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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 - 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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 412
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 43
    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
Great Place!

We were in the area for a wedding during the labor day weekend and we decided to make a mini vacation out of it. So we looked up the top three restaurants in the area and we made reservation at Stella. Excellent fare! We highly recommend it! One of the most memorable item we had was the bone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
TheMontalbans
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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607 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We were in the area for a wedding during the labor day weekend and we decided to make a mini vacation out of it. So we looked up the top three restaurants in the area and we made reservation at Stella. Excellent fare! We highly recommend it! One of the most memorable item we had was the bone marrow appetizer.... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had an okay experince. There was a wedding reception being held here the night we stopped in for dinner, however, that should have been no excuse for a restaurant that came so highly recommended by locals. The service was ridiculously slow. in hindsight, we probably should have left. Our appetizer was very good. We had bruchetta, tomato, and fresh... More 

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Niles, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful building with great history. Our waitress was able to inform us about how the building and restaurant came to be. The atmosphere was romantic and rustic. Both of our dishes were superb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Took my family who was visiting from downstate to lunch. Everything we had was great. loved that they have noddle bowls!!!

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Charleston sc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The best Italian I've ever had! Foodgasm, that's the best description I have! !! Definitely a must visit. Nothing was bad, even the water was fabulous! !!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

So much to pick from! I chose the panini and a spicy broccoli, garlic side dish and I wasn't disappointed. My partner chose the white cheese pizza, which was honestly, enough for two to share and was delicious. The staff was super courteous and friendly, coming by often enough to check on us and keep us supplied with sparkling water... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've been coming here since they opened and the food gets better and more interesting each time. Service is helpful and never rushed. We always call for reservations in the "cave" area. This is our go-to for a special night. Only compliant is the price point for wine has really increased. We would dine here more often if the cost... More 

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Cadillac, MI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Some friends and I went to eat at this restaurant which is located in the old mental hospital in Traverse City. The atmosphere is unique, the food, drink and service was very good. This is a somewhat pricey restaurant for the amount of food you get but overall a good choice for a special occasion.

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Grand Rapids Mi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. $$$ but worth it. Save time to visit the stores down the hall.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Last summer...while working on Mackinac Island...we got away to Traverse City and one of our chef's told us to check this place out. Great recommendation! We shared a variety of dishes, cocktails and wine. I was so happy to find a place in Michigan that carried Aperol! Our server was also knowledgeable and provided us with great recommendations. I love... 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: 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?