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Basi Italia

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811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393 (Buttles Ave. and Highland St.)
+1 614-294-7383
17:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ohio
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236 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time to eat from the Restaurant Week menu at Basi Italia. On a previous visit, we ate from the regular menu and everything was absolutely outstanding. On the Restaurant Week menu we found the food to be very good but nothing close to what we experienced with the regular menu. If you visited during Restaurant Week... More 

Thank hsbvim
Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Plan ahead, hard to get a table with same week reservations, but call if your app doesn't show a table. Wing available as they have been able to get us in. I have only had positive experiences when dining at Basi Italia, but one of my favorites is the Short Rib and corn entree. And don't skip the zucchini appetizer.

Thank TAEinOhio
Dublin, Ohio, United States
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206 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden restaurant, but worth visiting. Wines are reasonable starting from low $30s. We ordered several appetites instead of ordering dinner since so many are appealing. This is a great place for wine lovers.

Thank DublinKG
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

For a post thanksgiving meal dinner we decided to visit basi which was suggested by a friend. The room itself is not very attractive and the seating is cramped. However this is made up by the food and service. I had the special beef Ragu in a tomato cream sauce. The pasta was perfectly cooked and sauce was not heavy.... More 

Thank Yumazz
Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Absolutely a true hidden gem in the city. Always great, and worth the drive from anywhere in the city! Enjoy....we always do.

Thank TAEinOhio
New Albany, Ohio
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190 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Small, locally owned Italian bistro in the heart of Victorian Village. Make every attempt to produce authentic Italian fare, and does quite well. Sautéed (or flash fried, not sure) zucchini strips with tossed with olive oil, almonds, and some freshly shaved parmesan is a signature appetizer and well worth the try. Choice change by the season and are thoughtful and... More 

Thank ST23
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great food, wonderful patio, excellent service. My favorite was the eggplant parmesan. Nice wine selection. Basi is tucked away in an alley in the heart of Victorian Village, one- half block off of Neil Avenue. Parking may be difficult; consider opting for valet service which is reasonable at $5.

Thank BayIndigo
Westerville, Ohio
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100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Friends told us about Basi Italia and invited us to try it out with them. We were not familiar with this restaurant but were hugely impressed with the unique menu and first-rate service. Cynthia, our server, was very friendly and professional and made the entire dining experience a delight. We had the good fortune to secure a table on the... More 

Thank Michael H
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

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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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

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

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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
US$21 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?