Sunday, August 8, 2010

Restaurant Review: Basi Italia

Helen and I went to an Italian restaurant for her birthday called "Basi Italia". In short: it was probably the best Italian food experience we've had. Highly recommended. We are looking for opportunities to return there.

It is located in Short North area, on Hihgland St. Click here for map & other reviews.

The place is small. I don't think there is enough room for 25 people inside. But, they have a pretty nice outdoor setup - so there is more room outside. It is a more intimate setting and small.

Must get: the zucchini appetizer. We picked it because it was unique on the menu and how we did not regret. It was awesome. It is julienned zucchini with pecans tossed with light vinegar based oil with sliced cheese. Extra yummy.

For entrĂ©e,  I got the special for that day, which is ravioli two ways with 2 different sauces. Best ravioli I have ever had. I even forgot the name ... but it was a special thing, so not on the menu.

Helen got the seafood pasta and it was excellent. Good (not huge) portion with plenty of scallops, shrimps, and clams.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience there and certainly will return!

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