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Trattoria Stella

1200 West 11th Street, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-929-8989
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Ranked #1 of 256 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I guess the building this restaurant is in was once a state hospital? That's what someone told us anyways. The directions took us here and we were a little confused because it was such a huge building. Their are restaurants and shops inside, now we know! I had the veal and it was fantastic and my husband really liked the... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I have eaten at Stella's multiple times and each time I am impressed. The atmosphere is cozy, as only the basement of a previous asylum can be, but there are nooks to have a private dinner to rooms that accommodate larger groups. The wild mushroom soups is one of the best I have tried, and it required one of those... More

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at many fine dining restaurants here and abroad and were blown away at the excellent level of food and service at Stella's. The ambiance is very inviting. Two of us had pasta dishes and loved every bite. Two loved their veal and gnocchi dishes. Save room for dessert--it is worth every bite!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I found Stella's after reading others' reviews. I sat at the bar dining solo. The waitstaff was so kind and helpful. The food was delicious. I had field greens and scallops! Absolutely fresh and yummy! Decaf coffee and gelato top off a great meal at a great restaurant.

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MI
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Tucked away in the basement level of an abandoned asylum, it will exceed your expectations. Great ambiance, although it can get noisy around the bar area. Service is friendly and efficient; but, primarily knowledgeable. You will not feel any more rushed than you want to be. No pressure to order everything at once. Take your time and enjoy your meal.... More

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Toronto
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Was very disappointed with my Salmon dinner. The salmon was over cooked and the potatoes were burnt black. How/why the chef plated and served this I don't know. The person next to me ordered the bruschetta and once again the bread was charred black. I don't know how they serve that when it was very visually apparent that it was... More

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

AMAZING food. Local and so flavorful. You do get what you pay for here. Bring your mula... its not cheap.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

If you appreciate really good Italian food made with fresh ingredients, nicely presented and a good wine selection all with very good service, Trattorie Stella is the place to go. I give the food and service "5 circles". The restaurant is located in the lower floor of one of the Grand Traverse Commons buildings which is interesting from a historic... More

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Canton, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had the good fortune to host a business dinner at Trattoria Stella. From the moment we arrived, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The service was stellar, for the drinks, the food, and the wine. It's clear the staff is highly trained, both in service, and the menu. Our table enjoyed three appetizers - seared foie gras, the house-made burrata,... More

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Canton, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Dinner was fantastic, we went with a group while visiting for a conference recently. Menu changes daily based on what is available, all items are from local farms or markets so it is supporting local Michigan economy. Dinner was amazing, everything we had was fantastic!

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