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“Heard great things, wasn't as good as we had hoped...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basi Italia

Basi Italia
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Ranked #60 of 2,212 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Buttles Ave. and Highland St.
Transit: Within one city block
Dallas, Texas
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109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Heard great things, wasn't as good as we had hoped...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Highly recommended by several people, we headed to Basi Italia on a Tuesday evening. Great location, nice ambiance, and serving staff. We plumped for sharing the special crispy fingerling potatoes, which weren't very crispy. Anticipating outstanding, I had the Ohio rabbit pasta, others had the eggplant parmesan and the special polenta and mushroom offering and a bottle of Chianti. Very good, but sadly not particularly memorable on our visit. Nice place to go for a romantic evening.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing patio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Patio is amazing and only second to the food. Not your usual menu but something to please even the picky. Wine selection unique as well. Gluten free pasta!!!!

Visited October 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Good location and surroundings. The food and service was top notch! a bit pricey for the area but worth it.

Visited August 2013
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Columbus, OH
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of the (if not THE) Best Restaurants in Columbus!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

I LOVE this restaurant. It's like eating at a quaint restaurant in New York or on a roof top in San Fran. The patio has a great atmosphere and just the right amount of energy. It is first come, first served and there is a bar with seating as well. But the best part about this gem of a restaurant is the food.

Our party of four enjoyed the Sicilian Flatbread, the Charcuterie Plate, the Beet Salad and the Zucchini appetizers to start. All had great flavor combinations. The zucchini app was probably the best one. It consisted of zucchini sticks sautéed in herbs/spices and covered with thin slices of pecorino cheese - absolutely fantastic!

All four main courses were delicious as well. I had the lamb meatballs. They were tender and juicy and covered in delicious red sauce and mascarpone cheese. The flavor these meatballs had was out of this world.

Also highly recommended is their sangria. It's a white wine sangria that includes a large basil leaf for depth in the flavor.

If you want a great restaurant experience and some of the best Italian food in the city, you have got to eat here!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Worthington, Ohio
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Intimate, hard to find but WOW!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Never know who's who from C-bus will be dining with you as the tables are close enough together to say you were. A hidden gem sure to be a pleasing dining experience.

Visited October 2012
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