Martini Modern Italian

4.8
3529 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Martini Modern Italian is a vibrant, high energy restaurant featuring timeless Italian techniques, innovative culinary presentations & progressive handcrafted cocktails, all in a sexy, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Located in the Short North Arts District across from the Convention Center, Martini is just minutes away from the Arena District & is open nightly for dinner.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3529 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Christy87
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. They were able to seamlessly accommodate allergy needs and created a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, space was beautiful, and service was more than what I expected. The waiter made my night and food came out quickly and fresh. Drinks on point!

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MimiC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was delicious, and very affordable. Would highly recommend.

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vipRRiordan
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our daughter’s birthday! Always a great place to celebrate!

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johnd
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

I was seated promptly and the waiter thought another guest was coming, because the host failed to remove the napkin and silver from the vacant seat. Therefore, I waited nearly 20 minutes after my drink order for the menu. A two top ~10 feet from me had seated a very well-dressed lady, apparently some sort of celebrity, because the manager was heaping very loud praise and admiration for the lady.He was so load, a group of four behind him, got up and reseated themselves in the back of the restaurant. He flitted around the room making gestures to the wait staff and even delivered food to the "celebrity's" table. After I ate my three course dinner, with significant time between courses, and waited for a check (at least 20") I had been in the restaurant nearly 2 hours, with no opportunity to order a second drink. This general manager was the least attentive I have ever seen at a Cameron Mitchel restaurant. I'll be surprised if he is still there the next time I go there.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Martini and their food is always amazing. Such a good spot for date night!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous night! We arrived early and sat at the bar and took advantage of the half price drinks and appetizer happy hour. The drinks were excellent! I would bet they are the best margarita and old fashioned in town! The food was out of this world too. We enjoyed the mozzarella plate appetizer, the osso buco and the butternut squash tortellini for dinner and the chocolate bread pudding for dessert. All were some of the best food my husband and I have ever eaten. To add, we have been a lot of places. And the bartender was personable and attentive. All together it was an excellent night and we will definitely keep Martini Modern Italian on our restaurant repertoire!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Beautiful place , great food, but we were rushed out , HONEST REVIEW:

had a four course meal with a bottle of wine. As soon as the appetizer came out They wanted the dinner order and the desert ASAP !” There was no time in between to let the food go down before she was already trying to have the next meal out , we finished eating our dinner she asked if we wanted dessert (which we did) , I asked “ if she can give me five minutes to go over the dessert menu “ she said she cannot give me five minutes she needed the order sooner than that.’ Maybe it was just our luck but if you’re trying to have a decent conversation over dinner in the early evening, I wouldn’t suggest to do it over dinner at this place . (Kinda ruined the mood) tbh

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to share your honest feedback. I feel awful that you felt rushed throughout your dinner here. Martini is a place that should never feel that way and somewhere to cherish a dinner experience with a friend or loved one. Please give me a call at your convenience so that I can make this right for you. I can be reached at your convenience at 614-224-8259. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Wayne
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Decent service. Always a little loud.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for your visit and sharing your thoughts! At times our restaurant does tend to be a bit louder, we feel fortunate to have such enthusiastic guests in our restaurant! I am sorry if it disturbed your evening in any way. We look forward to serving you again very soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went further than I could have ever expected to make our experience phenomenal. They were one ingredient short of completing a special and not often made cocktail I requested, but instead of apologizing and asking me to choose another drink...they sent an employee to another of their restaurants to retrieve the missing nectar. That level of service and dedication to the customer will keep us coming back. Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello, Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to share your feedback. It was truly our pleasure to get the ingredients necessary for your drink. It is a perfect embodiment of our company philosophy of making "yes" the answer. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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TonyF
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While the ambiance and the aesthetics of the restaurant was great, it did fall short on food, service, and value.
First of all the server pretty much took care of the whole room we were seated in which looked to hold approx. 40+ people. It also barely looked like the distance was 6 feet between tables/diners. While she did a great job of making sure we were doing well with water and soda refills, she did not ask or even acknowledge the need for a second old fashioned for myself.
Initially the sound(music) in the room was too loud for us to hear her great us and respond to her when she approached our table. All of us had blank stares for her.

Appetizers - Beef Carpaccio and Tuna Tartare
Tuna was outstanding and all loved it. Beef was great but the drizzle of sauce with it did not seem to blend well with it. 3 of 4 of us ate it an had same response.
Salads
I had beet salad and was great and my wife had the house salad which was good as well.
Entrees
My 13 y.o. had the Clams and pasta and enjoyed the flavor/presentation but stated the he felt there needed to be more clams.
My 9 y.o. ordered the kids grilled cheese and tomato soup. For a very finicky child, she said it was the best she had and nearly ate the entire thing. Believe me that was a huge compliment and it was presented well and certainly was worth the cost.
My wife decided to have the Lobster Risotto as her entre and it was a good size but she felt it also lacked the main ingredient - lobster.
I ended up with the Osso Bucco and thought presentation was good and it was served very traditionally. The veal was tough and dry and lacked flavor, the accompaniments were good.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello Thank you for your visit & sharing your honest & detailed feedback. I truly do appreciate it as we are always fine tuning and doing our best to grow as a team and as a restaurant. Our restaurant has always been in strict compliance with all CDC & local health department guidelines. I would love an opportunity to discuss them & your other details over the phone if you are available. I can be reached at 614-224-8259 at your convenience. Thank you again! Best regards Eaman Hai General Manager

