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Follow the locals to this restaurant, which offers friendly service and Italian dishes with a twist. Leaving Boise for a few hours, you are taken to the small Italian town that the restaurant is named for and the birthplace of Asiago cheese. The vineyard-influenced restaurant offers fresh pasta and a choice of about 15 sauces. Specialties include fish dishes and large salads. Complementing your meal is a long list of wines and microbrews, or try an after-dinner espresso. Space for private events is also available.
This local favorite offers one of the best draft beer selections in the area. In fact, there are more than 100 draft and bottled beers at Old Chicago. Pizzas and Italian-style sandwiches highlight the otherwise solid menu. Boise State University, University of Idaho and Chicago sports memorabilia decorate most of the interiors. Many of its patrons are alumni from these universities. Weekend nights are often crowded, and you can expect the game to always be on.
Trees surround the wrap-around windows at this popular pizza eatery. Offering pies in a variety of sizes, diners choose from a variety of pizzas, including garlic and eight other specialty pies. The Great White, one of the garlic choices, offers chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms, provolone and mozzarella on a garlic sauce. If pizza isn't your thing, there are 14 different pasta selections and tempting desserts, including a generous, sinful cheesecake.
Bella Aquila is a local favorite for exquisite Italian dishes. Gaze out from the windows at the pristine Boise river and the locals having a good time on its banks. The restaurant promises a wonderful time to diners with a pleasurable ambience, delicious food and excellent service. The menu features recipes like scallops Christian, Vitello Picatta, Black & Bleu, chilled prawns and Caprese apart from a lot of pizzas and pastas. The wine list is commendable and worth browsing through. The prices are a bit more than average, but the fine experience makes up for it all.