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Marcella's

4.6
3475 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3475 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Veal meatball was delicious! Our waitress was wonderful.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Awesome experience. Spaghetti and Meatballs were awesome. Nice wine list. Service was great!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a great dinner for Father’s Day! My dad didn’t leave a morsel of lasagna on his plate, and my daughter and I are having leftovers tonight!!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The great food and beautiful environment help to compensate for lackluster service.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was outstanding. Only reason not all 5 stars is they forgot our appetizer but did really apologize and comp us for it and did bring out with our main meal. Place got real busy real quick as it was happy hour with great discounts but they seemed to keep the tables moving. Kalamari app, 2 spaghetti dinner's with a meatball the size of a baseball and a chicken parm dish were all delicious!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great meatballs!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent Italian food with top notch ingredients that make a big difference. The food has fantastic flavors and textures, this time I had the gnocchi bolognese the beef was excellent shredded sweet beef. The appetizers were nice small sizes inexpensive so you get several to share.

Overall one of our favorite Italian restaurants

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a good choice with friends. Great people watching in the bar area. Service at the bar is great and we prefer to sit there—Dining room is actually noisier. Food is good to very good with lots of options for small plates or entrees.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I've eaten here before, great tasting food. This time I ordered the goat cheese ravioli and wasn't expecting it to be so spicy. Would have appreciated a heads up on that either via menu or waitress. I was able to eat it, but it was definitely on the limit of what I could tolerate. I previously received more timely service than I received this time. Took long to get drinks, in fact received our appetizer before our drinks . . .

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Amazing food! I had a problem once before with service and the mangers did everything in their power the next time to make it right! The sever was good tonight, just not as friendly as she could have been!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I originally made reservations for 4 but had to add 4 more last minute as in Four additional people showed up at the restaurant! The hostess handled it very politely and was able to accommodate us. She fit us in approximately 30 minutes after our original reservation. It was very appreciated!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The service and food are top notch. Can never whet enough of the restaurant. I come into town every other week and always eat here one night. Great job from the wait staff to hostesses to chef for ordering the off menu best item chicken limone !!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Wonderful experience! The staff was very knowledgeable, attentive but not overbearing. She made good and helpful recommendations for drinks and dessert. The price was very reasonable. Would certainly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Amazing place. The pizzas are delicious, and service has always been great. I've been here many times for lots of date nights, all of which have been amazing.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I will not be returning to Marcella's..we were a party of 4.. extremely loud so as we couldn't hear one another. Too many bacellorete parties plus obnoxious and loud people behind us. Food besides meatball sub par and service too slow.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Again Marcella’s delivered a wonderful meal and they got us the table we requested.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Kitchen was VERY slow - and we had to ask about 1/2 dozen times for forks for our appetizer....once food came out it was delicious.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Pretty disappointing. It used to be such a great spot with food and service to match. The service was very cold and inattentive, almost to the point of being rude. The food was just ok. The beef carpaccio was a major disappointment. CMR has gotten way too big and has forgotten their roots, for sure. You could taste the commercialization. There are so many better options in Columbus.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Although we had incredible service and thoroughly enjoyed the charcuterie selection, the actual entrees were just NOT good. The portions were small and VERY sloppy, and everything tasted and looked like it came straight out of a can. We would go here again for drinks because the ambiance is nice, but nix the food next time around.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a very late dinner because we were celebrating my son’s high school graduation. We were running late and they were so nice to push our reservation back. Our server was great and the valet service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Damn good food

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We went for our anniversary dinner. Our reservations where for 6:15pm and we arrived a little early and was immediately seated. If you go for no other reason than the drinks you have to try the Strawberry Balsamic! It is amazing! For dinner my husband had the lasagna and I had the Ravioli Mezzaluna. Both dishes where excellent. For dessert i had the Ricotta Cheesecake. So good!!!! Around 7 the restaurant started getting very busy so I definitely recommend making reservations. We will definitely be back!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Been here many times, never had a bad visit

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Somewhat disappointed with our server. She didn’t seem to have a lot of exuberance and I had difficulty with my payment options in as much as I had two gift cards.

Also, I had to tell her about my husbands bday, even though I made mention of it when reserving on line.

Just was not the special service we usually receive. It is our fave Cameron Mitchell restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

The service was great and food is always on point. I recommended Marcella's to friends on a regular basis.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We had a business gathering at Marcella's and I have to say that it was a very good experience. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent meal as always.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Food was very good, menu selection was great. Our server took about 10-15 minutes to greet us, specials were not mentioned, we requested to order appetizers. Timing went well, no additional drinks were offered, boyfriend and I were both servers so we have high expectations. Overall meal was good just expected more of the service for Cameron Mitchell. Meat ball and goat cheese ravioli was our top picks.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We had a great time. Food was very good, service was excellent. A reasonably priced place in the Short North.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

This was our 2nd experience at Marcella’s, and it was pretty disappointing. We were a larger party (8 people) celebrating my daughter’s graduation. The food was good, but the service was terrible. We had to ask for things (like more water) repeatedly, and 2 of the 8 of us were not served what we ordered. By the time the food got to our table, we were so hungry and tired of waiting that we didn’t even point it out. Our check took forever. Summary - overall good food but the long wait times cast a pall over the evening.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We said on our reservation it was for a birthday and the waitress did nothing to celebrate.. we even saw another table she was waiting have the kitchen bring a birthday dessert out for them. Food was very good but restaurant was super noisy. Our waitress seemed flustered most of the time and our food took a while to come out. Recommend going for a normal dinner but for for a special occasion

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This is our 2nd time here as our daughter has been in college nearby. The food is delicious and we had great service. Be warned though —- it is very loud!!!! Our table of 6 had a hard time hearing each other.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Had a terrible experience - restaurant was incredibly hot, noisy and just not physically comfortable. Our waitress was uncaring about any of these issues and told us basically to get over it. Food was mediocre. Would not recommend and would never go back. Too many other great options in Columbus.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The hostess seated us in a very accessible area which was much appreciated! Our wait staff was awesome! Even tho I ordered a few items not on the menu her response was “oh of course we can do that”. We had a peppermill issue😳 and it was corrected in less than 7 minutes! Amazing, my fettuccine alfredo and broccollini was delicious, my friends egg plant parmasan had a layer of ricotta cheese. Scrumptious! Good Italian bread to start with and very reasonably priced! Thank you

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The food and the service were both outstanding. Our server was exceptional.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Our waitress and all the wait staff were attentive, friendly and nice. It was crowded and the tables were fairly close together, but the noise level was surprisingly moderate. My chicken piccata was terrific and the salads were fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Appetizers were wonderful drinks wear great awesome environment

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was fantastic. Never had worse service at a restaurant however. Didn’t get my drink till after appetizers came. Didn’t get bread till entrees were half gone.

Very disappointing

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing experience. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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