Martini Modern Italian

4.8
3438 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3438 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Birthday occasion and nothing celebrated. Do better Martini

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vipSeemaS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure here.

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Ablazer
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friends birthday and we had the best time. The service was amazing. We were warmly greeted by the bartender who showed us over to a high top overlooking high street. Food was perfection. We had the mozzarella, steak, lamb pasta! So good!!! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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AlstonK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was amazing and the ambiance was perfect for a date for two or for a group of friends! Was quiet and clean. Ordered the Chicken Carbonara and Chicken Parmesan, you won’t be disappointed! Drinks were nice and strong. A great place to dine at!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Alston, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on your recent experience here! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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JaymeF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Great food. Some of the best I’ve ever had. Service was terrible. Our waitress was new and couldn’t tell us anything about the dishes.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Jayme, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent visit here. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food! I would love to hear more details about the service and how we could have been better for you. If you are comfortable sharing, please give me a call at your convenience. I can be reached at the restaurant at 614-224-8259. Thank you so much again! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Kevin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a terrific dinner! The staff was great and Martini put a lot of effort into Covid related protocols and cleaning. We felt very comfortable and enjoyed an awesome evening out for a change. And of course the food was delicious.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Kevin, I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time on your recent visit here! Thank you for noticing the incredible attention to detail that our team puts towards safety and sanitation protocols. I am happy to hear that you felt safe and comfortable dining and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Maria
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was just okay. Wasn’t able to ask many questions. Ambiance was great. Food was very good, but portions were small and I thought it was quite overpriced.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our ambiance but would love to hear more about how we could have been better with regards to our service. Please give me a call at your convenience at 614-224-8259 if you are comfortable sharing more details. Thank you again for sharing your feedback! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was good. One dish wasn't very hot. It was taken off the bill. I feel the portion sizes were way to small for the price on all the dishes. Overall everything was good just way over priced.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent visit here. I am happy to hear that the food was to your liking. I would like to hear more about your thoughts regarding our portion sizes and value. If you are comfortable sharing, please feel free to give me a call at your convenience. I can be reached here at the restaurant at 614-224-8259. Thank you again! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipReneG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my daughters birthday. All dishes were exceptional. The Carpaccio was one of the best I have ever eaten including the ones I had in Italy. Highly recommend this restaurant. Definitely going back.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded 6 days ago

Rene, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience here! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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viprswinslow
Savannah
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a phenomenal time with fantastic food and superior service! We went for my moms 60th birthday and could not have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend!

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JudyM
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always go to martinis for birthdays & special occasions and I’m always satisfied. Great staff and unbelievable food. Our waitress told us that the bread pudding was a life changer and it was! Cant wait to go back !

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on November 10, 2020

Judy, Thank you so much for taking time to share your feedback on your recent experience here! I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time here. The bread pudding is also my favorite dessert! Looking forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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LindseyS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a beautiful setting!! Great portion sizes on food for the prices . Will definitely come back !

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on November 3, 2020

Lindsey, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive thoughts on your recent visit! We look forward to having you back again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai

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WhitelyB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, food was outstanding, our only complaint would be the larger parties surrounding us they were very noisy, luckily it wa towards the end of our dinner.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on November 3, 2020

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your feedback! Sorry that other guests were a bit loud, sometimes it can be difficult to contain your excitement when eating our food! I sincerely hope that it did not intrude on your dinner too much though. We look forward to having you back again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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DavidM
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 30, 2020

David, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your dinner here. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience, we look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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AmyH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have this restaurant on my Instagram and they were promoting a five course menu with paired wines. My husband and I have been very picky about dinning out and wanted to enjoy a random fun night out. We chose from the five course menu and had a wonderful experience. The waitress was knowledgeable about the food and wine pairings. Our favorite was the butternut squash ravioli, which tasted like heaven. Ambiance was a modern and romantic. The price of our meals equalled the quality and amount of food. The restaurant staff followed CDC protocol and cleaned areas thoroughly after customers.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 30, 2020

Amy, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our new five course wine dinner menu and the entire dinner experience! Thank you also for noticing our attention to detail with regards to safety and sanitation during this pandemic, it has been such an area of focus for us before and especially now to keep all of our guests and associates safe. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Felt very COVID-y

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RobZ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible; had one of my favorite dishes - Osso Bucco - I’ve had this all over the country - this was by far - the absolute best osso bucco I’ve ever had! Our server, Brandon, did a great job; extremely knowledgeable about the wine list & suggested a great wine for our meals - highly recommend this restaurant & we will be back

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hello Rob, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience. The Osso Bucco is my personal favorite dish on the menu, and I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. Brandon is a phenomenal server, we are truly lucky to have him. I will be sure to send along your comments to him. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited this restaurant in 2019 before moving to the area. I couldn’t remember everywhere i had been that weekend but this was on my list to never forget. I had to come back. Food, drinks, atmosphere and Waite staff everything was perfect.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hello, I'm so happy to hear that we are on your list of never to forget restaurants. That truly means a lot to me and our entire team. Thank you for sharing your feedback and we look forward to having you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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FredS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was delicious but it was the superb service that will bring us back.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 27, 2020

