Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.6
3238 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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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3238 people are saying
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KristenB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Wasn’t what we expected. We went to celebrate Sweetest Day and we felt rushed, the restaurant was quite loud

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JudiB
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am happy that I chose Marcella’s for lunch yesterday. Everything about my visit was great. The service, the meal, and the server was very attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very friendly host and wait staff. But clearly understaffed. Took 30 minutes to get appetizer. Food was excellent.

JB
JohnB
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Being strictly an Italian restaurant and with the pricing we expected the food to be better.
Just not a place we'd make a point of going to again when in the area.

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vipLauraH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Waiter forgot one of our drinks, took over an hour for him to bring it after going to the bar to get it ourselves.

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vipTara0111
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always yummy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was amazing. Food and service was great!!

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AshyT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for dinner. Server was very nice.

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NickM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner after a trip to the zoo. Marcellas consistency provides a great meal at a reasonable price. Our young daughters love the spaghetti and meatballs. My wife and I always get the pasta carbonara and/or lasagna. We are a bit nervous eating inside due to Covid, but they were able to get us a table in a corner and didn’t seat anyone next to us-even on a busy Saturday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best bartenders working tonight! Very personable and wanting to have a conversation with my mom and I! They are familiar with the menu, up to date on what customers like and all in all just in touch with the complete customer experience ! We enjoyed bruschetta, warm cheese with truffle honey & apples and finally we split the fettuccine & meatball. Great food!! Maybe I’ll become a Sunday night regular :)

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TrentWarner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding and I loved the environment of the high top seating, but the service could have been a bit better although it was a busy night.

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vipWAGG
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Late dinner, decent wine pricing on the Sangiovese 1/2 bottle. Split the gnocchi con Bolognese and it was excellent as always.

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vipBethAnnD1
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good service. Seemed we were bunched in with a lot of other groups when there was a lot of open tables.

Austin was a great waiter. Very attentive. Good food.

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Ted8
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Family dinner for 6 in the dining room. Much better ambiance than the bar. Tomato basil soup was excellent. Family enjoyed chicken piccata and chicken marsala. 2 of us had penne alfredo and didn’t care for it. Alfredo sauce was thin and pooled at the bottom of the bowl rather than clinging to the noodles. Meatball with the spaghetti and meatball, while large, was mushy and not good. Some hits for dinner and some misses. Service was good, but we did have to ask for utensils, napkins and such. That stuff should be on the table before we sit down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I and my date were not impressed with this dinning experience. The bruschetta was something way different than most, lot of bread and the sauce on the side was so cold. No good, tried the table bread with EVOO, bread was dry. The cocktails were great. White sangria and the limonata, would recommend those. Salad, cool. The entrees , well, The Alfredo was salty but I enjoyed my piccata, different though cause they did a bone in breast and not a pounded breast. Overall the date and drinks were the best. Everything else… not a fan and from our experience would not recommend…. Bring back to simply Italian food first, master that and then try to do your elevated delivery. Send me 2 free entree vouchers and 2 free appetizer voucher … give me the experience we were hoping for…. $120 down and wasn’t happy!

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The food and service were superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere but noisy.

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GinaD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delivered quickly and was delicious. The service was excellent!

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vipCherise
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here, the food was fantastic and it was 1/2 price Wednesday. The sealed up the bottle to take home the rest, so worth it. The risotto special was shrimp and pesto and it was devine.

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juliew
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We had no wait time. Food was really good and, because we had a birthday in our party, he was offered a free dessert. Nice touch!🙂

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch on the patio!! So enjoyed my meatball and chop salad. Sangria was good…I will ask for a larger glass next time! Ice overflowed onto table top! Wonderful tiramisu! Thank you for treating our birthday girl! We will RETURN..Patio perfect for meal during COVID!! Will recommend to family and friends.

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JoshD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation at 6:15, showed up 30 minutes early and we’re graciously sat immediately. We had a server tandem in training, couldn’t tell who was the trainee since both were very attentive and knowledgeable. Excellent wine selection, I had the antinori Chardonnay which was delicious. My wife had the margherita flatbread which was delicious and well presented. The one area that wasn’t 100% excellent was my penne ala vodka, Sauce was very thin (I’m used to a thicker type ala vodka). We were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary and were given tiramisu gratis. We loved the service and food, love coming to Cameron Mitchell. Thank you for the wonderful night.

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Jonathan1
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great but the food was underwhelming considering the past reviews. I expected much better- it was on par with a mediocre large chain in terms of taste/quality

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Ted8
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Between us, we had the warm olives appetizer, tomato basil soup, risotto and lasagna. Everything tasted great and came in surprisingly large portions.

The service was ok at best. We were seated in the bar and had 20 minutes to wait in between getting water and taking our order. Another 15-20 minutes to get our food. The bar was full when we arrived and they are likely understaffed, but the speed of service got no better once half of the tables finished and left.

The bar was very noisy. Maybe next time we’ll try the dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good wait staff.

CL
vipCindyLou
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcellas never disappoints! The food is always amazing, the staff is always so pleasant! We are looking forward to dining again!

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vipWillT
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meatballs, Arancini. Love the chicken parmigiana. Kids love the fettuccine Alfredo. Good wine list. Excellent service!

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vipJeffL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cameron Mitchell does it again. Never a bad experience at any of his restaraunts.

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JANETB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. It's a little more expensive then your typical Italian restaurant, but the food was so flavorful that I didn't mind. Like so many other Cameron Mitchell restaurants it was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great date night there. It was not super busy which was nice to be able to talk and hear each other. Our server was Neil and he was very knowledgeable and fun! Made sure I didn’t eat anything that had rosemary in it (allergic) had the chef alter my dinner just a bit to accommodate me which was super nice! His recommendations were pretty spot on between the wine and the food.

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Gizmo
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared was awesome! The happy hour is always great as well.

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PaulN
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service from our Waitress
The service starts your meal off
Meals were great
Thanks, we definitely will be back

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we8well
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly service with a broad menu selection in a conversation friendly atmosphere makes this a great place for a celebration. The ingredients are fresh and properly prepared with excellent flvor balance combined with appetizing presentation.

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Daniel
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely be back. This is our restaurant for special occasions as well as just wanting to eat out!

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sues
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious and our server was attentive and on top of things during a very busy Saturday night dinner rush.

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vipFishLover
Columbus
51 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday—There were seven of us, ranging in age from eight to mid-seventies, and we all had a wonderful time and delicious food. Our server, Cynthia, was really great.

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Christy
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The tables are very close together. We got bumped from both sides. I ordered mushroom pizza which was so-so, sort of bland. We had caprese salad appetizer had cherry tomatoes, not heirloom, although the mozzarella was tasty. Our server mumbled, he was difficult to understand. There are better places to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little loud for my taste….but hal-price bottles of wine was a nice surprise!

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CindyR
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian Food, the best service....the only negative was the 9 oz wine pour was more like 6 oz....

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcella's is a fave and never disappoints

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You can order delivery directly from Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris using the Order Online button. Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 844-6500.

Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris is rated 4.6 stars by 3238 OpenTable diners.

Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris 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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