char-grilled, house Calabrese sausage, smoked shallots, rice beans, tomato
caramelized, golden potatoes & rosemary, roasted sweet peppers, cauliflower, basil leaves, lemon & fennel
served raw, minced red onion, spicy sundried tomato & caper relish, gnocco fritto, extra virgin olive oil
Trattoria Stella has been our favorite restaurant in TC for several years now. No other restaurant can match it for service, quality, and ambience.
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.
Excellent good with unbelievable service. The level of knowledge that the staff have regarding everything from the menu to wine and cocktails is amazing
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.
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.
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.
My take home container was lost and to compensate they gave me a card for a free drink and appetizer at my next visit! Even though not having my left overs wasn’t a big deal!
Perfect blend of excellent food, attentive service and stellar ambiance.
Excellent service, informative, helpful, not intrusive. Food very good, a good value.
Food was bland & left us hungry. Was noisy at first w music quite loud, but waiter turned it off for us when requested. Staff was pleasant and attentive. For the price, I wouldn't recommend it.
This is truly my girl friend and mys spot! Every date night in Traverse we stop. Staff is great, beverages and wine selection are well done, food is beyond expectation. Definitely a great spot!
Always a good meal! The burrata is a must have!
We have been meaning to dine here for years and finally made the reservation for Restaurant Week. The drinks menu, and especially the cocktail menu is massive, and my ‘Herban Legend’ was excellent. It did take a while for the drinks to come out, but the rest of the meal was served promptly (honestly we could have waited a little longer between courses). We will definitely be back, the regular menu also looked very interesting.
An absolutely delicious meal with great service. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and compatible wine offerings.
Went for restaurant and we loved our meal! Server was also very good.
The food was excellent and our service was stellar. The restaurant was busy for our local restaurant week and they were very accommodating when we brought an infant with us who was not part of our reservation. Definitely a favorite restaurant of ours.
Mother-daughter date for TC restaurant week. Promptly seated. Attentive and professional service. Awesome food and drinks! Will be back.
Short Rib was underwhelming. Too much oil. Everything else was good.
Stella is a fabulous place for a date night. The atmosphere is second to none, and the food is awesome. Our server was very knowledgeable and personable.
Always above and beyond and soooooo romantic! My husband proposed to me here!
Hadn't been to Tratoria Stella for a while, so since it was Restaurant Week in Traverse City, we thought we would go... and we are very glad we did. The ambiance reminded us of some of the places in Italy we enjoyed a while back. From the greeting upon arriving all the way to settling the check, it was relaxing, inviting, tasty, and pleasant. Thanks for the winter dining experience with friends.
The Service tonight was slow and not as attentive as we are used to. The server did not keep track of where we were at with our meal and tried to give us our bill before desert. We sat go a very long time between dinner and dessert making it hard for the 2 young boys we had with us.
The food was fantastic! The Restaurant Week menu is great!! Mozzarella was amazing, fettuccine noodles were perfect and the chocolate dessert was amazing!
We hope to experience better service on our next visit.
Fantastic experience start to finish
The wait staff was extremely helpful and gave us the space to enjoy our meal. Food was hot and delicious. Completely satisfied with the experience.
Food was good. They were initially going to put my husband and I in a very small space in the walkway, but the hostess moved us before sitting us at that table. Very appreciative.
My meal was just ok. I thought it was boring. My beet salad was good. Not worth the money.
Wonderful food set in a very distinctive setting ( lol look up the History of the building). A little pricey but the food was excellent and service was fast and friendly
Excellent food, great service. A must stop whenever we are in town.
As always, wonderful food and wonderful service. This remains one of our favorite places to dine in Traverse City.