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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Make reservations now at your favorite Cameron Mitchell Restaurant and join us to ring in the new year in style. Enjoy the freshest chef created specials with friends and family. Cheers to 2018!!

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

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (63)
Special Occasion (61)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
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Fit for Foodies (43)
Romantic (41)
Business Meals (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Bar Seating (33)
Worth the Drive (29)
Hot Spot (26)
Good for Groups (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Fun (21)
Authentic (20)
Casual (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
People Watching (14)
Cozy (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Scenic View (2)
Live Sports (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 2 days ago

Service and food was excellent!! Alex ? did an excellent job. We needed to get to the theatre and he made sure that we were out on time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Martini was recommended by our hotel and we were not disappointed. The menu offered creative twists on standard cuisine and the server was knowledgeable, making some excellent suggestions and offering small portions to sample. Nice wine selection. The staff were friendly and efficient, but the actual meal service was a bit fast. Suggestion: Let the diners set the pace of when to bring the next course. Overall, a very nice experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a great dinner and it was very close to nationwide arena where we were going to a hockey game! My husbands birthday dinner!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Kyle, the bartender, was PHENOMENAL. Very personable and made a great cocktail. 10/10 would recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food, great service! Always a favorite!
Would recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

My girlfriend and I visited before a night at the theater to watch The Nutcracker and were blown away at the flavor we experienced that evening. Thanks to the knowledgeable and professional staff it was an absolutely amazing night! We will return to sample the many great menu options.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a party of 10 and they sat us right in front of the open kitchen. it was very difficult to carry on a conversation with someone other than the person that was sitting right beside you.
They need to extend the happy hour to the entire restaurant not just the bar area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Rachael was our waitperson and she was delightful! The gluten-free menu was extensive and Rachael was knowledgeable about gluten-free food prep. She and the serving staff were friendly and attentive and we didn’t feel rushed. It is our new favorite restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Everything went great
Table was ready when we walked in And it was crowded
Food was great
Service overall great


Thx

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I had the President & Vice President of my company in town and knew Martini would be an excellent choice to showcase the fantastic food we have in Columbus. We had a wonderful meal of course and they were blown away by the level of service our server, Brad, provided and were still talking about the fabulous food a day later. I count that a smashing success! Thank you Brad and thank you Martini team for consistently delivering high quality food and stellar service!

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Joe was our server and he did an outstanding job. I always enjoy dining at Mitchell’s restaurants.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great location for a business dinner. Michael, our server, was absolutely excellent with recommendations and timing. I ordered the tuna - flavorful, well balanced, highly recommend. Only negative is noise. Can be loud if trying to have a discrete conversation.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing as always. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Servers were gracious and on point.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Second time we’ve been here and it won’t be the last either ! Wonderful food ! The best I’ve had and I lived in California were there’s a lot of good food but this tops it all!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our server provided the best service I have ever had period! That is the way a dining experience should flow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have dined at Martini before, and it never disappoints. The food is always delicious and feature interesting twists on classic dishes. The service is terrific. Save room for their excellent Creme Brûlée. Martini Modern Italian is one of our favorite restaurants in Columbus.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We went with another couple tohave a nice dinner before a blue jackets game. The service was very prompt, we did not feel rushed you were able to get in and out in plenty of time to get to the game. Food was fabulous, everyone enjoyed their meals

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere, and Mary Beth, our server was incredible! Definitely will return on my next trip to Columbus.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great Food! Was noisy, but very crowded. Service was a little slow because they were so busy.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

My family are big Cameron Mitchell restaurant fans. We've been to many locations. This night was not up to regular standards. My wife really likes the beet salad however this one seemed to be made with canned not fresh beets. Perhaps our server was new, I've never had one of your servers reach across us to serve, pour drinks, remove plates. I had taken the time when I made the reservation to share we were celebrating our newly engaged couple and one other couple had come from Paris, France for the celebration. Perhaps it was my mistake to expect some recognition of this fact as shared on the reservation but I was a little disappointed. One slightly off experience won't change our overall support of the restaurants but it was a surprising change.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We love every opportunity that we get to come and eat at Martini. We go every year after Thanksgiving before we go to see Scrooge at the Ohio theater. The food the ambience and the service are outstanding. The server that we had this year was absolutely amazing. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server was awesome. I had the best Manhattan ever here!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server Joey, was great! I highly recommend this spot to anyone!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

