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Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris
Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marcellasitaliankitchen.com
  • Email: marcellaspolaris@cameronmitchell.com
  • Phone: (614) 844-6500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Ho
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Marcella's is available to host your private lunch or dinner event for 20 or more guests. Please contact the General Manager at to begin planning your special event today.
  • Private Party Contact: Brett Nordstrom, General Manager (614) 844-6500
  • Special Events & Promotions: WINE ENTHUSIAST WEDNESDAYS

    Receive half off all bottled wines on Wednesday nights.

    Start a new Sunday family tradition at Marcella's

    Dine with us Sundays and enjoy a Marcella's Chop Salad, Spaghetti & Meatball and a Choice of Chocolate, Pistachio or Honey Vanilla Gelato for only $15.95

    Half Price Happy Hour at Marcella's Polaris

    Join us for half price happy hour in our bar, cocktail lounge and patio Monday - Friday from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy half off our bar menu and $3 beers, $5 spirits & specialty cocktails, and ½ off select wines.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking is available in a lot right outside of Marcella's Polaris.
A word from Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris
Marcella's Italian Kitchen is a bustling, urban burst of Italian flavor and energy. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Marcella's Italian Kitchen will have a lively atmosphere – whether it be for sharing lunch, dinner or a late night snack. The dynamic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines served by the bottle or quartino. The Italian menu features selections of olives, meats, cheese, hot and cold small plates, as well as a variety of pizzas, pastas and Italian specialties. Marcella's Italian Kitchen brings an authentic Italian cafe to the Polaris Town Center, located across the street from Polaris Fashion Place.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was great as always. Unfortunately our waitress was never around and we didn't get bread till after our meal was brought to the table."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "After having a less than desirable experience at Marcella's nearly a year ago I decided to give it another try. Still disappointing. The atmosphere was loud. The service was slow. And my entree (Salmon) was overcooked and crusty. When you walk out of the door with a $150 bill, I expect much better."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Lots of options for gluten sensitive. Wait staff attuned to gluten issues -- even noted a cheese that had gluten in it. Provided gluten-free bread."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Overall experience was fair, but given it's a Cameron Mitchell restaurant, I expected better. My main complaint was my linguini and clams dish. I love that dish and usually get it if it's on a menu. I saw it on the menu and just ordered it....w/out ready about the dish. Turns out, they put bacon and decent size onion slices in it. The bacon overpowered the dish and I couldn't taste the clams, plus there was twice as much bacon as clams. It should have been linguini and bacon. I mentioned it to waitress, who asked if I would like it prepared with less bacon, but I told her I would eat it."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food and ambiance were fantastic, had a group of 8 for a late dinner. Service started out just a little slow but picked up for the most part. Had salads, soup, apps, pasta, and pizza and had no complaints about any!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We dined at Marcella's last week for lunch. We had a party of 6 and a high chair. The food was very good as expected. The server was very nice but seemed t disappear for long periods of time. Had to ask for water and additional bread more than once. I was surprised because we dine at Michell's restaurants frequently and rarely experience this kind of service."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Friendly service, great fresh selection, chicken marsala and gnocchi bolegnese are wonderful. Positive staff. A place to return."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It was a wonderful dining experience for us. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Went with my wife for her Birthday. The first table they sat us in was not level and kept bobbing up and down. We asked if they could put a napkin under the stand to fix it. No one came to fix it for several minutes so we asked our server if we could move to a new table. She moved us to a very nice corner booth. The rest of the evening went very well. Both of our entrees were fantastic and they gave us a complimentary dessert."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I had been to Marcella's before so I was a little disappointed with this return visit. We were seated by the window and there was a severe cold draft. It felt as if the window was open. We mentioned it to th waiter but were offered no relief. We basically had to eat with our coats on. We also had to ask repeatedly for extra sauce, bread, water refills, and never did get the refill of olive oil for the bread. There were 5 people in our party so I don't feel a second basket of bread was excessive. The food was ok but not really as good as I had remembered. I would give them another try but would ask for a table not by the window."