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Trattoria Marcella

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lindenwood Park
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3600 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63109-1232
+1 314-352-7706
17:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Jackson, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We hadn't been here for some years & were looking forward to a great meal. The Frito Misto were terrific as were the lamb chops and the corvina fish special. However, a signature dish - the lobster risotto was so very salty it was inedible. Picking out the pieces of lobster meat was the only way to eat it. The... More 

Thank Cici47
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were here for a rehearsal dinner of 30 - 40 people. The appetizers were good, but I didn't get to have dinner because I had to take my 4 year old home. Dinner started at 5:30, they didn't start taking orders until after 7. Also, I never got a refill on coffee or the cup of water my daughter... More 

Thank Garnold1992
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome time here for my birthday. So many great dishes. Ended up with a lot of take home items that will still be delicious. Highly recommend the lobster risotto, the toasted ravioli and the lasagna. Oh and they gave me a complimentary caramel macchiato for my birthday!

Thank Ronzo11
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A friend and I went to Trattoria Marcella to celebrate National Lobster Day and had a delicious meal!

Thank Kathy M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wow, the food is great here. I've tried a lot of toasted ravioli (a STLO signature dish), but these were the best I've had. The lobster risotto was delish (not on the menu, but always served - note it's $24), and the straw and hay was equally good. They make their own pasta here, and that makes a huge difference.... More 

Thank NashvilleGal63
Clinton Township, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This restaurant is listed in several publications as being one of the best Italian restaurants in St. Louis. I'm not so sure. Our sever was attentive and helpful. We had a reservation and were seated on time. The food portions were huge, much too large. Pappardelle Bolognese was made with sweet sausage. I've never read a recipe that included sausage.... More 

1 Thank Madre25
Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is one of the best kept secrets in the St. Louis area. I have never had a meal or a dish that I did not absolutely love. The service is fantastic.

1 Thank crmblues
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I usually do not give 5 stars but this restaurant hit all the marks. Good service & great food plus it has a romantic feel. Went here a couple days ago for a rehearsal dinner. Let's start with the toasted ravs alone. Excellent! I'm from STL so I know a good rav from a bad one. Next the beef medallions... More 

1 Thank ToThere
Fenton, Missouri
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This was our first visit. All of our friends have said what a fabulous place this is so we were prepared to be blown away. Well, I wasn't exactly blown away, but the food was really good, and both the service and atmosphere were excellent. We did have reservations. Parking was a little difficult. Plan to walk a block or... More 

Thank Carol M
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Trattoria Marcella is one of my favorite restaurants in St. Louis. It's a good idea to make a reservation as they get crowded. However, I've never made a reservation and they have always done a great job of seating us quickly. There is a great bar with some fun cocktails which will help pass time as you wait for your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?