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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Make reservations now at your favorite Cameron Mitchell Restaurant and join us to ring in the new year in style. Enjoy the freshest chef created specials with friends and family. Cheers to 2018!!

Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.4

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4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Casual (33)
Good for a Date (31)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (24)
Authentic (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Comfort Food (22)
Business Meals (18)
Fun (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Romantic (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Cozy (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
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Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Marcella’s food is always good but the service tonight was lacking. We were seated in their extra room (where private parties are held) and there was a big party in there along with us and one other table. Felt like we were intruding in their privacy. Our server had a trainee with him and took our order/brought bread fairly quickly, but then didn’t come back until my husband was almost done with his dinner. The trainee eventually came and refilled our water and asked us how the food was (clearly good since our plates were basically cleared). The server for the other random table in the room was very attentive. We saw much more of him than our server.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was not up to the normal excellent Cameron Mitchell standards.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great in flavor and portion. My only is was with seating. We were a party of two with corner seating on bench style and very comfortable. The issue was with the adjacent table, there was literally less than 24" from our table. It gave you the impression they were having dinner with us, private conversation was difficult without whispering. I would suggest more space be given in this area.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Great. Good food and atmosphere.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our server went away for quite awhile and no one came to let us know if he left for the day or what happened. Another server we flagged down to see if we could get our food said our server "had an emergency" and he would be our new server. Then our initial server showed back up, no apologies or explanation as to where he was. Our wine came out after our appetizer and no water refills or inquiries if we wanted another glass of wine. Food was okay.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

There were 10 of us for a birthday dinner. Service was fantastic, the waiter was very attentive but not bothersome. Appetizers and dinner were great. Our daughter had made a birthday cake for our dessert, and the waiter supplied the plates and forks---much appreciated.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went to the Polaris location and loved it just as much as the short north location. Very good service. Amazing food

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is always great!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Marcella'S is the best Italian we've been to yet!!! Everything was great! The food, the ambience, and the waiter, Ronnie, was very attentive!! We will definitely come again and bring our friends!!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My department went for a Christmas luncheon. Excellent food and a great server!! I would definitely recommend to anyone for a date or get together with friends and/or family!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Bordered on too loud and lighting needed just a little more juice, but service was excellent and food, as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was very good. Waitstaff only brought 4 small pieces of bread for a party of 3. Could have asked for more, but still... And the olive oil served with it could use some spices or balsamic vinegar. We were not offered freshly grated parmesan cheese like the table next to us. Again,could have asked for it, but we were almost done by then. That said, our waitstaff was very pleasant. I would definitely go back. I already know what I am going to order next time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very good food, great wine, delicious dessert and great service. Definitely more open and louder than the Short North restaurant.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fantastic experience, a wonderful first date dinner! Our server Jordan made great recommendations, food was served quickly and tasted delicious! Very quiet, warm atmosphere. Will definitely recommend and return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was excellent. Well prepared and served quickly. Service matched the quality of the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Italian food. Nice selection and lot's of it. Service was quick and convenient.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My steak was superb! Cooked to perfection! My husbands lasagna was also excellent. The bread and oil were great starters!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a late lunch. We started with the onions covered with Parmesan cheese and arancini. Both were delicious! My entree was chicken parmigiana with a side of lamb bolognese. Loved it. My spouse had fettuccine with the veal meatball. The braised meatball just fell apart, so delicious. We drove 2 hours just for lunch and it’s worth it every time. The prices are reasonable and the food is out of this world.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Quite uncharacteristic for Cameron Mitchell restaurants, our server was inexperienced and inattentive. He was friendly, but we seemed to be his only table (restaurant was quiet), and he was unable to keep up on any drinks,etc. we’d see many other waitstaff, but he seemed not to be working the floor much.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

Our friends birthday!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great choice in Polaris for really good food service and atmosphere

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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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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