La Bistecca Italian Grille

4.7
395 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
We are proud to be featuring USDA Certified Piedmontese beef, found to be naturally low in fat and cholesterol. Also serving fresh fish, seafood, veal, and chops. Save room for dessert so you don’t miss our award winning Tiramisu. We shop the world daily to bring you the finest food. Experience world class dining with an emphasis on service and be sure not to miss our extensive wine list.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(734) 254-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eric Marria
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Catering
Deluxe, full service catering available for in home or in office events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Eckles
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Parking details
Private lot, lit parking lot. Valet is available on Friday and Saturday.
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Entertainment
Live entertainment in the lounge at the piano bar, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 395 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was fast and courteous, the restaurant was clean with attractive décor, food was delivered in a timely fashion. My steak wasn't cooked as ordered and after it was sent back, came back too well done. My wife's order was also overcooked and too salty. The appetizers, starch, vegetables and dessert were all made to perfection.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! Our first time here and it lived up to what I’ve heard for years. Steaks were excellent, Parmesan risotto was amazing and the overall vibe was cozy but fun. Will definitely go back!

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S
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met 2 other couples for dinner at La Bistecca, and it was a first time for all of us. We were having a holiday celebration too. I had red good reviews in the past, and so suggested La Bistecca. We were greeted by the owner, who was very warm and gregarious. The restaurant was decorated nicely for the holidays, and we were seated at a nice round table. This made conversation so much easier too, and it was nice to be in a place that one did not have to shout over the noice levels. Also this would make a great special occasion dinner destination. Our waiter, Michael was very good, and made a point to reassure us that he would do whatever needed to make this a good dining experience. He did not dissapoint. Also he put up with our husbands weird requests bill wise, as there was much sharing, and he did it with good humor. I would not have been so nice. Also he made a point of telling us that if we had special requests that could be accommodated to let him know.

The food was wonderful. Most of us had the short rib, that was buttery, and melt in the mouth tender. Another had the filet, which was the same, and so flavorful. It really was hard to choose. We also had the calamari, which for once was steak cut, tender and delicious. No suckers to pull off, or rubbery tenticles. Although my husband and I live about 40 minutes away, we would go back to try some of the other specialties. The beef is just superb.

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a reliable restaurant for semi quiet delicious romantic dining. That being said, my wife and I bring the kids for a nice dinner on occasion and it is also a great experience.

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak house in the Detroit area! Also, excellent fine Italian dining option.

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F
Detroit
44 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Piedmontese filet is outstanding. I think it's much better than Fleming's, that costs more! At LaBistecca for the price of the meal you get a salad, homemade bean appetizer that is delicious, your main meal, side potatoes and a vegetable. For the same price at Flemings, you get a piece of meat. A side baked potato at Flemings is $12!! Seriously?

But the main reason I love this place is the filet mignon is the best I've ever had. I come here whenever my husband or a friend wants to come. It's my go-to place for a great meal with great service.

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m
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good. Service was good. I loved the atmosphere. Value was okay, as the pasta with meatballs dish was $30.

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W
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a family dinner and the service, food and ambiance was wonderful. Attention paid to the table was top notch and everyone said their food was wonderful. Great night had by all. Will definitely be back with the rest of the family.

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D
Detroit
52 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

VERY good food. It’s been a while since being there but glad I decided to return.

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AS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was fantastic and the overall ambiance was also terrific. It was just very expensive and the prices were not listed ahead of time.

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BM
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to eat. Food and service always excellent.

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AS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lamp chops and shrimp gamberi appetizer. Live music was outstanding. Atmosphere is warm and cozy,

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RA
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our fourth time to La Bistecca, each time has been awesome. My wife enjoyed her 6 oz filet, while my NY Strip was cooked to perfection. The accompanying roasted potatoes and haricot verts were cooked perfectly as well. Dessert menu is limited, and that's a good thing, because what they do is the perfect follow-up to their awesome food.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, friendly people, good menu, awesome restaurant!!!

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve eaten here a few times before and have never been disappointed. Excellent food, fantastic service, and wonderful ambiance all add up to a great dining experience. After dinner, I suggest having a cocktail at the bar to listen to the live music.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful experience. Never a disappointment. Great selections and excellent service. One of the best Italian restaurants in metro detroit!

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AL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food, friendly staff, good ambience. Hi

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TM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a long time! Outstanding.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

There steak was very salty
Chicken parmigiana was boring.

