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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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Olympia, Washington
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basilico has alway been one of my favorite restaurants in Downtown Olympia. I love that they make all their pastas right there. Dining there is always an amazing experience...excellent food and service every time. Since we moved to Arizona we make a "must do" list for when we are back in Olympia during the summer. Basilico is always on that... More 

Thank JeanneGreg
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have loved Basilico since it first opened with Arlindo and Silvia as the owners. Now with a new owner, Gianpaolo, the menu is expanded and updated and even better. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious, the wine list is amazing and everything is reasonably priced. When my wife and I want a romantic dinner, this is where... More 

Thank docdux
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Had a wonderful meal two days ago. The service was great and the wine, meal and attention to detail was the best....

Thank Greekrlm
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, 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?