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“Wanted to Keep This A Secret But It Wouldn't Be Fair”
Review of Acqua Via - CLOSED

Acqua Via
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Lacey, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wanted to Keep This A Secret But It Wouldn't Be Fair”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

One wouldn't think finding great food in a state capitol would be difficult and it isn't in Olympia, if you like franchise hamburgers or teriyukky (sic) joints. Acqua Via breaks the mold in Olympia with original menus featuring fresh ingredients and handcrafted seasonal cocktails!

We enjoy their selection of locally sourced cheeses and produce. Additionally, Acqua Via features 'small plates' - think tapas. They are great bites after work or to share if a large plate isn't what you are looking for. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and help to make dining there comfortable.

If you like original preparations, great flavors and quality atmosphere, you - like us - will like Acqua Via.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Jeff O
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  • English first
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“VERY DISAPPOINTING!!”
Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

We waited over 35 minutes for a mediocre salad and sandwich.....not great considering we had to go back to work. Service was lacking as well. Probably wont try it again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank sfelizardo
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Quirky and pleasant experience”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

The location is right in town and a nice area for walking in good weather. The beer is very nice and the small meal I had was pleasant.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Shekhar T
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Olympia, Washington
1 review
“A tiny taste of Europe in Olympia”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

This well-located downtown Olympia gem is a treat for the serious foodie. Eclectic menu where every item is worth a try. Good service in mellow surroundings. Perfect for date night or a special occasion, or just a weeknight indulgence.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank greatsunnypicks
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Olympia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I used to love to come here for lunch. The soups, salads and sandwiches were amazing but a bit pricy.
Eventually I had to stop as I just couldn't take it any more. The salad greens clearly come from Costco, but they must not remove the greens from the tightly packed clam shell, plastic boxes as the greens frequently had slimy rotten lettuce hidden among the other greens. I would pick the rotten bits out and the waitresses would always ignore the rotten food left on my plate.
I started to notice that the waitstaff would never ask about the meal, nor would they come by the table to check on us.
The quiet message I got over and over was, "We just don't happen to care."

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank HC777
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