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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Good for a Date (57)
Romantic (46)
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Good for Anniversaries (45)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Business Meals (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
Good for Groups (24)
Authentic (23)
Notable Wine List (22)
Hot Spot (20)
Casual (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Fun (17)
Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
People Watching (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Incredible food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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

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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 (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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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Mary Beth our server was outstanding. Very helpful and professional.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service were amazing. We always look forward to a great time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

We took our friends to Martini’s to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The waiter (John), was excellent. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was friendly. Overall night was memorable. Thank You Martini.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We went with a man who grew up in Italy, and he said that the calamari had too much garlic! Also, our server seemed grumpy.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

I googled restaurants in Short North and chose Martini's. I am so glad we did. I liked the option of doing a reservation online. Our server was knowledgeable and made recommendations. We appreciated how personable he was. The general manager was very nice and personable as well. The decor was really nice. Our wait time for the food was not very long at all. The food... SPECTACULAR!!! Our experience was very favorable and we look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Late-night Find, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Delightful atmosphere, great service, fantastic food was had by all

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 20, 2017

great environment great food and service a little pricey

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We took our son there after a Christmas Musical. What a great dining experience. Our server was incredible and made such a big deal for him. Food was fabulous. Will be back again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Outstanding authentic Italian dishes. Fabulous food, environment, service and ambiance. Loved it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We've dined here before and have had good experiences. This time was a miss however. I believe this place used to be a white table cloth dining experience however this time, the white table cloth was absent. From the mis-communications around valet (we were told they would be available at a certain time, only to find they were not), to mis-aligned service we were left longing for the experience we are used to receiving at Cameron Mitchell establishments.

The cambozola butter was overused on the filet leaving the steak fighting to have any flavor. If this is intended, I'd warn patrons of the overpowering flavor of the cambozola butter. My son's chicken parm had the presentation more fitting of Olive Garden. My meal was actually incredible (I got the pennette alla vodka and added breaded chicken) and my daughters meal was as well. So regarding meal quality we were 2 out of 4.

Our salad's weren't delivered ahead of our meals so we missed out on getting to enjoy those prior to our dinner. Our server did bring one out after our meals had been served to make up for it. The Martini Salad was amazingly delicious, highly recommend it.

Overall, I can't recommend Martini's anymore as I no longer feel they are delivering the experience that they used to do so well. The focus seemed off and for this special occasion with my family we left disappointed.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Busy Friday night in Columbus but that is to be expected. Disappointed as historically great food and service so made reservation for a group of friends get together. Server seemed distracted and inattentive. No water refills to turn into the wine we ordered and finally came when meals were almost finished. Waitress brought wrong entree - veal for shrimp - and made a big deal out of the fact she took the incorrect item off the bill. Why would we pay for her mistake? By the time the correct meal came out the table was done. I used to count on this a great go to for great service but sadly slipped. As it followed a recent bad experience at another Mitchell restaurant I’m getting disenchanted.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and great service. The only problem was the noise level. Very loud on a Thursday night for dinner. All the tables are very close together. Service was good and delicious main course and desert.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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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