Martini Modern Italian

4.7
3714 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.

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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3714 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not going to lie. I came in thinking this place was a bit exorbitant and left thinking “totally worth it”! The staff was awesome, very friendly and helpful. The drinks were tasty and cute. I started with the lobster risotto and it was amazing! Seriously, the best risotto I’ve ever had. For my entree, I opted for the chicken parmesan and it was also amazing. I like that the pasta was perfectly portioned with the protein. It’s definitely and experience and I will certainly be back to try five course wine and dinner pairing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was fantastic!

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MargaretA
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed it. Good service. Good food. The tables were a little too close, especially in this pandemic age. Love the decor. Great experience.

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vipWolfieeats
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angie is the best. So knowledgeable about the food and made great recommendations for our friend who has only been there once.
Food is top notch, and love that kitchen is always willing to make tweaks for my husband. Heirloom tomatoes were fantastic.
We had the mozzarella which is a must have. It is pulled when you order it. We also had arancini as our other appetizer. The Caesar and martini salads are also fresh and this is the only place I enjoy the Caesar salad. For dinner we had the chicken carbonara, veal martini and butternut squash tortellini (my fav). Angie recommended a great wine.

Eaman always makes us feel welcome and obviously has a great connection with his staff. They are truly a little family! Look forward to another dinner soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going away dinner

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vipMichelleG
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as usual. We live in the neighborhood and have a lot of choices. The food here is amazing and the wine list is stellar! Iman the Manager is fantastic! We also love all the bartenders!

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vipSamG
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service by all the staff!! Timely service and check-ins! Food was high quality.

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vipJbmb
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always great food and atmosphere. Server forgot to bring our appetizers when our salads arrived.
The filet is delicious and the short ribs looked great (going to try those next time!
Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional experience when we dine at this restaurant. I highly recommend and will definitely be returning. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a concert, and made a reservation in advance. Fantastic start to finish! I wish this was closer to us in St. Louis. Our server was amazing! She knew the menu top to bottom, and made fantastic recommendations. The craft cocktails were delicious, there are no words worthy of the mozzarella appetizer, and the pasta and dessert were incredible too! Go…just go now!

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gailf
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner and service I have had since March of 2020...before Covid. Thank you for a great meal and service. I will highly recommend to all my friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexis was awesome! And Drew the bartender too! Both took great care of us! Good outstanding!!

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vipJimS44
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing!!

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VickiF
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Martini for my B Day. The food and service was great. They gave me a scrumptious dessert for my occasion, and the ambiance was perfect. Will certainly return again!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello, Thank you for visiting our restaurant on your birthday and taking the time to share your feedback. I am so 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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vipScottW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale Italian at its best! If you want a special meal this is a great spot!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your visit and kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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MGaff46
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, great food, and great service (Romario). Not the least expensive, but well worth it.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your feedback. I'll be sure to pass along your note to Romario, we are truly lucky to have him in the restaurant. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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JessicaP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were impeccable! The atmosphere was energetic with the open air windows! 100% recommend and will be back!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit with us. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. It is always great to get the windows open - hopefully we get a few more days of that this year! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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TomD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant has a great, lively vibe, excellent wine drink pours, and fantasitc food! A great dining experience.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your kind words. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Craig
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tremendous. The service was outstanding. We were never rushed but we never waited. Our waiter did an incredible job. It was a really pleasurable night. We were there to celebrate with one of our daughters and the entire team did a great job making of a special night for all of us. It was tremendous

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello Craig, Thank you so much for visiting us and for your incredibly kind feedback. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every part of your experience with us at Martini. We look forward to serving you and your family again soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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DaciaN
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our dinner at Martini Modern. We started out with the beet salads. The bread with oil and homemade pesto is amazing. Highly recommend!! We really enjoyed the veal pasta with wild mushrooms and homemade ribbon noodles. We finished with the Osso Bucca and it was falling off the bone, so tender. We will be back!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to share your thoughts. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and we look forward to serving you again very soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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JamieP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was excellent,food was excellent and there is a big selection on gluten free options!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent visit here. I am glad that you enjoyed our gluten free options and we look forward to sharing another meal with you soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

First time there and our waiter was incredibly rude. Not personable at all and we just felt so unwelcome. We had a party of 7 each dish was cold. Still tipped our rude server 20% even though the food and service was awful. Wanted to try somewhere new heard great things about this place. Perhaps we came on an off day and everyone working was just having a bad day.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting us and being so honest in your feedback. I am so troubled to hear that your first visit with us was so poor. It seems we fell far short of our standards and, more importantly, your own expectations. I would love to hear more details and have an opportunity to correct this for you. Please give me a call at the restaurant 614-224-8259 at your convenience. Thank you again. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipChrisS
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. Jon was fun and provided outstanding service.

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EricaG
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipAlanC
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We showed up 15 minutes early for our reservation. I loved the atmosphere. Our initial welcome was less than impressive. We were greeted by the first two people standing at the host stand with a simple hello but nothing further until a third female returned from seating another table. She was kind, acknowledged the information I had already given the first two hostesses and was quick to seat us. She made sure we were still close behind her when we hit “traffic” after we passed several servers. The initial greet from our server did take some time. Our server Michael was very welcoming and professional. He made the dining experience seamless and gave excellent service that met the expectations for the level of dining. He was sure to quality check every course, cleared plates in a timely manner and mark with utensils when they needed replaced. The bread and pesto were extraordinary so much so that we ordered a second round with our main course. We shared a Caesar salad as an appetizer. The dressing seemed to have more than expected anchovy flavor but the croutons were delicious. My husband loved his lasagna. I had the veal chop dish. The veal was much tougher and fattier than I expected but the rest of the dish was delicious. The bathrooms were clean and stocked. All of the staff was very kind. We were seated in the rear/upstairs dining room. With the A/C and fans the temperature was very cold but seemed bearable with jackets on for most people seated in the space. Overall I think we are very likely to return and recommend to others.

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vipcrall
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The noise level was very loud However we are planning a return visit.

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nancy
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family group of 10 and all agreed that the food and service were very good. Our waitress recommended that we have the chef prepare a dish of several pastas to begin our meal. This worked well and gave all an opportunity to try the different pastas. The noise level was quite high but did not seem to bother anyone in our group. The space was attractively decorated. There were many tables closely spaced which might be a negative during Covid times.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your recent visit with us and taking the time to share your thoughts. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and we certainly look forward to serving you and your family again in the near future. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipLisaR
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with terrific service. Food was exquisite, not rushed at all - lovely meal. Could not have improved on anything. Perfect!

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vipStephenF
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience. Food was great and service very attentive. Will be back after a long time since our last visit

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vipHangryHomo
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch from top to bottom. Beet salad was solid along with the butternut squash tortellini and chicken carbonara.

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KristenF
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a birthday/bachelorette with a party of 9. The food, drinks and service were excellent. The bruschetta was delicious and I ordered the chicken carbonara for dinner which was also really good. Highly recommend!!

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DennisG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only negative was that the calamari was chewy and overcooked.

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vipJaneS
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The staff went above and beyond to help us celebrate our special occasions. We love the ambiance at Martini. Thanks so much for a wonderful dinner we can’t wait to come back. Hard to pick a favorite thing we ate tonight - everything was so delicious.

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JoshC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for a fancy date night. Food was a bit expensive but was excellent - no regrets. Very good atmosphere and service.

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JDawn
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here. We would highly recommend this very classy upscale restaurant with outstanding food and service. You won't be disappointing.

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KristinM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's worth trying, the ambiance is one of the best you'll find in Columbus.

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PG3419
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was probably the best Chicken Piccata I have ever had...and as it is one of my favorite dishes I have had it in a lot of restaurants. Well worth getting and enjoying every bite. My husband had the Lobster Risotto which was good but he was jealous of my dish. We were celebrating our 34th Anniversary and had our grandson with us as we were in town from Chicago while our daughter and her husband were in attendance to a wedding. The staff was very attentive to his needs and his charm.
The wine suggestions were spot on for our meal. Thank you to all the staff for an enjoyable and delicious evening. We highly recommend when in Columbus for everyone to enjoy a wonderful dining experience like we had at Martini Modern Italian.

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MeganZ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!
Romantic dinner for our anniversary

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CindyA
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun atmosphere! It can get a little loud as the evening goes on especially near the front of the restaurant. If you like more quiet you’ll want to be seated towards the back. The chef does an amazing job, even for a special requests. Waitstaff is well trained and made the experience enjoyable!

FAQs

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

Martini Modern Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 3714 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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