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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 49
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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
Delicious Food in an awesome atmosphere

We visited Stella's for a wonderful dinner with friends. The waitress was awesome! She was very attentive and helpful in our menu choices. The food was to die for - highly recommend it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Cathy H
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Traverse City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have no problem paying high dollar for an excellent meal. And we expected to have that experience here. Great atmosphere and staff. The problem I had was for a special rib-eye, which was much fattier than a great rib-eye. Then I see it was only $65 for that special. Well. It wasn't worth it. I did get to eat... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited Stella's for a wonderful dinner with friends. The waitress was awesome! She was very attentive and helpful in our menu choices. The food was to die for - highly recommend it!

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of my favorites! I love the fact that this was one of the first businesses to open in the old state hospital. The history of the building alone is worth a visit. The food is fabulous! Because they are a farm to table restaurant the menu is always changing. There was only one time that I have visited and... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed another wonderful meal at Stella. Husband had a steak, cooked perfectly. I had lamb loin with a house made pork sausage. Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned, sides well matched to the entrees. We look forward to visiting Stella when we're in the Traverse City area

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Italian ambiance, delicious food with excellent wait staff. We celebrated a family memeber's birthday. Everyone ordered a different dish and we 'shared'. It was a holiday for the palate.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is among our top 10 Nationwide and we travel a bunch. Located on the old State Hospital grounds now turned into the Commons this neat little ecclectic bunch of shops and offices is a great area for a walk after a fabulous meal. Stella is a quiet cozy and great atmosphere for an epic meal. The extesive wine... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to Trattoria Stella about one week ago. The food is the best ever - I have been to Chicago's finest and the Four Seasons in NYC. Nobody can beat this food. Our server was really incredible. This spot is a little hard to find, but ask any local and they can tell where it is. Practically a once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Trattoria Stella is one of the best places I have ever dined in! Expensive, yes, however worth every cent. They have a great chef who incorporates new flavors and ingredients daily so the menu is always changing. No matter what you order you are pretty much guaranteed to love it. My husband is the pickiest eater, I have yet to... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

BEST Italian I can ever remember having. Can't stress it enough. Favorite meal of the trip. Absolutely fabulous. It's not every day you can eat at a restaurant with a James Beard award winning chef. What a treat. Mozzarella Burrata appetizer was phenomenal. Homemade pasta was incredible. We will be back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Located in a complex of 19th century buildings that was once a mental hospital, Stella has been consistently turning out farm to table food before the term became common. It is located on the ground level which also include many interesting shops. Good wine list of local, national and international choices by the glass and bottle. Menu changes based on... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria Stella

Address: 1200 West 11th Street, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone Number: 231-929-8989
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
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
Cuisine: Italian

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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, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, 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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