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507 Capitol Way S # A, Olympia, WA 98501-1206
+1 360-570-8777
17:00 - 21:00
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Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Reasonable food but overpriced. Better than most places in Olympia. Good choices. Food is fresh. Service ok.

Thank David S
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just had the most delightful dinner. We made a last minute reservation. The service was wonderful - the entire staff checked to see that we were happy throughout the meal (but not in an obtrusive way). The food was SPECTACULAR! I started with a grilled vegetable and goat cheese plate. My husband had the carpaccio and raved about it.... More 

Thank Kim H
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were driving through Olympia on our anniversary so decided to find a good place to eat. Found this little gem on Trip Advisor and made reservations. The ambience was great, we felt welcome and comfortable from the minute we walked in the door. The dinner specials our server listed off all sounded wonderful. I don't think you could go... More 

Thank Midge H
Tumwater, Washington
Level Contributor
31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

After saying over and over I have to try this place....I made it happen. My wife and I had a "grown up" evening enjoying dinner without littlins. Enjoyed the cured meats and cheese antipasto as well as prawns, calamari and scallops appetizer. My wife had the seafood pasta and I took on the pasta with pork, shallots, mushrooms in a... More 

Thank John S
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

After our summer 2016 visit to Milan, we went here for a special occasion. Food and atmosphere was good, but nothing special, especially for the price.

Thank yosemiterisk
Poulsbo, Washington
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We dined here some years ago and enjoyed it very much. This time we were staying nearby so we went again. Enjoyed it as much. Pasta was very good, done they way we prefer, al dente. Portions are generous, and for us another meal. Wine list is extensive and wines by the glass are fine. Very Italian, as we like.

Thank Ceratto
Shelton, Washington
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Basilico is a delightful find in downtown Olympia. It is easy to overlook but well-worth the discovery. Allow yourself a good two-hour stay, in order to enjoy a good Italian wine, the arrival of several courses of food, and a leisurely dessert and good coffee. The menu is diverse and authentic and your host will make sure your dinner is... More 

Thank soosihongkong
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I reserve Basilico for the two times per month that I work extra long hours in Olympia. The entire dining experience is unmatched and its flavors and qualities exceed that of 'Little Italy' neighborhood offerings between Boston or San Diego. If I could take up residence there, I would! It feels like family and friends there, and you will be... More 

Thank Tim S
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The chocolate mousse is devine, beautiful presentation and a surprise bite to it. The rest of the meal was good, but not up to its reputation. I was excited to be invited here as a guest and a tad disappointed. Wait persons were more than attentive, explained dishes as needed. All were super.

Thank olygal2015
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband and I just returned from Italy and were wanting traditional Italian. We found it. Great food, nice ambience, good staff. Owner came to our table, very personable and Italian! Had my Vin Santo- my favorite Italian desert!

Thank 4jeriv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 Capitol Way S # A, Olympia, WA 98501-1206
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-570-8777

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