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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.

Specials

Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Wine Enthusiast Nights

Sundays and Mondays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

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. Excludes Tax and Tip. Short North Location. Offer only in Bar & Lounge Area. Not available on Holidays. Special valid Sep 25, 2017 - Jan 25, 2018 on Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Wine Enthusiast Nights

Sundays and Mondays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

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!. Excludes Tax and Tip. ShortNorth Location. *Offer on full bottles of wine only. Not available Holidays. Special valid Sep 24, 2017 - Jan 22, 2018 on Sundays and Mondays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Marcella's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for a Date (52)
Casual (50)
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Good for Birthdays (46)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Hot Spot (36)
Romantic (36)
Happy Hour (35)
Bar Seating (34)
Good for Groups (34)
People Watching (33)
Fun (31)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Notable Wine List (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
Authentic (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Business Meals (26)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Comfort Food (24)
Cozy (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Late-night Find (12)
Scenic View (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Tapas (9)
Great Beer (7)
Live Sports (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Birthday that was very time limited so they were perfect at getting out good out in time!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Marcella's food and service are always good but people are just packed in too tightly. The servers have difficulty getting around. I got bumped into at least 3 times and wound up with servers' butts a couple inches away from my face a few times. Can't blame the servers as they're just trying to move around and do their jobs, it's just the restaurant crams in too many tables.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as usual, but a little noisy as usual. Both meals were great as was the wine which was 25% off on Sunday night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great experience. Only downside is their staff seem a bit overstretched. Food came extremely quick—almost too quick. Overall, great dining experience. Will definitely be back.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious as always! Very flavorful. Best bruschetta. Ambiance is always wonderful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

The music was way to loud and more of electronic dance music than anything resembling what you would think you’d hear at a nice Italian restaurant. That said, the food was fantastic and the service was very good.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

The food is always great, service attentive & friendly...but the noise level is really up there back in the dining room! That said, I do love the food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Toledo)·Dined 6 days ago

Made a 6:30 PM reservation for Saturday night and was very disappointed to be presented with a pager and being told to wait for a table. Apparently this is a common practice. The reservation just puts you in the queue ahead of walk-ins. It does not guarantee you’ll get a table when you arrive at your appointed time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent experience and food all around!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food! Be sure to try the 9 oz veal meatball. Would recommend

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The place is very popular for Happy Hour (from 4-6). The bar was standing room only and all the tables were reserved. Both the bar and table staff were very friendly and made excellent suggestions. The food was outstanding. I recommend the Meatball as a "must get" appetizer. There is no way to wrong with any of the food options. Reservations highly recommended if you don't want to stand and wait for over an hour.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Impressive restaurant design and excellent service. The menu options and specials were outstanding and my date went formidable. Would recommend trying this place in Short North to anyone. Worth every penny, especially if going as a group/date for an exquisite italian dining experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One food runner was placing our appetizers on the table at the exact same time another food runner was leaving the kitchen with our entree. Other than that, food and service were good. Noise level at Marcella's always sucks, but it is what it is.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Marcella’s! This is always a favorite of mine when I’m in town, and when I was asked to find a spot for dinner for a group with several diverse dining needs, it was a no-brainer to come here! The vegetarians and those with allergies had a great experience and my fettuccine with meatball was delicious too!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is amazing! However, I had people with me from out of town to celebrate a birthday, ask for a dessert sent over after dinner, we never got it. We asked for 1 check, they split it and when we asked to put together they said no it was already split. Asked for the manager and she threatened to throw us out. Who does that as a manager? When all we wanted was 1 bill! She was completely rude and out of line to say that! One of us manages a restaurant and I’ve been a retail manager for over 10 years and very disappointed how the staff acted as well as embarrassed since I recommended the place to my out of town guests.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food as always. Keeps to reservation time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love the gluten free menu. The fact that they have so much to offer for my dietary needs and it tastes so good, always brings me back when I’m in town.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Never disappoints!! So delicious. Get the gnocchi.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very happy with our dinner this past Saturday evening before the Hot Chocolate Race the next day. A friend had recommended and we were not disappointed. LOVED the wine selections!

