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  • Marcella's

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  • Address:
    615 North High Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Short North - Arena District
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Marcella's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marcellasristorante.com
  • Phone: (614) 223-2100
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Friday - Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Deutschle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Book your bachelorette party at Marcella’s! Nestled in the Short North Arts District, and near the Arena District, Marcella’s is the perfect place to begin your bachelorette party night. Choose one of our special packages, or we’ll work with you to create the ultimate bridal party experience! Minimum of 10 guests per package. Call 614.223.2100 today and ask to speak with Dain Cooke. Congratulations on your engagement, and we hope to celebrate
    with you soon at Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar!
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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

    Wine Enthusiast Night

    Join us for Wine Enthusiast Nights at Marcella's Short North on Sunday and Monday evenings. You'll receive 25% off all bottled wines on our exclusive Italian wine list. Salute!

    Happy Hour at Marcella's Short North

    Join us for half price happy hour in our bar and cocktail lounge, Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy half off selected food and drink menu items during happy hour in the bar area.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available for $6.00 during dinner service.
A word from Marcella's
Marcella’s is a bustling, urban burst of Italian flavor & energy. Marcella’s has a lively atmosphere – whether it be for sharing 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 (1/3 of the bottle), but don’t forget about the ample offerings of antipasti & pizza. Marcella’s brings an authentic Italian cafe to Columbus’ Short North Arts District. Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Best Italian food Columbus has to offer; prime location; classy and energetic."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "We dined at Marcella's late afternoon on a Sunday, which was a perfect time because it wasn't too crowded or loud. The food is outstanding - not a bad item or dish on the menu! We have eaten here many times but each time we remark how great the food is. Our server Morgan was the best we've had to date. She not only makes an effort to please you but actually knows the dishes and food very well. That made our return even better! This is one of the best places for small plates and Italian in Columbus."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We love this restaurant had a great window table and just enjoyed our anniversary."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We go to Marcella's regularly for different occasions (anniversary, birthdays, date night) and the service & food never cease to impress. We love this restaurant at both Short North and Polaris locations, and always recommend whenever we get the chance!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We celebrated our 29th anniversary with our daughter at Marcella's. We shared a salad, a meatball, chicken parm, seared salmon, and lasagna. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I visited Marcella's for our anniversary dinner and had a great experience. The food was above and beyond and we were quickly and easily seated."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at Marcella's on the recommendation of our daughter. I had the sunchoke and escarole salad and he had the beet salad as starters and we shared. Both were great! We each ordered the fettucine with meatball and both thoroughly enjoyed it! He ate every bite of his, but my half of my portion warmed up for a delicious lunch the next day! I also enjoyed the Sicilian Sting cocktail off of the drink menu. We feel that we can not steer you wrong if you end your meal with the profiteroles with gelato. Yummy! Just enough to share! Our only complaint was the noise level. It was extremely busy and noisy as everyone was talking at the top of their voices to be heard including the wait staff."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The food was excellent although the portions were very small for the price. I had reservations and checked in when I arrived. Somehow the host did not record my arrival and when my boss attempted to buy my dinner via phone she was told that I never checked in. This created an awkward situation that never should have happened. I called and talked to the manager who apologized and offered me a meal if I was still in town, which I was not. He offered nothing else. Not exactly what I expected."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Every time we visit Marcella's we are pleased beyond our expectations. The food and service are both just exceptional. I don't know any other way to put it. I brought my out-of-town in-laws in for dinner for the first time and they are still talking about it. They loved the vibrant ambience and especially the food. It was a highlight of our weekend together. Terrific!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. We had a very good time. We had a female waiter but this other gentlemen also checked in with us. That gentlemen was awesome! He apologize for my pizza getting dropped on the ground and brought me a salad while I waited. He also brought drinks and a desert to split; which everyone thought was super nice of him. I enjoyed myself and will always return."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Their meatball appetizer is out of this world! Furthermore, on the day I went they had an artichoke risotto special that was incredible!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "My experience was so bad here I felt I needed to write a review, which I never do. My wife and I were seated promptly after giving them my name for the reservations, and that's where the service ended. We sat there for twenty minutes, completely unattended to, not even given water. We were seated by the server station and watched as server after server walked by without anyone giving us even a glance. After we saw a table attended to that was seated much later than us, we had to walk out. I told the hostess why we were leaving, and she just gave us a half-hearted "sorry" and asked where we were seated. No getting a manager, no attempt to compensate us, nothing. I feel I should say that it wasn't busy at all, perhaps 60% full."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Just can't get enough of the tasty dishes here. The tiny little 2-person tables are a logistical challenge, but the food makes up for it. Try the melted pecorino with sliced apples & honey!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My fiancé and I recently visited Marcella's for the first time, and we had a lovely experience. The food was great, and it was reasonably priced. We enjoyed the variety and the flavors. We also enjoyed the atmosphere and the service."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I love this place and bring people here who are visiting all the time because I want them to feel the energetic vibe of Columbus."