Idaho February 22, 2019
This Gem Of An Italian Restaurant In Idaho Makes Its Pasta Fresh Every Morning
When the craving for some
really good Italian food hits, it’s almost impossible to ignore. It’s the not type of craving that can easily be cured with a visit to the nearest Olive Garden. No offense to Olive Garden, of course! No, in this situation you need to seek out the real Italian spots. This gem of a restaurant in Idaho is the perfect example. Not only does this place create elegant and delicious pasta dishes, but they use pasta that they’ve made themselves fresh every morning. You simply haven’t lived until you’ve tried this spot, so be sure to check it out.
Tucked inside the historic Boise City National Bank building in downtown Boise is an Italian joint unlike any other. With a focus on both authentic Italian cuisine and fresh Northwest ingredients, Àlavita is a true gem of a restaurant.
Àlavita has definitely made a name for itself in the Boise food scene over the past five years. That's because the restaurant is the perfect combination of cozy atmosphere, delicious food, and creativity. It's both different and familiar, and it's downright awesome.
The owners, Cameron and Amanda Lumsden, created Àlavita in the vein of a traditional Italian joint, a place where locals could gather and dig into some good, home-style cuisine. Although Àlavita boasts an elevated atmosphere, the food is certainly accessible. Most importantly, it's delicious.
Of course, Àlavita boasts plenty of pasta dishes, all of which are created using handmade pasta that was prepared earlier in the day. Using Northwest flour and farm fresh eggs, the pasta is as local as it gets.
And yes, fresh pasta makes a difference. You can taste it in every bite. With mouthwatering dishes like Lobster Ravioli, Bucatini with beef-pork meatballs, Tagliatelle with traditional bolognese, and Sweet Potato Gnocchi, you really can't go wrong no matter what you decide on.
The restaurant's close-knit atmosphere is just another thing to love about this place. Upon sitting down at your table, you'll have a clear view of the kitchen staff hard at work, rolling out fresh pasta or simmering up a juicy steak.
Àlavita is the combination of two words: 'alla' and 'vita'. It means "to life", which is perfect considering the restaurant's lively vibe and flavorful dishes. Celebrate life and pay them a visit at 807 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702.
Have you had the handmade pasta at this delightful Italian restaurant? It really does make a difference! For more places like this one, check out our list of
The 9 Best Italian Restaurants In Idaho.