Server was outstanding
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great food, waitress was great but service a little slow. Not sure if it was kitchen or wait staff.
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!
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.
Delicious meal, good value. Even with a reservation, we waited 30 minutes.
However, will go back on a less busy night!
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.
The food w
always a good time with friends, laughing and eating
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.
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
Had a great time. Very refreshing! I enjoyed the food and the service and I wasn’t disappointed.
I brought my one year old nephew and the staff could not have been kinder. Everything was great!
Great food, friendly service, worth the money
Marcella’s never disappoints! The food and the service are always top notch!
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.
Waited an hour with a reservation. No need for that.
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.
My chicken was not cooked
Second time there and will return!
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
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.
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.
Marcella's was terrific for our date night. Great food, great service, great wine and great atmosphere!!! Capellini was terrific as was the Veal Meatball. We will definitely be returning to Marcella's many times!
One of our favorite meals ever! Started with the melted pecorino cheese...delish! Have to order a meatball and loved the mushroom risotto! Great food, great service!
Business meal. Server seemed anxious to move us on with meal to turn the table for the waiting crowd. Ambiance totally unsuitable for a business meeting conversation - and we only 5 at a booth! Food quality OK - for ambiance, variety, fresh quality and value we've found Z Cucina to be superior in every aspect. Just went here because we were downtown.
Server got veal from a sister restaurant nearby for my veal parm!
Marcella’s is one of the best if not the best restaurant in Columbus. Their meatball is the best I’ve ever had. Great experience always and great value!
Service tends to be slow at the Short North location. We had a 30 minute wait before being seated despite having a reservation. No accommodations were made to make the situation right.
A little loud in the restaurant but overall great meal.
What’s the point of having a reservation if you still have to wait, especially when your reservation is at 8:45 pm.?
A bit overrated. Very rushed service. We hadn't finished our appetizers before they were bringing out our entrees. Very popular, so they must be doing something right.
Food was delicious and the service was great. No one made us feel rushed to leave at the end of the meal.
I chose this destination from online reviews; we were celebrating two birthdays. The service was phenomenal, as was the food. We will return.
Always a great time this place never disappoints. Staff is always on top of everything and very courteous.
As always we had amazing food and great service! If I am ever have a difficult time deciding on where to go I know this place will never disappoint.