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About Us

Read our story and meet the people responsible for the exceptional dining experience at Bella Aquila.

Matt Alloway

Meet our Chefs

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Our Story


We are both happy and sad to announce that our founders, Bill and Ellen Cooper, are retiring. We’re happy that they will enjoy a much earned retirement. We are sad because we’ll miss them, but probably not too much because we expect they’ll visit us frequently.

We are both joyous and excited to announce that Chad and Amy have purchased Bella Aquila. We expect the transition to be seamless because we’ve been transitioning for the last year; we’ve actually been transitioning since before the doors opened because this was always our plan.

The only personnel change are Nicole Grasska has been promoted to General Manager.

We’re looking forward to many more years of providing great food with excellent service.

Notable awards & Press

Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence
Winner Since 2011

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Dining Review: Bella Aquila has Winning Formula
By James Patrick Kelly

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Idaho Statesman: Restaurant Reviews - Bella Aquila
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Photo by Ryan Rodriguez

Chef Kylan McKee (center)  

Sous Chefs Adrian Maes (left) and Jim Au (right)

Wine Spectator: Award of Excellence