Our Story


ÀLAVITA is all about fresh pasta and local ingredients—from Gnudi to Rigatoni, Bucatini to Pappardelle—created freshly every day using Northwest flour and local farm fresh eggs. A restaurant whose name means “to life,” (We took two Italian words– ‘alla’ (meaning ‘to’) and ‘vita’ (meaning ‘life’) – that we put together to create one…ÀLAVITA) is a great place for celebrating life with good friends, business associates and family alike.

Great food needs to be fresh, uncomplicated, relatable and well executed in order to get out of the way of the local ingredients and find the pleasure in their innate flavors and qualities. ÀLAVITA is a local gathering place (An Italian Joint) to discover locally inspired cuisine, friends, wine, and creative craft cocktails, our menu reflects a new twist on Italian fare that is inspired by local, regional ingredients. As we do at Fork (by the same creators), we firmly subscribe to our mantra of being ‘Loyal To Local’ and update our culinary & liquid creations based on the seasons.

ÀLAVITA procures many local ingredients from the Treasure Valley, Northwest and beyond to create dishes in an updated Italian presentation; hence, Locally Inspired Italian. Along with the full bar, there is a modest beer selection and expansive wine list to choose from. ÀLAVITA is proud to provide a myriad of gluten free options upon request and approximately 90% of our menu can be prepared gluten free. Please see the {gf} on our menu for details.

Designer Mitch Thompson has helped create a whimsical, warm and welcoming environment through his use of organic textures, elements, unique chandelier lighting and refined materials. Each chosen for its functionality, innate ability to create an energetic and vibrant visual experience. A central u-shaped bar constructed of beautiful materials including a blue pearl granite top, serves as both a visual centerpiece for the dining room as well as a comfortable and inviting space to dine and sip hand-crafted cocktails. Custom light fixtures above the bar and metallic painted local Idaho lodge-poles were commissioned specifically for ÀLAVITA by local artist, Todd Martin. Custom butcher block tables were crafted to reinforce the fact that we make our pastas in house on Boos butcher blocks, chairs and comfortable booths fill the dining room while guests dine in front of ÀLAVITA’s very open display kitchen in the heart of downtown Boise. During dinner only seven nights a week, guests are able to spy on the restaurant’s culinary crew preparing fresh meals, many utilizing hand-made pastas made in house fresh daily using Northwest flour and local farm fresh eggs in an intimate dining room setting. Some of the front windows of the historic 1890 Boise City National Bank building (805 Idaho) have been replaced with garage doors that open to Idaho Street to take in the humming of our downtown city.

The joy of eating fresh seasonal ingredients prepared simple and well among good company is one shared by all at ÀLAVITA. It is with this simple thought in mind that we invite you to join us to celebrate life and be a part of our family.

Salute ÀLAVITA…Cheers To Life!


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(208) 780-1100 807 W. Idaho Street Boise, Idaho 83702 VIEW MAP