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Last night Jon and I, along with Jake, Alex and our friend Drew, went to Marcella’s in the Short North for happy hour! Marcella’s is a pizzeria and wine bar with two Columbus locations, Short North and Polaris. Happy hour runs Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and features half price pizzas, salads, appetizers and wines.

Marcella’s is a Cameron-Mitchell restaurant specializing in Italian dishes. The menu has a huge selection of delicious, traditional pasta dinners, wood-fired pizzas and small plates you can share, such as cheese and cured meats. Marcella’s menu also includes over 50 Italian wines that complement all of their dishes.

The restaurant’s atmosphere is very stylish and energetic. Marcella’s design mimics that of a Italian bistro, where friends and family gather to enjoy life. From the rustic, hard wood floors and exposed brick walls (Short North location), to the open kitchen area, Marcella’s feels very old-world and intimate, yet vibrant and lively.

Marcella’s happy hour (Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00 p.m.) menu is awesome! Pizzas, salads, appetizers and wines/cocktails are all HALF PRICE!! Jon and I each got the apple salad and split the margarita D.O.C. pizza with whole wheat dough. The salad was a combination of mixed greens, thinly sliced granny smith apples, walnuts, red grapes and Gorgonzola cheese all tossed in a sherry vinaigrette. Very flavorful and fresh! As for the wood-fired pizza, it was absolutely amazing!! Loaded with juicy tomatoes, soft Mozzarella cheese and basil, the pizza was perfection!

With delicious Italian food, prompt and helpful servers, bustling atmosphere and lively environment, Marcella’s is a little piece of Italy right here in Columbus. Not to mention half-price happy hour deals that are fantastic! I highly recommend a visit to Marcella’s for authentic Italian dishes you can share with friends and family.