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Basi Italia

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393 (Buttles Ave. and Highland St.)
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large party of 12 at Basi for dinner this week. They had us all set up on their beautiful patio and, even though it was still a very busy night, the service and food were all outstanding. Chef John and Trish are amazing hosts. Many of the folks were from out of town and they all said... More 

Thank Rob R
Columbus, Ohio
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very small restaurant, set in the inside of a Victorian home. Tables are small, and jammed up very close to each other. I would have preferred the patio, but there was a wait, so we stayed inside. The servers hustle, though it can still be slow. It is dark and hard to see, and of course noisy.... More 

Thank marty s
Galena, Ohio
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295 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Tiny but mighty good food. Small, in an out of the way location makes this a very unique dining experience. They offer a very reasonable $5 valet parking. Parking is a bit risky on the street with local stickers making a ticket assured if you don't have one. We parked at a meter on Park Street and walked a few... More 

Thank closch7
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Love this restaurant! Great patio during the spring, summer, and fall! Covered patio in the winter months. Great food and wonderful atmosphere! Inside is very nice and perfect for a date.

Thank n8keys
Lancaster Ohio
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Basi Italia has been open for more than 12 years but we had never tried it. We went because a daughter had surveyed many of her friends about Columbus unique dining choices. So we went to celebrate Kelly's birthday. It reminded me of some of the smaller restaurants in Madrid Spain where the menu is typically shorter and the staff... More 

Thank LongTimeResident43
columbus, ohio
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Four of us had fabulous meals last night. These people care very much that the diner enjoys every aspect of the meal, from tastings of wine to actually having the bartender come to the table to discuss the olive juice used in the martini! For the art lover I suggest the chicken scaloppini ! This dish was almost too beautiful... More 

Thank gobucksbeatmichigan
Chillicothe, Ohio
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

visited here as part of a walking food tour. Impressed by chef/owner and the food. will be back soon for a full meal!!

Thank JMarie681
Columbus, Ohio
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We found this restaurant on a Short North restaurant tour - sort of surprising since it's actually in Victorian Village. First chance we had to go back and have a full meal. Had to eat inside, it was over 90* and the patio was just too hot. During the tour we sampled the zucchini sticks, and I ordered them again.... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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189 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We visited Basi Italia during Restaurant Week but did not see anything we really might like on their special menu, so we ordered from their regular menu and were VERY glad we did! Every dish we tried was outstanding. For appetizers we had the Pan Roasted Mussels and the Crispy Oysters. On the former, the mussels were cooked perfectly, and... More 

Thank hsbvim
Lexington, Kentucky
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Came here for a business dinner. We sat out on the patio which had a pretty cool vibe. There were several items on the menu I was interested in trying. The fact that they did wine flights was cool. I was disappointed by the lack of Italian wines on their menu. There were only a couple. Being an Italian restaurant,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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