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Trattoria Stella

4.7
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901 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 901 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch as always! Everything was wonderful! Thanks!

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GregC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and an wonderful dinner. The food is very good. Chef Myles has created an awesome menu and is a pleasure to talk with. They are doing great things at Trattoria Stella. Please ask for a table in Haley’s section. She was informative and fun.
We will be back!
The Colucci’s from Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with my love. Trattoria surpasses expectations each and every time. This is one of the best restaurants in Michigan.

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vipBeth
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable, we come here every time we come to TC. Wouldn't miss it!

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Candice
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so very friendly and helpful. The food was the best I have eaten since I cannot remember when. Highly recommend!

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KirkM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!!! Never had even an average meal, it’s always outstanding!

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DeanJ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent , the service was excellent and there was good social distancing

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual! Prices went up slightly to pay staff an honest salary during the pandemic, which is admirable and awesome. Our waitstaff was so excellent we left additional tip. Never disappointed.

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GrammaKat
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience even with the Covid-19 precautions! The food, the service, everything was as impressive and wonderful as always!!

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vipShelly
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner at Trattoria Stella!! The waitress, food and ambiance were outstanding!! We can’t wait to dine at Trattoria Stella again!!

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TonyL
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was my first time here and I was thoroughly impressed! The food was delicious and Craig, our server, was exceptional

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MARILYNK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding.
The only issue we had was we ordered a very high end cheese plate that was wonderful but when we asked for it to be boxed we got home and there was no cheese. Might have been an honest mistake I don’t know. Otherwise this place is was fantastic!!!

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NancyB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious. Our family decided this was among the top meals out EVER! Homemade pasta, fresh creative dishes, top notch service. We ordered and ate family style so we could try more dishes. Highly recommend. This is a must for a Traverse City visit.

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TonyA
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was very unique and distinguished. Food was outstanding! Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. We almost didn’t go but decided to keep the reservation and are so happy we did. This place is one of a kind. Located in an old inane asylum makes it extra fun but I the food is really the star here - so good. Go for the burrata and flank steak were to die for. The tiramisu was underwhelming as was the chicken dish but the others and the homemade bread more than made up for it!! Will totally go back.

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Quick
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had, and at a fascinating/historic location.

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Cinelliman
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella should be applauded for adoption of the Italian "no tip", everything included system! Food was very consistent and delicious.

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vipFleabee
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service was great! ambiance delightful! Enjoyed our dinner!

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Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place, food is decent but felt it was over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipJjfoodies11
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience ! My husband and I are big foodies. We were with a dear friend who is a retired executive chef. At first we were a little leery because the menu is so limited but what they do have they do expedite exceptionally well! Whatever you order you will find delicious.

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taylorb
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great cocktails and awesome music selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have dined at Trattoria Stella a few times, and my most recent experience was a bit of a miss. Perhaps it was an off night, but I was bummed as I talked the restaurant up to the party I was with. Everything was pretty good leading up to the entrees. The entrees were both a huge miss for me. Service was decent - our waitress seemed extremely overwhelmed while servicing three tables during the dinner hour. Just a very “meh” experience this time around! I love the history of the building and I believe the food is usually better than it was this time, so I’ll give it another chance. I think the cocktail menu could also be revamped! Xo

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RoyH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around. A great special occasion place. Food and service were outstanding, despite challenges inherent to re-opening.

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vipPaulie
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy and attentive service. Delicious food and perfectly designed for social distancing. Pandora music playing what I grew up on......

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding food. Sea bass and scallops were done to perfection. Heirloom tomato appetizer with homemade mozzarella was great. Dessert was just ok.

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vipDarleneD
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Had the fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes which were so flavorful and fettuccine. Every thing was amazing including the service. We come here every TC visit

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AndreaGander
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal cap to a perfect week in Traverse City. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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vipLindaG
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to Traverse City, this was a great dining experience

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a wonderful meal with friends on Friday night! Everything was amazing from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service. Reminded me of a big city restaurant. Best place in traverse!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance! Could not have asked for a better dining experience during these trying times. Trattoria Stella did an amazing job all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Dillon was excellent At complementing the meal. He provided an opportunity to taste a few wines to compliment our evening with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Italian food, wonderful service and setting

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JenniferB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria Stella has been our favorite restaurant in TC for several years now. No other restaurant can match it for service, quality, and ambience.

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EricH
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great, service top notch, menu is always changing and fresh from local farms. If your visiting Traverse City this is the place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good with unbelievable service. The level of knowledge that the staff have regarding everything from the menu to wine and cocktails is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our second time at Stella’s and we were very pleased with our dining experience. The food was excellent. My meal was a bit salty for my taste but I’m sensitive to salt so I would say that it was probably perfect for others. Kate took care of us during our meal and she did a wonderful job. She checked on us from time to time to make sure we didn’t need anything but did not hover. She had just the right amount of presence. She was knowledgeable about the food and wine offerings and was very helpful in our wine choices for our meals. The vanilla gelato was delicious and the strawberry and blood orange sorbetto was exquisite! I would recommend Stella’s to anyone who wants an exceptional dining experience.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been several times before and have always enjoyed our dinner. Unfortunately, this time was a much different experience. The service was slow, our drinks took quite awhile to come to our table, and the food wasn't what we had experienced in the past. Food-wise it was comparable to a chain restaurant, not what Stella's used to be. We won't be back.

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asmith
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Loved our location. Burrata cheese starter is delicious. Empanadas are a tasty Italian/Spanish fusion. The fettuccine with duck was creamy and layered with flavor. The bolognese is even better. Cocktails are not to be missed here. You can build your own take on a Negroni. Really enjoyed this restaurant.

FAQs

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

Trattoria Stella is rated 4.7 stars by 901 OpenTable diners.

Trattoria Stella does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.offthemaphospitality.com/gift-certificates/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.