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Trattoria Stella, Traverse City, MI

Trattoria Stella

4.8
4.8
2338 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 36 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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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Notable Wine List

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

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  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

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    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner at Trattoria Stella for our anniversary! The food was fabulous!!
  2. JK

    JimK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. The food exquisite. You definitely need to try the beef carpaccio and Lola's Nightshift (an espresso martini). We also had swordfish, beef tenderloin, and pasta --- all of it was prepared to order.
  3. HC

    HowardC

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Food delicious
  4. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Great waiter. Tiramisu best ever.
  5. LH

    LaurenH

    Chicago

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got the homemade burrata which was delicious. The scallops were outstanding and a huge portion. Definitely worth the price! The spaghetti with duck was interesting and my husband loved it. Our server was great and the ambiance is very cool. Definitely will come back next time we’re in traverse city.
  6. S

    Safol3

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Service was very good. Wait bordered on being a salesperson when explaining menu items. Atmosphere was cozy but not private. Food was delicious. Well prepared and presented. menu prices seemed a bit high.
  7. JB

    JaneB

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It gets better with each visit!
  8. H

    maggieH

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Wonderful and delicious food. Everything was prepared perfectly and tasted superb! Highly recommend! A must if you are in or near Traverse City
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, ambiance, and service. Perfect experience!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere, tremendous food and top notch service. 10/10 each time we've been!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and above and beyond service. Such a nice experience. Beautiful surroundings and food.
  12. SS

    SherryS

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service (Craig) and awesome ambiance! We loved our cocktails and appetizers (octopus and red pizza, but we should have stopped there. Our entrees were sub-par— magliota (sp), spaghetti with duck and fettuccini. For an Italian restaurant, you need a better red sauce recipe. My husband called it Campbell’s soup. Nevertheless, we love this restaurant, and will be back!
  13. K

    Kevin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, David, was great and everything he recommended for us to try was delicious. Great value for what you are getting overall. Will definitely be dining here again.
  14. MH

    MikeH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An incredible experience. Food choice was excellent. Service was great. The waiter was personable, accurate, and attentive to our needs.
  15. RD

    RhiannonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easily one of the top 5 meals in my life. Locally sourced and everything super fresh. Layla was a wonderful server.
  16. RC

    RandyC

    Orlando

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food best eggplant parmigiana I have ever had
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and excellent service in a unique historic setting. My favorite restaurant in Traverse City. Authentic Italian food that never disappoints.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sole and prawn appetizer, hake, scallops, and veal chop were all excellent. Haley and Wendy did a great job.
  20. PB

    PeterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance & staff. Food was very good. Could use a few more dinner choices. Would definitely go back.
  21. MP

    MichaelPB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fine overall experience, great food and service , menu is relatively small but has variety, curated wine list with a mix of Michigan, Cali and international wines
  22. V

    Visiting

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the experience and the food. The server was very good.
  23. HM

    HeatherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top to bottom it was everything and more.. singular dining her. I ate everything on special. Drank Nebbiolo they brought from Italy themselves. I could go on and on about how special this place is.
  24. BA

    BillA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Food was good as usual. Service was slow and had to ask for items like plates. Seated in incredibly loud crypt like hallway. Not as good as it used to be.
  25. RO

    RyanO

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding, our favorite Italian restaurant.
  26. J

    James

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great experience. Excellent food. We have had service staff who really know their foods and wines for nice pairings in the past. We did not have this on our most recent visit and it does make a difference!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would rate this 10 stars if I could. We have traveled all over the world and this was one of the best meals we have ever had.
  28. B

    Brunchie

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We’ve been here many times and have had good food and service so we decided to bring some friends that had never been before. We were seated right away (had a reservation), but the service after that was so slow. We waited 20 minutes just for water, another 10 for our cocktails and had been there 45 minutes before being able to order appetizers. The same waitress had already brought food to a table seated after us. It was a full hour before having any food on our table. We enjoy a slow paced dinner, but this was extreme and not really paced, there just wasn’t food for a long time. It really ruined the experience. After 2 hours we were finally just finishing our main course and everyone was tired of all the waiting so we didn’t bother with dessert which I’ve enjoyed here in the past.
  29. PA

    ProudAlbertan

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are travelling across USA - hotel Grand Beach Resort, friend and Trip Advisor recommended Unique location, relatively hard to find….inside old asylum building Atmosphere was like no other, food excellent
  30. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was absolutely amazing. The service was exceptional, we never felt rushed, and of course the food… my husband and I agreed that it was probably the best dinner we’ve ever had. Highly recommend!
  31. KZ

    KristiZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance were all too notch. I would definitely suggest dining here!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our server and all the courses were excellent!
  33. RS

    RogerS

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A menu featuring great food and "Specials" that will entice you; all offered at a fair price, what's not to like? If that doesn't pique your interest, an extensive wine list and creative cocktails and other beverages should. Add to that, an interesting setting and great service and you'll do just as we do; you'll keep coming back. Just try to stump our Server Haley when you have any questions about the menu, specials or wine list. She's the Greatest!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cod & prawns was FABULOUS! Great cocktails & wine.
  35. SC

    SCOTTA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience with great service. Would definitely recommend
  36. MF

    MegF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Service was exquisite. Highly recommend.
  37. KT

    KTGR

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was unbelievable- my husband said it was the best meal he’s ever had in a restaurant. Our server was exceptional - described the specials with details that were mouthwatering! First time at Trattoria Stella- but definitely not our last!
  38. JK

    JimK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abbey, was our server and she was amazing. Friendly, knowledgeable and her timing was impecable. The food was excellent, and plated beautifully. Definitely a great food experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED our waitress-Abby-she was stellar and knew the dishes well and described everything perfectly. Alongside that her service was top notch! The food was also very delicious, and we absolutely loved every morsel!! Will be going back next time we are in Traverse City.

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 2338 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 36 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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