My wife and I have been here half a dozen times and it never disappoints.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had a 7:15 pm reservation, was never seated until 7:40 - we had been the at least 5 mins our reservation. It was VERY loud and hot! We were given appetizers because of the wait, but 25 to 30 minutes is ridiculous.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife and I have been to Martinis twice. The first time it was less busy, more romantic. Had a very nice romantic seating area. This time, we were in the back portion, and it was packed. Big parties, and some just really loud.

That’d would be my only complaint. Their Short North Tea is awesome, the Ahi Tuna Crudo is good, fresh mozzarella and bread awesome, Short Rib unreal, and my wife loves their scallops.

It’s a Cameron Mitchell restaurant, so it lives up to the reputation he has built. I’d love to thank him for hiring good people, and having a passion for great food. You can be the greatest businessman on Earth, but if you don’t treat people right, and surround yourself with good people, then you will not prosper. He obviously knows this, and is successful, and his workers actually like him.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great restaurant. Slammed because of early dance crowd. Very nice and apologetic.. I will go back again next year as I have for the last 10. Always get the soup!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a group of 12 in a tight schedule. We had excellent service and got out of there when we needed to. I highly recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our group of 7, who come annually for a local event, enjoyed our appetizers, but this year, did not enjoy the entrees. Something has changed here, and not for the better.

This used to be our “can’t miss” restaurant that was a highlight of our trip, because it’s Columbus, Ohio, and let’s face it, unless you’re here for college football, there is nothing to do in Columbus, Ohio.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It's one of my favorite restaurants in columbus, definitely the best italian place I've found. Good go to if I have company in town and want a nice night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 14, 2017

A bit understaffed. Sections too big. At least 20" wait for check. Not server's fault. She was swamped

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I had the salmon and it was excellent...my guests enjoyed the filet mignon and they spoke highly of it as well. Compliments to the chef!! Other than my drink order being messed up (and slow to get it fixed but it was fixed), the service was great. Thank you!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The staff was not well informed on a special they were running this month. The Near North Bourbon Trail Passport. Our waitress struggled at times to be upbeat. She may have just worked a long shift. Gave her the benefit of the doubt and still tipped well. Expected better overall from a Cameron Mitchell restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have made reservations for 8:15 pm on Saturday night. We arrived on time, and the hostess told us that we must wait for 20 minutes for our table. We typically make reservations for that very reason - to not wait for a table. There was no calls or texts to let us know that they do not have our table ready. We left Martini’s and dined down the street at Hyde Park, where, after few table sittings maneuvers from the host, we were seated immediately. About 45 minutes later, we receive a text from Martini’s that our table is ready. I replied to let them know that we honored the time, but they did not.
The following day, we received an email in regards to the “missed” reservation with suggestions that it is courteous to call the restaurant ahead and let them know that we won’t honor the reservation. We were there, they were not ready. Curtesy works both ways with more weight on the restaurant, since we are its patrons.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server Megan was OUTSTANDING, a professional. Food was delicious and the bottle(s) of wine we had were tremendous. We go to Martini's around every three months when in Columbus and we are never disappointed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had an amazing dinner to celebrate my friend’s upcoming wedding. Our server, John, did a phenomenal job creating a special experience and explaining the wonderful menu options. I will definitely come back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everyone in our party raved about the food. Despite being a very crowded Saturday night, our service was excellent. It was quite noisy but we didn't mind because everything else was so good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a wonderful birthday dinner there with my husband and two OSU daughters. Food was great! Atmosphere very nice. They were running behind on our reservation and couldn't of been nicer, sending over 2 appetizers. Loved it and will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Authentic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, People Watching
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service. Very good food. Crowded and noisy, but that is expected with such a popular place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved this place! Had the best salad of my life. Wasn't a huge fan of the chicken parm, but it wasn't terrible. The cheesecake was to die for. The service was amazing. We were pressed for time, and they made sure we left in time. Definetly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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