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Trattoria Stella, Traverse City, MI

Trattoria Stella

4.8
4.8
2214 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

7:00 PM


Booked 49 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,214 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Romantic

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Special Occasion

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Service

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Northern Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northern Michigan

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan

    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was truly an experience. Service was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is awesome, couldn’t recommend it more.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good, everything was cooked and seasoned perfectly, dishes were well developed with layers of flavor, absolutely earns it's reputation and prices
  5. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best in Traverse City. Each visit is better than the previous if that is possible.
  6. t

    tomandnor

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our visit was sooo very pleasant. We were made to feel so special and welcomed.
  7. SM

    SuzetteM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely, utterly fabulous. Perfectly prepared and presented.
  8. WR

    WR2016

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We wanted to receive our bread with our cocktail but were told we had to wait for our food 30 minutes later. We needed the bread as drinks on an empty stomach has never happened at any restaurant before. The waitress should have accommodated the customer. Strange and unnecessary.
  9. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Food was gross drinks were gross resteraunt smell was gross staff was wonderful
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In my opinion, Stella Trattoria is the best restaurant in the greater Traverse City area. The food was once again outstanding, as was the service.
  11. A

    Alisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Thank you for the consistency of the quality of the food and the overall experience. We LOVE Stella’s!
  12. SM

    SandraM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Next time I will ask for a table in a “cubby” but our high top was fine for our first visit to Stella’s.
  13. M

    Mich

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant! Service, food, and atmosphere outstanding!! The taste of each dish was amazing!! Can't wait to visit again!!
  14. M

    Marie

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding service from everyone, not just the main server. Attentiveness to the little things such as having water filled, extra silverware and napkins. Everyone was very pleasant. The food was delicious.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance was outstanding. We will pay money for a good experience and we really got one. The food just wasn’t that good though.
  16. RT

    RebeccaT

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Forgot main dish for one of our group. Slow service
  17. KB

    KBtrager

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I have to preface my review by stating that my wife and I lived in Italy for 3 years and have returned 3 times. On the plus side, the staff was outstanding. Hayley was awesome. She was engaging without being overbearing and made my wife's birthday dinner memorable. On the other hand, we've never had bruschetta as bizarre as what was served at Stella's. We love bruschetta, and we've had bruschetta from north to south of the mainland, plus Sicily, Sardinia and Capri, but sorry, no, we will not be ordering that again. The secondo was very good, but I don't recall corn being served in any course whilst we were in country. The hostess was also very engaging and helped make the evening a plus. We will return, as we love Italian food and will give Stella's another try. If only for the staff.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food, service and cocktails were exceptional! Always a favorite!
  19. LH

    LH103

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Family get together
  20. JB

    JaneB

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly wonderful meal. Service was outstanding with helpful hints on each course. Could have been a better experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  22. MS

    MicheleS

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I have been a huge fan, proponent and patron of this restaurant for years. My latest experience unfortunately, was less than stellar. Food deletions were ignored, the special was undercooked, and timing was completely off. The first course (oysters) arrived well before our drinks. The second course (shared appetizers) arrived within seconds after, as if they were hoping to rush us out. I simply asked for my salad without raisins (I loathe them) and it arrived with. When the server took my plate after and fixated on the giant pile left over, he didn’t say a word. My fiancés veal chop was rare. And throughout a five-course meal, our server appeared twice. Support staff cleared each course slowly and repeatedly left us without silverware when the subsequent course arrived. I know our world has changed, and staffing has been challenging, but when spending over $500 on a special meal out, it is hard to justify the lack of respect for our patronage. With so many new options, I’m not sure if I’ll be back. Hopeful the owners will read this and address the slide before it’s too late.
  23. BR

    BradyR

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork chop is something special!! The seating is cozy!
  24. N

    Nikki1

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Disappointed. Ravioli with eggplant was way too salty! Zucchini blossoms were best part of the meal. Shortcake dessert tasted like a tough cornbread with blueberry sauce on top. As a finale … my Husband got sick upon returning home after eating the Walleye. Not a good experience ….Was hoping to like it, but wont’t be back.
  25. R

    Rjohns

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great anniversary dinner! Server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Food was delicious!
  26. PM

    PramitaM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best meal I have had in a while! The pasta was right up there among some of the very best pastas I have eaten in Rome!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fantastic, and Haley is great at her job. Service, food, ambiance; all superior. If you’re in TC, go here.
  28. BA

    BurtA

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maybe the best dining experience of my life. My wife and I celebrated our 49th anniversary with this meal. Our server (Amalia) was delightful and very helpful. The food was simply amazing. Taste, texture, presentation were all excellent. We must give this our highest recommendation. Maybe a bit pricey but absolutely worth it for the experience. We will return.
  29. JF

    JulieF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always, fantastic service always good!
  30. E

    Eloise

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The food is always very good and the wine options wonderful.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We have been long time customers of Traittoria Stella. Unfortunately, I don’t think we will be coming back after our last experience. Our server was beyond slow, menu options were slim, and my wine had an alarming amount of sediment. Thanks, but no thanks!
  32. TL

    TylerL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and service. We went for our anniversary and they made us feel very welcome
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner
  34. PJ

    PatrickJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    We were really looking forward to our reservation/dinner at Stella’s! However the food and service were very average; very disappointing overall.
  35. C

    Chelsea

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as usual. Craigs service never disappoints either. Give him and the chefs a raise!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and service was even better
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great per usual. It always a bit off-putting to be asked to wait in the hall (across from the restrooms) for your reserved table. Lends a chain restaurant feel to the experience. Allow diners to enjoy the bar, mingle, have a cocktail like other high end restaurants
  38. G

    Golfer

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! Menu choices exceptional. Our wait person was so informative on ingredients in dishes. We were celebrating our anniversary and this place was perfect!
  39. JK

    JeffreyK

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Skylar was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and friendly! The food and drinks were great as well, especially the spanish octopus appetizer and the special veal chop entree. The house made salted caramel gelato was also amazing. Overall a 5 star experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had heard about this magical place from some friends and decided to try it as our last night of vacation special dinner. It was such a great experience…delicious meal from starters, mains to dessert… an incredible wine selection with impeccable service. The building was beautifully restored with such an interesting history. We went on the early side because we brought our kids which I would recommend for families. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 2214 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 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

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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