Funistrada re-opened in 2000 as an Italian trattoria (an Italian-style eating establishment, less formal than a ristorante) providing Leelanau County with great Italian food! Nestled in Burdickville on the east side of Big Glen Lake, the building itself is approaching 100 years old. At one time the local pub, then Glen Lake Inn, the restaurant has enjoyed a rich history of being the "popular neighborhood gathering place".
Owners’ Holly and Tom Reay both have fond memories of dining as children with their grandparents at the former Glen Lake Inn. Having worked at multiple dining establishments in the busy ‘seasonal’ area, they felt it was time to bring back that feeling of ‘neighborhood’ dining…offering reservations and catering to the many local and seasonal families that return to the area generation after generation. They are proud of the reputation they’ve built for consistently delicious food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.