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Best Italian Restaurants in Upper Arlington


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A photo of Forno Kitchen and Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Short North - Arena District
Booked 99 times today
Forno Kitchen and Bar is renowned for its outstanding American cuisine, a fact echoed by many of the restaurant's reviews. Diners acclaim not only the food, but also the ambiance and service, with one customer admitting, "The food was amazing and our waiter was great!" Others rave about the pesto pizza and homemade pecan pie, which is reportedly baked by the owner herself. Known as the "best brunch in Columbus," Forno Kitchen and Bar demonstrates its culinary excellence repeatedly with dishes like the breakfast sandwich and chicken and waffles. This well-loved eatery, beloved for its relaxed yet classy atmosphere and eclectic menu, certainly embodies the spirit and flavour of American cuisine.
A photo of Marcella's - Short North restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Short North - Arena District
Booked 84 times today
Marcella's, located in Columbus, is highly revered for its superb Italian cuisine. The restaurant has garnered gleaming reviews, with customers often labeling it as the "best Italian food" they've ever had. The menu offers a variety of dishes, with favorites such as the braised beef tortellini and the extravagant giant meatball, scoring high marks from patrons. The consistency in the quality of food and service has earned Marcella's a place in the hearts of many. The service is frequently described as outstanding and attentive, contributing to the warm and inviting atmosphere. With a bustling happy hour and a reputation for never disappointing, Marcella's has definitely carved out its place in the Italian food scene.
A photo of The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Upper Arlington
Booked 10 times today
The Wine Bistro - Upper Arlington is a standout gem in the realm of Contemporary American cuisine. The amazing dining experiences, as echoed by multiple reviewers, are marked by a warm, welcoming ambience, professional staff, and an array of interesting dishes that cater to diverse taste preferences. The restaurant's unique offerings include the delectable chicken Pesto flat bread, fresh and perfectly cooked salmon, the Brie and Pear Flatbread, and the unforgettable maple bourbon bread pudding. The establishment also stands as a top-notch wine selection spot, where professionals guide customers through diverse, global wine options. With its cozy wine bar setting and comfortable outdoor patio, The Wine Bistro is a favorite for many, highly recommended for its excellent food, service, and wine.
A photo of Cento – German Village restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • German Village
Booked 59 times today
Cento, located in the charming German Village, is a culinary treasure that offers an elevated experience in Italian dining. Highly praised by patrons for its standard-busting cuisine, it transports you to a small garden in Italy with its enchanting atmosphere. The attentive and accommodating staff, complemented by the genuine Italian dishes, make it a must-visit. Described as "incredible", "amazing" and "outstanding", the diverse menu includes standout dishes like lasagna, amatriciana and swordfish. The experience is further enriched by their sommelier's wine recommendations. With accounts of "best birthday dinner ever", it's apparent that Cento is the epitome of a top-tier Italian inspired dining experience in Columbus.
A photo of Z Cucina di Spirito - Columbus restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Grandview Heights
Booked 7 times today
Z Cucina di Spirito in Columbus is praised for its exceptional Italian cuisine. Described as "unforgettable", the restaurant offers both the warmth of Italian hospitality and an extraordinary dining experience. The venison loin with orzo and seasonal veggies, for instance, is hailed as a "culinary masterpiece", while the old school spaghetti and ricotta papparadelle are savored for their authenticity and rich flavors. The restaurant's tiramisu is also lauded as one of the best. Reviewers consistently highlight the attentive service, warm atmosphere, and authenticity, with one patron even stating it as "the most authentic Italian place in Columbus". Its diverse offerings, from starters to main courses and desserts, are commended, making Z Cucina a well-loved dining destination.
A photo of Lupo on Arlington restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Upper Arlington
Booked 5 times today
Lupo on Arlington is a highly-rated Mediterranean restaurant situated in Columbus, offering a delightful dining experience that diners consistently appreciate. The restaurant is renowned for its artfully prepared tapas, fresh seafood, and versatile dishes that reflect the season's produce. Among the standout menu items are the Korean Halibut, Serrano ham, and a silky gazpacho, as noted in the extensive positive reviews. Lupo's innovative approach towards the cuisine is frequently highlighted in the reviews, with one diner stating it possesses "one of the most creative and innovative chefs in Columbus". The restaurant has been listed among Columbus's top restaurants and celebrated for its excellent service, innovative cocktails and revolving menu.
A photo of Martini Modern Italian restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Short North - Arena District
Booked 40 times today
Martini Modern Italian is a renowned culinary gem in downtown Columbus, renowned for its impeccable cuisine and attentive service. This restaurant consistently receives high praise from its guests, many of whom emphasize the exceptional quality of food and service. Authentic dishes such as osso bucco, lamb pappardelle, and a variety of pasta have been highlighted as star performers. It's not just the food but also the warm ambience and friendly staff that regularly earn Martini Modern Italian five-star reviews. The establishment is also lauded for its accommodating nature, demonstrated by the preparation of a special off-menu vegan ravioli. For those in search of authentic and quality Italian cuisine, Martini Modern Italian is the go-to place.
A photo of Trattoria Roma restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Grandview Heights
Booked 18 times today
Trattoria Roma is highly renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine. As noted by numerous reviewers, the unique menu items, family recipes, and frequent updates create a memorable dining experience reminiscent of Italy. Patrons praise the Italian homestyle cooking, delectable seafood dishes, and standout items such as scallops and stuffed meatballs, prepared by the talented Chef Matt. Also of note is their "33 year fixed price offering" and a make-your-own-menu option which have won patrons' hearts. The establishment has been lauded for its attentive service, comfortable ambiance, and a consistent ability to deliver an enjoyable dining experience. As one reviewer succinctly put it, Trattoria Roma is a "gem" offering culinary delights from Italy.
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Columbus - Lennox restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Columbus
Booked 16 times today
Bravo Italian Kitchen in Columbus - Lennox offers a delightful culinary experience. As many critics have noted, the restaurant provides excellent service with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The marvelous manager adds a personal touch by personally checking on patrons. The restaurant excels in serving delectable Italian dishes and desserts, with multiple positive mentions of the pasta, lasagna, and salmon dishes. The inviting atmosphere and cost-friendly prices elevate Bravo Italian Kitchen above its competitors. Reviewers have consistently highlighted the restaurant's outstanding service and quality, and many have become repeat customers. Given its reputation for providing authentic, high-quality Italian cuisine, Bravo Italian Kitchen comes highly recommended.
A photo of Pelino’s Pasta restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Columbus
Booked 13 times today
Pelino's Pasta is a gem in Columbus, renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine. Numerous patrons vouch for its impeccable and friendly service, praising the staff's invaluable knowledge about the food and wine. Many guests describe the dishes as "amazing," "fresh," and "flavorful," with specialties like Cacio di Pepe and gluten-free pasta, which are highly recommended. The restaurant also takes care in catering to dietary needs, offering house-made gluten-free pasta. The experience is further enhanced with table side dressing and an array of fine Italian wines. While the prices are higher than average, the high quality of the food and an extraordinary dining experience make it worth every penny.
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