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Michael's Trattoria

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Italian, Bar
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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A new restuarant in town?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Golfjunky58
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Meriden, Connecticut
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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
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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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45 reviews
37 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 3 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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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Had the cold seafood salad which was good, fresh. Also the garden salad was very good and really big. Only issue was the server spilled a beer on the table and it didn't get taken off of the bill. Overall it was a good experience.

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

New Haven 203 - Read your review and we are very sorry that you had such a bad experience. We are very embarrassed and apologize. We appreciate your willingness to write this review and let us know how unhappy you were. We can't change what happen, but I look forward to inviting you to return and give us a chance... More 

Wallingford, CT
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Michael's Trattoria

Address: 344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492
Phone Number: +1 203-269-5303
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Bar

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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?