*MLive.com 2018 | Best Italian Restaurant in Michigan
*USA Today 2017 | Most Romantic Restaurant in Michigan
*Open Table 2018 | Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America
The food and ambience were amazing, and we had possibly the best service either of us have ever had, Alison took exceptional care of us. A truly incredible experience.
Wonderful dinner experience! The food, drinks, and service were all outstanding. Pricing matches food quality. Might be worth taking a peek at their extensive drink list beforehand for those who have a hard time making decisions. I look forward to returning in the future.
Fantastic food and service. Inventive cocktails. Very knowledgeable server. Great atmosphere.
The food was terrific but the wait staff was beyond wonderful. Alison, our waitress was so very knowledgable in everything from the wines to the entire menu. After listening to her superior explainations of the wines, I let her pick. Her choice was beyond good. The food was spectacular and Alison's recommendation of the burratta appetizer was superb
Great dinner - recommend any time
So very special! Definitely will do again!
Our server was phenomenal and was very attentive to us. My husband ordered the scallops and said they were the best he’s ever had. I ordered the steak and it was absolutely delicious. We will be back again soon.
Everything was fantastic- attentive service, excellent & creative food, and unique atmosphere.
My husband and I went here for our anniversary. Meal was great! The waiter recommended a nice bottle of wine. Will definitely be coming back!
Fantastic food, but sat next to server alley and the servers would be on phones or talk about their own business to loud.
New Years Eve
The food was spectacular! The atmosphere is also extremely relaxing and comfortable.
This was the 5th time my wife and I have eaten at Trattoria Stella and while this wasn't the best meal we've ever had there (you can't hit a Grand Slam every time you come to bat) the meal was great and the service impeccable.
We were recommended this restaurant from a couple we met in a hotel elevator. We were looking a unique setting for our 47th wedding anniversary.
What a wonderful setting ! The wine was from one of the local wineries we visited earlier, appetizer was excellent and brought to the table quickly. Entrées were delicious and prepared with flair.
Usually don’t order dessert but split a Tiramisu … well worth it !
Only down side, we were seated between a small children’s party and a table of loud talkers, nonetheless we enjoyed our celebration !
Being in a rehab’d asylum made it awesome !
Always a great meal here, wait staff is knowledgeable about the food and wine.
Stella’s never disappoints!
Wonderful, savory, delicious meal in a cozy and warm atmosphere. Excellent service. Highly recommend.
The food was not close to worth the money. Very disappointed in the quality to price.
Too noisy for intimate conversation. Table next to us was very loud.
Good food and service but preferred a more quite setting for a romantic dinner
12/23/19. Family together for the holidays
Excellent dinner at Trattoria Stella! The food and service were wonderful. My only complaint with my meal was the amount of oil in the pasta dish. (I ordered the bolognese.) The flavor of the dish, however was excellent so the oil was easily overlooked. The wine selection at the restaurant was also phenomenal!
Wonderful dining experience!
The food was impeccable and the wine was the best we have ever had. New favorite restaurant right here
Enjoyed a delightful celebratory meal from beginning to end with our family. Hayley, our server, was enthusiastic and possessed knowledge and passion of their offerings. Bread service, drinks, and the fried calamari were enpointe. The beet salad was good as usual and the kale perfectly acceptable. Three of us savored pasta dishes for our entrees and the other scallops. Portions were large so we took half home for dinner the next evening. Everyone was completely satisfied with their main which can be a rarity. For dessert, tiramisu, gelato, sorbet, and cappuccinos! A truly pleasant dining experience.
Our entire experience was wonderful! The white pizza was life changing and our server, Hayley, was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. She made the experience very memorable.
Had dinner there to celebrate our anniversary. Excellent food and staff was incredible!
I absolutely love this place! Food is amazing, love the ambience and the staff are always great!
Our server was not very friendly or attentive. She seemed to change when we didn’t order drinks, which was due to health issues.
Wonderful food and great service! Perfect for a good weeknight meal or a special occasion.
Trattoria Stella not only met, but exceeded our expectations! Loved the ambiance, extensive cocktail and wine list and our menu selections! Can’t wait to go back again, highly recommend!
We loved the romantic atmosphere, the wait staff...they were great.
The drinks they were amazing, a perfect place to take your date.
Each entree we ate was special, each a prize from local farms.
The Michigan wines and fruit desserts just added to the charms.
So if you’re thinking of a road trip... to an asylum in a cellar?
I highly recommend my new favorite, Trattoria Stella
The finest gourmet restaurant in Traverse City. We have eaten there since they opened in 2004 and every element of an excellent dining experience has been consistent.
As always, the food was exceptional, the staff were congenial and professional. Another great meal!
Everything was great. A couple of dishes were heavily salted, like the beans under the sweetbreads, but overall it was great.