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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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1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:30 am - 10:00 am
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Reservations
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Nice surprise

Nice white tablecloth dining room after you walk through an ordinary bar. Good service and very nice meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2014
poppyphh
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

The big mistake of trying this dump last night for bad food & bad service prompted my first review of anything ever. We made a Birthday Reservation for five at Michael's Trattoria "Fine Italian Dining" in Wallingford & reminded them upon arrival to please bring out Birthday cake for our son's dessert. The comedy of errors started when we were... More 

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Wallingford, CT
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

When you think of fried Mozzarella as an appetizer, what usually comes to mind is a hunk of breaded cheese. Not so at Michael's. My fried Mozzarella was made from their delicious bread slices with the cheese embedded and then deep fried. It was to die for. My main course was a gorgeous shrimp scampi -- and a large portion... More 

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

Thank You ! We will mention your comments to the staff and Gino ! Hope to see you again ! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at one time was good but recently has definitely gone down hill. maybe they need to switch out the back of the house

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Took the family here over the holidays, felt like home... Food wast unbelievable. Great for just you and a friend as well very quiet environment.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had the worst meal of my life here. Went back again and got the worst service. Will not go again. Wallingford and the surrounding towns have lots of wonderful restaurants. This is not one of them

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

We regret that you had an unpleasant experience at our restaurant. We would hate to lose you as a customer, so please let us know of any options that might resolve this situation. More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Surprisingly tasty meals at this small restaurant on Center Street. It has a nice selection of wine and fantastic bread to accompany your meal. The only negative of our lunch was the glaring sun coming in the windows directly into the eyes of half our table. But in December, that much sun is appreciated.

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

Thanks for having Lunch @ Michaels. We try to offer a comfortable atmosphere, great value and good quality food for Lunch. Thanks for writing your comments and hope to see you again!! We appreciate your business, Thanks You More 

Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Very good food and Bruce was wonderful. A little on the expensive side, but otherwise a great experience. We would definitely return.

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

Hello Yummy - we will forward your comments to Bruce. Much appreciated. We appreciate your comment about being a bit expense, we try to use the best possible ingredients giving our guests the best value. Hope to see you again soon !! Thank You Michaels More 

Wallingford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband and I loved to go to Michael's. We have been there numerous times and had great experiences. Last night, two other couples along with my husband and I went to Michael's for NYE for the 9:00 seating. Everything started out fine. The waiter came over and asked what we wanted to drink and brought us bread for the... More 

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

Wow !! so sorry could it get any worse! We know that we can't changed what happened to you on New Years and that you had a terrible experience. We are listening to you and take your criticism to heart.You mentioned that you are have been past customers at Michaels and we are sorry our team let you down. No... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Nice white tablecloth dining room after you walk through an ordinary bar. Good service and very nice meal.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful thoughts on Michaels. Please makes sure that you stop in again and say Hi. Michael's More 

North Haven,CT
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Had a very nice anniversary dinner with my wife and it was an extremely pleasant experience. Excellent food and our waiter Ed was exceptional. Very attentive to our needs and terrific conversation. He was genuinely interested in our meals and comfort. As good as I've ever had. Will be back.

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

SIr- we are very glad that your party had a very enjoyable time at Michaels. We will share your inspiring review with the entire staff . We're very grateful for your business 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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar

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
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?