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Trattoria Marcella

3600 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63109-1232
+1 314-352-7706
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster risotto” (54 reviews)
“fritto misto” (9 reviews)
“salad” (32 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3600 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63109-1232
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Some of the food was okay but not great. Service was exceptional. We had several different meals at our table. Large portions. Risotto was good, pasta okay, the person that had the meatballs was not impressed with them. Overall okay meal and I would go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank debbieand13
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This wonderful St. Louis landmark is always a great choice for any occasion. My wife and I celebrated her birthday, yesterday (July 5) and as is always the case, we weren’t disappointed. We each had a terrific meal, with a nice Barbera, a perfect salad...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed coming to this spot. The location has grown and expanded into the building. When the spot first opened it was a tiny place with a small garden in the back that offered a boutique of Italian inspiration. Their willingness to use...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OnlyMakeYouStronger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a fantastic atmosphere. More than anything, this place reminded me of Kemolls wnen they were on Grand Avenue. It's a rabbit's warren of small rooms connected to small rooms. It's truly cosmopolitan. I saw people in jeans eating pizza next to people in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 5 November 2018

My last time at Marcella was many years ago with my Italian parents along for a trip. They felt it was some of the very best Italian food they have had in their 80+ years. It was this week that I was finally able to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 929craigc
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We 100% enjoyed every aspect of our meal at Trattoria Marcella. Our party of six tried numerous appetizers, including the toasted ravioli, and found each to delightful. As for dinner, go with the lobster risotto, it is unbelievable good. If you don't like lobster, you...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KCL78
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Spinach, garlic, parmesan and balsamic vinegar all together and in every dish don't transform a poor and makeshift cuisine in the real Italian cuisine. It's more American than Italian but it could be ok for who has never been to Italy!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank intdes
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Just love this place. Best Toasted ravioli and the best Tiramisu I have ever had. The salad special with goat cheese and squash was delicious. I had traditional spaghetti and so do did my girls. My husband had the straw and hay. Check out specials...I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank travelnowwithkid
Jamie K, Owner at Trattoria Marcella, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We keep trying to please our guest by exceeding their expectations daily.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

I have been here mant times and they have consintantly have some of the best food. It is a bit off the beaten path but well worth it. Be sure to as for the lobster risotto.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank yogi6947
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

By far our favorite restaurant in St Louis. We moved away to KC in 2003 but we returned to Trattoria Marcella to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Sara our server was very kind and friendly, the food is as delicious as we remembered. My wife always...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hitman0371
Jamie K, Owner at Trattoria Marcella, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2018

Great having you back at Trattoria, so happy you celebrated your anniversary with us. Thank you, see you next time. Jamie

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Katie J
9 August 2018|
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Response from Tug1104 | Reviewed this property |
Casual, but not too casual.
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Response from DiningDuoKC | Reviewed this property |
I'm unsure. I'd call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3600 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63109-1232
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Lindenwood Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lindenwood Park
  • Phone Number: +1 314-352-7706
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