Marcella's

4.7
4626 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4626 people are saying
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Yummydiner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good :) the chocolate cake was just OK. We ordered 2 kids meals and didn’t receive fruit with the meals. One of my daughters ordered broccoli with hers and we got charged extra. We also got charged for a drink which is supposed to be included according to the menu. I didn’t notice it until we had already paid. It was my daughter’s birthday and we got a free dessert (chocolate cake), it was dry but fine.

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Nean
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Columbus restaurant. The service, food, and ambiance never disappoints.

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vipRobJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, service and a lively atmosphere. Great spot for dinner with friends or family, bit loud for a date night. The veal meatball was excellent, as well as the gnocchi. Great Italian wine selections too

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DanneteL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and friendly and the food was great!!

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JodieL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Lovely atmosphere. Exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have to eat gluten free and Marcellas’s was wonderful! Table bread and appetizers we could eat along with meatballs. Absolutely recommend.

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vipDebbieJ
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Great food.

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MollyC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marcella’s was amazing. We loved everything about it - the food, the service, the atmosphere. The only thing I would change was that it was a bit too loud. That wouldn’t stop me from going back, but it was enough to discourage too much conversation cross a larger table.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, we enjoyed out dinner and service

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DavidP
Puerto Vallarta
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere, but the experience still felt warm and personal. The food was wonderful and the service attentive. Would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must go to every time we visit Columbus! They never disappoint every single thing on their menu is delicious! However I love my go to’s… the gnocchi and veal meatballs for appetizer! The drinks are all delicious and we have never once had a bad server! Ask for Rodney he’s the best! See you next time Marcella’s ;-)

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TomW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 10 for a retirement celebration for my wife and I have to say our server was great. I don't recall his name but I could not have been more pleased with how he handled requests and orders for 10 people. He was very patient and accommodating. The food was quality. Prices were very good. The atmosphere was perfect. Would definitely recommend.

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luv2dine
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a later reservation but arrived early. They were able to seat us upon our early arrival. Our service was prompt and timely. Food was good. Very satisfied. Would recommend to others.

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KathleenS
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda our server was amazing!!! The food runner John ran to the Pearl to get ranch dressing for my friend's son's pizza. That was awesome! The food was great!

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Rick
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It took about two hours for us to eat because the food took about an hour to come out. Also, when the waitress asked each of us if we wanted a soup or salad, it sounded like it was part of our meal. We found out when we got the bill that each soup and salad was extra. The price of the salads were $1 less on the digital menu they had us scan but on our receipts they charged us more and the waitress said she could not change it to give us the listed price! Not sure if I will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Nicole
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!! Excellent food and service!! Can’t wait to go back!

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PastaKing
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the carbonara and the big meatball which was outstanding! We kept getting refills on water and the waitress was attentive and helpful. Definitely a great choice and experience!

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vipPauljohn
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First of all the Bartender was very nasty (She knows who she is)Our waiter was a nice Guy. The Food was not bad. There has to be better italian food on High.st .

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vipAllan
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good. They did try to sit us up front at a high table

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LIDiner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcella's is always on our schedule when we come to Columbus. The food is so good. Always get the meatball for appetizer and the meat and cheese platter. Penne ala Vodka was a new try this time and like everything else on the menu it was just a bit different and delicious.

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Becca
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We were seated at a table which had us, quite literally, bumping elbows with the people on either side of us. It seemed to he an extension of a large table that had been pulled off to squeeze in another 2-top rather than just have some empty seats. The group to our right complained to management about how close we were to them, which made us feel awkward and uncomfortable. We mentioned to the waitress that we may leave due to how uncomfortable we were, and she promptly brought the bill for our drink, without a single apology or offer to move us.

I’ve left Marcella’s great reviews in the past, but I’m sorry to say that I can’t do that today. Considering the pandemic we are in, the situation seemed unacceptable and avoidable.

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PaulB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent drinks. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent!

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vipCynthiaK
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place, wished we'd visited sooner. Our waiter was great--always there with more drinks, offers of happy hour, and friendly service. The Chicken Florentine pizza was the best with a beautiful Caprese salad and a carafe of sangria. We stayed for a while talking to a couple at the bar because the atmosphere was very conducive to mingling. And the staff all had great T-shirts!

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vipLukin
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary- everything was outstanding. Our waiter Mike made our evening fantastic. Cant wait to go back

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TimB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was good but a little pricey for what you get imo

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homecoming ❤️

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MaggieZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good gluten free options. A fun environment

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CorsanM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Fried calamari was mostly overfried veggies. Very weak. Baked rigatoni and pizza were good. Our server was great but the kitchen had a tough time getting the food out. We were there at 530-600 the restaurant was far from full and it took an hour to get our food. I love the happy hour value though. Pearl was superior.

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DevonP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Waitress ignored our table for at least 15 mins. Forgot drinks and attitude was rude.

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vipPeter
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall it was good. Fair menu, good service.

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vipTaylorB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta I may have ever had! (Ravioli with truffle) Hostess, waitress and everyone who worked there were so friendly and helpful. I had an incredible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hostess was horrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We have always loved coming to Short North and having dinner at Marcellas. We had friends with us this trip and we were very disappointed in the food. I have always raves about the meatballs but they were terrible. In fact, I didn’t even eat mine. The sauce tasted sour and no amount of Parmesan or red pepper 🌶 flakes made it any better. My husband order the potato pizza ans it was not at all what we were expecting. It will be awhile before we add Marcellas back on our list of places to visit. We travel from Toledo and we were really disappointed this trip.

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VickiV
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service; reservation made for high top (only available seating) but staff able to get us a table on a Friday night. Food service prompt and attentive. Food for 2 diners excellent. Only downside is that our table was right up against a very loud party of six, making conversation difficult. Other ambient sound was lively but not unexpected. Overall great meal, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waited a few minutes for a reservation that we had for weeks. However, our waitress was spectacular! Food very good & came out hot which is fantastic! Have dined here many times!

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vipdaveG
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rigatoni and the giant meatball were spectacular. Our server took great care of us.

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vipshidehjavan
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Rodney for making my birthday so special.

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vipBari4
Columbus
64 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great-our waiter was a delight, atmosphere
was great as usual. I had the ravioli quadatrini-it was delish. Husband rwy enjoyed his pizza. Others liked their fettuccine and gnocchi. I took one star off cause our arugula salad that we split was so tiny it was like one leaf per person. Our other two friends got soups which were less expensive than our salads but they were huge bowls. Don’t really get it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good……Service was good…. Small
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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Marcella's using the Order Online button. Marcella's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 223-2100.

Marcella's is rated 4.7 stars by 4626 OpenTable diners.

Marcella's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cameronmitchellgiftcards.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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