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Martini Modern Italian

445 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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Ranked #6 of 1,944 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $35
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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90% Recommend
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I was a bit concerned about the service before the Bruce Springsteen concert on a Tuesday night given the comments I had read on this site. My concern was unnecessary. We had reservations for 4 @ 6pm and had awesome service from Angie, had the Chicken Parm (X3) with the prawns appetizer. The food was hot and excellent and we... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. Every time I travel to Columbus eating here is a must! My usual is the beef carpaccio. AMAZING. Another fav is the citrus tarragon cocktail ~ perfection in a glass. The bread is out of this world. Tonight I tried the tenderloin - another amazing dish. The only thing better... More

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Almost Heaven
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The food here is dee-lish! Just wish it would have been open for lunch so we could have gone twice!! You HAVE to get the Mozzarella appetizer which is like caprese and is super tasty. Overall, it's a bit expensive, but worth it! Give it a try!

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St. George, Utah
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I couldn't believe how good most of their food was. Their butter nut squash pasta was to DIE FOR! So great. Then I had the worst Chicken parmesan I have ever had. Before you write them off, hear how they treated my suggestions. First off I am an avid chicken parmesan guy. I get it everywhere I go. Their chicken... More

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Huntsville, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The short version is simply try the Short North Tea! The long version is we love this place because it has a decent enough wine selection we can usually find some very good Italian Barolos to drink up with our meal. And yes, we have been to the Barolo wine region of northern Italy. We enjoy the atmosphere here more... More

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had reservations with 5 other couples...everyone loved their meal as well as the atmosphere. My husband and I had the panzanella salad and chicken carbonara and absolutely loved it. The grapefruit gimlet cocktail was wonderful as well. This was our third time here. It is our favorite restaurant in Columbus and we look forward to going back!

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Missouri City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The restaurant serves lovely Italian food. The starter was pretty good with asparagus and calamari. The calamari was crisp and tender. The salad was an interesting mix of beets and pistachios. It was sweet with a generous dressing of tasty goat cheese and undeniably delicious. The veal entree was outstanding with sauteed veal in a tasty sauce with arugula. The... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Our group was a restaurant's worst nightmare. Saturday night out of towners ranging in age from 15 to 87 with food tastes just as broad. Then to really annoy them we were running late and were in a hurry! We made it 15 minutes late and were seated promptly. I believe our server was named Kyle. He was terrific, he... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Work takes me to many places around the world, yet I have never been (until recently) to Ohio. So, I heard some derogatory comments from various people (most of them traveling Americans) and I didn't have high expectations. My first visit to Columbus Ohio was 1.5 years ago - I stayed at the newly opened Hilton, which is two doors... More

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Heard about this place from several people and decided to try it with my boyfriend. We went on a Friday night around 9 for dinner and were seated right away. We got a bottle of wine, bruchetta and pasta. The basil to dip the bread was amazing. All the dishes are brought out in their pans/skillets and then poured onto... More

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