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Marcella's, Columbus, OH

Marcella's

4.7
4.7
4686 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

We are proud to announce our new, state-of-the-art Air Filtration and Air Purification systems have been installed in our Columbus, Ohio restaurants. Our NEW iWave Air Purification system, along with MERV Filters, will eliminate 99.4% of all airborne pathogens, including viruses and COVID-19, making our indoor dining safer than ever.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 103 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 223-2100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Jacob Canary

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events during lunch hours. We will open for parties of 20 or more seven days a week & we offer multiple set menu options to cater to your needs! Please contact us at 614-223-2100 for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Annie Bowlin , General Manager: (614) 223-2100

  • Neighborhood

    Short North - Arena District

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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 celebratewith you soon at Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,686 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Italian

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  1. M

    Matt

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, we had a good meal. Everyone for the most part enjoyed their food and drinks and we all had a good time. The only complaint I'd make is that we were out celebrating a birthday, and this was specified in the initial reservation. However, the hostess and server never made any mention of this.
  2. CB

    CaitlinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my new favorite restaurant in Columbus. The food and drinks are SO GOOD. The meatball is the star of the show.
  3. JF

    JimF

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Super service, nice atmosphere, kinda loud
  4. DJ

    DJODiner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were very good. Table for 6 was a bit crowded.
  5. GD

    GenoaDeb

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I was dining alone. I was put at the back near the kitchen, but I actually preferred being a little more visible. Also because I was dining alone, the service was really fast, but well paced. My only disappointment was that there were no half size salads. I ordered the Italian salad at the suggestion of the server. It was a tad smaller but cost the same. And there was too much heat. Too many pepperoncini. It may have also been the large pieces of salami. I'd like to have a half size Caesar or a green salad with more bite sized pieces. Oh, and I should not be able to see the bottom of my coffee cup. It should be brewed stronger. But I highly recommend the baked rigatoni.
  6. A

    Abhi

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The appetizers and desserts were not that great. I remember it to be a lot better. The bruschetta does not look like one at all. The toppings to bread proportion was way off, too much bread for too little toppings. The bread could also be sliced thinner.
  7. H

    Howard

    Columbus

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We reserved our table through OpenTable and we’re seated close to the time that we requested which we greatly appreciate it as the restaurant was quite busy. The wine choices were great and our food was well prepared and very tasty
  8. L

    Lauren

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    We didn’t order appetizers and even still our waitress didn’t take our food order until an hour after our reservation time. The wait staff knew in advance one of our party was gluten-free but the gluten-free bread came out over half an hour after the normal bread. We waited over half an hour after our orders were taken before food came out - except for the gluten-free entree which was another 10+ minutes. Half of the food was cold when it came out. Meatball was good so I guess that’s the reason they push it. We won’t ever come back and we won’t recommend Marcella’s to anyone.
  9. K

    Kara

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The place was very busy. We had asked for a quiet(er) table for our son on the spectrum, which they delivered. While the place was loud, the location of our table muffled it. The food was excellent as was the pacing. The service was okay, but not great. I am going to chalk it up to the issue most restaurants are having - short staffing. it took a while to get our drink order, place and get a second drink order. -and, to clear plates from different courses. Food was excellent - especially arancini and meatball appetizer.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marcella’s is hands down one of the best restaurants in Ohio. Excellent service and food every single time and you can’t beat the ambiance. The best handcrafted cocktails and authentic Italian food you can get. Truly an impeccable dining experience that is always enjoyable.
  11. DS

    DavidS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had our 1st anniversary dinner here and could not have been treated better. Great food and great service
  12. D

    Dave

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was excellent. Our server seemed distracted and never really focused on our table.
  13. n

    notprovided

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    had a reservation and still had to wait 15-20 minutes for a table. was seated right underneath an AC vent which made us and the food cold. food was good as was the service. extremely loud.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best happy hour ever!! This was such a great restaurant and the food was delish! Will definitely be back on our next visit to Columbus.
  15. JF

    JimF

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was seated quickly and despite a high volume of customers on a Monday evening, the wait staff was timely, attentive, and friendly. The menu options are plentiful and price point seems right. The kitchen staff executed very well. My food was prepared to order, plated nicely and delicious!
  16. NR

    NeilR

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall outstanding. The appetizer recommendations were spot on (house meatball and melted cheese with apples and honey). Multiple gluten free options helped those dietary restricted in our party. We will be back
  17. N

