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615 North High Stret, Columbus, OH 43215
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Ranked #29 of 1,971 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $50
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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188 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner and a few drinks with friends and would definitely go back. The waiter brought me a different drink when he found out that I didn't care for the one I had ordered. Very friendly staff.

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Lakewood, Ohio
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Marcella's, for being a small-chain Italian restaurant, has some fairly inventive and interesting menu choices, and some daily specials that are worth the experiment. The appetizers are usually very good, the veal meatball served in a cast-iron pot is utterly fantastic, and several entrees are what I what rate as top notch. Salads are fresh, sizable and accented nicely, and... More

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North Canton, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Went to Marchella's for dinner. It was incredible! I high suggest reservations because on a busy Friday night... you're going to want them. The service was great, helpful and friendly. Marchella's didn't serve the run of the mill Italian food. It truly was one of the best meals I've had in a very long time... especially the cream Italian salad... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I'm shocked I am writing about a meatball being amazing, but I am! If you even remotely enjoy meatballs, check this place out. Located downtown this is a great place for pleasure and business dinners. The service is very good and the food (at least the Braised veal meatball) is to die for, a must try. The bread they serve... More

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Whitby, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I recently enjoyed a great evening at Marcella's. Everything was perfect...I highly recommend visiting them when you're in the Short North area of Columbus.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While on a business trip to Columbus, I took advice from a local and drove downtown to eat at Marcella's. The food tasted authentic. The waiter recommended the braised meatball and the gnocchi bolognese. Both were excellent and reasonably priced.

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Berkley, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I am in no way a foodie. The wife and I stopped in, sat in the front by the open big window. (Cool idea!) I ordered two appetizers. The first was prosciutto and cantaloupe. I wish I was a better writer to be able to describe how fresh everything was. The combinations of the salty and sweet flavors was incredible!... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been to Marcella's at least 5 times every time we are in Columbus. It is conveniently near the convention center and most hotels in Downtown. All the servers are fun and informative about the menu. The only bad dish in this restaurant to me, ironically, is their famous meatball. I've had several other large meatballs before and I... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

When I first contacted the restaurant for a reservation, we were a large party and they could not seat us at the time we wanted unless we split up. I said that was OK, but if something changes please let me know. Well, the morning of our reservation Alex called me very nicely to let me know they could seat... More

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I visit Restaurants based on their reviews, that being said I wasn't sure what to expect after reading the "busted" review. My Wife and I visited the restaurant on a busy night and were delighted with the service we received that evening. The food was amazing and the wine selections were spot on. The atmosphere is an authentic Italian feel... More

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