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J
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening at La Bistecca. Escargot, Caesar Salad, and the grilled veal chop all superb. If you are a fan of risotto, the mushroom risotto is the best in town! Creme Brulee amazing as always. The restaurant noise level, though busy was quiet....easy to carry on a conversation, and the entertainment in the lounge, though audible in the main dining room, did not add to the noise level. Great place for special occasions or just a night out on the town.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service staff is amazing food was unbelievably good everything I've ever had at this restaurant has always been spectacular you will not find a better place to have a romantic dinner with your significant other

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GB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great Italian steak house. A real gem. The service is great and the food is superb. Some of the best steak I have had anywhere. This unique restaurant will give any Chicago steak house a run do their money. Just plain outstanding. The Piedmontese steaks are fantastic. An absolute must!! You won’t be disappointed.

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SD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Based on the other reviews, I was excited to try LaBistecca for our anniversary dinner. The first thing we noticed was the loud noise level. It was immediately apparent that this would not be a quiet, romantic setting. The waiter was very friendly. He brought our wine pretty quickly. We ordered an appetizer and dinners at the same time. The appetizer (calamari) came out in a reasonable amount of time. Then everything stopped. We waited over 20 minutes for our salads after asking two different servers to find our waiter. The entrees finally arrived several minutes later. The food tasted good but the portions were very small, even the sides. It was all very greasy. We ordered creme brulee for dessert which was not very well done. They gave us the dessert for free because of the slow service. When we left, there was no one around so we had to find our own coats in the coat check area. I doubt we'll be back. It was a major disappointment.

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LD
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

My dining companions raved about the short ribs with horseradish risotto. But my strip steak was overpowered with salt. Would have sent it back, but being a strip steak, wasn’t particularly flavorful anyway. Too bad they don’t offer a reasonably sized ribeye. (A 24 oz Cowboy ribeye is the only option.)

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X
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Everything met are exceptions and above. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is the beef sirloin tips. Didn't realize they were breaded...Tasted like a glorified chicken finger...Other than that everything was great including desert...

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NG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come at least once a month, will make you never order a steak again from another restaurant

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NW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is outstanding. Every course tat we enjoyed was first-rate. The food and drinks are a bit pricey but you definitely get what you pay for. The service was also top notch. Eric was incredibly helpful and always nearby.

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R
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time of our seating our server Donna ensured that our dining experience was absolutely second to none.
Donna’s knowledge of the wine list was as impressive as the suggestions she made which combined with the best cuts of Piedmont beef we’ve ever enjoyed.

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J
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ribeye and braised short rib... Will be back again!

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K
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to La Bistecca several times for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. We are never disappointed! As usual everything was fantastic!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husbands birthday.

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TP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening similar to previous visits to the restaurant.

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TM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our second trip to La Bistecca Italian Grille and it was very enjoyable. Our server was very friendly and personable. The food was very good. If it were closer to us, we’d come here more often.

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CB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been visiting my hometown 4-8 times per year since moving away and we always have many family gatherings at good local restaurants. I can’t believe I had never tried Bistecca until searching Open Table. We always go back to the same 4 Italian restaurants, which are okay, but our dinner at Bistecca was the best meal I’ve had in Livonia in 20 years. It will now be one of my favorite go to places for fine authentic Italian food.

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at La Bistecca were all so friendly and accommodating. Joyce was so sweet and helpful both on the telephone and at the restaurant. Our server was so very friendly while at the same time so professional in predicting just when we needed her help and recommendations. And we all appreciated that while we knew how busy Jerry was during this well attended Saturday night, he still took the time to stop by our table to welcome us as express his gratitude for our attendance. We all look forward to another outstanding meal at La Bistecca.

MaureenH

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EN
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for a romantic dinner! Lots of excellent gluten free foods on their menu, and their knowledge of how foods are prepared is thorough. The service is outstanding as is the food!

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JM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here for years, I can't remember a bad experience. Steaks are always tender juicy and cooked exactly how you ask. All the food is made from fresh ingredients and you can taste it. Service is top notch, although it isn't a fast meal but I like to take my time and enjoy a good meal.

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NG
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place my husband and I go once a month best steak I've EVER had hands down.

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w
Montreal
248 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Good but not great. Was expecting more given the reviews.

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TB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good with great service and a nice after dinner bar. Would definitely go back there.

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