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Pelino’s Pasta, Columbus, OH

Pelino’s Pasta

4.8
4.8
898 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–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
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Vinny Pelino
  • Neighborhood
    Columbus
  • Cross street
    Neil and King Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • May 3rd Pasta Making Class and Dinner

    $85.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 3, 2024 only
    Experience an interactive evening of pasta making and exquisite cuisine with our Executive Chef Vinny Pelino and Pastaio Angelo Pelino. Delve into the art of crafting your own pasta from scratch while savoring delectable selections from our menu. We're excited to provide two levels of pasta instruction tailored to your needs: one for beginners and another for those with previous class attendance or pasta-making experience. These classes are taught alongside one another so please make a note in your reservation so we may plan accordingly. **Please note that this dinner will be held at our new private event venue, located at 680 N Pearl St. in the Short North**
  • Six Course Abruzzo Dinner

    $85.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 4, 2024 only
    For our second stop in the "Tour of Italia" dinner series we are featuring the region of Abruzzo! This is the Pelino family home region. Differing from our typical dinners, this six course meal will not be paired with a specific winery. Having just returned from the Italian wine conference in Verona, where he met with over 30 wineries, Chef Vinny is excited to offer optional pairings that have been selected from our entire list. **Please note that this dinner will be held at our private event venue, located at 680 N Pearl St. in the Short North**
  • May 10th Mother's Day Pasta Class and Dinner

    $85.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 10, 2024 only
    Take Mom out for a fun, celebratory evening of pasta making and exquisite cuisine with our Executive Chef Vinny Pelino and Pastaio Angelo Pelino. Delve into the art of crafting your own pasta from scratch while savoring delectable selections from our menu. We're excited to provide two levels of pasta instruction tailored to your needs: one for beginners and another for those with previous class attendance or pasta-making experience. These classes are taught alongside one another so please make a note in your reservation so we may plan accordingly. **Please note that this dinner will be held at our new private event venue, located at 680 N Pearl St. in the Short North**

What 898 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbus

    Best Service

  • Columbus

    Great for fine wines

  • Columbus

    Italian

  • Columbus

    Best Service

  • Columbus

    Great for fine wines

  • Columbus

    Italian

898 Reviews
  1. AnthonyandAdena

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every bite was extremely tasty and thoughtful! You can definitely taste the love for their hobby for culinary art. The antipasto crudo while delicious was under sized in proportion to the tiramisu. I would suggest the 4 course unless you have had a late lunch. We will definitely return. I would love to see the pre dinner cocktails like are done in the pop ups! The window booth is amazing and the service stellar.

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  2. FelD

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé and I have dined at Pelino’s three times now and each time we have gone it has been an absolutely wonderful experience. Every server has been attentive and enthusiastic and appears to truly enjoy working there. We have decided that Pelino’s is now our go-to celebration spot!

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  3. Justin

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very high quality and the service was very knowledgeable and on point.

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  4. Chauna

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was in desperate need of pasta and this place hit the spot. It's a beautiful and intimate space, they is beautifully decorated. If you go I recommend sitting at the bar. I enjoyed watching my food be prepared. I originally chose this place because I wanted cacio e pepe but since it's a menu mainstay I decided to be adventurous and wasn't disappointed. We did the 3 course pre fixe and the portion sizes were perfect.

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  5. MeisterJ

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal as always!!! Cannot recommend enough!

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  6. Luca

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic italian food, hard to find something similar to this experience

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  7. Cheers

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We try not to miss a month of Pelino's because the menu changes and each new menu brings a new favorite! In March I loved the citrus salad with truffle honey to start and the Cappellacci con Agrui- a delicate stuffed pasta bathes in a citrus Beurre Blanc sauce- a real taste of spring. Though the menu changes, the level of service, quality of ingredients, and ambiance remain the same, month to month.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I want 1 million pieces of the bruschetta but the pasta courses were underwhelming and our least favorite. The cuore was great, cacio e Pepe was yummy, but the kale pesto was too much and the carbonara was al dente to the point of being basically raw.

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  9. JoshuaP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Love coming here, the sommelier is fantastic!

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  10. TerryC

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried the 3 course $49 choice. Appitti-Bruchetta- 2 tiny pieces with too much spice, pasta-Fettucine with anchovy-smallest portion of green pasta w/ minimal strips of anchovy, my wife’s scaviatelli carbonara was tough to chew, Dolci-blueberry panna cotta- decent. Wine selection was varied but a little expensive-$11 for Frutti. Service was a plus and ambience was loud as most Italian restaurants are. I have four other Italian restaurants I would rate ahead of Pelino’s

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  11. JoshH

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian cuisine. Knowledge and informative servers. Excellent restaurant

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the experience here everytime! Great service and great food!