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had a great meal, sitting right against the open windows in the front. By far one of the best seats in the house! The wine list, especially the choices by the glass, was impressive and had a nice selection of true Italian wines. We all had pasta dishes, which were good as long as you added something to them. For example, with my penne all'arrabbiata, I added mushrooms and that gave the dish a nice and needed dimension. The meatball is a famous item, but don't just get it alone as an appetizer -- order it to come with your pasta dishes so everyone can share in a great pasta & meatball combination."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "marcella's has a great happy hour! the food is always great. try to get a window seat in the summer with the windows open."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The best dinner I've ever had in Columbus. I would recoomend cheeses and a Sierra Nevada as appetizers :D"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Friendly staff and amazing food! Won't be the last tom we go there."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service was very good. I wanted to go to a Cameron Mitchell restaurant for our anniversary and we brought our nineteen month old. This restaurant is not good for toddlers, but that is not the restaurants fault."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The servers were very helpful and concerned for us that our meal was in fact gluten free. The gluten free options were delicious, even the bread! The gluten free options were a little sparse in terms of dessert, but that did not bother me."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We all found our food to be delicious and timely served. My main complaint is that the tables were quite close together and the noise level was very loud. We had to practically yell to be heard across the table. This is fine for a loud, boisteroud group- but we were a small family celebrating a birthday."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Best meal I've had in Columbus in a very long time!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We started with appetizers and wine. The food was fantastic! When we are in town, we will definitely go back!!!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Just passing through with my 10yr. old granddaughter...used trip advisor for recommendations. We shared small plates and appetizers. Everything was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "There were 3 in our party and we made reservations for 10PM on 07.18.14. We we arrived, the hostess requested we wait...the wait was 15 minutes. We counted 8 open tables on our way to our table when we were finally seated. Once the waiter arrived, we had been waiting and already knew our drink and entire dinner order. The food came out very fast and was hot. We enjoyed our table and each other. There was several wait staff on, but no one ever came by to check on us, refill drinks, ask if we wanted dessert (we were celebrating a birthday), or to clear dirty dishes. In fact, to get the check delivered, I eventually laid out my credit card-a no one picked it up. I eventually took it up to the hostess desk and requested to speak to the manager."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I've been to Marcella's many times and it's always been great. Both the pasta and pizzas are delicious and the wine list never disappoints! My only complaints would be how close the tables are together. You feel a little cramped in there and having so many people in one restaurant makes it pretty noisy and difficult to hold a conversation. Also, on this particular trip, despite making reservations and showing up exactly on time for them, we still had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Perfect for gathering with Friends for Happy Hour or Dinner"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed Marcella's very much. Food and beverage excellent, and the wait staff suberb!! It was a bit too noisy, but only because it was packed as it usually is when we are there. We love eating there. Nathan"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It was quite embarrassing to bring clients for an 8:00 reservation, only to finally be seated at 9:20. Hostess arrange for free appetizers while we waited, but then got billed for those, orders came out wrong, etc., etc. It was very busy, but if you can't handle a full restaurant, don't book so many tables."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Crowded and noisy but the service and food was good. Can't go wrong with stopping in and trying this place out!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We opted to share our selections "tapas" style. The food was brought out as it was ready. Everything was fantastic and the service was superb!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Of all Cameron Mitchell's eateries, Marcella's has been the most consistent. The old favorites rarely waver in our expectations of their consistency while the new dishes make a favorable impression. The food is fresh, quickly served and the service is attentive without being intrusive."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The spaghetti and meatball is a classic musy-try, and the melted pecorino cheese appetizer is to die for. The service was great and quick despite how crowded the place was. Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food, drinks and service. Hellishly loud. I'll be back, but with earplugs. Gnocci was amazing."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The resturant has a great location, which only helps build the experience. The menu is not the biggest which is perfect because the options you have is always done to pefection. The staff has always been top notch and the service is great. Highly recommend to everyone."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Excellent choice for Italian in the Short North. We split the carpaccio, gnocchi and chicken parmesan. I thought the portions were fair, my boyfriend loved everything and wanted more. We will be back to try the pizzas and other small plates as well."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've never had a bad experience at Marcella's. I had the sicilian pizza and a meatball for an appetizer and I can still taste it in the best of ways. Ryan was our server and was absolutely outstanding. I spilled a little oil on my shirt and he was there, on the spot with a glass of soda with lemon for me!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This restaurant has good food, but the service is even better. If you go here you definitely need to get a meatball - that was the best thing they had!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Absolutely love this place, I come here every time I have someone visiting me in Columbus as its a great local place to bring people. Italian is not usually my "go to" cuisine, but the food here is always exceptional. This past visit was the first time I encountered a waiter that was not so on top of things -- it took him 15 minutes to even come over and give us water, we did not get our bread for a full half hour and he forgot to bring our drinks after we ordered them ( my guess is that he may have been new) -- he was very sweet, just seemed a little overwhelmed. Otherwise, as per always, the atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. I tend to be a HUGE fan of the mushroom truffle pizza and the pesto shrimp pizza."
    Dined on 7/5/2014