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Trinacria

113 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1018
360 352 8892
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Ranked #23 of 295 restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Great Pacific Northwest
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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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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

My husband and I finally tried Trinacria. My husband LOVES to discover small, hole-in-the wall restaurants, and had been wanting to try it for years. The food at Trinacria is everything Sicilian food should be. It is simple, flavorful, unpretentious and delicious. The menu is not extensive, but everything on the menu is outstanding.

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Olympia, Washington
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Imagine yourself driving down a country road in Sicily, stopping at a local farmhouse to ask for directions.....only to be invited for dinner. That is Trinacria. The cuisine is simple but delicious. Having travelled in Italy, this is authentic. No hype, no fancy decor...just palate pleasing fare. The chef/owner, Eugenio, has prepared a menu from his Sicilian heritage and prepares... More

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Olympia
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28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Eugenio's own vision. Simple menu of well-done italian with Eugenio's own selected wine list. Small, intimate, checker table cloths, candles and all. You almost always need a reservation, but it can't hurt to try. Eugenio likes to come out and cruise the tables, with his apron and hair net still on, asking if you like your meal. It's worth the... More

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Olympia, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Excellent pasta dishes. I had the gnochi. My wife had Norma, a classic noodle and tomato sauce dish. The sauces were very good and tasted like fresh ingredients were used. Service was freindly and prompt. A salad is served after the entre (after the Sicilian tradition.) We also had the Antipasto appetizer. It was a very tasty dinner. However, we... More

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Olympia, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I have recently heard several people suggest this place and thought I would give it a try. I am not sure where else they have eaten before but I was severely disappointed I ever walked in. For starters I have heard you need a reservation if you want to be assured a seat, which we did and I am not... More

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