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Caffe Boa

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Tempe, Tempe
  • Ranked #5 for Italian restaurants in Tempe
  • Trish R.
    "We had the Voodoo Penne and Fettuccine Saltimboca w Sweet Breads."(3 Tips)
    Phoenix New Times
    "... rigatoni puttanesca, agnolotti Boa, and the best spaghetti and meatballs this..."(2 Tips)
    Rob N.
    "The Shrimp Adriatico is Amazing!"(2 Tips)
    Tempe Tourism
    "$2 off all wines on tap"(2 Tips)
62 Tips and reviews
  • wine
  • agnolotti boa
  • shrimp adriatico
  • voodoo penne
  • gnocchi
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  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 5, 2014
    A full bar and expanded menu are on tap, with an assortment of Mediterranean/Italian dishes, such as rigatoni puttanesca, agnolotti Boa, and the best spaghetti and meatballs this side of Redendo's. Read more
  • Brendon B.
    Brendon BiegelMarch 29, 2012
    Awesome Place for brunch on the weekends, having fresh food makes all the difference. Its one of the few places I've had an eggs benedict I liked. That and the Mediterranean omelette are awesome.
  • haveAwonderful...
    haveAwonderful...October 2, 2011
    Great location+food+happy hr+staff+patio seating! All these greats, make Cafe Boa an ideal place for singles or dates. If single, go during happy hr & sit at bar or long table (for maximum exposure).
  • John A.
    John AlagnaJanuary 23, 2015
    Wow we agree this is one the finest restaurants we have ever eaten at!!!👍 try the gnocchi - pillows from heaven!! Ask for Alendria she is the fiancé of the chef.
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesFebruary 25, 2014
    The Rojac Family Winery and and Emil Tavčar, both certified organic winemakers, will be @ Caffe Boat on Feb. 26 from 5:30-7:30pm to sample wines. Guests will sample 8 wines for a $10 cover charge.
  • Trish R.
    Trish RenehanNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    We had the Voodoo Penne and Fettuccine Saltimboca w Sweet Breads. Pasta was fresh and fantastic. Don't load up on the fries. Although they were really good. Pumkin Spice Macaroons were a nice bite.
  • Charles D.
    Charles DavisJanuary 1, 2014
    Excellent wine (Malbec). The Pinot was ok. Not Boa's fault, just my faulty pairing choice. Happy new year and bring on the spicy
  • Tempe Tourism
    Tempe TourismMarch 29, 2013
    Happy hour daily from 4-7 pm in the bar area only. Reduced priced appetizers and small bites, 1/2 off all glasses of wine ($10 or less), $2 off all premium drafts, $2 off premium draft wines.
  • Jen S.
    Jen SnyderJune 28, 2011
    The food is delicious, the wine list is wonderful and the service is great. One complaint: I went in June and it was way too hot inside, 87 degrees!
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GarciaOctober 3, 2011
    Everything was awesome, agnolotti boa is one of my favorite all time dishes. Service was excellent as well. Will def be back soon.
  • Liz L.
    Liz LemonApril 3, 2011
    Expensive, but definitely worth it. The menu changes often, usually when they get a new specialty chef in so there's always a fantastic variety of options.
  • Nadia T.
    Nadia ThinksApril 26, 2012
    Caprese is AMAZING. Definitely a great snack in terms of size though--be sure you're in the mood for something light.
  • Tessa M.
    Tessa MalayanAugust 12, 2014
    Their cheese and charcuterie platters are a must. Our waiter was very helpful and informative on all the dishes.
  • SamL R.
    SamL RemenapApril 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Caffe Boa was great!! Always is! The bartenders always have great suggestions & their service is OUTSTANDING!
  • Tempe Tourism
    Tempe TourismSeptember 9, 2011
    4 p.m. – 7 p.m., everyday: ½ priced glasses of wine ($10 or less), $2 off all premium draft beers, $2 off all wines on tap, $2 off all seasonal/signature cocktails.
  • Guy C.
    Guy CarpenterJuly 19, 2013
    They have great happy hour specials and the decor is great. Good crowd and attentive servers.
  • Leah S.
    Leah StarrSeptember 15, 2010
    An intimate, rustic, exposed brick type-perfect for dates. The menu has seasonal specialties. try the Toasted Gnocchi with browned butter and fried egg.
  • Genesis N.
    Genesis NicholsOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The new menu is pretty much amazing. Had the fettucine with sweetbreads and sage cream and it went perfectly with the "bloodstone" australian shiraz.
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesNovember 12, 2010
    2010 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Fried Chicken! Classic, all-American favorite made better. Payt-N-Bake Fried Chicken even has a secret weapon for extra crispiness: duck fat! Read more
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅January 20, 2015
    Tiramisu offers a huge portion and real mascarpone. Great dessert
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DurhamMarch 3, 2013
    All the food was amazing which made up for the bad service. Seriously the food was amazing!
  • Kathryne N.
