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Party Size
For 2
Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
8:30 PM
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Funistrada

4.7
527 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Worth the Drive
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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 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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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

One of our favorite places in the Glen Arbor area. Food and service are always great. Prices are average for the area. Comfortable and cozy. Usually very busy so reservations are necessary most of the year.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

We always enjoy great food and service in a cost setting.

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

This was one of many visits to our favorite restaurant in Leelanau County. The food is great as is the service. We are very fortunate to have Funistrada and grateful they are open year round.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Never disappoints. Friendly staff, great home cooked Italian fare.
Always a family favorite, fun to take out of town guests

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Always delicious! Friendly staff makes the evening extra enjoyable

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Awesome as always!

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Anniversary in a great community ! Food always amazing. Service welcoming and conversational.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Enjoyed the Thursday night pasta special... two entrees with salad and a bottle of wine for $48. We added dessert and coffee for a perfectly lovely and well-priced meal.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Awesome as always! Would go weekly if possible. Food is fantastic and prices are fair.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Great evening, we took advantage of their weekly special. Food and service was fantastic. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

This roadside gem took us back to our time in Tuscany. Delicious wine and food

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Once again Funistrada was great! We come whenever we are in the area and they never let us down. The shrimp scampi was delicious , the salads were wonderful. The greens with dried cherries had a fabulous dressing and the last of the seasons heirloom tomatoes were just right. We shared a veal scalopini. It was plenty for each of us. For dessert we shared some thing with graham cracker crust pecans caramel and chocolate! Yum!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

The wait staff is very friendly. When your food comes out it’s always nice and hot. And finally I really enjoy the vibe in this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

This is one of our favorite places to dine. The food is always excellent as is the service.

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