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Michael's Trattoria

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344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
+1 203-269-5303
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

hard to find a white tablecloth restaurant in Wallingford this was excellent Hope my husband takes me there for my birthday

Thank Lisa R
North Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner with 2 other couples. The six of us split four appetizers including a delicious entree portion of gnocchi with red sauce. It wasn't on the menu, but we asked the waiter if the chef could make it. And they were happy to oblige. We all enjoyed the entrees, shrimp scampi, veal marsala, zuppe de... More 

Thank Mona C
Leominster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled down to Wallingford for a quick overnight trip to see a concert at the Oakdale and were lucky enough to have the hotel clerk recommend Michael's to us. We ate right at the bar due to time constraints but had such a good experience. The staff was EXCELLENT!! We actually felt like we were regulars by the time... More 

Thank Moparbob1
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little spot for drinks and fresh Italian food. They run special's on Wednesday nights. Great pizza! Nice atmosphere great staff. It's a all around good place to hang alone or with some friends.

Thank Frank S
United States
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

After a wonderful afternoon at local vineyards, we were hungry! Michael's had a diverse menu, something for everyone. Traveling with our small dog can be challenging at times. Michael's does allow doggy dining outside, perfect for us and our pooch. The food is delish, portions large enough to share. Arancini, yummy, as well as the pasta, sausage and broccoli rabe!!... More 

Thank Flechar
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Wish I went here more often, but whenever I do the Italian food is excellent! The pizza is great as are the dinners and there are special value dinners on Wednesdays. Michael, the owner is a great guy. Just wish the place was bigger!

Thank Kathleen P
New Haven, Connecticut
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Michaels is located in downtown wallingford center. It is a combination of 2 storefronts so the seating is a bit scattered. The food is tasty but the experience not so much. The bartenders were less then friendly, the restaurant looks like it needs a good cleaning, the bar area was messy and they don't offer a competitive happy hour like... More 

Thank Italiangirl826
Wallingford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

this restaurant has great food including pizza but the price is on the high side. Great tasting mostly Italian but also other foods. Parking in the back or on the street. You should stop and try it out.

Thank chrzo
Norwalk, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Our server was extremely attentive and the 2 appetizers (rice balls and burrata) was good but my chicken piccata was not. I asked for it to be served over pasta, but it seems like no one in the kitchen drained the pasta water first. The watery sauce spilled over the place and all over the table. I might go back... More 

Thank sadiecat13
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Friendly, consistent,great food for whole family. Never disappointed. Prices fair with good wine list. Active bar scene .

Thank Jaykapmd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-269-5303
Michael's Trattoria has served the Wallingford community for the past 20 years. Cozy, great friendships, big flavor in a relaxed casual Italian Cuisine. Food is prepared by Michael in the spirit of his Italian roots. Our customer includes a huge amount of locals, but many choose Michael's before a Toyota Theater show or it's closeness to Choate. Friends, strangers, colleagues and family are always welcome to try simple generous, full flavored style of cooking. Michael's Trattoria gives you a range of appetizers, pasta. chicken, veal, steak and seafood. We offer fresh bread with Michael's own irresistible (customers rave!) virgin olive oil to dip in. We have private rooms available( for business and small parties) and also offer catering (on site, carry out and off premises) We are a small family owned Italian Resturant and take pride it the dining experience we offer. Best to make reservations.

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