Trattoria Marcella

4.7
909 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Throughout the years Trattoria Marcella has enjoyed critical acclaim from food writers and repeat guests from St. Louis and all over the world. Owner/ Chef Steve Komorek has been named Sauce Magazine Chef of the Year and has earned a Masters of Italian Cooking from Slow Food in Jesi, Italy. Trattoria Marcella’s wine program has been recognized by Wine Spectator many times. Consistently Trattoria Marcella ranks in the top of Zagat Guides most popular Saint Louis restaurants and best Italian food categories for St. Louis restaurants. Come in to Trattoria Marcella today.
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vipAdamD
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safety protocols in place made us feel very safe.
Fried artichokes to start were DIVINE.
Lobster Risotto was rich and delicious.
Chicken Soto was so good my date would not share a bite.
Pumpkin Tiramisu for dessert was decadent.
Would definitely come again.

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vipLaura
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Trattoria Marcella was fabulous. I have never had better risotto anywhere in my life. The calamari with flash fried spinach was fantastic as were the toasted ravioli. Our entrees were all delicious and prepared perfectly. The server saw a couple of gifts that we brought in for our son and brought us a birthday pumpkin tiramisu-yummy!

NJ
vipNormaJ
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service-great taste!

R
vipRobyn
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! I get more than I can possibly eat so I have the opportunity to enjoy it again the next day lunch!

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Steven
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience in a very comfortable and tasteful setting. The service here is outstanding and our server kept everything timed to perfection from appetizers to entrees. We started with a perfectly cooked calamari, lightly breaded and nicely tender. Then on to a delightful Ceasar salad full of flavor without being drenched in soggy dressing. I had the lasagna which was served in delightful rich and robust tomatoe sauce, packed full of cheeses. My dinner companion enjoyed the chicken spiedini which was seasoned to perfection and nicely broiled. Always two good choices. And if you haven't tried their signature lobster risotto I highly recommend it. Rich and creamy, full of flavor with a nice amount of lobster.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been one our favorites for over 20 years. Never a bad meal or service.

J
Jglover
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried the traditional dishes, spaghetti & meatballs as well as lasagna. Both were wonderful and so much food! We also had the best tiramisu we've ever had!

RK
RKRK
Chugoku/Shikoku
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining here. Will definitely be back. Great job!

FM
FrankM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, great service and excellent food.

DV
DanV
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate outside and it was great! Joe was an excellent waiter. Food did get cold quick. Portion looked smaller than I remember it pre-Covid 19

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Katie28
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service, slightly pricey but over affordable. We loved the Rigatoni with shrimp, the veal marsala wasn't the best but was good!

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AlexS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see this restaurant is following all protocols under today’s environment! Continues to be our “go to” place And has always been a great experience.

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Lucky
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Trattoria Marcella was our first date 4 years ago, so we decided the risks of exposing ourselves to Covid were outweighed by the importance of the event, and we did our research regarding the protocols in place at the restaurant.
Ambience, service, ease of reservations were all top notch and Kathleen was a fantastic hospitality professional, as well as her support staff. Very attentive, and warm.

First course (fritti misto), was perfect and arrived fast.
Our disappointment stemmed from our entree’s.
Tenderloin was cooked to the right temp, (m/r), but was room temp or below. Pasta side was also cold, and not a grain of salt or garlic on the spinach.
My wife’s meal (chx spedini) was warmer, but the broccoli side was undercooked to the point of nearly raw.

Having managed restaurants in my past, it was clear to me what happened, and that my plate had most likely sat in the window while the spedini cooked, and in a rush to get them out, the broccoli missed the pan, (although it should’ve been par steamed to al dente’).

We ordered desert to go, and enjoyed it at home.

I don’t typically leave bad reviews, and I appreciate the very difficult circumstances we are all forced to endure in order to enjoy some semblance of normalcy. I thank you. We will be back, as we have been numerous times.

Cheers.

SR
SuzanneR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, the homemade toasted ravioli was delicious. Great drinks as well. Great place to take a date or your family.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food! As always!

FH
FrederickH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my wife and I anniversary and was impressed with everything. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Highly recommend

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mary7
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Dated, on par for Italian in St Louis. Good but not great.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and prepared as requested and our server/waiter was extremely nice.

JW
JennW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Tratorria Marcella. Once again, the food and dining experience was stellar. We will definitely be back.

JE
vipJulieE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about the food. Incredible service and each dish was better than the next. We had several appetizers and they were so well executed. Thank you for an excellent dinner experience.

GP
GaryP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service what else do you want from a good restaurant.

MB
vipMBDS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad experience.
Food was not good

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased by the amount of distance between tables , due to COVID-19, as well as the safety protocols in place upon entering and moving throughout the restaurant to our table, to the restroom etc.
The service was excellent and the food, as always, delicious!!

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billl
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful experience. great food at very reasonable prices.creative preparation.

JL
JoeL
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was our first time at this restaurant. We were surprised by how long it took to get our food after ordering as well as getting drinks once ordered.

DL
DonnaL
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. So happy they are back open again for indoor and patio dining. Menu scaled down a bit from pre-pandemic times, but still plenty to choose from with nightly specials. Our absolute favorite restaurant in St. Louis.

JS
JeffS
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. One of our favorite restaurants.

DF
DennisF
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We took a table outside which is next to a very busy street. I would eat inside on my next visit.

SS
vipSteveS
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not what it once was, the service was great but the main dish's lack the size and ingredients (not as may shrimp or lobster). Drink prices are a also bit on the pricy side.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always the place to dine

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time at Trattoria Marcella. Reservations were recommended. We arrived for our 5:30 reservation, were greeted with an open door and friendly hostess, then seated immediately. I had the stuffed chicken spiedini with garlic broccoli and a side of pasta. My friends each had lasagna with Caesar salad. Everything was delicious!! The service was excellent. When we left, the bar was bustling and people were seated out front. Now I want to go back for that!

JK
JessicaK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really delicious! Lasagna was wonderful. I got the chicken and asparagus risotto which tasted great. The chicken was a little tough, but other than that it was delicious. Excellent service and atmosphere. Will definitely eat there again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy as always!

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Steven
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently outstanding experience. We had the calamari to start with; always prepared with perfection. Rigatoni and lasagna were both delightful. Servers here know their stuff; professional and attentive yet friendly and helpful.

MB
MartyB
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good but on Saturday the special was King Clip (May have spelled it wrong) a special fish dish and it was excellent. Service was great. It’s our favorite place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant with the best toasted raviolis in STL.

LT
LiveToEat
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat Italian food in St. Louis and the service is outstanding. Nice and quiet ambience.

YY
YoYo
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining inside a restaurant since covid. I have to admit TM did a great job keeping in compliance to the cdc orders for dine in customers. I do miss the hustle and bustle of TM usual business. Food and service was already great! We were happy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice , quiet, and a lovely place for a celebration. The well spaced tables and masked servers made us feel safe . Each course —Frito Misto appetizer , Caesar & Shaved Brussel Sprouts salads, and Beef Tenderloin entrees were all outstanding.
All was first class!

FAQs

Trattoria Marcella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 352-7706.

Trattoria Marcella is rated 4.7 stars by 909 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.