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All 148 Wallingford Restaurants

Michael's Trattoria

344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
+1 203-269-5303
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Ranked #12 of 148 Restaurants in Wallingford
Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Mon 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Wallingford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great food, generous portions, with a lovely staff. Great catering as well. Daily specials are always a seasonal delight.

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

Hello SharK131964 - When people write reviews, it helps to build morale in our restaurant. On behalf of the entire staff at Michael's, we would like to Thank You and hope that you always feel welcome. More

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is very expensive. The service is slow. The dining area is cramped which doesn't allow room for private conversations. The food was average in taste and value.

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

Dear Nelson 5454 - we at Michael's are sincerely sorry that you didn't have a great experience. It's essential that your experience is always above your expectations. We take reviews seriously, constantly re examining our service. food and goals. Please feel free to call me and discuss this, since we are committed to your satisfaction. Ted Lipkin 203 530 8658 More

Massachusetts
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

Thanks for the kind words...but we won't stop always feelings that the most important person at Michael's, is you the customer. We are grateful that through the years we have had plenty of help from people like to help build our business. Please come again, ask for Michael Tiscia and say HI. More

Brooklyn
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 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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