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500 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501-1204
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Ranked #32 of 306 Restaurants in Olympia
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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
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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
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113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Additional Information about Acqua Via

Address: 500 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501-1204
Phone Number: 360-357-6677
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
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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