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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
  • 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
  • "Everything was great! Have already recommended to friends."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Make a reservation, show up on time, get handed a vibrating caller, wait 10 minutes. Don't bother with reservations."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Went with five business associates. Great lunch. Panini's were great and reasonable price for business lunch. Table was ready when we arrived. The server was efficient, and accurate. Very pleasant. Noise level was low which made it easy for conversation."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed the wide variety of menu options and tasty food"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Wonderful authentic Italian food! The veal meatball appetizer is to die for. Very impressed with all of our meals. My only knock would be the risotto, but still a very well put together dish with the chicken and broccolini."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The bar very noisy. Great top shelf Margritas, didn't ask but wish margeritas was on happy hour. Bartentenders very friendly."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Unfortunately, with the exception of M and Molly Woo's, the service at the Cameron Mitchel restaurants has been unfortunate. Marcella's was better than either Cap City locaitions, but she was still very slow while the restaurant was not very busy."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is our favorite Happy Hour spot. Like always, the food was delicious and it was a perfect setting. Unfortunately, our waiter was not as attentive as we are used to and was very awkward at times to interact with (ex. ordering drinks, delivering our food, ect) - it will not prevent us from coming back, however it was different than normal."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "All starts with a great staff. The Veal Meatball is a must. We are always pleased with Marcella's."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Went to Marcella's for a birthday dinner. The food here is always good. The Melon and Prosciutto appetizer was wonderful. The Veal Meatball melts in your mouth. My dinner was very good. Ravioli Mezzaluna was GREAT. The goat cheese filling was not heavy and the portion was good. The bread was fresh and served promptly with our drink order. The waitress was not very attentive. She stood around for a several minutes in the back while we were trying to pay our bill and get to a movie. She did apologize and we were on our way. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "First time visit and heard a lot about this place but to be honest it was just average and for the price you have a lot of much better Italian options out there than this."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Thank you for a perfect date night!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Marcella's is one of our favorite restaurants, so when my daughter wanted to make a reservation for herself and a group of friends for her 16th birthday, I wasn't surprised. Unfortunately, she said their waitress was not attentive and they had to wait a long time for service and for their food. They had to flag down another waitress. I cannot imagine the restaurant being super busy as it was a Monday evening with 8pm reservation."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Found Marcella's in a busy restaurant and retail area via the Open Table app., but it was not above average or excellent for the price. Our service was prompt, but I'm not sure that the server (albeit very kind) was very informed about dishes and recommendations. The lasagna and kids spaghetti were not spectacular, angel hair pomodoro was good...no "fried cheese (mozzarella sticks)" for kids :( Waiter suggested that fried risotto balls were a good substitute...(while adults liked them, the kids did not). Gelato was a nice surprise to the dessert menu!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Amazing veal meatballs, as well as, other delicious Italian fare."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I have been here several times in recent weeks; this tome was with a group of eight from work. We were seated promptly and received excellent service. While this is not normally a quiet restaurant, we were seated in a separate room which was quite nice. Definitely recommend asking for this room if you have a group of eight or more. As usual the food was very good and I enjoyed a few bottles go the J Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet. Overall a very good experience with a group."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Although some dishes were not as what the menu stated, overall,the food was very good. I have been there before and I would definately go there again. There were 8 in our party and all 8 enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The good: food came quickly once ordered and was good but not great. Our waitress was pleasant. The bad: They could not find our reservation; gave us a pager telling me the table was almost ready but never paged us until I went back in to check, now 30 minutes after our reservation. All other customers had been seated. Then they thought our rsvp was for 2. They seated us but did not tell the waitress - we waited another 12 minutes before ever seeing anyone. She said the host never informed her. They did not provide us with appetizer plates, I stole them from an empty table next door. I never saw a manager doing rounds making sure everything was ok. I hope the downtown location is better, we will never come back to this location again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I went with my 5 year old and he absolutely loved the food. I am gluten free and they had SO many options and accommodated all my requests. My parents are vegetarians and they enjoyed their meal also."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My wife and I love going to Marcellas. It's better than olive garden without being quite as pricey as some Italian restaurants. We've gotten several items, our favorite is the Chicken Parmesan. The Meatball appetizer is pretty great too."