Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.6
2576 reviews
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Marcella's Italian Kitchen is a bustling, urban burst of Italian flavor and energy. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Marcella's Italian Kitchen will have a lively atmosphere – whether it be for sharing lunch, 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. The Italian menu features selections of olives, meats, cheese, small plates, as well as a variety of pizzas, pastas and Italian specialties. Marcella's Italian Kitchen brings an authentic Italian cafe to the Polaris Town Center, located across the street from Polaris Fashion Place.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is always great but,my order didn’t come out how I ordered it.

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V
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast and amazing service. We walked in about 10 minutes before our reservation and immediately got a seat. Our server was on top of everything too. He made sure our drinks were always filled and that we had or our meals to eat. The meal did were served almost right away. Might have been only a 10 minute wait from the time they put order in. The gnocchi con bolognase and the spaghetti and meatball were DELICIOUS! The only thing is thing i wasn’t pleased with was that meal cost about $20 per person, but I would still eat there again because of the great experience I had. Thanks!!

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DJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner. My husband and I enjoyed the excellent Italian food.

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N
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is dark in there --if you have vision problems it may be a concern. My only criticism is that wine should not be served in a small drinking glass. Really ruins the atmosphere/ambiance.

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RJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The seafood risotto was the best I have ever had!! Delicious chicken Parmesan. Will be back soon!!

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SP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience. Food was great, server friendly and helpful. And the cannoli’s were fantastic

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g
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always expect great service at a Cameron Mitchell restaurant. Tonight lived up to those expectations. The food was very good classic Italian, large portions and modestly priced. We will be back.

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LL
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch, highly recommended! Food was great as well as the service and the drinks were fantastic.

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ND
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As it was the day after Valentine's day, we knew it would be busy and loud. But as always, the food was delicious and the service was spectacular. I absolutely always get the fettuccine with meatball (the best meatball ever) and my husband had their special ravioli with lobster and shrimp. We had plenty and brought the leftovers home. We will return!

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JU
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an incredible meal, and a great way to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. Our server, Kat, was really friendly, very helpful and did a great job. We had the Berries and Bubbles drink (yum!), had arancini which was perfect, and our entrees were fabulous. I had the Penne al Forno and my husband had Penne with vodka sauce, and both were really well cooked, with perfectly al dente pasta and delicious sauces. The desserts were also really good (though I was really full by that point). It was an excellent value. We will definitely be back!

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AY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an appetizer (garlic and cheese bruschetta), caprese salad, capellini, cheese tortellini, finishing it off with tiramisu.....and EVERYTHING was absolutely delicious! Our server was great and didnt rush us at all. Such a great place.

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. I would go again.

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G
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Crammed in like sardines with my back against a counter. Wait staff knocking my wife in the back of her head. My wife's pasta was good. I was served a small, maybe 6 once, mediocre filet on a 8 slices of one small potato. The desert...Cream puffs were rock hard, however, the gelato was good. Extremely disappointed!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent place to go for any reason and especially if you have gluten free folks. They have many GF options on their menu. On valentines day it was packed but our food was still delivered hot and delicious in a timely manner. The service exceeded our expectations and everything was perfect. I'd suggest this place to anyone for any reason.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

My bday & valentine’s day

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chicken Marsala I’ve had in a long time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I brought our mother here for her 70th birthday celebration. She has a lot of dietary restrictions and as always this place is very accommodating. Our food and service were excellent and we will definitely be coming back. Thank you Marcella’s for always being top notch.

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WC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good margaritas, great meatball appetizer, lasagna needed more sauce, nice server.

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CF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything we perfect except the food. it was just bland.

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CA
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding entrees while celebrating my husband's birthday. We were torn on what to eat, so hubby ordered half lasagna and half ravioli/mezzaluna. I split chicken marsala and chicken parm. I savored every bite. Our server was delightful and engaging. Packed house but having RSVP through Open Table prevented any wait. We walked right in and was seated immediately.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very loud and cramped little tables made it difficult to have a nice relaxing meal. Food was ok, but nothing special. I wouldn’t be in a rush to ever go back.

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AS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Confirmation

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there multiple times and never disappointed.

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and were a few minutes late. We were seated as soon as we walked in, even though there appeared to be a wait. Our food was served less than 15 minutes after sitting down and it was DELICIOUS. We were given a drink to go and all of the service was prompt. I definitely recommend going to this restaurant and absolutely will be back.

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KK
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ronnie did an awesome job! He was able to recommend great dishes and everything we ordered was delicious.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was fast and food was fantastic. My only issue was I ordered a salad without the cheese and it came with it and then no one stopped by to check so I scraped it off and ate what i could. I love the baked tortellini which is a house specialty. I wish the one in Short North offered it.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family went on a Friday and Peter was our waiter. He was very pleasant and friendly. The food was wonderful with good size portions of food. The 5 family members that had never been to Marcellas are still talking about dinner and really enjoyed their evening. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a great Italian meal.

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C
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family get together as my wife and I are moving to DC as well as going on s vacation to Hawaii.

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BR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have already recommended Marcella's to friends! Best Italian in Cbus!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience today! A family member has a gluten allergy and she ordered the chicken parmesan. They use gf flour and pan fried the chicken. She hasn't had fried food since she found out about the allergy. She was beyond excited and said it tasted great! Highly recommend this place to anyone!

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AF
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

I had a reservation for 7:45 and we waited an additional 15-20 minutes for a table. It was a Saturday night so I can understand the additional wait. We were seated and waited longer than average, but not an extraordinarily long time for a server. We ordered drinks and appetizers which came in an expected amount of time; however, we waited an hour for our dinner. While this was likely not the servers fault, there wasn’t at any time given to us regarding a reason for the delay or even an acknowledgment that the wait time was longer than it should have been.

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HN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is fabulous. Priced well. Service was great. I just wish it wasn’t so loud in there.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Group of four on a busy night. Arancini was a great start to our meal. Thats about the only thing we enjoyed. Two out of four of us left the restaurant and were sick later that evening. The server wasn’t able to tell us much detail about what each sauce was made of. Server asked if we wanted fresh grated cheese and never brought cheese out. We felt very rushed to leave. Overall disappointing.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded all of our expectations. Our server was attentive and timely, and the food was amazing! Will be back for sure!

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GM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We ordered gluten free due to sensitivity. Definitely was not gluten free. We have dined here before and never had a problem. It seemed as the waitress was clueless on the gluten sensitivity. Also, tables are to close together. You practically sit at the same table as other patrons.

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JG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server! Lasagna a little over cooked.

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JH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! The service is always excellent. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly and accommodating. We will always recommend Marcella's. The gluten free menu is top notch!

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GJ
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience here! First time and will return when back in Columbus.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there with group. Many thanked me fir great idea. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Great time!

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner with friends at Marcella's Saturday night! Good wine, great pasta, and excellent service!

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