About Bella Aquila
Eagle, ID 83616
Bella Aquila is a “ristorante romantico” with linens on the tables along with fresh flowers. The most beautiful patio in the entire Treasure Valley overlooks the North branch of the Boise River and is framed by two large rock fountains. Dress up and have a romantic dining experience with your special somebody or have a casual meal with friends or family. Private dining available for groups up to 70 people, inside or out (up to 40 in the private back room). Italian cuisine featuring house made pastas, sauces, breads and desserts prepared with the freshest local products available. Our Menu is a blend of traditional dishes from all over Italy as well as some twists and local flavors. We keep things interesting by offering seasonal, monthly and daily specials to highlight our culinary team’s imagination and skills. Our delicious food is complimented by a wine list that brings some of the best that Idaho, the Pacific Northwest, California and Italy offer.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 8:30pm; Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Eagle Rd & Rivershore Ln
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Local talent is highlighted on our beautiful patio overlooking the Boise River. Contact the restaurant for more information regarding scheduled live entertainment.
Bella Aquila Catering brings Italian BBQ to you. Your meal is prepared fresh at any location from our mobile kitchen trailer. Grilled food, Trager smoked meats, fresh pastas and right out of the oven baked goodness are yours anywhere.
Plenty of free parking surrounds Rivershore Place, the home of Bella Aquila. Turn off of Eagle Road at the signal on Rivershore Lane then left into our parking lot. Some spaces are restricted during daytime hours Monday through Friday.
Public transit has stops within a short walk of Bella Aquila.
Private Party Facilities:
Private parties of 8 to 80 are possible and welcomed. Our dining room is divided into several areas and offers semi-private and more private options (limited by the size of your party). One semi-private area will accommodate a group up to 20 and overlooks the Boise River. Our private back room will seat up to 40 comfortably and our beautiful patio can accommodate up to 80 people. We offer a broad range of menu options and have a full bar, as well as beer and wine. We can tailor a wonderful private dining experience to fit all budgets.
Private Party Contact:
Chad Cooper, General Manager: (208) 938-1900
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bella Aquila Ratings and Reviews
Started with the bruschetta appetizer. T ...
Started with the bruschetta appetizer. Tomatoes swimming in water. No seasoning or taste. Very little basil. Served with box crackers made to look like toast points. Should have sent it back. Baby wedge salad that was the size of half a head of lettuce. Had to get a second plate to cut the gigantic lettuce in half so I could chop up the salad. Dressing was bland. First entree was a pasta with shrimp and a mediterranean type olive oil sauce with tomatoes. Had a burnt, odd taste. Was extremely dry. Sent it back. Second entree was a fettuccini alfredo with sausage. Was good.
Skipped desert. Waited for a long time for the check and had to ask to have the entree we returned removed. Overall a very poor experience. We will not be back.
We visited Bella Aquila on NYE and had a ...
We visited Bella Aquila on NYE and had a fabulous time! The food and the ambience was dazzling...highly recommend trying their seafood/pasta dishes. The creme brûlée looked out of this world...but, they ran out before we ordered! Next time. The only warning is to avoid being seated near the entryway in the dead of winter. Freezing! We dined with our jackets on the entire evening.
It was a perfect ending to another birth ...
It was a perfect ending to another birthday! We had a table right by the windows and the snow on the deck and trees made for a perfect ambiance. The background music was not overbearing and conversations were quite. The staff were very attentive and punctual.
Although we checked in then went to the ...
Although we checked in then went to the bar until our table was ready, the staff never came to get us. 40 minutes later we had to check to see if our table was ready and they were not busy! Food was ok, no bread was offered at all-- server really tried hard however when the bill came he tried to charge us again for our bar tab even though we had closed it. Glad I kept the receipt!
As always, Bella Aquila provides a lovel ...
As always, Bella Aquila provides a lovely setting on the river combined with a solid menu and terrific service. It rarely disappoints. One minor concern - the vitello marsala was a bit thicker than we've experience before.
Bella Aquila is one of those places wher ...
Bella Aquila is one of those places where we know we will get great service and great food. We definitely weren't disappointed on this visit. I usually try the special or one of the salmon dishes, while my wife goes for a chicken pasta dish. On this night, the special and the pasta were done perfectly. Keith, our server, was very prompt and anticipated our needs, and also had a great table-side manner. The owner stopped by our table, which tells me how much management cares about customers. We have never had a bad experience here and we highly recommend this place to our friends. Pay this place a visit and make sure you save room for the Creme Brulee.
