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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 #2 of 246 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

For my husband and I, we paid $100 for an appetizer, two entrees, and a bottle of wine. The burrata was worth it, with delicious crostini and a delectable tomato sauce. I had bacon-wrapped rabbit loin over pasta and my husband ordered scallops. You can see and taste the love put into these meals. Great atmosphere, love the history of... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Always exceeds expectations. Romantic. Beautiful. Historical building with walkable tunnels to shopping, etc.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Unique ambience makes up for the rare inconsistencies in service and/or food quality. How often can you say you dined exquisitely in the bowels of a former psych hospital?

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Just a very special time had by all. Love the service and food. Says I have to write hundreds words. I am a person of very few words and just wanted to day I enjoyed the service, drink, waitress and most of all the friends I was with and did not have to have a reservation. Amen

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TRAVERSE CITY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The setting itself is interesting, the basement of the old State Hospital in Traverse City: old brick walls, small intimate rooms for dining with good friends, or a large space to mix and mingle are all part of its charm The menu is extensive and chef is wonderful My only complaint is that the menu is very Italian, and presents... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is good food and lovely atmosphere. It has been renovated from our former State hospital buildings. It is located in Traverse City and it is easy to park.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband is from Traverse City and took me here on my first visit. The atmosphere was beyong amazing. Very cool building with history. The food even more amazing. Everything we had was beyond delicious. The dessert even more amazing than that! Highly recommend to eat here.

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very strong menu, good wine list and helpful staff. Stella's is just a solid place for lunch or dinner. Never had a bad meal

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Sylvania, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I have dined here on several occasions and always love it. The servers are extremely attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The menu unique, diverse and makes good use of local farms and seasonal ingredients. I had the beet salad, which was enough for two, and the pan seared halibut with pea shoots which was divine! I highly recommend the panna cotta... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

What a wonderful restaurant! We loved the atmosphere, the charm of the building really makes the restaurant. The service was great, our waiter Joseph H. answered all our questions and made great suggestions from the menu without being pushy. The food was wondeful! Cream of mushroom soup was our favorite, and my "beer snob" husband was pleasantly surprised with their... More

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