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Basi Italia

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811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393 (Buttles Ave. and Highland St.)
Within one city block
614-294-7383
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing meal and service

Catching up with family in Columbus, we had the opportunity to check out some of the fine restaurants in the local area. Basi Italia was difficult to get a booking at but well worth it. The food was incredible with a great range of interesting locally sourced products. The wine list and service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
pennyt675
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New Zealand
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Catching up with family in Columbus, we had the opportunity to check out some of the fine restaurants in the local area. Basi Italia was difficult to get a booking at but well worth it. The food was incredible with a great range of interesting locally sourced products. The wine list and service were also excellent - easily the best... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Not on the main drag of Downtown Columbus. If you are going here it is because of a review. All I can say is visit this place. Well worth the cost Wait for a patio table.

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Westerville, Ohio
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Friends recommended this restaurant for special occasions, so we decided to check it out. We were not disappointed. Small (intimate) venue - we were going to dine on the patio, but it was a bit too warm in August heat. Friendly staff, made a big deal about our anniversary. Lots of interesting menu choices, good drink and wine list. Really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Atmosphere was amazing and we were able to enjoy cocktails while we waited to be seated. It was very chic and all of our selections were delectable. The scallops were incredibly tender and the ribeye was cooked to perfection. Had a wonderful night under the basi garden lights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our dinner at Basi was amazing. The food and service were superb! I recommend the eggplant. Next time I would like to dine outside on the patio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

It may not have a lot of square footage, but it makes up with big personality and food that requires a standing ovation. This quaint and cozy restaurant is tucked away in Victorian Village amongst beautiful old homes and provides loads of charm. When they tell you that the secret ingredient to any good Italian meal is love, Basi provides... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Visiting from the bay area and very impressed with the extremely high standard of food and great wine menu. Quaint charming venue. Highly recommmended

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Before a play we got together at Basi Italia for dinner. There were six of us. Dave, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and he made recommendations we took and we were very happy. My husband had the short ribs which was a daily feature, I had the mustard crusted golden trout, the other people in our party... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The atmosphere was wonderful on the back patio. Food? Not so hot. The biscotti that is given to customers instead of bread was dry and clung to the roof of your mouth while eating. We were disappointed that the pork chop was breaded and fried. It was tasty, but we would not have ordered it if the description stated it... More 

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Vernon Ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect in this little house nestled in a residential neighborhood. I found a delicious meal, cozy atmosphere, and a tasty cocktail. We nibbled on some type of nutty parmesan biscotti while waiting for our dinner which came out very quickly. My meal was an Eggplant Lasagna with a glass of Red Wine - the wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393
    (Buttles Ave. and Highland St.)
  • Public Transportation: Within one city block
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-294-7383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?