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kari
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Too many people dining there without good distancing or barriers like I have seen at other CM restaurants during Covid. Disappointing

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 23, 2021

Kari I am truly sorry to hear that your perception of our restaurant was not positive. We have been in strict adherence to all CDC and local health department guidelines; our company has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to develop additional measures to keep our guests and associates safe. I would love to share more details of further steps we have taken even in the past week-I can be reached at 224-8259 if you would like to chat further.Thank you again! Best regards Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
66 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was absolutely amazing!! Our server was excellent.
Wife got the penne with vodka sauce and she savored every bite. Simply the best she's ever eaten. I had the 10oz filet and it literally melted in my mouth.
Bartender made us the best Mojitos we've had in ages, kudos!
Overall this place is amazing, we'll definitely be back!!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for sharing your kind words regarding your recent visit here! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed every part of your experience. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone’s meal was excellent, especially the house made pastas. Our server was friendly and attentive. I visit this restaurant as often a possible when I’m in Columbus

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to share your kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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JodiM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!!! We especially enjoyed the Valentine's Day special cocktail!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 18, 2021

Jodi, Thank you so much for your visit over the weekend and for taking the time to share your thoughts. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the cocktail feature! Come back again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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JeremyJ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully modern, great food and drinks.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to share your feedback! We look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place to eat. The dinner was wonderful and the service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend for a nice meal.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 18, 2021

Andrew, Thank you very much for visiting us and taking some time to share your experience. I am very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipSLV04
Columbus
43 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day, both survive and food were great. They were very accommodating to my husband’s Gluten free needs

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit here. I'm very happy to hear that we found something to meet your husband's diet. Thank you and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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ColumbusJay
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great night, service was fantastic, food was delicious. Bread was not good and wished entree came with salad. Would highly recommend and return. Mike was amazing!!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hello, Thank you for visiting us and sharing your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. For your next visit - we do offer half portions on all of our salads if you'd like a small one with your entree! I'll be sure to share your comments with Mykl also! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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BrittanyA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I made reservations for a later dinner at 8:45 on Valentine’s Day. We waited about 15 minutes before they seated us. It was fairly loud with music playing and there were a lot more people than I initially expected would be there. The food was so amazing and we were surprised how delicious our steak was as we have been to Hyde park which specializes in steaks and we both thought the steak was just as good if not better! We will definitely be going again. We also enjoyed salads and desserts. All were fabulous as well!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 16, 2021

Hi Brittany, Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to share your comments! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything here. I'm a little biased but I always say that we have the best steak in the city! Thank you again and we look forward to serving you soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Lumona
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and the food! We had a great girls night at dinner. I will say, the hostess person with the flowy pink dress was super annoying lol she was stomping around the restaurant attacking way too much attention and disrupting our evening.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to share your feedback. Our hostess, Mimi, is one of our most passionate associates and we are lucky to have her on our team. I am sorry that her energy disrupted your evening and will be sure to communicate that with her. Thank you again. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipDrNick
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The staff, food and atmosphere is amazing. When in Columbus we bring all our VIP's to Martini's for a special night out. Thank you for always delivering.....

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 15, 2021

Nick, It is always a pleasure to have you in the restaurant. You and your groups are always so kind. Thank you for visiting us again and taking the time to share your kind words. We truly appreciate it and look forward to serving you again! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to share your thoughts. We look forward to hosting you again in our restaurant soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in town.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to share your feedback! I'm a little biased, but I also think we're one of the best in town! Thanks again and we look forward to having you back again soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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SMThom
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was incredible! Service was slightly slower than expected, but not too slow. We waited primarily for our tab to get closed out, but service was great otherwise. The restaurant is beautiful, but was slightly louder than expected.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hello, Thank you for visiting and sharing your honest feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed most of your evening but apologize for the delay in service and getting your check back to you. We will certainly use your feedback to improve as a team. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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RacerG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service at the bar was great. Food and service in the dining room was just okay. Maybe I caught them on a bad day. Calamari had no seasoning, and dipping sauce was bland. Mozzarella appetizer was fantastic. Bread they bring to the table is just plain white bread. Maybe my expectations were just too high for the place. Dinner -Chicken Carbonara was good, but a little pricy for something I could make at home or get at Olive Garden.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hello, I am sorry to hear that your experience varied so greatly from the bar to the dining room. Thank you for providing the detail that you did, we will certainly use them to grow. I would love to invite you back for a dinner experience as my guest in the restaurant. I am sure that we will be able to exceed your expectations if you would allow us an opportunity to do so. Please feel free to reach out to me personally at the restaurant at 614-224-8259. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipIanG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Seated half an hour after our reservation. Did the wine pairing menu, and the wines came out significantly later than our dishes so we had already almost finished eating. Steak was unevenly cooked

