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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%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (80 reviews)
“pizza” (60 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
615 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215-2024
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Reviewed yesterday

Okay, this place used to be my favorite restaurant in Columbus a long time ago. Then it really went downhill and had inconsistent quality. When a restaurant has been so good in the past and went downhill, you really do want to give them one...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely, cozy ambience and friendly, attentive service. We walked (easily) from nearby convention center hotels to Marcella's. Our server said they were known for their veal meatballs, so we had the Fettuccine with Alfredo sauce, Marinara, and torn bread crumbs as a bed under a...More

Thank Lori P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious antipasto, especially the mushrooms and cauliflower Had amazing chicken picatta Cannelloni though were really not the best I definitely recommend but not as a romantic place as it is pretty loud

Thank sbwb9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used valet parking which helped with the busy downtown traffic and lack of parking. We were a little jammed in at a table for four, with our chairs touching the chairs of the tables around us so it was cramped. But from the appetizers...More

Thank dootsiehc
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you dootsiehc for your kind review! We are happy to read that your meals and service were both enjoyable and look forward to seeing you at Marcella's again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marcella's has some great deals at Happy Hour. They have Half priced pizza and appetizers. For those prices you can't go wrong. Only problem is when getting these for half price you don't want to pay full price at another time!

Thank Timothy H
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you Timothy H for your kind review! We are glad to read that you are a raving fan of our happy hour and hope to see you at Marcella's again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Marcella's is in a prime location and the atmosphere is great! The menu has a variety of options and they cater to vegetarians. The only reason why I gave it a rating of 4 instead of 5 is the lighting is too dark to read...More

Thank Terri J
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you Terri J for your kind review! We are happy to read any recommendations from our raving fans and have taken your thoughts into account. Hope to see you back at Marcella's again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Sonya - we are so glad you enjoyed visiting Marcella's!

Reviewed 16 June 2017

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 13 June 2017 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 13 June 2017

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 4 weeks 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

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Questions & Answers
4 November 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.
18 October 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
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
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
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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