Our Food

Specializing in Italian and Mediterranean inspired entrees, Basi offers full service dining and carry out. The menu changes seasonally to reflect locally grown produce. Consider Basi Italia for your private holiday party this year for family or business get togethers. Trust us to help you plan and execute a truly special occasion from beginning to end.

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.

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.