For 18 years, Caffe Boa has been a favorite dining destination on Mill Ave. in Tempe. Now, Mesa dwellers have the chance to experience Caffe Boa’s wonderful eats in their very own neighborhood: Caffe Boa’s Boa Bistro has opened in Mesa’s lovely Las Sendas area. Payton Curry, who is formerly the chef at Scottsdale’s now-closed Digestif, is the location’s chef. Caffe Boa’s newest location features elegant yet casual farm-to-table dining. Caffe Boa’s owners, Jay and Christine Wisniewski, collaborated on the menu with Executive Chef Curry which focuses on seasonal, organic and rustic Italian-inspired cuisine with vast European influences (much like the Tempe location).The menu at Boa Bistro is an off-shoot of the original, and continues to incorporate products from local farms like McClendon and Seacat while introducing wood-fired pizzas and a one-of-a-kind salumi station offering artisan cured meats by the pound. Curry will oversee the kitchens in both Tempe and Mesa, while simultaneously heading up the Tempe Urban Garden project Caffe Boa has been working on with the City of Tempe. 2837 N. Power Rd., Mesa (located in the Las Sendas Plaza), 480.981.2000, www.boabistro.com.
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Voo Doo pasta here I come.
I drive by this area on my way home. I will have to stop and check it out.
We went to the new Cafe Boa in Mesa to try it out. The seating is less then desirable. I hate the long booths along the wall that allow other patrons to sit on top of you as you are forced to listen in on their foolish chatter. The opposite chairs are right in the middle of the road as the waitstaff bustle behind your back. Not my favorite seating arrangment. Upon being seated, a girl came to the table and spent four minutes telling us about the chef, his name, the owners, their names … and asked questions of us as if we were children. (example) Have “we” eaten here before? – um…who is “we”? I’ve never met the girl before, so why is she asking me questions while including herself? Very irritating person. After enduring four minutes that seemed like four hours of rambling history of the restaurant (hello – who cares), another person came by and introduced himself and started the same banter. We ordered wine – they didn’t have the one I ordered. We ordered dinner – they didn’t have what I ordered. Hmm…is this a restaurant or what? The waitress stood there while I was forced to quickly decided upon something else. What seemed like days later, the meal emerged. It was just so-so. The folks at the table next to us (or I should say on top of us) did not like their meal and sent it back, without ordering anything to replace it. They were disappointed as well. We ate, paid the bill and got out of there. As you can guess, we will not go back. Very run of the mill, boring, anticlimactic, bland – in other words, don’t bother.