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507 Capitol Way S #A, Olympia, WA
360-570-8777
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
My favorite restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
dukediz
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Olympia, Washington
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Olympia, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Lacey, Washington
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

While the food was good, I found it a bit pricey. They have a good selection of entrees and are in a small, intimate setting. Service was decent and the quality of the food was also decent but left me feeling slightly underwhelmed.

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walnut creek, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Incredible! So my wife is Italian and an accomplished chef. She continually finds humor in my unhappiness with Italian restaurants that I visit during my travels. Not this time! My sons and I were all thrilled with our dinners, very authentic and delicious. Our server was also Italian as was our table attendant. His wine recommendation was highly complimentary to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We found the food to be very flavorful, lots of variety on the menu. Service is mixed. They are very friendly, but staff seem to get a bit distracted. Our waiter forgot to come back and take our order after we got our drinks, we had to flag down another server and that took several attempts. There is also a... More 

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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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Seattle
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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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Olympia,WA
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20 reviews 20 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?