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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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though have been vacationing in Traverse City for 30 years, had never visiting Stella until Oct. 2016 for a birthday dinner. The atmosphere is romantic, the service is spot on, and the food is delicious. This place lived up to the hype, for sure. Authentic, delicious Italian. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 only because the prices... More 

Thank FlushingYummyeats
Commerce Township, Michigan
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great restaurant in a really cool setting. The location is incredibly unique, and the food is excellent. The bone marrow app was delicious. Our server was extremely thorough and he seemed to know the ins and outs of every item on the menu. We will certainly be back and absolutely recommend this place for a nice dinner in TC.

Thank Nick K
Westland, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time we have eaten here, it is a great place to dine at. The service was amazing, very detail oriented. The food was absolutely delicious. This is a place that you will spend some time at enjoying your experience.

Thank jneliuskraft
Grassy Creek, North Carolina
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the ultimate Italian restaurant outside of Italy. There are dozens of scratch-made salads, entrees and desserts on each day's special menu. Italian cheeses, too. I ordered Burrata because it was new to me and it is interesting, but I wouldn't go that way again. So many good choices. Michigan-made Grüner Veltliner wine paired well with our pasta and... More 

Thank Diana R
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has great food and lots of character. Service was efficient. You forget it's northern Michigan because this place would make it in Chicago or NYC.

1 Thank Tom B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate our way through a number of restaurants in Traverse City during our vacation there, and Stella was definitely our favorite! We ate there one night and liked it so much we made a reservation for the next night as we left. My husband had pasta dishes both nights and loved them. One night, he had... More 

1 Thank J_Byars
State College, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever get even remotely near Traverse City, make a special trip to Trattoria Stella. It's like a visit to the best inns of Italy or France with truly amazing food with elegant sauces and flavors, and with truly outstanding waitstaff, notably Erika. Erika was clever, quick and amazingly well informed on the sauces and recommendations. Two of us... More 

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was fresh, beautiful, and tested amazing. We were seated immediately even without a reservation, and the staff was great! Beautiful location!

1 Thank kristylouise78
Winter Haven, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our lunch at this amazing place! The service was superb and the food was fabulous. The history surrounding this historical location was interesting as well. A must to enjoy while in Traverse City!

1 Thank namro2000
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been great for years and continues to impress. I love it and the space. They also have a great wine list and a knowledgable staff. highly recommend.

1 Thank Bren T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?