Marcella's

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$30 and under
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Italian
Marcella’s is a bustling, urban burst of Italian flavor & energy. Marcella’s has a lively atmosphere – whether it be for sharing 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 (1/3 of the bottle), but don’t forget about the ample offerings of antipasti & pizza. Marcella’s brings an authentic Italian cafe to Columbus’ Short North Arts District.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Columbus. The food and service we’re impeccable as always.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

i
Columbus
122 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The two people I was with had never dined at Marcella's. I had. We were all impressed with our server, Kyle. He made us feel at home and we didn't want for a thing. The food was more than excellent. We all will definitely be back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Marcella’s. Always good, especially their meatball appetizer which I had as an entree with a Caesar salad. And wonderful tiramisu for dessert.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing but our service was extremely disappointing.

JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcella's was great. The food was amazing and the ambiance was lovely. I highly recommend it.

TF
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

I put in seating preferences, when we got there it was not busy but we were put in the most uncomfortable spot in the restaurant. Not sure why you have a place to put in the seating preferences if it doesn’t matter. Plus the lack of vegan options made it difficult for our guests to find a meal.

A
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

server was fabulous, large selection of choices on the menu. just wish our food was a little hotter when it came out to us. but it tasted great! would definitely come back.

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My gnocchi meal was wholly uncooked. To their credit, they brought a replacement quickly, but at that point, the meal was ruined.

AR
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Family get together. Lot of “rules” other restaurants don’t have. Food is status quo and designed to get you in and out. Staff certainly is polite but stopped from being personable. No creative leeway..won’t go again or to any of his others. Too many other good ones to try around here!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

OT
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Great food and great location downtown

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an extremely busy night for valentine's Day. Made a request for a high top table and they said they would try... they were still able to make it happen!! 2 thumbs up!

RF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Had reservations made 2 months ahead for Valentines Day. Reservations for 7:15pm. We arrived at 6:30pm. We were not seated until 7:50pm. I understand it was Valentines Day but with reservations, you would think we would get seated within 15 minutes or so of our reservation. We had a table for 2, which the tables were so close together you could not get to chair without knocking things off the table next to you. It was like they took out bigger tables and crammed a bunch of 2 people tables to get more people in the restaurant. Food was good but definitely wont be back there for Valentines Day again.

TS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miles was the best!!! Food was unbelievable. Unfortunately, even though we had a reservation, we had to wait for our table about 30 minutes. However, given the Valentine's Day rush, I was stilled pleased.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to thank Katey who was our server on Friday evening! She was very helpful and used ASL! It was really nice having a server who can use ASL to communicate.

DM
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server, Miles! The food was fantastic.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best happy hour around, attentive service, and great atmosphere

c
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bring my son here every year for Valentine’s Day. It is always a nice evening thanks to the staff and great food! See you next year! ❣️🍝

RL
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always good food and service here!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience were wonderful, as always!

KW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our experience was delightful start to finish. Thank you for everything.

GF
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meatball we've ever had - thanks to the valet parking staff who recommended it. We were early and arrived before the 4pm opening, but the staff kindly let us in out of the snow to wait. Food was delicious and service was outstanding! We will return!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my mom's birthday and they went above and beyond to make her birthday special! The service was amazing and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back!

A
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcella’s never disappoints!

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! The service was so fast and our server was so nice!! I had the pasta carbonara and my boyfriend had the ravioli and both were delicious! The strawberry balsamic drink is to die for!!!!!! Highly recommend this place! Only complaint I have is that they have a ton of tables in there and it felt very squished! Otherwise, overall great experience! I do recommend making a reservation especially if going on a weekend!

PM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from beginning to end.

RW
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant not to miss! Great atmosphere, spectacular food and outstanding service.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s graduation from Nursing school

l
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only downfall was i marked on Open Table we went to dinner for my birthday but i don’t think that’s ever passed on to restaurant workers. They had no clue

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved happy hour here! Our waiter was great and the food and drinks were delicious. Will be coming back soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful gluten free options!

OT
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Was hoping for a special experience for my friend’s 30th birthday, but nothing was done. No one mentioned his birthday except the host asking me if it was my birthday.

f
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful celebration dinner. Charcuterie appetizer was great. Arugula salad was nice. Entrees were all wonderful - we had pizza, linguini with clams, ravioli, and spaghetti and meatballs. I wish the entrees would have come with veggies. The only option to get anything green is the salad. Wine list by the glass had a lot of great options.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Overall, it was a good experience. The food was very good! However, the seating was not ideal. We had a table of five and one of us had to sit in the aisle. It just felt awkward to sit in the aisle way. Also, we ordered an appetizer that we never received. I hope this provides context for the ratings.

JM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Marcella’s was everything we could’ve expected! The service was great even though they were very busy on a Saturday night. The atmosphere was very classy and authentic. The food was incredible as well. We took the recommendations of our server and were very pleased! The wine options were vast and great as well.

KG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My husband and I have always loved coming to Marcellas. It always feels very personal and unique but this experience was different. Our waitress seemed disinterested and not personal at all, food was in smaller portions, and it just felt more like a chain restaurant than a fun little dining experience

DS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the meatballs! No one can top them!!!!

RJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went for happy hour and were shoved in the corner. Two big dudes and a girl did not fit at a small high top table- especially when other customers were elbowing us from behind. Took over 20 mins to get our drinks. Our food came out in stages- one of our pizzas took over 40 mins to receive. Food was good but the timing was all off

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