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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 450
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 27
    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
Curious location, good food, frenetic and overly-choreographed service

First off, the restaurant is located in the basement of what was once the main building for the Northern Michigan Hospital for the Insane, renamed the more neutral-sounding "State Hospital" of Northern Michigan. The building also houses a wide selection of shops, with other dining options as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Providence, Rhode Island
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

First off, the restaurant is located in the basement of what was once the main building for the Northern Michigan Hospital for the Insane, renamed the more neutral-sounding "State Hospital" of Northern Michigan. The building also houses a wide selection of shops, with other dining options as well as condominiums. Pretty amazing repurposing of a space that might easily have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

we found the food to be a big disappointment the pasta was like glue and tasted like paste the sauce was ok but the shrimp was less than a 1/2 of a small shrimp.in the entire dish

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Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Great food. Location has ambiance and it was worth trying Food was great. We took our kids. But this place is nice if you want to have a romantic dinner without the kids as well.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I made the bread dip myself, but it was stellar with their ciabatta. I had a tasty salad for my starter and the 3 cheese with preserved fruits for my main meal, it was really good. I loved the truffle cheese, that was my absolute favorite. I love the dark and dimly lit setting of this restaurant, this place was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We are in town on vacation and selected Stella for our date night outing. It was fabulous. The ambiance was great, the service was great, and most of all the food was great. My husband loved the beef carpaccio. Three of us ordered pasta for entrees and all were excellent. They definitely deserve their high Trip Advisor ranking.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great farm to table, nose to tail restaurant. The wine list is well thought out, maybe a bit Italian heavy. Plus the waitstaff can help you with selections. My husband rates any restaurant that has tripe highly. And this restaurant had an out of this world tripe dish. The arichokes and asparagus apps were very good. There... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Hands down the best dining experience we have had. The atmosphere-10, The service-10, and the food-10 (x10)! Fresh, local and interesting too. It's obviously not a secret, the place was packed. However there were bar tables open to first come, we ended up waiting all of 5 minutes. There ought to be more places like this...

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Clarkston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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

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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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