By Craig Sailor
The News Tribune
“Authentic” is a word thrown around the foreign restaurant scene with abandon. It lures diners in with the promise of being transported to a faraway land where they rub elbows with locals fresh from a National Geographic photo shoot.
But too much authentic and diners flee for the Americanized safety of Olive Garden and Panda Express.
Authentic, however, is what Olympia’s Basilico Ristorante Italiano is – with just a couple of additions.
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