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1504 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705-2536
+1 208-345-7150
11:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 12:00 - 18:00
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Lewis Center, Ohio
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered lasagna for takeout to take back to my hotel. The entree came with bread and a salad. Also ordered a piece of tiramisu to satisfy the sweet tooth. The restaurant is very small, but the owners do their very best make sure you are comfortable - it's obvious that they care about their food and customers. For my taste,... More 

Thank AceBucki
Irvine, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stepped off the plane and wanted to grab a quick bite to eat before driving up to McCall. It's a little store front type place and we were not sure about it, decided to order and see how it turned out. Once our food was brought out and we dug in Veronica said "this is crazy good food!" We... More 

1 Thank DaveJmr
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I pass Cucina Di Paolo daily, and admire the washing woman's changing outfits as holidays and seasons change. My first visit was well worth while. They specialize in homemade lasagnas and desserts. I ordered a traditional with a house salad and a cup of coffee, my partner ordered a weekly special of gnocchi in a mushroom sauce. The meals were... More 

1 Thank Judah L
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This small restaurant is one of those rarities you only encounter a few times in your life. It's a place you gladly revisit because you know the food will always be unique and different. It's a place that brightens your mood. It's a place that is never dull, and that you relish intensely because it never disappoints you. It's one... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This restaurant was down the street from my hotel and easy to get to. I arrived in the middle of the day, between lunch and dinner and was very happy to find they were open and serving still. I had a delightful small salad with their blue cheese vinaigrette and the chicken meatballs and fettuccine. The food was spectacular! I'm... More 

1 Thank rcote75
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with some friends, this place is awesome. Their watermelon gazpacho was outstanding and I could have had a gallon of it. Their pasta is very good as are their sandwiches. Wish I had a place like this near me. A must stop when in Boise

Thank Kevin M
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

On our road trip west we accidentally found Cucina di Paolo and WOW! what a culinary experience. Paul & Mary Ann's outstanding Italian kitchen produces the best vegetable lasagna we've ever had. Paul is an amazing chef and Mary Ann is such fun and makes the most fabulous desserts. Wish we lived in Boise and could sample everything they cook.... More 

1 Thank tg1948
Boise, Idaho
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

After hearing rave reviews about this place, decided to try it. Since it was a super tiny restaurant with a handful of tables, decided to get a to go order. To my surprise there were a ton of options on the menu. tried the chicken fior and the lasagna both were phenomenally good. Definitely will be back.

1 Thank Rlboise
Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

My husband knows that all he has to do is bring home a chicken lasagna from Cucina Di Paolo and he will be forgiven! This is a wonderful stop on your way home or on your way to someone's else's home. Fresh ingredients to choose from, fun and friendly staff and to die for food make this my favorite Italian... More 

1 Thank sunsmilesue
Grangeville, Idaho
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

This little cafe has the best Italian food in Boise and is a gem. Local clients and only a couple of tables for eating in but by and far the best in town. You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer if dining in. Great to go items if you're looking for something quick to take home or... More 

1 Thank Nadine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1504 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705-2536
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: +1 208-345-7150

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?