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Trattoria Stella, Traverse City, MI

Trattoria Stella

4.8
4.8
2104 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Established in 2004 in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Trattoria Stella is an award-winning Italian restaurant with an emphasis on authenticity and service. Our seating is limited due to COVID-related restrictions, so we are reservation only for the foreseeable future. We have a frequently changing menu featuring house made charcuterie, pasta, burrata, gelato, desserts and more. Our cocktail program is extensive. Our wine list is loaded with hand-selected items primarily from our three favorite peninsulas (Italy, Old Mission and Leelanau) with a sprinkling of favorites from elsewhere in the world.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 929-8989

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Myles Anton

  • Area

    Traverse City

  • Cross Street

    Village at Grand Traverse Commons GPS=830 Cottageview Dr

  • Parking Details

    PARKING: You may park anywhere EXCEPT in the cutout between our main stand-alone sign and the bus stop. That area is reserved for curbside delivery.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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What 2,104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romance

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambience

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan

    Romance

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. KC

    KellyC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I wish I could have gone 5 stars across the board. The meal was delicious. The service a 10/10. The only problem was the table(s) of horribly loud and rude table that let their small children run wild throughout the restaurant. It was the worst display of restaurant etiquette I’ve ever seen. This place is not Chucky Cheese. There were 2 tables of 8 separated across the room and they were yelling back and forth to one another while the children ran, played tag and physically ran into servers while the parents drank their wine and occasionally screamed at them. What a disaster. The staff was amazing with us. They were able to re-seat us in a private room for the duration of the meal.
  2. E

    Elizabeth

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting TC for the first time and this restaurant was highly recommended by a friend. We were very impressed by the friendly service, wonderful food and intriguing setting. Was 5 stars and more! Thank you for an amazing birthday dinner 🤩
  3. BB

    BethB

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. I would highly recommend!
  4. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It was cold. Wait for service was long several times. It was pricey.
  5. S

    Scott

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was tremendous. We had Scottish salmon (the last two servings) and the ravioli w/ asparagus and morel mushrooms. Absolutely heavenly!
  6. JG

    JohnG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in the US…every time
  7. SR

    SteveR

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    One of my barometers of a terrific restaurant experience is how we'll we are greeted at an on-time arrival and with a reservation. Another is delivery of the basics--water, bread, drinks. For a 6:30 res yesterday, we arrived at 6:25. We sat for nearly 20 minutes with little attention from the hostess. Not a good first impression. After we were seated, the bread was served cold and no salt/pepper were on the table. My $15 glass of barbers d'asti was astringent and bitter, a bad wine at a high price. We waited another 30-35 minutes for our mains to arrive--too long in my view. Plenty of staff was in evidence; the place wasn't overcrowded. My wife ordered pasta, which she enjoyed. My plate, a charcuterie, was good, but not great. (At least the toast was hot!) The service was attentive, but not engaging. Bottom line: Trattoria Stella is overpriced and over-rated. I won't go back, but worse: I won't say great things to others.
  8. T

    Tristero

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Our server/bartender (Gabbie I think) was outstanding. She knew the food drinks and wine very well and gave excellent recommendations.
  9. JS

    JanellS

    Northern MI

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants! Cocktails are exceptional and the food is always delicious. Our only concern is the waiter brought the bill before our dessert was served.
  10. SM

    SMM1819

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always save Trattoria Stella for our last meal in Traverse City. From the food, atmosphere, and outstanding service, it is the perfect way to end our vacation.
  11. W

    Will3

    Columbus

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really a nice experience and comparably good value. The night before we ate at a place in Sutton’s Bay, paid exactly the same for two to dine, and the food and experience were not nearly as good as this. Salads and pastas were excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and we came to appreciate and follow his recommendations.
  12. SJ

    SandraJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    The food was quite good, but the service put a damper on our anniversary dinner. Our waiter, Joseph, was condescending throughout the evening (at least until he brought the bill). One example-after I asked a question about a menu item, he said "you can just Google that". We've had great meals here in the past, but don't have an interest in returning.
  13. KS

    KatherineS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were a lot of options, and great specials. Everything was delicious and well worth spending a little more money, for a great experience! I especially loved that it is in the old asylum, very cool vibes/experience!
  14. DD

