About Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

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, hot and cold 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.

1319 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 844-6500

Website:
http://www.marcellasitaliankitchen.com/Locations-Menus/Polaris

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking is available in a lot right outside of Marcella's Polaris.

Executive Chef:
Alex Barnet

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
WINE ENTHUSIAST WEDNESDAYS

Receive half off all bottled wines on Wednesday nights.

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

Half Price Happy Hour at Marcella's Polaris

Join us for half price happy hour in our bar, cocktail lounge and patio Monday - Friday from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy half off our bar menu and $3 beers, $5 spirits & specialty cocktails, and ½ off select wines.

Specials

Start a new Sunday family tradition at Marcella's

Sundays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Half Price Happy Hour at Marcellas Polaris

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Wine Enthusiast Wednesdays

Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Start a new Sunday family tradition at Marcella's

Sundays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Details

Dine with us at Marcella's Polaris on Sundays and enjoy a three-course family style meal for only $16.99 per guest! Kids 12 and younger eat for half price. Excludes Tax and Tip. Not available on Holidays. Special valid Sep 24, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018 on Sundays from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

Half Price Happy Hour at Marcellas Polaris

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Details

Join us for half price happy hour in our bar and cocktail lounge. Monday - Friday from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy half off our bar menu and $3 beers, $5 spirits & specialty cocktails, and ½ off select wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Available in The Bar Area Only. POLARIS Location. Not available on Holidays. Special valid Sep 25, 2017 - Jan 25, 2018 on Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM.

Wine Enthusiast Wednesdays

Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Join us for Wine Enthusiast Night at Marcella's Polaris and receive half off all bottled wines on Wednesday evenings 5:00-10:00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Not available on Holidays! Offer for POLARIS Location only. Special valid Sep 27, 2017 - Jan 24, 2018 on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (35)
Good for Birthdays (29)
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Good for a Date (29)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Authentic (22)
Business Meals (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Fun (19)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Kid-friendly (14)
Romantic (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We LOVE Marcella's. Our last dining experience was no different than the rest: superb, quick, attentive, polite service... amazing food... and a table visit from the executive chef, since my risotto didn't look fabulous the first time. They quickly fired me a new plate and it was really stellar. Cozy, comfortable atmosphere, fabulous cocktails, and wonderful classic italian food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Our friends birthday!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Veal is not their strong suit but pasta and other entrees were good. Decent selection of wines as well.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Just okay---the Sunday Salad was ordered---the meatball was good but the salad tasted as if it was pre-made earlier in the day--not crisp, just kind of wilted and tasteless. The waiter initially was attentive but lost interest in us after dessert---we likely would have ordered more drinks. Chopped Salad was ordered by two of the people at the table and again, was just okay. One guest ordered the Chicken Parm and was pleased. It just didn't really feel like a Cameron Mitchell Restaurant...seemed more like a casual chain. We have dined at the Short North location several times and it has always been enjoyable.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food and service were excellent! Abby was great. Love the meatball!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service were very good. It is not the most intimate place but it is fine and would be great for special occasions.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love Marcella's in the Short North, so we decided to try Marcella's Polaris. We had great service but unfortunately the food just wasn't that good! My son and his wife did not like the 4 cheese pizza which is hard to believe since he never met a pizza he didn't like. My entree salad was way overdressed. Such is life. We were celebrating a special occasion so none of us said anything about our food until we got in the car, but for the amount of money we spent it was definteily disappointing.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was quick. The food was delicious. We will definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food, good service! Perfect evening celebrating a birthday!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and awesome service from Brittany.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were a party of 15, and the servers did a great job. The reservation had included a request for a "secluded area"; the best the restaurant could offer was a long, somewhat cramped space separated from but adjoining the main dining area. The music was a little too loud and movement a little too restricted, but everyone had a wonderful time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent. A free dessert was given to my daughter for her birthday. Great Italian choices for dinner.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The best Italian cuisine! Too bad we live 2 1/2 hours away and can only enjoy once in a while.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Very nice night out and great service, would definitely recommend for special occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food as usual, however service was a little slow this occasion. We waited for an hour and 15 minutes before our entrees were served. Our waitress didn’t check on us for an extended period of time (about 35 minutes) to let us know the status of our food or refill drinks. Once the food arrived everything was great as always.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great. Nikki, our server was great. Only complaint was the table we sat at, it was a little wobbly and small.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great place! Love the small plate choices and beverage list! House wine is perfect so don't miss it!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Marcellas is always great. Emily is the best server.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Food and service was great. My one-year old is a big fan of the whole-wheat penne pasta :-)

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Celebrated my birthday here with my husband and good friends. Everything was fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Best restaurant meatballs ever! Canaloni is spot on as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I brought some family from out of town to Marcella's and they were blown away! The mussels and melted cheese appetizers were amazing! We shared pizzas and pastas and a gluten free ravioli and none of it was left at the end of the meal. Panna cotta and the cherry crustada were a great note to end on. We cannot wait to come back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food is delicious, and the atmosphere is awesome! Our server Brooke was super friendly and helpful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Visited son at Ohio State. Went ot the game, and then out to dinner. It was a fun day. Will do it again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our server, Nick, was helpful, friendly, and very efficient and responsive. The food was delicious and the portions were generous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food and service. Our waitress was great and food vas very good.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Dinner was wonderful, as always! The melted Pecorino appetizer is my favorite item on the menu, we get it every time we come. Great job all around, definitely recommend.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was great and good service as well! Dessert was great as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Top notch service with fresh flavorful food, we will be back!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was incredibly fast and food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food had great flavor, Allie was attentive and friendly

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was good, but not great. Expected it to be better. Ample portions. Marsala sauce left something to be desired, as did the veal. Fettucine alfredo was lighter than most, which I enjoyed.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food, table and service were all excellent. We had not been to this restaurant for many years due to a bad experience previously.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Marcella's has become a Friday diner tradition for our family! Delicious every time!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was delicious! The service was impeccable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food is always good. But the meatball is a little loose and wet, like a little more firmness.
It was my parents 5th anniversary and I mentioned that in the anniversary. I don't expect anything necessarily but it would've been nice to get a free dessert after spending $150 for dinner, apps and beers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Short North location's food and ambiance is better.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We took our family of 5 including a 3-year old and received excellent service! The food is consistently excellent. We love the veal meatballs and this time we had the delicious lemon piccata. So great!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great happy hour, good patio although Polaris is a bit close, good food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 15, 2017

What a great time overall! Recommend the melted pecorino appetizer. Sara took great care of us!

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