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Funistrada

4.8
541 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Italian-American neighborhood dining in the heart of downtown "Burdickville"

Please visit our website for further information, sample menus and directions. We look forward to having you as our guest!

*We DO NOT have a children's menu/young children are strongly discouraged. We are a small space ~ limits are in place for larger parties.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Dinner beginning @ 5:30pm - 9:00pm, seasonal days of operation
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Phone number
(231) 334-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jake Noonan
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Catering
We do not have catering services.
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Cross street
Olive St
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Parking details
parking is limited - carpooling is recommended!
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Entertainment
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Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Family friendly and great food. Sarah is awesome.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Dining at Funistrada is a wonderful part of any trip to the region. Exceptional service and always consistently great food.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

As always, we are treated like old friends from start to finish! Salad fresh and crisp, warm tasty bread, flavorful entrees served piping hot! Hubby had the NY strip special, could not finish it. Cooked perfectly, tender and juicy. I had lemon asparagus pasta with chicken. Delicious! Pasta al dente, fresh asparagus crispy tender and flavorful. Half came home. We split a cannoli, just the right sweet finish.
This is our favorite place to come in the glen lake area. Bustling but cozy, fabulous cuisine, warm friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Always an excellent meal. Good wine selection. Veal Saltimbocca is the best!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent as always! The veal chop is amazing; local asparagus appetizer was delicious, too. Love, love, love this place!

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

My college friend from the University of Kansas and I have been visiting the Glen Lake area annually for 20 years. We’ve made Funistrada part of our routine since its creation and have loved it every time and leave with plans to return. Food is always excellent and we’re able to have a quiet conversation even though tables are close.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

As always, wonderful food, service (Patricia was great!) and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Funistrada is always good. This is our favorite restaurant in Lelanau and Traverse City!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This was our first experience with Funistrada, and it will not be our last. The food was delicious, very nice presentation. Our server, Barb, was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This is our favorite halfway point for meeting good friends. It's a cozy local gem with rustic elegance and the food never disappoints. This occasion was another memorable experience.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent, always a good time. Wait staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. We’ve never had a bad meal at Funistrada.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a great time. The food was excellent, the service was prompt and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Menu and service was outstanding. We had veal saltimbocca and veal piccata both of which were beyond expectation. I cannot stress enough how excellent the entire evening was. Way over the top.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Wonderful service from the moment we walked in the door. Our waitperson was knowledgeable and very attentive to our needs. We were celebrating our 43rd. Anniversary so we wanted a special night out. The food was fanominal and the wine was so good, we ordered some the next day. If you love High end Italian, you will love this restaurant. Definitely worth the drive and your time. It's a very small venue so make a reservation a few days ahead!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Funistrada is a wonderful asset to Glen Arbor and Leelanau. Consistently good food, great service, and fairly priced. Have been there many times and always look forward to the next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Always a treat! We are very lucky to have Funistrada so close to Glen Arbor and fortunate they are open year round. The food is great and the service excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Birthday dinner for my aunt...best table in the house and great service. We had a hard time deciding what to order because everything sounded so good. Our table had salmon piccata, veal piccata and baked cod...all delicious. We shared a shrimp scampi appetizer ...very tasty and plenty for three...Shared a piece of chocolate cake
presented to the table while the restaurant guests all joined in singing happy birthday to my aunt...we couldn’t be happier with Funistrada for our special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wonderful good and goof service. Love their pasta dishes!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in northern Michigan. It has excellent food at a price that is fair for its high quality and value in a cozy place with great staff. I enjoyed the osco Bucco with a wonderful house salad, bread and side of pasta. The wine list has nice selections at a reasonable price. Save room for dessert.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

One of our favorite places when in the area. Love the cozy feel and welcoming staff. The food is consistently good. Recommend the veal chop when available as a special. Other veal dishes are also good choices. Be sure to make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We love the ambiance of an elegant yet friendly neighborhood hangout. The food is always well prepared and delicious and the service is friendly and well staffed. We have never been disappointed. While there was a very quiet and well behaved toddler there, it's not a place for young children nor groups larger than six.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Disappointing. I asked specifically for the salmon to be cooked well or all the way through. It wasn’t and they offered another entree with arugula pesto. It had chunks of almost raw chicken in it. My husbands Bistacco special steak was almost raw. Connolli to go was the only redeeming quality.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Love the location, food, wine and the service. Our favorite special restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent. The menu was versatile with many Italian options. Loved the spicy penne, the house salad and we had excellent service. Only negative was we ordered the shrimp scampi for an appetizer - did not care for it. Shrimp seems rubbery and undercooked. Everything else was a delight.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It always starts with the great staff and tonight disappoint us. The entire staff is a pleasure! Our meals were wonderful and the environment is perfect - cozy and comfortable with great local artwork from Greg Sobran!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent entree and service. However, my husband ordered the cesear salad for a $2 uncharge and it was disappointing for a fine Italian restaurant. My house salad was very good.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

One of many visits to Funistrada and have never been disappointed. One of the best restaurants in Leelanau County. We are very fortunate to have such a great restaurant so near and open all year.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Delicious food and outstanding service. Funistrada is just consistently great.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Great little restaurant that the locals love. Has delicious Italian food and the service is wonderful. The friendly staff tries to do everything they can to make your dining experience fun and tasty. We always recommend to visitors.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Always he best, the veal and pasta were amazing and the staff is wonderful

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1.0Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband & I, along with another couple went here based on opentable recommendations. We had the mussels and snails for appetizers. Both were tasteless. No spices, no olive oil or butter. I ordered the veal signature dish. It was extremely salty and very skimpy. Very poor. My husband had the monk fish which ok, but had no seasoning. Our friend was unimpressed with the pork roast. Our other friend did enjoy the butternut tortiliny. Very expensive restaurant and poor food. Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

As always, great food and service. In the winter, Wednesday is date night with two for one pricing. Great value.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I would like to give them more than five stars on service. I spilled my (nearly) full wine glass just as our entrees were served. In the brief time my wife was in the restroom doing her best to clean off, the staff completely reset our table from the cloth tablecloth up and replaced my wife's entire entree. The hostess, the assist and our waitress, Angie, were unbelievable. Still, while the service is exceptional, the food remains the reason we return every chance we get. My wife is from New York City and this is only restaurant she has found in the midwest that rivals the Italian ristorante in NYC (and the canollis from Alphonso's Bakery in Staten Island). We cannot compliment this restaurant enough.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Took my wife to Funistrada for her birthday. The whole experience was great! Comfortable yet professional service and high quality food paired with nice drink selection. We really enjoyed it!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service food very good overall a great experience can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Always a wonderful experience...delicious food, friendly staff and good wine!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent as always. The off season pasta special on Thursday nights can’t be beat! Food and service are top notch!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Easily the best Italian food in the region, or perhaps anywhere! Price is even okay when on special.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Worth the drive, exceptional service from booking online, to being greeted at the door, explanation of menu, very attentive staff, great menu choices, delicious food!!!! We will definitely be coming back. One of our favorite places to dine!!!

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Always a good meal and great service. This time was no different. Worth the drive over snowy roads!

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