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.
Maple City, MI 49664
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
Although we'd visited Glen Arbor before, I only just happened to stumble upon Funistrada via Open Table...and I am SO GLAD I did! This was one of the best meals my husband and I have ever shared. I had the Veal Saltimbocca (Funistrada is apparently known for its veal dishes?!?) and my husband had the Penne w/spicy Italian sausage in marinara sauce. Both were to die for. Extensive wine list and great local beer selection, as well. We'll absolutely return to Funistrada. Can't wait!
Funistrada is our favorite restaurant in the Glen Arbor and Traverse City area. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is charming, and the service is friendly and efficient. In an area that is full of good restaurant choices this one stands out as a hidden gem.
My husband and I have visited the Traverse City area twice over the last six months. We discovered this gem of a restaurant in Maple City on our first trip and will definitely keep returning to it while up north. Although a small venue, it has big tastes! From start to finish, this restaurant is absolute perfection. Bring your appetite, you will need it - along with a reservation (a couple of weeks in advance)! Love, love, love!
Funistrada is a great restaurant! If we lived closer, we'd be dining with them at least twice a month...but alas, we live about 2 1/2 hours away and after a big Italian wine and fabulous meal this dining experience requires an overnighter in Traverse City. If you love wonderful Italian dinner this is a must stop if in the Traverse area.
Reservations are a must, even in the off-season. Food is outstanding; special entrees as well as desserts make each visit unique. Do not recommend for children as there is no kids menu and seating is at a premium. If you like small places where you may strike up a conversation with your the diners at the adjoining table, happy sounds all around you, really good pasta dishes...then this is the place for you!
We have been there many, many times and they never disappoint. Very friendly service and nice atmosphere. We enjoy taking friends and family to Funistrada and they are always anxious to go back. Funistrada is one of the gems that makes a vacation in Glen Arbor one of the best ever. They are open year around which is a delight as many businesses are seasonal, i.e. summer, however it is nice for those of us who brave the cold winters for cross-county skiing.
We eat here a few times each year, and every time is delightful. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes Area - a little tough to get to, but the easy, approachable and knowledgeable staff and outstanding food make every visit worth while. They are busy - advance reservations are really really necessary many nights. Our last visit - I had NY Stsrip with balsamic reduction - full flavor, sauce was terrific, steak was cooked perfectly as ordered and most delicious. My wife had the duck which was, as usual, outstanding (can something be usually outstanding? Here it can!)
Highly and heartily recommended!
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 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! :)
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.
Delightfully hardy and delicious Italian fare. Great service and really good food and wine. The food we had the Veal Saltimbocca which was decadent and the Spicy Penne with Italian Sausage - go hungry! The cheesecake also merits a mention - the plain and pumpkin were homemade with care and worth taking home if you can't manage to eat it while there!
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 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 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!!
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