house-made, fresh tomato sauce
mild italian sausage, lean ground beef, ricotta, mozzarella, balsamella, fresh tomato sauce
asparagus, sun-dried tomato, herbed roasted chicken
Fantastic food and fantastic service!
Everything was outstanding... service, food, librations, wine!
Service was outstanding!
Vince, our server, was excellent. We did not have to wait to be seated. I loved that. Food was amazing!
amazing food and amazing service every time. Thank you!!
My meal was very disappointing. The fish was dry and the pasta was too salty. My husband’s meal was “average” and one other was described as “good”.
Our first time dining out with friends since the pandemic and we wanted a wonderful place! Michael took care of us on the patio and our night was absolutely perfect! We will be back soon! Thank you for the gracious hospitality!
Great service and delicious food tucked into a quiet south city neighborhood.
I love Trattoria Marcella, one of my favorite restaurants! We ate outside, which was great until the sun hit us. They have no way to block the west sun from hitting you and that made things a bit uncomfortable. Otherwise, a great experience and great service.
Celebrated our 23rd Wedding anniversary!!!
Our first time at Trattoria Marcella, but definitely not our last. Everything was delicious, my Lobster Risotto was perfect and my wife’s Lasagna was excellent. From the Toasted Ravioli to the Tiramisu and Chocolate Creme Brûlée, every dish we had was terrific. The service was excellent too.
Great service. Consistent and innovative menu. Always delicious.
As usual, great meals and outstanding people. Shaved Brussels sprouts salads, spaghetti.meatball, chicken spedini—terrific.
We had not eaten here for several months since we do not live in St. Louis. I can say without any hesitation that we have never had a bad meal or service. The food is always 5 star and the servers are friendly and attentive. They seem to enjoy the guests and ensuring the experience is top. We had Sarah this time and she was excellent. Will continue to eat at this restaurant every time we are in St Louis.
My husband is very picky and he gets the lasagna every time and cannot get enough. I have had the lobster risotto, fish of the day and this time tried the rigatoni. All were excellent. I am a fan of the toasted ravioli as well. We had the tiramisu this time and it was amazing - very light, melt in your mouth delicious.
Food was excellent and the service as well. We had a party of six and everybody enjoyed their meal. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. It was a wonderful dining experience.
Great food and even better service at a price point that doesn’t destroy your wallet.
Varied menu with reproducible quality over the years. We love the Shaved Brussel Sprout salad, the Lobster Risotto, and the pork Osso Buco, but there are many other very nice dishes. The wine list is not large, but it is interesting and reasonable. We keep going back after many years.
I don't know if its because everyone is so happy to be dining out, or working in a restraurant, but our experience at Trattoria Marcella was better than fabulous. Everything was so incredible from the wine recommendations to the desserts. Our entrees were beautifully presented and the flavors melded so well. I'm definitely going to frequent this establishment.
Service was attentive. The decor and furnishings are dated. I had the steak special and my wife had the risotto. The steak was cut thin. I ordered medium rare but it was served medium to medium well. The risotto was a little pasty but flavorful.
Overall the price point is good but the quality isn’t what it was a few years ago.
Server Mike was awesome! The owner came to our table and introduced himself and wad very nice. Chef prepared my meal how I ordered it and everyone went out of their way for us. Food was amazing! I will definitely recommend and look forward to coming back in the near future. Great experience I appreciate everyone making my experience a great one!!!
Excellent experience once again.
VINNIE is the best server.
We take a drive from St Peters to get to Trattoria Marcella because it is our favorite restaurant. It's the whole package, value, service, great entrees and the staff/owners have been good to us over the years. We always have a great evening.
Another great experience at Trattoria Marcella!! Outstanding service and food..
Simply one of the best in the Lou
Nice menu with varied choices and, without question the BEST toasted ravioli in St. Louis!
There were 2 gatherings of more than 4 people in the area where my diner companion and I were seated - yet plenty of space between our 3 groups in the large dining area. Great service!
Fabulous, as always!
We enjoyed a great dinner for 2 at Trattoria Marcella. The server has been at TM for 18 years and he was excellent. The menu recently changed and he made some great recommendations. The food was delicious with great presentation. It was all topped off by a reasonable cost bottle of Italian Red Wine. A great way to celebrate a birthday!
We sat in the large dining room on the far left as you enter. Sat next to an 8 top. No noise baffles in this large room Very loud. But food and service was excellent. Will ask for a different table next time. Loved the hummus served with hot fresh bread for the table!
Outstanding as always!!!!
Always grand. This place is a neighborhood gem...nice for casual dining or a special occasion. The food is always superb as are the cocktails!!!
As usual, every food item was delicious and the service was outstanding. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in St. Louis.
Food was not what we had hoped. Compared to previous visits, seemed like both dishes needed something. Amount of Veal was adequate. Flavor was ok but it was tough. Potato, or whatever was served with it, not very appetizing. Although Risotto flavor was OK, did not care for the tomato sauced it was served in.
Toasted Ravioli is still the best in St Louis. Lobster Risotto was a bit salty and the Kingklip fish special wasn’t bad but the fish texture was a bit mushy for our taste.
Great ambience and great service which still makes it my favorite Italian Restaurant in St Louis.
Osso Bucco and Shrimp Scampi for us
My new favorite hummus in STL
Wonderful birthday celebration. Vince was our waiter and was exceptional. We enjoyed the calamari appetizer, lasagna, and off the menu house risotto. The tiramisu was delicious. Definitely will return!
Trattoria Marcella is such a reliably wonderful dining experience! It is always our first "go to" when we are wanting to show visitors the best St. Louis has to offer in Italian food.
Outstanding food from Polenta fries to chicken spendini, rigatoni w/shrimp to tiamisu never ever disappointed.
Shout out to Joey, servers along with service staff always attentive & outstanding on your every needs.
A must dine for anyone who hasn't been there experience fabulous which is rare.
Price affordable for all, can't beat the food for the price especially.
Food and Service 5 ⭐️
Trattoria Marcella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 352-7706.
Trattoria Marcella is rated 4.8 stars by 1094 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.