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About Marcella's

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.

615 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 4:00pm. to 12:00 a.m.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 223-2100

Website:
http://marcellasristorante.com/Locations-Menus/short-north

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!

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available for $10 during dinner service.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Hofer

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Marcella's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (75)
Special Occasion (61)
Casual (55)
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Good for Birthdays (52)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Hot Spot (48)
Happy Hour (45)
Good for Groups (44)
Bar Seating (40)
Romantic (40)
Vibrant Bar Scene (39)
Authentic (37)
Worth the Drive (34)
Fun (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Cozy (30)
Business Meals (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Comfort Food (24)
People Watching (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Tasting Menu (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Scenic View (11)
Tapas (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great Beer (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Healthy (4)
Live Sports (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

I had the Chicken Parm - excellent. The proportion was generous and could really be shared but wanted leftovers. My husband had the Chicken Marsalla which looked very good and he enjoyed it. We always get the hot Pecorino cheese/apple/honey appetizer which is great with beer or wine. This is a place that feels very comfortable - Lots of energy without being too noisy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

I've thoroughly enjoyed Marcella's every time I've been. Gluten free pizza was delicious!

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Went here for a late night dinner on a weeknight. Always love this place!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I️t was a great experience and we had a great table. The waitress was very nice and informative about the menu m. I live the atmosphere and the food and desert was great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Will definitely be back. Food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent meal as always, and even better service! We were delayed in getting our table when we had a reservation, and without even asking, we were given two free appetizers. Awesome customer service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service & food! Our waitress was fast and concise!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vegan, Cozy, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Enjoyed a delicious meal, everyone loved their food, service was excellent. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was fantastic! It’s s great place to go if you want a louder party atmosphere. Unfortunately I was trying to have a book club meeting and couldn’t hear what some folks at the far end of the table were saying.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My experience at Marcella's was on a Sunday evening; my husband and I had a fabulous dinner. Cameron Mitchel was dining there as well, so I knew we were in a hot spot!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Although loud, it was a fun place to hang out for dinner. The food was delicious and portion sizes huge. We took home half our dinners and dessert!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were celebrating just getting married the week before. It was crowded and the reservations were running behind. The food was fantastic- my husband went from being grumpy and impatient to very satisfied with his food and Manhattan. We will be back for sure!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Chicken parm was fantastic. Most others at our table got varying types of pizza and they enjoyed them. I wish the pizzas had a bit more sauce on them but maybe that's not necessarily the "Italian way." Either way, very good experience.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We like Marcella's, but it would serve them well to select friendly, engaging receptionists. Our reservation was for 5:15, so the restaurant wasn't very busy yet. I walked up to the reception area and the receptionist/greeter just looked at me. Literally. No words. No smiles. Just looked at me!! I paused for a few seconds, thinking she was going to engage with me....nope! I was the one who had to say hello. She replied hello....that's it...nothing else. I then had to say "how are you?" She replied "fine." That's it..nothing else!!! I then had to say, "I have a reservation, etc." What the hell!!!! Hire someone with a personality!!!! She's the blonde one...longish, straight hair...slender. She needs a desk job with no people interaction.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great server. Food was delicious.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place for a late NYE dinner - they pass out hats, noisemakers and champagne at midnight! One of our favorite local places for date night.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love Marcellas have eatin here a few dozen times for everything from birthdays, date night, ladies night. Always have a great time! I’m gluten free and usually have things to choose from. Seems like they’ve changed the pizza crust lately, still good, but not like its been many times before. Overall I enjoy this place and its one of few places I can slide in when I eat a late dinner on weekends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My friends and I came here for New Year’s Eve. It was a great experience overall, and the food was delicious. My only complaint is that the waiter seemed like he did not want to be there and forgot the dessert we ordered (we let it go and did not say anything). He brought us the check instead, 30 minutes before midnight, and didn’t even ask us if we wanted another drink. I thought that was odd considering the occasion and the fact that they had stopped seating tables by then so we weren’t preventing him from getting another party. I would still return because they have great pizza and an upscale ambience that we all enjoyed! I also appreciated that the hostesses passed out champagne before the count down to the new year.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went to Marcella's after the BlueJackets game on New Year's Eve. Definitely within walking distance from Nationwide Arena, even in the single digit bitter cold temps that we experienced that evening on New Year's Eve. Marcella's was packed that night due to NYE, and we arrived about 15 minutes early, but we were seated immediately. Table space is pretty limited and I would classify as very tight. If you are looking for cozy and quiet this is not the place.
The menu is pretty diverse and we mainly just ordered a few appetizers. We ordered a cheese board with 3 selections, as well as the the Italian sausage and burrata appetizers. Everything was great, however I was a little disappointed in the cheese board. Basically is was just 3 chunks of cheese on the board. Nothing really to go with it. In other places that I have ordered charcuterie or cheese boards there is always something along the lines of homemade crackers or toasted bread to go along with it. Again, this was my only disappointment in the meal, overall everything was great including the service. Would I return? Maybe, but would not order the cheese board again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Marcellas is just great. Their food is excellent and according to my friends that have had the pleasure of dining in Italy, considered authentic. The atmosphere is vibrant and the staff are good too. I love the carbonara!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the dinner from appetizer to desert. The ccktails we're perfect. We split an appetizer and I had lasagna , perfectly prepared, and wife had lobster ravioli, delicious, and followed up with a cherry crustada. Absolutely wonderful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went there before a very busy concert, traffic was horrible, we were late for our reservation by 15 minutes. The restaurant was packed. I did call to say we were running behind. They did accommodate our party well for arriving late. We only waited about as long as we were late. It all worked out ok.
The appetizers that we ordered came out rapidly! That was a good thing for us. The Drinks from the bar were perfect, the food was fine.
Go enjoy!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tapas, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The Service was not good. I had to keep asking the waiter for more water, and I had asked for more marinara sauce for my Spaghetti and I ended up having to ask a second time and he brought it about 20 minutes later. The spaghetti was very dry and the appetizer was not good.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food and service was great. One of our favorites! We frequent Marcell’s for events and when we have out of town guests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Run of the mill Italian. Nothing special, decent food nothing worth noting. Cocktails were very weak.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a wonderful family dinner

