One of Michigan's best kept secrets is no longer a secret. Highly acclaimed by national and local media, this hidden gem continues to provide the simplicity of the purest Italian food. In the casual warm toned setting, the seasoned staff guides guests through regional courses of antipasti, artisan pastas, risottos, Mediterranean fish and Piedmont beef to ensure clients of a memorable experience. Only the highest quality ingredients, including produce from their on premise garden enter the Tonon's kitchen back door. Summer or fall, guests can dine on the beautiful Tuscan Patio, lush with grapevines and flowering trees, or sit by the outdoor fireplace and enjoy a special dessert, a boutique grappa or espresso. Ristorante Cafe Cortina provides spaces for business meetings, weddings, anniversaries and all of life's special occasions. This independent artisan restaurant sits on 2 acres of land surrounded by trees, grapevines, flowers and its backyard garden. From the garden come the herbs and vegetables that are creatively infused in the restaurants menu. One would think they were on the outskirts of Rome when dining there, especially in the three European outdoor courtyards.