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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: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    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 find in columbus!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
sarosi1
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Mill Valley, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mill Valley, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A reservation was made online with a note that we had hockey tickets and needed to be seated at 5:15 to be out by 6:15 or so. We arrived and were greeted by a very sweet hostess and were seated quickly at the covered patio bar area. Our server was equally nice with knowledgeable suggestions. The choices were very good... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

What a place!- We went with a small group to celebrate a birthday and loved, loved it- The staff was outstanding as it was the food- It is a small, cozy place in Victorian Village. The food is super fresh and waiting time just perfect- we shared the flat bread with pistachio and the pear salad (delicious) and then ordered... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My family of four had drinks and dinner at Basi, a small restaurant on a side street near downtown Columbus. We didn't have reservations and the restaurant was full. We sat at their small bar for drinks and dinner. All the employees were super friendly and knowable about the food and drinks. We all had a Black Walnut Manhattan--incredible! Twof... More 

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Columbus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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?