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Basi Italia

) #51 of 1,873 Restaurants in Columbus $$ - $$$ Italian
811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393
+1 614-294-7383
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“biscotti” (7 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
All hours
$$ - $$$
811 Highland St, Columbus, OH 43215-1393
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here with my husband last weekend. Although it was 6:30pm on a Saturday night, we were still early enough to get prime seating on their patio without a reservation. Let me tell you, this is probably the most charming little spot in the city...More

Thank gerilynntravels2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice cozy restaurant. Very nice menu with good wine selection. The set up different than atypical chain restaurant.

Thank Federico J R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dine in this small restaurant two nights ago. Even early evening it was very busy. And now I know why! The ambience was buzzing, the waiters friendly, helpful and quick. The food was utterly outstanding. How can they make a simple dish of...More

Thank roubiliac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my birthday dinner. Started with beet salad (excellent) and the seared calamari. The calamari was extremely tender. A wonderful appetizer. Moved on to rigatoni and the eggplant parm. Both were excellent. The eggplant was really the best ever and bf loved the...More

Thank Tantewitz
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

There was 4 of us and each of us ordered a different dish. We all truly enjoyed our meal. Service was great. Our waitress was very knowledgeable. Honestly, the wine to bread/biscotti to appetizers to salads to desserts.....superb! Highly recommend! Very limited seating so get...More

Thank mgraceg123
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Stumbled (literally) on this hidden gem in Victorian Village and was overwhelmed with our dining experience. Expedient valet parking relieved any anxiety related to parking which is always in short supply. Started our dining experience with crispy oysters translated into fried oysters with a hollandaise-like...More

Thank sdd1919
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This was our first experience at Basi and we had a great time. Basi is off the beaten path of the Short North area. We had spent the night at the Hilton and took a $6 Uber, but Basi has $5 valet if you want...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Maybe it was all hype or we made some poor orders but this was a let down. The decor and feel were a 5. Intimate setting that gave a hidden dive gem feel. Our waitress was not great. Zero menu insight or recos., literally read...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This was my third trip to Basi Italia and my enthusiasm for this restaurant has grown with each visit. A work colleague and I went for a week-night dinner, it was his first visit to this restaurant. The place is nearly hidden and the inside...More

Thank AtlanticTyger
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great place to eat, small and located in an alleyway that adds to the charm of it all! Seek out this place, eggplant is delicious!

Thank PamelaHC
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lori F
Happy hour?
3 May 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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
Can you accommodate a group of 20 people?
1 April 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
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
  • E-mail
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