In the mood for a caprese salad followed by a bowl of pasta and accompanied by a bottle of Chianti? You’re not alone – Italian cuisine is a favorite for many! Not surprisingly, Columbus has many excellent Italian restaurants. Grab a date or some buddies and head to one of these eateries for some of the most delicious food in the city.
1. Basi Italia
Basi Italia is perhaps one of Columbus's most talked about Italian restaurants. It features delicious Northern Italian dishes and has an incredibly romantic patio.
Basi Italia is located at 11 Highland St., Columbus, OH 43215.
A top destination in the Short North, Marcella's is an excellent place to satisfy your pasta cravings. It is a Cameron Mitchell Restaurant and it has a wonderful atmosphere, great happy hour, and (of course) fantastic food.
Marcella's is located at 615 N High St., Columbus, OH 43215.
3. Z Cucina di Spirito
Z Cucina di Spirito is a romantic, upscale Italian restaurant. Here you'll find a white tablecloth dining experience, traditional flavors, and a modern presentation.
Z Cucina di Spirito is located at 1368 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212.
4. Martini Modern Italian
Martini is a beautiful modern establishment. Here you'll find an inviting contemporary space, decadent Italian inspired dishes, and fantastic craft cocktails.
Martini Modern Italian is located at 445 N High St., Columbus, OH 43215.
5. Lola & Guiseppe's Trattoria
If you're not in the mood for an upscale dining experience, but still craving great Italian food, try Lola & Guiseppe's Trattoria. This is a beloved mom & pop restaurant that serves excellent dishes in a comfortable, casual atmosphere.
Lola & Guiseppe's Trattoria is located at 100 Granville St., Columbus, OH 43230.
6. Trattoria Roma
Trattoria Roma is the perfect destination for simple, yet elevated Italian dishes. Here you'll find a charming atmosphere, perfect for a dinner outing. They also have a great gluten-free menu!
Trattoria Roma is located at 1447 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212.
7. Due Amici
Situated right in the middle of downtown Columbus, Due Amici is a sleek spot for dinner and drinks. It's a great place for pastas and pizzas, which are always prepared with fresh, local ingredients.
Due Amici is located at 67 E Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215.
Which Italian restaurant in Columbus is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
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