About Us

In June 1995 Jamie and Steve Komorek opened Trattoria Marcella, a new type of Italian restaurant in St. Louis offering imaginative Italian cuisine and wine with superior hospitality and value that you expect in a top St. Louis Italian restaurant. Serving the “soul food” of Italy, Trattoria Marcella was an instant success amongst St. Louis Italian restaurants.

Trattoria Marcella Facts

  • Opened in 1995 by brothers Steve Komorek and Jamie Komorek
  • Named in honor of their mother, Marcella Slay Komorek
  • Trattoría (trat-tó-ria) – Rhymes with pizzeria; Family restaurant serving simple Italian Fare

Awards & Recognitions

  • Top 10 Best Italian Restaurants in the Country, Citysearch.com
  • Most Popular Restaurant in St. Louis, Zagat Guide
  • Best Food in Saint Louis (tie), Zagat Guide
  • America’s Top Tables Award, Gourmet Magazine
  • Best St Louis Italian Restaurant, The Riverfront Times
  • Award of Excellence for One of the Most Outstanding Wine Lists in the World, Wine Spectator
  • Where to Dine in St. Louis, New York Times
  • Best Italian Restaurant, Sauce Magazine
  • Chef of the Year, Sauce Magazine
  • Best Homemade Toasted Ravioli, St. Louis Post- Dipsatch
  • #4 of 1018 St. Louis Rated Restaurants Trip Advisor Popularity Index (4.5 stars)
  • 5 out of 5 Stars- MetroMix St. Louis

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