Nestled in the heart of the Victorian Village neighborhood, Basi Italia is a small casual, feel-good restaurant featuring clean, simple fare with innovative twists specializing in Italian & Mediterranean inspired entrees. You can expect an approachable relaxed dining experience and a strong commitment to true hospitality. Basi offers full service dining and carry out and menus change seasonally to reflect locally grown produce. Sit inside the cozy interior or outside on a warm, inviting terrace and bar area where we also feature Vino on the Veranda – a weekly Wednesday wine tasting offering guests the opportunity taste and learn more about the wines we love and serve here at Basi.

Basi has become the small eatery the neighbors frequent and the visitors seek out. An easy walk from High St. in the Short North and the Columbus Convention Center.

Basi reflects the lives of its owner-operators, husband and wife team Johnny Dornback (head Chef) and Trish Gentile. They bring the importance of food, friends and fellowship they embrace in their personal lives to the restaurant setting of Basi Italia. Steaming plates of sumptuous food on intimate tables; friends and neighbors eating, drinking good wine and sharing their experiences with one another – that’s Basi – come experience it for yourself.

As residents of the Short North, Johnny and Trish understand the unique friendly quality of the Victorian Village neighborhood and strive to make Basi reflective of that quality.

“…swoon over the remarkable, innovative cooking … while engaging staff make you feel part of the family” – ZAGAT Survey