3600 Watson Rd, St Louis, MO | Directions 6310938.597409 -90.300393
Neighborhoods: Lindenwood Park, Saint Louis
Mrs. – Outstanding pasta, appetizers, and desserts. Impeccable service. Will create an individual dih to accomodate your tastes.
Truly the BEST!!!! – We have gone several times and look forward to the next time! Fantastic service and food. Risotto with lobster and shrimp was lacking shrimp this time, but taste was excellent! Recommend stuffed atichoke and calamari over fried spinach to start off! Even Calamari haters will want more.
The Best in St. Louis – This dining experience is not to be missed. Often, if a table is not available we will dine at the bar and have never had anything but a glorioous experience. This is one of the few restraurants in St. Louis where I do not know, when I sit down, what I will order. It is always a difficult decision, but a joyful one.
A Must Visit – Trattoria Marcella is hands down the best "bang for the buck" for a wide range of Italian dishes. However, one should note that TM's dishes don't fall into the St. Louis "Spaghetti, Mostaccioli and other red sauce pasta dishes" Italian style that many STL restaurants use. Instead, TM uses a wide range of fresh ingredients to create a diverse and wide ranging choice of dishes, with no main entree costing more than 15 - 18 dollars (specials can be more). The wine list is large, but not so large as to be imposing, and the range of wine prices go from the utterly affordable to the utterly frivolous. The service is wonderful - attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant is a bit small, so it's pretty intimate for all in the dining area. However, the close quarters doesn't take anything away from the experience.
restaurant – one of my favorite places to go, but it was better before they expanded
High rating well earned – We arrived at 5PM (opening time) on a Saturday without reservations and couldn't get a table. However, you can order at the bar, which we did. We ordered the fried spinach and calamari appetizer. A bed of fried spinach topped with fried calamari covered with shaved parmesan and asiago cheese. A lemon wedge on the side to drizzle on. Most excellent! The appetizer menu contained bruschetta, crostini, a cioppini-style dish, roasted mushrooms, a raw beef and arugula salad, and a couple of others. I ordered the chicken speidini. Breaded chicken medallions covered in a lemon garlic butter with capers, a bit of red onion and a few other things on top of a mound a mashed potatoes. Some excellent and amazingly thin asparagus on top. Wonderful! Bill was around $20 per person (without wine). I want to write a lot more but out of space.
Simply the best. – Trattoria Marcella is just about everything an Italian restaurant should be. It maintains to keep the feel of a humble neighborhood eatery. But from the moment you walk in, you can tell these people take the food and dining experiences they sell very seriously. The food is, quite simply, second to none. I had the lasagne and my wife had the famous lobster risotto and they were both bursting with multi-layered flavor. We finished with some creme brule for dessert which was very good. The wine list is very good as well. The service is very attentive and professional. And the prices are very reasonable as compared to most upscale Italian eateries. Trattoria Marcella deserves the accolades it has received. I look very forward to my next visit and anybody visiting St. Louis should put in on their list. It just should not be missed.
St. Louis Secret – This is possibly the best Resturant in the St. Louis area. Difficult to get weekend reservations, suggest calling 3-4 weeks ahead, but is well worth it. During the summer the cold soups are outstanding.
Maybe they had a bad night – I went on my birthday and the Risotto tasted like rubber bands and my date's chicken cannelloni was extremely salty.
There was a baby at the table next to us, which was about 16 inches away. The service and wait staff was exceptional, but they must have been training a new cook.
Incredible – So good words can't do it justice. Even the coffee is perfect -- exactly the right temp for consumption.
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