Trattoria Stella

4.8
1181 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1181 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous chef great server clean and efficient simply a great experience!

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MattM
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have had dinner here for years and it's one of the very best places we have ever gone for a spectacular dinner every time!
The staff and Chef are some of the best I have every had the pleasure of dealing with out of all the places across the country I have been to.

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Fritz
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Often restaurants of this type seem stiff and formal fortunately our visit was nothing like that. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and very detail oriented. She offered her thoughts on the various menu items and helped us select a delicious well paired wine for our meal. Our appetizers and entrees were not only delicious but presented us with imaginative ways in which flavors can be combined such as butter squash ravioli.
We had a wonderful few days to explore the city and we are so pleased that included our evening at Trattoria Stella.

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kristen, our server, was delightful, knowledgeable, and patient while we selected a wine. The salads were unique and tasty and the white pizza was to die for.

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RoxanneH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was brought out fast, maybe a little too fast. Quality ingredients and a great server who explained everything on our plates.

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TCFoodie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Miles is the best. The Veal Striploin Saltimbocca was to die for. The Werp Farms Arugala was fantastic. The server was very helpful and made a few suggestions that we took. He recommended two wines and brought us samples. Both were great. I also enjoyed the Perfect Negroni.

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ntrosch
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, outstanding food, and overall an enjoyable experience. Would eat again here in a heartbeat.

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vipKateZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing and the space intimate and warm. The food (as usual) was inventive and super flavorful. It's not easy to make Spanish octupus the consistency of butter, but the Chef at Stella sure does. Each course was delicious and our server Ali B was extremely knowledgeable not only about the menu, but also wine and after dinner drinks and digestives. Thanks to all!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and beautiful ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for the weekend and it was a recommendation.

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Dinah
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great, (very COVID conscious) food was excellent (I had the Hake, he had the steak). Only complaint was a tad pricey. But, we were enlightened to this prior. Oh & the tiramisu, scrumptious.

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Adam
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, one of the best Italian meals I’ve ever had and I have been to Italy. KRISTEN was nothing short of amazing. She is personable, knowledgeable, fun, and spot on with all of her recommendations. We had the burrata, shaved celery salad (awesome sleeper item that still impressed), beets salad (best beets I’ve ever had - Didn’t know beets could impress like this. Ask where they get them), Maltagliati (one of the best Italian noodle dishes I’ve had), Acini D’pepe, And desserts were fantastic. Their menu changes often so you might not see all my recommendations but most should be staples. Strongly recommend this place to anyone going. Ask for Kristin and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Kristen was our server and she was very knowledgeable and fun 🙂

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StephanieF
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive staff and great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Stella’s and it did not disappoint. Great ambiance and the service was impeccable as Craig was flawless and directed us to great dishes and drinks. The calamari was different and right up there with the best I may have ever had. The scallops were i credible and they were the very best we have had and we have been all over the world. They were perfect crispness and so smooth inside with a lightly sweet flavor. Great place!

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MarianneJ
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was courteous, professional, and kind. The restaurant was clean and practiced good safety precautions for Covid-19. We felt well taken care of. Food was delicious, my scallops were seared perfectly and my husband enjoyed the ribeye special. Many thanks to Craig for his superb service and making our anniversary dinner a night to cherish.

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ErinE
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an absolutely fabulous meal! Everything was delicious, the staff was warm and inviting, it was an experience! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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MadT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite. Superior service and sublime food. Killer!

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TonyV
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unique seasonally prepared food. Reasonably priced for gourmet food. Cocktails fresh. Friendly staff. Ambiance was romantic. Coming back for our anniversary and tomato season!

MW
MicheleW
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner and dining experience I have ever had.

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Gary
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, delicious, great service. We recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special bday celebration was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was fabulous! Can’t wait to go back.

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Amanda
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is ALWAYS amazing and waitstaff are wonderful!! I can not complain about ever having a bad experience!

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MarkM
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were met by our server, we had had her as server on a previous visit. We began with drinks and oysters. My wife and I enjoyed the entire meal and experience. So happy to celebrate my wife’s birthday this way.

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DanielleD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely outstanding and everyone was very nice and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary. Perfect choice. Cheese board and short ribs were phenomenal. Caesar salad with lemon spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very knowledgeable about the food and it came out quickly. We all enjoyed every dish and can’t wait to come back again.

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PollyS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Stella, our server was delightful. Food and wine were delicious and so was the coffee! My only negative would be that we had to leave our masks on even while seated at our table. They could only come off while eating or drinking. It seemed a bit much considering we were the only table in our little alcove. It was the first restaurant I had been to that you had to leave them on while seated. Other than that, if you want a relaxing, memorable dinner, I highly recommend Stella's!

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BillS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the shaved celery/mushroom salad. Like to try different ways of doing things. I also had the shortribs - very tender & tasteful with two type of mushrooms & grilled asparagus. Can't recall what my wife had !

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was not good at all i have had plenty of Italian food and this was far from par. The pastas were both not good. My wife had to order two different ones because the fishiness of the first one was disgusting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was simply outstanding! From the appetizers through the entrees and into dessert, every bite just kept getting better!!!! Truly amazing dining experience!!

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Robert
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We have frequented Trattoria Stella before and enjoyed the menu and chef prepared dishes. I was very disappointed with the limited menu and it being blamed on COVID.

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OlBP
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional restaurant experience for a romantic dinner. Great service, and the food was out of this world. Stylish cocktail menu, nice variety. The panna cotta for dessert was a religious experience.

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JayB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be able to dine out. Everything was excellent!

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience, as always. Can always count on having the best meal here.

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HopeK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible service!!! The best meal I’ve had in Traverse City.

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JessieN
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff!! We will for sure be back!

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debbied
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous- our waiter Kathy was fabulous as well!

JP
JaimieP
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service was outstanding. We would most definitely stop in thwre again.

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 1181 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.