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

Martini Modern Italian Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.martinimodernitalian.com
  • Phone: (614) 224-8259
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Executive Chef: John “JP” Iacobucci
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Imagine a private dining room decorated with dark woods, white leather and unique lighting, paired with the energy of the Short North Arts District in downtown Columbus. Our completely private dining room is located on the upper level of Martini Modern Italian and may be closed off from the main dining area with double glass doors. This modern and cosmopolitan space can accommodate up to 70 guests and is available during morning and afternoon hours, Monday through Friday while the restaurant is closed, and nightly during dinner service.
  • Private Party Contact: Dennis Gehring (614) 224-8259
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sunday Wine Night at Martini Modern Italian

    Featuring half off all wines by the bottle on Sunday nights.

    Happy Hour at Martini Modern Italian

    Join us for happy hour in our bar, Monday - Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m (in the bar only). Martini Modern Italian features $5 martinis and half-price appetizers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vine
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available during dinner hours for $6. Parking is also available in adjacent surface lots, at street meters and in the adjacent garage.
A word from Martini Modern Italian
Martini Modern Italian is a vibrant, high energy restaurant featuring timeless Italian techniques, innovative culinary presentations & progressive handcrafted cocktails, all in a sexy, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Located in the Short North Arts District across from the Convention Center, Martini is just minutes away from the Arena District & is open nightly for dinner. Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We loved the appetizers and drinks. However, their air conditioning was not working and it happened to be one of the hottest days in Columbus. So we had to skip dinner and leave for a walk outside where it was a bit cooler. This was disappointing since we had a great table by the front sliding windows which could have opened up if there had been a cool breeze. If we are in town again, we would give it another chance, perhaps in the evening when its cooler! Great drinks and appetizers and though!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We went to Martini with another couple and enjoyed every minute. The service was exceptional and the food even better (particularly the sea scallops). 50% off bottles of wine on Sunday made it even better. I'd highly recommend Martini for any special occasion or just a date night."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The best authentic Italian food I've had. The homemade pasta just melts in your mouth! The martinis are amazing as well, I ended up skipping dessert for a second round martini:). I didn't have to want for anything because the service was top-notch. This will be our dinner spot from now on when we visit Columbus."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The fresh mozzarella is worth a trip to Martini in itself. Very consistent food overall; the beef tenderloin is top notch. Ambience is dark, rich, perfect for a romantic dinner. And this may sound odd, but the bathrooms are just as fabulous (and clean) as the dining room. Good Italian wine list and, best of all, a proficient, knowledgeable, and friendly bar staff. Try the Pear-Elderflower cocktail. Highly recommended. Many of Cameron Mitchell's restaurants feel (and taste) like a chain while charging independent, fine dining prices. Martini is an exception."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for a fine dining experience in the Columbus area while visiting with out niece and Martini Modern Italian fit the bill nicely. It was very posh inside yet not too stuffy. The attire ranged from casual, off-the-street clothes to couples and groups dressed to the nines for an evening out. The wine and cocktail menu is expansive. The menu provided a nice variety of options and the prices are on par with other restaurants of this caliber. The food was excellent and the portions are generous. We enjoyed our evening at Martini's and will return again without any doubt."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food and server were great. Tasty and uniquely prepared. Atmosphere was lively. Street parking and valet were both available. A wrong entree was prepared, and the staff quickly apologized and made the correct order complimentary. A birthday brought 6 of us out, and dessert for the celebrant was also complimentary. These acts erased any negativity. Room noise was a bit loud, and the room a little too warm on this summer evening. I would enjoy dining here again."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Coming from NYC and being able to dine at top restaurants often..this was on par with anything Italian I have ever dined at. Mozzarella was truly one of the best I have ever had,staff incredible. Can't wait to visit my son at Ohio State in parents weekend to dine here again!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Martini is perfect for a drink then dinner. The martini menu is wonderful. The dinner menu includes a variety of homemade pastas and entrees. It was all delightful."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were having a birthday party for my daughter-in-law. What a fun night. Good food, excellent service, good drinks and lots of fun."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We always enjoy Martini' when we're downtown for business. We stopped in for "date night" this time and, as per the usual, had a great dinner with outstanding service!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food and service! Happy hour drinks and appetizers were a great value."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Upon walking into this restaurant, there was a vacuum cleaner to the left sitting on a bench-not exactly appetizing. The lower level of this restaurant was very crowded and loud when we arrived. My husband and I were seated in the upper level which was quiet but lacked ambience. Our server was very attentive at first but then was fairly scarce when they got busy. I heard the server ask another employee for help but it I don't believe assistance ever came. The food and cocktails were very good."