Excellent gluten free options
Anthony was a fantastic server...he made excellent recommendations!
This has become our family's go-to for special occasions. We enjoy sharing appetizers and then picking entrees from salads to giant meatballs.
interesting ambience-reminds one of french & italian restaurants in those respective countries. ambience is modern american restaurant style. waitress and sommelier were very attentive. the veal marsalla was quite nice--love that marsalla wine! my wife was happy with her eggplant parmigiano.
I ordered the chicken Parmesan unfortunately it was burnt. But after waiting 30 to 40 minutes to get my food I just continue to eat it. The noise level was very high the smoke alarm was going off the radio was turned up to compensate for the noise of the smoke alarm. We spent my husband’s birthday there And unfortunately I do not think we would come back
Dining at both locations puts my comments into perspective. It was a crowded Friday night where people wanted to be out enjoying the weather and food. My dish was fine, however, my friend’s risotto was more of a chicken and rice with tomatoes vs an actual unctuous and creamy risotto. It was bland and after 2 bites, she was done. All that the server asked her was if she needed a box bc she saw how much was not eaten. After my friend said no, she just took the dish away. It was odd to not have been asked if the dish was good or if it could be replaced. Having been to the Polaris location , it has so many more choices with risotto where you can taste the creaminess of the actual dish and to have more choices. That is the difference... along with the indifference of the Short North location experience
It is an above average restaurant. Won't hesitate to go back or recommend to friends.
We had a great server and the food was excellent. It was a packed house so it was very noisy. We sat at a high top table by the front windows but I think I would have rather been sitting in the dining area. It was great overall and I would recommend going to anyone who likes Italian food.
Marcella's has been one of my longtime Columbus favorites. Great food, great cocktails, great ambiance. You will not be disappointed.
We came here for a work dinner (10 people) and had a great time! Highly recommend!
Felt very unorganized and food was average nothing special for what I paid
I would mention that the restaurant is very noisy. The menu has changed & the carbonara is very salty
Food was amazing. The veal meatballs and the bruschetta is a must have. Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious.
Great restaurant!! The food was amazing and the service was great. I will definitely be coming back soon!
We were seated at an end two top/booth that was way too small. Wine is poured into carafes which seems deceptive. Portions were small and luke warm. I think the hype exceeds the actual experience.
Great food; great service; great prices. What more could one ask for?
The food was amazing, the portions were pretty small though and left me wanting more. The only downside was we were sat right next to the waiting area and our table was crowded with people waiting the whole time, the waiter couldn’t even get to us which kind of sucked. Overall it was a good experience and I would totally go back because the food was that good.
The music was a little loud (though we were right under the speaker), but the bolognese pasta was so good that I didn’t care.
Everything was perfect from my alcoholic lemonade to my salad to my eggplant parm. Had a bite of my husband’s pizza veggie style and that was delicious too. Only negative -that’s why I only gave the overall rating a four instead of five star- the gem salad was very small -it wasn’t shared so it was ok but friend at our table ordered same salad and it was alot bigger than mine. Kinda not fair but did not want to make a big deal about it. I thought it and my husband mentioned it to me. I got my salad first which was s smaller portion so it’s not like they ran out of that type of lettuce.
Service was slow. Had trouble even getting water refilled. Not typical, so I'll still be back, but disappointing when we were there to celebrate my birthday.
The late night menu is a fantastic late night bite. The service is great and the vibe matches the food.
The transition between dinning and late night menu needs a little work. Maybe a transition to the patio with supporting service. Just an idea felt a little lost a couple times especially when I bring a group.
I can tell you great experience overall and will be back !
My boyfriend & I dined here for our anniversary dinner and it was wonderful! We shared the burrata appetizer and both of our entrees were delicious! Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. Definitely coming back again
Our original reservation was for four. I called and added a fifth person. However we showed up with a sixth. Marcella's was very accommodating and we were seated on time.
The food was excellent as was the service. This was only my second time dining there, but it is already one of my favorite Columbus restaurants.
The tiramisu is so yummy! The Sicilian pizza was pretty average, I recommend one of their other special dishes like the chicken parm. Their noodles are very good too.
Our entire meal was Gluten free and Soy free and our waitress was respectful and knowledgeable. Food was still so delicious.
Very authentic italian atmosphere and cuisine. Service was phenomenal and the food was great. All without breaking the budget! Happy hour is highly recommended. Marcella’s>Forno
It was great! The waitress and host were both so kind, and the timing of everything was perfect. The only thing I would say is that 5 of us got the fettuccine and meatball, and we all agreed that there should have been a little more pasta than what we received.
Amazing experience. 10/10. Food and service was incredible
Ambiance and food were good but service was very poor. Didn't receive appetizer we ordered and neither did the table next to us. Took over an hour and a half for a party of four.
First time to dine here . Food was superb. Service was quick and friendly
Great staff. Great food. Very accommodating.
Typically I love to dine at Marcella's unfortunately this experience was not a positive one. I brought out of town relatives and talked the place up so much! The calamari was so rubbery and had around 5 actual pieces of seafood... the rest was fried pieces of zucchini cut so thin they tasted like air. The pasta I ordered (corn tortelloni) came out and was very spicy (no where on the menu did it denote spiciness). Our server forgot to bring out several things to the table and seemed frustrated when I asked for the bread that is normally just served at the beginning of each meal. Overall the experience was very disappointing and unfortunately our out of town family will never want to come back. Hopefully our next experience with Marcella's is much better.
The food was excellent. The service was good. The noise level made it very hard to carry on a conversation. Will dine there again, maybe not on a Friday night.
Very consistent for great casual Italian food. One of our favorites. The Happy Hour is great but only last until 6 pm and so its nearly impossible to get parked and into the bar area if you are coming from work. Hie about running it till 6:30!
Still my fav!
First time here great food and service thanks! Will be back
Amazing service and best gluten free options and food!
Risotto on point as usual! Service was decent not the best I’ve had there but not bad enough to actually complain or not return - just not their typical attention to detail/customer.
My wife and I celebrated my birthday at Marcella's this past week. The service was great. The background noise was definitely manageable so we could easily hold a conversation. The food was very good. My wife ordered the Chicken Marsala for her dinner. I ordered a seafood dish of clams, mussels, shrimp that was served in a mild broth. It was very tasty. We ordered a meatball dish for an appetizer. Very satisfying!
Spaghetti with meatball was not great. The meat didn’t have a good flavor and the sauce was bland. I’ve cooked better myself on that plate. The pizza was wonderful! Was very pleased with the taste and temperature there! Took us a while to be attended to.