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507 Capitol Way S #A, Olympia, WA
360-570-8777
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly environment for flavorful pasta and entrees.

We enjoyed the fried calamari, tomato bisque and flavorful pastas. All in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This is somewhere I would be comfortable dining alone with a good book!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
SummerGirl2015
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Olympia, Washington
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Olympia, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the fried calamari, tomato bisque and flavorful pastas. All in a warm and friendly atmosphere. This is somewhere I would be comfortable dining alone with a good book!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I liked this place. The ambience was nice as it's right on the sound. The wait staff was passable the two times I've gone, but the menu was good. The best fine dining in Seattle is leaps and bounds above this place, but if you don't feel like a trip to Seattle this is the place to go. I really... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful Italian wine list- small producers Great kitchen- pata's homemade at Resturant , seasonal dishes Very good gluten free menu

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our first visit to Basilico was a welcome surprise. From the ambiance to the service, and of course, the food. It immediately made our 'must return' list, which we've done several times. The food is always prepared and presented very well and the tastes do not disappoint. If you are 6 or more, be sure to ask for the round... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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135 restaurant reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was my second trip to Basilico; I'd been for whilst on a business trip a couple of years back. We ordered some entrees and a bottle of wine and service was very good. The meat dishes were excellent and very tasty. I think we must have been impressed as we stuck around for dessert and I had a delicious... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Owned by an Italian family, this restaurant does not disappoint! Authentic food, delicious/extensive wine list, beautiful desserts, in a cozy atmosphere. The service is warm and wonderful; they always make great suggestions. The mushroom appetizer is one of the best we've ever had. Not to mention, the owner is gluten intolerant. Their gluten free selection is wonderful for those that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

What a gem of a restaurant, great authentic Italian food and service. It's our favorite place to go for special occasions, as well as casual nights out. We enjoy bringing out of town visitors, who are always amazed that this high quality food is prepared in an Olympia WA restaurant. All of the pastas are made in house, the food... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is my favorite hometown restaurant so we eat here often. Excellent northern Italian dishes are served attractively in a pleasant setting with a European flair. The restaurant is small and intimate. The owners are friendly, helpful and proud of their heritage. A popular dish is the strozzapretti, likewise the wild boar and the ragu. The menu changes regularly as... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I made a reservation here for my fathers birthday. We shared the pear Gorgonzola salad and an appetizer then both ordered pastas. Every bite was a sheer pleasure. The service was ok but the owner came to greet us and make is feel welcomed and appreciated. That was nice. Our server could've been a little more like the owner. My... More 

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Northwest
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The food was ok if you like pasta. The service mediocre to bad The ambiance if you could call it that was eclectic at best, crowded to uncomfortable mostly. We didn't make reservations and the restaurant was half empty. The wait staff went into the back to ask if they could make room. Finally we were seated in a still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 507 Capitol Way S #A, Olympia, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-570-8777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?