Caffe Boa

service

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Positive 21

  • Pros - great happy hour, great food, great drinks, great service. - Lee
  • Great ambience, classy, modern, and chic with great food and service; what more could you ask for? - Mercy
  • Great atmosphere, excellent food, and very good service. - Robert
  • We were pleasantly surprised with the great service and delicious food. - Christine
  • The atmosphere was absolutely awesome, food superb and service wonderful. - Teddi
  • The service people are very friendly and attentive. - Roslynn
  • Good service and nice atmosphere, not your typical Mill bar restaurant. - Michael
  • The decor is nice, the service is great, and the bar offers a fun atmosphere. - Lee
  • The service was impeccable, and the Peach Bellini drink was about the most delicious thing I've ever tasted! - Joy
  • The service was wonderful, and my waiter was very helpful and informative. - Nikki

Negative 42

  • Sadly, I thought the service and food were terrible. - Luis
  • The thing I dislike the most about this place is that it literally takes 2 hours to complete lunch, the service is HORRIBLE. - Kelly
  • Hugs and Kisses, Jim Update: The owner/manager has since emailed me saying the service issue would be rectified. - Jim
  • Instead he refused to provide customer service and told us not to tell him how to run his business! - Jennifer
  • Slow service, food was bland, and was way overpriced. - C
  • I said nope just a foodie who experienced terrible service and food. - Jason
  • Food is acceptable, service is terrible. - Siobhan
  • It has been the only time I have ever walked out of a restaurant due to complete lack of service. - Christine
  • 13 minutes later (mind you it has now been 25 minutes with no service), still nobody has come by our table. - Christine
  • Poor service, loud rap music, so-so food and $9.00 glass of wine? - Kevin

restaurant

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Positive 7

  • Caffe Boa is an excellent local restaurant with a friendly staff and amazing happy hour. - Nicole
  • Good service and nice atmosphere, not your typical Mill bar restaurant. - Michael
  • Our late lunch was the perfect introduction to this wonderful restaurant. - Mandy
  • This restaurant would probably do exceptionally well downtown, with its historic, homey charm and the organic healthy menu options. - Fred
  • This was my favorite classy restaurant in Tempe when I went to ASU. - Tom
  • The restaurant atmosphere is very warm and inviting. - Roslynn
  • I read about it being voted best first date restaurant, so I have been there on 2 first dates. - Adam

Negative 13

  • I can honestly say this was the worst experience we've ever had at a restaurant. - Tara
  • At this point we expressed our frustration and exited the restaurant. - Mike
  • The restaurant was less then 2/3rds full, and I didn't have to feel bad about saying that we didn't need a reservation. - Mark
  • We arrived at 5pm and while we did not have reservations the restaurant was barely half filled. - Christine
  • It has been the only time I have ever walked out of a restaurant due to complete lack of service. - Christine
  • The restaurant was not even that busy and that was one of their 6 main courses offered that day. - Siobhan
  • The restaurant was relatively empty - Sunday night at 6. - Briana
  • On top of the fact that they didn't want to seat me in an empty restaurant that never came close to filling. - Brian
  • This was not my first disappointing experience at this restaurant at this location. - Briana
  • I completely understand that mistakes happen, but I expect that they will do the customary restaurant thing and make it right. - Sig

food

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Positive 32

  • Pros - great happy hour, great food, great drinks, great service. - Lee
  • Great ambience, classy, modern, and chic with great food and service; what more could you ask for? - Mercy
  • Great wine list and great food! - Marie
  • Great atmosphere, excellent food, and very good service. - Robert
  • Great food. - Steph
  • Really great food. - Mark
  • We were pleasantly surprised with the great service and delicious food. - Christine
  • The atmosphere was absolutely awesome, food superb and service wonderful. - Teddi
  • He seemed to have a serious passion for good food. - Harry
  • good food, great service, very cozy atomosphere... - Kate