The service was first rate but the food ...
The service was first rate but the food lacked the finesse needed to really give it more than 3 stars..for instance I ordered the halibut,over a bed of wild rice with asparagus...the rice was skimpy and the asparagus consisted of 4 withered tangled green things that I suppose were actually asparagus..very disappointing
POOR- Not our first time there. We've al ...
POOR- Not our first time there. We've always been pleased, and had looked forward to a nice meal for a very special occasion. Something was very different this time. Everything was bland, no flavor. The Waitress excuse, “we cater to a pallet of 60+" WHAT! are you kidding me? We sent my meal back, got our check, and finished dinner elsewhere. Really screwed up my 25th anniversary. We will never return.
Casual get together with friends. Enjoye ...
Casual get together with friends. Enjoyed the view of the green belt and Boise river. Excellent and extensive wine list. Food was good, would like to try more items on menu, only tried the pasta dishes. Little pricey but to be expected for this type of restaurant. Would go again if looking for upscale dining.
I have been here many times. Love the pa ...
I have been here many times. Love the patio. Nice bar area, very mellow. So many meals to choose from. Love the calamari and minestrone soup. Owners are usually there and are very nice. One of my favorite restaurants!
The restaurant was recommended by the fa ...
The restaurant was recommended by the family that joined us for a birthday dinner. Two entrees were served that were not ordered. The correct entrees tried to be served after the other 3 attendees had eaten. A second bottle of wine was ordered expecting the correct entrees to be delivered expediently. The wine wasn't delivered until we asked where it was. We asked to speak with the owner and he was belligerent and not very helpful. It was a family birthday dinner. The family that live there will not be likely to return.
The drinks and the appetizer were tasty. ...
The drinks and the appetizer were tasty. The steak was supposed to be cooked medium rare and it was cooked medium well. It was a bit disappointing. It is hard to have it returned when everyone else is eating their meals. The spinach was cooked a bit more than I like.
The temperature outside was great and we had a good lime despite the poorly cooked steak.
Great service with quality food. Both in ...
Great service with quality food. Both indoor and outdoor dining, with superb ambiance. Fountains outside add to the outdoor dining setting. Chris, our waiter, was personable and professional . Liked the restaurant so much, we revisited it three days later at the end of our Boise stay. Great food menu varieties and extensive wine list. Certainly a must do for anyone seeking a class act restaurant.
Inconsistency prevents me from recommend ...
Inconsistency prevents me from recommending this location to friends. I've had some great dishes and some average dishes at this location. I've also found that there service is just an inconsistent as their food. They don't seem to have enough staff scheduled to cover the clientele that comes into the restaurant. Considering they have been in Eagle for quite some time, I would assume shift coverage should no longer be a problem. Perhaps my husband and I just keep going to this location at the wrong times. They have been in business for several years, so one would assume that their business model is working.
We were seated on the exceptionally plea ...
We were seated on the exceptionally pleasant patio near one of the water falls. The temperature outside was nearly 100, but because the entire patio is shaded so nicely throughout the day it was really quite comfortable. This is the nicest outdoor patio with a view of the river in the Boise area. We had attentive service from our server, and it was not busy in the restaurant at all. This was our second dinner at this restaurant in a month. Unfortunately we once again found the food to be uninspiring and rather bland. The appetizers sounded good, but were unremarkable in flavor (potato-crab cakes and suppli). After the so-so appetizers we decided to split a Cobb salad. It too disappointed, arriving rather soggy and a bit salty. We have eaten at this restaurant a number of times, always returning because the ambiance both inside and out. Unfortunately the food doesn't fit the bill. We will undoubtedly return, but we will likely come for a drink rather than a meal. The service was good, ambiance very nice, but the food, not so much.
Excellent setting, food was very good, w ...
Excellent setting, food was very good, wine also. My one complaint...we were celebrating a birthday, 6 of us, 2 from out of town. I called ahead to tell them about the birthday. After our meal, I reminded our server about the birthday, he said that they did not have a special treat or acknowledgement. I could not believe this. After about 10 min, the waiter brought a piece of cheesecake to share. This was appreciated.
As we were leaving, I mentioned this to the manager, saying it would certainly be a nice touch .....it is only ONE PIECE to spare, plus it was the end of the evening.
I really like this restaurant, good food & wine....great setting, but their acknowledgement of a celebration would certainly be classy & appreciated.
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