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1200 West 11th Street, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684
231-929-8989
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Ranked #3 of 255 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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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Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Everything about this restaurant is a delight. From the moment we entered the softly lit and elegantly appointed restaurant. Expansive wine list, impeccable service and excellent food. A reasonably priced tasting dinner with specialities from Calabria region in Italy was superb. Entres of fried sweetbreads with beans and roasted boar gives you an idea that this is not your typical... More 

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Traverse City and Saginaw Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

formerly excellent..now just ok...entrees are not reliably good..wine list is outstanding...location and reputation continues to draw new and estabblished clients but taking on a new venue at THE FRANKLIN has diminished the quality of both..Frnaklin especially is a disappointment.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There were 3 of us who attended Stella's for New Years dinner, the atmosphere was great and also the server. The 3 of us shared our meals so we could all get a wider view of what the food was like. 2 dishes I woul give a five (pasta with goat & speghetti). The other dish (chicken filled pasta with... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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222 reviews 222 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is first class. The service is impeccable, the beet salad and lobster soup were amazing appetizers. But the entrees were truly something special. My wife had the pear and cheese tortellini and she loved it. Our friend had the wild boar and it was the best pork dish I have ever tasted. I had the scallops... More 

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Traverse City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Eleven family members together for the holidays were seated immediately. Huge variety of delicious foods and wine on the lunch menu. Atmosphere unusual in the former hospital. Brick and brick and more brick.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I received some of the best service I ever have at this restaurant. My boyfriend and I went to the restaurant on a Friday night. The menu had all sorts of great items that we had never experienced. We tried a little bit of everything and enjoyed it all. Great food, amazing service and very romantic environment. Definitely the place... More 

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Midwest
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This restaurant has a lot going for it: unique location, interesting ambiance, and a talented chef. I would say that while you are in Traverse City, it is not to be missed. The pasta was exquisite. If you are an italophile (and I am), it is worth going there for the pasta alone. In fact, if I had it to... More 

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This unassuming restaurant, in an old (& clearly renovated) insane asylum, is absolutely amazing. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. We started with a cheese plate and let the server choose the cheeses and we were not disappointed. I had a sandwich with prosciutto (can't remember the exact name) and it was absolutely delicious. The side of fried cheese in... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This restaurant is located in Traverse Commons which used to be a mental health hospital and has this interesting (not creepy) thing to it. The ambiance is very romantic and has a nice glow. Let`s start with food. They make their own water which was very tasty comparing to most restaurants we had visited but we always get wine anyway.... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

In the basement of the abandoned and now refinished State Hospital in Traverse City you can find the Trattoria Stella. This meal was not only the best one our family enjoyed in Traverse City, it was one of the best restaurant experiences we've had in a long time. Our waitress, Kelly, knew the menu and all it's contents and details... 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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