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Trinacria

113 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1018
360 352 8892
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Ranked #25 of 302 restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I went here because of great reviews, but found the menu limited and ordinary. In addition to pizza, there are basic pasta dishes with two sauces. No unusual ingredients or interesting food combinations. The menu is predominately vegetarian, which is fine, but almost all entrees had some variety of tomato sauce and cheese topping. No main courses other than pasta... More

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Olympia, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We eat at Trinacria about once per year, and always enjoy it. The menu is limited, but all the food is delicious, and personally prepared by owner-chef Eugenio. Diners can choose from several Italian wines by the glass, or a larger variety available by the bottle. (Bottle price mark-ups are very reasonable.) I have eaten in a lot of Italian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a great little place. The atmosphere is quaint. Owner-chef Eugenio greets you at the door. If you like southern Italian cooking, this is the place to come. It's nothing fancy but it's reasonably priced and so enjoyable. The menu is limited which makes for easier decisions. We found the pasta perfectly cooked and tasty. The tiramisu is exquisite! We'll... More

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Olympia, WA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We love Trinacria, it is always fresh and delicious. But reserve if you can, as this tiny place fills up fast, especially in winter when the steamy windows draw in passersby. Romantic and cozy, owner-chef Eugenio takes pride in his food and it shows. The bucatini amatriciana and farfalle Eugenio are comfort food on a plate. Not usually seen is... More

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Olympia, WA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I recently returned to Trinacria after many years absence and were very impressed. Reservations are essential, which is probably why we hadn't been there in a while. While you might get a walk-in table, don't be surprised if they turn you away, even if there are empty tables. The decor and service items are not fancy. The... More

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Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I ate here last night as one in a party of eight. The "host" of the group put us in the hands of the restaurant for food and wine choices. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and the owner visited the table a couple of times. That made for a pleasant atmosphere. The food was just a hair above... More

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Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

First time at this restaurant - we had reservations and an address - still a little difficult to find - on a Main Street but not well lit and does not stand out at night. Inside warmly greeted and seated - much more like being invited into a home rather than a restaurant. Service was low key but absolutely impeccable... More

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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Ate here twice in the past two weeks. Spouse had the Ameritriciano and the pasta with bechamel/ragu sauce. I had the Norma and the Broccoli pastas. All were wonderful, especially the Broccoli! The desserts, cannoli and tiramisu, were delicate and delicious. The chef is a friendly Italian man, and the wait staff were quite helpful. This will be our go-to... More

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Olympia, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This small Italian restaurant is a great place for a small and intimate dinner party or date night. The food is authentic Italian and the menu is small.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We've been wanting to try out this place for years. Each time we darkened the doorstep, we were sent away because we didn't have a reservation. They are constantly packed. They were well worth the wait. The owner/chef is straight out of the Sicilian area of Italy, complete with that enchanting Italian accent. We told the wait staff to bring... More

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