Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris

4.6
2683 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service!

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Columbus
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect and we would definitely come back. The food was amazing!!!!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great and very attentive and the food was delicious!!! My fav place

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LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service on the patio was terrific while we waited for the table to be prepped inside. Table still took much longer to be ready for our party even though the restaurant was largely empty at this time of day (2:45pm). Once inside, service by the server was okay. We had to ask for his name as he didn't introduce himself and he was a bit slow to turn things around. He seemed a bit disorganized and couldn't remember who he had collected orders from versus those he had not. Two orders (out of 10) were incorrect, but this was remedied. Food is always excellent and attention to detail with food allergies is greatly appreciated.

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LW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’m never disappointed on the flavor of anything we order.

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JL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Kind and good waiter but unfortunately meal was quite terrible. Perhaps it was bad luck on our site.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great food. Great experience.

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Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with friends and family. We were celebrating Mother's Day and everything was delicious!

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RB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server Nickie was very good. She was pleasant and very helpful. She made sure to note my gluten issues, and made sure we were aware of the chef's willingness to alter any meal to our liking.
The restaurant was packed due to it being Mother's Day, so the noise was expected.
The food was delivered fairly quick after we had ordered, but that was the only issue....I felt like my meal must have been spilled back in the kitchen, because I received what looked like an appetizer portion of my main entree. It literally looked like a kids meal compared to my son's spaghetti and meatballs. I was done eating in 5 minutes..and I am a slow eater! For the cost...pretty shady in my opinion.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is excellent. I appreciate the gluten free menu and the attention to detail even with our children!

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I already have recommended to friends. Food was delish and our server was AMAZING! I had a most enjoyable mothers day early dinner there. Thank you, we will be back.

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Columbus
75 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s a tough day to be picky...it’s Mother’s Day and the store was absolutely packed! Truly swamped. With that said, everything was “very good” but maybe short of outstanding. Except for our server who handled the packed confines and large table of seven incredibly well! She was fantastic. Prices are a bit expensive feeling for what you get. My chicken Parma was large, but room temp, and just very good...not excellent. Dessert was excellent, too.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great. Relaxed, casual atmosphere. Got promptly seated and service was quick. Good for families.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was good!!!

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m
Columbus
32 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought Kat did a great job. We enjoyed our lunch very much.

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KM
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Have not been to Marcella’s in a while. The food seems to have changed and lost its subtlety. An ok experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

While I appreciate how busy the restaurant was this day, my party was disappointed again with the quality of the food and drop off of service when the food finally arrived. The food was barely warm and the Alfredo sauce was nearly non-existent on dishes we had ordered many times before. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants but it has gone downhill lately and I doubt we will go back. Too many other great choices out there!

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KD
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcello's was very great choice for our group of 7 after graduation. Thanks for a wonderful meal!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation from OSU with my doctorate! I recently attended a talk and Cameron Mitchell was referenced for his leadership style which results in excellent customer service. We were not disappointed as our server was attentive and he personalized our experience (asked about where I worked when he saw my jacket). The food was excellent and my kids had a good first time experience at Marcella’s! Thanks.

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VG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's very rare to come across a restaurant that basically says 'yes' to any of your dietary needs. My mom has to eat gluten free and I am a vegan. Our waitress was extremely helpful and said that the kitchen could do anything within our dietary restrictions with the existing ingredients. I really appreciated that the chef understands that and was able to create delicious meals and that everything was prepared to order. Great service.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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LH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Great server - Lex was very patient as we just socialized instead of looking at our menus and ordering. Food was very ho hum.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The Marcella’s on High Street is superior to this locale in every way, specially menu options. This was not a bad experience but did meet our expectations based on our experience at Marcella’s on High Street.

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food portions were small is really the only negative thing I could say.

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Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a business group to dinner here and the food and service were excellent. It's noisy, but lots of fun!

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MN
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible as always and the service impressive. I tried the salmon and a half Sunday salad. It’s my new favorite! Our 5 year old loves Marcella’s too.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent dinner, and we enjoyed sitting next to an open window on a pleasant evening. The restaurant wasn't busy, so we took our time, but had to hunt for our waiter to bring a check when it was time to go. Overall, I highly recommend this place.

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Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, nothing spectacular. I didn't like the cannolis. They also serviced macshiato, hot in stemed glasses, so the girls' couldn't drink it, because it was too hot to pick up.

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Columbus
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location for a low key dinner meeting.

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J
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ravioli should be in red sause also. Had both and liked red better.

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M
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frequent visitor to this restaurant. Fantastic happy hour with super cocktails and a great selection of food.

Though it’s not part of the happy hour pricing, The Parmesan braised onions are really yummy. It’s kinda like French onion soup without the meddlesome broth.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there during happy hour and set out on the patio. Will you picked one of their special tea cocktails and they were outstanding. The server was excellent he quickly came to our table to take our order. After we ordered he was also very attentive. I will definitely go back again.

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KE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted at the door seated immediately, waiter was pleasant and very accommodating, food was presentation very good and at correct temperature. atmosphere was lively. Great over all.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food came out quickly, great service, adults and kids were happy. This is always a winner for my family.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was good was always. Usually we do not have an issue but this time, four of us were seated at a small table. This was made worse by the huge menus that take up a lot of room and make it difficult to make room for your dinnerware or bread starter. On top of that, no one bussed our table as we finished our appetizers or meal so we had to bus our own table as it was too small for the excessive amount of plated. Our server was Tommy.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, excellent food, great service and the best dirty martinis!!

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many gluten free options and BREAD!! Great service.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Marcella’s has a great gluten-free menu which is very important as we have two celiac children! Our entire meal was gf down to the bread appetizer! Salads, pizza, pasta dishes! Awesome! Thank you!

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JC
Columbus
70 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time we've been, but wasn't nearly as good as first time. Still very good food, pricy. Expensive signature cocktails that are just OK. Service was so-so. Desserts the same. I'll go back for tie breaker,

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