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Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris, Columbus, OH

Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.6
4.6
3234 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 844-6500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Barnett

  • Private party facilities

    Marcella's is available to host your private lunch or dinner event for 20 or more guests. Please contact the General Manager to begin planning your special event today.

  • Private party contact

    Brett Nordstrom, General Manager: (614) 844-6500

  • Neighborhood

    Polaris

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking is available in a lot right outside of Marcella's Polaris.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,234 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Columbus

    Italian

  • Columbus

    Italian

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  1. CO

    CatherineO

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Normally the polaris location is very good. But unfortunately at this time the service was not good at all. The waitress did not bring the bread and olive oil that is standard and it had to be requested. She was unhappy with her job or her evening and unfortunately did not provide good service. They also might have had a change in chef/cooks because the food and sauces were not as good as normal.

  2. MJ

    MiJT

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wait service was friendly and prompt. Food was authentic, delicious and arrived in a timely manner. Noise level was high, but it was a busy time and it was all good natured people talking while dining. Definitely recommend dining here!

  3. BB

    BillB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Marcella's Polaris never disappoints. The service, provided by Taylor, was exceptional and the food and drinks were outstanding as always.

  4. N

    Nancy

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic meal and service. The restaurant was a little over half full, and was a little loud with the background music they were playing. If you have hearing aids, recommend requesting a corner seat. Pasta was perfect, calamari delicious, and dessert fabulous.

  5. RO

    RobinO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, food was excellent, love those warm olives, server was very attentive.

  6. M

    Meghan

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Thank you! We had a party of 10. Family reunion. Seated right away and service was wonderful. It was a Saturday night, so very crowded, but server so attentive and kind. Food came out quickly. The whole family very happy with their dinners. Highly recommend.

  7. K

    Kevin2

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We live in NC and always make a stop at Marcella's (either location) to enjoy a meal. We brought my 83 and 82 year old parents in tonight as we're driving them back to MI. The food never disappoints and the staff exceptional. Our server was Jess and manage Alie dropped by and added to the evening. And lastly, don't miss the 'Meatball". This will be the meatball that they serve in heaven.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a wonderful server. I was with my four young grandchildren and she was amazing- helpful, patient, and fun. The food was outstanding as always.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friends were passing through Columbus and asked if I could get a group reservation on short notice at a restaurant near their route through the area. I was able to get exactly what we needed. Everyone was very friendly and our server did a really great job of handling our group of eight. My friends had never eaten at Marcella’s before, and they all were impressed. The food was excellent and the portions were plentiful. It was a perfect place for our gathering.

  10. CE

    CECILIA

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    No silverware provided Waitress was not attentive she took order then disappeared for a long time when we needed help no one helped

  11. T

    Teewee

    Switzerland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Very good pepperoni flat bread pizza. Must have the sangria.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Excellent service. Received food and drinks fast. I’ll be back.

  13. T

    Trees

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I was so excited to find an Italian restaurant with such a wide variety of gluten free options for my birthday dinner. I had gf garlic bread before dinner (not the same as regular bread, but I nice surprise), and then I had chicken parmesan with alfredo noodles for dinner. It was delicious and I would not have guessed it was gluten free. My husband has no dietary restrictions. He said the regular bread was good and really enjoyed the lasagna. It was a nice surprise to find out they even had a gf cheesecake for my birthday dessert.

  14. MG

    MarkG

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in the Polaris area! Was a great date!

  15. d

    datenight

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We had dinner for my son's birthday. My kiddos love calamari so they were pretty disappointed when the appetizer came and it was 3/4 zucchini and peppers, and 1/4 calamari. However it was delicious, as were the entrees. My son has a peanut allergy and the only dessert that didn't have nuts was tiramisu. The service was fantastic.

  16. E

    Eddd

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Just an OK Italian place, not great not bad. Other better places on the north side of Columbus.

  17. SE

    SeanE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Awesome waiter, great service, no complaints. Food was good too, just didn't try any entrees.

  18. MF

    MarkF

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent experience overall, great food, great servers. But the music was a little loud.

