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Martini Modern Italian

445 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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Ranked #4 of 1,963 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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92% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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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Boca Raton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Love this place ! Love the modern upbeat atmosphere with a great bar. I can't say enough great things about this place. We ordered a mozzeralla app that is out of this world. It came warm with side of pesto & bread. Amazing ! Salads were big enough to share. Ordered butternut squash tortelloni for dinner. This was delicious. I... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and I visited Martini for our "ahem"-th wedding anniversary. We shared calamari as an appetizer and were taken back to the time when we first loved the dish - light and crispy (NOT rubbery at all!) with delicate flavor and an awesome aioli; too many restaurants these days just cannot do it right, especially in the Columbus area.... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Super waiter.HIGH quality food. We've been to Italy 4 x, major US cities, so we have a good idea of GREAT food, and this is it!

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