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Michael's Trattoria

344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
+1 203-269-5303
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Ranked #11 of 148 restaurants in Wallingford
Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Was visiting on business and came upon this place by accident. We were drawn in by the outside appearance. Quaint and charming appearing. We were a party of five and all of our meals were fabulous! Our server was amazing and extremely attentive. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Brooklyn
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As soon as you walk into Michael's, you know that you are in a good restaurant. Greeters and wait staff know the first names of many of their guests. It's a good sign when you realize that many diners at a restaurant are repeat/regular customers. The wine selection was amazing for a small local restaurant in Wallingford. The food menu... More

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

Thanks for your kind thoughts on Michael's. It's funny that you said " Like eating at Grandma's house". Actually all the recipes and soul of the our restaurant comes from Michael's family. Even today Michael and his entire family try to share their Grandmother's cooking ( try the meatballs!!). Hope to see you again and make sure you say HI... More

Meriden, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Decided to go to Michael's for Dinner, opted for a table outside, It had been several years since we dined there. We were served Fresh Bread with a seasoned olive oil dip which required a second order of bread for dipping. When our entrees arrived we were happy to see that they were "larger" than we remember from previous visit.... More

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

HVNBound- On behalf of the entire staff at Michael's we are very proud that you have a great dining experience. Thanks for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed coming to Michael's. We will continue to work as hard as we can so you receive great hospitality. Please make sure that you say Hi to the Staff... More

Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We found this restaurant in what used to be a downtown retail store in Wallingford, CT. All told, we thought it was pretty good. Food was especially good, even if some of the menu choices seemed a bit pricey. Ambiance was conducive to good, informal Italian style dining in a small room. Large Tuscan mural on the wall. Large glass... More

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

We appreciate you coming to Michael's and the time you took to write the review. We love our food, so we use the highest available ingredients. But, more than anything we treasure our customers. Please say HI to the staff next time you are thinking Italian. More

Norwalk, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Whole experience was great. The food was delightful. Fresh gnocchi, lemon artichoke, spinach, fresh baked bread with a let lime martinis. Great service, character in decor, perhaps a wee bit too loud in main dining room. Hopefully we'll be back soon!

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Utue762, Guest Relations Manager at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this review

From all the staff at Michael's, we are glad that we could serve you and you had great experience! Hope to see you again. More

Meriden, Connecticut
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed a rare night out. We were having trouble deciding between sushi or something else. Then we remembered our friend Chris E is a chef at Michael's. We were immediately greeted by smiling faces and given a table in the dinining room which is well appointed. The bar was really hopping with people enjoying themselves. Our... More

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

Loretta- Thanks for the kind words. We copied your review and shared with the our entire staff. Hope to see you again, and would love to meet you. Let me know when you are coming in again. Ted 203 530 8658 More

Wallingford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Michael's used to be the place to be. The food quality and clientele has been inconsistent over time. While I've never had a bad meal there, I wouldn't necessarily pick this place first. I hope it can find it's glory days again.

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were in the area for a concert at the Oakdale Theatre. Michael Trattoria was recommended by our hotel. We arrived without reservation on a Friday night around 6:00 pm. The restaurant was busy. The hostess was very pleasant and accommodating. When we told her we had a show to attend, she found a table for two and informed our... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Consistently excellent; never had a bad meal there. Catering services are great as well. Guests were very complimentary.

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New Hampshire
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231 reviews 231 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I went here with my family for a nice meal. The service is not the fastest, but other than that, it was great. We were not in a hurry, so it didn't bother us at all. The fried mozzarella app was excellent. The veal parm was also very good . My mother said the scallops were just so so.... They... More

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