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Cucina Di Paolo

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1504 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705-2536
+1 208-345-7150
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 12:00 - 18:00
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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Let me start by saying......Absolutely Delish!!!!!! If you're seeking Italian Immersion.....this is your dish. Cucina Di Paolo is an inconspicuous eatery located on S. Vista Ave, and while no larger than a shipping container, Paul and team prove great things can come from small packages. Interestingly enough, this World of Italian Deliciousness offers Eat-In, Carry-Out, and Take & Bake reminiscent... More 

Thank BigBrains O
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

They have the best Italian American comfort food I have eaten.I always choose any of their fish as the chef hand picks each and every piece of fish and cooks it when he gets it for ultimate freshness even though Boise is no where near the coast. He is a former chef with no formal training who gets it right... More 

Thank Michelle E
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The lasagna is a family favorite. Had the New England clam chowder this afternoon and it was fantastic.

Thank bradh549
Chandler, Arizona
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147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

for lunch, a nice place to have a quick bite to eat. good price, but relative small, so be in time for a seat,

Thank Hans J
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great mom and pop Italian restaurant. I could not decide on what to get because everything looked amazing! The service is great, and the owners love talking and getting to know everyone. I was just in town for 1 day, but I'll definitely be back here on my next trip!

Thank Rachel H
Lewis Center, Ohio
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139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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
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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?