Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

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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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Marcella's! Best meatballs in town!

c
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. We had a great time! Food was good, drinks were good and service was good! We love Marcella’s and will keep coming back!

NC
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I miss the soup that was dropped

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite part was they called me immediately after I left to come back and retrieve my forgotten credit card LOL!

OT
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was stellar! The food was perfect and it came out so hot! Our server, Jim was amazing and made sure our night out was a memorable one.

KF
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous happy hour with amazing service! Highly recommend!

LS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Parmesan garlic onion starter is delicious! Kids Alfredo pasta was small in portion compared to kid spaghetti.

L
Cleveland
50 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, as usual. We always come here for lunch on our way home from Hocking Hills. We had two new friends with us that have never been to Marcella’s and they said it was the best Italian meal they ever had. We always order many appetizers to share. Our entrees were the best!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered creste arrabiata and it was not great
Have had better from noodles and company

G
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food, great service! We know the answer is "yes", we had a hard time coming up with the question.

SM
West Virginia
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food , service was awesome. We’ve been several times lunch and dinner and have the same opinion for each trip. I would highly recommend them s place . Pasta is the freshest I’ve had!!

m
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall great experience as usual. One random side note: we were going to sit on the patio and there was a chance of rain. The woman at the front desk told us that it was ok to sit out there but that if it began raining during our meal, she would not necessarily be able to accommodate us indoors. We were taken aback by that answer. It’s unacceptable to say that even if we were mid meal, we may not be able to be seated inside. If that really is your protocol, I’d suggest setting aside a table- even in the bar- for people outside. It was really off putting from a restaurant we frequent often and always enjoy. Just our opinion :) but food and waiter were both great and it never rained so it wasn’t an issue this time.

LH
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent. Service is really good too. I've been there several times and have always enjoyed the experience. There were 8 of us dining and everyone had a great meal. I had the Ravioli Mezaluna. Unique dish. If you're looking for something a bit lighter than a traditional red sauce, this is an excellent choice. It's goat cheese stuffed in a chicken reduction like base. So yummy!

KL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We've eaten here a lot, it's one of my wife's favorite places. We always have a delicious meal.

PL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Marcella's has the BEST gluten free pizza. Now I've discovered that the restaurant can make chicken parmesan gluten-free. It is delicious.

AG
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Service great. We were not thrilled with the table location.

PR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Better Italian bread... in house made ... balsamic vinegar with olive oil ...

LB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I had chicken with vegetables and it appeared as though the vegetables were soaked in brind with possibly some lemon. This carried into the finished product and was very off putting taste was dreadful. The lasagna was almost tasteless. All in all very poor dining experience

NR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside food was great and service was outstanding. We had Morgan as our waitress and she was great

SM
West Virginia
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian period. Always consistent regardless of the dish.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

b
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service and food are always good. I fine the wine list to be comprehensive but very pricey!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, as always

AH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My wife ordered lasagna, noodles were tough and it was dry, assume sitting for long time before serving, it was not good. The lamb gnocchi was not what I have had before from Marcella's. The profiteroles were not good, they pastry part we could not cut through, very stiff, which made it very difficult to eat. Wine and services was good as we expect from a Cameron Mitchell restaurant but we were, for the first time, very disappointed with the quality of food. It was our wedding anniversary which made the experience poor. Maybe Marcella's in short north is a better quality?

Enthusiastic cook and food lover,
Andy

GK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Hard to believe it’s Cameron Mitchell restaurant. The pasta was mushy and the clams and prociotto were dried out. Very sub par. Will not go back

T
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only complaint was at the hostess station.
Upon arriving, we were told that was not a table ready for outside seating as I requested on our reservation.
When I asked how long, I was-told “I don’t know”, there are a couple of tables with tabs and then asked if I wanted to sit inside.
I said I’d wait.
I was then taken to a table outside within 5 minutes and counted 5 empty tables outside????
Seemed odd,
The meal was great.
Our server, Alexis was fab.
The bartender very attentive.
Hostess???

HP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food, some good wine choices, and freshly made cannolis. Impeccable service. We could hear each other very easily at our table, which is uncommon in too many restaurants. Very pricey, but very excellent.

OT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish food and great service!

KL
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Marcella's. The food is always very good and it's always consistent. The noise level can be a bit much but everything else is great.

P
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good. Unfortunately, we ordered several appetizers that didn’t come until about one minute before our entrees. No time in between so felt very rushed & a lot didn’t get eaten. Also expected more upscale atmosphere for our special occasion dinner.

DM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner was great. Our waiter was helpful in the ordering process. Our food was served in a timely fashion and very professionally. The food was delicious and exactly as described by menu and waiter.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful.

MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not my usual great experience of Cameron Mitchell restaurant

DB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our first time and will return when we are in the Columbus area. This is a second Cameron Mitchell restaurant that we have tried and both are excellent. They type of service and food I would expect. Our server was friendly and helpful.

DA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! I tried Calamari for the second time and it was better than what I had at another restaurant. Our server was wonderful and stayed on top of everything. We didn’t have to ask for anything. The overall atmosphere was great!

MM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience , delicious food, very good service.

RB
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best no-frills Italian in Columbus

4
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First visit in over two years. Still has the famous meatball appetizer and some good salads. Went with the bolognese and angel hair, and a sausage pizza livened up with great red peppers. Good value wine and wonderful desserts. Its a lively, not romantic or quiet venue. Overall a very good experience. Had an absolutely outstanding server, Cat.

m
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful gluten free chicken picatta. Sausage appetizer which was g.f. as well and had a wonderful flavor.

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