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“Great find!! You must find a way to get here.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trattoria Funistrada

Trattoria Funistrada
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Glen Arbor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Olive St
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great find!! You must find a way to get here.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

Having just come back from Paris, France a couple months ago, I was hoping to have some delicious wine and a great meal. Tripadvisor Reviews pointed us in this direction and did not disappoint.
We are in this area often (we own a cabin about 30 minutes away) but have never heard of this restaurant. The food was simply amazing! And the wine was delicious. I am so thankful for Tripadvisor and the helpful reviews. We would not have found this place otherwise.

You need to make reservations well in advance (they were completely booked the entire weekend). The service is fantastic (everyone is so friendly). Make time in your schedule to get here and just sit back and enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NovilleLil
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English first
Detroit
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Birthday bliss meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Delicious birthday dinner! This was our third time here and the food, wine and staff were outstanding. Highly recommended! Reservations needed in the summer.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Trifish
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st pete beach
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“wonderful !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

the food and service was 5 star !
worth the extra drive.
anniversary dinner for brother and wife !
recommend advance reservations for summer weekends.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank drkleasing
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Empire, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent Food and Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

My husband loves Veal (or Chicken) Saltimbocca and has ordered it all over the country. He always comes back to Funistrada's as the best he has ever had! I love, love, love the Salmon Puttanesca! The salmon is always fresh, flaky and mild and the puttanesca sauce is rich with olives and a nice spicy flavor!! The wait staff is experienced, excellent and always helpful! Many have been loyal employees for many years! The owners also pride themselves on having a varied and interesting wine menu and are always helpful with knowledgeable suggestions.
This is our go-to place in the summer and it is worth planning ahead for a reservation!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank glenlaker
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mediocre overpriced food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

For $22-30 a plate, I expect more than store bought dry pasta. And low quality store bought dry pasta at that. The sauces were underwhelming, the salads were oily and flavorless, and the salmon tasted like it had been wilting in the freezer. Honestly, if I had made this meal for my family at home, I would have been disappointed. It wasn't dirty or sickening food, just utterly bland and horrendously overpriced. The service was pretty standard and the atmosphere was loud but pleasant. Whoever owns this place or cooks for it just strikes me as someone who does not naturally have a talent or love of food, which to me is not acceptable when I have a $100 tab. I think it is really curious that others remarked how good the food is; I guess growing up in an Italian family that owned restaurants makes one a bit more picky, but I really think any serious foodie would be quite disappointed here.

Visited July 2013
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