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Trattoria Stella

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1200 W 11th St, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good food in interesting cellar-like rooms with big paintings on the wall. Not a cellar, though, but an old asylum(!). You've gotta be prepared for lots of pigs brains and bone marrow. There's no comfort food here. Not a normal meatball (provolone and pine nuts in a ball called a "meatball"); not a normal lasagna or pizza either. Everything... More 

Thank CarlaAKS
Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for other dining options outside the downtown area. This is a great location and especially if you are into the art. Located in the lower level of the commons along with the shops is this restaurant with intimate dining room. We arrive early for our first visit and had an opportunity to walk around and see some... More 

Thank K F
Birmingham, Michigan
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner here with friends while we visited Traverse City. The over century old building is beautifully updated while utilizing all of its interesting architectural features and its past. Appetizers, salads, and entrees are all very unique, presented well, and are very tasty. Our server, Maureen, was friendly, knowledgeable, and very willing to make suggestions if someone... More 

Thank swrtzmk
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

5 star food and service in the basement of a closed asylum. Ambience of a Left Bank bistro💕❤️ you will love the catacombs, with tables in the nooks - private and sexy😇🖕

Thank relee43
Northbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't judge a book by its cover or a restaurant by its past! Trattoria Stella is definitely worth making a reservation. The husband and wife team of Paul and Amanda Danielson plus Chef Myles Anton welcome you to regional Italian restaurant. That night I had Fettuccine in squid ink dough, royal red shrimp, ground calamari, chiles, garlic and garnished with... More 

Thank lewrobert
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to Stella's for a couple of years and found it still had the same great communal table and the same great (and affordable) pizzas, but some of the inspiration from the main menu seemed to have evaporated. The burrata was divine and the pizza was just as we remembered, but the pasta options were a little disappointing (we... More 

Thank frownertoms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've dined here several times and have never been disappointed. The wait staff is very helpful in choosing from a fresh menu that changes daily. The ambience of the restaurant is perfect weather it's a summer evening, or a stormy fall night. Highly recommend arriving a bit early to enjoy a drink in their bar area.

Thank Jeff R
Fowlerville, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was absolutely amazing! Fine dining at its finest! The service was great! The atmosphere was intriguing and led us to wondering about the history of the building. We will definitely make this restaurant a stop every time we visit Traverse City!

Thank Jennifer B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here multiple times but just now writing a review. Me and my family are here in August with out server Kate and her helper Aaron. Our meals were perfect, as expected, with great service to complement it. Great job, Kate and Aaron. The only thing negative worth mentioning(not a big deal) is the FOH manager yelling outside of... More 

Thank Fred H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, unusual offerings, good service, love the free fizzy water, and in a great ambience, in the basement of the Village at the Commons

Thank Evelyn K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 W 11th St, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-929-8989

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?