meatballs and polenta at trattoria marcella photo by carmen troesser

Why you should eat Trattoria Marcella's Meatballs and Polenta now

The off-menu Meatballs and Polenta at Trattoria Marcella are a poorly kept secret. A blend of chuck and pork flecked with fresh herbs, the meatballs are soused in a San Marzano tomato sauce and spooned over decadent polenta made with plenty of cream, Parmigiano-Reggiano and a little butter for good measure. It’s the kind of comfort food that tastes as good in real life as it does in your memory.

Trattoria Marcella, 3600 Watson Road, St. Louis, 314.352.7706,

Meera Nagarajan is art director at Sauce Magazine. 

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