Basilico, bringing Italy to your palate, untranslated!

True Italian food and wine at Basilico Ristorante Italiano located in downtown Olympia. We have a passion and knowledge of Italian food and wine and that alone makes Basilico a true authentic fine dining Italian restaurant in Olympia. Basilico stands out for its high level of freshness, quality and true authenticity. Here everything is truly made from the scratch, and we do not compromise on that”. Basilico also stands for celebration of life, where everyone is invited to enjoy those rare moments of joy combined with fine Italian food and wine in a cozy, friendly and elegant atmosphere.

During the COVID-19 outbreak and restaurant closures, we are proud to keep bringing you delicious and authentic Italian food, To Go.  Check out our new To-Go Menu, and consider adding a bottle of wine!  We are happy to sell you any bottle of wine available on our list at a special retail price of 45% off the "By the Glass" menu and 35% off the "By the Bottle" menu.  

Also, consider purchase our fresh, homemade, uncooked pasta to prepare your own meals, Pair it with our homemade sauces, or pick and choose what you need to create your own perfect dinners.  Check out our Basilico Pantry list of items for sale!

Enjoy exquisite dinners; stay safely home!

Pappardelle Al Cinghiale

Our cuisine features a large selection of fresh hand made and hand cut pastas, all produced according to the old Italian tradition and with the use of specially-milled flour imported from Italy and   organic local ones.. You will be able to actually watch at our “Pasta Station” hand made pasta being made right before your eyes, and then taste the exquisite texture that fresh pasta provides.

Amongst all the several Pasta dishes we have proposed since our opening on December 2005 our Pappardelle al Cinghiale has won most popularity. 

A fresh wide cut egg pasta is served tossed with wild boar long soaked in red wine and spices and then  infused with a fresh mix of herbs in a delicate tomato sauce in winter (picture to the right), and with olives and braised red wine sauce in summer. The result is hard to describe with words, but a unique experience for any pasta lover. Not to be missed, but don’t hesitate to chose from any of the other pastas, appetizers or entrees.

Join us in this celebration of Food and Wine at Basilico. Enjoy our cozy, friendly and elegant atmosphere.

Have a True Italian experience at Downtown Olympia.

We brought Italy to you!

Click here for our Special To-Go Menu 

Click here for Basilico's Pantry and Wine Cellar

Gift Certificates Available!

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