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Marcella's, Columbus, OH

Marcella's

4.7
4.7
4832 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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 (1/3 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 92 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 223-2100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Jacob Canary

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events during lunch hours. We will open for parties of 20 or more seven days a week & we offer multiple set menu options to cater to your needs! Please contact us at 614-223-2100 for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Annie Bowlin , General Manager: (614) 223-2100

  • Area

    Short North - Arena District

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Entertainment

    Book your bachelorette party at Marcella’s! Nestled in the Short North Arts District, and near the Arena District, Marcella’s is the perfect place to begin your bachelorette party night. Choose one of our special packages, or we’ll work with you to create the ultimate bridal party experience! Minimum of 10 guests per package. Call 614.223.2100 today and ask to speak with Dain Cooke. Congratulations on your engagement, and we hope to celebratewith you soon at Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar!

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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What 4,832 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Atmosphere and food were amazing.. service is average
  2. AS

    AmandaS

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was wonderful and are service was good; especially since it was so crowded. However, the music was way to loud - could barely hear ourselves speak
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice meal and drinks. We had not been there for years and had a lovely night. We were pleasantly surprised when we got our bill and things were half off due to happy hour. We will be back
  4. SR

    ScottR

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved it, everything delicious! We’ll be back!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Concert . Great food and service. Totally recommend
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, very nice atmosphere, good seating options (high-tops, regular tables, spacious bar) and the prices were pretty reasonable. I’d go back for sure.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mick, our server, was excellent! We had a fun time celebrating a birthday. Food and drinks were great!
  8. ME

    MakaylaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing waiter made sure we were all cared for gave amazing recommendations
  9. SG

    SameerG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mat was an amazing server; we will definitely be back soon
  10. C

    Colleen

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Bring back wine glasses please, who wants to sip wine from a jelly jar?
  11. KB

    KimberlyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food with great ambience and a local feel. Highly recommend!
  12. MS

    MatthewS

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting for the Ohio state Michigan game and going to Marcella’s has almost become a tradition. Service, food and atmosphere were all great.
  13. KJ

    KathleenJ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we visit Columbus we ensure we dine here. Never disappoints, especially the meatballs and chicken parm!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Veal meatball was out of this world!
  15. CS

    CharlesS

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and the food was delicious
  16. JF

    JamieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seating was tight but service was great. Also big fan of half price wine bottles
  17. MR

    MichaelR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a very nice meal. The restaurant was extremely busy yet the service was excellent. The pasta could have been hotter and even though it was half price wine night we were charged $30 for a $56 bottle of wine. Otherwise, I would highly recommend Marcella's.
  18. ZR

    ZachR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date. Food, music and overall ambiance is prefect.
  19. M

    Megan

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our food was excellent. Our server lacked personality. The restaurant was super loud.
  20. l

    lonniez

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The restaurant was extremely respectful and accomodating whenwe mad a last minute increase to our party. Our server was exceptional on a very busy night and our large party (10)
  21. LR

    LenaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service. Our waitress clearly could care less about helping us, didn't make good recommendations, messed up our order, we had ask another waiter for help. Hostess gave us hard time about where we wanted to sit and made it sound like she had nothing better to offer and that we can leave if we dont like it even though we had made our reservations one week earlier. Food was ok for the most part but it was hard to get over such a terrible service. We will look for another place next time we are in Columbus downtown. There plenty more restaurants to choose from.
  22. RH

    RebeccaH

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. The food is always delicious. The ambiance is relaxed and intimate.
  23. TM

    TigahMike

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had reservations and got seated right away. The veal meatball and wedding appetizers, and the veal piccata were hot and tasty. Didn’t get a chance to try the desserts, filled up on the appetizers and entree.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Best Gnocci bolognese I’ve had. Recommend
  25. KK

    KellyK

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED Marcella’s! This was my first time visiting and I had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is very cozy and intimate. Our server was incredibly nice and helpful. The food and drinks were also great! I got the fettuccine & meatball, which is a must!! If you do not like crowded dining or loud restaurants, this place most likely isn’t for you. I enjoyed this as part of the experience but others may not. 10/10 would recommend!!
  26. MW

