Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Buca di Beppo - Livonia

Buca di Beppo - Livonia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
  • Phone: 7344626442x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Lerrina Sanford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.
  • Special Events: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Six Mile and I-275
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free self parking in private lot.
A word from Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Buca di Beppo - Livonia reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (55)kid-friendly (38)special occasion (35)fit for foodies (19)great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (9)romantic (7)scenic view (3)hot spot (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Incredibly Delicious
    MoreThanMeals
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were celebrating dinner out with our daughters before they left for college. It was a fantastic family dinner and our one daughter still talks about how amazing the food was. Thank you for making it a special night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food, and lots of it.
    STaa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Salmon Sorrento is great, and probably a reasonable selection nutritionally if you leave the butter marinade behind.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for our rehearsal dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had our rehearsal dinner for 15 people here last Friday. The wait staff did a great job, food was great and everyone in our party loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TAKE YOUR TIME
    steggie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    With 17 people dining it was difficult to spend time with them all. This was made more difficult by the wait staff who really made us feel quite rushed. They didn't need our table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dining
    Cuisinecruisers
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had a great time with friends with two kids. Our server was superb with them and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • casper
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food and service was great! I recommend this restaurant to anyone who love Italian food and scenic views.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect spot !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great for sharing a meal family style with great friends. Food was delicious, and ambiance was great and homey.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very friendly wait staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Good atmosphere. Like the dine-in the kitchen option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dfoot
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was great. Service was great. Enjoyed the atmosphere, very Italian. I would order conservatively unless you have a large crowd as the large portions on the menu are really large, unless you are ordering only one pasta. We ordered two pastas and a chicken dish, and it was way to much food for five adults and two children. I think this is a good restaurant for large groups.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent dinner
    newtobuca
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at the Buca di Beppo in Livonia. Meals are served family style, so if there are only two diners, they really need to agree on the entree and salad choices. No problem for us. We chose the apple gorgonzola salad and a medley dish with four pastas. The small size was perfect for us. We also had the mozzarella bread, but I would go with the house garlic bread next time. The service was excellent and there was plenty of space between tables to be able to have your own conversation. At a busier time, that may be different.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fishmom
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was very good, but mashed potatoes were bad -- tasted like they used old potatoes. Management took them off the bill with no problem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    GR81
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I love this place! Very consistant with the food and no issues!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were very pleased with our meal, the reservation process was very easy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sweet 16th Birthday Ever!
    PickyDiner77
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have dined here a few times before and enjoyed the food and overall experience. However this time it was super special. We had a great waitress and my daughter had a most memorable Sweet Sixteen dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food Bad service
    VeggiegirlVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Very poor service. I didn't get a dinner menu but a lunch one and the server didn't know the menu too well when I asked questions. I ended up ordering a dish that had chicken in it -which I didn't know- and I am a vegetarian. The side salad was $3 more even though the same exact salad at lunch is only $1 more. I expect to normally get the bread first then the salad and finally dinner. I got the salad an inner at the same time and later to the bread. I never got a glass of water. The waitress didn't come by for the longest time and I had I go out in the hallway looking or her. Very disappointing
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Feast
    BobB
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    If you have a large family or group this is the place to go. You can feed a crowd very easy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day
    funplace
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyed dinner for Father's Day. Food was excellent and our server was outstanding. We will be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nancie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I took my father, mother and uncle there for Father's Day and we had a grand time. We ordered too much food, however, which is easy to do when guessing portions that are meant for two. We had two salads, two pastas and two desserts. Lots of chianti! The food was wonderful and the service friendly. The pictures on the walls are fun as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too large portions
    superchaz
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We tried two pizzas. One of the pizzas was good, the other (Bianca) tasted terrible. The bruschetta was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • momr
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The waitress never brought our appretizer plates, even when asked. She then brought us chicken parmasean instead of the chicken carbonara as ordered. This was fixed and taken off of our bill. This was annoyign, but not the worst. We sat near the bar area and were the oly table in this area which I thought woudl be nice for my son's birthday (which by the way we told the waitress and NOTHING). So the wait staff seemed to all come to the bartender to comploain about their tables and the bartender complained right along side them, if not instigating in some cases. This is not good to have a table over hear. Mad eme wonder how any of them had a job.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Witherspoon
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Went here for my youngest daughter's 1st birthday with 30 of our closest family and friends. .. Top notch staff!!! First time here, will definitely recommend and come back time and time again. The entire Livonia staff ROCKS. Loved the custom birthday song that they sang to my daughter.... thank you give guys!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another positive visit
    alcarp729
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    As usual our visit to Buca Di Beppo was a dining experience. We love the décor and the excellent service and the delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family style dining
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had a party of 12 adults and 2 children under 5. The space was comfortable for all of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian setting
    LoveBucas
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere. Absolutely beautiful place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food, service, and atmosphere are good; however, extremely loud, especially when they seat you in a room with large parties. Maybe they could seat small parties in the bar area.???