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is pretty good here. Tons of gluten free options was pleasantly refreshing. I ordered the feature of the day which was supposed to have 3 different types of seafood in it but instead only came with clams. A bit disappointing. Also, we ordered the vanilla "gelato" which was really just ice cream in a bowl. I know the difference between the two, I'm not a fool."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We husband and I, along and his cousins went for dinner. Everything was amazing, from the food to the half priced bottles of wine. We ended up getting three bottles between the four of us. I was happy to see all of the gluten free options they had and was even more surprised that they were actually very tasty. I would highly recommend the gluten free pizza. We had two servers, one for dinner and another for a bottle of wine only at the bar after dinner. They were both pleasant and accommodating. It was a lovely evening overall."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I felt our food was good when we finally received it. Service was slow even though the restaurant wasn't that busy. The waitress was sub-par for a restaurant like this. We ordered a bottle of wine and it was warm. It wasn't opened at the table so we could feel the cork to see if it was good. Red wine should be kept at cellar temperature around 62 degrees. This was warm to the touch and already opened so we felt we had to keep it. For a Cameron Mitchell restaurant, I was honestly a little disappointed."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We love every Cameron Mitchell restaurant we've tried, and I believe we've been to almost every one! Finding delicious gluten-free Italian food is NOT easy, but Marcella's is the answer--even the bread is yummy. We will return!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We ordered a few appetizers, salad and two entrees at our 8 p.m. reservation. The restaurant was busy but within 30 minutes had cleared out some. The food was amazing, the wine was as well and we plan to return. However I must say we were really surprised at how slow our server was at every turn. We had to ask for things more than once (bread for the oil that was poured when we sat, wine glasses rather than bourbon glasses, water refills, and the like. By 9, our server was only waiting on usand while she was very nice and helpful with the menu items, she clearly forgot about us on more than one occasion. Overall 3 1/2 stars. We stayed til 10:30 so clearly we enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner with close friends, . . . great night was had by all. Our friends have out of town company arriving soon and are anxious to bring them to this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Thanks to OpenTable, I was able to snag a table for 2 after a movie, and sneak in before the walk-ins. Marcella's is our favorite for consistently great food. We love the calamari and olives, Marcella's chopped salad, the pizzas and pastas, especially the gnocchi. My daughter described it as 'the creamiest gnocchi EVER' and she considers herself a connoisseur of gnocchi. The wait staff is friendly, considerate, attentive without hovering. This is a great place to go!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I really appreciate your gluten free menu. I have not had the pasta yet...hopefully it is a tasty as the gluten free pizza."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were promptly seated and our beverage and menu choices were taken quickly. And the we waited and waited -20 minutes for our salad and nearly an hour before the dinner came out. My dinner was not warm and it did not taste good."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Marcella's - Polaris continues to be an outstanding dining experience. Great service - great food, nice staff. We had a 6 pm reservation but he birthday girl (she is pregnant) was hungry early - go figure! Hostess went out of her way to seat us early. What a great place!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We came on the recommendation of a friend and were very impressed with the service and the menu. It had a great gluten-free menu (best we have seen so far). I would a recommend a reservation on weekend nights as it seemed very busy when we arrived but we were quickly seated with our reservation. The restaurant can get somewhat noisy and it can become hard to hear conversations."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My husband and I go to Marcella's every year for our anniversary. We are vegetarians, so would say there are not as many choices for us, but we did have enough to choose from. The food was very good and the server did a wonderful job. Very friendly and quick service. Food came quickly and was of great quality. I would definitely recommend making a recommendation, we were seated within minutes of arriving. We were seated in a private room with about 6 other couples, so it was away from the noise and crowd. I am assuming this is where they seat those who make reservations??? Anyhow, great experience, great food, great service. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Extremely noisy and our waitress was terrible! Would only recommend this restaurant based on the food which was very good."