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Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.5
2264 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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.
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Phone number
(614) 844-6500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Barnett
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Parking details
Complimentary parking is available in a lot right outside of Marcella's Polaris.
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
What 2264 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very nice overall experience. I have no complaints.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Always wonderful food! Truly enjoy every meal I’ve had there. Wish Coke products were the soda choice in house. Different more comfortable chairs would be an extra bonus!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Gnocchi and seafood risotto were excellent. Warm olives were not as warm as they normally are, but still good. Service was good. Will return.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

My mother and I were visiting the area and stumbled up this fabulous restaurant. My mother is gluten free and was thrilled with all the options she had. The atmosphere was very nice and inviting and the food was delicious. I would absolutely go back

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

dinner was fantastic as always - were able to get us in early & our requested patio table granted as well. service was snappy, food was fresh and delicious. will be back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Birthday lunch with my sister. Food was wonderful. I had pasta with clam sauce and it was delicious. We had a free birthday dessert and was there talking for over two hours. I’ve been here several times and it’s always excellent. My server was great and no rushing whatsoever.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Kind and caring service. Delicious food.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was nice and so was the service. The restaurant was busy.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had an excellent dinner. The appetizers were delicious particularly the meatballs. Service was attentive! We also love the Short North venue. Our salads and entrees were tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A friend gave us a gift certificate so we came for my birthday. Love the ambiance the service and the great food it was an all-out wonderful time. Had one of the pizzas and lasagna both were awesome. The tiramisu was one of the best we ever had.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Spaghetti and meatball is outstanding. Lasagna not so great.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Everything was wonderful, but the tiny little tables for 2 people that are all crammed together is very uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Awesome as always visit here when I visit my daughter at OSU. She is graduating and we came back again love the food, great service every time.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had pasta and Meatball. The meatball was awful. Too much Park sauce cheese in the meatball and no seasoning in it either. Ruined what would otherwise have been a good meal.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We chose Marcella’s to celebrate our family Easter dinner. As always, the food was top notch and the service was outstanding! Marcella’s is our first choice for Italian food in Columbus.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were disappointed in the food quality and taste - it was average at best. We love Italian food but there are many better choices in Columbus than this.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We chose Marcella’s for our 40th anniversary dinner. Highly recommended by our children. Was not disappointed. Best spaghetti and meatball I’ve ever had. My wife loved her fettuccine and meatball. The melted pecorino cheese plate appetizer was outstanding! The ipa that was recommended by our server was very good. An overall great dining experience. Looking forward to going again as there were many menu items we’d like to try.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very hot in the restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Services was great and the food was great

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We had a few drinks in the bar first and our bartender was awesome, hence the higher rating. However, when we sat at our table in the main dining area our server was less than good. He never checked on us, never offered refills on drinks, and he brought out the bread after we were halfway through our meal. We felt very rushed with him as well.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It was nice and the staff acknowledged our special day!! Thanks

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Not a fan. We’ve been twice and the food is subpar - how do you screw up Italian?? Wine list below avg. Won’t be back. Surprised that it was busy given the better restaurants that have shuttered their doors over the years.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Marcella's is one of our favorite places toeat in Columbus. The food is absolutely spectacular, and we love that they understand, and promote their Gluten Free menu! The service has always been exceptional as well, which is rare nowadays. Love Marcellas!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was exceptional! The manager was adorable and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The service was outstanding, food was delicious, and price was just right. The only thing I would say was not outstanding is minor in the grand scheme just preference, I would have seasoning available for the dipping sauce and bread.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Quite disappointed. Very expensive but not worth it. Calamari appetizer had more fried lemons than calamari. Bread plates were dirty and the food was below average.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was great! Service was good, very crowded!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Service was tremendous, food exceptional. Tiramisu a must-try

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Woderful Experience

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were out on a casual dinner with a friend. We have 2 very young children and the server was very attentive even toward the kids. We had a great meal. We used to be regulars at Marcella’s pre- kids days :)... even now we find it’s a great place for a nice meal.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Marcella's. Our server, Bill, was so accommodating and kind. It was our daughter's birthday and he treated her to a dessert to celebrate. The meatballs are to die for and our other daughter loves the cannolis. Everything your order is made from scratch right there in the restaurant. We would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was tasty and service was excellent. Just not a fan of long bench booth seating style where you feel like you are eating dinner with strangers. Highly recommend the meatball and beef carpaccio. Chicken piccata and lasagna were both delicious entrees. Food + 4 cocktails cost $117.00 out the door.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our server was very serious, not even a smile the entire time we were there. He came across as not friendly. There's not enough room between our table and tables next to us. We kind of had to sit very close to our table so our chairs didn't bump into other tables. Food was just ok, nothing spectacular. We ordered calamari as appetizer and most of it was fried zucchini, not the calamari. I had Seafood Risotto and it's just one-note (salty). My husband had Chicken Parmesan and it was ok. Our friends had Eggplant Parmesan and Gnocchi and they're just Average. Cocktails were good, Cosmo and Lemon

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great good service and ambiance

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Good food and service

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Marcella's has quickly become a favorite place for my friends and I. We enjoyed a wonderful Friday night dinner together. The food was superb, with excellent service. We look forward to going back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always great time!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The meals were all excellent. And, the service was pleasant and patient. The restaurant can be a bit noisey for casual conversation.

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