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, Wine
Funistrada Ratings and Reviews
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.
Good birthday meal We enjoyed our food ...
Good birthday meal
We enjoyed our food of lasagne and the excellent house salad and delicious Italian wine. The server was very helpful with the wine choice, just very busy so not as warm and friendly. Our table was ok, bu would have preferred a booth or bench. I do love the food here. It was a little noisy and wish they would expand their dining space a bit.
Always a great experience.
Once again a wonderful meal at Funistrad ...
Once again a wonderful meal at Funistrada! After a great meal, had the best cheesecake of our lives--had the raspberry cheesecake two weeks ago and I thought it would never be better, but the coconut cheesecake beat all expectations!
While the main menu is great, the specia ...
While the main menu is great, the specials make the experience even better. This is not a place for young children or large boisterous parties. The restaurant is small and there is not a kids menu. Also recommend saving room for dessert.
Reservations required and need to be made at least 1 week in advance.
Funistrada never disappoints! Our family ...
Funistrada never disappoints! Our family visited twice while visiting Glen Arbor for a week. It's one of our favorite restaurants anyplace, including the big city! The service is always wonderful and the food is both exceptional and consistent. Their veal entrees cannot be matched anywhere...anywhere.
I've been coming to La Funistrada for ye ...
I've been coming to La Funistrada for years now and every time, the food and the service are exceptional. You wouldn't expect to find legitimate Italian cuisine on the side of a rural road in Northern Michigan, but there it is! I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and look forward to coming back many times in the future!
Nice place. Nice people. Good service. ...
Nice place. Nice people. Good service. Food was mediocre at best. Bread and house salad were
disappointing. Bread was tough; salad nothing special. Veal Saltimboca was poor. The so-called "famous" Tiramisu for dessert was dry and really, really lacked a decent amount of the mascarpone cheese. We had looked forward to this dinner after reading all the great reviews. We had planned to return next week, since we are in the area on vacation. We canceled that reservation and have taken Funistrada off our list of restaurants in the area. Will not return, sadly.
Funistrada always delivers a wonderful d ...
Funistrada always delivers a wonderful dining experience. We visited twice last week while on vacation and had two exceptional meals. The staff is always fun and they bring a friendly, positive attitude to the table. And the food is outstanding. The veal is as good as you can find anywhere!
We have been to Funistrada twice, once i ...
We have been to Funistrada twice, once in November 2015 (a Thursday) and then again June 2016 (a Sunday). We loved the place in November, but were mildly disappointed in June. I had the same dish both times - a special with broccolini, white beans and sausage. It was excellent the first time around, but I can only rate it 'good' this time - the sausage was too spicy and the sauce was overly garlicky. My wife had lemon artichoke chicken and was likewise disappointed - one of the pieces of chicken was more coating than chicken, and difficult to cut. The other pieces were thicker, but not as tasty as she was expecting
The salad, the wine (Mawby Sex), desert ( panna cotta) and service were excellent.
Funistrada was crowded on both occasions (2015 and 2016). The November clientele were mostly couples, whereas there were several large parties in June. Plus the June dinner was on a Sunday. Whether these impacted food preparation, I can't say, but the meals weren't up to the same standard as our excellent meals in November.
We will be back, but probably off-season.
Love love going every time.. We never ge ...
Love love going every time.. We never get tired of Funistrada. I love how consistent they are with everything. Food, atmosphere, and staff are always wonderful. The chefs know what they are doing and always get our complements!!
This is a fabulous restaurant. People at ...
This is a fabulous restaurant. People at the B & B we were at were raving about it so we quickly booked a reservation for that night. Cute place. The menu had loads of choices that we would have happily had. The food was delicious and very generous in portion size.
Excellent choices, and the specials we ...
Excellent choices, and the specials we had to try to narrow down from an awesome list. We ended up with two appetizers because we couldn't decide. Food was fantastic. The only drawback was a large table seated next to us, and two of the women were so loud, it overpowered our own conversation. We ended up listening to their group the entire evening. But that was not the fault of the restaurant. We will be back!!
Hard to find but quaint location
We were in the Glen Arbor area and had made reservations at Funistrada based on information from a friend. Cell phone lost cell power on both phones, due to the high hills in the area. Finally, we got through and called and Helen talked us in very easily. My anti pasta salad needed more meat/cheese and flavor. Picata needed flavor.
Great experience. My steak was as good ...
Great experience. My steak was as good as any I have had anywhere else. Appetizers included mussels, and asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. Both were quite good, particularly the latter; very crisp asparagus. Our server was funny and attentive without being intrusive. I have eaten at Funistrada several times and would return without hesitation. Best of luck to you.
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