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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 - 11:00 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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 403
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  • 115
    Very good
  • 42
    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
Most recent review
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I have only one word.....foodgasm!!!!!! My tastebuds have never been treated to a more refined and exquisite sensation of flavors. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
April O
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have only one word.....foodgasm!!!!!! My tastebuds have never been treated to a more refined and exquisite sensation of flavors. Highly recommend.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Stella's is located within a beautiful historic compound which once housed the state hospital. The old buildings are fascinating and one can only imagine the stories that took place here. Stella's has created a charming Italian restaurant which not only has excellent food but the surroundings help create a unique experience. The pasta dishes are sublime and the service very... More 

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Traverse City, Mi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I really enjoy the ambiance here, with the old brick walls and arches. Meal choices are always interesting and varied, though somewhat expensive.

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The restaurant, in the basement of the old state mental hospital, must be experienced. Food is excellent though pricey. Service it also top notch for Northern Michigan. But expect some snootiness from staff.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love traveling and enjoying restaurants, but always love more coming home and going to Stella's. Great local changing menu!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We are completely obsessed. We have gone on two separate vacations and it is my absolute favorite place in Traverse! I'd make suggestions, but honestly you can't go wrong. Everything we have tried is excellent!

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stella is one of my all time favorite places to dine in Traverse City. The food is always fantastic. The service is great, and the atmosphere can't be beat!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Housed in the restored environs of the old state hospital Stella is one of the top restaurants in the area. We went here for my husband's birthday and had a table of 6 in the side room which we like more than the big main room. However, sitting in the bar area can be fun if you can't get a... More 

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Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is a delight. From the moment we entered the softly lit and elegantly appointed restaurant. Expansive wine list, impeccable service and excellent food. A reasonably priced tasting dinner with specialities from Calabria region in Italy was superb. Entres of fried sweetbreads with beans and roasted boar gives you an idea that this is not your typical... More 

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Traverse City and Saginaw Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

formerly excellent..now just ok...entrees are not reliably good..wine list is outstanding...location and reputation continues to draw new and estabblished clients but taking on a new venue at THE FRANKLIN has diminished the quality of both..Frnaklin especially is a disappointment.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?