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Dave
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come hungry! Not only are the portions huge, the food is to die for. This is clearly the best Italian food in the TC area. The restaurant is quaint and cozy, and the service is excellent.

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vipPDB1
Milwaukee
63 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to go to Funistrada.

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PaulaS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent, delicious, served by a friendly enthusiastic staff.

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BeckyN
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again another fantastic experience. Great food, stellar service. The entire staff greeted us and chatted with our table. It was great to see everyone and Patti is as always an outstanding server.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! Great food, staff and environment!

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vipDaronY
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience was very positive. The service was excellent and initially very easy to arrange. I had the salmon which was prepared very well and my date had the rib eye which she said was tasty...not fantastic but well prepared. What made the meal outstanding was the waitress who was cheery and very attentive. We will go back again

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vipJMac
Northern MI
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - love their Lasagna! The service as usual was superb.

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TomS
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as good as it always has been.
We come from Elk Rapids and it is more than worth the trip. This was the second time we have brought this couple plus sister. They truly enjoy Italian food and Funistrada has become their major favorite since we introduced them to your restaurant last year. We have been coming for at least 10 years. Keep up the good !!!

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Ryan
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service offering a memorable food experience to last a generation!

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vipPDB1
Milwaukee
64 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Funistrada is a bright spot on a cold January night in Northern Michigan. Always good food and great service.

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JPNickol
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

excellent food, & service , but at $30/ entree we felt like they could afford to turn up the temp in the place when it’s cold, we wore our coats the entire meal, but still love the place

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vipPDB1
Milwaukee
64 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another great meal.... A bright part of the day when it is cold outside and the snow is falling. We are always grateful for the wonderful staff and the good cheer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very loud customer in adjacent table that disturbed dinner.

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Sunday
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!

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michaelb
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service in a delightful restaurant

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MrP77
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! We dine here every chance we get. Undoubtedly the best veal dishes we’ve enjoyed in Michigan.

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JillB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants, with my favorite dish--veal saltimbocca. So glad the portions are big so I can enjoy it again the next day! Thank you Holly and Tom!

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Dave
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. One of the best kept secrets in the Traverse City area!

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MaggieG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal and service were amazing. We started with the stuffed grape leaves, then a Cesar salad for my husband and a goat cheese and beet for me, so fresh and tasty. My husband then had the aged rib eye which over all he enjoyed but it did get a little too chared which was unfortunate. I had gnocchi with Squash and mushrooms which was perfect.

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vipNorthernFoodie
Indiana
53 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was date night and in the winter on wed. Nights you get 2 entries with the second half off so good value. I get the veal dish and I my husband always gets the lasagna, which comes with great bread and a nice house salad. Everything was good but the bread pudding dessert costing Eleven dollars was not worth it and I would have skipped. The place was very busy for a mid-week Nov night. We always have a nice meal here.

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DinahH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

FUNistrada put the FUN back in food! Great evening.

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ChristinaA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time here and we absolutely love the food and the service is outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in northern Michigan!

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AnnetteW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food and service are always wonderful and keep us coming back. Ambiance is usually noisy because this is a popular place and tables are close together. Management needs to post a No Cell Phone Use Inside sign. Our last visit was disappointing because the tables next to and across from us had nonstop cell phone users. Maybe it’s time to add on and have a separate cell phone zone

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AndrewB
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place.Never disappoints

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Annie
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this restaurant!!!! Yes would recommend it to everyone. The food was outstanding the service was wonderful. Just wish we lived closer so we could go more often. I can't say enough or to many times how great this place is!

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JulieK
Northern MI
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Funistrada. It was recommended by my brother. All I can say is WOW! Our food was outstanding (Salmon Puttanesca, Spaghetti Puttanesca, shrimp and artichoke pasta, and veal saltimbocca). All meals were terrific, very generous portions, drink pours were also generous, excellent wine list, great service, in comfortable surroundings. We will definitely be back and will not hesitate to recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. We get there twice a year and it’s a great experience every time!

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vipGenaW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funistrada is an awesome dinner experience. Located away from the city. It’s in a small home. They prepare fantastic Italian cuisine. The portions are large. But delicious. Make your reservations in advance as they are very busy. Enjoy!

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

We love this restaurant, but the noise level was so high we could not even hear each other. Too many people in a small space.

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MSURoses
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service. We always look forward to dining there.

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vipRobertandKathleen
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look forward to dinner at Funistrada and are never disappointed. Great place for occasional dining or that special date night.

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LannetteZ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent food! On the pricey side, but you get a lot of food for the money. Well worth it! Treated like a king and queen all night.

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BRENDAS
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reserve well ahead. This is a small restaurant but the word is out and it is always packed...for good reason. Country pate’ is awesome, along with the balsamic steak. Innovative daily features as well ( I had heirloom tomatoes). Definite yes!

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JudyI
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made an error on last page regarding noise level. I was going backwards! Sorry, noise was not a problem. I love the restaurant so much that I plan my vacation to the Homestead around it! I ate there 2 times last week! Love, love, love the place. Wonderful wine select!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service. My husband had the heirloom tomatoes off the specials board, instead of one of the lettuce salads, and is still talking about how delicious it was. The lasagna was very flavorable, and ranks at the top of any I've had elsewhere (including my own).

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JeanneJ
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first time dining there. The wait staff is always attentive and courteous. Food is always creative and delicious. Look forward to Funistrada every time we come Up North.

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KellieS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funistrada did not disappoint. The food was phenomenal, the staff was great. We enjoyed the evening tremendously and can't wait to go back. The eggplant parm is a MUST try if its on special.

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DJNOOZ
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorites from the food to service to setting.

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Funistrada is rated 4.9 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.