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“Still great”
Review of Trattoria Stella

Trattoria Stella
Ranked #8 of 316 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

This is our third time here, and I still think this is a top notch place. I loved the maltagliata (sp?). My wife's scallops were tasty, but she said they were a little oily. The asparagus appetizer was awesome with the poached egg, but the romaine salad was just "meh" and I had to add salt and pepper to it. Much better "boathouse salad" at the boathouse.

That said, of all the "fancy" places we ate at (boathouse, georgini, the cooks house) the maltagliati dish was the best dish I had during my entire trip.

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Really lovely space, with a friendly staff. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Locally sourced organic food, house-made bread and pasta and all was delicious. Finally, truly fine dining in TC!

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had been anxious to try Stellas for quite a while, based on what we'd heard and read. we were very disappointed- it's expensive for what you get, ambiance is not so great, food and service are sub par. My husband ordered the lamb chop and it came sitting alone on a plate with a side of broccoli rabe. $45 . And it was not meaty at all. No substitutions are allowed. I had fish which was OK , but nothing to get excited about. Our server spoke very fast and seemed rushed, at first she was accomodating but as it got busier we saw less and less of her, and she became rather curt when we asked a question. We dine out a lot at fine restaurants so we are by no means newbies to the food scene. But this wasn't a good experience. Also we were seated next to the server's station at one of the side tables where everyone had to walk past us to get to their tables. So that meant a lot of commotion taking place the majority of the time. If you want an excellent meal, great servers and prices that are worth what you get, go to Amical.

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5  Thank cadillac2
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Fantastic service and great atmosphere but a bit over priced for pasta. Better to go for lunch than dinner. Mores reasonably priced for pretty much the same food.

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1  Thank Debbie812
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

From the perfectly crisp fried asparagus to the delightful homemade pasta and salted caramel gelato, this meal was perfect from start to finish. Our server offered great recommendations, as did the bartender during our pre- meal drink. The ambiance was also outstanding, and portions were quite generous.

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