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 … [Read more...]

Video Featuring Johnny D

Props to Basi's staff for this creative video snip-it of Johnny working his magic in and around the kitchen. And visit our photo gallery for more images and an in-depth look at the true Basi … [Read more...]

Book Your Holiday Event

Book your holiday event @Basil now! Space is limited! basil_events@yahoo.com for inquiries. (Please note Basil will be Closed this Thursday for Thanksgiving) … [Read more...]

Our Photos

A photo is worth a thousand words or so they say - but we think our photo gallery conveys the special atmosphere that IS basi better than mere words. From casual conversations to intimate settings, … [Read more...]

Our Philosophy

Simple, honest tradition is the core principle of “Basi Italia”.  We wanted Basi to reflect the way we live our lives.  As residents of the Short North, we understand the unique friendly quality … [Read more...]

Chef Johnny

Chef John Dornback, co-owner of Basi Italia, honed his skills at Cleveland landmarks such as Ristorante Giovanni in Beachwood, Hecks Cuisine in Rocky River, and Parkers in Ohio City. In 1987 Johnny … [Read more...]

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Vino on the Veranda!

It's summer and that means Vino on the Veranda is back!  Enjoy wine tasting in the casual laid-back atmosphere of our terrace, where you have a chance to taste and learn more about the wines served … [Read more...]

Summer at basi 2013

Last night while I was talking about white wines with a regular customer I realized that I am not doing a good job of getting the word out on some of our great selections. We have some really … [Read more...]

Dine Originals Week

Join us November 13th through November 17th for Dine Originals Week! We are featuring beautiful creations from Chef Johnny and Chef Dave. Come try a primo of crispy pork belly with buckwheat blini … [Read more...]