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Marcella's is the best Italian restaurant hands down. It is very romantic but at the same time wonderful for groups and families. I live in Cincinnati and drive up to Columbus just to eat here. It is beyond mere words, but I will try. When looking at the menu the combinations are different then any restaurant I have ever been to and they are outstanding. This visit I tried their mushroom pizza and it brought me to tears because it was that fantastic. The prices are maybe a little more pricey than chain restaurants, but not be much at all and the food quality is a thousand times better. This last visit cost under sixty for three people that also included two appetizers. The service is also very attentive and personable. A MUST TRY!!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Great restaurant overall. Tables were a little too close together and it was so noisy that I could barely talk to my children or hear them for that matter. I would definitely go again but I would not recommend it as a place to take a date or to have any kind of romantic dinner, far too loud for that. I would, however, recommend anyone who loves Italian food to go to Marcella's because the food was excellent and the best part of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great service, great food, great atmosphere. I would highly recommend this place to friends and family."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Ordered filet medium. cooked raw. sent back, cook sliced it up to try and cook it faster. still raw. they made it right by giving me chicken marsala while I waited. steak for 3rd time came out, and it was cooked fine but because the cook cut it up the flavor was gone completely. Manager was very embarrassed. gave me my meal for free. tipped waitress on amount it should have been because she was wonderful. Marasla btw was great. Overall they just had a bad day I think."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was my first time visiting Marcella's. I absolutely loved my meal (the veggie pizza)! Our waitress was also friendly, helpful, and attentive. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Never disappointed But felt more rushed this visit"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This restaurant just doesn't miss a beat! Thank you for the impeccable service from our server Ben, as well as the entire management team for stopping by and making sure we were happy. You're all awesome!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We liked the place and food was very good. We had pizza and it was awesome. Fo desert we had the profiteroles, very good and very big portions enough for 3 people. Music was a tad loud, but acceptable. Our server was nice, but she was very busy, so we had to wait longer to get water refilled, to get the etc. Overall good experience and we'll definitely go there again."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This is the second time we ate there and just as the first time the food was outstanding as was the service. My wife and I have made this our new food spot. We tried different dishes and they were great. If you want a good Italian meal that is priced reasonable this is the place to come"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was wonderful our server Kim could not have been better. We will definitely be back. The location is very convenient as well."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Some in group thought that the red-italian sause was bland- like it came out of a jar. The service was slow. The server appologized for the service- but that really didn't make up for the fact that it was. Someone in the group said that they had just been to Carrabbas and the food was better as well as the service. Their glasses were never empty at Carrabbas- didn't have to ask for them to be filled up. And the spaghetti was much better- tasting at Carrabbas. The greeters were fine. Very pleasant. With so many restaurants in Columbus the competition is greater. We will probably try another restaurant or even one in the same restaurant "Mitchell" family the next time. The desserts were very slow in coming."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The best gluten-free menu I have seen anywhere. Outstanding. Very delicious."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I had our wedding rehearsal dinner at Marcella's Polaris. Since then, we've come back a number of times, for a variety of occasions. They are consistently wonderful. Our most recent visit was on Valentine's Day. We made reservations in advance. When we walked in, we were greeted and immediately taken to a table. Yes, we had reservations ... but I figure on big dining out holidays (like Valentine's), a reservation usually doesn't mean immediate seating. Our waitress was sweet and attentive, and the food was wonderful. It did not taste like it had been under a heat lamp (as you can sometimes get on super busy restaurant days). As the title of the review indicates, Marcella's doesn't disappoint."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "So happy that we picked Marcella's for our Valentine's dinner date. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. She checked back on us at appropriate times and made our dining experience a truly enjoyable experience!!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We couldn't get a table on valentines day so we came on 15th. We had a very nice time. And pkan to frequent more often."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The prices is very reasonable service is great food great"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We go to Marcella's (and other Cameron Mitchell restaurants) because of their amazing Gluten-Free menu."
    Dined on 2/14/2014