Fred, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent experience here. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed everything, and specifically the service and hospitality. That means the world to us. We look forward to having you back again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very pleasant dinner and the food and service have always been incredible, however it was very alarming to see so many people inside sitting at tables that were clearly less than 6ft apart... In a normal situation this would be great to see it so busy, but considering we are in the midst of a pandemic the tables were not spaced out and they seemed to be at maximum capacity which made us feel uneasy.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hello, I am very sad to hear that you felt uncomfortable dining with us recently. I can assure you that we are meeting and exceeding all expectations set forth for us from the CDC and local health department. Safety/sanitation have been and are our top priority. Our tables have the proper distancing and I would love to share more details with you over the phone if you would like. I can be reached here at the restaurant at 614-224-8259 at your convenience. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipSells
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at this location for our 10 year wedding anniversary, such a good choice! Food/staff/service was awesome! The lamb pappardelle is to die for, and so is the lemon tart! Fabulous!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hello! Thank you so much for choosing us to celebrate such an important wedding anniversary. I am thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time. Thank you also for taking the time to share your feedback! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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JenniferF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Martini in quite sometime but glad I visited last week; food was amazing!! !Keep it up!!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 23, 2020

Jennifer, Thank you so much for visiting us again! I am very happy to hear that you had a great experience, thank you for sharing your thoughts also! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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LynetteT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food! We will definitely be back!!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 20, 2020

Lynette, Thank you so much for visiting us! I'm very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. Thank you also for taking the time to share your experience with others! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff go above and beyond during the pandemic to make your occasion special. Treat them well and respect their sacrifice! It was awesome!!!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 27, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words. We have certainly been working very hard to make sure that the restaurant is safer than ever while still providing genuine hospitality. I'm so happy to hear that you had a great experience, it means the world to us. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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TamaraL
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon entering the restaurant I was greeted with open doors and kind words from the employees. The atmosphere was very warm and comforting. Food and service was amazing.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 20, 2020

Tamara, Thank you for you visit and kind words. I am so happy to hear that you had an amazing time. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend for any occasion.

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Drew
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal, will dine again soon! Great atmosphere, very knowledgeable staff!

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hello Drew! Thank you for your visit and sharing your feedback! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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christineK
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as was our server. Her recommendations were spot on.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hello Christine, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit! I am very happy to hear that your server's recommendations were to your liking. We are lucky to have some great ones over here. Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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GarretR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience we had while out for our 10 year wedding anniversary was phenomenal. The wait staff was very attentive and we also received a visit from the manager to see how everything was. The food was DELICIOUS and they even gave us dessert as a special gift.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 15, 2020

Hello Garret! Thank you for choosing us to celebrate such an important anniversary with! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here with friends from out of town. In my friends words “it’s not often I can say a restaurant was fabulous, but that was fabulous!” Every single thing we got was delicious and our service was top notch.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 10, 2020

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting us and sharing your feedback! I'm very, very happy to hear the high praise from you and your friends! Please come back again soon, we look forward to serving you again! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly, and directed by the host to use the table QR code to look up the menu. Our waiter visited the table and ask if we received the pre fixe menu, we had not. We ordered the 3 course menu, which was very good. Service was prompt with a clear sense of team work amongst the staff. We would visit again when in columbus.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 13, 2020

Hello, Thank you for sharing your recent experience here at Martini! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our new three course wine dinner menu. Thanks again and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, food, accessibility were fantastic!!

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Edie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

You guys have got to change your music! I LOVE martinis and will always come back but my family and I were there on Monday and the “only” playlists they had made us feel like we were in a Hollister store or getting ready to go out on Friday night in Miami. Totally did not go with the mood or aesthetic we normally love about the restaurant.

Food’s amazingggg, minus the bread. Service was a bit slow for a Monday night.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 8, 2020

Edie, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent visit. I agree - the music and ambiance need to fit appropriately for the day and time, whether it is a Monday or a Friday night. Thank you again! We look forward to having you back again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience with great service and even better food! This was some of the best Italian food I have had and was perfect for mine and my boyfriends anniversary.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 6, 2020

Hello! Thank you for sharing your special celebration with us here at Martini! So happy to hear that you had a great time and we can't wait to have you back! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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MeganG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and was brought out very fast. All staff was wearing masks and the tables were distanced for safety.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 6, 2020

Megan, Thank you for visiting us. I'm very happy to hear that you could see and appreciate the extra safety measures we are taking right now. It was our pleasure to serve you and we can't wait to have you back again! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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vipAbsolutelyPerfect
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is clear how much Martini is prioritizing the safety and comfort of their staff and guests. Sanitizing and cleanliness considerations were provided and I felt at ease and able to enjoy my favorite establishment. Martini is a Columbus gem - as always the food was impeccable, the staff was kind, and the ambiance is top notch.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 6, 2020

Hello! Thank you for sharing your positive feedback! I'm so happy to hear that you felt safe - the staff and our team have been trying our best to make sure the restaurant is as safe as possible for all of our guests! We look forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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CourtneyC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food and service! Atmosphere top notch.

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Jesse
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Columbus! Loved the food and atmosphere. Service was great as well! Would totally recommend and come again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was fine

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vipChrisG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welp, found my favorite Italian restaurant in Columbus. I wish there were more stars to give; the food was amazing, the service was amazing and the cocktails were amazing. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Martini.

Martini Modern Italian
Responded on October 1, 2020

Chris, Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience! I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. I think this is the best Italian restaurant in the city too (although I am biased)! Looking forward to serving you again soon! Best regards, Eaman Hai General Manager

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FAQs

Martini Modern Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 224-8259.

Martini Modern Italian is rated 4.8 stars by 3438 OpenTable diners.

Martini Modern Italian does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cameronmitchellgiftcards.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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