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811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393
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Ranked #50 of 2,002 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Buttles Ave. and Highland St.
Transit: Within one city block
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  • English first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Although not exactly “authentic Italian” as the name may hint, Basi offers a tasty interpretation of simple Italian food with an infusion of elegance and creativity. The restaurant is small and you often dine elbow to elbow with other patrons (reservation is a must), but overall it has a quaint atmosphere perfect for a date or a dinner before a... More 

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Ostrander, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Small but great food. It can get a little noisy; but, hey … everyone is having fun and enjoying great cuisine.

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Columbus, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As previous review stated, Basi Italia is definitely cozy. But we went at 9pm (an hour before closing) and were delighted. There were only a few of us in the restaurant, and a few more outside at the bar. Our service was quick and friendly, as was the delivery of the food. We ordered 3 appetizers and all were really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to Basi Italia with friends before a show. We were fortunate to be able to sit outside and enjoy the ambience. We all enjoyed our salads and entrees, and the service was prompt and attentive. We all plan to go back soon before the cold weather sets in!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I will first give the quick readers the synopsis. My experience seems to be in line with many other reviews. Parking is easy with valet. We felt the place is not "intimate"; it is cramped. It would greatly benefit from fewer tables. The patio is very charming, best enjoyed during warmer months.The food is hit and miss. Menu should be... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I went to Basi with my boyfriend, and it was a very romantic setting. I did not get a chance to use the outdoor seating, but inside was very small and intimate. Our service was incredibly fast, and our waiter friendly and chatted to us for a little bit after we had ordered drinks. I would definitely go back, as... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The patio is very pleasant. The restaurant seems cramped and I'm not sure how comfortable it would be. But, outside is amazing. Food is exceptional. Service was warm and friendly. And, pricing was reasonable. My first visit. I will definitely be back!

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Lisle, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely restaurant hidden away in a residential area filled with charming restored victorian homes. Party of 5 seated on the patio. The service was attentive and friendly. Some of us have dietary restrictions and the waitstaff was very pleasant and accomodating. The specials included several fun summer time cocktails, we sampled several and each was prettily presented and very tasty.... More 

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Had dinner here this week during 614 Columbus Dine Originals week. The veal was cooked in far too much butter and the lemoncello pound cake tasted stale. The berries and cream on it were good but the pound cake was awful. We love you Basi, bummed that dinner did not live up to our usual experience. Bar service was good.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The impetus for this review was the most recent meal I had at Basi. This small, neighborhood restaurant is one to which I am always happy to visit, and to often bring visitors. The food is delicious, reasonably priced, and they always have wonderful seasonal menus and specials. I have always been well taken care of during meals, but this... More 

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Additional Information about Basi Italia

Address: 811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393
Phone Number: 614-294-7383
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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