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Trattoria Stella

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1200 W 11th St, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
+1 231-929-8989
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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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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited this restaurant before and had an equally delicious meal as we had before. The place is expensive, but, the service and setting is novel and inviting. The waitstaff is very professional and is very good about explaining the menu to you. Much of the food is from local farmers and they will inform you where the ingredients... More 

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1 Thank DebAW16
Grand Blanc
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a restaurant that does not disappoint. It's a regular stop for us whenever we are in the area. You will likely need a reservation to get a table no matter the day. We began our meal with the asparagus atop cibatta covered by a poached egg with a wonderful hollandaise. We also tried the blood sausage. Yes I... More 

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1 Thank D Q
Traverse City, Michigan
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very unique menu and all dishes are wonderfully prepared. The atmosphere is very nice and romantic. Over price, but a special occasion and a unique menu can make it an event. Bring your credit card.

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Thank jjnemitz
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous dinner. The specials are chef originals. Love the pasta and the homemade sauces. Service is comfortable. In a unique building, it use to be a hospital for the mental patients. Very chic with boutique shops throughout.

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Thank Gayle E
Washington DC
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner for 4 at Stella, a from scratch kitchen with trained but somewhat youthful service. Many offerings are simply not available anywhere else. Our dishes were all delicious, though one of us was not able to order a special of the day, and my pasta (maltagliati) was a different mixture of shapes than usual. Our table... More 

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Thank phang
Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place, but rather pretentious and overpriced. Very fancy food and wine discriptions that were rather "over the top". Food was good but not good enough to justify the prices.

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Thank djregner
Holland, Michigan
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very cool & intimate feeling though the place was full. Our waitress was knowledgeable & friendly. The food (I had the rib eye my wife a handmade pasta dish) was tremendous. I highly recommend Stella.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us went knowing it might be a little different. Of the 4 of us 1 person had pizza and all I can say is I wish I had ordered pizza. We had a couple appetizers blood sausage which was dry, tasted burnt, & crumbled when cut into. We also has the octopus which was fair but void of... More 

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1 Thank Bechdz
BONITA SPRINGS
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very expensive restaurant. Our special of the day was lamb tongue. HUH? Many options were animal organs. Prime rib was $55. Guess I am not that cultured. I estimated my meal alone would be close to $100 if I had the prime rib, a drink, and add ons. I was unprepared for the pricing. We left before ordering.

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Thank Jane B
Louisville, Kentucky
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can tell it's not what it used to be when only 4 tables were occupied at peak lunch time. Management has changed the menu, and not for the better. They have taken away the ever popular meat & cheese appetizer tray which was outstanding with wine. They now have only a cheese tray. They push the octopus to extreme.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 231-929-8989

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