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 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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (70)
Special Occasion (68)
Romantic (53)
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Good for Anniversaries (50)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Bar Seating (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
Vibrant Bar Scene (33)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Business Meals (31)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Fun (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Happy Hour (24)
Authentic (23)
Cozy (23)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
People Watching (16)
Casual (15)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Seasonal (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

Just awesome!!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing !!! So good and itll make any date feel special since its a nicer place

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best Tenderloin and the pasta fantastic!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Our second visit and definitely not our last! Incredible service. Ordered the clam pasta. Best I have ever had.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server wasn’t great. Not bad service, she was just odd or awkward. Took away from the dining experience. Food is over priced for the quality. I expected a lot more from a Cameron Mitchell restaurant.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

It’s always such a fabulous experience.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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!!!💘💗💓💕💞

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic service & food quality , one of the best in Central Ohio

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Pretty sure our waiter was VERY high. He was nice, but we had some communication issues. Food was outstanding! We had the best table in the house - upstairs, tucked in the corner. Cozy, quiet, delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Was not rushed and spent a rare evening out with my wife for an early Valentine’s Day dinner!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely beyond expectations!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We were in town for a night and wanted a late romantic dinner with good drinks. This was perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Volleyball tournament

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and service were excellent. We were seated by the bar on a CBJ game night, so it was louder than normal. Will recommend and will eat here again.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food, service well below average, valet parking took 40 minutes after dinner to get car. Net was disappointing evening.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My family from Italy loved it. Thanks guys !!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was my first time at Martini and everything was fantastic. I will definitely be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This would have been a great experio

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great Hospitality all around!!! Amazing food!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We had an excellent experience with our waiter Brian. Our party was four and two of them were stuck in traffic and he was most gracious about waiting for them to come 20 minutes after our reservation time. The food choices for restaurant week were superior to any of the restaurants we looked at on the list. The food execution was wonderful. Everything that we ordered was fantastic delicious temperature hot. The drinks were very nice, One of the wines was spoiled and Brian took it off of the bill. This is the first time we have been to this restaurant in several years and we will certainly go back again and again. It was a great experience. We would highly recommend it.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I made reservations for a business meeting with an out of town guest. I choose Martini because the atmosphere, food, and service make a great impression. This trip was no different. AND it was restaurant week in Columbus so great price for a great cause!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

This was our third or fourth time to Martinis. This time was for our daughters 12th birthday. We had Josida(sp) as our waitress. She was really good, and a real person, not fake. They comped my daughters Tiramisu, and put a candle on it, it was a nice touch.

Their short rib, scallops, and Short North Tea are some very good options. As well as their fresh mozzarella, and Tuna Crudo.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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