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Acqua Via

500 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501-1204
360-357-6677
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Ranked #13 of 300 Restaurants in Olympia
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 14, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

There were eight of us for supper and we each had something different. Everything was perfect -- taste, texture, presentation, portion size. The oysters were fresh and shucked expertly, plus there was a healthy dollop of lemon sorbet that provided a new taste treat for me anyway. Some of us had entrees, others two small plates. The nice thing about... More

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Germantown, MD
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Excellent charcuterie appetizer, nice local wines...we shared an excellent WA rose. The service was friendly, even though we arrived without a reservation on graduation weekend. The food was wonderful, and accommodated a variety of appetites, allowing us to order small plates, salads and full size entrees. Save room for dessert, they are worth it!

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Olympia, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I arrived at Acqua Via after 8:00 and they're only open till 9, but I and was met quickly at the door by a smiling male waiter. He cleared a table for me while I used the clean bathroom. When I came out he greeted me and showed me to my set corner table with fresh water ready to pour.... More

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Tumwater, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I had not been to Acqua Via in awhile. Now i'm going through radiation treatments, so i thought i would treat myself to a sandwich and a couple glasses of wine on my way home. After two lunchtime, weekday visits, the sandwiches are fine, the soups are good (although one was too spicy - i shouldn't have really spicy food... More

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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Had dinner with friends who love the place. Somewhat overpriced food with smallish portions. Great presentation and they have excellent wine choices. It was busy and service was okay but not great. With a group of six they tacked on 20% gratuity. That was a little high, should be 15%. Got coffee and was never refilled. If you like good... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

So... pathetic but true: I'd rather go hungry than eat so-so food; on a recent trip to Seattle from Portland, I made the short detour, both ways, to snag a meal at this lovely little restaurant. Inventive but not excessively cute in its cooking, superb coffee from the local roaster next door - really nice. Wish it was in my... More

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