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Bella Fortuna

104 W. Main Street, Lake Leelanau, MI
+1 231-994-2400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
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104 W. Main Street, Lake Leelanau, MI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were early for our reservation and were told our table wasn't ready yet. We looked inside and they had 11 empty tables, so we waited at the bar. We waited there for 1/2 hour and then we were set at the table that was...More

1  Thank dfinch000
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Some of the better Italian cuisine in the TC area. Oddly placed In Lake Leelanau but non the less a great find. Our waiter was a little pushy but over a very good experience .

Thank BenJames19
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Being longtime Leelanau Peninsula visitors, we anticipated a great evening dining experience when we chose Bella Fortuna in the city of Lake Leelanau. The three of us could not have been more disappointed...well maybe we could have! Ours was an October night, so we had...More

5  Thank Pattimichigan512
BellaFortunaNorth, Owner at Bella Fortuna, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thank you for pointing out that the terrace is lovely, the grilled salmon was well prepared as were the vegetables, and that the lemon sauce was nice. We appreciate the fact that you balanced your comments with things that we did well. Unfortunately we didn’t...More

Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Dined with friends during peak fall colors. The menu was all it needed to be. Simple, brilliant- the food fantastic. Watching Chef Mario in the kitchen, he doesn't say a word- just works his art. It's almost a stuffy place, but the staff take that...More

1  Thank TJDIV
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and amazing food! It was our perfect anniversary dinner. Good wine selection. The scallops are awesome.

Thank lumbeegirl
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We bike 10 miles round trip from Leland to eat here. Great food and service. The owner likes to go around and talk to patrons. Very friendly!

Thank Wrobak
BellaFortunaNorth, Owner at Bella Fortuna, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

We're glad to be your biking destination! We're also happy that you find the trip well worth your while. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Jared was both host and our server for dinner when we visited Bella Fortuna and gave us an excellent evening. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. His recommendations were spot on and we all enjoyed our meals immensely. We ordered...More

Thank NinnieG59
BellaFortunaNorth, Owner at Bella Fortuna, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2016

Thank you for your very nice review. We're pleased that you had a great experience. We agree that Chef Mario is a master of Tuscan cuisine. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant did everything right, even the soft, classical guitar playing through dinner was perfect. I had the scallops, which were the best I've ever had. I can't wait to return and try the pizza in the garden! Best service and meal of the week!

Thank terristours
BellaFortunaNorth, Owner at Bella Fortuna, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2016

Happy anniversary! We are honored that you chose to spend it with us and that you enjoyed the experience. Thank you for the compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Leelanau.

Reviewed August 21, 2016

staying nearby on the lake very convenient ,got a reservation for friday evening, 24 hrs earlier great service, is expensive tomatoes and home made mozzarella was a good choice excellent pasta - homemade, a must, did i mention the excellent pasta veal scallopini was also...More

Thank tkcbone
BellaFortunaNorth, Owner at Bella Fortuna, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

Thank you for pointing out some of our strengths such as convenience, service and our cuisine. I agree - Chef Mario does a superb job. It’s a pleasure to welcome a true epicure who recognizes excellent food, especially when it’s made fresh in-house. I appreciate...More

Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to love all things about this restaurant. We went there 4 years ago when it first opened and it was so pricey and uneven, it took me 4 years to persuade my husband to go back. Things have improved a lot but...More

3  Thank DinerIndiana
BellaFortunaNorth, Owner at Bella Fortuna, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Thank you for pointing out the elements you liked during your dining experience here including Chef Mario’s fresh focaccia, gnocchi and fettuccine as well as our friendly service. I’m disappointed that you feel our Insalata Caprese is pricey. The mozzarella is also fresh, hand-made by...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$14 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 W. Main Street, Lake Leelanau, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Lake Leelanau
  • Phone Number: +1 231-994-2400
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Bella Fortuna North serves the finest Tuscan dishes featuring fresh local produce in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Dine like a Florentine when you choose from our classic Tuscan menu. Enjoy our dinner in one of our exquisite dining rooms or on our award winning terrace. We have an award-winning Tuscan wine list. Our house wines are fine Tuscan imports available by the glass or by the bottle. Enjoy a spirited game of Bocce on our Bocce Court then relax at our Bocce Bar before dinner. We look forward to your visit in the 2017 season!
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