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Trattoria Stella

1200 W 11th St, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
+1 231-929-8989
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (143 reviews)
“octopus” (44 reviews)
“veal chop” (22 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1200 W 11th St, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoy this place a couple times a year (special occasions as it is a little pricey) and they never disappoint! Small quaint restaurant, can get a little noisy but always great food and service. Good wine selection and their signature dish of Veal Saltimbocca...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rick H
Reviewed yesterday

It had been a good five years or so since the last time I had dined at Stella. I was in TC for the weekend on business so I was looking forward to revisiting an old favorite. I have fond memories of good meals here...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank foodieinGR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birthday dinner, everything was fabulous! Celery salad, rib eye, phenomenal with creative use of ingredients and superb service! Waiter selected Perfect wine for our meal and treated us like we were royalty. Been coming here for special occasions for Four years and this restaurant never...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank padalr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place & everything about it. The food is very good & the place is so cozy. We tried both soups minestrone & sausage lentil. Delicious. Our lunches were the celery salad & the chicken sausage with beans. I can’t say enough about how...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ThadMichigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I so love this concept .... set in the basement of the old Traverse City Asylum, Trattoria is well appointed and offers great food. We visited for a quick night in bad weather after Christmas and came for dinner upon the recommendation of a foodie...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bobcH7296SL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We made reservations at Trattoria Stella one night while visiting the area to tour the winery's near Traverse City. The food is good but beware, they change the menu daily! Look up the protein before making your reservation if you are a picky eater. My...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jfogt003
Reviewed 8 December 2018

We visited Stellas on a Thursday night after a tour of the Traverse City Assylum. We had a lovely table in the back for our group of 8. We were thrilled with the food and the service. The wine selection was extensive and the menu...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DJC577
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Our decision to have dinner here was last minute and luckily they had a table open, it was the best dinner we have had and the octopus app was amazing. If we weren’t up north on a trip we would definately return. Great place for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank snider2018
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Met some interesting people while having informal meal at a high top in bar area. I said the building looked like a mental hospital from the outside and one of the folks at the table said it was! In fact, her grandparents had worked at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chris R
Reviewed 13 November 2018

The renovation of the entire State Hospital grounds, now known as Grand Traverse Commons, is only part of the success of this fab restaurant. The service, ambiance, cuisine, beverage/wine selection is OUTSTANDING.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Melissa F
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Questions & Answers
Gary D
4 April 2017|
Response from Amanda D | Property representative |
We change our menu frequently. We do not currently have meat filled ravioli or meat filled lasagna. Our menu is posted on line daily and you are always welcome to contact the restaurant directly for the day's pasta... More
Gary D
4 April 2017|
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Response from D6371 | Reviewed this property |
The true is I do not know what I ordered, but what I had I did not like, I was looking at different things at the menu and asking questions, I just got mixed up, totally my fault
Alicia W
9 October 2016|
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Response from namro2000 | Reviewed this property |
I would call them. I visited and reviewed but live in Florida and don't know their Thanksgiving hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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