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Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
10:00 PM
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Marcella's

4.6
3395 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00pm. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 4:00pm. to 12:00 a.m.
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Phone number
(614) 223-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jacob Glowacki
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Parking details
Please excuse the construction debris. Our Valet Service is still available during normal hours and the garage behind us on West Russell is also open . The City of Columbus is beautifying the Short North and construction is a bit of a mess out front. Thank you for your understanding. Valet Parking is available for $10 during dinner service.
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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!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3395 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Marcella's met and exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and the service was great. Would go again the next time in Columbus.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

It was a wonderful evening for this group of kids going to Prom! They said the food was great and service exceptional!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

It was a very busy Friday night so we waited about 45 minutes after our reservation time. A little long even for a weekend night.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We were celebrating my daughter's birthday and she was not feeling well. Our waitress was so kind and even came outside to check on our daughter and bring her a ginger ale. The food was amazing and my chicken parmesan would have fed a small country. Delicious!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food as always. Wide selection of Italian favorites.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fettuccine and meatball is my all time fave! Love this place for every day dinners and special occasions!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was delicious and portions were somewhere between "just about right" to "enough to take some home." Our waitress was delightful and willing to make recommendations for good choices (not sure what she wouldn't have recommended though!) We had a reservation and were glad that we did. Atmosphere was busy, but fun and we didn't feel like we had to hurry even though it was busy.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

good food. good service. Noise level is loud however.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was good. Waitress forgot to edit my order so they had to remake my food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a great meal at Marcella's - loved the Chicken Parmesan and Capellini Pomodoro! We tried a number of appetizers including the mushrooms, cauliflower, and zucchini. All were tasty, but above all, the arancini (risotto balls) were delicious. Eager to visit again to try more of this great menu!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was okay. We thought the meatball, lasagna, and salmon were good but somewhat overpriced. The chicken Marsala was a little greasy and did not contain much true Marsala flavor. It was very loud so it was not really conducive to catching up with family members. Overall it was okay, but I don't believe we will hurry back.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Server was outstanding

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our waiter was outstanding. The food was outstanding. However, when I asked for a stemmed wine glass at the bar while waiting for our reserved table,, I was told they weren’t available. I decided against my Pinot Grigio. When my husband asked when they stopped having stemmed glasses, he said the bartender was not very nice and acted disgusted that it was a big deal. To my joy our waiter did indeed provide me with a stemmed glass of Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio. Please know that I love everything about Marcella’s......except for the disappointing juice-like wine glasses. A nice wine should be enjoyed in an appropriate glass. Please, please, please reconsider your choice of wine stem ware. Respectfully submitted by a customer who seldom dines anywhere other than a Cameron Mitchell establishment.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

On a recent Saturday, myself and a group of three others all dined at Marcella's in the Short North. From the moment we arrived, the service and attentiveness was exemplary. The drinks and appetizers soon followed and they did not disappoint. The melted Pecorino cheese and the braised veal meatball were both absolutely delicious. As good as the appetizers were, the entrees were even better. The lasagne alla bolognese was outstanding as was the crispy potato pizza, but the star of the evening was the spaghetti alla carbonara. The combination of perfectly cooked pasta with crispy fried pancetta, onions, black pepper and a piping hot egg yolk made for a rich, creamy dish that provided a bounty of taste and texture. I highly recommend dining at Marcella's!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Took a group of 6 here for a birthday party - it was a great time! The service was very good, the food was excellent, and it was as good as I expected. We will be going back. However, it was crowded and a little loud, so if you want a nice romantic dinner this place might not be the best.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

My fiancé and I had an absolutely wonderful experience at Marcella’s. I mentioned briefly in my reservation that it was my Fiancé’s birthday. Friday came and, without mentioning again, the great staff at Marcella’s remembered her birthday and provided excellent service. I recommend everyone keep Marcella’s on your short list of choices for any occasion, we will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

If a server is not assigned to your specific table they ignore you even when you’re making obvious. Idc language that you need something or are trying to look for your server.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food, waitress was great but service a little slow. Not sure if it was kitchen or wait staff.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We sat at the bar and had great service and food! It was a special friends get together followed by a great concert! A memorable evening all the way around. Thanks for your hospitality!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My wife and I dined at Marcella's prior to the Eagles concert and had a very nice meal. Because we didn't have a lot of time we decided to order what we thought the kitchen could turn pretty quickly. My wife decided on soup and salad.....the tomato basil soup with the Marcella's chopped salad which she enjoyed very much. I had the chopped salad and linguine with clams which I also enjoyed very much. Our server provided very good service and we were able to finish dinner in plenty of time to get to the concert. The restaurant had a nice buzz and we will definitely return the next time we travel to Columbus.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great time - got us our table on time and there was room at the bar to wait before we were seated. Waiter had a lot of people to serve so he was a bit slow on refilling our waters and checking in but it was a great experience overall.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delicious meal, good value. Even with a reservation, we waited 30 minutes.
However, will go back on a less busy night!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was amazing as always. I wish it had more of a romantic choice of music the night I went, had more of a club music vibe going on this time. But overall I loved it.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food w

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

always a good time with friends, laughing and eating

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous food as always however service was terrible. First time we have had bad service. Never saw our waitress or anyone for that matter after our food was delivered. No water, drink refills even had to ask a bus boy if he could tell someone we were ready for our check. Our waitress just seemed a little odd. Hopefully not a trend just an off night.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had a 5:45 reservation, still waited 20-25 minutes. Noise level very high for conversation. Fun environment. Food was great and our server Anna was wonderful

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had a great time. Very refreshing! I enjoyed the food and the service and I wasn’t disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I brought my one year old nephew and the staff could not have been kinder. Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great food, friendly service, worth the money

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Marcella’s never disappoints! The food and the service are always top notch!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We loved the food! Our server was friendly and efficient. He explained a few things to us, and said we made great choices. If I ever get back to Columbus, Marcella’s will be my first meal.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Waited an hour with a reservation. No need for that.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We selected this place for Italian night during our 4 night Final Four stay in Columbus. My wife got the tomato basil soup, it was thick and creamy and excellent. She followed that with the Beet salad, a favorite of hers, and a restaurant staple these days. Pretty much the same as others. Our server said ‘you have to get The Meatball’. So I got spaghetti and The Meatball. Outstanding, the best, other than my wife’s, that I have had. This is why you go to Marcella’s. The 100% veal meatball, which is as big as a mans fist. I also had the Grappa marinated salmon appetizer. It was good, but I tasted no Grappa hints. It’s a very noisy place, not for intimate dinners, but the dinners come out fast, the wait staff is tops, and the food is very good. We were seated at a place where the floor was really squeaky, and every time a waiter went by, the floor moved, and I moved. Old creaky wood floors.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Was excellent!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My chicken was not cooked

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Second time there and will return!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

In town for Women’s Final Four. We had reservation for 8, put us at a round table, a little tight when half of us were over 6 feet tall.. had to squeeze us in, but all in all it was good

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Solid meal and experience. Part slightly-upscale pizza joint, part bar/Italian restaurant. The food was strong, although the size of the pizzas versus their cost was not ideal. And we got no butter or olive oil with our ordinary bread. But the service was dynamite, regularly checking in on us and in team-fashion with multiple employees filling the void. I didn't love it, but I liked it. A solid lunch spot.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My girlfriend and I dropped in while in Columbus. We visited the short North location and were not disappointed. Wines at the bar were OK (I'd suggest the merlot) and the bruschetta was very tasty. For dinner we had the chicken marsala and the spaghetti with meatball. Both were AMAZING! Will stop in again soon, very impressed.

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