Martini Modern Italian

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$30 and under
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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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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vipPounder
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe our last night out for a while. Celebrated a birthday. Can' think of a better place for a "last meal for a while!"

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vipMarkK
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always plan dinner at Martini before going to a show. It never disappoints. The bruschetta is amazing and the pasta dishes are always delicious.

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vipAmyR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. We shared the Arancini then a Caesar salad, a pasta all’s vodka and the filet. We had plenty to take some home too! Joey, our server, was wonderful. He was patient, thoughtful, and made excellent recommendations both with food and wine. Overall it was a great experience. We will be back.

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vipCherise
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, as always. Drinks were great - thank you for the best cosmo in town. We split the 24 oz tomahawk, cooked to perfection!

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jeremy1542
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall nice place to eat and have drinks, service was poor we ran out drinks and she did not come and check on us when the plates came out.

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ColleenH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're celebrating a special occasion such as an anniversay, please try this place. It's dark but romantic with candle lighting. The service was top notch! The food itself.. Was absolutely delicious! If your not sure what to get by looking at the menu.. Just know you can order half sizes of any of the meals.. We had four meals plus left overs because the portions are more than enough. Thank you for a great anniversary dinner.

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Allan
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and energy were great! My wife and I ordered two cocktails, and then shared an appetizer, a salad and an entrée. The appetizer - pulled mozzarella - was over-priced at $17 and although touted as a favorite, was bland and uninspiring. The beets salad was tasty and well prepared, but - even though split between two - was small in quantity for the price. The entrée - braised lamb pasta - was great, well prepared, tasty and ample in quantity. Definitely the highlight of the meal! Even though the restaurant was crowded - it was a Saturday evening - the service was slower than I expected. The waiter was courteous and knowledgeable about the menu. All in all, I would recommend the restaurant to a friend, with perhaps just a different selection of some menu items.

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JenniferH
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant to go to while in Columbus.

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vipPatsyD
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish! From hostess that turned off fans after noticing my shivering, excellent sever, and delicious food. I’ve been here five times and have never been disappointed!

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vipLDPoch
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Joey our waiter was fantastic! Food was amazing and the ambiance was lovely! Will definitely return:)

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been here a few times and have never been disappointed by the food and service. Leann is as very polite and attentive. Our food was served at the right temperature and tasted delicious!

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vipAkronfoodie
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and food were excellent. I would definitely recommend Martini.

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KellyY
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tenderloin was amazing! Highly recommended going to this restaurant if you’re in downtown Columbus!

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vipJenniferL
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martini is my favorite of the Cameron Mitchell restaurants. The food is so rich and exquisite. Presentation is amazing. Quality and taste is perfection. The best service around. The dessert is like something out of your imagination. Highly recommend the Tiramisu served in an edible chocolate cup designed to look like a cappuccino. Certainly channeled "Willy Wonka". Absolutely, worth every penny.

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vipKerstinP
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful time and our server... well she was just amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were good menu is a little pricy for quantity of plate portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food were excellent. Perfect for a burthday

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JanmaijayD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food quality was Ok. The service was not that good. It’s definitely pricy

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SBook
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding. His recommendations were excellent!

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ElinaH
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! The food was great and so was the ambiance.

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JohnH
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Very good Italian.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food good as always. So loud you couldn’t think.

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JeffreyR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was of good quality although very pricey for what you get. I had lamb pappardelle which had lots of sauce but not so much lamb. We didn't care for the calamari recipe. Dipping oils for bread were good but didn't really care for the bread itself. Side salads were very pricey. I had said we were celebrating a birthday in my reservation; the hostess acknowledged it but that was it - not sure if they normally do anything for birthdays or not. Not a bad experience, just one that I won't repeat anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here. Overall great experience. Loved the food and drinks!

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vipKk425
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding!

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and quality food. Love the chicken picatta.

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vipBettis1
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent.
Fair pricing for that level of expertise.
Down side is it was extremely loud! Not "energetic" or "lively", but so loud our table of four had difficulty conversing.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Reward for clients

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LindaJ
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was SOOOO patient with one person in our party that was being picky and a little difficult. They are all so professional here and one server that wasn't ours even stopped by our table to say hello because he recognized a couple people in our party. My favorite restaurant anywhere!! Food always awesome!

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Happydiner
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Joe and wonderful food. Group shared the bruschetta and fresh mozzarella both which were amazing. Everyone loved their main dishes

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AylaB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in the city. We had a great evening celebrating a late Valentine’s Day this Tuesday. Our server was knowledgeable, kind, personable and fun. The lamb chop special was delicious and we really enjoyed the calm ambiance that evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always. Food and drink were great. Our server Brandon was exceptional. He was attentive but not intrusive. He was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. My colleague is allergic to tomatoes and potatoes; he was assured by Brandon that he would make sure this was addressed. Brandon put the tomatoes and Mozzarella on separate plates. He should be commended.

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vipShawnS
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating a friend's birthday and the entire experience was excellent. The service, food and overall evening was wonderful. We visit Martini regularly (5-6 times per year) and it never disappoints.

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Halie
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wait time was a bit long considering I made a reservation and my filet did not come out right. But I do not think any less of them because of this. Every place has mistakes and the service was the best I ever had! The appetizer was delicious and the wine was amazing. I will definitely be coming back.

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CherJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers name was Brian and he was fantastic! Great menu knowledge, and also had a great personality! This was our first time here, and we already made reservations to come back in a month! Thank you for the great food and great experience. See you soon!

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KatieH
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Meal was delicious, but it was super busy. Even with a reservation we had a table crowded with people hovering waiting for their own table.

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bolger2000
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was excellent

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vipBarbara
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stylish, attentive service, and good food. The specialty cocktails weren't particular special or delicious - but that was my only quibble.

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vipBostonmomof2
New England
66 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had our fencing club dinner at Martini Modern Italian during USA Fencing Junior Olympics. The food was very good and the service excellent. The noise was a bit loud, but that seems to be par for the course in restaurants these days. Plus, the restaurant was packed, and we had to wait 15 minutes despite making reservations. Dishes that made an impression: Lamb Papparadella, Calamari, Bruschetta, Tiramisu. Overall, a great dining experience, and we will return if we are back in Columbus for another tournament.

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