    DrDan

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Dinner was okay Over rated on Trip Advisor Not sure I would recommend this restaurant
  15. KV

    KatherineV

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Ravioli was disappointing, sauce was like gravy. Asparagus had no flavor. Charcuterie would have been better with a little cheese, which I know is not traditional. Duck liver pate was the best part. Scallop entre and Beef Tenderloin were delicious.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience and tour of the wine and food menus. Our waitress was wonderful, I believe her name was Hailey. She made it that much better, along with the masterful menu
  17. JS

    JoeS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated next to wait station, was rather load and hectic. We had the fennel salad, minestrone soup, bruschetta, tenderloin medallions, finishing with tiramisu for dessert. Fantastic!
  18. KP

    KristaP

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gabby was the best server, very knowledgeable and very friendly. The food was outstanding as always and the cocktails superb.
  19. BL

    BarbaraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was absolutely beautiful everything was perfect down to the smallest detail the food was outstanding ending this wasn't just a meal but an event and well worth it
  20. S

    Smakosz

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The good was marvelous. Hardly any background music, just the din of people taking and eating- so rare these days when restaurants feel they have to provide loud adolescent sounds … love this place!
  21. C

    Cycling

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to bring first time out of towners from NYC. Great service, food and wine suggestions, along with wonderful explanations of the dishes and their preparations supporting the farm to table movement. Look forward to repeat visits this summer season.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    Food quality was some of the poorest that we have experienced from a fine dining restaurant.
  23. KB

    KentB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS a great experience. Food was amazing! Great ambiance. Excellent service!
  24. WA

    WendellA

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary trip enjoying great meals. We both had Chicken Saltimbocca which was wonderful. We started sharing Lumache; highly recommend.
  25. Z

    Zestruction

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the highly recommended Trattoria Stella and it definitely delivered on the hype. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and we enjoyed every moment.
  26. SG

    ScottG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Services was very good explaining the menu and specials. Food was exceptional. First time there and was very happy we chose this restaurant.
  27. LP

    LindsayP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very accommodating to our vegan diet. Chef made an excellent entree. Good service, drinks, appetizers and dessert.
  28. JM

    JohnM

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We don’t live in the Traverse City area but love visiting there about three times a year. We ALWAYS have a dinner at Trattoria Stella; it is always truly outstanding and a treat. It is expensive but worth the occasional splurge.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently one of the best dining experiences in the state of Michigan.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    30th Birthday
  31. LS

    LindyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat at Stellas everytime we visit Traverse City.
  32. P

    Pistol

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good restaurant with a limited menu. Food was good, service was lacking as our server was training a new employee
  33. PT

    PeterT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trattoria Stella is quite literally our favorite restaurant in the country.
  34. SM

    SometimesMelvin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. The Bruschetta was absolutely fantastic.
  35. MK

    MarissaK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Michigan in my humble opinion.
  36. CF

    CateF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This quite simply has to be one of the best restaurants in the state, and maybe neighboring states as well. The service was superb, the food was out of this world. Yes, it can be pricey, but worth every penny.
  37. TF

    TonjaF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, much of it locally sourced. Staff is professional and knowledgeable. The lighting, artwork and layout of the restaurant all add up to the perfect ambiance.
  38. FT

    FirstTimer

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic meal, and excellent service!
  39. K

    Kingofbeef

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Meal and service were spectacular. The special that evening was a veal “tommyhawk” and it was cooked perfectly to medium rare and was paired with Parmesan risotto and vegetables. We had 6 in our group and everyone’s meals were perfectly prepared and the service was spot on. We will definitely be back the next time we visit Traverse City!
  40. DV

    DesireeV

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Stella's staff and food are perfection. I don't know what else to say, it just doesn't get any better.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Trattoria Stella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 929-8989.

Trattoria Stella is rated 4.8 stars by 2104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Trattoria Stella

1200 W Eleventh St Traverse City, MI 49684-3287

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Village at Grand Traverse Commons GPS=830 Cottageview Dr

  • Area

    Traverse City

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    PARKING: You may park anywhere EXCEPT in the cutout between our main stand-alone sign and the bus stop. That area is reserved for curbside delivery.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Myles Anton

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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