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Trattoria Funistrada

4566 MacFarlane, Burdickville, Glen Arbor, MI 49664
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Ranked #3 of 10 restaurants in Glen Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Olive St
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83 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a cozy restaurant which offers traditional Italian cooking. Portions were tasty and hearty. The service was only average. I returned a dish that was too spicy and the server was not gracious about providing me with another dish. I'd still recommend going there, however. Maybe the server was just having a bad day.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have a home in northern Michigan and have struggled to find good Italian food. No more. Even though the place is a one and a half hour's drive, we will return. Reservations are a must as the place was packed. I had a Veal Chop and my wife the Veal Saltimbocca. We ate the leftovers last night at home... More

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Friendsville, TN
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

These high reviews make me suspicious after visiting the restaurant. Simply put, waitress was not so friendly and the food was clearly store bought frozen. Pasta was flavorless and the salad was a joke. No kidding, i have had better Italian dishes from street vendors in an Italian festival. This food was terrible and way overpriced for the garbage it... More

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Friendsville, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband and I went here last night for our five year anniversary dinner. I had spent a lot of time researching the top restaurants in the area because I was unfamiliar with Glen Arbor. Trattoria Funistrada had a very high rating, and my husband and I both love Italian food. However, we were both extremely disappointed with this restaurant.... More

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Tubac, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a jewel of an Italian restaurant in a very unlikely spot. Only about 10 minutes from downtown Glen Arbor, and on a country road, this place has some of the best Italian food we've had anywhere, and we are originally from New Jersey! My husband's chicken piccata was delicious but my chicken saltambucco was heavenly and the big... More

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Great Midwest
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

So I dined here on Friday 6/20/14 with my wife and kids and all I can say is WOW! I mean being Italian I have dined in just about every fine dining Italian restaurant you can think of and this place is top shelf. You would not expect such great food in an Italian restaurant in Glen Arbor but I... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We did a tour of the area and went to eat at Trattoria Funistrada in Maple City, Michigan. It turned out to be one of the best meals of the trip and according to Angie our waitress we were lucky to get a table because it was a half price date night. We ordered a half bottle of Moscato $16.00... More

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Farmington, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This Restaurant is not much to look at from the outside (except that is is tucked away in one of the most scenic areas in the United States), but the food was excellent, and the feel of the interior reminded me of some small restaurants in Europe. We hit this restaurant during "Restaurant Week" in May, which meant that you... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The food here is always wonderful. Sometimes it's hard to get a table but they try to accommodate as much as possible. The only reason I don't give it an excellent is because of one waitress that hovers way too much. Gets annoying.

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Akron, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We drove over 400 miles to go to my favorite restaurant for my birthday. The veal saltimbocca is SO delicious and I can't go a year without coming to this area to indulge. With a bottle of Ripassa wine and the asparagus appetizer... My idea of heaven! The service is personal without being intruding. I love this place.

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