About

Bella Fortuna is a dream come true for Dr. Jane Fortune and Dr. Robert Hesse who combined their knowledge and expertise in Florentine food and culture to bring a taste of Florence, Italy to Northern Michigan by creating the premier Tuscan restaurant in Lake Leelanau.

Situated in the heart of beautiful Leelanau County, Bella Fortuna North brings the finest in Tuscan dining to the Northern Michigan restaurant scene. Bob and Jane created the restaurant in a historic Lake Leelanau building that has been a favorite local dining spot for decades.

Enjoy our award-winning Terrazza under Leelanau's gorgeous blue skies!

Enjoy our award-winning Terrazza under Leelanau's gorgeous blue skies!

With an eye to respecting the past – including the gorgeous mahogany bar that was shipped from Belgium to Lake Leelanau over a century ago – Jane and Bob remodeled the interior space to incorporate an elegant dining room with cozy fireplace, a new trattoria.  They created two banquet rooms for private events, one of which looks out onto an award-winning landscaped terrace. The terrace offers al fresco dining and a new bocce court for relaxed afternoons and evening games or league play.

Enjoy Tuscan wines selected especially for Bella Fortuna by owners Bob Hesse and Jane Fortune during their travels in Florence and visits to vineyards in the surrounding countryside.

Enjoy Tuscan wines selected especially for Bella Fortuna by owners Bob Hesse and Jane Fortune during their travels in Florence and visits to vineyards in the surrounding countryside.

We invite our guests to Dine Like a Florentine. Florentines enjoy their food. Their cuisine is one of the most sophisticated in Italy and offers a complementary variety of tastes that is both delicate and hardy. They take their time when they eat. Slow food was discovered there.

Completing the dining experience, Bella Fortuna offers an extensive cellar of great wines including a sangiovese wine from our vineyard in Florence and a pinot grigio from our Leland vineyard.

Isn’t it time you dined like a Florentine? We invite you to spend a special evening with us in beautiful Lake Leelanau and enjoy the exquisite cuisine of Tuscany. To make a reservation at Bella Fortuna call 231-994-2400 or visit our reservations page.