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Martini Modern Italian

445 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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Ranked #5 of 1,971 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $35
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Vine
Description: 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.
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92% Recommend
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My fiance and I had our first dinner as engaged couple here. It is a very crowded restaurant in one of the streets of downtown. You need to either park your car in parking spots around the restaurant or valet it. We parked after 7pm on the ground parking for 8$ but the valet parking was $8 too. Valet was... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Good cocktails! We went their for a friend's "adult" wedding shower - the kind where you do more than get wasted ;)! Good ambience for great conversations with girlfriends, great drinks, sat near the windows - very pleasant! Not many veggie options but still good for happy hour!

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Milan, Tennessee
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I chose this restaurant because of ranking and proximity to Hyatt Regency. I wanted a nice place to take my bride on our 43rd anniversary. We were not disappointed!! Our waiter, Michael, was great, and the food was excellent!! So very glad we celebrated here! Thanks to the staff that made our dinner so very memorable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visited during restaurant week. This allowed us to sample more dishes at a very reasonable price. The homemade mozzarella & the penny a la vodka were amazing. The pasta is homemade & each dish was presented beautifully. We had the chocolate bread pudding for desert. Highly recommended... Try it.

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Washington state
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Try their signature pineapple vodka on the rocks while you wait for your table. The service is consistently outstanding and their willingness to accommodate special requests is wonderful. But the food is amazing! See if they still have 1/2 price wine on Mondays!

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fantastic restaurant from the food to the service ( Michael) would love to be able to dine there every week.

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Columbus , Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Busy arena/convention area Italian bistro serves up a great beef tenderloin. Chicken picatta was ok, but a little overcooked. Red sauce is so reduced that it was too paste-like, but had an authentic flavor. Service is slow, so don't expect to get out of here quickly on a busy night. Servers are very knowledgeable, so if you have a question...ask.... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a group of 3 adults and we all enjoyed this place very much. The server was friendly and knowledgable . Everything was made fresh to order and so there were no problems with adding to your meal or changing it in any way. The portion size was a good amount. We left full without having dessert. Definitely go... More

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Columbus, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've been to Martini twice - once with co workers and once with my husband. Both times the food has been very good. The first time I ordered the special which was salmon and risotto. The portion size was generous and it had a nice flavor. The salmon tasted fresh and the risotto was perfectly cooked. The second time I... More

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Dover, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Martini's has only one word to describe its food and services-"Outstanding" . The steaks and the seafood definitely are the best we have ever had!

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