Trattoria Marcella

4.8
984 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.
What 984 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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JamieB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait time was long, but worth it! Service was fast and excellent! Can't wait to go back

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Liddysmom
London
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food! One of my go to restaurants for a yummy dinner! Even during Covid, the experience did not disappoint!

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vipDoctorKel
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal with excellent service.

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RobertB
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time with my wife, son, and daughter in law. The restaurant did a nice job with social distancing and wearing masks. Our server, Alexa, was outstanding. We all ordered different meals and everyone love their food. We started with the toasted raviolis. We also tried the veal Marsala, lasagna, spedini, and chicken risotto. Everything was excellent. Please help local restaurants and dine here. You won’t regret it.

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BettieA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great service, excellent food unfortunately we were seated next to the window on a cold night and were pretty uncomfortable.

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SherV
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was amazing and our server Darrell was very attentive. We will be back!

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Cindy
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing again! Love the food, drinks and service every time.

SG
vipSueG
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous. The food was delicious!!!

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DeanB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and accommodating service, hearty portions and menu variety, pride in the cooking and presentation shine through. Cant wait until next visit.

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vipTracyB
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have found the mussels as a special! My favorite dish there and have missed it!

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StevenL
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wait staff very attentive - not disruptive / fritto misto was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Marcella never disappoints! The lobster risotto is the best! Love their cocktails, appetizers, & desserts as well. Great place. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love this place! The atmosphere and food never disappoint.

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JasonS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great as always! Server was awesome too! They need to figure out how to keep the cold air from rushing in when both doors are open.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We never got our salad we ordered, we sat in the corner, and the dessert was partially frozen. Otherwise the food was good, and we were allowed to stay for a long time without being bothered to enjoy our liter of wine :-)

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DawnJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They seated us in the back, so it was more quiet than up front, which was good. The restaurant was packed, which was good to see. We had not been there in years and it was just as good as we remembered. I had the fish special (King Clip) and my husband had the lobster risotto, their daily off-the-menu specialty. He thought it was good but more tomato flavor than he recalled. We also had the calamari/fried spinach appetizer that we have had in the past. Menu seemed more limited than we recall, probably due to Covid.

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TerriG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it there.. asked waiter to turn up heat and that was better.. we were in the middle of the room and noisy. But ... food great service great👍🏻... will be back

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KennyP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, excellent services, and charming ambiance.

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MargaretT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere, and food. Always happy with Trattoria.

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Hazel
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipTraceyB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Our food was Luke warm and lacked flavor (except for the cannelloni 2 people got). Salad was way overdressed.
Apps were good

This menu is getting WAY to similar to Mia Sorello.
It used to be ‘the reservation’ to be able to get.

Go back to your roots please

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SoCogirl
Jackson Hole
17 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Joe is great waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the calamari. It was excellent!

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JoeS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The wait staff and food are excellent. Not so much for the host staff. We had reservations at 6:30 and but were not seated until 7:30. Host staff never kept us informed, but continued to seat other parties of the same size who never waited for their table. However, I do love the restaurant and believe the food and value are excellent.

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DavidM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, cooked just right. Special flavors. High value relative to price. Wine list for all price ranges.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food.

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Madelyn
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved trattoria Marcella!! Food was so delicious and service was amazing!

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Pere
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True Italian cuisine at its flavorful best--that's Trattoria Marcella. Perfect portions, unbelievably tasty, all served by very professional and very pleasant staff. One couldn't find a better dining option--safely and beautifully provided.

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MadiB
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

One of my very favorite restaurants and I took a friend there for her very first time. What a disappointment to have a server that we felt was so condescending to us. He really dropped the ball especially towards the end when I wanted to order a cappuccino. He was waiting on everyone but us. I asked several people that walk by if I could get one and they said I had to wait for him. Then when we asked to split our bill he literally smirked. Started laughing at us and we could hear it under his mask. It was like he was being rude to us and we felt it. I do not understand why he was acting that way… I am a regular customer and was embarrassed to take someone to a place that I felt was one of my favorite and be treated in this manner. Service has always been perfect… Sure hope it hasn’t changed. The attitude of a server makes the whole difference and he made a damper on the evening.

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GigiB
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal and evening at Trattoria Marcella and Friday was no different. Deeeelish.

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SandieH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our reservations were at 5:15 and we got seated immediately which helps because it got very busy around 6 PM. The food was outstanding. I don’t know if it was because of Covid but the tables were barren. That’s the only reason I marked the ambience as three stars

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BethK
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal. It was delicious, the service was outstanding.

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DennyW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with great service from Julie. Food was served hot and fairly quick. Julie checked on us several times during our meal. Could not have been more satisfied

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Entrees were both under seasoned and without the depth of flavor we have come to expect. Pasta in the entrees was over cooked. Waitress was great!

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Rabadav
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We got our food to go. It was too crowded and not 6 feet distance between our table and others. Had never been before so had no idea it would be so small and cramped. Person at the bar had mask down below nose which defeats the purpose. Food was okay. Lobster risotto was merely lobster dumped in rice with red tomato sauce. Bucatini pasta was decent. Tiramisu was good! Garlic hummus dip was the best thing! Really loved that

RJ
vipRoyJ
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time. The service and food were excellent

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Ssgrl
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Excellent toasted ravioli and chick Soto.
Service was excellent and will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food, service was excellent but the room we were seated with a window to the street is very stark, bare, unappealing, devoid of warmth and ambiance.

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ShaunN
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time and felt very safe eating there.

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Biggsybear
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to visit a local restaurant during this virus crisis. Excellent food and top notch service.

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 984 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.