In 1892 the magnificent bar at Bella Fortuna was loaded on a ship in Belgium destined for a New York purchaser. Upon its arrival the buyer decided not to accept it and sold it. It was shipped to another buyer in Chicago who also decided not to keep it. Put on a ship in Lake Michigan destined for Cedar it somehow landed in Lake Leelanau where it remains today.
There is a bullet hole in the front of the bar that no one can explain. It is known that famous mobster Al Capone owned property in Leland and legend has it that a shootout occurred in the restaurant. It makes for a good story.
With our wide range of Italian liquors enjoy aperitivos (pre-meal drinks that are designed to wake up the palate and stimulate the appetite) or digestivos (after dinner drinks that ‘aid’ in digestion). Some of our Italian liquors include Campari, Aperol, Amaro Averna, Luxardo Maraschino, Strega, Tuaca and many more.
We also offer Italian beers such as Peroni and Moretti La Rossa.
There's nothing more relaxing than a visit to our courtside Bocce Bar next to the Terrazza.