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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: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
OUTSTANDING!

Four of us made reservations last fall, having never been to Basilico before. Wow! This place is top notched! Although the dining area is somewhat smallish, and the place was packed...service never missed a beat. And, the food was to-die-for! Make a reservation, and try Basilico. You'll be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Olympia
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Olympia
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160 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us made reservations last fall, having never been to Basilico before. Wow! This place is top notched! Although the dining area is somewhat smallish, and the place was packed...service never missed a beat. And, the food was to-die-for! Make a reservation, and try Basilico. You'll be singing it's praises, too.

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1 Thank Townsend_Flash
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

my family is new to Olympia WA area and needed a nice place to eat before seeing the Nutcracker around the corner. You know it's a fine restaurant when you enter. The decor and low sound level hits you immediately. The waiters and service team were right on target. I had the lasagna which was a perfect choice. My family... More 

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1 Thank Bill T
Seattle WA
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Spur of the moment my husband and I had a craving for Italian food Friday night at 6:00. I called Basilico to see if they had any openings and we were told that they had seating at the bar. When we arrived the bar was set for us with water and place settings. The staff was friendly and welcoming. We... More 

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1 Thank WAtravelbug
Olympia, Washington
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229 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I used to love to watch them make the ravioli but now they do it further back in the kitchen. This authentic Italian restaurant is pricey but we have never had a bad meal here. The Pappardelle pasta with wild boar is a lovely entree. The pastas are all made by hand at the restaurant. You really can't go wrong... More 

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1 Thank bczican
Gig Harbor, Washington
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We went for the first time on a very stormy Wednesday evening, prior to going to the theater. We did not have reservations, however got there at 5:05 just after they opened for dinner. We were able to get the last table of the evening! It happened to be a table for four (we were two) by a window -... More 

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1 Thank Babs319
Irmo, South Carolina
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

OMG!! If you are in the area and looking for authentic Italian food in a very intimate atmosphere this is def the place for you. The only thing that could have made my dining experience better is if I was getting proposed to. I loved the food and the location.

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1 Thank KCBrock
Olympia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Basilica's never disappoints. My husband and I go to Basilico's every New Year's Eve for a special dinner, but enjoy it throughout the year. Located in downtown Olympia, it is a restaurant to savor. Excellent wine selection

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1 Thank Annryherd
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Their pastas and many meat dishes would make any italian long for the 'old country'. The food is delisioso to the max if you are craving Italian. The atmosphere and service is perfect and they treat you like family. I highly recommend!

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1 Thank 409rexm
Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

By far, one of my favorite restaurants! they also cater to a gluten free diet. Centrally located in downtown Olympia. they are incredible knowledgeable about wine and food and very accommodating!

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Thank Erin J
Olympia, Washington
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Overall good experience. Very good wine selection. Seafood pasta in red sauce was excellent. Steak was slightly overdone and lacking in full flavor, but the accompanying vegetables were delicious. I recommend staying with the more traditional Italian items on the menu. Service was pleasant and unrushed. We reserved early mid week, so there was plenty of room and quiet. I... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?