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Pelino’s Pasta

4.7
4.7
353 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Chef Vinny Pelino serves up authentic, handmade pasta dishes using local, organic, and imported Italian ingredients. You won't want to miss our fresh pasta, including our famous Cacio e Pepe served tableside in a 60lb wheel of Pecorino Romano DOP cheese! With a monthly changing chef’s tasting menu, there is always something new to enjoy!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 849-6966

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vinny Pelino

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Cross street

    Neil and King Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pasta Class

    $85.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 12, 2022 only
    Join us for a fun filled evening as Chef Vinny helps you create your own pasta! Enjoy a fantastic dinner with wine available for purchase during this private event.
  • Four Course Wine Dinner

    $85.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 16, 2022 only
    Join us for a Four Course Wine Dinner! This special evening features wines from the Guisti family winery in Venice and is perfectly paired with a beautiful menu of traditional Italian fare created by Chef Vinny Pelino. Enjoy unique stories about each wine from our fabulous wine importer, Jon Offredo, as he captures your attention with humor and interesting wine notes. Due to the limited seating, non-refundable payment is due at the time of booking.
  • Four Course Wine Dinner

    $85.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Sep 20, 2022 only
    Join us for a Four Course Wine Dinner - featuring Linda Paci of Usiglian di Vescovo winery. Linda is flying into the United States and will be in Columbus for this special wine dinner. Guests at this event will be the first to receive a pour of these wines! Enjoy unique stories about each wine from Linda and our fabulous wine importer, Jon Offredo, as he captures your attention with humor and interesting wine notes. This special evening features wines perfectly paired with a beautiful menu of traditional Italian fare created by Chef Vinny Pelino. Due to the limited seating, a non-refundable payment is due at the time of booking.

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What 353 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. JC

    JenniferC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal! Every single course was great and good wine
  2. V

    Vino

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall great experience as always. Our favorite Italian in Columbus. This time all four of our pastas were not hot when served. We will chalk it up to an off night and try again.
  3. TD

    TomD

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Best Italian food in columbus
  4. JS

    JayS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Pelino‘s pasta did not disappoint! The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful everyone is so friendly! What a delight to be somewhere where they actually want to serve you. The owner Christina and the hostess Mary came over to our table a couple of times to talk to us it was very nice hearing her story of how the restaurant got started. We did the four course and I’m glad we did because everything was so delicious and freshly made. Will definitely be going back again! Thank you Pelino’s pasta for making our anniversary special.❤️
  5. JP

    JacobP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pelino’s is hands down my favorite restaurant in Columbus. Deeply enjoyed our meal here. My wife and I celebrated 3 years of marriage with dinner at Pelino’s and it couldn’t have been better. Service is best-in-class. They started us off with complimentary bubbles. The server runs through the small & monthly rotating menu with you, dish by dish, which makes an otherwise intimidating menu accessible and easy to understand. Every dish we had was delicious and creative. The wine was excellent and nothing beats the vibe of a small, intimate & family owned restaurant. If you haven’t dined at Pelino’s yet, go.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic authentic food with Great service from wonderful people.
  7. EW

    EatWellEnjoyLife

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience felt like being at a friend’s home for a wonderful dinner party. Very welcoming staff.
  8. L

    Laura

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience!
  9. MJ

    MeisterJ

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. So many flavors. Such a wonderful staff. Cannot recommend enough!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    You can not miss the stuffed pastas at Pelinos! The lamb with pecorino and the goat cheese with hazelnuts were truly amazing - two of the best bites I’ve had in Columbus. The cacio e Pepe was only okay… Didn’t come out super hot and was a little overdone and mushy. Dessert and first course were great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Italy several times. This was such an amazing experience. The food was absolutely delicious and reminded me of my experience in Italy. Our server Preston went above and beyond and knew every dish on the menu. Can’t wait to go back!!
  12. CS

    ColleenS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I appreciate the straight forward menu that offer the best for the season. The staff is knowledgeable and encourage diners to get to know the menu by offering a menu tour. The food is delightful, I love the chew of the fresh pasta and the sauce is always delightful. Ask for a side of the focaccia, you will want to be sure to get every last bit of sauce! A must try in Columbus!
  13. SM

    SpiffyMe

    Columbus

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only the second time I have been but definitely coming back. The dishes are smaller, but you can taste the quality and I adore the al dente pasta.
  14. EG

    ErinG

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited to meet up with friends. The service was impeccable and the food was on par with that. Several of us ordered the 4 course and were disappointed in the portion of the 4th course but the quality and taste more than made up for the portion. Would highly recommend for any special events or dates. A true gem for Columbus! I look forward to our next visit.
  15. MH

