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Michael's Trattoria

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344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492
+1 203-269-5303
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4:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Michael's Trattoria has served the Wallingford community for the past 20...
Michael's Trattoria has served the Wallingford community for the past 20 years. Cozy, great friendships, big flavor in a relaxed casual Italian Cuisine. Food is prepared by Michael in the spirit of his Italian roots. Our customer includes a huge amount of locals, but many choose Michael's before a Toyota Theater show or it's closeness to Choate. Friends, strangers, colleagues and family are always welcome to try simple generous, full flavored style of cooking. Michael's Trattoria gives you a range of appetizers, pasta. chicken, veal, steak and seafood. We offer fresh bread with Michael's own irresistible (customers rave!) virgin olive oil to dip in. We have private rooms available( for business and small parties) and also offer catering (on site, carry out and off premises) We are a small family owned Italian Resturant and take pride it the dining experience we offer. Best to make reservations.
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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Free entertainment was worth the visit!! :-)

We now live in SW Florida, but were in Wallingford, our former hometown visiting for a week, hitting our fav places. One night we had their truly excellent pizza & another night stopped in for an after dinner drink, a really decent pour by the wonderful bartender, Dusty, who could go on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
ParadiseElaine
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Naples, Florida
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Rockaway, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely waiter, friendly service and friendly fellow patrons, excellent food, comfortable atmosphere, perfect lighting, red roses on all of the tables, a great wine list...what more can anyone ask for? Being from NJ and not knowing the area, I looked to TripAdvisor to help recommend a place for dinner. My boyfriend and I were both highly satisfied with our decision... More 

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Thank JennyT193
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

BEST penne a la vodka in the Wallingford area! Lovely atmosphere. Great restaurant to go out and relax with friends at :)

Helpful?
Thank Amy K
Utue762, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Amy K - Thank you for taking your time to give us a very favorable rating. Your feedback helps us remain consistent to the dining experience and inspires the entire staff. Michael's goal is to make our guests feel comfortable, make dining out enjoyable and create customer loyalty. Thank you and can't wait to serve you again. Michael's More 

Terryville, Connecticut
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185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

nice italian restaurant which is larger than it looks, altho the tables are quite close together. able to accomodate a larger group (we were 8). pleasant decor. very attentive and friendly service, with nice touches like pouring the olive oil dressing for the warm bread on to each bread plate. the food was very, very good. the fresh mozzarella appetizer... More 

Helpful?
Thank flo1020
Utue762, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this review

Hello flo1020- Thanks for choosing Michael's. We were very glad to serve you, Michael is aware of your comments. ( Gino was your waiter ). We love when our guests compliment our servers. Our staff Thanks You!.We are always sensitive to your needs for quick efficient service when it comes to events in the area. We train our people to... More 

Wallingford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We ordered a pizza for lunch today, haven't had one from Michael's in a while, now we can't figure why we waited so long. OMG soo good. Bryan says NY style pizza in Wallingford, I say excellent sauce, great cheese and the best crust.

Helpful?
Thank deborah w
Utue762, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this review

Hello Deborah - "OMG soo Good " our recipe has been in the "fam" for generations! Pizza isn't the only item that takes a place of honor at Michael's- try one of dinners or appetizers. I hope you don't wait so long next time - you can never get enough pizza! Michael's Thanks You for the lovely review and opportunity... More 

Higganum, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Michael's floored us. Five of us happened in there for lunch, and we just couldn't stop talking about it for the rest of the day. From the warm bread with olive oil (evoo, with a light touch of herbs and parmesan added) to the last bite of warm chocolate cake, Michael's was first class. All of us have spent time... More 

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Thank DLHistoryBuff
Utue762, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this review

DEAR DL HistoryBuff Thanks for the wonderful review! In today's competitive restaurant world, it's nice to get a pat on the back. Shared this our staff and they were grateful and inspired. Thanks and hope to see you again soon! Michael's More 

Salisbury, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

You enter at the cramped bar, not knowing where to go to get a table... once you wander into the middle of the place you find the greeters counter... and it smells like feet. Not a good start. We were brought to the back room and seated jammed up next to another table. The waitress was nice, but told us... More 

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Thank EMCSALC
Utue762, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear EMCSALC- Michael's apologizes for problems you encounter on your visit. We also understand that it can be annoying not knowing where to go and you are right it's not a good start. As with all reviews, we review with our staff and investigate and all work together to resolve any further problems. We are not happy unless you are... More 

Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We now live in SW Florida, but were in Wallingford, our former hometown visiting for a week, hitting our fav places. One night we had their truly excellent pizza & another night stopped in for an after dinner drink, a really decent pour by the wonderful bartender, Dusty, who could go on stage....if the food/drink were not good (which it... More 

Helpful?
Thank ParadiseElaine
Utue762, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this review

ParadiseElaine- It's like a day at the Beach! Nice to have you stop by Michael's! We are glad that you like Dusty, he actually has been known to hit the Florida Beach! Visit us again soon. Thanks for your words and I'll get Dusty know. More 

Plainview, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Service and menu are outstanding. Owner does not compromise quality in food choices. Everything including desserts are made in house. Reservations recommended.

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1 Thank Rosemarie A
Utue762, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this review

Rosemarie - Let"s Eat !! On behalf of the Michael and our outstanding staff, THANK YOU. It's hard to remain competitive and successful for many years in our business. We don't always get it right! But, thanks to people like you who take the time and observe motivates our staff. Bon Appetit' More 

Seymour, Connecticut
Level Contributor
38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We had tickets to see Josh Groban last evening at Oakdale. Not living close to Wallingford we decided to rely on Trip Advisor. We were a little skeptical based on others reviews but decided to give it a try. The meal was just fabulous. The swordfish piccata was the best piece of fish I have ever eaten and we have... More 

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1 Thank GPOW67
Utue762, Public Relations Manager at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this review

Glad we could make it a night to remember ! Thanks Michaels Trattoria More 

Walla Walla, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband were looking for a nice lunch. Walked by Michael's and decided to give it a try. The meatballs, sausage and red sauce were excellent. Good service, warm, crunchy bread and amazing dipping oil!

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1 Thank Cher H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-269-5303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Michael's Trattoria has served the Wallingford community for the past 20 years. Cozy, great friendships, big flavor in a relaxed casual Italian Cuisine. Food is prepared by Michael in the spirit of his Italian roots. Our customer includes a huge amount of locals, but many choose Michael's before a Toyota Theater show or it's closeness to Choate. Friends, strangers, colleagues and family are always welcome to try simple generous, full flavored style of cooking. Michael's Trattoria gives you a range of appetizers, pasta. chicken, veal, steak and seafood. We offer fresh bread with Michael's own irresistible (customers rave!) virgin olive oil to dip in. We have private rooms available( for business and small parties) and also offer catering (on site, carry out and off premises) We are a small family owned Italian Resturant and take pride it the dining experience we offer. Best to make reservations.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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