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Trattoria Stella

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1200 W 11th St, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
+1 231-929-8989
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most delicious octopus I've ever had! If you think you don't like octopus, try it here. They have all of my favorites here: veal sweetbreads, diver scallops and octopus. All cooked to perfection. Amazing and adorable service from a young man. This is your next Traverse City favorite.

Thank GypsyEater
Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A business lunch. The five of us had 5 different meals and while nobody complained about their lunch, nobody raved about it. The waitress was very professional.

Thank D6371
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible service from menu advisement to meal delivery. The ambiance of this place is truly incomparable, & everything we ordered, from appetizers and drinks to dessert, was delicious. Kudos on a well-trained staff.

Thank PennyD85
Detroit, Michigan
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to work across the parking lot from Stella, and always appreciated their fresh, thoughtful food and excellent selection of wine and spirits. This is even where I had my going-away dinner when I moved from TC to NYC. I am thrilled to see this guiding light in the culinary revival of northern Michigan still providing the same food... More 

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Northern Michigan
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good restaurant with a nice bar area. Several years ago I took my wife and several others here. My son had baked a cake (part of a joke) and the wait staff served it. When it came time for the bill I discovered that they had made a $3 charge per serving. Since there were 7... More 

Thank HarryW1951
Petoskey, Michigan
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot come to TC without eating at Stella. My favorite dishes are the beet salad and grilled octopus salad. But the waiter seems to talk me into on of the specials. Let the waiter suggest the wine. It is against my nature to ignore price but it is one thing to walk away thinking that was expensive versus that was... More 

1 Thank Kit A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an absolutely incredible meal at Stella. It was Restaurant week, and we each ordered off the special menu. Every course we ordered was delicious. The service was friendly and excellent, and our server recommended a fantastic Italian red wine that complemented the meal so nicely. I cannot say enough nice things about the place.

Thank David B
Pierport MI
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the old State Hospital grounds, in Traverse City, it could be easy to never know where this restaurant is located. But make sure you do locate it! It has a lady back, but classy, Northern Michigan vibe. It is a tad dark in there, but happily we could see what we were eating. My wife and I went... More 

Thank Jamerz
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended as a reservation for a group of 7 on a Wednesday night. Our server really seemed to enjoy his job, highly knowledgeable of the menu, made great suggestions based on servings available from the starters and based on our individual tastes. Soups and salads were delicious and everything was very fresh. If you're part of the rare breed who... More 

Thank Kristen K
Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been to Stella's for years, as there are so many great restaurants here to choose from, but we are so glad that we tried Stella's again during Restaurant Week, as it was fabulous! Our server, Maureen, was the best, and everyone in our party of 6 was truly impressed with their dinner. We will be back again soon!

Thank mkk1234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 W 11th St, Unit One, Suite One, Traverse City, MI 49684-3287
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-929-8989

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?