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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.
Columbus, OH 43215
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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 for $6 specialty handcrafted cocktails, select spirits and half price appetizers in our bar. Monday - Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m .
Martini Modern Italian Ratings and Reviews
Overall it was a fantastic place for our Valentine’s Day diner. Service was great, the food didn’t take long and it tasted great. With that being said, there were just too minor complaints I had. The first was that halfway through our date, the music got too loud to hear one another but that was turned down relatively quick. It was still pretty loud but that’s almost to be expected at a busy upscale restaurant with a full bar. The second complaint is that they slightly over cooked my steak. I requested it rare and it came out medium rare. Other than that, it was a fantastic diner and great place for a special date.
We arrived and were seated very quickly per our reservation. The staff was super friendly and helpful with the specials going on. We were served quickly but given plenty of time between courses. The food itself was fantastic and cooked perfectly. The overall vibe of the place was a very relaxed and comfortable. I would definitely recommend and will definitely be coming back.
Great food and service here. I went recently for the first time on a Sunday evening and was worried going into it that it would be too loud for a date after reading several reviews that said it was loud. But that was not the case at all as the volume was normal and definitely quiet enough to hold conversations with my date. Very neat interior design as well it was a great time dining here.
We arrived into Columbus on a Saturday night from out of town. Looked up dining options which would cater to my gluten free needs. Our waiter was completely helpful in guiding me; he asked the chefs certain questions about preparing my meal. And, after placing an appetizer order which was breaded, for my husband; he graciously brought me several slices of very good gluten free bread along with 2 sauces for dipping. I haven’t ever had any place bend over backwards to please my needs like Martini did! Thank you so much and we will be back next year!!!💘💗💓💕💞
Drinks: AMAZING. Top of the list was the Dark Cherry Manhattan! Testarossa was amazing as well.
Food: Very delicious. Worth the money.
Atmosphere: Elegant and relaxing. We were seated in the back of the restaurant which was quiet and great for a date. However, the front of the restaurant, near the bar, was full of loud conversation which kept the place feeling lively!
Price: Woah. Not for the broke college kid. Make sure to bring your checkbook. Great way to impress a date though.
We visited Saturday, February 10, 2018. The service was beyond terrible. The waiter (unfortunately, we can't remember his name) never once checked on us after our food was delivered. I got the 2 lobster tails that was the evening special. They were cold and the rest of the meal was over cooked. My husband got the fettuccine and clams and it was excellent. I had to go to the bar myself to get drink refills. By the way the bartender acted this seems to be a regular occurrence with this particular waiter and our 2nd drinks were on the house. He finally surfaced to bring us our bill and offer us dessert. Not sure if we will be back, but if we do, we will definitely request not to have the same waiter.
Wonderful service, hand-crafted cocktails, and delicious food at a reasonable price - all this and more right across the street from the Columbus Convention Center! The service was attentive, and we were seated immediately at our reservation time. The menu had a nice variety of dishes...I had a pear/cheese salad and a meat pasta that was out of this world! Had enough to take home and have lunch the next day! Highly recommend Martini's if you are out for pleasure or business!
The food was excellent. The lamb was very tender and the chicken was amazing. The drinks were good too. Our server was not great however. She never smiled, not once, and it almost seemed we were imposing on her by being there. We have chalked it up to her being off her game that night and will return to dine in the future.
Glad I returned! First time I visited was near the restaurant opening years ago. Was unimpressed with the food and service at the time. Just went back as I was in town for business and had a great meal with a wonderful server. I will return next time I'm in town.
We came here because we could not get into Marcella's, which we love. Martini Modern did not disappoint. Perfect complement to Marcella's...just a bit more upscale but not pretentious. The food, service and ambiance was great. John, our waiter, was the best...friendly, helpful and fun!
We love Martini's. We came over for dinner because they were part of Columbus Restaurant Week and we hadn't been there for a while. It was delicious as always. Our server (a teacher) was awesome! The food was outstanding and the fuzzy navel was probably one of the best I had ever had - the blend of juice and peach snapps was delicious.
We have a son in a wheelchair and they were most welcoming and helpful in placing the wheelchair.
The restaurant manager(s) checked on us several times and were super friendly.
I celebrated my birthday with some close friends and we all had an amazing time! I believe our servers name we Joey if I’m not mistaken, and he was awesome! He kept us laughing and the food was impeccable! I will definitely be stopping by again!! Thanks for the great service!
Absolutely fantastic food! Beautiful restaurant. BUT, if you want to participate in Happy Hour - You Must not be Disabled [either that or you have to figure a way to climb on of the high chairs in the front part of the restaurant as THIS Cameron Mitchell establishment won't accommodate your seating needs because you might get one drink at half price] The Head Chef and his staff are ready to be stolen away by a busier, more appreciative venue. Their flavours and execution are decadently marvelous. My server, however, would disappear, forget refills, not bring accompaniments or stated wine pairings. On at least three occasions, other staff took care of me rather than my own server. There were only TWO other occupied tables in the entire restaurant at the time! I was the first reservation of the day. If I get a me a l from Martinis again, it will only be if I am someone else's dinner guest. I hope their head chef finds a new home.
Dined here last night and had an absolutely wonderful experience. Our server, Joe, was absolutely phenomenal. He provided us with exceptional wine and food suggestions that did not fail to impress. He made our dining experience better than we could of hoped. All of the food we enjoyed was authentic and delicious. Highly, highly recommend for an evening with friends or a special occasion.
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