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Trattoria Stella

4.7
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896 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 896 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KirkM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DeanJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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.

GK
GrammaKat
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

DD
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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review