    Kathryne NunleyFebruary 22, 2011
    Good fresh, local food, creative dishes. Shrimp Diablo is fantastic, but service...way slow. We were there on a Friday night, though.
  • Tempe Tourism
    Tempe TourismFebruary 14, 2011
    Grab a group of friends and go on a Sunday when it’s nice out so you can take advantage of the half-price pitchers of Sangria!
  • Dai R.
    Dai RobertsNovember 17, 2013
    Good sangria so far so great. A bottle of wine later we shall see. They do look after you here
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 30, 2013
    Try the Day Bay Scallops - My scallops are gigantic!!!
  • Yael G.
    Yael GrauerJanuary 9, 2015
    Amazing food...great wine. Try the tiramisu.
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 30, 2013
    Try the Pink Peppercorn Meringue With Wine Soaked Strawberries - The Finish Line!
  • Jenni M.
    Jenni MMarch 7, 2010
    Voodoo Penne is where it's at!! Seriously. Chicken, veggies, pasta, cream sauce and sPiCy- super delish. Read more
  • Brian G.
    Brian GlinesMarch 9, 2013
    Pricey drinks, but they give a generous pour and they have proper bartenders.
  • Ian H.
    Ian HagenJanuary 20, 2013
    Rosemary chicken was the best thing I've eaten in a very long time!!
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CSeptember 10, 2011
    Go early evenings and sit at the bar!
  • Claude C.
    Claude ClausingApril 3, 2011
    intention is great. awesome brunch potential, poor execution!
  • 🏠 Sheresa 🏠
    🏠 Sheresa 🏠June 6, 2011
    Get the appetizer Shrimp Adriatico over pasta! Yummy
  • Beth C.
    Beth CookJuly 24, 2011
    Love the house salad and the goat cheese ravioli!
  • Kimber
    KimberJuly 17, 2010
    The fruit plate is a treat. Perfectly ripened fruit. Simply delicious.
  • Marc F.
    Marc Fernandez ♊February 20, 2011
    This place is horrible! The waitstaff and manager were so bad. The food and menu was unexpectedly terrible! Took us 2hrs to get dinner! An 1hr just to get our wine! To top it they added 20% gratuity
  • Allex H.
    Allex HollimonOctober 11, 2011
    Pomegranate Mojitos are the best!
  • Steven L.
    Steven LightAugust 17, 2011
    Try the Neal petite sirah. Really good.
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅January 20, 2015
    Wifi password is nakedfoodandwine
  • Tom M.
    Avoid the lasagna. It was poorly reheated in a microwave and came out with cold spots throughout.
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CMay 10, 2011
    don't park under the tree on mill. "bird potty!"
  • Rob N.
    Rob NelsonDecember 19, 2010
    The Shrimp Adriatico is Amazing!
  • tiffia e.
    tiffia e.October 27, 2011
    hit or miss food. Play it safe with a simple pasta
  • John P.
    John ParsonsDecember 27, 2014
    Voodoo penne
  • Chris M.
    Chris McCormackSeptember 13, 2010
    Don't get the lobster bisque! I get what they are trying to do with it but I can't recommend it.
  • Troy P.
    Troy PawleskaDecember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Blake
  • Justin C.
    Justin CouvillionNovember 9, 2011
    Don't get the pici. It's so hot it completely destroys your palette.
  • Jimmy D.
    Jimmy DDecember 19, 2010
    Gratuity is automatically calculated in the bill, which explains why the service couldn't possibly get any worse...
  • Kalia
    KaliaJuly 1, 2011
    Skip this place- very slow service, food was bleh, not worth it at all. Better off going down the street to Med Fresh or Five Guys :)
  • Monica S.
    Monica StangleMay 28, 2012
    The Australian bar tender is the shit
  • Alice D.
    Alice DaerJanuary 23, 2011
    I've never seen so many servers doing nothing in a restaurant. Food was good though.
  • Monica S.
    Monica StangleMay 28, 2012
    Wine on tap
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KiernanNovember 5, 2013
    Awful service and food was cold. Servers have a serious attitude problem. Over charged also for my bill.
  • Anice S.
    Anice StonerockAugust 19, 2010
    delicious wine and gnocchi
  • troy p.
    troy pettyApril 13, 2011
    40 min for the soup. Almost an hour no lunch
  • Charlene K.
    Charlene KingstonFebruary 27, 2010
    Celebrating a birthday? Get a free dessert.
  • Blake B.
    Blake BurtonJuly 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Have some coronika!!
  • Danielle U.
    Don't do it! Raw food, took over an hour to get our undercooked meals! Not worth you penny?
  • James B.
    James BrownMay 19, 2010
    Go to Caffe Boa and ask for Lisa.
  • Nathalie A.
    Nathalie AnayaOctober 22, 2012
    This place blows.
  • Samuel L.
    Samuel LowySeptember 8, 2011
    AWFUL service. Happy hour NOT worth it.
  • Christelle N.
    Il panino di salmone, buonissimo! Vi raccomando! Il posto è bello anche
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