We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“One of our most favorite spots”
Review of Trattoria Stella

Trattoria Stella
Reserve with OpenTable
Trattoria Stella is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #15 of 320 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed June 8, 2014

We tend to do lunch here, more often that dinner, and the price is spot on. Though we do not judge food by price. Great food comes in all price ranges. We love ALL the pastas, soups and salads we have ever tasted, here. The chef knows what they are doing. Love the atmosphere and the staff could not be more helpful. At dinner, we always try one of the unusual offal dishes because we are adventurous that way! Love that everything that can be is sourced locally, you can taste the difference. Good stuff!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank LTFrench
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,136)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

678 - 682 of 1,136 reviews

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.

Thank mitchigan99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!

Thank Chopstick224
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
6  Thank cadillac2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Debbie812
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Trattoria Stella also viewed

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 

Been to Trattoria Stella? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing