We were in Traverse City for a business meeting and wanted Italian. Stella's came highly recommended and didn't disappoint. It was a rainy Sunday summer evening and it was packed. I called ahead and they said they couldn't take walk-ins until 9:00 PM. When I said we just wanted to sit and eat at the bar they said to come on over. We got the last two seats at the bar. It was a fun experience to sit and watch the bartenders and servers perform what seemed like magic and they made drinks, served meals, worked around one another.
Despite how busy they were, Sara, Jenny and Brandon were all pleasant and helpful (Sara even apologized for not being more attentive). The food & wine was terrific. Enjoyed fresh bread with our wine while we waited for our entrees. My husband had the linguini with rabbit sausage. He said it was great. I had the Maltagliati (wide ribbons of homemade pasta with a beef ragu). It was terrific.
It was a fun, it was reasonable (it really was), we shared a great Super Tuscan wine. We had just about a perfect night. We'd definitely return. Also love the fact that they took a beautiful old building and renovated it. Lots of character.
Thanks to the staff for a great evening!
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