    MarshaW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went in a Saturday night. It was packed, but service was very good and food was very good. It’s worth it just for the homemade cannolis!
  27. M

    Myers18

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yana was amazing. Absolutely cannot wait to return. We had happy hour. Then moved into dinner. All fantastic!
  28. L

    Lars

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maira did a great job taking care of us. Thank you!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing!
  30. A

    Amber

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent and a good sport. Everything was delicious.
  31. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and environment were all perfect. We had a great time and the food was outstanding.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meatballs get my rave review!
  33. SD

    ScottD

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at Marcella’s and will definitely be back. The food and service were outstanding.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time was had by all!!
  35. f

    foodie

    Phoenix

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Menu is diversified with many choices to choose from. However, our service was poor at best. Ordered bottle of wine with our appetizer, received appetizer cold and no wine. Placed dinner order and reminded waitress of wine. Dinner came, still no wine. Finally got wine after dinner arrived which had cooled down considerably. Would come for drinks again but probably not eat.
  36. ME

    MarkE

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This place is usually quite busy. Using Open Table allowed me walk in and have a seat (basically). The food is very traditional, and it's always delicious. Their "appetizer" meatball...is the size of a softball and is fantastic. My favorite is the Creste Arrabiata. Spicy, tasty and filling. Their Ceasar Salad is wonderful. They have anchovies (not the brown, salty, hairy ones in a can)...fresh ones and they are quite good as well. I have been coming here for years and intend to return every time I am in Columbus.
  37. R

    Reznik

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Presentation was beautiful, but quickly overpowered by the HAIR in my food. When brought to the cooking staff's attention, it was met with an "oh well" attitude. The dish was removed from the bill.
  38. DL

    DorinL

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious! Our only complaint was slow service.
  39. D

    Dntttt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Pretty good middle of the road Italian. The meatball was like a big lumpy meat bomb. The noise level is insane, then they play rock music on top of it. So not a great place if you’re planning to have a conversation.
  40. E

    Erica

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE!!!! Went here with my friends to celebrate my 23rd birthday! Some of them drove 2 hours to be with me. Our reservation was 20 minutes behind and not one waiter/waitress acknowledged my birthday reservation. Ordered a bottle of wine for the table. Every one of us is 21+ and we were denied because our IDs “looked fake”. They had no proper way of checking IDs and denied us based on the fact that we looked young. I’m always the first one to admit that I look very young for 23 but I can’t help that!!! both our waitress and the manager were extremely rude. My boyfriend is a police officer for heavens sake and even showed his officer ID. If you are going to deny REAL IDs then you need to have a proper way of checking them like a blue light or god forbid maybe ask me what my address, date of birth is, or ask to see my credit card to validate my name. Extremely Unprofessional and was HIGHLY offended and EMBARRASSED in front of the whole restaurant. At the end of the day it wasn’t even about the wine, it was the embarrassment that this manager and waitress caused for my friends and I. I could care less about the alcohol, it was how we were treated.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Marcella's using the Order Online button. Marcella's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 223-2100.

Marcella's is rated 4.7 stars by 4832 OpenTable diners.

Marcella's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 92 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Marcella's

615 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Additional information

  • Area

    Short North - Arena District

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive Chef

    Jacob Canary

  • Entertainment

    Book your bachelorette party at Marcella’s! Nestled in the Short North Arts District, and near the Arena District, Marcella’s is the perfect place to begin your bachelorette party night. Choose one of our special packages, or we’ll work with you to create the ultimate bridal party experience! Minimum of 10 guests per package. Call 614.223.2100 today and ask to speak with Dain Cooke. Congratulations on your engagement, and we hope to celebratewith you soon at Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar!

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

  • Phone number

    (614) 223-2100

  • Private party facilities

    We are available for private events during lunch hours. We will open for parties of 20 or more seven days a week & we offer multiple set menu options to cater to your needs! Please contact us at 614-223-2100 for more information!

  • Private party contact

    Annie Bowlin , General Manager: (614) 223-2100

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