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food! Must try the meatball, sooo good! Lots of options, great selection of appetizers and pizzas, perfect for ordering a lot and sharing with friends or family. Only thing is, it can get quite loud depending on what time of day it is.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We got lost on our way and even though considerably late for our reservation, the staff was accommodating and pleasant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Okay food good had better service at McDonald’s

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent service, we arrived 8 minutes late for our reservation & they acted like it was no problem at all! We ordered our food at 5:40pm and it arrived st our table by 5:55. Great atmosphere and clean restaraunt. Our serve was very educated on the menu when we asked about several dishes and particular sauces. We were in and out in 50 min, from time of sit down, with an app and my husband enjoyed a couple beers & without the feeling of being rushed. We will be visiting this restaraunt again very soon!! A++++

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fantastic meal!! Everything was so delicious!! High energy atmosphere!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was mine and my boyfriends first time dining here for happy hour. We have never been to marcellas before and always like to try somewhere new. We won a gift card and decided to try it. Our server Kevin was amazing. He recommended the potato pizza which was amazing and we got the calamari which was incredible. As a server in the short north I can say he was the best service my boyfriend and I have ever had. He explained the drinks perfectly. I asked for a manager to compliment him I was so impressed. We will definitely be dining there again probably as soon as next week and adventuring to more Cameron Mitchell restaurants sooon. Thank you for a great experience!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had a reservation and still had to wait a while to be seated. Our waiter was slow and took forever for drinks, bread, order food, etc. She messed up our checks and then had attitude as if was our fault. I will say this is my first bad experience at Marcellas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

When in Columbus we always try to go here. They have great food and great service. I highly recommend it.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Absolute great dining experience . The hostess was awesome! Our reservation changed from 4 to 6 people and she was very accommodating. Had to wait a little longer, but well worth the wait!! We will DEFINATELY be back .

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Marcella's is an upscale Italian Restaurant with great food and a fine wine list. The food was fantastic. Marcella brings to your table Mama's recipes, piping hot, in a traditional Italian atmosphere. On a cold autumn day the aromas and the taste makes you feel like your favorite aunt gave you that hug you always savor. This is a great spot to go on a date; but this is THE PLACE for Friends and family to reconnect. Make your reservations early, or wait about an hour as a walk-in on Saturday night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great meal of small plates for a gathering with ou tof town friends.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was fantastic. We were put on high stools in the dining room. I'm sixty - very difficult to sit and extremely hard to have conversation with my family whom we were celebrating a birthday.

I can't say enough about the food. I will choose the other location for conversation reasons!

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, People Watching
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Experience is always great

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic! Had a mix of meats and cheeseses. Some of the best cured meats i have ever had. Shared the meatballs which melt in your mouth and the braised short rib you can cut with a plastic fork.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Another great dining experience at Marcella's. Service was excellent, attentive; food quality was great--tasty, beautifully presented, and quite filling. Great menu variety!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service but too noisy to talk to family we have not seen for a long time - bad choice if you do not want to shout.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food and great atmosphere! You have to try the melted pecorino cheese appetizer with the truffle honey and the fettuccine and meatball entree'! I've only been here twice but each time the service has been top notch. I will be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

My enthusiasm for this restaurant is dwindling I'm sure you don't care but the food wasn't great there was way too much traffic going by our table a know and the employees were snobs our server was nice but not that great, I dunno, maybe it was a bad nite it was our 20th anniversary so maybe I was just mad my husband didn't give me a diamond at dinner,😁 your food is over priced and my bloody Mary tasted like a kindergartener made it nothing special no celery, the olives were terrible and it came to me like a glass of tomato juice

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great drinks and food. Only thing I would change is the noise. They need to install some soundproofing. We could barely communicate to each other in our party of 6

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Met every expectation. Good food. Went out of their way to find us the perfect table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy
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