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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Best Italian in Olympia

This is out favorite fine dining restaurant in Olympia. It is hard to determine whether the service or the food is better but both are excellent. We have been to many Italian restaurants since my husband's Italian but now we just go here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
heatherlovesant
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Chehalis, Washington
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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is out favorite fine dining restaurant in Olympia. It is hard to determine whether the service or the food is better but both are excellent. We have been to many Italian restaurants since my husband's Italian but now we just go here.

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Tumwater
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Small place and menu. Does not take credit cards. Price about high average, most sides are extra. Nice owner who came out to meet us. Not in a rush to go back.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you like good food the Basilico is the place to go. If you like great Italian cuisine, the Basilico is the only place to go. It really looks like a little hidey hole in the wall in downtown Olympia, but once you step through the front door, you know that you are in for something special. Warm dark interior,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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102 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Basilico is to be savored. The menu offers 4 or 5 courses plus dessert plus a huge wine list. So many choices, all fresh and changing with the season. Couple this with a very knowledgeable staff that will guide you through your choices. Take your time. We spent two hours for dinner.

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Olympia, Washington
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18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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?