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Sunday afternoon great time to stop in. Service was wonderful, 4:30 is a great time for a quite dinner."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This is the perfect place to spend an anniversary. We couldn't have gotten a better evening any place else in Columbus. The service, food and ambience was outstanding and although we will be there many more times through the year, we can't wait until our 38th wedding anniversary. Simply excellent!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I've been to Marcella's a number of times and it never disappoints! Food is always fabulous and the service is excellent as well. Highly recommend this as a place for an informal Italian dinner!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was nothing special one way or the other but our waitress went out of her way to be helpful --- with two small grandchildren in tow!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was my first time at Marella's but will definitely not be my last. The food was great and the ambiance and decor just as good. I have been in search of a place built with love where great Italian food is served with genuine dedication to one's craft. I feel like I have found that place and I am sure my wife and I will make it a destination for some of our special occasions."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! The service was excellent! What wasn't good was the loud mouth lead chef who screamed at the preperation chefs the whole entire time!! We were seated 2 tables from the kitchen and he never stopped . Our waitress even apologized for all the screaming we had to listen to our entire meal. Other than that it was wonderful to reserve on line and be seated right away"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "You could probably throw a dart at this menu and leave beyond satified, but there are a few dishes I have to get everytime I come. If you do not get the veil meatball and the marg. pizza, you are truly doign yourself a disservice. The Penne al a vodka is amazing as well."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Celebrating Father's day... food was great. However, we waited almost 20 minutes for someone to approach our table after being seated and that only happened b/c we had to flag someone down. I hope this was just a fluke in service because have dined at both locations before and never had this problem."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Cheese board starter, great cocktails and all four dishes (spaghetti, lasagne, ravioli and penne alla vodka) were great. Servers were kind and attentive, and could answer questions about our options. Great experience all around."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were out of town and found this restaurant in your listing and the menu looked good. BUT, we ordered Brochette and got this toasted bread with broiled cheese and garlic on top and then a pasta sauce to dip it in. Now that is called Pizza bread in Chicago and it wasn't very good. They had no olive oil or Parmesan at the table. We did get a smidge of very bland olive oil (no cheese to add) and the bread was tasteless. We had to request Parmesan and she brought the cube to our table and shredded it onto our main dish. The pasta dish we had was fine but for a supposed "great Italian" restaurant it left much to be desired. We would never recommend it or return to that restaurant again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food is wonderful. Like the fact that the menu is varied."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Everything was great except for our service it was slow and not good."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We really enjoy their happy hour. We went there for a very nice dinner and the food was good."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "THE CHEF SPECIAL WAS VERY ORDINARY. The ceasar salad was very good-overall pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The best food I have had in a long time! Chelsea was a great bartender and recommended an exceptional wine....give that girl a raise! And the hosts were so friendly and helpful ! Rachael our waitress was also the best........give that girl a raise as well' This was my first visit but I will be back with more people. The food was the best thing I have had in my mouth for years....you may quote me. Many thanks Lori Jayne"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've truly never had a bad experience at either Marcella's locations. the food is always delicious and most importantly - consistent. the service was awesome and our server was a sweetie. Speed of service was perfect. YUM! Thanks Cameron Mitchell for doing such a great job with this place! "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We are long standing patrons of Marcella's and always have an excellent meal."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We made a reservation for patio, but I got a voice message the day of saying that no reservations were allowed for patio. That was too late to make another reservation. When we arrived, it was raining, so we asked for a bar table, but we had to wait 25 minutes. We decided to take a table in the restaurant. We asked if the happy hour would apply and they said no since we weren't in the bar or patio. Food is good, but as a group, we look to find place where we can enjoy happy hour and our reservation really didn't amount to anything."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It was fantastic- our server Jacob apologized for "hovering". Clever. Hovering means attentive service, and super friendly at it."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I had an awesome time! Not only were the starters, incredibly good... Since we dined on Wednesday, the wine bottle we purchased was half off. The meals were excellent as well. Our server helped us with our selections of wine and food. Everything was great!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014