Press

Short North Gazette
“Seated at a white-covered table, before you can focus on your neighbor’s plate, you’ll be teased by the aromas wafting from the kitchen. The holy triumvirate of Italian gastronomy makes its presence felt first – garlic, basil and oregano. Then comes the juicy smell of roasting meat. Listen closely and you’ll hear the spatter of hot oil as vegetables, fresh as a Tuscan morning, hit the pan for a quick, light sauté…” more

Zagat.com
“Nothing common about this Italian fare. Innovative parings of food, unusual ingredients, and upscale presentation of food make this a little gem…” more

Columbus Crave
” there’s not a more romantic spot in the city. And I wasn’t even on a date…” more

10Best.com
“Down a narrow street surrounded by private homes, this off-the-beaten-path Italian restaurant lives up to its location by serving creative takes on classic dishes …” more

Columbus Alive
“Ah, the exhilaration and bliss of patio season …” more

Columbus Food Adventures
“I will admit that I have a big soft-spot for John Dornback, the talented chef and owner of Basi Italia. Johnny was the chef for our last two Slow Food open air dinners …” more

curiousmusingsofaquestioninggirl
“As many who know us know, we can often be found sitting on the patio at Basi…” more