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I've been to this great place twice (because I live about 1000 miles away) and it is wonderful! Fabulous food, great for just one or with a group -- unusual decor touches, incredibly nice check-in people, super bar! This time our waiter pushed the add-ons just a bit too many times and it seemed as if it was just to pad our bill. He was efficient though and everything else was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Very good food. A little pricey, but, enjoyed the salad, wine, entree, and dessert. Service very good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is our 4th time to eat at Martini's when we are in Columbus and will not be our last time. The steaks and seafood are the best we have ever had."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our waiter was wonderful. He new the menu well, was pleasant, and saw that we had everything in timely manner."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I'm from the NY/NJ area and this resturant is comparable to any of them. Great food, service and a beautiful bar. Walk out and your in downtown Columbus not a NYC!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal from start to finish, and the service from our waiter was simply outstanding. The only negative from our perspective is that the place is pretty loud. Hard floors, hard walls, etc. carry the sounds everywhere. It really cannot be classified as a romantic spot for two because of the noise level, as you feel you must compete with the noise level to be heard at your table."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our meals! We had the mozzarella appetizer, the lasagna, chicken parm and the tenderloin (actually a filet). The waiter recommended the tenderloin and oh my was it the best steak I have ever had! The only negative I can think of was that it is a pretty loud restaurant but other than that we absolutely loved it!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "One of the best Italian meals I've ever had! Wow! Service was superb - definitely one of our favorite Columbus restaurants after one visit! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were very happy with our experience. We have been to Martinis once before with our family for our daughters 30th birthday. My husband could not stop thinking about the yummy steak he had ( the tenderloin ), and could not wait to get back. We wanted this to be a special night for us, and it definitely met our expectation."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My wife and I had the best meal ever. It was a surprise for us. The waiter, John, was very attentive and went way out of his way to make sure we ordered the right bottle of wine. After about 5 tastings and his recommendation, we found the permit one. The food and presentation was over the top. My wife, who is a great cook, raved about it. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Can never go wrong at Martini, great food, great service as always. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Lots of selections on menu. Veal dishes need work. Appetizers and salad excellent. Fish, Halibut, excellent but small portion. Desserts very good. Drinks good. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My family was celebrating our son's big promotion before the show and we had a great dinner. We always do!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the wine list varied. Only objection is the noise level. Although some may consider it vibrant or energetic, I would call it loud. Very difficult to carry on a conversation. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We visit Martini a couple of times a year… the food is consistently the best in Columbus. Also, consistently, is the average level of service. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I decided to order something off the menu that I had never tried here before and selected the scallops. They were amazing! The sauce they came in helped bring out the flavor, and the greens made a wonderful addition. I had the tiramisu for my birthday dessert and if it's possible, it tasted even better than it's "coffee in a mug" appearance. I tried the Testatrossa cocktail with Jameson whiskey and passion fruit, I definitely recommend even if you don't like whiskey. I come here every year for my birthday and have never been disappointed! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Martini Modern Italian. Sunday half price a bottle of wine was on which added to the charm. We both had the Martini Salad and she had the butternut squash tortelloni and I had the "Best Steak in Columbus" tenderloin. The tortelloni was very good with complex flavors and a nice finish. The steak was truly outstanding - as long as you like the toppings, gorgonzola/blue cheesy! The atmosphere was alive but not too loud to have an intimate conversation.."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good food, great drinks, difficult to hear each other"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great traditional Italian food w/ a modern flair. Nice wine selection and specialty drinks. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It was great food at Martini's. The atmosphere was kinda loud in the restaurant which was bothering us. Really nice and good service. Server talked german with us when he figured out we are from Germany *thumbs_up*"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It was a great place to dine, the starting point for the bachelorette party!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We've been here several times for special occasions and have never been disappointed. This time we took the kids (ages 9 & 11) and were very happy with the kids menu. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The "hand made at the moment ordered" mozzarella cheese was very disappointing and can no longer recommend it. The mozzarella texture was tough and rubbery. Everything else ordered by our party of 7 was excellent. All 3 veal dished were great. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The most wonderful anniversary dinner I could imagine"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great experience for a group of 7 out of towners. Only complaint was the AC wasn't working"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Very disappointing for a first visit. No air conditioning; restaurant was hot and muggy. Tables squeezed very close together. We were able to hear three conversations from tables around us without trying as everyone had to shout to be heard at their table. Would not recommend. Don't go unless you like having dinner in a crowded, hot, steamy noisy sauna."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "My scallops were amazing. Even on a Monday night the restaurant was full of activity and quite noisy, making it hard to hear my dinner companion."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The only thing I would recommend is to give a free desert to a graduate. This simple gesture would make the night more special. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014