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Michael's Trattoria

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Italian, Bar, Pub
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344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492
+1 203-269-5303
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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, friendly, relaxed casual Italian Cuisine. Food is prepared by Michael in the spirit of his Italian roots. Our customer include a huge amount of locals, but many choose Michael's before a Toyota Theater show or a Choate event. Best to make reservations.
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Fun neighborhood "joint" with food that exceeds expectations!

Happy hour with Lori or Jenn behind the bar. "Everyone knows your name" is not a cliche. Great free pizza at the bar that is better than most pies in the area. Dining is casual, but again the food is plentiful and well prepared and well priced. Owner Michael is almost always there with a smile and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Watertown, Connecticut
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  • Local cuisine
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Watertown, Connecticut
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Happy hour with Lori or Jenn behind the bar. "Everyone knows your name" is not a cliche. Great free pizza at the bar that is better than most pies in the area. Dining is casual, but again the food is plentiful and well prepared and well priced. Owner Michael is almost always there with a smile and a kind word.... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is our go to place for drinks and pizza at the bar.. along with a nice place for dinner. They have a full service dining rooms which we enjoy. Great food and staff. Jerry in the kitchen will always take special requests and his dinners are very good. 18 years ago I took my the women I married to... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Michael's has great food a friendly staff and a great location. Also a great bar and atmosphere. Perfect date night spot!

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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nice new look. Have eaten at Michael's on occasion and always thought the food was OK for the price. Usually start with a cocktail from Jenny and then end up in a dining room. Noticed walking down the sidewalk to enter the inside windows boxes had been decorated and look awesome. Very inviting. We were met by a hostess who... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Four of us needed to get a bite before a concert in town and this was one of the few restaurants in the center that was open and had a table available on a holiday weekend. The service was faultless, but the food seemed to have been prepped a day or two before. My mussels were dry and gaining no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This long term establishment serves nicely prepared Italian food. Great meatless options, good salads, attentive service. Perfect for business lunches.

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

Hello Regina - Michael and the entire staff, Thanks you for taking the time to write your review. Be sure to visit us again soon and we will work hard to make it memorable ! More 

Wethersfield, Connecticut
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The décor reminds of restaurants in Italy and France. My smoked salmon was delicious and the service excellent. Many other menu choices as well. I will be dining there again

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

Dear Dandifer _ Thanks for review, we are very happy that you were pleased. Can wait to see you again for Lunch or Dinner Soon !! More 

Meriden, Connecticut
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We eat at Michael's every so often. The food is good, not great. We really love the ambiance. It's quaint and the dinning rooms are cozy and quiet. You can have a nice conversation without yelling

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Norwich, Vermont
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I chose this restaurant months ago, based on reviews I read here, as I was planning for a dinner celebration for my son's college graduation. Family was coming up from Long Island and I, down from VT, with no one familiar w/the area. When I called I was treated kindly & was helped with make reservations. About a month before... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Delicious, consistently excellent Italian restaurant. Good wine choices. Friendly atmosphere. Tables are a bit close together for my taste. Wait staff is superb.

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

Connecticut Bailey - WE are very grateful for your 5 star review. Awesome ! Best Wishes and hope to see you again soon. More 

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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, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Michael's Trattoria has served the Wallingford community for the past 20 years. Cozy, friendly, relaxed casual Italian Cuisine. Food is prepared by Michael in the spirit of his Italian roots. Our customer include a huge amount of locals, but many choose Michael's before a Toyota Theater show or a Choate event. Best to make reservations.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?