Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.6
3267 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere but noisy.

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GinaD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCherise
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
9 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.

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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
20 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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JeffL
Columbus
2 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
7 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
50 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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vipLoriP
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a nice dinner with my Buckeye before flying back home. Had veal piccata with half bottle of wine, our server was very attentive. Fresh bread is amazing and the vibe is very energetic here.

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LuvColumbus
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food same as the location in short north. We got our food promptly and it was a more laid back environment than in short north . One of my favorite places in Columbus.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing time here. Our server was attentive and the man who brought out our main entree was very helpful in a miscommunication we had about what we ordered. He helped us right away. The food was phenomenal! We had an amazing time

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debieb
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Family dinner with our kids and Max our server did a wonderful job! Staff were very helpful and wanted to make sure they were meeting our needs. Great dinner!

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LydiaC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and waitresses very helpful and friendly! The waitress know the sign language and it’s help us to communicate!! We all are deaf. The foods and drinks are awesome!! Definitely will go back.

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Landingsgal
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful seat, by the window to the outside seating. My friend & I hadn’t seen each other since before COVID, so we were there for hours! Didn’t feel rushed or pressured by our waiter. In fact he was great! Food was delicious! Love the pick two item lunch choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitstaff really made the evening. They’re friendly and attentive. Food was served in a timely manner and the bar was fast with our drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great. Beautiful evening with good food and friends.

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vipCandiT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were a party of 8 people. We ordered two appetizers - which were very small. The antipasta had two blocks of cheese and one was dumped on the table, so we wouldnt eat it. Five of us ordered salads and they forgot to serve them. They brought our dinners out. When we told the server he didnt apologize. He acted like he didnt care. It was very odd. I still managed to have a good birthday dinner none-the-less.

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KathyN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Steak was on the small size for the cost- had to order a salad in addition. Service was good-attentive . Noise level a little noisy for my mother in law wearing hearing aids.

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KMarie
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! We really enjoyed our drinks, appetizers, entrees, and desserts!

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vipTerryL
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The chicken in my chicken parmesan was like rubber; inedible. This is my go-to choice in Italian restaurants. I didn't want to take a chance with another chicken parm so I ordered lasagna. It was good as was my wife's salmon. The salads were good and the beer was cold. However, the tables were so close together that the conversation at the next table interfered with our dinner. Overall a disappointing experience.

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Ckmom
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu selections. Entrees and service were served quickly and very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, overall a fun place to eat.

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TheShube
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a quality Italian restaurant that serves pretty standard Italian fare, along with a few what I would call fancier dishes. The food and service were excellent on a busy Friday evening. We had a table outside, so please ignore my rating on "noise."

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JenC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcellas is amazing. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great staff….love it!!

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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 3267 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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