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507 Capitol Way S # A, Olympia, WA 98501-1206
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a hidden gem. Wonderful authentic Italian food. The service, food, and wine selections are excellent. Someone in our party always orders pasta and it never disappoints. The restaurant is small and very busy on the weekends; reservations are a good idea.

Thank love2travelOlympia
San Antonio, Texas
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a dinner with five co-workers and everyone thought the food was excellent. I had a basic pasta dish with spicy tomato sauce and it was one of the best sauces I can remember. They have several interesting choices on the menu and also had numerous specials.

Thank Doug P
Annapolis, Maryland
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The food was fairly decent, however not worth the prices. Servers were friendly and didn't rush me, which I appreciated.

Thank Lasuvera
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful family-style meal for 15! Every course was more amazing...right through dessert. The homemade pasta is delicious! Our vegans had their best meal out in along time. The wine selections were appreciated. Service was perfect. We enjoyed our evening so much! Thank you to the chefs, owner and staff.

Thank Ruth B
Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We were looking for something different so tried Basilico. We weren't disappointed. The atmosphere is pleasant, the service friendly, and food was excellent. The waitperson offered suggestions and described the selections perfectly. Following our meal while we were relaxing over coffee a staff person came over and chatted with us, sharing history and plans for the restaurant. Absolutely on the... More 

Thank retcnm
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We've eaten here at least a dozen times in the past year or so, and Basilico continues to impress. The dishes range from well-executed standards (lasagne, pasta alla' matriciana, etc) to some very inventive options such as octopus carpaccio, pork shoulder with apricots, and so on. The quality of ingredients is impressive, and Giampaolo (the ever-present very affable owner) goes... More 

Thank wineshark
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We want to Basilico to celebrate my birthday. While we were a little early for our reservation, we were seated quickly. Unfortunately, once we were seated, we did not see a server for about 10 minutes to take our drink order. It was another significant length of time before the drinks were served and even longer for the crostini to... More 

1 Thank Denise M
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've dined at Basilico several times, and it's truly a treat. This is the best Italian restaurant in Olympia. (And probably the best restaurant in Olympia!) Their pasta is fresh, and their specials and seasonal offerings are not to be missed. What I particularly love is their GF (gluten free) menu. They have a separate menu of GF items, which... More 

1 Thank Renée D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Food is great!!! Not the best place to take children, this is a relaxed adult type ambience. You definitely must make reservations, as the restaurant is small, they can't really do walk-ins, and people stay for quite a while, it's nice to eat and not be pushed along.

Thank sheylab3
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We had the fried calamari,( calamari fritti). They had a nice light breading and tasted great on their own with lemon juice sprinkled over it. The pesto was good, but over powered the flavor of the calamari. We had the strozzapreti alla norcina was amazing! You have to get it. Creamy sauce with meat and noodles, you can go wrong.... More 

Thank Darth V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 Capitol Way S # A, Olympia, WA 98501-1206
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 13605708777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?