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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 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
  • "Having heard about Funistrada for some years now, we finally found a day and time to try it. Reservations are a must, and need to be done far in advance as it is a popular place. We were ushered to our table, treated very well, and had a marvelous meal. It lived up to its reputation and we shall return."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "We have been lucky enough to experience the delicious food at Funistrada for many years. It has become so popular that reservations are needed 7-10 days ahead. We look forward to the specials and both ordered the huntsman- tortellini duck mushrooms and cream. We also had a wonderful bottle of Italian wine and finished the evening with dessert. Great food. Good people."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "This restaurant may be off the beaten path but well worth the drive! Everything was excellent, this is our new favorite place."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "We usually eat here every summer when we vacation in the area. We have really enjoyed past meals here. This year the food was only ok. Price a little expensive for so so meal. Service was good. There are limited choices for dining in the area-so we will try again."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "The food is outstanding. It was suggested by a friend ,so last year I went there for a special occasion and thoroughly enjoyed it. I vacationed in the area again this year and returned to Funistrada for another outstanding meal with delightful service."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Funistrada is our first choice for dinner when we are in the area--good food, pleasant and helpful wait staff, wonderful, friendly ambience."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The NY strip was as amazing as was on my prior visit. The pasta dish had amazing taste. Disappointed that each person with a table of 4 couldn't receive a bill for their personal items ordered. I had to get out a calculator and manually add to provide amount to server."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "This a terrific restaurant in the middle of a residential neighborhood by Glen Lake. The service was great and our meals were memorable."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "One might mistake the restaurant for a house along the road withouth the sign. However, the building masks the tremendous food associated with this restaurant. Their Italian cuisine is traditional and well made, and they do have non-italian alternative entrees. We were in the region for 6 days, and had 2 dinners to make sure we were able to enjoy the variety. The restaurant appears to hold 40-50 persons, and it was full by 6 pm both weeknights we dined. Reservations for good dining times is a must, and we would recommend at least a 2 week advance to obtain the time you want. Service was prompt. Parking is somewhat limited, and you may have to park along the main (but not busy) road."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Funistrada never disappoints. Always interesting specials on the board, but this time we chose from the menu. Mussels, duck, veal...all delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This is a dining experience that is always special. Once in a while you find a gem that never disappoints. The restaurant is intimate and the owners are smart enough to keep it that way. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious as always!i had the strip steak and my husband had the chicken piccata. Yumm!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My Family vacations every year at Glen Lake and this is one of our favorite nights because of Funistrada."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The restaurant is somewhat small and you may need to be flexible on when you dine (because reservations fill up quickly) but it is worth going, because the food has always been wonderful!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We would not eat here again. We love food and great flavors and I didn't really think there was much of anything "special" on the menus. None of the pastas are made in house. The table next to us ordered the ribeye special and it was literally a slab of meat on a plate with a balsamic reduction and a side plate of spaghetti with marinara. No garnish, no veggies, nothin. Our pasta was not bad. We ordered from the special menu. But like I said, it was nothing that I couldn't get at Carraba's. For the price...ouch! They must feel pretty proud of their food. As for dessert... Lemon cheesecake was delicious. The server said it was made in house."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Definitely need a reservation during summertime hours. Small but quaint. Great food and service. We will be ging back again."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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
  • "Funistrada is always enjoyable. Great food, good service - we'll be back."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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