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Michael's Trattoria

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344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492
+1 203-269-5303
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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Stamford, Connecticut
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jaykapmd
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Loved our dinner at Michael's. Eggplant rolatini melted in your mouth and the Clams are amazingly tender. Great food, fun casual environment, charming host!

Thank LVwineguy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Is one of the most remarkable experiences in dining I've had. From the friendly, knowledgeable waitstaff, including bar, to the variety of dishes, & ambience, one couldn't ask for better! Even Tony Bennett has been there a few times! Good enough for Mr. Bennett, good enough for me!

Thank Michael C
Willoughby, Ohio
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Nice selection of traditional Italian dishes. There are a few tables outside on the sidewalk, nice to be able to sit outside. Good wine list and some speciality cocktails. The service was very good and the food preparation was very good with nice presentation.

Thank Lakefront_WBY

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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
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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