Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.7
3245 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3245 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The garlic bread is out of this world

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We had a great meal and a wonderful server. Unfortunately, the AC was having issues so it was very very hot. We rushed through dinner and skipped dessert because we were sweating.

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VickieP
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Felt very rushed, food was disappointing, eggplant burnt. But skit great experiences, this wasn’t. Hopefully just an off night

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vipAnaD
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything great as always! Delicious pasta!

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vipEdwardB
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was attentive without being intrusive. Food was very good except chicken in Chicken Marsala was dry. Restaurant was loud, but that was OK, it was a Friday night right after most of the quarantine restrictions were lifted, and everyone was out to party.

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vipPattyS
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We met with our friends for happy hour and was a bit disappointed in the food and service. The spinach dip was different than what we remembered and the calamari/zucchini appetizer could have been cooked a little longer. We felt you were understaffed for the bar area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service4ambience2

It was very hot in the restaurant. My entire group was sweating through our meal. We were seated next to a large party of about 12 and they had kids running around who were constantly bumping my chair and the entire group was constantly getting up and walking around our table instead of through the actual walkway ways. It was not a good experience.

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Anne
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went there for Happy Hour. The drinks were great, and so was the service. The food was very good, although I would recommend that they get a different gluten-free pizza crust (mine was thick and doughy). I will try something else next time. The Happy Hour here is definitely a good value for the $.

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JStam
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and make sure everything was perfect. I really appreciated him! He was a great waiter!!

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Mustang14
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Service was great! It was a a all around great restaurant, definitely coming back again!

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JayC
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meals. Service was very good as well. We will be back.

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HeatherA
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Upon checking in the hostess confirmed our reservation and asked if we wanted to sit in the bar area or dining room. The bar area connects to the patio and the patio door was wide open. There was a staff member cleaning a table off as we walked in so we were eager to sit outside on a nice night. We asked her if the patio was an option and at that moment she rolled her eyes (didn’t try to hide it) and said nothing. My husband, who is very patient and relaxed all the time) chuckled and we both looked at each other. She then said “ummmm sure” with an annoyed look and tone. My husband and I looked again at each other confused and I asked if that was going to be a problem and if so we can sit anywhere. She then paused and stated it isn’t a problem but they don’t have a server and will have to find one to go to that area. I immediately told her ok then no problem we can sit anywhere. She proceeds to look at me and tells me to pick where I want to sit. LOL...umm we did and it was an issue. We finally just excused ourself and told her we will sit at the bar. The bartenders were great and very personable, food was delicious but we are confused on the first impression of the hosts. I would hope Marcella’s knows the hosts is the first impression and maybe not everyone is cut out for customer service🤷🏻‍♀️

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

server could have been more attentive

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JeffH
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my girlfriend and I had the Gnocchi con Bolognese - gnocchi with a lam meet sauce. We both loved it. Our server was super friendly and took great care of us.

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NickS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marcella's is a great place for any occasion. The food, service and ambiance is always impeccable.

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Noraspop
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Nothing special. Chicken parm was dry and overcooked and the sauce was burnt. Great service and nice place but the food is average at best.

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vipPepper
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food

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viplunchbunch
Columbus
48 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three of us went to Marcella's last night for my birthday dinner. It was the first night that restaurant capacities were back to normal from before the pandemic. The place was packed! We went early, and had a very nice booth; service was very good, and the food was terrific. And we discovered that Wednesdays all bottles of wine are half priced, so of course we got a bottle. Chemistry Pinot Noir - excellent.
And since it was my birthday, I was able to select a free dessert; I got the cheesecake with strawberries, which our table shared.
Marcella's never disappoints. Hats off to Cameron Mitchell.

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DougJ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and the food was great as always. The service was excellent as well and the chef even came out to wish me and my wife a happy anniversary. Will be back!!

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CynthiaV
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening on the patio reconnecting with a friend. Food was delicious, service was helpful and attentive and the patio was beautiful (the weather helped). A perfect experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our College Graduation Celebration was great! Our waiter was very attentive and the food was amszing!

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lisag
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. My only complaint was that is was very warm in the restaurant.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was excellent, service was unfortunately not.

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vipMickey
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service ... unique Italian food that was very tasty

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BillP
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipTeresaA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, evening to be in the patio!! We loved it, pizza was great, waiter was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t think of a single negative thing. Absolutely amazing

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chakravarthi
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan who attended to us was truly awesome
Very polite considerate and kind

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ValerieW
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to get back to my favorite restaurant - it had been over a year since we last dined here!! The food was excellent and the waitstaff was wonderful.

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June59
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and great service, we weren’t too impressed with our food but would definitely give it another chance if we’re in town again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. Great waiter.

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ThomasH
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were great. It's now time to ditch the masks !

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Crystal
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blake was outstanding his service was perfect! The food was to die for and my son really enjoyed his food too!!! Great Happy hour!!!!!!!

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GwenB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was delicious! Very noisy hard to converse. Service was not good at all. We asked for Parmesan cheese since it wasn’t offered with 4 Italian dinners. Took almost 15 minutes and asking twice to get it. Water refills were sparse.

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vipNotagain
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server was a little flustered and the food was not timed to come out with spacing from the kitchen.

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CDenning
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience1

Marcella’s has really gone down hill in terms of the service and quality of the food. Not certain I’ll be back.

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Lori
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!! Would highly recommend!

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Leelee
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, clean restaurant, good price

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LisaM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food, creative cocktails, and friendly and professional service. Marcella's has been one of my favorites for years.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 3245 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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