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Funistrada
Funistrada

Funistrada Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoria-funistrada.com/
  • Phone: (231) 334-3900
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner beginning @ 5:30pm - 9:15pm, seasonal days of operation
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine
  • Catering: We do not have catering services.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olive St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: parking is limited - carpooling is recommended!
A word from Funistrada
Italian-American neighborhood dining in the heart of downtown "Burdickville"


WE DO NOT HAVE A CHILDREN'S MENU. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 6 ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.

We are a small space and can not accommodate parties larger than 12.

Please visit our website for further information, sample menus and directions. We look forward to having you as our guest!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food and service at Funistrata really can't be beat. The menu is small but very good and varied. The specials are always different and delicious. Wait staff is professional and friendly. Only downside is the restaurant is small can be crowded when full ( which is always is) and is always noisy. Children are highly discouraged but there were many there and they detract from cozy atmosphere when noisy and poorly behaved. Reservations required."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Been dining here for years. It never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Dependably good meals. Typically good occasionally excellent, last night was the former."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "great food, lively restaurant. Saltimboca rocks. good wine."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Had the veal saltimbucca and the salmon on red sauce with olives. Both were delicious. Enjoyed our meal very much."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We vacation in Leelanau Peninsula and love to dine here for our anniversary night out. Highly recommend their "Anniversary Chicken.""
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "my wife and I were referred to this restaurant from a friend of ours. though 20+ years of us vacationing in the area, we never heard of it. the food was fabulous. probably one of the best meals ever."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food was just ok, we didn't think it was worth the higher price tag. The restaurant was so loud I could hardly hear my husband. We were celebrating a special occasion and were sat between two large, obnoxious parties so we couldn't fully enjoy our experience. Probably won't be back. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My favorite is the Saltimbocca (used to eat the veal, but now favor the chicken as a low-cholesterol choice)... both are DELIZIOSO! When I've had specials of the day or other items from the menu, they've been just as good... especially the ravioli, duck dishes, and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. Absolute favorite restaurant up north... the staff is friendly and helpful and the ambiance is vibrant, fun, and casually elegant!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Service and food always over the top! We always book one week in advance so that we can get reservations. Our favorite restaurant in the Glen Arbor area."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Simply terrific. Loved everything about it. Haven't been in two years and it seems to get better with time. i am adding thirty five characters to meet the minimum"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We always enjoy our dinner at Funistrada. The food is always great and service is amazing.. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "we have been to funistradas numerous times and remains one of our very favorites"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Going to Funistrada was the highlight of the week, month, okay all year! It was as I imagined....small, great food choices, vibrant surroundings, and perfect service. Will look forward to coming back and have recommended it to friends."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Food was good, solid, traditional Italian. Lasagna was very good. The saltimbocca was tasty but a bit salty. The ham seemed over cooked. Wish we'd tried some of the specials. They seemed non traditional and diners we met leaving were raving about the salmon over smashed peas. Generally really enjoyed it but a long way to go from interlochen for Traditional Italian food. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great food, great staff and great owners. This restaurant is a gem."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was excellent and service was friendly. It was a quality meal and a reasonable price."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meals for 2 days due to the generous servings. Great selections for the Thursday night wine special."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food is very good Italian prepared in a mostly traditional style. The setting in an old house is quaint and the pricing is reasonable. Be sure to make a reservation or you may not get a seat."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We love the place, food is very consistent and very good!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We've been enjoying Funistrada for at least 12 years. The food is always the best. The waitstaff is the best in the area. Many have been w/Holly & Tom since they opened. Enjoy."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Once again a wonderful meal at Funistrada. The waitstaff is always friendly, efficient and not intrusive. The food entries are creative and fresh. There is something on the menu for everyone to enjoy,our list of favorites long. We have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Pasta dishes were ok...not out of the ordinary. Steak and Veal dishes were drowned in sauces that tasted burnt."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "On a short list of excellent dining experiences in the Leelanau area. We've been dining here for nearly a decade and always love the carefully prepared fare (staples and specials). The ambience is lively and friendly. It can be a little noisy at times, so caution if one of your party is hard of hearing or you are desiring a quiet/intimate setting. Much of the staff are long-timers and are happy and helpful. Bravo!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I've taken my girlfriend there twice in the past month, mainly because we appreciated our first visit so much. The layout of the restaurant allows you to have an intimate dinner and the service was first rate. I especially appreciated that the waitress remembered us from our last visit three weeks before. Everything we've had there was over the top, and I'd highly recommend Funistrada to anybody."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I have been there many times and always enjoy the food an service. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Best Italian good anywhere!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I love coming to Funistrada to see what's new and interesting on their menu. I am only lucky enough to visit there a couple of times a year, but it is one of my favorite spots. We had a good-sized group (7), and had no problem getting seated in the winter. It was a little too cold in the restaurant (it was in the teens outside), but our food was delicious as usual."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Great food and service. Pasta special was well worth the price of $42 for 2 pasta dinners and a bottle of wine!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We try to drive out to Burdicksville for a meal at least several times a year and once again Funistrada lived up to expectations. Excellent lasagne with a generous portion to take home. Excellent but reasonably price high quality Italian wine. Friendly service and great bread from nine bean rows , a local bakery. Love the antipasto salad that comes with entries. Excellent homemade carmel apple cake.m One of my favorites for any occasion. Reservations a must on weekends or in busy season."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Another outstanding meal at Funistrada! Warm and friendly atmosphere accompanied by incredible food. So fortunate to have Funistrada in the neighborhood!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Beautiful place, great food, great service, great wine list. Always a must when we are in Leelanau County."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Overall a pleasant experience with excellent veal and salmon. Salad is included and portions are generous. Although the waitstaff was friendly our service was not as attentive as I would have liked,"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. The food was extraordinarily good and unique. It offers a great cozy atmosphere for romantic or special occasion out."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "While our other two dishes were good to very good, we felt the veal with prosciutto dish was over-powered by the salty prosciutto. Overall a good meal, yet the pricing was very high as compared to equivalent dining in the area."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "It was very delicious, as usual. Thank you very much."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Always a nice place to end up after a long drive. But weirdly noisy the last three visits. Like people that shout at each other. And the specials seem to be exactly the same each time. Otherwise, it's a pleasure."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Our Server was great, friendly and prompt. My husband's dinner selection was recommended, Veal Saltimbocca. Meal was very oily, salty and looked unappetizing. He started but could not finish. . My steak was excellent & well prepared with a balsamic reduction. Salads were excellent. In hind sight, we should have sent the Veal back when it was served. When asked, we did tell our server and dessert was on the house which was Excellent. Overall a good experience and we would go back but would stay away from the Veal."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We had another wonderful meal. They make you feel like one of the family."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We enjoyed our dining experience. The food was delicious! The only disappointment we had was that we were there toward the end of the night and the waitress never asked if we wanted another beverage during dinner. We got the feeling that she was ready for the night to end even though she was very nice when she took our order and delivered our food."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Excellent dinner location. They incorporate local produce into their cusine. Excellent menu options, well stocked bar and great wine list. Reservations highly recommended."
    Dined on 10/17/2013