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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:
Jacob Glowacki

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

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (79)
Special Occasion (57)
Casual (51)
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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Hot Spot (50)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Happy Hour (42)
Good for Groups (41)
Authentic (40)
Romantic (40)
Vibrant Bar Scene (39)
Bar Seating (39)
Fun (35)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Cozy (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Comfort Food (26)
Notable Wine List (26)
Business Meals (24)
People Watching (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Late-night Find (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Tapas (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Scenic View (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Brunch (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Server was great. Food was spot on.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely amazing food and great service!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant with great service

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful evening! Such a fun atmosphere - albeit a bit cramped up front. Still best place to sit and experience High Street!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service! Everything was homemade and wonderful.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Fun, energetic environment, great food!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

Goat cheese ravioli with sausage and eggplant was amazing. Our service was amazing.

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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great experience for my 18 year old daughter and her friends for her birthday! Thank you!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First time there, enjoyed ourselves, food good, wine good. We will return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was great, got an amazing seat with street view. Highly recommended the tiramisu

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always a good spot.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal, the Gluten free menu provided multiple options which was fantastic!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great happy hour deals! I love their cocktail menu and pizza!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Cozy, Happy Hour, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Happy hour here is real great! The number of quality items included makes this the perfect place to go before a show.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Awesome evening. Celebrated my sons’s 16th birthday ! Food, happy hour specials, service and ambiance was perfect.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

While visiting Columbus this past weekend we took our family here for our daughter’s birthday dinner. The staff was very friendly and helpful from the start and our waiter was outstanding! Food was delicious! Couldn’t have picked a better restaurant. 💯

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I love Marcella's and will return but I gave 2 stars for value because of the inadequate amount of penne pasta I was served. I ALWAYS take home half of my meal but that was impossible last night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great service, nice waiter, good food as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was amazing, as usual. Only issue was we waited 35+ minutes after our reservation time, but was given a complimentary appetizer for the inconvenience. Will come again!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice Italian food. Wonderful comfort food and food atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

So cute loved our waiter and can't wait to come back with my GFs so soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Absolutely wonderful overall! The service was especially great, and I'm still dreaming about the delicious food. I know it's out of their control, but we made reservations at 6:00 and were not seated until 6:45. Fortunately my date and I were not in a hurry, but being a typically time-worried person (especially if we were seeing a show or something like that after dinner) I would have been very worried. However, overall great if you're not a hurry.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, People Watching, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was very loud on a Thursday evening. The food was very average. We had excellent service, prompt and attentive!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was really good, vibrant atmosphere, made for a fun night on my wife's birthday

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We took our daughters to our favorite date night spot and it was wonderful!

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Jared made sure to make my mother’s birthday special. Food and the service were excellent!!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I am aware of Marcella's excellent reputation. Everything was great, but our server was lacking. We were there at 6:00 so it was not crowded. My husband and I ordered a drink before the rest of our friends arrived. The bar was not busy. It took seemingly forever to get the drinks. My
experience has been, people will wait on food, not drinks. Anyway, appetizer were good, served by our server. Our entrees were served by other servers (totally understandable) however; I asked one fellow to bring more bread. Our server NEVER checked back with us. Finally, when we were finished, she showed up, asked if everything was ok, I said no, we asked for more bread and we needed more water (pretty basic). We will likely not return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food and good service.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The restaurant was so noisy we could not enjoy our meal.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I had the Chicken Parm - excellent. The proportion was generous and could really be shared but wanted leftovers. My husband had the Chicken Marsalla which looked very good and he enjoyed it. We always get the hot Pecorino cheese/apple/honey appetizer which is great with beer or wine. This is a place that feels very comfortable - Lots of energy without being too noisy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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