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Basilico

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Italy in Olympia

Wonderful Italian family that own and operate this place. They are friendly with great service. Perfect atmosphere for date night, or out with family and friends Good wine selection and pairing Pasta is superb and made in house. Lots of gluten free items as well. Little pricey but you won't be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

After reading such positive reviews, we were really disapointed. This would be a typical Italian restaurant in any where in Europe, nothing special. The food quality was pretty good, but the finesse was missing. The Caprese was supposed to have been made with heirloomn tomatoes but no way. The wait staff were very friendly and the service was very good,... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful Italian family that own and operate this place. They are friendly with great service. Perfect atmosphere for date night, or out with family and friends Good wine selection and pairing Pasta is superb and made in house. Lots of gluten free items as well. Little pricey but you won't be disappointed. We haven't had a bad meal.

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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We enjoyed an unbelievable Italian dinner in this small, intimate restaurant. I strongly suggest following the server's lead and let them feed you. If you enjoy wine with your meal, the suggested pairings from the sommelier all the way through dessert were incredible! We will definitely be returning time and time again!

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Seattle WA
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We enjoyed an amazing dinner at Basilico. We started with a delicious locally sourced pear, gorgonzola and walnut salad that was big enough to share. I ordered the asparagus ravioli that was homemade with fresh handmade pasta. It was amazing! Homemade soft pillows of ravioli with perfectly cooked asparagus and cheese inside tossed in a light butter glaze. My husband... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Dinner at Basilico is a special treat. From the appetizers to the salads to the pasta, entrees and desserts, everything is made with great care and presented wonderfully. Be sure to ask your waiter for wine suggestions to go with your meal - the wine selection is wonderful. And be sure to leave room for a wonderful dessert!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great service and amazing food. Reminds me of Europe where they want you to stay relax and make an evening of your meal.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Basilico is our "go to" place for a nice meal out. Everything is made fresh. The service is very personal and attentive and they take time to describe the various entrees and homemade pasta dishes. My husband and I love the fresh mushrooms that are an ingredient in some of the appetizers and entrees. There is a nice wine list... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best Italian restaurant in the South Sound! Not your typical fare. Small and intimate, great wine selection, food is awesome! They also have a gluten free menu which my wife ordered from. Manager was from Italy and very attentive! We'll definitely go back.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had a very pleasant dinner at Basilico. We had not been there for over a year, and it appears that Basilico has a new owner, though the chef remains the same and the menu is very similar. The restaurant has a slightly different vibe under new proprietorship, but still offers very nice food and good service. The current menu... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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?