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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
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 51
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  • 27
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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 Meal in a Unique Environment

This is the second time we've been to the the old asylum (the first was for shopping), but this is the first meal we had and it did not disappoint. We had great food and excellent service. The wait staff was very attentive and our waitress made some very good recommendations on wine and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Jessica M
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Iowa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Iowa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we've been to the the old asylum (the first was for shopping), but this is the first meal we had and it did not disappoint. We had great food and excellent service. The wait staff was very attentive and our waitress made some very good recommendations on wine and appetizers (the heirloom tomato salad is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to Traverse City every summer for 20+ years. I began reading about Trattoria Stella the year it opened. I did not get to experience this restaurant until 2013! All I can say is why did we wait so long! Our first visit was very spur of the moment! It was September and my husband was up... More 

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sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic evening with local friends. Some great cocktails, wine and excellent food! The Spanish Octopus starter was amazing! So too the Scallops and Maltagliati. Loved the hot Caffe Sogno as my coffee substitute.

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing! While pretty pricey, it was one of the best meals I've had. They change their menu often and do a lot of farm-to-table options, so we had fun just reading the menu. They also serve a lot of Michigan wines, so you can try some local flavors.

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Kenosha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We came off of a restaurant that was disappointing, the night before. Right from the moment we parked our cars this place was intriguing, very unusual building (an old asylum) Just felt good. ( not in the asylum sort of way, but we are a kooky group)The staff, from the manager who met us and took care of anything we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My girlfriends and I (11 of us) were celebrating a milestone birthday at Stella's. Andy (the GM) was fantastic...very friendly and knowledgable with wine pairings and dinner selections. He told us to be adventurous when ordering, we were and we were not disappointed!! The food, wait staff and atmosphere were 5 stars. We would love to come back some day.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

was very pleasantly surprised. I thought we were going to a more homey type of restaurant but this had a much nicer upscale environment. very nice décor. food was terrific and the service was extremely helpful. highly recommend

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Intriguing, loved the ambiance of the asylum! The grounds were beautiful, the restaurant decor was really interesting. Service was impeccable and food was fantastic! Would love to go back every season!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

When we feel like taking a little drive we find ourselves ending up in Traverse at Stella. Best cheeseboard ever! I love cheeseboards and this one contains homemade crackers, compotes, jellies and spreads. The menu changes depending on what is available from the farms they partner with, so one time you may be able to order the fettuccine with squash... More 

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Hebron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I know that is a haughty statement to make, but it reflects the evening. First the atmosphere is unique. Then, the waiter took a "lot of time" to explain the menu, various options and different wine selections. We didn't feel like he was bothered or that we were being rushed. He was dead on for all of his recommendations. The... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria Stella

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

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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