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.
Great place for a group outing. Loved all the Gluten free options! Had to wait 15-20, even with reservations.
Love the children’s menu and gluten free options. Wonderful service at the downtown location.
Server was great. Food was spot on.
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!
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.
Absolutely amazing food and great service!
Wonderful evening! Such a fun atmosphere - albeit a bit cramped up front. Still best place to sit and experience High Street!
Great restaurant with great service
Excellent food and service! Everything was homemade and wonderful.
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.
Fun, energetic environment, great food!
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!
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.
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.
Goat cheese ravioli with sausage and eggplant was amazing. Our service was amazing.
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.
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.
Great experience for my 18 year old daughter and her friends for her birthday! Thank you!!
First time there, enjoyed ourselves, food good, wine good. We will return.
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.
Food was great, got an amazing seat with street view. Highly recommended the tiramisu
Always a good spot.
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!
Great meal, the Gluten free menu provided multiple options which was fantastic!
Great happy hour deals! I love their cocktail menu and pizza!
We had a delicious meal and were taken care of by a wonderfully capable and friendly server, Colin. Everyone's special dietary needs were met easily and with great compassion and support from the host to the server. I will definitely return to this restaurant the next time I am in Columbus and will look forward to taking friends there as well.
Casual atmosphere, everyone was enjoying their meal and friends.
Service was impeccable, our waitress was Hannah and she was sweet and accommodating.
The meal was very good. I loved the meatball, the penne allla arrabiatta delicious, I did not think it was supper spicy (I grew up on spicy food) my husband thought it was spicy. I had the strawberry balsamic, also very good.
The cherry crustada and the profiteroles were enough for 4 people. I really liked the cherry crustada was very good like a rustic apple cherry pie. I was not a fan of the profiteroles, just my taste. We got there at 5:30 in a Thursday and our food was on the table within 15 mins. They did not rush us at all and Hannah was at the table at all the right times, we did not want for anything. I will go there again, if I did not mention the meatballs they were excellent, next visit will be a meatball, bread and a bowl of sauce, a glass of red wine.
Happy hour here is real great! The number of quality items included makes this the perfect place to go before a show.