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507 Capitol Way S #A, Olympia, WA
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Ranked #1 of 304 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

I didn't care for the mushroom pasta that I had this time, but I love the number of gluten free options, and have had several that were very good in the past. Very polite, attentive service. The tomato soup, salads, and appetizer options are tasty.

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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I never had food this good even in Italy!! The decor is understated yet very Italian. We were greeted and seated promptly. We'd made our decisions on what to eat before we got to Basilico I highly recommend perusing their menu online. It gives you the opportunity to decide, because once you're in the restaurant itself, you're overwhelmed with the... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not sure about the spelling above but the food was the best Italian food we've had. It was such a wonderful atmosphere and everyone made us feel so welcome. I especially loved "speaking" to our server in Spanish but learning Italian in return. We were served in a timely manner although I would have liked to have enjoyed my wine... More 

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Lacey, WA
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is our go-to special restaurant within reasonable driving distance of home. Service is always impeccable, personable, and timely. The menu includes gluten-free options, even of the pre-meal breads. Meats and veg are all mouth-watering, and by the time the kitchen's aromas have whetted our taste buds we're ready to tuck into the meal. Desserts are not their strong point;... More 

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Food was amazing but service was really disappointing. Despite having a reservation and many obviously empty tables, they delayed quite a while to seat us, ignored us at the table for 20minutes until we picked up the wine list and then were suddenly attentive. That set the tone and it never improved. Used to be a real 'special experience' restaurant... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Highly recommended by anyone looking to enjoy Italian cuisine. Great selection of wines, perfect ambience and excellent food.

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Eugene, Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

OMG! I walked in & immediately the aroma of fresh bread made me decide to stay. I sat at the bar & enjoyed the best spinach ravioli I've ever had! Sage & butter cooked together become something other worldly when poured over ravioli. I was offered 2 complimentary wine tastes to choose from. After the meal, I enjoyed a deliciously... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

One of the best Italian restaurants we have ever been too in the US. The food is real Italian, from starters to pasta and main dishes. The owner and most staff are Italian and even the interior of the restaurant feels Italian. We sepent our last evening here before travelling back to our hometown, geneva, Switzerland, which has many good... More 

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Sacramento, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a treat to find a high-end restaurant catering to gluten-free folks. The pasta was excellent, gluten free bread was served along side French bread. I enjoyed fresh spinach ravioli in browned butter, while the celiac in the crowd dined on the most amazing 4 cheese gf ravioli in a walnut cream sauce. Unlike most restaurants that have a gf... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The welcome was very friendly. The restaurant was classy hut the atmosphere was informal. The salad, ravioli and ice cream was outstanding and excellent value. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. We have been travelling around Washington and Oregon for three weeks on vacation from the U.K. and this was the best meal we have had.

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Additional Information about Basilico

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

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