Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Address: 1801 Central St.
Hours: Open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 4 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 10 p.m.
LoHi lands a new Italian restaurant with the opening of Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar.
The 152-seat restaurant features room for another 40 on the patio. Customers can receive a voucher for free valet parking starting at 5 p.m. or pay $7 without validation.
The restaurant gets its name from a house manager and cook at a villa in Tuscany, Italy, that founder Cameron Mitchell visited with his family.
Executive chef Jacob Glowacki worked at several Cameron Mitchell Restaurants including Cap City Fine Diner & Bar in Gahanna, Ohio, and Marcella’s Polaris and Marcella’s Short North, all located in Columbus, Ohio. The menu features dishes such as a braised veal meatball with tomato sauce; a melted pecorino with crostini, apple and truffle honey; a Margherita D.O.C. pizza; lasagne alla Bolognese with a sausage ragu and marinara; chicken marsala; and a chocolate almond cake.
Behind the bar, cocktails such as the strawberry balsamic with Absolut vodka, lime, strawberries, balsamic and lemon verbena foam and a grapefruit basil fizz with Finlandia grapefruit vodka, Italian basil and lemon. Customers can order one of more than 50 Italian wines and local beers.
Happy hour every Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. features half off some food and beverage items. The restaurant offers wine nights on Sunday and Monday, featuring 25 percent off every bottle of wine.
Head over to Marcella’s for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 a.m. Truffle eggs with a cream Tallegio sauce, shrimp polenta with a poached egg, and a Nutella waffle make the menu.