Trattoria Marcella

4.8
1094 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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JenniferO
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and fantastic service!

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vipKLoCig
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding... service, food, librations, wine!

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CathyS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!

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DavinaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vince, our server, was excellent. We did not have to wait to be seated. I loved that. Food was amazing!

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vipcb19
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and amazing service every time. Thank you!!

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vipMary
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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”.

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viplori
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KaitC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food tucked into a quiet south city neighborhood.

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JS1234
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 23rd Wedding anniversary!!!

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vipNew2STL
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCWCW
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Consistent and innovative menu. Always delicious.

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vipMichaelG
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great meals and outstanding people. Shaved Brussels sprouts salads, spaghetti.meatball, chicken spedini—terrific.

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RachelB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOrtpeter
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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davez
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service at a price point that doesn’t destroy your wallet.

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vipExpat
St. Louis
86 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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Lori
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Mike
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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DerekG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipJohnH
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience once again.
VINNIE is the best server.

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Schubiz
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DennisG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Trattoria Marcella!! Outstanding service and food..

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PVSTONE
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best in the Lou

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JohnK
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu with varied choices and, without question the BEST toasted ravioli in St. Louis!

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KarenB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipJuliaG
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always!

JK
vipJohnK
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KenV
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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!

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JanetL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!!!

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AmyC
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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BradH
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As usual, every food item was delicious and the service was outstanding. This is one of the best Italian restaurants in St. Louis.

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BionicT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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SNAXXINE
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food
Osso Bucco and Shrimp Scampi for us
My new favorite hummus in STL

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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viplittlechef
St. Louis
35 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Rose
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StLouisCaddy
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service 5 ⭐️

FAQs

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.