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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 #1 of 254 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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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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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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food at Stella was incredible. However, we received the worst service we have ever had. We were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and had hoped for a wonderful experience. Unfortunately, our waiter took our order and we didn't see him again until he brought the bill. He checked on surrounding tables but never once asked how our meal was... More

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Zeeland, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were stopped by the Underground Cheesecake Factory to pick up some desserts to enjoy in the hotel - and found the sign for Stella. We heard that you can't get in without a reservation - but it was 4pm. We found a great seat in the bar and had some interesting & very fresh cocktails along with the red... More

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

While visiting a client in Traverse City I was introduced to Trattoria Stella, a very nice Italian restaurant nestled off the beaten path of downtown. The food comes from local farms and is prepared in a manner that just melted in my mouth. Try the cheese plate, you can choose from a variety of cheese and there is sufficient to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I've eaten at Stella probably 10 times over the past few years while visiting family in Traverse City. Dinner on Friday, 10/10 was a disappointment. Service, though friendly, was very slow and several waitresses asked us repeatedly if we were finished with our meals when one of our group was clearly still eating. Arugula salad was bland and pear ravioli... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

One of our best dining experiences in the US. Great example of the farm to table movement that we hope sweeps the Nation. Very well thought-out dishes, exquisitely prepared. Rachel is a first class server. Prepared. Knew the menu. Personable. Attentive. Highly recommended for those who want the best fine dining experience. Make reservations when you plan your trip.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Based on tripadvisor reviews decided to schedule reservations for the top rated Stella. It is located a couple miles west of downtown TC nestled in with artsy shops at the massively restored state mental hospital. The restaurant and shops are located on basement level of the restored sanitarium. Stellas ambience is dark, funky and elegant. Service from Marissa was attentive,... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went here with 5 girlfriends who were happy to taste each others meals, so was able to try quite a few things: mushroom soup very good (creamy/filling ... Would be good to share) mussels good, octopus excellent. Baked kale a bit too oily. Scallops good but a bit too salty. Walleye and veal excellent, as was the meat mixed pasta.... More

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Puryear, TN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a colleague who has a second home in the area. We stopped after a day at the dunes and had a late lunch that was truly delightful. Each of us had a different dish and all we're very pleased. Mine was fettuccini with smoked lamb sausage while others had chicken and pasta with a white... More

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wonderful ambience, service and flavorful meals. The seared scallops with farm fresh sweet corn and fingerling potatoes were cooked to perfection.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We went here on a quiet off season Sunday night so they were not busy. It's right in the downtown area so the views are nothing to writ about but the food was very tasty and they have a varied menu not just pasta. Service was efficient and the pace was just right. Would recommend this restaurant for a slightly... More

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