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

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
One of my favorites in Olympia

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
CfromTX
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Olympia, Washington
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Olympia, Washington
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tenino, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Typically, we only eat lunch here as the dinner prices are pricier given their portion sizes ($24 for a small square of squash lasagna). I'm not a big eater but even I was surprised how small the entree size was. But, my husband and I had a hankering for their chopped salad which, as always, is delicious. So, we split... More 

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Olympia, WA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

In a review a few years ago I said this was our favorite restaurant in Olympia. That has continued to be true. We have gone there often, sometimes just for wine and cheese and sometimes for dinner. So I was disappointed to see a recent health dept inspection that was very negative. We will not return until we see another... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I went here with my boyfriend to get drinks and some dessert last night, and we had a pretty scary experience. First of all, the good: the waitress/bartender was very sweet and made us some delicious drinks. She was running ragged trying to wait/bartend by herself and still managed to be very friendly and helpful. The bad: Since it took... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stopped here with the cousins for lunch. Pleasantly surprised by the menu. Everything we had was very good. Will spread the word.

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Chehalis, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I live about 40 miles from Olympia, and this place is always an easy choice for meeting friends for birthday, celebrations, or before the theater. This time we met two girlfriends and we had a fabulous meal. We ordered the special appetizer to share, a wonderful wild mushroom bruchette. It was a trio of mushrooms, chopped fine with herbs and... More 

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Lacey, Washington
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Olympia! They always have a wine we are excited to try. We also enjoy their charcutterie options, as they have many delicious cheese and meat options. We enjoy coming every few months, as they are always creating new menus based on seasonal ingredients. If you enjoy a great crafted cocktail you will... More 

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Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

A great stop for a yummy meal while exploring the downtown, lake, waterfront or Capitol campus. Nice place for a business lunch too. I've never been disappointed in the food.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?