Marcella's

4.7
4660 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4660 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The restaurant is pretty tight and very hustle and bustle. It did not take away from the date night experience though. Our server Mira was awesome and I'd solely come back for her. The food was pretty good and the timing was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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HaleyM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I have been having date nights at Marcella’s for years. It never disappoints! Their wine selection is exquisite and their cocktails are strong. I typically start with their white or red sangria and switch to Chianti with my meal. My husband always orders a rum runner cocktail. My go-to entrée is the chicken Marsala and my husband loves the chicken parm. Nothing beats the Short North atmosphere and Marcella’s friendly staff who work their tails off.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was not great.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and amazing wine selection

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences there! Our server was amazing and made sure to do frequent time check ins during happy hour so we could get everything ordered. He didn’t rush us at all and was so friendly! The food was delicious!

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vipvirginiah
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Table for 2, so small when pizza arrived there was no room for the wine glasses with the stuff on table( oil, candle, vinegar, menu card. So wine was in tiny glasses. Table size made very dinner an uncomfortable experience.

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Bridget
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

only thing that took away from our experience was the motorcycles revving along high st, but that's obviously not the fault of the restaurant. the entire service team was so kind and obviously working hard at every moment

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PaulJ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER disappoints!

Service was prompt and perfect; Matt was there to check on us, but didn’t overdo it.

The food? Oh, yeah-delish! Our table had spaghetti with meatball, salmon, and chicken parm. Every plate was empty at the end of dinner.

One small ding-the appetizer plate of zucchini was very small; the size of a tapas plate. Tasty, but small.

I wil continue to visit Marcella’s every time I visit C-bus. Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was fantastic, as were the hostesses, manager, and bus boy. The atmosphere was also wonderful and the restaurant is in a great location. However, our server, Maria, was the worst part of the experience. She was clearly ignoring our table compared to the other three in her section. She told us we would only get bread after we put an order for food in (which I had to ask about 20 minutes later since we still hadn’t gotten), she did not check on us, she did not offer to bring my friend another drink, she did not ask us if we needed anything without being prompted, we had to ask another waiter to get her attention, to which she still did not come over to us. After the manager delivered our food, which was fantastic, she came over asking if we needed anything because she had been told we were asking. We said we had it figured out, to which she said okay and walked away. She stood over my two other friends’ shoulders while they were putting in the tip and she was overall rude in her actions and clearly did not think our table was worth her time.

Marcella’s was wonderful with the exception of our server, Maria.

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ErinH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall this was a really good place to meet up for a slightly casual dinner with solid Italian food and decent prices. Our waiter was attentive and personable.

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vipbunny
Oklahoma City
101 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cheese appetizer and salads were delicious. Meatballs were very large, light and airy. Sauces on pastas were good.

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Anna
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! First time
Customer and will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fine, nothing special

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vipHolly18
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It is not often I feel it’s necessary to post my disappointment in a restaurant. Cameron Mitchell restaurants are even more rare. Last night we went to the short north Marcellas. I had requested a high top table so I didn’t have to maneuver through the very crowed restaurant as I walk with a cane. There were high tops open but I was lead past multiple tables that were set for 4 people to the very back of the restaurant. The service was slow, and the food was average. I don’t believe we will return anytime soon.

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Megano
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated daughter’s 25th birthday! Good and service was excellent. Also, got an unexpected birthday treat for her. Tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wondeful server for two birthdays, one which was a 21st! Food was fabulous and 10/10 recommend the vodka pasta

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KARLAK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great casual Itilian food. Happy hour is awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Love the happy hour prices and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Definitely going back soon!

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BSABurns
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went 2 days in a row. First day was pack, in my mind that a good sign. Second was less crowded and was great.
Try the potato chip pizza, I know but just try it!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Beef Tortellini was very good.

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing. She made the experience very enjoyable. I had the veal meatball and as always, delicious. I know I will sound old when I say this, but my husband and I did comment on how loud the music was and it might be nice if you played a little Italian music for the ambiance.

We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria was a breath of fresh air as our waitress. She was outstanding

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aspratt
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was a bit loud for my business meal. It’s hard to hear each other. If your there for meal and drinks, it would be good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meal and service were perfect. Unfortunately some tables are extremely close together to the point where we were uncomfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Our server, Claire, was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The food and drinks were amazing as usual. Will definitely be back.

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SandyW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Authentic Italian! Extremely good! A little noisy, not a place for conversations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, we love Marcellas! Food and staff are great

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Maddy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family there for my birthday. They easily accommodated all 9 of us and brought everything in a timely manner. Our waitress was super nice and friendly. The food was amazing, some of the best Italian I have had in Columbus. The location is incredible, you really can't beat the Short North!

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DennisS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience that was long overdue. We had forgotten how much it was to be out with nice size crowds and really good food. Marcella's will not disappoint. Great food, great price, great service and a fabulous ambiance. Check it out. The Short North is back.

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TinaF
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drinks! Happy hour can’t be beat.

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katrinaC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the absolute best dinner last night at Marcella's! It was a crowd pleaser. I have some dietary restrictions and this was the first restaurant that I've been able to get bread service at. It was so good! My kids are picky, but they loved their dishes. Everything came out exactly as ordered and piping hot. We also had two great servers because one was in training. They were absolute rock stars! It was a great place to dine on the last day of Pride month. :)

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I liked the food and the drinks, but the tables seem to be really close together and when more people came in the music was loud and so were all the people talking at once.

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vipDanielleR
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Extremely disappointed in our dinner and experience. I can understand a busy kitchen, however, one of two appetizers came out very undercooked… then waited over an hour for the mains which came out at three different times for 4 people. Pizza was served cold and was underwhelming even had it been hot. Pastas had good flavor. Server barely stopped by to check on mains, so didn’t know pizza was cold but felt compelled more to argue about it and never offered fresh Parmesan for the pastas which every other server was doing.
There are too many good restaurants in town to suffer through this. It was in no way what we expected from a Cameron Mitchell owned/operated restaurant.

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LuvColumbus
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Marcella’s is a great restaurant. The food is great however the time to get your food is bad. We had a 7:00 reservation and our entrees came out at 8:50. Our server was nice snd I felt bad for her but it was the kitchen’s fault. Despite the wait the food was worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing wine. Service was wonderful and even though they were very busy they catered to us very well

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Annette
Toledo
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

2 people got the ravioli and said it was very very garlicky, and that wasn’t even in the description on the menu. The gnocchi wasn’t as tender as it has been in the past, but the Bolognese sauce was excellent

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vipLIDiner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Gotta have the meatball appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good but portions were small. Service was good but not very friendly. Seating felt a little cramped.

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 4660 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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