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Bill Cooper


About Us

Bill Cooper

Matt Alloway

Chef

Owner

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

Owner

Ellen Cooper

Ellen Cooper

Manager, Wine List Director

Chad Cooper

Chad Cooper

Matt Alloway

Meet our Chef

Meet our Owners

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Our Story

Bella Aquila was founded in Eagle, Idaho by Bill Cooper and Ellen Cooper in 2009, who set out to create an inviting fine-dining restaurant experience with exceptional customer service. Their continued success throughout these years is a result of hard work, a trusted staff, and of course, excellent food and wine. Bella Aquila is best known for it's contemporary take on Italian cuisine, inspired by the classic dishes and flavors of Italy.

When visiting Bella Aquila, customers are greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere with several distinct dining experiences available. Customers can either be seated in the main dining room, on the patio with a view of the beautiful Boise River, or choose a seat at the bar to enjoy some fine wines, beers, and spirits.

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With food and wine this good (and let's not forget the exceptional service), it's safe to say that Bella Aquila has established itself as one of the premier fine-dining establishments in the Treasure Valley," says James Patrick Kelly of the Idaho Statesman.

Notable awards & Press

Wine Spectator, Award of Excellence
Winner Since 2011

Awards Information Page

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

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Idaho Statesman: Restaurant Reviews - Bella Aquila
Wine Spectator: Award of Excellence