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 for $8. 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

Wine Night at Martini Modern Italian

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Happy Hour at Martini Modern Italian

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Specials

Wine Night at Martini Modern Italian

Sundays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Join us at Martini Sunday Nights, featuring half price wines by the bottle*. Excludes Tax and Tip. *Full Bottles under $99.00 only. Not available on Holidays. Special valid Sep 24, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018 on Sundays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Happy Hour at Martini Modern Italian

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

Join us during happy hour for $5 martinis, select handcrafted cocktails and half-price selected appetizers in our bar. Monday - Friday, from 4p.m. - 6 p.m. Excludes Tax and Tip. Available in the Bar Only. Not Available on Any Holidays. Special valid Sep 25, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 on Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Martini Modern Italian Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (58)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Special Occasion (52)
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Fit for Foodies (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Romantic (38)
Business Meals (36)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Hot Spot (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Fun (19)
Authentic (18)
Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Happy Hour (14)
People Watching (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Late-night Find (7)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious and great pre nationwide center event! We will go here often

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best food I have had in a long time. Authentic Italian cuisine, I loved that they had gluten free pasta and bread. Our waiter was the best, I do not remember his name, he was a little bit older.
I will be definitely going back when I am in Columbus

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Best restaurant I have been to in a long time. The home made mozzarella was fantastic and we all tried a different home made pasta and none of us were disappointed. I highly recommend Martini's. I get to Columbus once a year for a conference and I am already looking forward to next year.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The evening was very busy, hence the service was a bit delayed. The server was very good. There was a significant delay between the order and meal, and even more of a delay for dessert.

Overall, the experience was positive.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The entire experience was pleasant. someone called to confirm our reservation. We arrived 15 minutes early, but was seated as quickly as possible. The wait staff was very kind and knowledgeable, with regards to the menu. The food was mouth-watering good.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food, great service just a tad-bit loud! Have dined here multiple times - it never disappoints.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Was pleasantly greeted by the host. Had a reservation for 6 pm and was seated immediately. Place was busy. Had a great house salad followed by the tortellini dish. Food was fabulous. The wait staff was very nice and attentive. A great dining experience. We will be back.Highly recommend Martini's.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Honestly I was very disappointed with the entire experience. The upper level of the restaurant was understaffed, which led to the poor customer service. One waiter and two runners were manning the entire area. We waited to be greeted, get drinks, did not receive bread, the food was slightly cold, and we could not get our bill and subsequently check out. I had to get up with the bill and find someone to cash us out as no one was coming. This is very disappointing from a Cameron Mitchell restaurant and even more so considering it was our anniversary and meant to be a wonderful experience. I will not be dining here again.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We went to Martini's to sample the Italian inspired menu. My fiance and I are having Cameron Mitchell cater our wedding reception, and were looking for menu ideas and inspiration. The service was phenomenal, and the food was amazing as well. My only complaint was that is was rather crowded and quite noisy--however we could hear our table conversation just fine so it wasn't a big deal--I just wouldn't call it an "intimate" setting. We did go on a Friday night though...so I'm sure that was part of it.
Highly recommend the butternut squash ravioli. It's incredible.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our meals were very nicely presented and service was very prompt and friendly. Nice job and keep up your reputation. Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great in every way

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Clean, sleek and modern. Those describe the dishes on the menu as well as the scene at Modern. It's not the least expensive meal you'll have, but the service is friendly and the food is top notch.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fantastic Staff top to bottom and the food was amazing, I need to go back more often !!

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We celebrated my birthday and I had an amazing time! Our waitress was especially kind!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Another excellent meal and evening at Martini! Always consistently great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Food and service were fantastic. Noise level was a bit LOUD.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always, Martini was absolutely delicious. Their service and their food do not disappoint. Everything we had was scrumptious and our server was attentive, funny, and helpful. We LOVE going to Cameron Mitchell restaurants.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Shared the lobster risotto, awesome. All meals were great. Will go back

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always a great experience - amazing serving staff!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was hot & delicious. Server had someone go to a neighboring restaurant to get us shrimp cocktail, as it was not on their menu. Awesome evening. Thanks Cameron Mitchell staff!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great happy hour! Cocktails and appetizers are outstanding.

Entrees were both very good and at the same time not that great. My wife had the meatball special. I had veal piccata (which was a special order replacing veal for the chicken and much appreciated). Everything was delicious but not hot enough. My last few bites of my veal were actually cold. My wife noted the same with her meatballs.

We sat in the bar area and bar service was exemplary. Kitchen service not so good. Be forewarned!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good bar drinks. Excellent food. Noisy but still good

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Come to Columbus every year for a the hair show and we always eat at Martini. Hands down, my favorite place to eat in Columbus!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Columbus marathon

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Another wonderful dinner. Girls weekend out prior to Nationwide Columbus Marathon. Always a memorable experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Have eaten at Martini modern several times and they never fail to impress. Excellent food with rich distinct flavors. Enjoyed their sausage pasta this time that had a very pleasant spicy kick with a proper Italian sausage taste. Excellent preperartion of the sausage so that it was ground into small bites that evenly distributed them selves throughout the dish with out being too fine like taco meat.

The antipasto was good as usual with a presentation of good meats and cheeses. The mozzarella was fresh and light in tast. The prosciutto was also very nice with a proper thin cut and very fresh tender and very tasty. The fresh bread and dipping pesto sauce and oil great compliment to the dinner.

Great service as usual and a got us all the food quickly as they knew we were heading to the Jackets game after dinner. Highly recommended

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Friendly and knowledgeable service. Food was outstanding.

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