Negative 55

  • It's not inexpensive to eat there so I would expect the food to be better. - Kelly
  • Sadly, I thought the service and food were terrible. - Luis
  • I didn't want to send back my food (though I did complain about it, but my waiter didn't really even notice anyways). - Jessica
  • Slow service, food was bland, and was way overpriced. - C
  • I said nope just a foodie who experienced terrible service and food. - Jason
  • We waited about 45 min for the food and finally had to flag down the server (because of course she's nowhere to be found!! - Trish
  • Food is acceptable, service is terrible. - Siobhan
  • They must not taste their own food. - Jason
  • However we waited almost 45 mins to get our food. - Mike
  • I'll miss it a bit... some of the food was amazing. - Jessica

caffe boa

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Positive 9

  • I love love love Caffe Boa! - katie
  • Caffe Boa is an excellent local restaurant with a friendly staff and amazing happy hour. - Nicole
  • " Well that eloquence pretty much sums up my feeling on Caffe Boa and their dynamite happy hour deals. - Stevey
  • I love Caffe Boa! - Ashley
  • I love caffe boa! - Kate
  • Whether it's a first date, 6 month anniversary, grad celebration, or family dinner, Caffe Boa will never fail you! - Natasha
  • Caffe Boa, you won me back? - Lauren
  • Caffe Boa has become one of my favorite places to eat. - Andi
  • Caffe Boa is a little gem nestled right in of the heart of Tempe on Mill Ave. - Jourdan

Negative 20

  • Caffe Boa has not earned this distinction. - Steve
  • Yeah, the roommate torture part was hilarious (they now hate me, ha ha ha ha)... but Caffe Boa lost a loyal customer. - Jessica
  • Sad but painfully true, Caffe Boa "jumped the shark" years ago. - Edwin
  • I went to Caffe Boa for my friends twenty first and I was excited to go and taste the food. - Socorro
  • I was hoping that Caffe Boa would give me another reason to go to Mill, which I enjoy the liveliness of, but unfortunately not. - Sean
  • I think this place has potential, but I would call my investment in Caffe Boa a disaster. - Bill
  • Caffe Boa sangria is $5 or $6 a glass, which is mostly ice, with an afterthought of an orange slice and a sorry maraschino cherry. - Megan
  • If it wasn't because my options were limited on Thanksgiving, I would've never given Caffe Boa a chance. - Yi
  • After reading all of the wonderful reviews on Caffe Boa I am sad to say I didn't have a good experience there. - lindsey
  • As I wrote Jay, if I was rating Caffe Boa a year ago, I would have given him four stars. - Nathan

server

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Positive 5

  • The staff is phenomenal, and our server, Bri, was just the best ever. - Tonia
  • Our server Emily was new but extremely helpful and expedient. - Dawn
  • Our server, Rachel, was the best. - Marcia
  • The food was excellent and our server was awesome, especially since there were 8 of us! - Jeremy
  • Chat up your server and/or bar tender. - Lauren

Negative 15

  • We waited about 45 min for the food and finally had to flag down the server (because of course she's nowhere to be found!! - Trish
  • Finally, we flag down a server and ask her who OUR server is. - Trish
  • When going to look for a server, the hostess was friendly enough to bring us water and apologize letting us know that someone would be with us momentarily. - Christine
  • Server never checked on us again so we ate it hoping the meal would get better. - Emily
  • I asked our server about it and he seemed to fumble for some feeble explanation about the bartender, etc. - Wayne
  • Strike 1: Our server had to go check with the bar to see which "winter drinks" they were no longer making. - Sean
  • Our server was obviously flustered, and didn't even bother to make eye contact with any of us sitting at the table. - Lani
  • After waiting for so long for the server to come over, I got up and asked the nearest waiter if I could speak to the manager. - Michael
  • The server never properly greeted us and explained the special they were having. - Michael
  • We gave the server/manager/whomever a good 10 minutes. - lindsey

wine list

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Positive 6

  • Great wine list and great food! - Marie
  • Loved the wine list which pairs very well with the carefully selected seasonal and fresh menu. - Lara
  • As I'm too old for most happy hour specials and was alone, the quieter side street and excellent wine list appealed to me and my kindle. - Suzie
  • The menu has some delicious unique options and their wine list is enormous. - Nikki
  • They have an excellent wine list; even had Robert Sinskey which is a pretty rare find. - Brandi
  • Great wine list and a fun ambiance. - Jason

Negative 3

  • We are not consistenly getting awards (including Best of for our wine list in NewTimes just last week) for "Horrible" wines as this person states. - Nathan
  • The updated wine list managed to hack off a bunch of wonderful things (some great local wines for instance). - Nathan
  • Here is his response: Once again, I stand my my award winning wine list. - Nathan

happy hour

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Positive 17

  • Pros - great happy hour, great food, great drinks, great service. - Lee
  • Caffe Boa is an excellent local restaurant with a friendly staff and amazing happy hour. - Nicole
  • my new favorite happy hour place! - Mika
  • " Well that eloquence pretty much sums up my feeling on Caffe Boa and their dynamite happy hour deals. - Stevey
  • Great little bar, happy hour a place to visit again and again. - Jim
  • As I'm too old for most happy hour specials and was alone, the quieter side street and excellent wine list appealed to me and my kindle. - Suzie
  • Also there are great happy hour deals on wine by the glass. - Jourdan
  • It was a Tues night and I made it in time to find a great seat at the bar right before happy hour. - Brandi
  • As everyone has already said, Caffe Boa's happy hour offers discounted and good drinks and appetizers in an non-Mill Avenue environment. - Christine
  • Solid Happy Hour, and you definitely want Taylor serving you...what a treat! - Joe

