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Marcella's

615 North High Stret, Columbus, OH 43215
614-223-2100
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Ranked #29 of 1,967 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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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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Chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been craving delicious and well prepared food and this place was just perfect! This was my second visit and it definitely raised the bar with the risotto with shrimp and artichokes that was offered as a special that day. Absolutely to die for! It should be in the menu! I have also had the calamari with zucchini as... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

BUSTED! Be a wine expert or be careful if you're ordering wine by the bottle at Marcella's in Columbus, OH. Their "service style," if you can call it that, is to open wine ordered by bottle at the bar and to not offer guests a taste before dumping it into a carafe at the table. Clearly, unsuspecting customers are victims... More

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Have eaten numerous times at Marcella's and it is one of our favorites. The cured meats and cheeses for an appetizer is great. Pizza's excellent, pasta, risotto, fish and outstanding. My favorite is the grapefruit basil martini!! I'm still trying to perfect this at home.

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