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  13. BonnieW

    Columbus

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Food and service was wonderful! We will definitely return! Thanks.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Pelino’s! They have such a great authentic Italian menu that I have yet to find anywhere else in Columbus

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  15. TonyM

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was simply an amazing experience. With the Chef's Tour (seven courses), every plate was meticulously crafted, and it was even better when we added the wine pairings to each. The flavors were just incredible, making for a night to remember.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. KarenB

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had the 4 course meals. Everything was outstanding. We will be back!

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  17. ScottC

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is awesome!!! Very great service and the food is phenomenal❣️

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  18. GraceBK

    Chicago

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Between us, we sampled almost the entire menu and we were impressed with them all. The blueberry panna cotta and the carrots were exceptional but everything was truly delicious. We just felt some of the dishes were somewhat small. Maybe 3 stuffed pastas instead of 2 or a slightly bigger salad? Did we leave hungry? Absolutely not. Would we go back ? Definitely especially since they change the menu monthly. But with relatively expensive wines by the glass, this is not an inexpensive night out. So, value is average. 3 1/2 stars not 4 especially when there are not expensive proteins on the menu.

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  19. Happy

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to dine! We have been to Italy several times, and the food at Pelini’s makes you feel like you are back in Italy! Service is great!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food presentation and taste was great. Portions too small for the price

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  21. EmilyP

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was perfect for intimate birthday dinner with friends. Our waiter was soo nice and friendly. Food was delicious and my wine was paired perfectly . Can’t wait to come back.

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  22. JackieJ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and wonderful service. Will be back for sure!

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  23. KHarp

    Columbus

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall positive experience. Service was friendly and informative and answered all our questions although it felt very impersonal somehow still. The value is missing something for the price… obviously the quality and taste was fantastic. But the temperature of our food was a little disappointing and the portion sizes about 30% too small given the atmosphere and amenities for the prices. Good experience one time but likely won’t be back.

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  24. adam

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating here and it was great. It is quaint and I would definitely recommend reservations. Only recommendation for the restaurant would be valet parking as it did take some time to find a parking spot. Well worth the walk though.

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  25. StephanieP

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this meal was excellent. Highlights were the service, the wine list and pairings, and the desserts were perfection.

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  26. SamanthaV

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was absolutely amazing. The food is hands down the best Italian we have ever had.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit and sat at the bar. The restaurant is extremely cozy, warm and super fun. My wife got the 3-course and I got the 4-course, but we got different things and shared it all. We honestly didn’t have anything that wasn’t absolutely incredible. They mentioned that the menu changes monthly and that we were at the end of this menu, which made me sad (as we possibly can’t have these again) and excited (as we can come back and try all new things). The staff is extremely knowledgeable and very sweet. I have suggested to my wife that we come back monthly.

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  28. KellyD

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Spectacular food and wonderful service. Very loud on a Saturday night.

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  29. HowieW

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely fantastic! The servers are so knowledgeable and informative. We had the 4 course with wine pairing. Every item on the menu was explained fully as well as each wine. We were given a complimentary Prosecco toast to celebrate our anniversary which was very nice. The food was amazing and just the perfect amount. The only negative is the location and parking but the atmosphere was like sitting in a friends kitchen while her Italian grandma cooked. Chefs kiss 😚 Can’t wait to see what next months menu looks like!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Will definitely visit when we are back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative cooking, expert preparation, lovely people. I love this place! My only complaint is the wine list is a bit steep.

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  32. ColleenB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time dining here and it was just as phenomenal as the first time. The service is wonderful and the food is out of this world. We ended up seated next to the owner’s parents and got chatting with them, they seem like lovely people. We are both vegetarian, and they make it easy. Both times we went, the staff went out of their way to accommodate and explain their substitutions and make sure we still had a great experience. It is not a cheap dinner, but it’s well worth it for a special occasion.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Seated on time and service/food was outstanding.

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  34. DavidB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding food and excellent service. Cannot wait to go back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best group date spot in town, loved coming here with friends to try different wines and food. Our waited Emily was super knowledgeable and explained everything from food to wine with such passion that had us sold! Will definitely be back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find. A truly amazing dining experience.

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  37. RileyR

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was turned onto this place at the recommendation of a friend and it is absolutely one of my favorites now here in Columbus. Every single dish was extraordinary and the timing of the plates were perfect. The staff was very knowledgeable about every offering and can’t express enough how amazing the experience was.

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  38. RobertG

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was top notch. The staff was friendly and polite. The food was excellent and was of very high quality. A must eat for Italian lovers in Columbus.

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  39. AshleyS

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and wine were amazing!!! Only minor complaint was no liquor and it was a little bright in there. We will be back for sure.

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  40. AmyM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious and the wine pairings are superb! The atmosphere is warm and cozy - perfect for date night or a family dinner. The staff is extremely well versed in the menu and is always kind.

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FAQs

Pelino’s Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 898 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 18 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
    Tue–Thu 4:45 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:45 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Vinny Pelino
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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