    Niteout1

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and excellent food! Will definitely be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal! Wonderful staff & the food was delicious
  19. EG

    EileenG

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Italian restaurant in the Short North of Columbus, Ohio. Excellent service and amazing food! The homemade pastas are delicious and don't miss the signature meatball! This is a busy, vibrant, loud locations so if you are looking for a quiet evening, this is not the place. We loved the enthusiastic vibe of the diners and the servers.
  20. PJ

    PhyllisJ

    Cincinnati

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was just ok, service was very good and dinner was fine for a quick bite
  21. T

    Timm

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best gluten free pasta. I had chicken parm with ravioli and Alfredo. For appetizer we had gluten free meatball. They also brought out gf bread which was very good still warm very impressed. Will be back when back in Columbus
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was just average at best. We were seated on time for our reservation. It was incredibly loud in the restaurant. I ordered chicken Marsala. It had no taste to it and my side of pasta was cold.
  23. TB

    TroyB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to enjoy good food and great company! Food and service was great
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good, the meatball was $10 extra for 1 big ball that ruined my shirt. Smaller balls maybe? Bread was alright. Date loved it, me not so much. It was a bit chaotic in the restaurant but for a mainstreet in a college town I guess they gotta stay hip
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    could not get over how delicious and authentic the meal was for the cost. Most items are handmade or imported. Definitely recommend the bruschetta and carbonara.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food! Excellent service!
  27. CJ

    CuyahogaJan

    Cleveland

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We will return
  28. CS

    ChristineS

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Sorry to say this was not as authentic as I was expecting. PaPa Joes in Cape Coral , FL and Voltaire’s in San Diego have nothing to worry about.
  29. IG

    IntownGinny

    Atlanta

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Lots of locals here. Service was outstanding and food was great. I was staying at the Le Meridian across the street. I would come here again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good feel and very nice people! It was a bit too dark in there for my toddlers liking but nothing too out of the ordinary or extreme. We all loved having different styles of plates and delicious food that’s arrived quickly and hot! The only mild complaint we had was our two tables (of 4 adults and 1 toddler) that were pushed together were different sizes so it was a little awkward to make sure the plates were stable. Overall it was a great experience and I’d definitely come back again!
  31. JC

    JeremyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and service was good. The atmosphere is darker which I liked. The dining area is noisy between the music and the crowds, some may not like that; but I overall loved the experience from top to bottom.
  32. EH

    ElizabethH

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The food was just ok. The soup was salty, gnocchi was a little bland, no cheese. The flatbread pizza was good. I probably wouldn’t go back.
  33. SR

    SarahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is awesome, I loved the chicken parmesean. Quality is excellent and so is the service, Jake is the best server!
  34. BK

    BetsyK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon piccata and the spaghetti carbonara were excellent! The salmon was cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside but moist and not over cooked. We also got the appetizers 6 for 25. The peppers and zucchini were very good as well as 4 fine cheeses. Our waitress was very accommodating and helpful. Would definitely recommend all of the above.
  35. L

    Lmom

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Loud and waitress was rude. Appetizer portions were skimpy for a large group
  36. L

    Luvs2eat

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!
  37. MS

    MattS

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    While I have been several times, the service on this visit was comically bad. 45 minutes to get drinks. No follow-up at any point during the meal. Our server insisted on using part of our table immediately in front of me as a staging area to serve other tables. Hilariously the restaurant has gone to small handheld machines where the server intentionally leers over you as you add tip to put some kind of pressure on you. I advise folks to stay away for a bit while they sort out some entitled servers that have zero hussle and less customer service
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and service was as well.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though the restaurant was busy from the convention we are attending, the staff was very friendly, efficient and made our experience perfect. The food was absolutely delicious and very accommodating to any dietary restrictions, including many gluten free options.
  40. BH

    BillH

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The server was professional and timely

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Marcella's using the Order Online button. Marcella's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 223-2100.

Marcella's is rated 4.7 stars by 4686 OpenTable diners.

Marcella's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 103 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Marcella's

615 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Short North - Arena District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Jacob Canary

  • 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 celebratewith you soon at Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 223-2100

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events during lunch hours. We will open for parties of 20 or more seven days a week & we offer multiple set menu options to cater to your needs! Please contact us at 614-223-2100 for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Annie Bowlin , General Manager: (614) 223-2100

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