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Basi Italia

811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393
+1 614-294-7383
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“biscotti” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (17 reviews)
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank shaman117
Reviewed 10 January 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
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Reviewed 21 December 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 8 December 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 4 December 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 26 November 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 8 November 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 5 September 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
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The interior does not seat many people, so plan ahead. The open-air patio behind the building is cool and quiet, but it's first come/first served out there. The food is magnificent! Try the sweet corn & crab frittata!

1  Thank JuanyPam
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Walk down a little alley to find this adorable restaurant with patio brimming with diners out back. Yummy Italian fare and good wine and cocktails. Go to Basi, but no reservations on the patio so you may have to wait.

Thank LindaS808
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Questions & Answers
Lori F
2 May 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
31 March 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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