  19. PF

    PatriciaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s such a “happy place” to come and dine. Service is top notch. Food is excellent!!! I keep coming back for more…

  20. R

    Review22

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service! Will definitely return

  21. HB

    HaroldB

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service are consistently excellent. However, they have not had cannoli’s on the menu for 3 years now and which is sorely missed, especially a high-end Italian restaurant !!!

  22. FL

    FishLover

    Columbus

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was the absolute best! I don’t know her name, but she was just wonderful to us. We loved all our food. I especially loved my penne arabiatta entree with chopped salad, and we all enjoyed the arancini so much that we ordered a second one! Thank you!

  23. S

    Smiley

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our service was AMAZING!! Everyone from the hostess, our server and the manager were fantastic. Will definitely be back!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We felt our server rushed us. Our table was cramped.

  25. WT

    WesT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for special occasions within our family. Super food and wait staff, starting at the front desk.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, food, atmosphere were all 5 stars. It always is. Highly recommend this place.

  27. DL

    DonL

    Columbus

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Austin, our wait person was very attentive. Great lunch specials to enjoy. The pastas are fresh and properly cooked. Our salads were crisp and the dressing was light and flavorful.

  28. SA

    SharonA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice restaurant. My Salmon Fresco was excellent. I found a hair under the Salmon, so they didn't charge me. The chef even came out to apologize. It happens. Everyone else in our party enjoyed their meaks. I would go back.

  29. J

    Jason

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The waitress was great. Very attentive and knowledgeable. Kids friendly

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were excellent. It was a tad chilly in the dining room.

  31. d

    diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We had an issue during our lunch that was promptly resolved. The manager came out and apologized and got it taken care of. Overall we had a great experience!

  32. BB

    BrettB

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Food was great ok but the service was not good!

    Marcella's Italian Kitchen - PolarisResponded on May 29, 2022

    Brett, Thank you so much for providing your feedback about your experience. We strive to exceed expectations at every table. Clearly we missed the mark, this time, and I'd love to know more about your over all experience, and how we can improve upon it. If you would be so kind as to reach out to me directly at 614.844.6500 or marcellaspolaris@cameronmitchell so we can discuss further how we can ensure a speedy return. Talk soon. Austin J. Crawford | Dining Room Manager

  33. T

    Toni

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    I found this place after searching for celiac-friendly restaurants in Columbus. Our table was ready when we arrived, but we waited nearly 15 minutes before asking the hostess to send over a server with water. Once the server arrived, she was wonderful. I got the half pizza and salad for lunch. The pizza dough was thick and doughy - certainly not Italian-approved. And the salad was plain. My guest has the chicken parm and ate every bite. I should have gotten that. Would recommend for celiac-friendly, but you can find a decent pizza lunch elsewhere.

  34. PA

    PAMa

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Food as well as service mediocre at best. When taking orders, the waitress was unaware of some of the menu items. She did not clear the table of empty plates. Service needs to be much better at this price point. Food was below par, a bruschetta is not a big chunk of bread, it’s thin like a cracker. If you don’t know what it is, don’t put it on the menu. Chicken Marsala was a joke and please serve homemade lasagna instead of microwaved Stouffer’s

  35. FM

    FMRc

    Columbus

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Friendly staff and great food.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great place for food and experience, one of our favorites

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating our anniversary, we had a great waitress, Debbie! Food was excellent too!

  38. SH

    ShaneHuber

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    For a Cameron Mitchell restaurant this was not up to par. Caesar salad was more like lemon juice. Croutons were soft. Inedible. Eggplant parmigiana was okay but presentation could be better. Waitress seemed annoyed to be working. Tiramisu was like eating jello with cool whip.

  39. D

    Danielle

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious! From the drinks to the starters and the entrees! So good. This was our first time visiting Marcellas and we will absolutely be back. Excellent service (thanks, Storm!) and the staff was very friendly!

  40. A

    Alka

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1

    Food was cold

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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 3234 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

1319 Polaris Parkway Columbus, OH 43240

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Polaris

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking is available in a lot right outside of Marcella's Polaris.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Barnett

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 844-6500

  • Private party facilities

    Marcella's is available to host your private lunch or dinner event for 20 or more guests. Please contact the General Manager to begin planning your special event today.

  • Private party contact

    Brett Nordstrom, General Manager: (614) 844-6500

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