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Basi Italia

811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393
+1 614-294-7383
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Basi Italia pays attention to the details from top quality ingredients to perfect preparation to personable service to an inviting atmosphere. Last night we dined quasi-alfresco: on the patio but beneath the canvas (Ohio weather you know). The air was scented with rapturous vapors emanating...More

Thank Sergio S
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I go here at least once a month. Atmosphere is small and quaint. We love the patio, even in the winter when it’s heated and tent siding. The staff is outstanding. The bartender is the best in Columbus. The zucchini appetizer is...More

Thank 51dougw
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Poor parking Cramped tables Food 3-4/5 Presentation excellent Rushed service High noise level Difficult to have conversation

Thank shaman117
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Tiny little dining room in a house. Wobbly wooden chairs. Tables arranged inches from other diners, so zero privacy. Frigid cold wind from outside blowing right into the dining room despite their best efforts to stop it. Maybe this is a different experience in the...More

Thank 837kelleyd
Reviewed December 21, 2017

we had a tremendous dinner! our waiter John chose an amazing bottle of Tuscan red wine and based on that alone we asked him to order our dinner for us. We enjoyed a marvellous saute of julienned zucchini and almonds , smoked salmon bruschetta, lobster...More

Thank frizzystork
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

The setting is very nice, a little away from the buzzing main streets. All meals from starters to desert are delightful. Their wine and cocktail selection is great and the service is just fantastic. Waiters or waitresses can give you fantastic advice on what to...More

Thank Sylvain R
Reviewed December 4, 2017

As an out-of-towner, it was a bit hard to find as the entrance is in an alley and there is no parking. When we pulled up, the valet wasn't around, so we had to park about a half mile away and walk back. The inside...More

Thank kmurph
Reviewed November 26, 2017

The folks at the Neil B&B told me about this place; I had just driven for 3+ hours and wanted to stretch my legs a bit, so I was happy at how close this place was to where I was staying. I didn't have a...More

Thank FMD126
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

The Italian scene in Columbus keeps getting better and Basi Italia is one of the reasons why. This is a wonderful little restaurant in the Victorian village. The decor reminds me of restaurants in crowded neighborhoods in New York and Boston. It's a tight squeeze...More

1  Thank Ness S
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We ate dinner on the patio. I had the scallops and they were done perfectly. My husband had the short ribs and they were some of the best he has ever had. Restaurant is small and out of the way but the food is delicious...More

Thank Roxie63
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Lori F
May 2, 2017|
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Response from PamelaHC | Reviewed this property |
Well, there is not really a "bar" at this place so probably not. Its a dinner place.
emily S
March 31, 2015|
Response from Bob N | Reviewed this property |
This is a question best directed to Basi Italia, respectfully.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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: +1 614-294-7383
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