About Martini Modern 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.

445 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Vine

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 224-8259

Website:
http://www.martinimodernitalian.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available during dinner hours. Parking is also available in adjacent surface lots, at street meters and in the adjacent garage.
****Due to Columbus City Street Improvements Valet will move to the side of the building on Vine Street when it is not available directly in front of the building. We appreciate your patience while the city makes it's improvements.

Executive Chef:
Sean O'Brien

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sunday Wine Night at Martini Modern Italian





Featuring half off all wines by the bottle on Sunday nights.



Happy Hour at Martini Modern Italian


Join us for happy hour in our bar, Monday - Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m (in the bar only). Martini Modern Italian features $5 martinis and half-price appetizers.

Martini Modern Italian Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Good for a Date (59)
Romantic (47)
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Good for Anniversaries (45)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Business Meals (28)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Bar Seating (28)
Good for Groups (25)
Authentic (24)
Notable Wine List (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Cozy (21)
Fun (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Casual (16)
People Watching (14)
Local Ingredients (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

Dana is amazing! We go to the restaurant to see her and love Martinis not only for the amazing food but because she is one of the best professionals in the business.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Very enjoyable. Good service, nice food. Perhaps a little noisy but not offensive. Well worth a try.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Impeccable service. Perfect from the time you enter to the time you leave.
Some places have good food and ok service., but Martini Modern Italian excels in all categories. The food is beautifully presented.
My "go to" restaurant for almost any occasion, and competes with the best restaurants across the country.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal. Not cheap, but worth every penny, and not crazy expensive either. So glad we found this place. Beautiful presentations of exciting tastes and textures without being pretentious or trendy. Loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great, the hostesses were very sweet, the only part of the dinner we didn’t like was the waitress. She was rude to us right from the start and 1. Did not introduce herself, (i asked halfway through the evening and it’s Mary Beth) 2. When we tried to get her opinion on wines she was very condescending. She told my boyfriend “not to fill up on bread” which I believe was suppose to be a joke but actually just came across very passive aggressive. The resturaunt was also busy but she left us sitting at the table with our wine finished and waiting for her to take the check for 10 minutes. She basically just was pretty rude the entire time and almost ruined the night.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

I love this restaurant specifically for its pan seared gnocchi and the lamb paparadelle. This is my favorite restaurant to take someone visiting from out of town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Always enjoy dining at Martini. The grapefruit gimlet is the best cocktail I’ve had. Food is fantastic. Jack was a great server!! He’s very attentive to his tables without being over bearing. My best friend and I had a great time!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Fantastic service and consistently good food. No complaints.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always a favorite!! We haven't been in for awhile because we moved further from Columbus, but everything about Martini is still exceptional: food, drink, ambiance, bar staff, servers. Still, one of the best in town!!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Incredible food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our group of 6 had a great experience at Martini! The food, service, cocktails were all wonderful. We will be back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Forgot how good Martinis is. We’ve been here over the 21years since it opened and it’s consistently delicious. They’ve changed their menu over the years but it’s still great. My daughter and I shared the scallops which were cooked perfectly and the butternut squash tortelloni which was amazing. The wine is a little overpriced but the cocktails were reasonable. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We always enjoy our visits to Martini, and Friday night was no exception! Because of the snow storm, it was much quieter than usual but we had a great time. The food was spectacular as usual (Chef Shawn sent out the Octopus appetizer with eggplant caponata- phenomenal!!) as were the drinks. Tequila is my liquor of choice, so special thanks to our server who recommended it and bartender who made it - the Blackberry Basil Smash was perfect. It always makes us feel extra special when something off-menu is created for us! Thank you again for a wonderful night out!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Thanks for making the evening special for my wife's birthday. The food was delicious and service was excellent. Seating in the elevated area was greatly appreciated and added to the ambiance. Looking forward to a future visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 11, 2018

My friends and I ate at Martini before heading to the theater. We came early to have plenty of time to enjoy our meal before the show.
Our server was excellent and the food was timed well. She also just came occasionally to ask how we were doing but didn't hound us.
The food was excellent and comforting as the weather was chilly.
I have been here numerous times and always enjoy the ambience.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Martini's is our favorite spot. We have always had excellent service and cannot say enough about the food. We have visited all areas of the menu and have been very pleased. My favorite has been the filet which I think is the best in the city. A recent special was a sliced filet with balsamic reduction and mushrooms. I added a couple of seared scallops and a superb surf and turf was there for a birthday. They are always willing to customize dishes and the wine selection is top notch.I can't say enough about the hostesses who are always warm and friendly and seem to recognize and remember many of the clientele.(Mimi unfortunately is the only name I know).

