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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
  • "Great food, drinks and service. Hellishly loud. I'll be back, but with earplugs. Gnocci was amazing."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "The service was very good and our waiter was excellent . We celebrated a birthday and we appreciated that the waiters did not sing. The cocktails were excellent. We had gourmet pizzas and these were very good including the gluten free option. Will come again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 have eaten at Marcella's around 10 times. Most of them I have tried something different and everytime the food has been amazing. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Visited Columbus and went to this place. Liked it so much that decided to go there the second time in several days! NOTE: make a reservation ahead of time!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I moved away 2 years ago to Arizona but every time I come home to Columbus 1-2 times a year...Marcella's is on my list to visit. I came here on July 3rd and had the worst service. The server was very rude. When I noticed lipstick marks all over my martini glass. I was actually the apologetic one for asking him if I could have another glass because of it. He looked at my glass, acknowledged that he saw them, and just walked away. He came back with a clean glass but didn't even say a word. He was not very friendly before that glass incident and he certainly wasn't after. Not really sure what I could have done. I certainly wasn't about to drink from a glass that had clearly not been cleaned enough."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Hubby and I chose Marcellas for anniversary subnet. As foodies we were VERY impressed. We shared small plates, an appwrist and a pizza. ALL were extremely flavorful and cooked to perfection. The wine detection was great and our waitress was too. She was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Minor complaint was the noise level. Very loud environment, noisy din of conversations. Oh well, noise didn't interfere with fabulous food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, although the restaurant is a bit cramped for space. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious and beautifully prepared."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our group of 10 was not disappointed in a single thing we ordered - and we ordered a lot! We had about 4 or 5 appetizers, plus entrees, plus drinks. The food was exceptional. Our only complaint was having to wait a good 30 minutes for a table we had reserved. Marcella's made up for it though by giving us 2 free appetizers. Most of us were from out of town, but I'm betting that if any of us were to visit Columbus again, Marcella's would be on the list of places to go!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Marcella's has always been great! The food is wonderful. I have never tried anything there I was not impressed with. The service is also impeccable. You can tell how well they do just by passing by the restaurant and seeing how busy they are. It is a true hot spot!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I ate at Marcella's for my birthday. I'm on a gluten free diet and I really appreciated all the wheat free options that are available, beyond salad!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went to Marcella's for dinner on a Tuesday evening. The place was fairly crowded, and pretty loud. However, the noise level was no worse than many of the other restaurants in the Short North area of Columbus . I had the lasagna. It was very well made and the serving size was huge. Great service, as well. Parking is heard to find, so I recommend using the valet service."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Good food, good service, and great location. Can easily walk to any of the Short North/Park Street bars after dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Too many bridal parties on a Saturday night . Waiter was excellent . Kitchen slow. Very noisy"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Amazing with how crowded the restaurant was, how exceptional the service and food was! Food was served promptly, drinks refreshed on cue. Wonderful evening..."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've been several times and the food is always outstanding. On a Saturday it's super crowded and loud and often difficult to carry on a conversation but as long as you are prepared for that ahead of time the food and energy more than makes up for it."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our waiter was amazing, and so was the food. It came out super fast even though it was packed, which was great too!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food was really, really good. Our server recommended some great appetizers and entrées."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Marcella's food and service never disappoints. Our favorite server Jordan makes great menu suggestions! Try the crispy potato pizza or the fettuccine and meatball or the linguine and clams....homemade pastas will melt in your mouth. Leave room for dessert! Marcella's is one of our favorite spots"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Met some out-of-town friends at Marcella's for a catch-up dinner. We had been to several Cameron Mitchell restaurants in the past and have never had a bad experience. The service was great even with a young staff. Not to sound like an old woman, but sometimes younger staff people can seem inattentive. This was the exact opposite of that experience. We had the cheese plate and smoked meats, which were excellent. The parmesan crusted onions were also great. Salads very nice, good portion sizes. Entrees included mezza luna ravioli, chicken with pickled vegetables, and capellini pomodoro. The capellini was a little bland - more pomodoro! It was loud inside, but had a good vibe on a Saturday night. Mixed drinks and sangria were also excellent"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had an amazing experience at Marcella's this past weekend. Service was outstanding along with the food! Will make it a regular spot to go from now on!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Energetic is not a good term. It was TOO NOISY. When you have to shout to the person next to you at a small table, it's just too loud. Also our appetizer pizza came to the table after the main course. What we wanted was a nice relaxing, leisurely dinner, we were in and out in 60 minutes. I made online reservations 3 weeks ago, and we were put in the back of the restaurant next to a table of about 10 - 12 people. I thought that by making reservations, we would get priority seating in a nicer area up front were the windows were open."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Marcella's is hands down our favorite place to eat in Columbus. Service, food, atmosphere, they have the whole package. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was my second time at Marcella's and it was just as wonderful as I had remembered! Great atmosphere, great staff and outstanding food! I cannot wait for my next visit!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "my son had his choice of any restaurant in town and he picked Marcella's. Of course, as usual, it was superb. The waitress was awesome and even though there was a slight error on our bill she quickly corrected it and it was perfect. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Was seated at the appropriate time for a Friday night reservation. Waitstaff was attentive but not obtrusive. Very loud - difficult to carry on a conversation but a minor annoyance overall. Food was good at a fair price. Overall a good choice that would warrant going back."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I made a reservation and always expected to be seated at the time my reservation was made. I was sat right on time when the restaurant was very busy. Nice job. Our server was very attentive and personable. Meatball was fantastic."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. They open up the bar area and we got to sit right there in front. It was awesome! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "always a pleasure to fine at one of Mr Mitchell's eateries!!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great restaurant, food, awesome food, lots of fun. Very loud."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We have visited other Marcella's locations and really enjoyed our visit to this location. It is vibrant and just delicious. Service was pretty good given the crowd but could have been a little more attentive. The large meatball is something you have to try with your meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Marcella's has Great Service and a wonderful Wine Selection, but the dish I ordered was mediocre at best. I had the spaghetti and meatball and will definitely have to chose something different next time. But, the taramisu was extremely good! Again - awesome service."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Good cocktails, good food, nice ambience. Went there based on the OpenTable reviews, we were not disappointed."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a slight problem, on our end, with scheduling on a Friday evening. The staff did a great job of squeezzing us into the schedule earlier than our original reservation. Just another reason we frequent Cameron Mitchell's restaurants."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Don't leave without trying the veal meatball!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Had an early dinner on a Saturday. First, parking is difficult -- $6 valet parking is only real option. Food was decent. We had Prosciutto di Parma as a appetizer which was excellent. My wife had pasta with tomatoes, which was fine. I had lasagna which came out of the kitchen just barley warm and covered with a sauce that was most tomato paste -- very heavy tomato "flavor: and highly acidic. Their wine service was odd wine is sold in 1/4, 1/2, and 1 liter carafes. If you order a full bottle -- 750 ml -- they just dump it in a one liter carafe, so forgot about taking left over wine home. Prices are good. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014