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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
10:00 PM
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Marcella's

4.6
3319 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 4:00pm. to 12:00 a.m.
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Phone number
(614) 223-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jacob Glowacki
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available for $10 during dinner service.
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Entertainment
Book your bachelorette party at Marcella’s! Nestled in the Short North Arts District, and near the Arena District, Marcella’s is the perfect place to begin your bachelorette party night. Choose one of our special packages, or we’ll work with you to create the ultimate bridal party experience! Minimum of 10 guests per package. Call 614.223.2100 today and ask to speak with Dain Cooke. Congratulations on your engagement, and we hope to celebrate
with you soon at Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar!
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Special events & promotions
Wine Enthusiast Night

Join us for Wine Enthusiast Nights at Marcella's Short North on Sunday and Monday evenings. You'll receive 25% off all bottled wines on our exclusive Italian wine list. Salute!

Happy Hour at Marcella's Short North

Join us for half price happy hour in our bar and cocktail lounge, Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Enjoy half off selected food and drink menu items during happy hour in the bar area.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3319 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MorganP (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Marcella’s has amazing, authentic Italian, food, with great appetizers to share, along with a smooth, yet bold cocktail selection.

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ChrisR (Columbus)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants!!! The food was outstanding, and great wine list, with great house wines to browse through.
Do yourselve a favor and make a reservation and go!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food and happy hour were great, our server was not. No biggie, we’ll be back.

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Stephen 
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a reservation, but it took 25 minutes beyond the reservation time to get seated. After being seated, it took another 15 for the waiter to acknowledge us for the first time.

The food was good, but way too expensive for the quality and quantity served. This restaurant is extremely overrated and should not be held in as high of regard as people talk about it. I've had better tasting Italian at a better restaurant for a much lower cost.

I have no desire or intention to return.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great place for a group outing. Loved all the Gluten free options! Had to wait 15-20, even with reservations.

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Cbusvisitor (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Love the children’s menu and gluten free options. Wonderful service at the downtown location.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Server was great. Food was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I can always count on Marcella's for an enjoyable evening. I was celebrating my birthday, and wanted someplace festive, with a fun and lively atmosphere. Oh, and good food, too! Marcella's was my first (and only) choice, and lived up to my expectations. Thank you!

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CrewFanMH (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Good basic Italian American fare at a reasonable value for portions and quality. Very simple menu that makes it easy to decide what to have. The staff is good but doesn’t have the same polish as they do at Guild House or the Pearl, but not impolite at all and not overbearing either.

Only downfall of night was to have made reservations weeks in advance for wife’s birthday but still had to wait extra and ended up seated right by the door on a cold night. Being picky, but sometimes those things distract from having a good time with my group.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Absolutely amazing food and great service!

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MikeH1 (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Wonderful evening! Such a fun atmosphere - albeit a bit cramped up front. Still best place to sit and experience High Street!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great restaurant with great service

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food and service! Everything was homemade and wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I had a great time at Marcella’s. The food was great, the prices were great, and the service was very fast even though it was Valentine’s Day and the restaurant was packed.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fun, energetic environment, great food!

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine’s Day, so it was very busy. We were seated by the kitchen, although there were other tables available from the time we arrived until we finished.
Our server forgot to give us bread. But otherwise she was attentive and on top of things. The salad dressing was way too strong . The pasta was quite good, my husband enjoyed the lasagna and I enjoyed the Capellini a great deal. The bread, when we asked for and received it, would have been better left forgotten altogether. The Chocolate Almond cake, which we split and was plenty, was exquisite!

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BrentA (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Wonderful place. Went the day before Valentine's Day with expectations it would be crowded and busy. While that prediction was true, the service did not lack in any way. The server was great, our food came quick, and our drinks were brought fast. Definitely recommend this place for a fun special date night.

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julieV (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I eat here every year while attending the Technology conference. They have great food with a wait staff the is impeccable. I love that the have an extensive gluten free menu with delicious gluten free bread.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Goat cheese ravioli with sausage and eggplant was amazing. Our service was amazing.

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MatthewA (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Reservation was for 7:00pm for 2 people, we were seated at 7:35pm. The bread is simple white bread, with too much chewiness to be authentic. The cocktail was weak in flavor and in alcohol. The pasta dish was simply penne and sauce, which was extremely spicy. Very mediocre experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Made a reservation and still had to wait 20 minutes for my table. Got sat in the back of the restaurant next to the meat counter. Not enough food for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great experience for my 18 year old daughter and her friends for her birthday! Thank you!!

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mycaddisfly (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

First time there, enjoyed ourselves, food good, wine good. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Good atmosphere, lots of selections from small plates to large. Great sangria and brewed tea. Seated promptly. Service was uneven with long waits between courses and for check, but this was minor.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved everything!

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great, got an amazing seat with street view. Highly recommended the tiramisu

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vipFoodking (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a good spot.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The experience was exactly what we have come to expect from CMR. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. We never felt rushed when we told her that we weren't in any hurry to get anywhere. When I told her we were just planning on splitting one meal, she made absolutely no negative faces or expressions. The meatball appetizer was great as always and the gnocchi was soooo good. Great last meal before we started a 3-Day Shake Cleanse!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal, the Gluten free menu provided multiple options which was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great happy hour deals! I love their cocktail menu and pizza!

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