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The staff was friendly, engaging, and very knowledgeable. Our waiter was John R and he was sassy, fun, and invested in our enjoyment. He made dinner the highlight of our evening.

The feature was a butter poached steak and it was out of this world amazing! John paired wine for each of us and made sure we were all satisfied with our choices. It was a night to remember for sure!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was delicious. Service fantastic. waitress very knowledgeable and ready with suggestions. would recommend and return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is always amazing. The noise level became really challenging as the meal went on, even though we were in the back room. This was a business group, so that was disappointing as we had topics to address. Joey was our server - excellent. At one point, however, a woman approached our table and began chatting us up without identifying herself as an employee of Martini. Awkward pauses, etc. before we finally figured it out. Very odd. I'm still not sure what her position was. She came by twice. Overall, my clients loved the experience, especially the food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic meal, great service.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous food - wonderful full flavor - terrific friendly quality service! A win!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I recently ate at Martini's with my family, and it was an extreme disappointment. We ordered the calamari, and the batter was flavorless, and it was nearly soggy in texture. I ordered the Sausage Campanella, and it appeared as if the ingredients had been put in a food processor and served in a soup of olive oil. My husband ordered the New York Strip special, and it was served with overcooked gnocchi and was swimming in butter. Our daughters ordered the Pennette all Vodka, and the pasta was not served al dente and was not in proportion to the sauce. It is my hope that the restaurant will improve its standards, because Martini's is in a prominent location that surely draws many people from out of town, and this is not representative of Columbus's vibrant, creative food scene.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I always order fish at Cameron Mitchell spots - they have perfected a sauteed crust. So yummy!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. Our service was top notch and the food was on point!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The special cold-water Lobster was amazing. I would recommend it for the special menu or even the regular menu anytime.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My girlfriend and I made reservations for an early NYE dinner here. We were very impressed, the food was amazing and service was top notch. We’re both looking forward to our next opportunity to dine here.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, great service, a wonderful experience. We had a group of 8
For pre-hockey dinner New Year's Eve. Everyone on staff was attentive and accommodating. Great way to kick off 2018.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I don't believe we have ever had a negative to say about Martini! Our server tonight was Jack, and he was spot on! My lobster risotto was fantastic, as was hubby's short rib. It is our "go to" place for a great dinner or celebration!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It had been a while (about a year or two) since I’ve dined here, the service and quality is still amazing!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food, waitress was fantastic, very expensive for Italian food. Count on $45 per person minimum without desert or drinks.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were going to Trans Siberian Orchestra and our waiter made every effort to make sure we were on time the Lobster special was exceptional we had a memorable time will be back

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the food & service. Even the hostesses were very accommodating. The meals were delicious and our server was top notch!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fanatastic food and service! GM, Teresa is amazing and always makes us feel welcome! It’s our favorite place!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great evening dining here. The menu had something for everyone from our pickiest eater to the foodie in the group. Everyone left happily satisfied. We had great service and the food was delicious. We also enjoyed several martinis and cocktails. I highly recommend the chocolate martini to finish your meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food, service, drinks and we loved the atmosphere.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere!

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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My son and I had an excellent meal here at Martini's. I have eaten here previously, but this was his first time. He thoroughly enjoyed his meal. We were treated very well upon arrival and seated at an excellent table. We will return to enjoy this restaurant again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was fantastic - Taylor was very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent - we got the lamb pappardelle, scallops risotto, and carbonara - everyone loved their dishes and the portions were generous. The space is absolutely gorgeous - very well decorated.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food, wonderful ambiance. Service was above average. Looking forward to returning.

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