We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
507 Capitol Way S # A, Olympia, WA 98501-1206
+1 360-570-8777
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 168: English reviews
Poulsbo, Washington
Level Contributor
47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Level Contributor
132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Basilico is not a Spaghetti Factory or any other American hybrid. This is the real thing. Delicious food with a broad menu and a great selection of Italian wine. And bring an appetite because they offer a feast.

Thank Michael D
Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It was a wonderful experience. Portions were small, but plentiful as they were filling. Wine selections by the owner were wonderful. We bought several of them. Every course was perfectly prepared and delicious. Chef Selections were great. I'll certainly go to their next one.

Thank blackdawgswp
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If I want italian, this is the place to go. My husband, daughter and I went for my birthday. Had a great meal. Great wine and the owners are always friendly and helpful. Seems they changed hand from the last time I was there but still and excellent place to have a meal.

Thank jackiemcki
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

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
Level Contributor
56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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

Been to Basilico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Basilico staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?