    MichelleH

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect and easily one of the top five restaurants in Columbus. Everything completely on point. This is my daughter‘s absolute favorite restaurant and so glad we were able to get in and try the June menu on the first day. The entire evening, meal and experience was flawless!
  16. AD

    AndyD

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, well-thought menu, using fresh ingredients! Mostly made from scratch items using the best quality ingredients. It is nice to have a restaurant that offers authentic pastas and flavors. The service, ambiance, and drink menu matched food quality. The owner/chef came to our table and was down-to-earth and genuine. I’d give this place 6 stars if I could!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Benny our server was awesome. Food is excellent
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great spot, just wasn't blown away by the food at that price. Service however was incredible
  19. AD

    AndrewD

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food service and people
  20. K

    Kaleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply a must-try dining experience. Worth the splurge. The owners truly put a lot of care and attention to every detail, and the food was absolutely outstanding! Cannot wait to go back.
  21. I

    Isabel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Would recommend to anyone and everyone!
  22. PS

    PattyS

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for the first time last night. Made another reservation before leaving. Food was delicious. Service was excellent.
  23. DL

    DavidL

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been at this restaurant several times over last few months and it has become my favorite Italian restaurant. Highly recommend
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Food, Amazing Staff!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    The pasta was not good. Antipasto and desert were good. Too expensive for a bad meal.
  26. i

    ievelyn

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible homemade dishes that change every week. Great atmosphere and affordable experience paying for 3 or 4 courses. Appropriate portion sizes. Highly recommend!
  27. C

    Carl

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Pelino’s Pasta  came highly recommended by several friends. We were so excited to try  finally were able and set up a  night with another couple. Very fine service ( I can not stress that enough) and a nice wine selection.Two of us had absolutely great meals while two of us did not . Those that did not enjoy their main course thought the pasta  was lukewarm and chewy. Two of us who enjoyed the entire meal thought our main course was excellent and only wished there was more of it. The desserts were definitely amazing! Our server was super personable and knowledgeable and you can tell the people there really care about the restaurant. Overall a pleasant evening. We will likely go back to visit again.
  28. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. We enjoyed the ambience, casual yet the food feels upscale. Would definitely recommend.
  29. TS

    TheSausage

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italain I've had in Columbus by far. Great service, ambiance, and authentic food. The Tiramasu is life changing.
  30. RF

    RobertF

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Pasta dishes with many ingredients flown in from Italy and assembled into more than the sum of their parts in -house. Check. Well-curated wine list. Check. Attentive, fun and knowledgable staff. Check. This is my favorite pasta in town. The menu changes monthly with a couple stand-bys that have been on the menu each of the four time that I have visited. My practice is to dine with 3 to 5 of my closest friends and order the entire menu (one 4 course selection per person) and share. The staff has been happy to help us make it so and are thrilled that we are sharing. There is always more than enough food, but I never feel over-stuffed when I am leaving. Shout out to servers Emily and Preston and the owners for making my evenings there so perfect! I can't wait to see the June menu.
  31. CH

    CorrieH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience! Our waitress made excellent suggestions for wine pairings. We did the 4 course and it was fantastic, the main course was a bit of a let down compared to the others (still really good, just high bar), but dessert more than made up for it!! Perfect sized portions!! we left satisfied, but not overly full. Only piece of feedback would be to space out the courses a bit. We received our second glass of wine after the second course, as it arrived so quickly.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A dining experience Columbus needed!
  33. CH

    ChrisH

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and a very knowledgeable staff. Super unique italian pastas/dishes with ingredients you wont find anywhere else in Columbus. Cost matches the taste/quality.
  34. K

    Kaitlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We felt so cared for by Benny and the team at Pelino’s! The food was exceptional, and we felt like part of the family.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Most of the food was kind of bland , beautiful presentation though. Great cocktails. Small portions. Every single dessert was absolutely amazing though. Prix Fixe only menu is silly
  36. S

    Sean

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and experience from start to finish. Could not recommend it any more highly!
  37. V

    Vino

    Columbus

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite Italian restaurant!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Food was extremely authentic. Service was top notch. Chef came to us and explained all the dishes. So kind and hospitable!
  39. JJ

    JeremyJ

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time going to Pelino's and enjoyed it just as much. Great food and presentation. Added bonus that the menu changes monthly. We were greeted by the executive chef and had a great discussion about how they view their recipes.
  40. TD

    TimothyD

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a stunning meal - every ingredient either local / organic, or imported from Italy, and each dish carefully envisioned and prepared. The waitstaff (including both owners) were knowledgeable and friendly, and loved to talk about the food and wines. This was an excellent choice for one of the Best New Restaurants in Columbus this year, and we will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pelino’s Pasta is rated 4.7 stars by 353 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pelino’s Pasta

245 King Ave Columbus, OH 43201

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Neil and King Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Columbus

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vinny Pelino

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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