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Martini Modern Italian

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445 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 (Vine)
614-224-8259
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Martini Modern Italian is a vibrant, high energy restaurant featuring...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service (and food)

Eaten here many times over the years and it is always good. We waited a while for a server so I checked with the hostess. She apologized profusely and we had two servers approach our table. They offered a complimentary appetizer and during dinner the manager insisted on treating us to dessert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
CARIBBEAN757
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Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Eaten here many times over the years and it is always good. We waited a while for a server so I checked with the hostess. She apologized profusely and we had two servers approach our table. They offered a complimentary appetizer and during dinner the manager insisted on treating us to dessert. They more than made up for the delay.... More 

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NW Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really nice place in downtown Columbus near the Convention Center. Drinks are pricey but very good. Food was well presented and excellent. We had the tuna and the scallops with the calamari as an appetizer. Nice atmosphere, attentive servers!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The scallops were fantastic as was the veal and spinach ravioli . Perfect downtown location and Cameron Mitchell restaurants never disappoint .

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Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The atmosphere is great and the service was very good too. Food was well intentioned and pretty good. Short rib was a bit mushy but still flavorful. My young daughter loved her Lasagna. Older daughter loved her artichoke chicken pasta but it seemed very saucy and rich to me. Waiter recommended Malbec at $42 was a great value and saved... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very loud environment, not conducive to a quiet, romantic dinner. We shared the calamari, which was over-breaded but the pepper medley that it was served with was a good combination. I had the lamb pappardelle which was rich and delicious but was way too salty. My husband had the new york strip which was prepared perfectly but the wine reduction... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Martini's is a nice restaurant located in the Short North. The food is good, specially the butternut squash tortellini. The main problem is that is really, really noisy, so if you are more than 2 people or going for a business dinner, which we often do, it is really hard to communicate.

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Gurnee, Illinois, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Want a fantastic 5-star dining experience in downtown Columbus? Look no further... you've found it. I'm a rather picky eater and a bit of a snob when it comes to fine dining and was totally blown away by Martini. I'm from Chicago and know food, especially good Italian food. This place not only had some of the best Italian I've... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

My kids both attend Ohio State and when we are in town, if possible, we make time to have dinner at Martini; it never disappoints. Reservations are a must. They have a great bar, great location, extensive wine list and some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten. This is a great place if you are out with... More 

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Avon Lake
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Decided on Martini for Saturday night dinner because it was literally 50 yards from the the Hilton we were staying at and because of the good reviews. We had an 8 o'clock reservation and the place was busy! Disappointed that they sat us at the back room which was not the vibe I was looking for. Our waiter came over... More 

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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

While on a recent business trip to Columbus, we had dinner at Martini Modern Italian via a recommendation by customers who also joined. The food was very good....the menu has a wide variety of dishes, each well prepared. The wine list and cocktails were also terrific and there is a full bar in the front where one can have a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 445 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
    (Vine)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-224-8259

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?