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Martini Modern Italian

4.7
2560 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(614) 224-8259
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sean O'Brien
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Cross street
Vine
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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.
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
What 2560 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Visited on Saturday to celebrate my birthday. Our server was wonderful. He was the gentleman with the white beard. He was accommodating with drink suggestions. Everyone was very pleased with their meals. I got the Short rib, it was moist and tender. Also, the pineapple vodka martini was a delight. Before he brought our checks he surprised me with a piece of chocolate cake with a candle in it! It was such an unexpected, sweet gesture. I would definitely visit again!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The tenderloin is pricey but it is fantastic. It does not disappoint.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Hostess staff was welcoming - Our service was excellent - menu explained well - the food was very good-my first visit, and if I when I am in the area again I would definitely return!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Good visit

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

It was really loud. Our waitress rushed us to take our order when we just wanted to catch up with an old friend for awhile. It wasn’t their fault that the fire alarm went off next to our table for 3-5 minutes. Servers were very apologetic, but ours didn’t even offer to comp a glass of wine. Food ok but not anything special. Experience not memorable.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

While attending a conference in Columbus, Ohio, I was lucky to find a great restaurant just across the street from the convention center. Martini’s appears quite unassuming from the street, but the moment you enter, the welcoming staff & mouth-watering aromas announce that you are in a special place. My dining partner was using a walker & significant care was used to find a suitable table & park the walker in a safe place. The menu is extensive with every Italian staple you could want. I enjoyed a traditional meal of Caesar salad & lasagna, but there was nothing ordinary about either dish. The salad was freshly made & expertly mixed to thoroughly blend flavors. The multi-layered lasagna was made with homemade noodles & a magnificent sauce, complimented with a luxurious amount of Parmesan & Mozzarella cheeses. I highly recommend Martini’s for a business meal or a family celebration. Excellent Italian food, convenient location and warm & personable waitstaff.

P.S. Enjoyed Martini’s so much, I returned the next night with 3 colleagues for drinks & antipasti.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The new menu is fantastic. Service is always outstanding. We visit Columbus 3 times a year and make sure to eat at Martini's every time.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The server was knowledgeable and the chef was very accommodating to a couple specific wishes.
Perfect in every way!

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Food was okay. It is not as good as other times. New Chef?

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Good food and good service. My first time there and I had the Lobster Risotto, Chicken Parmesan and Cheesecake.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Out for Mother’s Day with our 10 year old daughter. We were sat in front tables. Seems they were seating all children together, no matter the age. They brought out our entrees while we were still eating our salads. Felt rushed, done in an hour, not the leisurely dinner we were hoping for

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very good brunch menu served for Mother’s Day.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a great Mother's Day lunch. Service overall was a little slow - often to be expected on special occasions. Our server was pleasant and took good care of us, though. Mom and I had what was the best quiche either of us had ever had; hubby said the fork-tender short ribs were excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

AMAZING! The food was very filling and the staff was phenomenal! We set reservations at 11 and was there before opening. The hostess was very pleasant when telling us they are still setting up and will call us as soon as they are ready. Once the clocked hit 11 she came out side, walked through the crowd of people waiting to be seated to let us know we were ready. I took my grandma, mom, aunt and sister out for Mother’s day brunch and Martini Modern Italian truly made us feel special! Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food here is outstanding! And the prices were fair for the quality. Our waitress Alexis was very good, helpful, knowledgeable and we took her recommendation for our entrees. Delicious! My only criticism is that it is very noisy. We wanted more of a quiet romantic place for our anniversary. Aside from that...we will definitely be back. Great time! The Dark Cherry Martini was magnificent!! We had two!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fantastic place to dine. Food can be customized in any way. Service is always perfect

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The chicken piccata entree and the lasagna was the best that I have had of it’s kind in Columbus; very delicious! The chocolate torte dessert was absolutely scrumptious! I have never had a bad meal. Their consistency of excellence has been great over the years.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother Day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Very good food and service. However, the place is too noisy. My wife and I had to shout at each other to be heard.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had not been to Martinis for several years. We had a wonderful meal and a special evening. Our server was wonderful and made great suggestions.
We are upstairs which mitigated the noise level. That was a great choice.
The menu was unusual; that makes informed servers very important.
Cameron keeps his restaurants fresh ! A happy experience!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Let them know it was our anniversary through the app, they were able to accommodate and celebrate with us via a glass of champagne. Much appreciated.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

