Martini Modern Italian

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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We I came with another couple because we were celebrating our wedding anniversaries. Food and service were great!

W
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Martini always delivers great food and great service. Angie is one of their top servers and has been there for the 15+ years that we have dined there. There pasta is always made daily and half orders are available. Truly a wonderful experience the new GM has kept up with the traditions of the great restaurant. Will be back soon!

AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very friendly and food was great!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great. All around!

JD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, wine, and service. Michael was a great waiter. Great atmosphere!

S
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mom and her two best friends to martini for the first time to celebrate my moms 55th birthday. My server Jo was absolutely amazing! She was so friendly and kind and was very knowledgeable! The general manager touched our table as well. I was blown away. I’ll come back just for the mozzarella app and the prisoner wine! Thanks for a great experience!

DR
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. The service was great!

DF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As is typical of Cameron Mitchell restaurants the noise level was so high as to be completely distracting. It is impossible to to carry on a conversation in his restaurants because the noise level is so high as to detract from the enjoyment of the meal.

D
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The noise level is excessive and not conductible to conversation unless yelling at table guests. I would not dine again due to this. Otherwise, food and service were excellent.

T
Dublin
43 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance. Excellent service. Food at best ok
The Calamari appetizer was tough and rubbery. The dressing was good but that was it
My Veal Martini dish was very good.
The carbonara dish was at best ok.
The Penne Vodka dish extremely bland.

BA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and fresh. The customer service was great, it did take a little while to get our check however it was a Saturday evening. We even had wonderful neighbors at the next table!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visit here each year on business conference, but take a night for “date night” The food and service never disappoint! The Sea Bass special was amazing! Delicious!

MM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

You are paying for the restaurants ambience. The service and food was subpar. I had the fettuccine and clams and my clam shells were the size of quarters so image the meat was nonexistent. To add insult to injury I was given 5 of them. This meal was $26. I will never be back.

A
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 1

Not what I expected at all. I expected an up-scale experience, but was far from what was delivered. Went on a Friday night the experience was disappointing to say the least. Service was slow took a long time for drinks and to even be greeted once we were sat. My fiancé was headed to use the restroom and a fight broke out right as she was headed there and almost ended up in between two large men fighting in the restaurant. We were sat at a table next the bar where overly intoxicated patrons were constantly screaming and being beyond obnoxious. It really just killed the whole mood and vibe for the night between the fight that broke out and all the drunk people screaming 5 feet from us. I will say our food was amazing. I would compare the night to trying to have a nice up-scale dinner in a campus club on a Saturday night. I would not recommend this restaurant when you are paying $100+ for two people with the tip. I believe there are way better places in Columbus to spend that kind of money at if you are trying to have a nice date night with the lady.

KP
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Rude waiter. I told him I wasn’t super hungry. Ordered an app and then asked for bread and his reply “oh so you’re not hungry but you want a bunch of bread, yea”. Then when asked questions about drinks his answer was “ well idk what you like”. That’s just a couple examples of the MANY more snips. 8 people at our table and all of us felt we should just shut up. Tension every time he came to our table. I am probably one of your biggest customers, not usually at Martini. I frequent Hudson’s, easily 2 times per week with business. I do so because it’s always a comfortable place to be. Honestly, I don’t need rude snaps throughout dinner. Very dissapointed.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Waiter never came and asked how the food was once it was served. Did not bring bread to the table and could not ask her to bring bread because she never came to the table once the food order was taken .

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible!!! Surpassed my expectations!!!

M
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal! Staff, perfection. Food, unparalleled. Management, attentive and engaging. Thank you Martini- what a Columbus gem!

AS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal but even more so our waiter was the star of the show!

L
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine list, excellent service, and delicious Italian food with a modern, creative flair

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our friend, Lori’s 50th birthday!
The service and food were excellent!
We had to ignore the fact that a table of young homecoming kids asked us to please quiet down LOL

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food
Carpaccio to die for
Will go again!

CC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Cody provided excellent service.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner

v
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Difficult to converse. Needs some noise dampening.

H
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Wish I could give our server more than five stars!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent mealb and service.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, excellent food, and top notch service!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such an amazing dinner with my husband on my birthday! It was our first time and Joe (the server) explained and recommended some amazing dishes!! Everything tasted amazing! We enjoyed the mozzarella appetizer and I loved my beet salad, butternut squash tortaloni, and tiramisu!!

Thank you Martini and Joe for a great birthday dinner!!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food and service. The host staff was extremely welcoming and even went out of his way to ask me how everything was as we were leaving (he even remembered my first name) the food is worth every penny! Everyone in our party of 10 was extremely satisfied!

A
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had anything less than a terrific meal at this restaurant. The service is always outstanding, as well as the atmosphere. Finally, the food is always unbelievable.

RC
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack was our server and was perfectly attentive - suggesting entrées, choosing between wine choices. This is a Columbus standard and worth every penny.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience! Food and atmosphere were awesome!

FR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Was quite busy so service was a little slow and noisy. But food and atmosphere were terrific.

SH
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Too Noisy!!!!!!! Good food Great server Tooo noisy!!!

RC
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a great time every time we visit Martini. Staff are always welcoming and the food is exceptional!

RW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals of the year. The food was great and Joe (who is normally a bartender) was a superb waiter. Everyone enjoyed different entrees and we all were sure ours must be the best thing on the menu. Also, the martini's are awesome.

We'll be back for sure.

AP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The place, the food, the staff and the service are all outstanding. Not too crowded and overall really great. It unfortunately is fantastically loud. Some sound dampening would go a long way to better the dining experience. If you want to hear your dinner guests you’ll have to yell, just as everyone else is.

f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

Honestly...we should have just gone to Olive Garden. The food tasted like hot water. The server had the level of etiquette of a BMV worker and it was all in all a horrible choice. I felt bad because I had 10 friends there to celebrate a dinner. The restaurant itself was beautiful. The ambiance was perfect, which made the fall on the food and service even more disappointing. The server rushed us, rolled his eyes SEVERAL times and we were a table of women. It was very uncomfortable. Not to mention we all ordered multiple dishes and cocktails/wine. We did not have a menu on one place setting he literally took one from the next seat and moved it over instead of going to get another one. He got annoyed when we asked for another wine list (10 women and 1 list is not adequate). It was a mess and I was better off going to Olive Garden or just flushing the money in the toilet. Never again.

P
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cody was our waiter. He was excellent!!

Food was delicious— especially the mozzarella!!

Way too loud, but we will be back!!

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