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Basilico

507 Capitol Way S #A, Olympia, WA
360-570-8777
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Ranked #3 of 295 restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Have been here a few times and the level of service has varied from excellent to average (never had a bad experience though), however the food has consistently been delicious. I consider Basilico my favorite restaurant in Olympia, but It is pricey for our budget so when we do go it's a treat. My husband and I absolutely love the... More

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Olympia, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Took my autistic grandson, a highly verbal kid who loves Italian food to late afternoon meal. The restaurant was empty and the wait staff went an extra mile to give him a great experience and answer his many questions. The food was OK and pricey but the personal touches were great.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Nothing more unpleasant than writing a negative review but we honestly had a pretty depressing experience at Basilico. I took my parents out for their 34th anniversary, looking forward to treating them to authentic Italian food. We were greeted by an unsmiling hostess who unapologetically could not find our name on the reservation list. We were literally dumped at the... More

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Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Once again Basilicos gets a double thumbs up! First time I have attended one of their special events! We had a wonderful 5 course meal! Fantastic service as always! Invited two friends for the fun event --and now they want to return! So if your looking for a great dinner, wonderful service, quality dinning, and want to take your time... More

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

My husband has missed Italian food the most when he was diagnosed with Celiacs a few years ago. This was our second visit and he was amazed by the GF ravioli, which is rare. The rest of the food was incredible and this was the first place since we left Cincinnati 7 years ago that has some INCREDIBLE Italian food.

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I chose here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had been here only once before and really enjoyed the food and service. They did not disappoint because we had a wonderful anniversary dinner.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I loved the feel of this place the minute I walked in. It was quiet, although there was quite a few people in there. Our food was very good; we had the mushroom appetizer which was absolutely delicious. The hummus that came with our bread was not my favorite; I prefer butter. My husband had the wild boar pasta which... More

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Shelton, WA
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Basilico in downtown Olympia, Washington deserves its top ranking. I am a proficient chef and eat at the best restaurants everywhere my wife and I travel. The food at Basilico is fresh, prepared with skill and creativity, and presented with eye-pleasing panache. My wife and I split the Crab & Artichoke appetizer, the Seasonal Mushroom Pasta, and the Apricot-glazed Pork... More

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Olympia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

From the salads to the desserts, everything was wonderful. Pasta with wild boar was flavorful without any gamey taste, pork loin was tender & flavorful and lastly, the lamb chops were perfectly prepared & delicious. My one recommendation on the lamb would be a little more accompanying sauce. Desserts were incredible. Hazelnut gelato, creme brulle & my absolute favorite, panacotta... More

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Buffalo, NY
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50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Having been to Italy on many occasions to visit family, I always try to look for an Italian restaurant with more traditional ( aka "true" ) Italian food and found an excellent menu at this location. Since I rarely see wild boar ( cinghiale ) on menus here in the States, I had to try it. Fantastic! The pappardelle noodles... More

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