Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen

★★★☆☆
  • 205 Cleveland Ave SE

    Olympia, WA 98501

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  • 360-709-9020

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I moved to Olympia from Seattle when I was pregnant where I was privy to many wonderful and diverse restaurants. In Olympia I despaired of finding anyplace to satisfy my cravings and sometimes voracious appetite. Then I ate at

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I moved to Olympia from Seattle when I was pregnant where I was privy to many wonderful and diverse restaurants. In Olympia I despaired of finding anyplace to satisfy my cravings and sometimes voracious appetite. Then I ate at

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This is one of our favorite places to go and eat. We buy our friends gift certificates to eat here because it is such a quaint, little place and the waiter, not sure of his name is always there. He is part of the experience for us. I am glad they are opened for breakfast on the weekends, because you really feel like you are somewhere special when you go here to eat.

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This is one of our favorite places to go and eat. We buy our friends gift certificates to eat here because it is such a quaint, little place and the waiter, not sure of his name is always there. He is part of the experience for us. I am glad they are opened for breakfast on the weekends, because you really feel like you are somewhere special when you go here to eat.

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My hubby & I were introduced by our aunt who has shared wonderful meals and memories at Pellegrino's with her sweetheart/hubby until his recent passing.

We were so impressed that this afternoon, we're introducing our son and his italian chef wife and kids to Pellegrino's today.

I anticipate that pellegrino's will get a big thumbs up from everyone in our group.

getting ready for dinner. Gotta go!

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★★★★☆

My hubby & I were introduced by our aunt who has shared wonderful meals and memories at Pellegrino's with her sweetheart/hubby until his recent passing.

We were so impressed that this afternoon, we're introducing our son and his italian chef wife and kids to Pellegrino's today.

I anticipate that pellegrino's will get a big thumbs up from everyone in our group.

getting ready for dinner. Gotta go!

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We didn't have a very good experience at this restaurant in Tumwater. We came here with our little family for a Saturday lunch in late March, 2010. It was our first and last visit to Pellegrino's. The waitor was an older man of about 60. He was somewhat friendly with what apparently was his regulars and ignored us when he wasn't grumbling at our tableside dealing with our order. We did not see him smile at all. This really cast a shadow over the whole experience. We pride ourselves on making others experiences of us pleasant and this guy was not having it. The food was average at best. The breadsticks were the best part of the meal. The prices were average to high. Overall, it was a disappointment.

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★★☆☆☆

We didn't have a very good experience at this restaurant in Tumwater. We came here with our little family for a Saturday lunch in late March, 2010. It was our first and last visit to Pellegrino's. The waitor was an older man of about 60. He was somewhat friendly with what apparently was his regulars and ignored us when he wasn't grumbling at our tableside dealing with our order. We did not see him smile at all. This really cast a shadow over the whole experience. We pride ourselves on making others experiences of us pleasant and this guy was not having it. The food was average at best. The breadsticks were the best part of the meal. The prices were average to high. Overall, it was a disappointment.

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I love that this restaurant is a renovated house because it makes it so cute and cozy. The employees have been courteous each time and there's never an issue with dirty floors or smudgy tabletops. I don't eat meat in restaurants or I'd defend their veal from the Anti-Local-Restaurant guy, but I do love their breaded and fried eggplant parmigiana. That's my favorite meal there but I like to substitute alfredo sauce for the marinara. The alfredo is made from cream and parmesan - you can actually taste the fresh ingredients. The pastas are fresh. The spinach and cheese ravioli is rich and wonderful, too.

If it weren't for such atrocious spelling in those negative reviews, I'd swear it was someone from Casa Mia or Olive Garden trying to sabotage these guys. But anyway, the food is always good and the atmosphere is pleasant. Give the little guys a try...

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★★★★★

I love that this restaurant is a renovated house because it makes it so cute and cozy. The employees have been courteous each time and there's never an issue with dirty floors or smudgy tabletops. I don't eat meat in restaurants or I'd defend their veal from the Anti-Local-Restaurant guy, but I do love their breaded and fried eggplant parmigiana. That's my favorite meal there but I like to substitute alfredo sauce for the marinara. The alfredo is made from cream and parmesan - you can actually taste the fresh ingredients. The pastas are fresh. The spinach and cheese ravioli is rich and wonderful, too.

If it weren't for such atrocious spelling in those negative reviews, I'd swear it was someone from Casa Mia or Olive Garden trying to sabotage these guys. But anyway, the food is always good and the atmosphere is pleasant. Give the little guys a try...

