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“Too Much Money for Too Little Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Acqua Via - CLOSED

Acqua Via
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Too Much Money for Too Little Food”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Like being given a carafe of water without having to ask. At these prices, there should be more emphasis on service, and there wasn't.

The chicken pesto sandwich was good and flavorful. It came with a tight handful of thick-cut potato chips; I assume they were made in-house. For $9, I left the place hungry.

The tomato bisque almost too thick and gluey. The lettuce salad was small, and adorned by a spattering of cheese shreds. Also $9, and also stingy servings.

I appreciate an effort to deliver more than Sysco frozen food, but in Olympia $9 for lunch ought to be outstanding in quality, or outstanding in quantity.

$18 for a light lunch for two; with tax and tip: $23...not my scene.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank 133travels
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63 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Novelty OH
Level Contributor
39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Inviting”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Unlike most establishments in Olympia Acqua Via is crisp and upscale. We have dined there both times we visited Olympia this past year and each time was a gem! The staff are warm, inviting and talented. We love the little plates options and the variety of inspired dishes created in the kitchen. With one vegetarian, one gluten-free, one super picky diner in our group we often struggle with nice places to dine that can meet each of our dietary restrictions and quirks. Acqua Via fills all our dining needs deliciously.

Visited June 2013
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Thank 57maro
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Franklin, North Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A taste of heaven.”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Everything was superb! You will not be disappointed with anything you order. Our party of four shared appetizers and entrees and could not decide what we liked best. How many times has that happened to you in a restaurant?

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank divaticklebottom
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Aberdeen, Washington
Level Contributor
75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“wedding weekend”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

A nice place to go, have good food, a different selection, nice atmosphere, etc..... A lot of windows which was nice for the early evening dinner. staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank 194MarkG194
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East Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I think this may be the best restaurant in Olympia!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

The first thing I thought when I entered the doors was "Am I really in Olympia?". This restaurant feels more like a trendy, upscale place you would find in Seattle or even NY.
The servers are kind and very ready to please.
The wine selections, diverse.
The chef takes pride in putting forth food that is simply delicious!
This restaurant gets an A+!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank KarenLucas
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