aromatic breadcrumbs, mushrooms, roasted garlic lemon sauce, garlicky greens, crispy risotto cake
asparagus, sun-dried tomato, herbed roasted chicken
assorted mushrooms, roasted peppers, semolina gnocchi, fresh spinach
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.
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!
Birthday dinner. Great food and service
Great service-great taste!
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!
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.
Has been one our favorites for over 20 years. Never a bad meal or service.
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!
First time dining here. Will definitely be back. Great job!
Nice restaurant, great service and excellent food.
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
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!
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.
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.
We love this place, the homemade toasted ravioli was delicious. Great drinks as well. Great place to take a date or your family.
Excellent service, excellent food! As always!
Went there for my wife and I anniversary and was impressed with everything. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Highly recommend
Dated, on par for Italian in St Louis. Good but not great.
The food was delicious and prepared as requested and our server/waiter was extremely nice.
This was our second visit to Tratorria Marcella. Once again, the food and dining experience was stellar. We will definitely be back.
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.
Great food great service what else do you want from a good restaurant.
Food was not good
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!!
wonderful experience. great food at very reasonable prices.creative preparation.
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.
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.
Delicious food and great service. One of our favorite restaurants.
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.
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.
It is always the place to dine
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!
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!
Yummy as always!
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.
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.
Our favorite restaurant with the best toasted raviolis in STL.
Beat Italian food in St. Louis and the service is outstanding. Nice and quiet ambience.
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.
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!
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.