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Martini Modern Italian
Martini Modern Italian
  • Address:
    445 North High Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Neighborhood:
    Short North - Arena District
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    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
  • "I've been to Martini before and remembered having a good experience. This one was very different. The service was lousy. I waited on water and my husband waited on red pepper flakes for about 10 minutes. Our waiter did not check on the appetizer/salad. No apologies. The pasta was undercooked. We don't go out much anymore because of having to get a babysitter and I was really looking forward to a Saturday night out. We will likely not return unless invited by someone else."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Martini was definitely a great restaurant. The price was suitable for the area and the type of food. Marcellas up the street is still my personal favorite, Martini is surely quieter so I didn't have to scream at my date."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great ambience. Modern Italian is a perfect description for the food. It was delicious lighter portions with the comforting flavors you expect."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "used opentable to make our reservation an hour before our seating, table was ready when we arrived, service was outstanding, food was very tasty. Very energetic crowd for saturday night in downtown columbus, which i was surprised, but pleased. the other couple who we brought, was their first time to Martini's and enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Besides superb service, the food was outstanding. The bruschetta was different but definitely delicious. The entre's were perfectly done and extremely flavorful. And the dessert was to die for. We had the Sangiovese/merlot blend which was well worth the price. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I love going to Martini! The service is always amazing and the food never fails!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Literally just across High Street from the Columbus Convention Center, Martini Modern Italian is a great addition to the downtown dining scene. I sat at the bar (great open-air concept with cool views of the street), drank a Manhattan instead of a Martini (which was excellent), and ate the butternut squash filled tortelloni (delicious). This is a winner--and extremely convenient to so many of the downtown hotels and Arena District."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I had the NY Strip and my son had the Filet. Both were delicious and my strip was as thick as my sons steak. They melt in your mouth, and we will be back. Thanks for making my wife's birthday memorable."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. The food is always excellent, love the wine list and the service is extrememely professional. The veal chop is out of this world. My wife had a fantastic filet and my daughter's short rib was perfect. We had a wonderful evening and our server, Amy was outstanding. Whenever we are in Columbus we love frequenting all Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and Martini's is one of our favorites."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Martini used to offer great food, great service and in a great location. Now it seems only the location remains a draw. The bruschetta was chewy and tuna appetizer was mediocre with taste and texture suggesting it was prepared many hours, if not a day ago. Not one entrée was even above a "good" rating. The short rib was tender but bland and the rest of the plate was a mess that seemed more like convention fare than finer food. Two veal dishes had tender enough but underseasoned vea with non-descript sauces and side. Even the service cam off as a bit cynical from a tired waitress. The restaurant was packed so maybe others are experiencing something else but, while happy to hit other CM restaurants, we won't be back to Martini."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Brian is the best server! He knows the wine list and menu so well he was able to recommend subtle changes to accommodate our dietary needs. His timing and attention is perfect."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Martini is the best dining experience I have had since the last time I ate at Martini. Our server, Mary Beth, made sure that every detail of our dining experience was perfect. I definitely recommend the veal chop: I have had several of Martini's entrees, and with the exception of perhaps the award-winning beef tenderloin filet, it is the best item on the menu. My wife was pleased that they carried The Prisoner as part of the wine selection, but it turns out that the En Route Pinot Noir is as good if not better-- one of the tastiest wines we have ever had in a restaurant. All in all, I would say that Hanson's "Mmmbop" is the single most unfairly ridiculed song of the 90's. Go listen to it right now and try not to smile. Also, eat at Martini."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I made reservation for 7 pm. Our 2 daughters had arranged to pay for our meal, so the restaurant knew about our special occasion. We were treated like 'royalty' from the time we arrived. Our waiter, Michael, went out of his way to make our meal special. The food was excellent! We couldn't have asked for a better experience!!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Went in for a casual business dinner and sat right up front by the open windows. The people watching was fabulous and enhanced out enjoyment of the dinner! The food was top-notch and the waiter made a spot on recommendtion for the wine. A real winner!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "This is a great place to go for a special occasion. I went with 3 friends and we were able to take our time and dine, we were there for almost 3 horus, which I enjoyed, we wern't pressured to hurry up and leave. The food was very good, the portions are large."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Martini's is always one of our favorite places and we celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary there with our children. However, since it was a weekend and the end of restaurant week, perhaps the kitchen was "overworked" since not everything was up to par. Our server (whom we unfortunately had before) just wasn't friendly, and "made faces" when we did order enough alcohol! The usually A+ salmon dish was tasteless and had no "lemon" sauce and no "artichoke" salad (was always a family favorite). We received a complementary dessert, of which we were most appreciative, the tiramisu was just whipped cream (compare to Figlio's tiramisu which is the best ever!). So we were a bit disappointed, but the other dishes were excellent."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Could not ask for better service."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our expeirence! The staff was wonderful and very polite and the atmosphere was great! Will defiantly be returning!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places in Cbus! Service is always excellent and the food NEVER disappoints! Everything from the salads, apps and main course are top shelf. Great value for the food and service level. One of the BEST steaks around and their fish is always served PERFECT. LOVE this place! We had a blast! GREAT food and service!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My wife and I moved away from Columbus after school and spent three years in Dallas. Upon our return we went to Martini's for our anniversary. I was looking for a shrimp fradiovolo dish that I used to have all the time, but it was no longer on the menu. I mentioned this to the waiter and he spoke with the kitchen to try and get it as close as they could for me. The result was better than what I remember having ordered three years ago. I appreciate the willingness to work with me on creating something off menu. I never do that sort of thing, but they were more than happy to work with the kitchen."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner and our waiter, Brian, made the evening outstanding! Our favorite dish of the night was the Lamb Papardelle. Excellent wine recommended by Brian. Very energetic vibe - you can pretend your're in a big city! While the noise level is fairly loud, the decor of the restaurant feels intimate and cozy."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Celebrated wife's birthday here and it was a truly enjoyable affair; from the valet parking (reasonable charge) to the final champagne toast, service was excellent! Thanks Martini for making me look good for my wife!!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Excellent appetizers, amazing main dishes (my wife had the salmon & I had the spinach/truffle ravioli...both were awesome, but the truffle ravioli was out of this world!!!), and a great wine list. Our server, Angie was excellent. She made it a perfect night!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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