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Acqua Via

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500 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501-1204
360-357-6677
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant is no more

Unfortunatey this restaurant had closed. So sorry to lose a wonderful dining venue. Wishing the owners success in their next endeavor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Seattle
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Seattle
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Unfortunatey this restaurant had closed. So sorry to lose a wonderful dining venue. Wishing the owners success in their next endeavor.

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olympia, washington
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Dropped by last nite for quick bite only to find restaurant closed. Since been advised building was sold and a deli is going into this spot. So sad. Was such a fantastic place...always innovative, great staff. Nothing like it. Hope Acqua Via will reopen in another location in Olympia.

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I love this quaint, cozy restaurant with its rustic charm, and flavorful, creative dishes. The menu offers something for everyone, and the wine list is great! It's my go-to place whenever I have visitors in Oly!

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Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our go to restaurant in Olympia. Great dinner, amazing lunch and good service. If you get a chance to catch one of their wine dinners, do it.

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Northbrook, IL
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We're spending more time in Olympia because close family relocated there. After dipping into the local dining scene with mostly unsatisfactory endings, we're nominating Acqua Via as the best the city has. The restaurant has a an open, elegant atmosphere and seating design. It's feeling is intimate, but not claustrophobic. And you can converse . . . easily. Uban and... More 

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olympia, washington
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Hands down, exquisite food, carefully prepared, artfully presented, eclectic. Husband had the prawn salad...3 huge, perfectly cooked prawns, butter lettuce, veggies, great dressing. I had the morel mushrooms with fiddlehead ferns, sauted in a light sauce..amazing. Fiddleheads are rare, can only be harvested 2-3 months out of the year. Also had the yellowfin tuna...wonderful. The addition of a beet slice... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you like fried frozen food, do not read any further and go to any of the other hundred places in Olympia that consider 'chicken tenders' a meal. Acqua Via continues to amaze us with innovative, fresh, and incredilicious plates! The menu changes based upon seasonal availability and the pairings the chef conjures. We made our own small plates lunch... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Acqua Via is hands-down one of my favorite spots to dine in Olympia. It is relatively small so it does not get noisy like many larger places. And the food is excellent. I have dined there many times and never been disappointed.

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Northwest
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

They favor the local farmer's market and the specials reflect what is fresh and available locally now. Each dish shows the art of food and is an adventure. What was ordered: Oysters on a half shell with mango sorbet -very fresh and delicious Calmari steak- Surprisingly delicious Lamb special- delicious Rice pudding - good Apple dessert special -delicious Overall: a... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

I have enjoyed great lunches: salads and paninis and wonderful dinners: seafood, lamb and salads with a nice choice of wines for several years. Staff is always friendly and helpful in wine recommendations. This restaurant has been shared with all my out of town visitors. It is located in the heart of downtown Olympia where many annual events take place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501-1204
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-357-6677
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?