Pros: Great alfredo sauce and fresh veggies

Cons: Too few breadstick refills. :o(

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Sorry you feel that way Nick, but I call 'em like I see 'em. Nothing personal. I do admire you for supporting your friends though. Perhaps I was a bit harsh.

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Sorry you feel that way Nick, but I call 'em like I see 'em. Nothing personal. I do admire you for supporting your friends though. Perhaps I was a bit harsh.

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Sorry, you feel that way, but I call 'em like I see 'em. Don't take it personally. I do admire you for supporting your friends though.

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Sorry, you feel that way, but I call 'em like I see 'em. Don't take it personally. I do admire you for supporting your friends though.

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I don't know what the other guy's problem was, but his review sounds more like vendetta and obsession than fact. Who gives a crap if a cook is smoking outside! Talk about nitpicky! Did he forget to kick his dog or something??

I have been going to Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen for years, and used to go to their Harborside location many years ago. I know the family personally, and it offends me that someone would go to so much effort to cost them business. They are an icon in the community and very active in charity work and donations, so hurting them only hurts the community at large.

I am a veal lover and have it at least half the time I go there. My favorite dish is the veal parm, and I have never once had an issue with it.

Further, I've never had an issue with the professionalism of the staff. No, it's not El Goucho, but it sure as heck isn't the free-for-all that this other guy says he encountered.

So if you want great veal (or pasta, or whatever else Italian), I highly recommend Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen, and highly refute the angry, obsessive words contained in the other review!

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★★★★★

I don't know what the other guy's problem was, but his review sounds more like vendetta and obsession than fact. Who gives a crap if a cook is smoking outside! Talk about nitpicky! Did he forget to kick his dog or something??

I have been going to Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen for years, and used to go to their Harborside location many years ago. I know the family personally, and it offends me that someone would go to so much effort to cost them business. They are an icon in the community and very active in charity work and donations, so hurting them only hurts the community at large.

I am a veal lover and have it at least half the time I go there. My favorite dish is the veal parm, and I have never once had an issue with it.

Further, I've never had an issue with the professionalism of the staff. No, it's not El Goucho, but it sure as heck isn't the free-for-all that this other guy says he encountered.

So if you want great veal (or pasta, or whatever else Italian), I highly recommend Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen, and highly refute the angry, obsessive words contained in the other review!

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First off, I don't know what to say about the other review from over four years ago, but I do know their menu has changed almost entirely since then, and I have never personally had an issue.

I don't know what "Angry Veal Man's" problem was, but his review sounds more like vendetta and obsession than fact. Who gives a darn if a cook is smoking outside? Talk about nitpicky! Did he forget to kick his dog or something??

I found his review posted on several sites, meaning he has WAY too much time on his hands! As Ace Ventura once said: "Obsess much??"

I have been going to Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen for years, and used to go to their Harborside location many years ago. I know the family personally, and it offends me that someone would go to so much effort to cost them business. They are an icon in the community and very active in charity work and donations, so hurting them only hurts the community at large.

I am a veal lover and have it at least half the time I go there. My favorite dish is the veal parm, and I have never once had an issue with it.

Further, I've never had an issue with the professionalism of the staff. No, it's not El Goucho, but it sure as heck isn't the free-for-all that this other guy says he encountered. God forbid that employees enjoy their work and have fun!

So if you want great veal (or pasta, or whatever else Italian), I highly recommend Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen, and highly refute the angry, obsessive words contained in the other review!

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★★★★★

First off, I don't know what to say about the other review from over four years ago, but I do know their menu has changed almost entirely since then, and I have never personally had an issue.

I don't know what "Angry Veal Man's" problem was, but his review sounds more like vendetta and obsession than fact. Who gives a darn if a cook is smoking outside? Talk about nitpicky! Did he forget to kick his dog or something??

I found his review posted on several sites, meaning he has WAY too much time on his hands! As Ace Ventura once said: "Obsess much??"

I have been going to Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen for years, and used to go to their Harborside location many years ago. I know the family personally, and it offends me that someone would go to so much effort to cost them business. They are an icon in the community and very active in charity work and donations, so hurting them only hurts the community at large.

I am a veal lover and have it at least half the time I go there. My favorite dish is the veal parm, and I have never once had an issue with it.

Further, I've never had an issue with the professionalism of the staff. No, it's not El Goucho, but it sure as heck isn't the free-for-all that this other guy says he encountered. God forbid that employees enjoy their work and have fun!

So if you want great veal (or pasta, or whatever else Italian), I highly recommend Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen, and highly refute the angry, obsessive words contained in the other review!

