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Trattoria Stella

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1200 W 11th St, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
+1 231-929-8989
Today
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When you know the story that it is in an old insane asylum it adds the creepy factor. The architecture is gorgeous. The food is outstanding. The service was phenomenal! Be careful , the food is so good you won't want to stop eating! Highly recommend, will definitely go back!

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Thank debalahtec
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a group of 13 and our service was great and the food was tasty. I would go again. Nice that you could talk and hear the people in your group. Never seemed loud.

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Thank Angela M
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We try to eat here every time we visit Traverse City and no matter what you get the food is always good. The duck ragout is one of my favorites! Friendly staff with great service. Italian food done right!

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Thank geneticist
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we got in even without reservation, sat in the bar area. the menu is the same. the service was spectacular. totally wonderful food.

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Thank Elizabeth Z
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was great, the atmosphere was great and the appetizers were awesome. The entree lacked something.

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Thank Rani S
Traverse City, Michigan
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the remodeled State Asylum Building 50, the space is very cool. They have a great wine list and many special flavors that any palette will enjoy. The bar has a nice vibe and the staff is very knowledgeable. Great spot for a special occasion .

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Thank tedlockwood
Frankenmuth, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was dying to dine at this restaurant! Went to TC for a short honeymoon in December. Love the story behind the building, our waitress was very nice and told us a little of the history. The food was great, we shared a beet salad, linguine, and the red pizza. My husband isn't very adventurous when it comes to food, this... More 

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Thank marybender
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We come here for special occasions, this last visit was for an anniversary. We had fantastic service, and the ambience was perfect. Beyond the aforementioned I can't give anything a positive review other then the wild boar. Ribeye was on special and two of us ordered it and agreed that it fell short. Although not overcooked and having good flavor... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This upscale restaurant in the lower level of a former state mental hospital is distinctive in both its location and its menu. It is a great place for intimate conversations because there are so many alcoves. It is also in an area developing as a destination with quaint shops and more. The menu is fresh, modern, and suitable for the... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My wife and have eaten at Stella's at least four times, and would dine here more if we could afford it. Swimming with the bottom feeders in the Grand Traverse economic currents, we are happy to dine here once a year, usually for a combined birthday-anniversary feast, and occasionally with special out-of-town guests. The food is way beyond anyone's normal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?