Trinacria Ristorante Italiano

★★★☆☆
  • 113 Capitol Way N

    Olympia, WA 98501

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  • 360-352-8892

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This is the only informal Italian restaurant we have ever been to that turns their noses up at children. Just the fact that we arrived at their door with a six-year-old was enough to have them ask us to sit in the kitchen rather than the dining room (how hilarious to call this the chef's table!). Our granddaughter is well versed in retaurant manners and we find their reaction to be akin to any other type of prejudice. We had been to this restaurant before and found it quaint. Now we find it intolerable and will not return. By the way...the hostess should study appropriate hygiene. If anyone was offensive in that place at that time, it was the hostess rather than our granddaughter.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the only informal Italian restaurant we have ever been to that turns their noses up at children. Just the fact that we arrived at their door with a six-year-old was enough to have them ask us to sit in the kitchen rather than the dining room (how hilarious to call this the chef's table!). Our granddaughter is well versed in retaurant manners and we find their reaction to be akin to any other type of prejudice. We had been to this restaurant before and found it quaint. Now we find it intolerable and will not return. By the way...the hostess should study appropriate hygiene. If anyone was offensive in that place at that time, it was the hostess rather than our granddaughter.

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This Restaurant has excellent Italian Food. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. The staff is great and very helpful.

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This Restaurant has excellent Italian Food. The atmosphere is warm and cozy. The staff is great and very helpful.

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Overpriced and underwhelming. The servers were only half aware of the menu items and our table/group was treated as outsiders on this VERY grunge/emo styled cafe seated ristorante.

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★★☆☆☆

Overpriced and underwhelming. The servers were only half aware of the menu items and our table/group was treated as outsiders on this VERY grunge/emo styled cafe seated ristorante.

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We are incredibly lucky to have the Trinacria here in our little town! It has been my favorite restaurant in Olympia for several years now. The owner, Eugenio, is from Sicily and is a genius at simple peasant-type southern italian food. My favorite Trinacria dishes, in order:

1. lasagna: the meaty ragu combines with the creamy ricotta and mozzarella to create the best lasagna I've had anywhere, bar none. Housemade pasta.

2. Spaghetti A la Amatriciana: The Spaghetti is more of a Bucatini (thick and hollow spaghetti). The sauce is a reduction of pancetta, onion and tomato with pecorino. Unbelievably good, my wife usually orders this and I get to clean up after I finish my lasagna.

3. Penne Broccoli: Penne with a reduced tomato and broccoli sauce that includes several cloves of roasted garlic. The sauce has some pepper flakes in it to give a little kick to the dish. I love this when I don't feel like getting stuffed with cheese.

4. Sicilian Pizza #1: The sicilian pizza is a calzone; this particular one has spinach and raisin along with pomodoro and mozzarella. While it initially seems an odd combination, the sweet raisins work perfectly with the spinach and pomodoro.

5. Gnocchi with pomodoro: You can get this with a ragu, but I prefer the lighter flavor of a meatless tomato sauce. The gnocchis are always done perfectly; tender without turning to mush.

6. Any napoli pizza: While his oven isn't hot enough to create a truly authentic Napoli pizza, Eugenio's pies are easily the best you will find in Olympia. Especially good, the hot coppa and basil!

The prices are incredibly reasonable for the quality of food; $9.95 to $13.95 for an entree. Peroni and Moretti beers are $3.50 and wines are limited but reasonably priced. I'm not sure you'll find a bottle over $35.

The decor may not be what you would expect; you could use anything from "quaint" to "dilapidated" to describe the Trinacria. However, once you take a bit of the piece of lasagna the size of your head, you will not be complaining!

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★★★★★

We are incredibly lucky to have the Trinacria here in our little town! It has been my favorite restaurant in Olympia for several years now. The owner, Eugenio, is from Sicily and is a genius at simple peasant-type southern italian food. My favorite Trinacria dishes, in order:

1. lasagna: the meaty ragu combines with the creamy ricotta and mozzarella to create the best lasagna I've had anywhere, bar none. Housemade pasta.

2. Spaghetti A la Amatriciana: The Spaghetti is more of a Bucatini (thick and hollow spaghetti). The sauce is a reduction of pancetta, onion and tomato with pecorino. Unbelievably good, my wife usually orders this and I get to clean up after I finish my lasagna.

3. Penne Broccoli: Penne with a reduced tomato and broccoli sauce that includes several cloves of roasted garlic. The sauce has some pepper flakes in it to give a little kick to the dish. I love this when I don't feel like getting stuffed with cheese.

4. Sicilian Pizza #1: The sicilian pizza is a calzone; this particular one has spinach and raisin along with pomodoro and mozzarella. While it initially seems an odd combination, the sweet raisins work perfectly with the spinach and pomodoro.

5. Gnocchi with pomodoro: You can get this with a ragu, but I prefer the lighter flavor of a meatless tomato sauce. The gnocchis are always done perfectly; tender without turning to mush.

6. Any napoli pizza: While his oven isn't hot enough to create a truly authentic Napoli pizza, Eugenio's pies are easily the best you will find in Olympia. Especially good, the hot coppa and basil!

The prices are incredibly reasonable for the quality of food; $9.95 to $13.95 for an entree. Peroni and Moretti beers are $3.50 and wines are limited but reasonably priced. I'm not sure you'll find a bottle over $35.

The decor may not be what you would expect; you could use anything from "quaint" to "dilapidated" to describe the Trinacria. However, once you take a bit of the piece of lasagna the size of your head, you will not be complaining!

Pros: great southern italian food

Cons: no credit cards, little menu variation

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This hole in the wall will surprise you. The best authentic Italian food I have ever had. Its so worth the drive. Make sure and get reservations because this little place is booked up every night of the week!

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★★★★★

This hole in the wall will surprise you. The best authentic Italian food I have ever had. Its so worth the drive. Make sure and get reservations because this little place is booked up every night of the week!

Pros: Great Food, Good Wine, Huge Portions

Cons: Usually Booked

 

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