Basilico in downtown Olympia, Washington deserves its top ranking. I am a proficient chef and eat at the best restaurants everywhere my wife and I travel. The food at Basilico is fresh, prepared with skill and creativity, and presented with eye-pleasing panache. My wife and I split the Crab & Artichoke appetizer, the Seasonal Mushroom Pasta, and the Apricot-glazed Pork Entre; but only shared tastes of our deserts (melt-in-your mouth Tiramisu & rich Hazelnut-crusted Chocolate Torte). Every bite was wonderful. The recommended wine was an outstanding pairing with our meal. The deserts were the best quality we have found. The staff was friendly, helpful, very responsive and professional in every regard. The atmosphere was romantic with background music conducive to quiet conversation. Our meal and experience was a good value for the higher-end price.
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