Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.6
3237 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Marcella's Italian Kitchen is a bustling, urban burst of Italian flavor and energy. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Marcella's Italian Kitchen will have a lively atmosphere – whether it be for sharing lunch, dinner or a late night snack. The dynamic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines served by the bottle or quartino. The Italian menu features selections of olives, meats, cheese, small plates, as well as a variety of pizzas, pastas and Italian specialties. Marcella's Italian Kitchen brings an authentic Italian cafe to the Polaris Town Center, located across the street from Polaris Fashion Place.

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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3237 people are saying
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TomW
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin delivered great service, the food was awesome.

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Joes
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Austin was great. I wish we had one closer to our home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal!

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AudraJ
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep coming back to Marcella’s. Love the quality of the food, the friendly staff and ambiance of the restaurant. Best happy hour in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was only okay. My meal was lukewarm & my friend’s had hot peppers in it that over powered the dish.

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vipConnieD
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First visit was great. Reserved a table in the bar. Loved the Melted Pecorino app with apples and honey! Salads fresh and pasta with meatballs delicious! Our server (275 Crum) was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely come back and anxious to try their happy hour.

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DAMi
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait person did an excellent job taking care of our table. The food, as usual, was excellent.

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Brittany
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

This place had great service (besides the drink time from the bar) but poor quality food in my opinion… I’m not sure why it is so popular but it’s a poor American take on Italian food… for instance, I ordered “Bruschetta” and received cheese garlic bread with marinara dipping sauce. In why world is that bruschetta? They also give you cold bread with nothing to dip it in or any butter to spread… I thought that was really weird… the Marcella’s brand really needs to reevaluate their menu because I won’t be going back for that reason.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all the GF options. Food is delicious!

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AnnA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday celebration! Our server Chloe was awesome! We loved the appetizers and our meal too!
It was our first visit and we will definitely be back!

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HallieB
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, wine selection is lacking variety for serious wine lovers like us. Overall experience was good. Mask policy was a little intense (asked to wear a mask during the 10ft walk to our table) especially since we are vaccinated.

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viptelAthens
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the best meals here since the pandemic. My only complaint, my cappuccino was only warm and I really like it hot.

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Chico53
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We enjoyed our visit to Marcella's. Unfortunately, our waiter was more interested in talking with the two girls who were sitting at the next table. So my husband waited on his wine, I waited on my butter and he got one order wrong. He appeared to be distracted and wasn't listening to what we were asking. We still gave him a 20 percent tip and none of us were in any hurry. He was very friendly and I don't really want to get him in trouble. I believe he was just excited about the two blondes at the next table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely quick service and great food! Our server was attentive and came by often even though the restaurant was very busy. Our table was ready at our reservation time as well

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Leea
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and happy hour!

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HRigs
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Noise level made conversation difficult. Since its a Italian restaurant I decided on their spaghetti and meat ball. Although good it had too much sauce and the meat ball seemed to contain little meat. My husband and friends enjoyed their Chicken Marsala and Chicken Piccata. The Bruschetta was different than other restaurants, but it was good.

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vipTommy
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with tasty appetizers and salads. The margarita pizza was delicious. Marcella’s is dependable and relaxing to visit after a long day. The service is professional and attentive. Wednesday was bustling so make reservations!

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Gwen
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend and I attended the Van Gogh exhibit at Polaris. I wanted to take her to a nice restaurant for lunch afterward since she was so kind to buy the tickets and it was her birthday. Marcella's came to my mind first and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was wonderful and even took a couple of pictures of us at our request. Great experience.

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LisaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great! Our server took care of us very well. Would go back.

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Carp
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Love the continued dedication to offering an outstanding gluten free menu and upholding the proper safeguards. More restaurants should take notice.

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BeeD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Marcellas and I was more than impressed with the entire experience. I ordered the Crispy Chicken Cesear salad and it was AMAMZING and filling as the salad is served atop a nice sized portion of breaded/pounded chicken breast. Best preparation of a Cesear salad hands down!!

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vipSteve
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good
Gluten free options plentiful. Would go back

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vipDoug
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us had dinner at Marcella's last evening and enjoyed a great meal. The prices are very good for the quality of food. We had a great waiter who was helpful and efficient. I would recommend Marcella's -- a good place.

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carla
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious. It was relaxing and our group had a wonderful time.

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RobertJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Carla, our server was terrific. The food was delicious. The noise level was a little above white was comfortable but that’s typical for most restaurants nowadays.

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JanS
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, good times

JM
JimM
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good was great. Ordered a second drink when food was served. When we were done eating they still had not arrived. We were told it was because they “ran out of cortina (for the wine) at the bar”. Frustrating but their loss- we cancelled the order

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food didn’t have a ton of flavor

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BrettB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food is always good! The drinks are good but overpriced! The service is usually great at Cameron Mitchell restaurants but it was just barely satisfactory last night!

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countrygirlinthecity
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tables were too close together with a wide area in the middle, could have been placed so there was more room for guests and staff to work.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved that there were so many gluten free options. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was delicious. My new favorite place!

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KimS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was AMAZING!!! We had several staff come over to compliment us on how well our kids manners were. They gave them ice cream sundaes. Also, everyone enjoyed the food! Very delicious!

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LRobbins
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Loud, average food, horrible service.
Birthday dinner was far below average.

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SheilaM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff was very friendly & polite. Food was excellent for a decent price.

JS
vipJaneS
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Leo, our server, was fantastic. The food was spectacular.

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vipGregG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The server seemed to not care or have any energy. The first salmon was way overcooked. When we finally got the waitress attention they refired the dish and it was much better. Was very suprised that the sangria was served in "rocks" glasses as well as the fruit was in the glasses and not the wine. We also had to ask for fresh grated parmesan as it wasn't offered.

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LindaW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful. We had a great waiter and the food was delicious. My daughter-in-law said this is her new favorite place and wants to dine at Marcellas for her birthday.

DG
DavidG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was my first time visiting Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris. We were greeted promptly and seated with no problem as we had made a reservation for (8) at 6:00p.m. to celebrate (4) separate Wedding Anniversaries within our family. 40yrs, 39 yrs, 19 yrs, and 10 yrs respectfully.
We were greeted by "Kam" who was to be our server. She was helpful with questions and seemed to have a bubbly personality.
The food was good and portions seemed to be quite large. Entrée pricing seemed to be reasonable, however the drink pricing was quite expensive.
"Kam" to the time to stop back and thank me for the gracious gratuity left for her exceptional service. "Kam" is and asset for Camron Mitchell. You should be proud of how she conducts her service to the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an amazing waitress. She treated us awesome!

CP
CathyP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch. Food was served quickly and was delicious. Waitress was very helpful and kept drinks refilled and fresh .

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Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris is rated 4.6 stars by 3237 OpenTable diners.

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