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Michael's Trattoria

344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
+1 203-269-5303
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“swordfish” (9 reviews)
“banana pie” (2 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went while away for work and had a very good dining experience. Service was excellent. Attentive staff. Had mussels for appetizer- nice taste of flavors. Seafood was fresh. For dinner tried Zuppa de pesce. First time I had lobster tail included in the fish selection....More

Thank Jo-Ann R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice restaurant. Variety in its menu. Food is very good. Service quite good. Room temperature a bit inconsistent. Weird multiple dining areas. No wifi

Thank tbaird1117
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of eight started off with drinks with warm bread and olive oil with garlic & herbs. Everyone enjoyed the entrees and I enjoyed the scallops with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. We had on street parking right outside the restaurant.

Thank Nikko4Me
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We dined here Saturday night and thought the food was delicious. We will certainly return. The seafood appetizers were scrumptious! I would recommend a reservation because this restaurant is small.

Thank Tessa35
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you so much glad u enjoyed

Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

After years of driving by and talking about going, we finally went on Valentines Day. Happy we did. Food was excellent. A little crazy considering the night we went, but will try again on a “normal” night. We were off in one of the side...More

Thank broseman
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thanks for nice review will Work on tables in right place

Reviewed February 3, 2018

Went the other night. It's been a Long while since we dined here. Out waitress was spectacular. She was just being herself, and we all got along fine. The swordfish was really good,great flavors. I would of preferred a potato instead of pasta, but still...More

Thank Renata B
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Michael's Trattoria is a good choice for your basic Italian food...shrimp over linguini was very good and ample portion. Clams over linguini had generous portion of clams but stingy pasta serving Calamari with hot peppers was disappointing and misleading as the "hot peppers" was pepper...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed December 9, 2017

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Small and cozy with great food and service. Upon entering the restaurant, I noticed that everyone sitting at the bar and tables was having a good time. This is always a clue if...More

Thank PA_Pat_in_Chalfont
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Thanks for you review. Appreciate it very much. Michael

Reviewed November 30, 2017

Great service! Great Italian food. This place reminds me of a local hot spot (I am not from the area). The people at the bar seemed to know each other and the chef came out to talk with people in the restaurant. One woman seemed...More

Thank benton2569
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Thanks for coming in. Please come back when you are in the area. Michael

Reviewed November 29, 2017

Small and crowded but the food was filling and tasty. Family eating but very tight seating. Service was Ok

Thank jomomcows
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Thanks for your review. Come in on Wednesday for wine and parm night. Michael

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
12:00 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
  • E-mail
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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