00pm).Self-parking is available on at two pay lots adjacent to the building:1) Eastman parking garage 2) Capital Terrace garage located on Idaho Street West of the restaurant.Both accept credit cards. The first hour of parking is free and each additional hour is $2.50.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    N/A

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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