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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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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    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
Another Fabulous Meal

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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olympia, washington
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olympia, washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
6 helpful votes 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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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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 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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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?