Nestled in the heart of the Victorian Village neighborhood, Basi Italia is a small casual feel-good restaurant featuring clean simple Italian fare with innovative twists. Specializing in Italian and Mediterranean inspired entrees, Basi offers full service dining and carry out. The menu changes seasonally to reflect locally grown produce. Sit inside the cozy interior or outside on a warm, inviting terrace where they also feature Vino on the Veranda – a weekly wine tasting offering guest the opportunity taste and learn more about the wines served at Basi. Located in the heart of Victorian Village at 811 Highland Avenue, Basi is an easy walk from High Street in the Short North as well as the Columbus Convention Center.

Basi reflects the lives of its owner-operators, husband and wife team John Dornback and Trish Gentile. As residents of the Short North, John and Trish understand the unique friendly quality of the Victorian Village neighborhood and strive to make Basi reflective of that quality. Basi has become the small eatery the neighbors frequent and the visitors seek out.

Basi focuses on being an approachable relaxed dining experience with a strong commitment to true hospitality. John and Trish bring the importance of food, friends and fellowship that 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 is Basi.

La Dolce Vita is alive in Columbus!