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Trattoria Stella

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1200 West 11th Street, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-929-8989
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 415
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  • 117
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Cheese Plate

When I'm in Traverse City, this is my favorite restaurant. The menu never disappoints. From pate to pasta, you can't go wrong and the portions are generous and fun. My teen daughter loves the pate served with the date and onion puree on crostini; a sculptural piece of fried parmesan; and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Lansing, Michigan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

When I'm in Traverse City, this is my favorite restaurant. The menu never disappoints. From pate to pasta, you can't go wrong and the portions are generous and fun. My teen daughter loves the pate served with the date and onion puree on crostini; a sculptural piece of fried parmesan; and the raisin, apricot, and pear mostarda. Not to be... More 

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Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We've been to Stella's a number of times and have never had a bad experience, but this past Saturday I think it might have been one of the best meals I've ever had out, and our server was nothing short of excellent. Her knowledge of the menu (which is always changing) and the wine list was quite impressive. The entire... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Came for a late Sunday dinner while visiting the area. Have been before, and Stella's never disappoints. Our server, Kelly and her trainee were excellent. We were welcomed and lead to a lovely table in the side room, where we ended up being the only couple dining. Food is delicious, unique, and approachable fine Italian cuisine. Kudos to the busboy... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were invited by locals and felt already welcomed by the casual atmosphere. The service was (for EU standard) a memorable performance! We shared two starters by the four of us and picked the entrees. The dishes were absolutely outstanding, the wine a beautiful match. The largest impact was caused by a dish recommended, but not on the menu, so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were in the area for a wedding during the labor day weekend and we decided to make a mini vacation out of it. So we looked up the top three restaurants in the area and we made reservation at Stella. Excellent fare! We highly recommend it! One of the most memorable item we had was the bone marrow appetizer.... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had an okay experince. There was a wedding reception being held here the night we stopped in for dinner, however, that should have been no excuse for a restaurant that came so highly recommended by locals. The service was ridiculously slow. in hindsight, we probably should have left. Our appetizer was very good. We had bruchetta, tomato, and fresh... More 

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Niles, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Such a beautiful building with great history. Our waitress was able to inform us about how the building and restaurant came to be. The atmosphere was romantic and rustic. Both of our dishes were superb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Took my family who was visiting from downstate to lunch. Everything we had was great. loved that they have noddle bowls!!!

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Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The best Italian I've ever had! Foodgasm, that's the best description I have! !! Definitely a must visit. Nothing was bad, even the water was fabulous! !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

So much to pick from! I chose the panini and a spicy broccoli, garlic side dish and I wasn't disappointed. My partner chose the white cheese pizza, which was honestly, enough for two to share and was delicious. The staff was super courteous and friendly, coming by often enough to check on us and keep us supplied with sparkling water... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 West 11th Street, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-929-8989

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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