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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Too many bridal parties on a Saturday night . Waiter was excellent . Kitchen slow. Very noisy"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We travel from Pittsburgh just to eat at Marcella's. Hands down the best restaurant. Fresh, delicious food that rolls your eyes back with every bite. We stayed in Columbus for 3 days and went there for 2 dinners and went to the sister restaurant 'the pearl' for a lunch, which was also fantastic."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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