Providing Leelanau County with a taste of italy

Nestled in ‘Burdickville' on the east side of Big Glen Lake, our building is over 90 years old & has always enjoyed a history of being a popular neighborhood gathering place.
We use as many local ingredients as possible to create meals you will never forget. Casual setting, elegant taste.


Stuffed Grape Leaves 6

Broiled Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto 9

Lumache (snails) w/garlic & red onion, served on crostini 8

Mussels steamed w/ garlic & basil 10

See our special board for other seasonal choices!

The House Ante-Pasto Salad: mixed greens w/ salami, Asiago cheese, olives & pepperoncini w/ olive oil & vinegar dressing is included w/all dinners.

We also offer a classic Caesar & a seasonal salad for a small additional charge.

* This is a sample menu * Items may be seasonally available, prices are subject to change *


All pastas are served w/ a house ante-pasto salad & 9 Bean Rows bread

Linguini w/salmon in a Gorgonzola cream sauce topped w/ pine nuts 24

Angel Hair Carsoni: Chicken w/ Kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, mint, lemon zest & red pepper flake tossed lightly in olive oil 23

Spaghetti & homemade meatballs 22

Penne w/spicy Italian sausage in marinara sauce, topped w/ Parmesan 19

Penne Puttanesca w/ chicken, spicy marinara w/ capers, red wine, kalamata & anchovy olives 22

Linguini w/ clams (pink or white sauce) 20

Lasagna Bolognese: five meats, three cheeses 23

Tortellini: cheese stuffed w/ cream, peas, bacon, red onion & white wine 23

Linguini w/ goat cheese pesto & chicken 23


All entrees are served w/ ante-pasto salad & 9 Bean Rows bread & a side of pasta w/ your choice of homemade marinara or oil, garlic & butter.

Veal Saltimbocca: scaloppini broiled w/ prosciutto, mozzarella & Parmesan served w/ a mushroom Marsala sauce 31

Chicken Saltimbocca 28

Veal Piccata: sautéed scallopinis topped w/ capers in a lemon & white wine sauce 28

Chicken Piccata 25

Lemon Artichoke Veal: scaloppini topped w/ artichoke hearts in a lemon & white wine sauce 28

Lemon Artichoke Chicken 25

Anniversary Chicken: sautéed chicken breasts, baked w/ asparagus wraps & mozzarella cheese
in a lemon white wine sauce 29

Salmon Puttanesca: parmesan dusted filet, baked on a bed of spicy puttanesca sauce 26

Salmon Piccata: baked salmon filet w/ capers in lemon & white wine sauce 25

Bistecca Balsamico: 12oz. New York strip steak coated in cracked pepper, pan seared to order & drizzled w/ a balsamic reduction 34

Owners Holly & Tom Reay jumped at the opportunity to purchase the building in 2000. 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, & catering to the many local & seasonal families that return to the area generation after generation.
Together w/ their daughter Carson (15) & son Thomas III (11) the Reay family is proud of the reputation they’ve built for consistently delicious food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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Dates you may want to note:
We will be closed Friday August 28, Wednesday September 2, Mon & Tues Septbember 7/8. At that time, our fall hours will begin Open Weds - Mon @ 5:30 (closed Tuesdays)

We are starting to look at the calendar for a fall wine dinner...we will let you know when we announce the date!

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