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The Top 10 Restaurants of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Restaurants of 2019Photo via Basi Italia.
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Sometimes you want the best of the best. For that reason, we compile an annual list of the Top 25 restaurants in Columbus, nominated by our readers and curated by our editors and the foodie community.

The Top 10 below represent some of Columbus’ top dining destinations — known not just for outstanding meals, but also unique ambiance, high quality service and staff, and attention to detail that makes you want to keep coming back for more.

At the top of the list this year, you’ll find Basi Italia. This restaurant opened in Victorian Village in 2003 and has been a small but mighty force on the local dining scene. Led by husband and wife duo Trish Gentile and John Dornback, Basi offers a contemporary take on Italian and Mediterranean flavors that are simultaneously upscale and approachable.

Basi offers both cozy indoor seating that feels like you’re a guest in Chef Dornback’s dining room, as well as an outdoor patio that feels like a micro-vacation to another city with lush greenery and string lighting.

For more information, visit www.basi-italia.com.

The Top 10 Best Restaurants in Columbus of 2019:

10. Forno

721 N. High Street – Short North

9. The Sycamore

262 E. Sycamore St. – German Village

The Sycamore — Photo by Lauren Sega.

8. Service Bar

1230 Courtland Ave. – Short North

7. Comune

677 Parsons Avenue — South Side

Comune — Photo by Lauren Sega.

6. Harvest Pizzeria

2885 N. High St. – Clintonville
45 N. High St. – Dublin
2376 E. Main St. – Bexley

5. Watershed Kitchen + Bar

1145 Chesapeake Ave. Suite D – 5xNW

4. Veritas Tavern

11 W. Gay St. – Downtown

3. Wolf Ridge’s Brewing

215 N. Fourth St. – Downtown

2. The Top Steakhouse

2891 E. Main St. – Eastmoor

1. Basi Italia

811 Highland St. – Victorian Village

Flashback: The Best Restaurant of 2018: Service Bar
Flashback: The Best Restaurant of 2017: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
Flashback: The Best Restaurant of 2016: The Guild House
Flashback: The Best Restaurant of 2015: Lindey’s

Flashback: The Best Fine Dining Restaurant of 2014: Lindey’s
Flashback: The Best Everyday Restaurant of 2014: Northstar Café

Note: Our “Best of 2019″ lists are published as the combined results of our annual Reader Nomination Survey and Editor’s Choice picks.

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