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Michael's Trattoria

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344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492
+1 203-269-5303
16:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 04:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Michaels has great authentic Italian food. They have take out and have had their pizza and is amazing. Their seating is a bit tight in my opinion but doable. Prices are average for great portions and upscale Italian food. Attire is casual.

1 Thank Lisa K
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely Italian spot right in the center of Wallingford. Great wine selection & specials on Wednesdays. Superb pizza (put out free at Happy Hour) Dinners, & specials. Don't let the small store front fool you-more room & parking in the back.

1 Thank Ruthi K
Bloomington, Illinois
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant is on the main street in this beautiful Connecticut Village. Dining room is quiet and very homey while the separate bar is lively, even on a Tuesday evening. The menu was extensive, food beautifully prepared and the service was attentive. Clearly the choice of locals.

1 Thank FrankC7113
Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I'm in Fairfield and I always remember playing with and against Mike in Football and Baseball. His family restaurant on the west side of town had the best sausage and pepper grinders I always looked forward to coming over from the east side to get something to eat and talk about sports with Mike or his dad.

1 Thank Erwin H
Wallingford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The food is good, no doubt. However, food and cocktails are pricey for what you get. My husband and two friends went out for basic meals and a couple of cocktails the other night and it ended up being $110 p/person. The cost is no issue, when you have an exceptional experience. The dining room atmosphere is cozy, tasteful and... More 

Thank Lisa R
Wallingford, Connecticut
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Food is good. Tight seating. Sometimes tight seating leads to hearing other tables conversations. Last visit was ruined by obnoxious table next to us. Food is good but atmosphere is important too.

Thank mitchells207
Wallingford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unless she's in the kitchen at Michael's right now. Warm, friendly atmosphere, great Italian food. Friendly kind of noise, unless the Flamenco guitar player is on stage in which case nothing but awed whispers can be heard. Friends, family, laughter, romance--all will find themselves welcomed.

1 Thank codderwannabes
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Extended family dinner and everyone was happy. Large portions of authentic Italian food with great bread and the best garlic olive oil I have ever had! Swordfish Florentine, chicken piccata, chicken parm and veal were enjoyed. Great service. Will be back the next time we visit!

1 Thank Susan S
Boston, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Given that it was a lovely day, we opted to sit outside at one of the sidewalk bistro tables. We both had salads and each had a glass of white wine. The food was excellent except for the Italian bread which, although fresh, was soft instead of crispy (personal preference) and was served with dipping oil. The espresso was served... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere very nice portions as well. Nice wine selection to go with your meal and terrific servise.

Thank playmaker5850

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-269-5303
Michael's Trattoria has served the Wallingford community for the past 20 years. Cozy, great friendships, big flavor in a relaxed casual Italian Cuisine. Food is prepared by Michael in the spirit of his Italian roots. Our customer includes a huge amount of locals, but many choose Michael's before a Toyota Theater show or it's closeness to Choate. Friends, strangers, colleagues and family are always welcome to try simple generous, full flavored style of cooking. Michael's Trattoria gives you a range of appetizers, pasta. chicken, veal, steak and seafood. We offer fresh bread with Michael's own irresistible (customers rave!) virgin olive oil to dip in. We have private rooms available( for business and small parties) and also offer catering (on site, carry out and off premises) We are a small family owned Italian Resturant and take pride it the dining experience we offer. Best to make reservations.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?