Distance has obviously not changed Boise diners' dedication to their favorite Italian eatery. Gino's may no longer be in downtown Boise, but the food is so damned good, hungry hordes are willing to trek from all ends of the valley to a relatively out-of-the way corner of Meridian to indulge in perfect pastas, savory shanks, simmering sauces and the rest of the extensive menu. With the addition of the full bar, patrons may have a hard time finding a reason to make the trek back home.
Second Place: Asiago's Ristorante
Third Place: Louie's Pizza and Italian Restaurant