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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here after a great tour of the former mental institution; the restaurant is located in one of the renovated buildings. The atmosphere was cozy, with each small "room" within a long row of arches holding 2 tables. We were able...More

Thank smacs77
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Stella. The food was cooked perfectly, and a bus girl, Clara, made sure that our experience was the best it could be. We felt the music didn't really fit the atmosphere, and she asked her managers to change it...More

Thank cmcgovern2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stella remains in my mind the best restaurant in Northern Michigan or one of the best in Michigan and the Midwest, period. We had a delightful father's day eve family meal. We shared a a nice bottle of Montepulciano and a white pizza as first...More

1  Thank DinerIndiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many great restaurants in TC, and Stella's continues to be one of the very best! Excellent food, service, wine list! Unique and charming atmosphere. Pricey but quality to match.

1  Thank LCHH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you get over the fact that you are eating in a converted mental institution, you can sit back and relax and just enjoy an atmosphere of a dark, Italian bistro. The food is rich and delicious. Elegantly prepared and served with a flair. Our...More

Thank 212arts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined there four times Feb / Mar, 2017. Had sushi three of the four, and had the fish special one night when with family. Food & service was wonderful. When I visit Traverse City, Red Ginger is on a mental must dine list.

1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique location in the old state hospital, remodeled and housing businesses and condos- called Grand Traverse Commons. Food is wonderful and locally sourced and though a bit pricey the portions are a very good size, myself and my husband split a lunch and shared an...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great staff, kinda pricey though. Very high quality food, especially if you like unusual foods!

1  Thank nurselee37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there last Friday with 4 of us. 2 excellent meals 2 very disappointing meals. The pork chop special was very fatty which the 2 men had and tough. I had the veal chop which was fabulous while the other lady had walleye which was...More

2  Thank Mary588
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant before and had an equally delicious meal as we had before. The place is expensive, but, the service and setting is novel and inviting. The waitstaff is very professional and is very good about explaining the menu to you. Much...More

2  Thank DebAW16
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Gary D
Do you serve meat filled ravioli or meat filled lasagna?
5 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
Do you sell meat ravioli or meat lasagna
5 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
Are you open this 2016 Thanksgiving and what are the hours?
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, 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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