Pros: Great, consistent food and service

Cons: Pellegrino family no longer running Tyee location

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This was our anniversary dinner. It was romantic and the food was delicious. I especially liked the waitress who was so busy but did an exceptional job. Thank you Pellegrino family!

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This was our anniversary dinner. It was romantic and the food was delicious. I especially liked the waitress who was so busy but did an exceptional job. Thank you Pellegrino family!

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I just had a horrible experience at your Cleveland Ave location, and I think I deserve an explanation. First of all, there was no one in the downstairs room at 6:30 pm on a Saturday night except me, which should tell you something. Secondly, my server, Kristin was unprofessional, unknowledgeable about the menu, and curt. I ordered the veal parmigiana which I've had a couple of times before, and as the menu reads: Breaded Veal Cutlets Topped With Marinara. What I got was ground veal, or whatever it was. It was tastless, so who knows. What I want to know is, where do you get off substituting ground veal and still charging $16.99 for it? But, I ate it, and when Kristin finally came back, only after I was done, to drop of my bill, there was no, "Is everything ok, would you like some desert, coffee?" just here's your bill. When I asked her about the veal "cutlet" she said she had no idea. "That's what it was last time," she said. Oh, and to top it off, the staff was huddled in one corner of the room playing "grab ass", laughing and talking loudly, boisterously singing along with the music, and reveling in there social life. Well at least someone was having a good time, but it sure wasn't me. I was so irate at this point, I just paid my bill and hurried out of there, only to find the kitchen staff out back smoking cigarettes. Tell them not to do that. If they don't give a damn about their own health, I can imagine what kind of an effort they're making in the kitchen to protect my health. None! The place use to be good. What happened? Is this the end for Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen? Sam should be ashamed of himself.

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Email to restaurant:
I just had a horrible experience at your Cleveland Ave location, and I think I deserve an explanation. First of all, there was no one in the downstairs room at 6:30 pm on a Saturday night except me, which should tell you something. Secondly, my server, Kristin was unprofessional, unknowledgeable about the menu, and curt. I ordered the veal parmigiana which I've had a couple of times before, and as the menu reads: Breaded Veal Cutlets Topped With Marinara. What I got was ground veal, or whatever it was. It was tastless, so who knows. What I want to know is, where do you get off substituting ground veal and still charging $16.99 for it? But, I ate it, and when Kristin finally came back, only after I was done, to drop of my bill, there was no, "Is everything ok, would you like some desert, coffee?" just here's your bill. When I asked her about the veal "cutlet" she said she had no idea. "That's what it was last time," she said. Oh, and to top it off, the staff was huddled in one corner of the room playing "grab ass", laughing and talking loudly, boisterously singing along with the music, and reveling in there social life. Well at least someone was having a good time, but it sure wasn't me. I was so irate at this point, I just paid my bill and hurried out of there, only to find the kitchen staff out back smoking cigarettes. Tell them not to do that. If they don't give a damn about their own health, I can imagine what kind of an effort they're making in the kitchen to protect my health. None! The place use to be good. What happened? Is this the end for Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen? Sam should be ashamed of himself.

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We had Halibut,awfully prepared, the fish's original taste has all gone, the sauce was indescribability terrible. Like CANNED FOOD. $17.00 for a can food taste.IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
And then, the one MY HUSBAND
ordered, 3 Sample Italian dish , meatball and spaghetti: it is OK if you have it on a street fair, not something you expect in a restaurant. The totellini: Jee, they should just go to the supermarket and get one of those frozen totellini, it definitely better than theirs. It was not only not aldente but way to soft that my husband didn't fancy it. The worst was SAUSAGE, I bet they use left over sausage from their catering, it was hard, no taste, of course not juicy(it's like leftover sausage's been dried up and been reheated) Terrible.

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We had Halibut,awfully prepared, the fish's original taste has all gone, the sauce was indescribability terrible. Like CANNED FOOD. $17.00 for a can food taste.IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
And then, the one MY HUSBAND
ordered, 3 Sample Italian dish , meatball and spaghetti: it is OK if you have it on a street fair, not something you expect in a restaurant. The totellini: Jee, they should just go to the supermarket and get one of those frozen totellini, it definitely better than theirs. It was not only not aldente but way to soft that my husband didn't fancy it. The worst was SAUSAGE, I bet they use left over sausage from their catering, it was hard, no taste, of course not juicy(it's like leftover sausage's been dried up and been reheated) Terrible.

Cons: Food Quality, food taste

 

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