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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner beginning @ 5:30pm - 9:00pm, seasonal days of operation
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We do not have catering services.
parking is limited - carpooling is recommended!
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Funistrada Ratings and Reviews
Great food, terrific service, casual and ...
Great food, terrific service, casual and fun. Northwoods supper club type feel, interesting history of owners informs the spirit of the place. Nice little bar area in addition to intimate number of tables. The food is outstanding - authentic, delicious Italian. The real spumoni for dessert (enough to be shared but I ate most of it myself it was so good). As a bonus, easily accessible if you have mobility issues.
We love to dine at Funistrada's whenever ...
We love to dine at Funistrada's whenever we travel to Northern Michigan staying at
The Homestead Resort. Such a lovely experience from the beginning to the end. If we
could only have such a gem in our area. Plan to see you soon and thank you so very much! :)
Had a good meal, great appetizers, and d ...
Had a good meal, great appetizers, and decent service. Liked the ambience. Enjoyed chatting with the folks seated next to us. All in all a fun experience. Would certainly recommend and would return with enthusiasm the next time we are in the area.
Outstanding from start to finish, the se ...
Outstanding from start to finish, the sever was friendly, knowledgeable, the menu had many options along with a complete accompaniment of daily specials. The wine list a wide range of varieties and price points, we enjoyed a delicious valpolicella. The food service was perfectly timed, never felt rushed or waiting. It was a wonderful evening during a fabulous stay. We will definitely return for another dinner the next time we visit.
The pasta dishes are nice, but I still h ...
The pasta dishes are nice, but I still have a problem spending $23-$25 for a bowl of pasta. Salad with beets, and antipasta salad were nice, but I had 3 better beet salads elsewhere this weekend. Small, crowded restaurant.
Our first visit to Funistrada. The meal ...
Our first visit to Funistrada. The meal was great. Our waitress helped us through some selections. The special Veal Rib Chop was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. Wine list was excellent. After dinner cappuccino was great too. The restaurant was a little loud because it was full of happy people eating and enjoying their company. We'll be back.
We go to the Sleeping Bear dunes/Glen Ar ...
We go to the Sleeping Bear dunes/Glen Arbor area of Michigan every year, and always look forward to a meal at Funistrada. It's best to reserve a couple of weeks in advance during summer tourist season -- the place is popular! And with good reason, because everything is outstanding. I had a perfectly cooked steak, while my wife had an excellent chicken dish. We look forward to another visit next year.
The Anniversary Chicken, Veal Saltimbocc ...
The Anniversary Chicken, Veal Saltimbocca and mussels were each a mouth-watering delight. Sarah, our waitress, was personable, pleasant and gave us the perfect amount of attention! We were a bit disappointed that the Ribeye was not available as my son-in-law could talk of nothing else.....it just means we will be returning!!! Susie, the owner, made herself available to chat and welcome us to her incredible restaurant....All in all, a fabulous experience for us!!
Funistrada was recommended to me by a fa ...
Funistrada was recommended to me by a family member who has a home in the area, so he knows where to go. Four of us went there. We loved the menu selection, and the food was wonderful. We found the wait staff to be warm, and helpful. In fact the service was excellent.
We agreed that we would definitely go back again. My advice is to make a reservation a few days in advance, since it's an up north favorite, Funistrada is busy even out of season.
Wonderful neighborhood Italian restauran ...
Wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant. Casual but best make a reservation. We went on a Monday night and there was a good crowd. I had the chicken saltimboca and it was excellent. Nice wine list, friendly and informative servers and yummy desserts.
We have been to Funistrada several times ...
We have been to Funistrada several times and have always enjoyed the experience. The food is outstanding. The staff is very friendly, professional and attentive. On our most recent visit we were a little disappointed. Although the service and food did not disappoint, there was a table of guests who were extremely loud and obnoxious. I felt like I was in a sports bar and not a fine dining establishment. This ruined our dining experience. I know it was not the fault of the establishment but I wish the manager would have asked them to lower their conversation.
Service was attentive and polite through ...
Service was attentive and polite throughout. Food and drinks were served with a normal wait. Food was good, serving size was plentiful (too much for me and my wife but surely adequate for a normal-big eater). I had reservations which were probably needed since we ate at 7:45 on a Thursday night.
We live in Notrhport and inevitably make ...
We live in Notrhport and inevitably make plans at Funistrada 5-6 times a year with family, friends and as a couple. The food is the highlight as well as the setting, well worth the drive. Unfortunately, for the birthday celebration for my spouse last week, requested by my spouse for her all time favorite restaurant and meal (spegetti and meatballs), we were told you were out of that very dish. This is the primary dish ordered and the main draw for this special occasion. We were told you could reduce the price for just a plate of pasta with sauce. Long story short, the dish is typically 24.00, we were charged 19.00 for a relatively small portion of pasta and swimming in so much sauce it felt more like soup. It was the first time we have ever been disappointed, but we were none the less.
We had eggplant Parmesan which was so de ...
We had eggplant Parmesan which was so delicious, tender and full of flavor! My husband order veal piccata so it paired very well with the eggplant Parmesan. ( we usually share our dishes to try more things) our waitress was very attentive and bubbly! We were celebrating our anniversary and it was a fantastic dining experience! Loved our table for two by the window.
This restaurant is a must when we stay i ...
This restaurant is a must when we stay in northern Michigan. So much that we dine several times in the short month of our stay. Every entree is great. My favorite is the penne puttanesca chicken. Lots of olives, chicken, and right amount of heat. I also order the veal raviol; which is usually on the specials board. My husband always orders the chicken piccatta.
This place is extremely popular and fills up fast. It is worth the trip out to Maple City. Hands down, best restaurant in the area.
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