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Michael's Trattoria

344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
+1 203-269-5303
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Ranked #19 of 147 restaurants in Wallingford
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Norwalk, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went here with another couple that visits Michael's frequently. The service was very good, but other than that nothing special to report. Drinks were average; they were busy and mixed up the order - but figured it out in short time. The salad was fresh, but standard. For main course I had the pork loin; it was stuffed with spinach... More

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Guilford, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Just had dinner there after many years away because we moved. My wife and I had the swordfish puttanesca over penne. Excellent dish. Our son had the monkfish special and thought it was wonderful. Nice wine list. Service was very good, prompt, friendly and attentive. Dessert was excellent! We will be back with friends!

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Cheshire, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Have been here on many occasions and find the food consistanly good. Restaurant is in a few little rooms instead of one large room . This makes it much more intimate

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Rhode Island
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221 reviews 221 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Its really just average. The pasta dish my colleague had seemed alright but my salmon dish (that was suppose to be lighter fare) was swimming in butter. So much butter that it was not edible. The service was great and the wine list was comprehensive but the food was just "so so". Also, if its a quiet dinner you want,... More

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