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Marcella's

4.7
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4363 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4363 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out of town family visiting Columbus

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Taylor
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing appetizers that were well recommended by our waitress. A great experience, definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Book Club Meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!

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hampsons
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, amazing service. We've never had a bad meal here.

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palo143
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! They are doing a nice job with "social distancing"... felt safe. Cody was a great server! Awesome Happy Hour offers too!

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vipColumbus4547
Cleveland
46 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food ad experience. All precautions in place

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kaitlynm
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST restaurant for date night! Great happy hour and an amazingly unique menu. The pizza is out of this world! Everything is so fresh. I highly recommend their house red wine. We have now been there at least 8 times!

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RussW
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating wife’s birthday! As always Macella’s delivers, whether it’s just a night out or a special occasion, they never disappoint. Always amazing food and fantastic service. Thanks for making another occasion special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Prices up. Food not hot. Service good.

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JessicaJ
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great as usual! The only negative thing I have to say is that service was really slow, but it could be that they were short staffed due to covid. Also, the music was kind of strange choice for marcellas it was kind of like clubbing music.

Other than that... great place to go pretty consistent never disappointed.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We will be driving back just to have the experience again!

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RonaldB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

no valet parking, food was good service was average

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and happy hour. Can’t wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both amazing, even with the difficulties of running a restaurant during a pandemic.

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JoeT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wedding soup was lukewarm. Chicken Giardiniera was good but really needed a side of pasta to make the meal more complete. Service was prompt and friendly.

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vipvswr
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress and very attentive staff. Great atmosphere!!

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Rick
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I could remember our server's name, he was fantastic. A level of professionalism befitting of a super fancy restaurant. Not a missed step of the entire meal. Marcella's is always tasty, but he made it that much better. If you're out there fella that served us back by the cured meats display, appreciate you. You're killin it.

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mkbosu
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience3

The food portions were ridiculously small. The whole meal felt rushed, sat and out the door after apps and dinner in 45 minutes.

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ToryF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fast and friendly service! Handling the COVID crisis very responsibly!

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LauraD101
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our first trip back post-Covid-19 opening. Usually, our go-to spot because most of my family are celiacs and they have amazing gluten-free options ... the service was "meh", even though the dining room was at half capacity. Drinks were weak - but the food did not disappoint. They did a good job with spacing and safety and it was much appreciated, loved the phone menu option vs. paper.

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AaronA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall a good experience. Difficult to read the menu due to the only option was through your phone and the website is not setup well to use it in that manner. The serving amount of the entrees we're disappointing. Waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome server named
Marin

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vipHolly18
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back to Marcella's! One of our favorite restaurants and still wonderful.

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AndrewO
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We LOVE Marcella’s in the Short North, especially the Happy Hour. We have been here three years in a row for our anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good dinner Option!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fabulous service and food. Thank you for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service, will definitely be going back!

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KyleH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic food — happy hour is a must! Half off wine, salads, apps, and pizzas!

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JCampz
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Great food & drinks! Awesome happy hour prices!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is excellent. The atmosphere is not as Italian as we were hoping.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
82 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great to have the restaurant open again! Could tell that they were not quite “up to speed” yet.
Food was okay - gnocchi was great, as usual, the risotto du jour was not good, the remainder of our entrees were okay.
Service was a little off.
It will take a little time for all restaurants to get back to normal.
We are happy to be out and will continue to support them!
We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great. Atmosphere was amazing and love the social distancing between the tables. I feel comfortable dining here and I have twice since they opened back up. Staff is safe and plenty of hand sanitizer. Keep up the good work!

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GregP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, Service and Atmosphere! I would definitely eat there again. The ling and clams was to die for. And make sure you get the veal meatball to start!

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kaitlynm
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. The four of us were treated like royalty. Food is so good and consistent.

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KeltonG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! I can’t complain. The ravioli and sangrias were amazing

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Nick
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining out since restaurants reopened, and it was great. Marcella's was very organized and set up well to make sure everyone was safe. That aside the food was amazing as always, can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the sausage pizza and fettuccine with meatball. Honestly, best meatball I've ever tasted and pizza was delicious also. Highly recommend

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vipLaura
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit, 2nd good experience but 2nd time a very special occasion that was not acknowledged. This was our 35th wedding anniversary. I think Open Table doesn’t communicate the special occasion that is in the reservation notes. Oh well good meal!

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