The food, drinks and ambiance were excellent, but the service and meal pacing were awful. We were seated 30 minutes after our reservation. Our waitress seemed irritated we were there and didn't make eye contact or talk about specials. Our entrees arrived about 2 minutes after our salads. We had to send them back because there was no room at the 2-top and we wanted to finish our salads. We complained to the manager after our meal. She promised to follow up by phone, but never did. Typically, we enjoy our meals at Martini's, but this experience was very disappointing.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We made reservations at 5:30 prior to a concert at Nationwide arena on a Monday evening. We were seated a half an hour late, that is why i am giving an overall rating of three stars. The hostess attempted to make up for the tardiness with an appetizer on the table. The appetizer was good, however we were unable to sit for a full dinner bc of how late we were. The appetizers and drinks we had were great. Ambiance is great. It’s just frustrating when you make a reservation for an early dinner and it is ruined bc Martinis was unable to manage the crowd and seating parties on time.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Wonderful restaurant and the pineapple martini was onolicious and dinner was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food is AMAZING every time. Veal, Chicken Parmesan, Lobster Risotto are all my favorites! Grapefruit Gimlet is so tasty! The best thing was their half off bottles of wine Sundays, naturally we got two. Very romantic place for any special occasion or date. Lighting is very dim so don't take those who are hard at seeing. I'll be back, a lot.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was VERY average. Service was exceptional. Probably won't go back.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

WAY too much oil on everything...bread, tuna, salad...drenched. Tuna was bland, over seared and was over priced, scallops were great. Our waitress never came around. Didn’t tell us the specials, and when we asked her for them she rushed us and didn’t seem like she wanted to be there. Didn’t come around once we got our food. Only came by when it was desert time. Once the deserts came, she instantly brought our check. We didn’t even have a chance to take a bite yet. Would not go back nor recommend anyone here. At their price point, we expected better quality food, not drenched in oil (tuna was almost inedible) as well as the service from the waitress should be much more attentive and friendly. The service was much like a local chain burger joint. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Everything was great! Specialty cocktails got the experience started. The antipasto and bread with dipping sauce kept us wanting more. The entrees were amazing. There were four in our party and we each loved our dish, from the chicken Marsala to the veal martini! Save room for dessert if you can, the tiramisu was excellent! Would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Efficient friendly amazing food

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We are so happy we Ubered over to Short North upon our arrival to Columbus. Though crowded, our reservation was honored and we were seated 20 mins after we entered Martini Modern Italian. A tucked-away table for two, we were greeted by a friendly server explaining that the chef likes to please and the menu is simply a jumping off point. WOW! The menu was varied and interesting. Lots of yummy choices including small plates as well as hearty ones. From freshly made pastas to fish to steak. We had an amazing (made-when-you-order) mozzarella plate with crunchy toast and it was to die for! Also the beet salad couldn’t have been better. What put MMI over the top was their eagerness to prepare a dish I requested (Cacio e Pepe)! The chef knew exactly what I wanted. Simple but exquisite when fresh pasta is involved. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Wonderful food, service and value but LOUD.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Always a wonderful experience with enjoyable food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Amazing food! Great server

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Super delicious, but the server seemed to be correcting everyone in our group of 9. Noisy, but fun.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Fabulous food and fantastic service! The butternut squash tortellini was our favorite!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The filet is life changing 😩🙌🏻

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Everything was wonderful, food, service, and atmosphere! I am a serious dessert critic and they passed the test!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Brian was excellent!! This is one of our favorite restaurants.
I seemed a bit noisier than usual. But still great

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a wonderful server and the food was excellent! I had the salmon and it was some of the best salmon I’ve ever had!

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food is outstanding at Martini but the service was awful. We had a reservation and still had to wait over 10 minutes. Our drinks took another 15 minutes (the first ordered was just a wine pour, should not have taken that long). We went for my birthday and we ordered dessert even though we were there so my later than expected and that took another 10-15 minutes. We almost told the server to forget it because we had been there for 2 1/2 hours. There were no apologies or explanations for the timing even though other tables around us were in and out before us. I would return again but not on a weekend, it was ridiculous.

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