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation or ???
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made reservations for Mother's Day to eat in their restrauant. They seated us in their bar area when I asked to sit in the restrauant they said we couldn't because those seats were reserved. So I ask why did we make a reservation?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went to this resturant on Mother's Day with 13 other family members. The food was great and the service was excellant. there was so much food left over that I had enough for dinner later and lunch the next day. Great place!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's day first timer
    Draquel
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Excellent server. Not crazy about walking through kitchen
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grad party and birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Bucca is the perfect place for families and/or friends to get together and share a meal in celebration. Its a great fun environment with awesome food to pass.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 328 reviews are from the Buca di Beppo - Livonia reviews archive.
  • Below average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    They were out of items we wanted to get :( ordered garlic bread but got garlic bread with cheese :( the waitress only got us the basket of bread once that also after requesting her!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is improving
    StillStuffedVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I used to think of this restaurant as being synonymous with overly generous portions but this visit showed us that flavor and quality are improving. We enjoyed our meals and split our orders so we weren't overstuffed.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a group celebration
    BucaFan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our family frequents Buca for it's wonderful food and service. Our large group (usually 14+) is never a problem and we can sit together easily (reservation is a must though!). We'll be back for years to come.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night OUT!
    Michellekrash
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    What better place to meet friends than Buca di Beppo?! Sitting at the Pope's table at Buca di Beppo with girlfriends from your Catholic grade school that you ahven't seen in years! GREAT Mozzarella garlic bread, awesome salad, chicken limone, mashed garlic potatoes and baked rigatoni!!! Bravo! Top it off with some fabulous drinks and cannolies for dessert! The service was super and made the evening entertaining and full of good food and friendship. I hope the Pope doesn't tell our stories....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Sunday at Buca
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It was great to dinner with the family on a holiday. Easy reservations, great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ourtimetogether
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    As a tradition, our family has visited Buca's for Easter and have always treated warmly, service has been superb, and food is great. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively Bunch
    CDMARIE
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Our food and service were great but the overall experience was not. I made reservations ahead of time. The mistake I made was noting that it was a birthday celebration! There were only 3 of us. We were seated in a room that had a group in the center of at least 10 people. The children were crying and screaming. We could barely hear each other! On top of that we were seated in the corner booth right next to the door where all of the waiters/waitresses brought out there food and brought back the dirty dishes. My recommendation would be to ask for a quite area unless you are going with a group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not as good this time...
    Helen
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Ate here on Xmas day - food was outstanding! This time, food was dry, perhaps left to stand too long or reheated? Also, Tiramisu lady fingers were stale! Service excellent. We should've asked for fresher food...
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our waitress's name was Anna. She was outstanding. Very responsive and attentive, but not over-bearing. She help set the tone for an outstanding evening. 4/12/2014. Dr. Ken Grice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation disappointment
    teacher
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation. I was told the table was being set. After 20 minutes I inquired about the table as Grandma was getting very cold as the door opened often. Finally we were seated at what appeared to be tables pushed together in the walkway outside the waitress station. We were not able to visit with each other as I had hoped we would at the round table that was promised. Fortunately, the food was excellent and everyone had some to take home. Also, it was very nice of the staff to sing Happy Birthday even though I wasn't able to use the birthday coupon I received by email because it wasn't valid on Saturday. Sorry to complain but it might be helpful for you to know how important seating is on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    we have eaten here a few times, the beverage menu is extensive and everything looks very tasty on the menu, however when you get the food, its just ok. I might as well make pasta at home it tastes better. Also the dessert we ordered (mount vesuvious) was supposed to have a chocolate lava filling, it was very dry and tasted like it was old and dried out. Also the salad we ordered had more red onion in it than actual lettuce, it was very overpowering. I do not think we will be returning because its very expensive to eat here the and food is not that great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic