Martini Modern Italian

4.7
3693 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
  • 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 3693 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RickyR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A CO worker recommended the restaurant and he was right terrific food fantastic service and outstanding drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!

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BryanH
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great. Calamari had very few pieces of actual calamari. Mostly salad. Aioli on the side was pretty much mayonnaise. Veal martini was tough, flavor was ok. Chicken parm was decent. Service and drinks made up for the very average food.

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vincentw
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian food and wonderful service. Very laid back approach to enjoying your dinner. You can order shared plates and multiple courses.

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BillR
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine selection. Good guidance from a knowledgeable server.

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Derek
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exemplary service. Lots of courses makes it a long dinner, but each plate was served so well and tasted incredible. Penne a la vodka was amazing. Salmon and chicken parmesan entrees were flavorful and very unique. Finished the dinner with a tiramisu which was great as well. No complaints at all.

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LanceB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clean and elegant atmosphere. Everything tasted great, and was prepared in a satisfactory time. This was a very nice place for my wife and I to enjoy our anniversary.

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CiarraJ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I was expecting more of a quiet intimate evening, instead we were in a lively, very loud restaurant. The food was great. Service was also good.

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bucyguy
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Martini's in over 10 years. I looked at the menu online and I chose to go there with my wife on my birthday. The place was quite lively when we came in. We ordered a couple of cocktails and enjoyed the atmosphere for awhile before ordering. My wife and I ordered the beet salad which was delicious. The beets were perfectly done with a small frisee salad, a smear of goat cheese and candied pistachios. John, our server, suggested the special for the night which was roasted cherry tomatoes, peaches, and cold lobster. My wife got that. I ordered the short ribs which included glazed carrots and polenta with mascarpone cheese. Both entrees were absolutely delicious and very well plated. John was a delight the entire evening being very professional, but also was very witty and extremely accommodating! He truly made our evening! We will definitely return!

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DannyR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious.

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VivienneV
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+++ perfection- food, service, atmosphere was outstanding

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Hendersong
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything that you would expect from a Cameron Mitchell Restaurant! Food was excellent, drinks were perfect, service was fabulous, atmosphere was bright and lively. Our waiter, John was so much fun and very helpful. He and the lovely bartender went out of their way to try a couple of new/old drinks for us and really made our experience that much more enjoyable! Now I need a mozzarella making kit! We liked it so much that we have already made a reservation for my husband's birthday!

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BarbaraC
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I chose Martini Modern Italian for my husband‘s birthday dinner because he loves steaks, seafood and pasta which they have on their regular menu. I also let them know that we would like a quieter table and that it was my husband‘s birthday. We were seated on time for our 6 pm reservation and were given a table in the back room which was very nice. Our server arrived soon after we were seated and was friendly and informative. He explained the menu and we each ordered a cocktail and the fresh mozzarella appetizer. The cocktails and appetizer arrived in approximately 15 minutes and we placed our order for a bottle of wine, salads and dinner entrées. From then on our dining experience rapidly went downhill. One of the hostesses brought our salads approximately 30 minutes after they were ordered. We asked her if we could please get our bottle of wine and 15 minutes later the server showed up with the wine and had great difficulty in getting the cork out of the bottle. Our water glasses were almost empty so I asked for refills and he shook his head yes but never came back to fill them. I finally stopped another server and asked him if someone could please get us water. Eventually our water glasses were filled that one time only even though they were emptied again. It took 60 minutes after the salads to get our entrées. Our entrées were tasty but by then we were fairly frustrated with the lack of service and delays. Our server eventually came back and asked my husband if he could buy him a free birthday dessert. My husband chose tiramisu which took another 15 minutes to arrive. By time we received our check we had been in the restaurant for three hours and 15 minutes with much of that time being wait time for service and food. The restaurant was very busy due to a convention and we watched as we were bypassed for the larger groups that were seated around us. It was a very disappointing & expensive experience.
Thank you to the General Manager for listening to me.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on July 14, 2021

Hello, I am so ashamed to hear of your experience. The length of time it took for your entire dinner and courses is unacceptable to say the least. I am happy that your server tried to buy your dessert for you but in reality so much more should have been done. I promise you that it was never our intention to show preference to anyone over another. I would love to do more for you to repair the situation. Please call me at 614-224-8259 at your convenience. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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MarijkeT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic drinks, panzenella, mushroom ravioli, scallops, tiramisu, and crepe brulle. Great server too!

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vipOrrint
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good service, food always delicious, kitchen delivery slow but manager very helpful in making experience very enjoyable.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to share your feedback. I appreciate your patience, especially on such a busy weekend we were fortunate to have. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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DeborahB
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, definitely high on our list to do again when back in Columbus. Sitting a bit tight and noise level a little on the loud side.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for your visit and taking the time to share your feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and look forward to having you back again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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DennisD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Took my wife to dinner for her birthday and was overall disappointed. The server started out solid but quickly faded and rarely checked back on us, and I would have like a check up when we received our dinner. The noise level was roughly 88 decibels per my Apple Watch and made it hard to even carry a conversation. A few sound panels would go a long way. I had the linguine and clams and it lacked flavor. The only saving grace was my wife’s pasta dinner. Overall I would not come back or recommend.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you for choosing us to celebrate such a special occasion. I am very saddened to hear that we fell so short of your expectations and our own standards for your visit. I would love an opportunity to correct this for you and hopefully earn another chance to earn your business back with us. Please feel free to reply to this note or call me directly at the restaurant at 614-224-8259. Thank you again. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipElleng
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server John was fantastic! We had a lot of fun.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your kind words! We are lucky to have John as a server in our restaurant and I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed his hospitality. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, quality service, nice atmosphere. Perfect spot for our anniversary dinner!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for visiting us and taking the time to share your feedback! We look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with you. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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MiltonH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had two well traveled gourmands visiting Cbus. Both have careers that have them traveling throughout the US and Europe. They are privileged to enjoy some of the best, most exclusive eateries on both continents so I was a bit nervous about being asked to make dining arrangements for thier brief visit. In every aspect my guest were impressed and delighted with Martini Modern! From the bar service and well curated wine offerings to our server's intimate familarity with seemingly every menu item my intrepid travelers were well pleased with thier meal and excellent service provided. Thank you Martini!!!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for trusting us to deliver a great experience for yourself and your guests. I am humbled by the praise and grateful for your positive feedback. Thank you so much and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Heather
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food and drinks were delicious. Wait staff was struggling to keep up and I never saw a manager on the floor to help out. We waited 20 minutes to put in our dinner order after our appetizers were cleared from our table. Not a relaxing experience.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your honest feedback. I am very sorry that my own presence was not felt on the floor and that no other manager was seen either. I would love an opportunity to correct this for you and show you what a true Martini experience feels like. At your convenience, please reply to this note or call me directly at the restaurant at 614-224-8259 to discuss this further. Thanks again. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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stevenh
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality and very fresh Italian food. Served by friendly and professional staff. The desserts are always something new and they are wonderful.

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DonG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic courses! Very complex and satisfying flavors with just the right quantity.


Excellently crafted cocktails!

Great place to celebrate an anniversary.

Romario provided top notch service, congratulations on your engagement!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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vipMarysvilleFoodie
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Azul
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday. Decent food, but a little expensive in the end

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vipTimD
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martini's has been a favorite for years, through our daughters days at OSU, through her living in Columbus, and beyond. Food, Service and Ambiance are all excellent. For her birthday we had glasses of Prosecco, Chicken Parm and Chicken Carbonara . I had always looked forward to an Irish Coffee and they went to great lengths to provide an original recipe. Desert was Creme Brûlée and Tiramisu, both fabulous. And in the end, the bill was paid by my far away daughter! Could a night be more perfect? And seats in the mezzanine are recommended for that romantic touch...seats by the ever popular bar are a bit louder. And our waitress Sam could not have been more delightful. Thanks for a wonderful evening. From Kentucky with love!

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KenE
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good, one order was not what was ordered but we kept due to how long it took to get food. took 30 minutes to get only drink order and 1 hour to dinner selection with waitress. Server was not on top of her game, restaurant wasn't overly busy.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must do for good Italian with great staff. The food was prepared perfectly and the presentation was outstanding.

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Missy
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Our server was very knowledgeable and prompt while attending to us during our meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite date night places. Always a pleasure.

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fillet and scallops. Scallops were delicious the fillet was melt in your mouth! Our server Brian made her experience even better

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ShaylaB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a traveling Healthcare worker and was in town looking for a good Italian restaurant. And I found it. I made reservations just in case for a table of one and the service was amazing. Thw drinks were perfect, not to strong or weak the food was so creamy and served nice and hot. Everything tasted fresh. Definitely coming bag to try more of the menu.

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WinterR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great with excellent service. Everything from appetizers to dessert was amazing. Recommend the bread pudding.

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TeresaY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we waited for a specific table to celebrate our anniversary, everyone showed us love. This is our fav date spot in Columbus. We love the food and atmosphere. Last night we had the pleasure of having a great waiter named Ro. Our drinks were also amazing last night made by Katie. They never disappoint!

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GregJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall great

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vipCharlesC
Columbus
84 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant! Best Italian food in Columbus. Our server was awesome. Penne Vodka was to die for! Chicken Parm melted in my mouth. The Aricinini appetizer was amazing!
Cant wait to eat here again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday but didn’t prompt the server. After he checked our ID for drinks, he brought it upon himself to bring a dessert with a candle in it at the end of our meal. Awesome job.

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 3693 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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