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Funistrada
Funistrada

Funistrada Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.trattoria-funistrada.com/
  • Email: tratfunistrada@yahoo.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
  • Executive Chef: Tom Reay
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olive St
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Funistrada
Italian-American neighborhood dining in the heart of downtown "Burdickville"

Funistrada is an owner operated-family business. We take great pride in our returning clientele, a staff that has been with us for most of our 14 years, and the consistency of our food and wines. Even when you're away from home, we'd like you to feel like you're in your own neighborhood!

We do not have a children's menu or accommodate young children.

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!
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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We love the place, food is very consistent and very good!"
    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'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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "It was very delicious, as usual. Thank you very much."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "We had another wonderful meal. They make you feel like one of the family."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "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
  • "as usual, our meal was delicious. we frequently choose this restaurant when wanting a special night out."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "Once we finally discovered, we went two nights in a row the food was SO delicious ,the wine list was excellent service and staff fantastic. Can't say enough about how wonderful this place is....oh and the food is taste bud heaven!!!!!! :) you must go! Lobster ravioli appetizer to die for and the chicken with a goat cheese pesto sauce was out of this world, my husband ordered it two nights in a row!"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Funistrada is one of few restaurants that we return to over and over. The mainstay menu is predictably excellent and the specials add a flair for each visit. The service professional are friendly, observant and well, professional. Add a beautiful winding drive to the restaurant and each dining experience is a lovely and satisfying experience. (Make sure to make the round trip around Glen Lake, with maybe a drive up to Miller Hill at sunset to complete a date night evening.) Our last dinner this past weekend, we wanted to catch the sunset, so we took our 4 layer pumpkin cake with caramel sauce and pecans to go. We split it at home;it was spectacular, almost causing a little end of night friction as our forks clashed while we demolished it"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We were seated as soon as we arrived! Our server was extremely prompt...menu and wine list were there when we were seated. Your wine list was perfect, we picked out a favorite chianti. We all started with martinis, which were quite generous!! We all loved our dinners, the mussel appetizer was excellent. It was my birthday and our waitress bought our dessert with a lit candle in it! What a wonderful evening....can't wait to return!!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013