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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
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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 422
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  • 124
    Very good
  • 43
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  • 26
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  • 10
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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
Excellent

The boyfriend took me for a short getaway.. his favorite restaurant trattoria Stella in traverse city.. Absolutely wonderful ..food was delightful and the wine selection was by far amazing!! I will go back in an heart beat :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Down2earth4beauty88
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Midland, Michigan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Midland, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The boyfriend took me for a short getaway.. his favorite restaurant trattoria Stella in traverse city.. Absolutely wonderful ..food was delightful and the wine selection was by far amazing!! I will go back in an heart beat :)

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Tri-City area, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

When we come to Traverse City we always make sure to eat here at least once. Our last visit was for dinner but we've had great experiences with lunch too. The waitstaff is really attentive and they know the menu, the wine list and the beer selections. They have always made great suggestions if we did not know a wine... More 

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Marshall, Michigan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

My guy and I visited while up for a wine tour. We like to splurge on a meal or two when we travel and this meal was exceptional. Wonderful, fresh flavors and excellent service. You rock it.

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Garner
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Everything here is superb. Excellent service. Rich authentic Italian food, farm to table and prepared when ordered. Can't say enough good things. It is pricey so wait for a special occasion.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is one of those places that you just need to turn the phone off and focus on the food!!! If you are a foodie, it is better if everyone orders something else, and you just share the appetizers sand the main courses so that you get a chance to taste everything! All of the food is home made, local,... More 

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East Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We dared to bring a 2 year old to fine dining. We booked at 5pm on a Monday to minimize the potential effect on others, though she is well mannered. The staff were excellent, and made certain that our experience was worth the $$$. The child had a white Pizza and the server made lemonade specially for her. I had... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great food, beautiful and original setting in the basement of the old State Hospital. Missed adequate choices of local wines- in the middle of Northern Michigan Wine country.

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Jackson, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

In four or five prior visits, we'd have rated Stella a 5...not last night. Although the the service was excellent, the meals were: 1: one plate delivered incorrectly (wrong order but very tasty) 2. Beet salad lacked dynamic flavor. To be fair, the totality of the meal was very good. It just was not up to what we've come to... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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193 reviews 193 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Being in set in the basement of a former mental institution does not take away from the quality or preparation of the food. I found the wine selection limited a not particularly well matched for the menu. The selection of both scotch and cognac were limited, although the kelt vsop was a hit with my colleague My minestrone soup had... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We recently visited Stella on a Friday night to kick off a weekend celebration in TC. Overall it was a beautiful restaurant with amazing service, but the food, at that price point, just didn't do it for me. Service: Outstanding. The waitress was attentive, and knew the menu well. I was especially impressed with her knowledge of the wine menu.... 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: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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