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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Columbus

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Columbus? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Mazza's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1241)
$30 and under
Italian
Columbus
About the restaurant
Our menu offers a homemade spin on old Italian classics, original family recipes, Pizza and features the Famous Mazza's Salad!

Bar/Lounge/Dining Room/Banquet Room/Catering/Curbside Carryout

Free Wifi
Top review
AlyG
Dined 5 days ago
Another excellent meal at Mazzas! Great food and service tonight-thanks Mazzas and Zach!
A photo of Marcella's - Short North restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5515)
$30 and under
Italian
Short North - Arena District
About the restaurant
Marcella’s is a bustling, urban burst of Italian flavor & energy. Marcella’s has a lively atmosphere – whether it be for sharing 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 (1/4 of the bottle), but don’t forget about the ample offerings of antipasti & pizza. Marcella’s brings an authentic Italian cafe to Columbus’ Short North Arts District.

Top review
SOCoppellvip
Dined 2 days ago
We had a wonderful meal at Marcella’s. Everything from the fresh sliced focaccia bread to the wine selection and entrees was excellent. Loved the Caesar salad with house-made croutons and the chicken Marsala was delicious. And the ricotta cheesecake for dessert was delicious as well. The ambiance was energetic and bustling. Definitely a great night out.
A photo of Vittoria restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3445)
$31 to $50
Italian
Powell
About the restaurant

Our Vision - to provide our guests with the most authentic Italian dining experience in central Ohio. We have taken beautiful European design and combined it with a traditional authentic and contemporary Italian menu. We combine old world flavors with modern influence to serve wonderful Italian Cuisine. Our culture is to spoil you just for walking through our doors. In this day and age you must give great Value to time! When you walk through our doors you are saying-you want to spend your time with us and that is the nicest compliment you can give us! Come in please let us spoil you!!!!!


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was awesome, great spot if you’re in the mood for italian food! The hosts were very welcoming and our server was wonderful and very attentive. Definitely coming back!
A photo of Pelino’s Pasta restaurant
4.7
4.7 (925)
$50 and over
Italian
Columbus
About the restaurant
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!
Top review
KateGvip
Dined 2 days ago
We had a fantastic experience at Pelinos. Great food and service. You will be impressed.
A photo of Six Hundred Downtown restaurant
4.7
4.7 (713)
$30 and under
Italian
Bellefontaine
About the restaurant
Six Hundred Downtown is a good old fashioned pizzeria, the way they used to be and they the way they were meant to be. We feel that pizza making is an art and we strive to create the best pizza we possibly can. We hand spin our pizzas the old fashioned way and we bake our pizzas in an old fashioned brick oven.
Top review
TracyG
Dined 4 days ago
We love Six-hundred! We are from about 45 minutes away so we only get to visit every now and then, but it is always well worth the trip! Excellent pizza, and the service is always really good.
A photo of Martini Modern Italian restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4817)
$31 to $50
Italian
Short North - Arena District
About the restaurant
Martini Modern Italian is a vibrant, high energy restaurant featuring timeless Italian techniques, innovative culinary presentations & progressive handcrafted cocktails, all in a sexy, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Located in the Short North Arts District across from the Convention Center, Martini is just minutes away from the Arena District & is open nightly for dinner.

Top review
DENISEDvip
Dined 6 days ago
Just Amazing place!!!!!!! Atmosphere, drinks and food are superb!!!!! This is a must stop when I am visiting Columbus!!!!
A photo of Cento – German Village restaurant
4.7
4.7 (642)
$31 to $50
Italian
German Village
About the restaurant
A tribute to our 100th restaurant opening, Cento is an authentic, chef-driven Italian oasis. Inspired by the intimacy & culinary creativity of the finest restaurants in Italy, Cento is a warm, welcoming, & enchanting addition to German Village. Cento is a place for the entire community – a new, timeless, everyday destination where Great People Deliver Genuine Hospitality.

Our Garden Terraza is now open and available daily, weather permitting, on a first come first serve basis. Reservations booked are for tables inside the restaurant and will only be seated on the terraza upon availability.

We accept reservations up to 60 days in advance. If you cannot make your scheduled reservation, we ask that you please cancel by 12PM the day of your reservation. Cancellations outside the allowed window will be charged $25/person. Walk-ins are welcome for bar top and patio seating on a first-come basis.

Valet offered daily starting at 5PM, $12 per car
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
SO DELICIOUS. Great atmosphere and wonderful wait staff. Would 10/10 recommend for a celebratory date night or upscale family dinner!
A photo of Z Cucina di Spirito - Columbus restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2390)
$30 and under
Italian
Grandview Heights
About the restaurant
Opening in the Fall of 2005, Z Cucina topped the list of new restaurants according to Columbus Monthly Magazine. Described as "unobtrusively chic", Z Cucina is a blend of traditional & modern Italian cuisine that also moves with ease into the realm of Mediterranean flavors. With an International Wine List married to the chef's cuisine, Z Cucina offers the rare experience of distinctive dining in a neighborhood setting.
Top review
RichardOwensvip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Z Cucina di Spirito in Columbus, OH is an absolute gem! From the moment I walked in, Rick and his staff made me feel incredibly welcome with their warm hospitality. The service was impeccable, and every dish I tried was extraordinary. The attention to detail in both the presentation and flavors was evident, making for a truly memorable dining experience. I highly recommend Z Cucina di Spirito for anyone looking to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine paired with top-notch service. I can’t to return in a volume of weeks with a small group of co-workers!
A photo of Marcella's Italian Kitchen - Polaris restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4178)
$30 and under
Italian
Polaris
About the restaurant
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.

Top review
RobynBvip
Dined 2 days ago
Love their pizzas and calamari as well as the melt-in-your-mouth meatball. All Cameron Mitchell restaurants are great with accommodating food allergies, which I appreciate greatly.
A photo of Giammarco's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1879)
$30 and under
Italian
Westerville
About the restaurant
If you want to taste the finest Italian cooking with authentic Italian flair, Giammarco’s is the place to be. Voted the number one spaghetti and lasagna by the Columbus Dispatch, Giammarco’s offers freshly prepared dishes made to order. We use the finest and freshest available ingredients and our age-old family recipes. Relax and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine or beer while we hand roll your pizza or stromboli or individually sauté your specialty entree. Our goal is to create a delicious and memorable dining experience that will keep you coming back again and again…bon appetito and enjoy!
Top review
Savorist
Dined 2 days ago
Our service was excellent! Everyone selected something different and each of us enjoyed our meals. My spinach Stromboli was amazing! The restaurant was quite busy with an active patio scene in spite of the high heat and humidity.
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