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I love Marcella's. However, it appears that there are more tables in the dining room. I either constantly bumped or was constantly bumped when walking around. It is very tight.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great! They easily accommodated my birthday party change from 8 people to 14 people the day of.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our second visit to Marcella's. Very friendly staff. Great food and desserts. Sharing is allowed at no extra cost. Valet parking out front with ability to text to have car ready when leaving. Is located in hip section of city. I would recommend to everyone.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great for small groups good food, great gluten free options, great desserts

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. Always delicious, although the Caprese salad was a bit spicy for me. I didn't realize it had red pepper flakes on top.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I made a reservation for 5:30 on a Saturday. We arrived there at 5:29 and had to wait until 5:50 to get a table after watching people with 6:00 reservations be seated before us. When I raised the question why this was happening with the staff, I was told it was because I had requested a warm spot away from the front door. Apparently that meant they could only consider seating us all the way in the back and no where else. The food and waitress were very good. Just wish the greeters could plan better. I didn’t make an early reservation to stand there for 20 minutes. News flash to the greeter; don’t offer people your are making wait, a seat at the bar when there aren’t any seats there either. Duh! Kudos to the chef. He/her saved the evening.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My family and I enjoyed our dining experience. Our sever was friendly and welcoming. Our food was good and met our expectatations. The restaurant was full and quite loud, but we expected that. Overall enjoyable experience and we will be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Daughter’s graduation dinner. Great night. Make sure you have a meatball!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Hostesses were wonderful
Waitress was a little pushy with recommendations and forgot wine. We had to remind her after third trip to table then she said "It's coming," with a duh look expression
Food was delicious

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing as always!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Marcella's is a perennial favorite for my husband and I, but we were bummed out that it took about a half hour to order a glass of wine this time around. We were with friends who drove in from Cleveland just for dinner and they were thirsty! Dinner was delicious, as always.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food and drinks were excellent. We started with the Pecorino fondue for appetizer and strawberry basil for drinks. We then had the Goat cheese Ravioli and clam linguine. Topped the night off with the tirimisu. We will definitely be back to try other dishes. Would highly recommend a visit here to all.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great atmosphere and a lively environment in the Short North area in Columbus. The wine list is pretty decent, but I'm not a fan of the wine glasses. The food is great and service very good as well.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 14, 2017

They got my order wrong but replaced it. The whole meal took about 2 hours, I didn't mind because I was with good company but if you're in a rush this place isn't for you.

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