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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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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 553
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  • 158
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 33
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  • 13
    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
OMG Octopus!

We have this dish every time we eat here. It is by far the best seafood dish in Traverse City. We just returned from Denver and tried the same dish at Tag... Sadly it was not even close to the same taste or texture. Stella's ..you rock that Octopus! Please never change it and we will always see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dembo64
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have this dish every time we eat here. It is by far the best seafood dish in Traverse City. We just returned from Denver and tried the same dish at Tag... Sadly it was not even close to the same taste or texture. Stella's ..you rock that Octopus! Please never change it and we will always see you there.

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Thank Dembo64
Traverse City, Michigan
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have our office luncheon here a few times a year. Stella's has flavorful fresh food made with local ingredients and the atmosphere location in Building 50 is always fun and creates a great conversation about the Commons and its history.

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Thank Cathy M
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a regular stop when we are in Traverse City, the pizza is great, we now get it to go. Service is good, but they forgot to give us the bread on the last visit & we didn't realize it until we got to our Hotel. This is a nice place to take a date or a friend.

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Thank Jeanniejo1
Irons, Michigan
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. The preparation of the Italian food served was very good. Fresh ingredients and authentic. Casual with a sophisticated atmosphere. One of our favorites in T.C.

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Thank Jim A
salem, wi
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure why my husband and I keep coming back to this restaurant every year. We have had very good service, food and memories in the past, but it seems to have changed over the past couple of years. The food items on the menu are always different, due to the nature of the restaurant, but some of the offerings... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place used to be a favorite of mine, but it's really gone downhill. My latest visit was with a large group of family to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. What a mistake. Portions are small and prices are exorbitant. Some dishes in our party were undercooked and had to be sent back, while mine was extremely overcooked. I ordered the... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, reservations are recommended, and should be made at the earliest of possible opportunities. The place is very popular with locals as well as return travelers. In lieu of the absence of our own reservations, we have been unable to get in on a couple of occasions through no fault but or own. Finally, organized enough to get a Sunday... More 

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Thank Bill B
Temperance, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Adventurous menu, my husband enjoyed the venison, my cavatelli pasta was just "ok". Service was good, dessert was very good, a unique experience worth a try!

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Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you want unique, romantic, memorable, and delicious - Trattoria Stella. Farm to table, daily menu. Go with an open mind and try something new. I will never eat scallops anywhere else again because they couldn't possibly compare to those I had at Stella's. The cinnamon gelato is sheer heaven. Our service has always been professional and friendly. We enjoy... More 

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Thank WatersEdge
Traverse City, Michigan
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stella's is a different kind of restaurant. Food is delicious and well done. Very pricey but fresh local fare. Sometimes excellent, sometimes not so much. But, always pricy. Good wait staff, nice, and, different atmosphere. Certainly not my favorite. I've been dis-appointed the last three times with a large group I've taken with me.

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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?