Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.7
3289 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 3289 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ScottD
New England
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner, fast friendly service. We had a reservation and therefore didn’t experience a wait. Have been there before and will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I really enjoyed sharing a great meal with a friend. The chicken was the best Parmesan I’ve had an age is very tender and flavorful. I’ve learned always to order extra sauce. They always are so friendly and excited to serve. It just seemed a little dark in the restaurant.

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vipRich
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter! Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Tasty food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great pre race carb loading meal. I am
Gluten and dairy free and they were very accommodating. Food was delicious!

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Tes1969
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always ask for something that is no longer on the menu..so accommodating!
You have to order the parmesan onion!
Never disappointed...LOVE this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reasonable prices for a satisfying dining experience. There are a lot of exciting things to try on the menu. I plan on visiting again!

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WiniC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the reservation system. Reception was crisp and efficient. Food excellent choices.

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nana2
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very comfortable lunch with Alexis as our server. She was very attentive and personable. The food was delicious and we were not rushed.

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Lennyb
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Only comment is regarding the drinks Very disappointed in my cosmo, taste was terrible. Changed to Moscow mule, typically served in a special cup, . served in regular glass.
Just not what I expected.
Food and services was excellent.

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BrettB
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good. Food was good as well as the service. Like the atmosphere.

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LynetteC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The service and food was excellent. However, it was quite noisy and hard to carry on a conversation. It was also too cold, with the A/C and ceiling fans.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service for our reservation. Our wait person was awesome and food was great. It was a bit too noisy I felt but I know everyone was just enjoying their time out.

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JenniferS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat if you are gluten free!!! Jim, our waiter is second to none!!!

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Brian
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad to be able to get an early reservation, the restaurant filled quickly after we got there, our second time there and pleased again

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KariL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love all of the gluten free choices! This is a must go to restaurant for us when we are in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Marcella’s and it did not disappoint! We sat out on the patio. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was perfect!

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DHLEE
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

For a Cameron Mitchell restaurant, expected a little bit more of an enjoyable experience. It didn't live up to all the rave reviews we read.

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KimN
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the happy hour menu was hard to follow electronically, our waiter was so helpful with understanding and suggestions! We had a great time and it was affordable! We’ll be back soon!

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DebraD
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chloe was excellent! Very customer service focused and very attentive!

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AnneA
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had the capellini and agree that next time we’d want a whole order, not half! It was delicious. Our third diner enjoyed her eggplant parmigiana thoroughly, and we shred two amazing desserts. We’ll definitely return!
Oh, and our server was very attentive, adding to our enjoyment.

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MarkG
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing dinner the other night celebrating moving into a new house. We had our usual favorite entrees but tried 2 new appetizers - sweet Italian sausage and melted pecorino cheese. Everything was fabulous. Chef Budzinski really outdid himself!

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vipSilly
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Maybe because we are now used to social distancing the tables seemed too close to each other. A young boy sitting at the next table kept bumping his chair against mine. We had to move our table. The food was good. One member of our group had salad and she liked it. Another had lasagna and it was served cold. However, they did replace it. I had chicken parmigiana and it was tasty but it was very thin.

Overall our impression, the whole operation seemed disorganized.

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JenC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcellas was amazing, as usual! The staff was awesome, the food is outstanding...what's not to love?

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AndyN
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easy to reserve a table for 8, service was wonderful, food was really good.

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vipWillT
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly and fast.
Food was excellent as always!

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vipVickieP
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience!!! Our server Jim couldn't have been kinder or more attentive. Started with pecorino appetizer, salad then make your own pasta. We left feeling quite satisfied, great meal, great service, we will be back. Thanks to the Chef and Jim for the great experience!

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DanY
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Looked and tasted great. Service was spot on.

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HaroldB
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always excellent. The service can be variably good, however Leo was particularly excellent. There is always a moderate amount of noise in the restaurant which bounces off the un-padded ceiling which amplifies the noise in the restaurant along with the indiscernible background music. It’s difficult at times to hold an intimate conversation. Go at non peak times to hold a conversation. Lastly, the cannoli were removed from the menu since we were last there 6 weeks ago. The manager told us that that he was “understaffed” and that making cannoli was time intensive was his excuse. We skipped dessert a a result. Our waiter said we were the 4th diners to tell him that already that day and it was only 6p.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The food is consistently delicious!

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Amanda
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food we’ve had in a long time. Hostess was amazing and so was the wait staff. Highly recommend

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JohnC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food awesome service from Allie. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ehhh not much more to say

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Anthony
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Just does not live up to the standards of the Mitchell restaurants.

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BradYouKnowBrad
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is good.
But the meatball is amazing!

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viptoothdr
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We were seated in a poor location, asked to be moved and was moved to a worse location. Waited 10 minutes for any server, no one came so we got up and left and went to another restaurant.
This is not the norm for a Cameron Mitchell restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and attentive. The food never disappoints. Always my stop for lasagna

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vipYummygirl
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jim took excellent care of us, as always. Food was prepared perfectly. We will be back!

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TedM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful dinner for seven at Marcella's. The server was first-rate. The food was excellent. And a great value. The place was busy, but not overly so. The activity added to the atmosphere.

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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 4.7 stars by 3289 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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