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 23, 2021

Hello, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your honest feedback. I am so sorry to hear about the delay in seating as well as the additional service points that were missed throughout your experience. I would love to make this up to you, please feel free to call me at the restaurant at 614-224-8259 at your convenience so that I may take some action on your behalf. Thank you again. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you for visiting us and sharing your feedback! We look forward to having you again soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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ArethaG
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly my favorite Cameron Mitchell restaurant. Great date night location! Only downfall no valet at this time but still close enough parking!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to share your kind words! We are looking at bringing back our valet service soon and will certainly announce that when we do! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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CIADREAMER
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated us like royalty on our 50th wedding anniversary and my wife Debbie's birthday.
Our server Katie and General Manager Eaman were absolutely wonderful.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much first of all for choosing us to celebrate such a special occasion. We truly appreciate it. Thank you for mentioning Katie's hospitality, we are very lucky to have her and genuinely appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to doing so again very soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipMarysvilleFoodie
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a wonderful place to dine.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your feedback! We look forward to having you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipCJ6445
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar and “G” was our bartender and so much fun. She offered great pre meal suggestions and mixed great cocktails. My steak was on point and my wife’s salmon was cooked perfectly.. Camron’s restaurants are known in Columbus for awesome quality and this place didn’t disappoint... we will be back..!

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Maria
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place with an interesting menu. We ordered the 3 course meal from the restaurant week menu which included the amazing arancini, deliciously prepared short ribs (smallish portion), a bit overcooked/dry OK salmon, and excellent lemon tarts. Front of the house is much louder than back of the house.

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RickN
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Started to get busy and overcrowded and in a COVID environment I expected them to a bit more aware of seating people with more distance.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 5, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to share your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Since reopening we have spaced our tables in strict accordance with the CDC & guidance from our local health department. I would love an opportunity to discuss our seating as well as other safety & sanitation protocols with you if you would like! I can be reached at the restaurant at 614-224-8259 at your convenience. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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MelissaO
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was very slow. We made a reservation for 8:45 and got in closer to 9:30. Our server stopped by and grabbed our salad and drink order and maybe stopped by a couple more times to get a drink order and run away. It took a while before we were finally able to order our dinner. It was 10:40 and we decided we wanted an espresso martini to close out and the server said “sorry i thought the host stopped by every table to announce last call, we can’t get you one”. Mind you we waited for a while for him to return to even order it. The service was iffy but the food was DELICIOUS and once ordered came out at a great time. Ambiance is great. I still will go back for the food and drinks alone.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hello Melissa, Thank you for your visit and support. I am happy to hear that the food was delicious but I am troubled to hear that your service was so below our standards. I would love to address these issues directly and also gather some more details so that we may improve moving forward. Please call me at the restaurant at your convenience to discuss if you would like. I can be reached at 614-224-8259, thank you again. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipColumbus4547
Cleveland
71 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I usually always give Martini’s 5 star ratings and I go there fairly frequently but last night was not the typically excellent in all categories night. I was a little taken back at how busy and crowded the place was. People seem to be fed up with quarantining 4 of us went to dinner together. 3 of the 4 entrees delivered to us were not hot. My husband chose to send his special prawn preparation back to the kitchen. The other 2 of us chose to eat ours as they were. It was so noisy in the upper dining room where we were seated that communicating with our server was difficult. He had trouble hearing us and vice versa. But I have to say the experience was an exception and not the rule. We will be back.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your visit and taking the time to share your feedback. I appreciate the opportunity to hear these things so that we may grow as a team. We were also surprised at the volume of people that chose to visit us during restaurant week. But most importantly the health & safety of our guests & associates is always our top priority. Please ask for me personally on your next visit so that I may properly address these items and introduce myself! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience3

Food was awesome, but way too many people and poor social distancing. There were crowds shoulder to shoulder in the waiting area, tables were too close together and most chairs were less than 6 feet from chairs at other tables.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for your visit and for sharing your feedback. I am terribly sorry to hear what you observed in our restaurant. The health and safety of every one of our guests and associates are our top and only priority. I would love an opportunity to discuss your points in detail. If you would like, I can be reached at the restaurant at your convenience at 614-224-8259. I truly look forward to speaking with you, thank you again for your support. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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SueL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Appreciated waitstaff bringing drinks that are served "up" to the table to be poured.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent dining experience. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Steve
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited during Happy Hour so value was excellent! Enjoyed eating at the bar. All adequate COVID protections were in place. Really nice time on a Friday night!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on February 2, 2021

Steve, Thank you so much for your visit and kind words! I appreciate your notice of our Covid safety regulations, we are working so hard to ensure the health and safety of all our guests and associates. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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FAQs

Martini Modern Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 224-8259.

Martini Modern Italian is rated 4.8 stars by 3529 OpenTable diners.

Martini Modern Italian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cameronmitchellgiftcards.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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