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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

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (61)
Casual (57)
Special Occasion (53)
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Good for Birthdays (47)
Hot Spot (41)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Happy Hour (36)
Notable Wine List (35)
Good for Groups (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Romantic (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Fun (30)
Authentic (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
People Watching (26)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Cozy (22)
Business Meals (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Tasting Menu (15)
Scenic View (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Tapas (8)
Great Beer (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Live Sports (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food and great service. 10/10 would recommend.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Terrible food and service. We were seated at 9:45 and we had a 9:00 reservation. Packed and extremely loud.

I would never recommend this restaurant

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Food moderately expensive but outstanding. As close to genuine Italian food as there is in Columbus, Ohio.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had 2 salads, a marguerita pizza and some eggplant ravioli, with no drinks and the bill was $48. We tipped $12.

$60 for dinner for 2 was expensive for us. So we will only recommend for special occasions

They did seat us in 15 mins after our reservation of 9:30
And we got our salads within 15 mins of being seated.

It was busy for a Saturday nights.

We were accommodated with a warm cozy booth

The food was 3.5/5

With these prices we consider this to be a Fancy Smancy restaurant.

But perfect for a date night, for someone special

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

Myself and a friend went for a light, late dinner. We each had the Caesar salad with white anchovies, the warm assorted olives, and shared the feature dinner of six cheese ravioli with lobster and shrimp in a tomato cream sauce. Our server was a young man named Mike. The overall experience was typical of a Cameron Mitchell restaurant. Excellent! On our way out we purchased two gift cards that each came with the $25 bonus, as we will be continuing to patronize Cameron Mitchell restaurants in the coming year!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, better company. (Lol jk my gf was watching me type this so I had to. Food was def superior).

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time coming here. What can I saw it was great. The food was spot on, we had the spaghetti and meatball and the special risotto. Both were great. We really enjoyed our meal. We will be back.
Time make a reservation this place is hoppen.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was fantastic other than the space. I felt like everyone was right on top of each other, other tables were way to close. Other than that, perfect!! Left overs were great as well!!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

So glad we used open table. There was a 1 1/2 hour wait.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

First time there and unfortunately didn't make the top of my list. Our waiter was kind but we had to repeatedly ask for service. I get it was busy but I just expected a different experience. The best thing about it was the company we were with and maybe the veal meatball. Sorry to have to say this but it's the truth.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always love visiting Marcellas. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is even better. I especially love visiting during the cold Holiday months as the restaurant and High are all decorated. Adds to the whole experience. The place is usually crowded and our visit was no different. Arrived about 10 minutes early to our 8pm reservation and were seated by 8:03. I highly recommend Marcellas for a special get together (ours was a family birthday dinner) but reservations are a must!! Which is why I always use Open Table to book!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Perfect service for a large group.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

So glad we had our bachelorette night dinner at Marcellas. It was the perfect atmosphere and food. Loved that we could share different things family style and have our checks easily split. Our server did an amazing job. Would definitely recommend to others.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Started with the Calamari. The batter was very light which is always nice. The fried zucchini was a nice compliment as well. However, the plate was 50% calamari and 50% zucchini. That was very disappointing. It's a $14 appetizer - the most expensive on the menu. It was also exceptionally loud in the restaurant. Hard to carry on a conversation across the able. The right circumstance still worth checking out for yourself.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great service and great food as always!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great gluten free menu with lots of options. I've tried multiple items and everything has been delicious. Staff is well trained on allergies and cross contamination, just like all of the other Cameron Mitchell restaurants. Service is always wonderful.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We drive here 2-3 times a year from Cleveland just to eat at this restaurant. Wife is gluten free and their bread for her is great. We both get a meal and split so we can try more options. Best is the bolognese with the lamb. Sooooo good!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Poor service. Every request took too long and they weren’t busy enough to warrant the wait.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had an amazing dinner.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have dinned several times at the Polaris location, this was the first time at Short North. The food is EXCELLENT. Meatballs are THE BEST ANYWHERE. It is a noisy place, and isn't cozy if that's what you want.

Tags: Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great staff and great food! We were celebrating my niece's birthday and made reservations for 7, but 8 showed up and they were very accommodating.
Even with 8 at the table the staff was so great about clearing dishes we never felt crowded.
Jake, was excellent! And even took out picture.
Our kids received craft bags to keep them busy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We have been to Marcellas many times. It is always a great experience! The food is amazing and we always have good service! They also have a great happy hour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great Italian food. The arancini appetizer was amazing. Would recommend

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere as always. I always get the gnocchi bolognese with veal. It's so good that I don't like to try anything else. The meatball is amazing also. Great wine selection.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

High energy atmosphere. High top seating in bar area is a great place to dine.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great food and worth a try. I'll go back again. Yummy

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Columbus!!! Always have dinner there when we visit Columbus!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

Amazing food!!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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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