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Michael's Trattoria

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344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492
+1 203-269-5303
04:00 - 21:00
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I just have to ask why so many people think this food is excellent? I was in the mood for Italian food while I was in the Wallingford area when I saw the excellent reviews this trattoria received. I was rather excited, but what was given to us as both our appetizers and entrees were average at best. Everything was... More 

Thank Carliana P
Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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161 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little piece of Italy in downtown Wallingford, this trattoria has it all--bar scene, pizza restaurant, and fine Mediterranean cuisine. In addition, you can rent a room/area for private parties. Having experienced all aspects of Michael's, I can say that everything works great. The bar scene is always busy and sometimes they offer free snacks to enjoy with your drink.... More 

Thank Bobbie B
Wallingford, Connecticut
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wednesday is their special night any pharm for $15 a plate, with salad and oven hot bread. a must! wine specials as well...

Thank Ed G
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

OUTSTANDING food and service. We were on the road and looking for good food...we found great food. Trip Advisor was our guide and didn't disappoint. We'd never been to Wallingford and learned about Michael's on the web while on the drive from New Haven. We have food allergies in the family and they were all over it...no worries. Isn't the... More 

Thank Steve D
Wallingford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Food was excellent especially the home made pasta! Decor a little tired but service and food made up for it. I return frequently.

Thank 409margiem
Wallingford, Connecticut
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great local spot, good bar, food good, always take advantage of the specials and the banana cream pie

Thank my3sons5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The food was good and the seating was terrific for 8 of us with children. It looked small upon entering but soon saw there were many rooms to accommodate larger parties without disturbing others. Very nice service.

1 Thank Leigh P
Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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.

2 Thank Ruthi K
Bloomington, Illinois
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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

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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?