Negative 5

  • I vow to never return (except for happy hour). - Sunny
  • We ordered another appetizer- the caprese which is not on the happy hour menu. - Karin
  • Last night I gave them another chance and it really will be the last time I go back unless it is only for drinks/appetizers for happy hour. - D
  • Since we missed one happy hour drink, the bartender was cool enough to leave one of our drinks off the tab, to balance it out. - John
  • I was impressed with the happy hour, but we were unable to sit in the tiny (I mean tiiiny) bar area. - Lani

place

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Positive 21

  • Fabulous place. - Amyn
  • my new favorite happy hour place! - Mika
  • This place is a hidden treasure..... everything was great from the presentation to how nice the staff is that works there. - Sarah
  • Love this place - a total gem! - Marie
  • I just can't say enough good things about this place. - Susan
  • This place is excellent! - Elisabeth
  • Great little bar, happy hour a place to visit again and again. - Jim
  • Excellent place. - Eric
  • I love this place! - Nicole
  • I love this place! - Alesha

Negative 30

  • This place sucks. - Brian
  • This place sucks!! - Jason
  • The thing I dislike the most about this place is that it literally takes 2 hours to complete lunch, the service is HORRIBLE. - Kelly
  • So this place is near my office and every time we have a new employee we drag them to this nightmare. - Kelly
  • Only place in the city to get rabbit but very poorly done. - Dan
  • I do not recommend this place for lunch if you have any time constraints. - Siobhan
  • people who really want to eat and have an appetite, will hate this place. - e
  • And, there's still enough Risotto left in the fridge to taint at least a dozen more people against the place. - Jessica
  • It's slow and inconsistent and generally not what I expect from a place where lunch for 2 can easily be over $50. - Andrea
  • After just spending a few min reading reviews on this place, I'm even MORE angry (which I didn't think possible)! - Trish

cafe boa

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Positive 0

Negative 9

  • Cafe Boa appears to be an institution headed for disaster. - Kimberly
  • Went to cafe boa the evening of March 3rd, 2012. - Mike
  • They need a serious lesson in customer service at this Cafe Boa. - Trish
  • I have worked nearly across the street from the "new" Cafe Boa on Mill Ave. for over 5 years. - Kimberly
  • At first I heard good things about Cafe Boa but haven't had a chance to check it out. - Luis
  • Either way I am not impressed at all with Cafe Boa. - John
  • Never say never, but I'm really trying to say never again to Cafe Boa. - D
  • I've had Cafe Boa over the years and have never been too enthusiastic about their food. - D
  • We were able to pickup Olive Garden to go in Mesa (very good restaurant, great alternative to Cafe Boa) for a much more reasonable price. - Mike

bread

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Positive 4

  • The bread accompanying was great and a nice compliment. - Chris
  • I especially enjoyed the Shrimp Adriatico's spicy and savory tomato-based sauce (excellent to dip bread in! - Christine
  • With a menu that boasts local produce, dairy, bread, meat, and even olive oil from nearby Queen Creek, high-quality ingredients are abound. - Natasha
  • The ambiance, our waiter, Tempe, the fresh baked bread, the Organic Field Greens Salad, the Mezaluna Ravioli, the Favabeans ravioli... loved it. - Ann

Negative 22

  • Then I pickup my silverware wrap off my bread plate and the plate is dirty. - Margie
  • She brings out the correct mussel dish and we practically had to beg for bread. - Luis
  • Never got any bread and the waitress never noticed that I moved the dirty bread plate to the side of the table to get it replaced. - Margie
  • Honestly, I ate bread to fill myself up. - Jessica
  • No bread, no water. - Jason
  • The bread came out as one lump round with a knife, which i had to smoosh a bit to break off pieces. - Rich
  • The bread that comes out before was tasty, but the accompanying sauces disappointingly bland. - Megan
  • The bread lacked taste and crispness. - David
  • We were never offered the popular bread and hummus that I read about. - Emily
  • Then it just became passed bread, which was rough but I was still able to use the bread to soak up the adriatico sauce. - Kristin