We were recently dining out in Birmingham, Alabama and friends we were with mentioned they were going to visit Traverse City, Michigan. We immediately told them they should make a reservation to eat at Trattoria Stella.
I tried to find my review on missingpersonsrv, but couldn't. That's because somehow a well-deserved mention fell through the cracks. Happens.
Arriving in Traverse City after driving the entire way from Ludington, Michigan in a torrential rain that included Miranda driving through water a foot and a half deep, we were looking for coffee beans when we happened on Trattoria Stella.
Having done some research on restaurants in the area, I tried several days before we arrived to get a reservation at Stella, but was told they were booked.
So, after getting coffee beans at a local roaster, we decided to try and walk in to Stella when they opened at 5:00 p.m. We were glad we did because they have a great first come, first served area in their very nice bar setting. As a bonus, the restaurant is located in an interesting setting, an old asylum with many other shops therein.
We enjoyed great service and a very good dinner.
When visiting Traverse City, don't miss eating at Stella.