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Michael's Trattoria

344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
+1 203-269-5303
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“swordfish” (8 reviews)
“penne” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
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1 - 10 of 167 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael’s Trattoria’s has been our special occasion restaurant. We celebrate birthdays, our anniversary, my daughter-in-law’s bridal shower and just dinner out. There are lots of Italian specialities to choose from and a nice bar crowd as well. They have pizza also. Located right in the...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great service and plenty of parking. Chicken parm and zuppa de pesce are excellent and banana pie was delish

Thank Michele C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meatballs for startes are amazing, Ambience, staff, food and wine all amazing. 10 out of 10, simply best restaurant in CT!

Thank integrity10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was slow. We had mentioned to our server that we had pulled off the highway on our way to Philly but it took week over an hour to get out of there. A lot of that time waiting for our main courses. Another bummer...More

Thank gefilte63
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write. Sorry for the slow service. Happy you enjoyed your meals. Come back soon. Michael

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We recently had a small 60th Wedding Anniversary here for our parents. Michelle was our waitress and she was absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious from appetizers, salad, main entre' to the final course... the banana cream pie! Yum! Thank you!

Thank kellcorb
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for selecting Michael's for your celebration! 60 years is a very special anniversary. Happy to hear you were pleased and everything went well. Come back soon. Michael

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Arrived right at opening, it was apparent from the first interaction that the bartender was not having a good day. No one else in the restauraunt yet, but it still took some time just to get menus & water. Finally ordered & after eating for...More

Thank Ruthi K
m t, Assistant to Michael at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Ruthi, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Michael is recovering from a surgical procedure and asked me to get back to you. Please give me a call at 203-269-5303. As you can imagine, this is a situation that...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Good food and decent prices in downtown Wallingford, with places to walk to after dinner, makes a great place to stop at.

Thank Who's O
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for your review. Love the neighborhood too. Come back soon. Michael

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch recently, had small meals at the bar, linguine with clams, my guest had mussels. Quite Lovely. Have been here before, totally unimpressed with entrees, pizza is good, as is most Bar food

Thank Jim I
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am working on a new lunch menu. Come back soon. Michael

Reviewed 28 August 2017

The food is great what I find even more important is the friendliness of the staff. It's easy to sit for a couple of hours and leave with a smile.

Thank Karin P
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for your review. It is always a pleasure to hear the staff is friendly. Leaving with a smile is what we all love. Michael

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly bar atmosphere with multiple intimate dining rooms. You won't be disappointed in your choices, apps are great and the bar staff top notch. Order a pizza to go (extra crispy) while sipping wine. Locals hang with business folk and a few celebrities. The best.

Thank joneye
m t, Owner at Michael's Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for your review. So happy you enjoyed! Come back on Wednesday Night for Wine at $5 a glass Bottle at $20 and a great selection of entees at only $15. Make a reservation... Thanks! Michael

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492-4205
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-269-5303
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Description
Michael's Trattoria has served the Wallingford community for the past 20 years. Cozy, great friendships, big flavor in a relaxed casual Italian Cuisine. Food is prepared by Michael in the spirit of his Italian roots. Our customer includes a huge amount of locals, but many choose Michael's before a Toyota Theater show or it's closeness to Choate. Friends, strangers, colleagues and family are always welcome to try simple generous, full flavored style of cooking. Michael's Trattoria gives you a range of appetizers, pasta. chicken, veal, steak and seafood. We offer fresh bread with Michael's own irresistible (customers rave!) virgin olive oil to dip in. We have private rooms available( for business and small parties) and also offer catering (on site, carry out and off premises) We are a small family owned Italian Resturant and take pride it the dining experience we offer. Best to make reservations.
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