Fabulous. It’s my favorite place in Columbus.
Nice evening out on the town with my spouse. Water glasses were quite small but staff was attentive to refilling frequently. Both of our meals were excellent- we enjoyed the spaghetti and meatball (huge meatball, delicious) and creste arrabiata (spicy but very good). The freshly grated Parmesan cheese was a nice touch. Would recommend making reservations.
Good food and ambience but we were there for a special occasion and two of the six people in our party got their meals a good five minutes after the rest of us. Our three desserts came out at separate times—so far apart that I didn’t even realize the third order had been placed. Our waiter made a comment about not realizing some of our meals had been delivered when not all were ready. Perhaps wait staff is trying to be helpful by bringing meals to the table as soon as they’re up but creates an inconsistent delivery and makes it difficult for the table’s waiter to manage the experience for the group.
First time to Columbus and found this restaurant to be great! Food is excellent, really enjoyed atmosphere. Had great service. We’re going back!
Love this place. Every time I travel to Columbus, I ONLY make reservations here. ❤️
We've dined at Marcella's for years. It's still a good solid choice, however the meatball isn't what it used to be. The size is smaller and they now serve with less sauce. This was the "must have" in the past, but now not so much. Service was great though, as was the craft cocktails. The menu could use a refresh!
The only negative - we had Happy Hour. I specifically said I wanted the house / least expensive vodka for my martini. Our server even acknowledged my ask. When the bill came we noticed I was charged for premium vodka. It was so busy, and we needed to get to the game so I didn’t wait and dispute. This isn’t the first time this has happened
Always is very good here, we go here for date night and when friends are in town and the food is fabulous as well as great ambiance. The service has really gotten worse over the course of the past 2 years though. They aren't very attentive, they forget things often and we consistently end up getting drinks way too late after we order them. They also forget to bring the bread unless we ask twice. This week they forgot my husbands meal and only brought it once we asked the Mngr, but everyone else was finished with their food by the time his came. They were gracious enough to remove that meal from the bill. We also missed my friends drink, as we all got ours and hers came 20 minutes later... Mainly they need to re-train or re-evaluate their service as everything else was great but this wasn't the first time we've had rough service there and unless they take note it won't be the last. We continue to go for dinner but more like once every 6 months whereas we used to go once a month for date night. Food is fantastic and ambiance is on point plus it's at a good price point.
Our experience was outstanding. The atmosphere was lively but not loud. The food delicious and the service perfect. Knowledgeable and responsive. We will definitely go back when able.
Overall a great experience. If any complaints at all, my filet was a tad overcooked. It had been sliced to display on the plate and it was obvious that it wasn't medium rare. Still delicious and everything was great from the ambiance to the service. Will always go back for more.
This Columbus restaurant is no longer the same place I visited earlier this year. Menu has changed-the food is not the same-lacking taste-very sad. There is a rush-rush atmosphere among the wait staff to take your order, deliver your order, rush you thru your meal, and deliver the check before you have even finished your meal. Our young female server couldn't get her money fast enough-lingering at the table as I took the money out of my wallet to pay the bill. Noise level made casual conversation impossible.
Highly unlikely I will visit this restaurant again.
Fabulous dinner in a great setting. Our server was more than attentive. Even my picky complainer husband was happy.
Great food, but if I had not given my husband half of my pizza, he would have left hungry. He ate the ravioli and said he would have gladly paid a few dollars more for a larger portion.
The taste of the food was off-the-charts! Great and unique flavor. We enjoyed the experience and will be back again!
We had wonderful food, cocktails and service to our group. We will be back!
Just an all around great experience. Food, atmosphere, location.
We added 2 more people to our reservation, with no issues. Our server was outstanding! He made sure we had our waters and drinks refilled and very attentive! Kudos to you, young man!
The appetizers and food were absolutely delicious!
The food was excellent and when there was a slight problem with us being seated at a table they needed for another reservation they were apologetic and helped to move us and gave us an appetizer on the house
First time experiencing the Happy Hour and it was AMAZING! Great prices, great food and the service was fabulous!
Perfecto! Outstanding service!
We loved the meatball and chicken parmesan. Our waiter was very attentive to our needs and host kindly greeted us. My wife didn’t love her chicken dish selection (she branched out and tried one with pickled vegetables, admittedly a riskier choice), but everything else was spot on for a wonderful date night.
Both of our meals were over salted. The waiter seemed unconcerned and offered no resolutions. The wine was very good. Overall a disappointment.
The air conditioning blows directly on the tables by the windows at the front of the restaurant making for a very uncomfortable dining experience. The manager shut it off briefly, but it ruined the meal even though the food was good.
Went to dinner on a Friday night early and restaurant was extremely busy. Service a bit slow with so many diners. Food was average, although my companions enjoyed their meal. Just ok - I'd try another place before I'd come back.
When we first sat down, no one greeted our table for a while. It seems there was a server mix-up, but once we were greeted the service and food wS great
Everything was perfect. Good, service, ambiance. 10/10.
Food was delicious and service was awesome! I love coming here and will for sure continue coming back
We went out with another couple to celebrate a new job, and Marcella's was consistent as usual. Tasty food (chicken marsala, which seems so dull, is truly amazing there!). One of our party has celiac disease and said her food was handled perfectly; we even got special GF bread without being asked. It is a noisy joint, so if you need a quieter table make sure to specify. Good quality for the price.
Kelly was an excellent server. Food was superb !
I made reservations for my sister's birthday and the staff was very accommodating of our request for a specific table. Our server was outstanding and the food was amazing. This place is one of our favorites!
We love this restaurant! We have to go every time we are in Columbus. Food was amazing. Especially the goat cheese and apricot jam, my favorite. I was disappointed in the red wine list. I love sweet red and the one the server suggested to me was pretty dry. I drank it but it was way too dry for my taste. That is my one suggestion. Will be back soon!
We had reservation on Friday night still waiting 15 minutes. Finally lead to table, after sitting 10 minutes had to request a server - waited another 5 minutes.
Pizza was good, pasta was good but the cream sauce way too salty. Its a fun place but not worth the wait.
Great as usual!
yes yes yes yes. my favorite place for a special delicious dinner... salads are wonderful, appetizers amazing....but NOTHING can compare to that spaghetti and meatball. Unbelievably delicious. I drive from Cincinnati to eat there..... love it.
It is a little loud...but the meatball is WORTH IT.
Great Italian Restaurant. The gigantic veal meatball appetizer is my favorite. I always order it. I love their pasta dishes, flatbread pizza
Great as usual but froze under the AC vent. They attempted to remedy it to no avail.
Awesome dinner and cocktails as usual. Our server (Cody) was really great too:)
Marcella’s is an all time favorite for my boyfriend and I, so it made sense for me to choose to celebrate his birthday there. The food was outstanding as usual. I sneakily told the waiter it was my boyfriend’s birthday, and he loves their tiramisu, and like clockwork at the end of the meal they brought out his tiramisu with a candle, free of charge. Marcella’s continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Columbus.
Phenomenal food. Try creating a cheese plate. Chicken Marsala and Gnocchi con Bolognese were delish. Excellent espresso. Yummy tiramisu.
Staff were attentive and friendly. LOUD environment so it was challenging to hear the conversation at my table, but it was a Friday night at 8pm reservation! Will definitely be going again.
Really enjoyable. Nothing went wrong.
Nothing but high praise from me. Entertained cutomers and everyone was pleased with the meal, the wine, the service. Top notch. I'll be back if I am rver in the area again.