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615 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2024
+1 614-223-2100
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (78 reviews)
“pizza” (58 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
615 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2024
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Reviewed yesterday

The restaurant was beautifully done and comfortable. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. The food was absolutely wonderful. My husband had the "crispy potato" pizza which was awesome. I had the spaghetti and meatballs and it was wonderful - the sauce was rich and...More

Thank Sonya T
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the edge of Short North, a couple of blocks from the Convention center. We are there yearly for a trade show & never miss it. This is not a fine dining restaurant--everyone welcome, and service is more like a pub. The best meatball (veal)...More

Thank laurelm668
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review laurelm668, we are honored that Marcella's is always a stop on your visits to Columbus!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my my...in town for a convention and didn't know what we wanted for dinner...can you say Home Run!!! We were able to get in without a wait...score one!!! The menu was fun, the place was hopping. We started out sharing the Parmesan Crusted onion...Score...More

Thank chickadee353
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review, we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is flavorful and consistent. Pizzas and pastas are shareable, and they will split your salad and entree for you. It is fine for younger people, loud, crowded, dark. But way to dark for elderly, or even me. I am 55, and had...More

Thank marty s
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review Marty, we apologize you did not have a 5-star experience at Marcella's. We have shared this information with our management team, however if you would like to share any additional information with our Guest Services team please feel free to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Columbus last month on business, this is one of my favorite restaurants to go to. The food is excellent with excellent choices. The spaghetti with clams was excellent, the burrata appetizer succulent, the platter of salume (sliced cold meats) delicious, the gnocchi in a...More

Thank HometownChef
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you HometownChef - we're so glad you enjoyed Marcella's! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Italian food within walking distance of the convention center hotels. Our waiter was attentive and helpful with suggestions since we were first timers. The meatball (8 oz) was delicious!! The wine list offers many choices. It was a busy night, which made it a...More

Thank TravelingFromOhio
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you TravelingFromOhio - we appreciate the kind words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had excellent food and it was a great price. Friendly and attentive staff. Thanks for making our date night lovely!

Thank Elizabeth W
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Elizabeth W - we're so glad you enjoyed your date night at Marcella's! Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding Italian food in a fun environment situated in downtown Columbus just across from the Columbus Convention Center and south of the Shirt North. A menu that has a great variety of entrees, but I would recommend the Italian dishes. A dedicated wait staff who...More

Thank williammZ222ZR
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you at Marcella's again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this place was warm and inviting. The service was great and attentive. The cheese in the skillet with the bread was to die for. Everything on the menu sounded good and from what we tried, nothing was bad. If you are in the...More

Thank marasomerson
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you marasomerson - we are so glad you enjoyed your experience at Marcella's we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a marvelous Gluten Free meal! Chicken Piccata! I almost cried.. we were visiting on business from San Francisco, puts our Gluten Free options to shame!

Thank Mimi C
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Mimi C - we take great pride in our ability to accommodate our Guests dietary needs and are so glad you enjoyed our gluten-free friendly offerings. We hope to see you at Marcella's again during your next visit to Columbus!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a parking lot or where do you recommend that I park. I have a Saturday reservation.
November 4, 2016|
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Response from majortravelfan | Reviewed this property |
Great question...there are no real lots close by, but if you go one block behind the restaurant, there are meters and some open spaces by the apartments.
What are the Gluten free options?
October 17, 2016|
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Response from Roger C | Reviewed this property |
All of their pizza doughs and penne pastas are gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2024
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-223-2100
  • E-mail
Fall in love with your food. Good friends, good food, love of family, and a place where it all comes together. That's Marcella's, a bustling Italian cafe where you can forget your worries, live in the moment, and appreciate the quality of everything life has to offer. The food is real Italian - simple and uncomplicated. The atmosphere is welcoming and the hospitality genuine. And here, you'll find great wines and handcrafted cocktails that will perfectly complement both your love of food and your love of life!
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