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.
* BEGINNNING 10/16 MACFARLANE RD CLOSURE! JUST S. OF FUNISTRADA..DETOUR WILL ADD 10-15 MINS. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD*
APPETIZER / SALAD
Stuffed Grape Leaves 7
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.
* This is a sample menu * Items may be seasonally available, prices are subject to change * Please also note, we do charge $8 for split plates.
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 26
Angel Hair Carsoni: Chicken w/ Kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, mint, lemon zest & red pepper flake tossed lightly in olive oil 24
Spaghetti & homemade meatballs 24
Penne w/spicy Italian sausage in marinara sauce, topped w/ Parmesan 21
Penne Puttanesca w/ chicken, spicy marinara w/ capers, red wine, kalamata & anchovy olives 23
Linguini w/ clams (pink or white sauce) 22
Lasagna Bolognese: five meats, three cheeses 25
Tortellini: cheese stuffed w/ cream, peas, bacon, red onion & white wine 24
Linguini w/ goat cheese pesto & chicken 24
All entrees are served w/ ante-pasto salad & 9 Bean Rows bread & a side of pasta w/ your choice of sauce - homemade marinara or oil, garlic & butter.
Veal Saltimbocca: scaloppini broiled w/ prosciutto, mozzarella & Parmesan served w/ a mushroom Marsala sauce 32
Chicken Saltimbocca 29
Veal Piccata: sautéed scallopinis topped w/ capers in a lemon & white wine sauce 29
Chicken Piccata 26
Lemon Artichoke Veal: scaloppini topped w/ artichoke hearts in a lemon & white wine sauce 29
Lemon Artichoke Chicken 26
Anniversary Chicken: sautéed chicken breasts, baked w/ asparagus wraps & mozzarella cheese
in a lemon white wine sauce 30
Salmon Puttanesca: parmesan dusted filet, baked on a bed of spicy puttanesca sauce 27
Salmon Piccata: baked salmon filet w/ capers in lemon & white wine sauce 26
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 (18) & son Thomas III (14) the Reay family is proud of the reputation they’ve built for consistently delicious food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
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We only share about 1/3 of our tables on-line...if you don't see what you're looking for, be sure to call!
Phew! We survived another fantastic summer! Fall/Winter special dates are announced:
Thursday Pasta Special * 2 pasta dinners & a bottle of wine $47 * Starts 10/26 (not available 12/28)
Weds Date Night Special * 2 entrees for the price of 1 or 25% off the total bill * Starts 11/9 (not available 11/22 or 12/227 or 1/3)
*Please note! We only share 1/3 of our tables on-line...if you can't find what you're looking for, please call!