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Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.6
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3024 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3024 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTwinmomagogo
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!! So happy they are open and our Server was outstanding! When we enter red they had a table of pick up orders too. All safety protocols are followed.

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CherylC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone we came into contact with was very nice and professional! Our waiter was so nice and was always checking to see if we needed anything! The food was delicious!

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JohannaW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had to ask for a wine glass. They brought out what seemed like a whiskey glass. Wine does not taste good out of these. Wrong soup was brought out. Ordered wedding soup received tomato soup. Service was ok but overall experience disappointing.

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frequentdiner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Not up to the Martinis in the short north, another CameronMitchell restaurant

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EdwardH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than a lot of the local Italian restaurants in town. For sure will be going back.

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ChrisL
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there since we have never tried it before for our anniversary dinner. We had a great time the cocktails are excellent, the waiter did an outstanding job. The food was really good my wife loves Italian and she loved it all. We took our desert home since we just could not eat another bite and that was excellent as well. We will comeback, thanks for a great dinner!

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vipBobG
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife & I always enjoy the special way that Marcella does their salmon dish. The patio is spaced out that the customer feels. We come early and enjoy the peaceful setting. The wine selections enhanced the delicious meal. Wait staff is attentive. We do not feel comfortable at the present time to do indoor dining. We look for restaurants that have inviting patios. Marcella offers that element.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was excellent! The food, wine, and service never disappoint.

I highly recommend saving room for dessert! The cherry crustada was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jim was a fantastic server!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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ThomasC
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Really disappointed in the quality of food, presentation, and taste. The chopped salad looked like it came out of a bag from the grocery store. There was not any thought given to it and it certain was not chopped. The pasta with meatball was not good. The meatball was barley cooked and the pasta was half cooked. I expect better from a Cameron Mitchell restaurant. A lot of people were walking around with out masks which made us uncomfortable even though it a policy to wear them while not sitting at a table. Service was slow and our table was an afterthought.

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JerikaZ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I personally went here for the gluten free food, been missing Italian foods- and it was amazing, JUST like before i was GF to be honest. So worth the wait!

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WarrickLacey
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love/have loved Marcell's (Poliaris) since we stumbled on the restaurant 3 years ago. We love most excellent Negroni's in the bar, their delicious Calamari (brought to the table smoking hot). The Chicken Piccata is knock your socks off good...

We split the Lamb Ragu Gnocci and it was delicious, the lamb was so tender it melted in your mouth and the sauce was lovely.

We love Marcella's...

Keep doing what you are doing...

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TimothyD
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daddy daughter date with my 12 year old. First time here and everything was perfect.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received excellent service at Marcella's and the food was delicious! I was also extremely impressed with how they accommodated food allergies and the chef ensured that none of the ingredients were in the meal and brought it out himself. We enjoyed our experience and will definitely be returning.

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vipGaryDog
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice for early happy hour dinner.
Get there early but best to make bar reservations.

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Darold
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was great and the service was first class!

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vipMommyMusician
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had fabulous service, food and drinks in the bar. Everyone from host to server and in between was fabulous. Chef even came out to greet us. It was a really lovely evening and well-worth the drive from Short North!!

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NeilW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service, food, price was good. Thank you.

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vipKarenP
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service great, adherence to COVID guidelines much appreciated

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening celebrating our several years together. Chicken Marsala was perfect, calamari was like being back in Europe finished the night with the Tiramisu. Our daughter fell in love with the calamari. Like all of Cam's resturants never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very welcoming experience. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome. Once we were seated, we were immediately serviced by Rusty. Drinks came immediately and we were given as much time as need to pick out our orders. Once the food came it was an explosion of flavors and dessert was the icing on the cake (pun intended). From start to finish it was amazing!! Will definitely plan to go back soon.

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Anunick
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was really nice. Our waiter was great and energetic. He made sure to come check up on us. Also, the food was great.

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ChristopherC
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was somewhat mediocre. The atmosphere was more of eating in a cafeteria. Compared to other high end restaurants I would.have expected more from this Cameron Mitchell establishment.

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MarlaU
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the price was reasonable. Will definitely be back!

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Merry
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was good as always. I would come here again. I always get the Ravioli Mezaluna. Yum.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Marcella’s removed the chicken giardiniera entree. It was very popular and unique. It’s upsetting to have a classic menu updated when it involves removing such an incredible dinner option.

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Doug
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was expecting a better meal. The lasagna was fair. My wife’s chicken scalloping was also fair. Service was good, food was only fair. I would not recommend it.

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KrystleS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect! They were accommodating to our large party and made us feel attended to. The salmon was delicious as well as the other meals ordered. Definitely try the strawberry martini with foam. Delicious!

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vipBobG
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcella’s provides an outdoor setting that is safe and comfortable. They cannot control
the noise from traffic on Polaris Parkway. The service and food was excellent. It is an inviting transition during the virus for some of us not ready for dine in service.

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LauraM
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday great meatballs

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LarryH
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, food was excellent. We like Marcella’s because of their many Gluten free options.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We were placed in a side room that really took away from our first experience in the restaurant. The waitress also gave us a recommendation that the drink I choose was very sweet and therefore I switched up to the Limoncello and was very disappointed. No worries - I should have gone with my gut; but I then ordered a martini and it didn't arrive until after dinner was complete. We also were without water frequently. Hopefully it was just an off night because the food was delicious.

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JoshB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food was subpar. Service was poor. Not sure if we will ever come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good time with my family tonight and a nice dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great! You can tell that they really do care about the health of their staff and customers!

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JeffW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but not worth the price. Even just including bread for the table would make it more worth it. I likely wont be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chase was amazing!!! Made the experience!

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BarbaraM
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good, but it was only warm, should have been hotter. I had to ask for bread twice. I'm sure this was a one off situation. I'm glad that I have been here many times before, but if it was my first time experience I wouldn't have been especially impressed. It was ok.

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Leea
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was outstanding.

FAQs

Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris 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 3024 OpenTable diners.

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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