Buca di Beppo - Livonia

4.2
647 reviews
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Craving authentic Italian food in Livonia, MI? Look no further! Book your reservation today with Buca di Beppo Livonia, the Italian restaurant known for traditional pastas in homemade sauces, specialty pastas, mouthwatering entrees and fresh-made breads, salads and pizza. Favorites include Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Lasagna, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Shrimp Fra Diavolo with dishes served family-style; Small feeds 3 and Large feeds 6. But leave room for dessert! Cannolis stuffed to order, homemade Cheesecake and artisan Gelato aren’t to be missed.

Whether you’re catching a movie at the nearby Livonia 20 or discovering the city on a Segway from Seg Adventures, Buca’s warmly decorated dining and semi-private rooms are perfect for enjoying a relaxing meal, everyday dining or celebrating any occasion for parties and groups both small and large. Can’t join us at our table? Call ahead or order online for To Go or delivery. Catering also available.
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MT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere for a party. Portions are huge and we had tons of leftovers.

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LM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, comfortable atmosphere, seating was a little tight.
Overall, well worth the cost

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AS
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Out food came out cold and when we complained, the assistant manager whisked the food away and said he would take off bill. He wasn’t very apologetic or friendly.

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Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Don’t make a late reservation. The staff wants to close up and go home and they will let u know in no uncertain terms. Meal was rushed. Main corse got to table minutes after the appetizers. Poor service over all.

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r
Detroit
109 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoy the family style dinner. The grands love spaghetti and salad. We enjoyed our visit

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Reservations were made in advance for 20 people and they were not prepared to service our orders in a timely fashion. Our waitress was not only responsible for our group, but the entire dining area. Certain people were skipped on drinks as well as food orders. The food was cold and my entree was very salty. Their menu is solely based on family style and is moderately pricey. The ambiance was very nice though.

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JE
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our server! Food was great!

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R
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We've been to Buca di Beppo many times. It's different than the typical Italian spot. We knew what to expect with the family style and the food is decent. The waitress was helpful and accommodating. We did go stretches without seeing her and drinks went unfilled for a time. Nothing that would dissuade us from returning or that ruined the evening. It was a good overall experience, just nothing stellar.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is good but overpriced, the service is ok, the carpets at every location is horrible.

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P
Detroit
52 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have had a range of experiences at Buca's from terrific to absolutely horrible. This visit was in the terrific category. Service was outstanding, pizza and salad were great. We were seated promptly and did not experience one problem. Way to go Buca's!

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great. We had a great waiter who made us feel like we were his only table. Made our anniversary dinner that more special.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, environment and service!

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MB
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fun place
Hearty Italian food - family size portions
Excellent active ambiance

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D
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My event was for a work related hosting event. Due to bad weather, the restaurant was not very full providing a great experience for us. Not sure if the same would happen in full capacity. Food was great with good service.

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LH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Absolutely terrible experience. We went to celebrate my sons 12th birthday, food was cold. Waiter was unengaged and extremely slow. Did not do a birthday song, with a candle. Dessert was half made and still got charged the total amount. Really disappointing because my son was looking forward to going here for his Birthday. Even though we are regulars, wont be going back. Questioned the waiter about the dessert (chocolate brownie tower that was ordered.) he ignored the situation, we decided to ask for the check and call it a night. Not worth $150 bill.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun, and tacky! Reminds me of my Italian neighbors growing up, with the only thing missing being plastic covers on white couches... However, just like the neighbors, the portions are big, the people are friendly, and the garlic is intense! LOVE IT!!!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Because of the pricing of dishes, the average patron will generally spend more than intended. Dishes with great sauces (chicken marsala for example) are brought to the table without pasta. Hence the customer must order an extra pasta dish, already sauced with an unrelated sauce. If you ask for naked noodles you will pay for sauced noodles. The pricing of menu items is structured to make the customer pay a lot more for less. Also, the noodle-less meat dishes do not serve as many adults as claimed.
Save your money for a more traditional Italian restaurant where the management does not feel so entitled to gouge the customer.

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CK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Looking for a place last minute on a Friday and this was available immediately. Very chain style Italian food. Campy, stereotype Italian decor which my Italian American spouse found laughable. Server was nice and attentive. Liked the family style portions which would make it affordable for a larger group.

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LM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is served family-style, so make sure that you can agree on some dishes. Same goes for desserts--fun to share, no way to finish one alone!

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P
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening! Perfect food. Wonderful server. Everyone had a great time.

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M
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time ever having LUNCH at Buca. It was quite different not sharing a small or large bowl of pasta but was nice to have a dish of my own. There are so many lunch options to choose from! I highly recommend trying it!

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CS
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter Brian was exceptional. Was a little disappointed that this Italian restaurant ran out of pizza. Not sure how that happens. But overall first time experience and on Christmas Day was a food one. I would go back. Really wanna try the pizza.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not what we typically expect; hoping it was due to it being Christmas

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Christmas dinner. I give the people that were working a ton of credit. Overall, a really nice experience.

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H
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

After a friend recommended this restaurant, I brought my family ,7 of us, there to celebrate my twin sons birthdays. I was really excited about the possibility of having a great Italian restaurant so close to our house. They really try hard to make a cozy atmosphere, 3 stars on that. The real problem I had was that when the pasta that we ordered came out, it was way,way,way over cooked, and at room temperature. We lived in Italy for 2 years and never had a bad plate of pasta, so we know the difference. All pasta should be cooked to order and not over cooked. We could tell this pasta was cooked in the morning and heated up when we ordered. We were all very disappointed.

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d
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our fun evening out with another couple. We had pizza, salad, and lots of SPIRITS. The service was outstanding. Shawn was our server and HE was great. Friendly....recommended food, wine...etc. He was attentive as well...and happy. I have never had the pizza at Buca's and it was DELICIOUS. The antipasto salad was equally as good. I forgot about this place and it's not far from my home and glad we decided to go back again. You won't be disappointed.

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J
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service was not so good. Server appeared irritated having to come back to take the order and for any request made to her. Referred to the table as "you guys" - I would like a little more respect than that. She did not really explained the menu or how the restaurant worked. Requests for little ice in drinks was forgotten along with request for added bread/butter. Plates were dropped off at the end of the table instead of taking time to pass them down. She did nothing to earn her tip. Disappointing from a service standpoint.

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K
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Thanks to open table so that we didn’t have a wait!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Took about an hour for our food to come out. The one kid's pizza was burned and cold. We sent it back to get warmed up and it wasn't done until then rest of our party had finished their meal. Our waiter had too many tables and couldn't tend to each party in a timely fashion. It was my first time going and will not be going again.

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LT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a spirited atmosphere. Good dinner with gluten free friendly options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. A little pricey but delicious.

Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Responded on November 29, 2018

We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us and hope you visit us again soon!

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 20 people, and two waitresses. They were both amazing and left with a 22% tip. The family style worked good to feed so many people at one time.

Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Responded on November 29, 2018

We are happy to hear you received such great service from our team! We hope you will visit us again soon!

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Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience of an Italian Family meal.

Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Responded on November 29, 2018

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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C
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! The teenagers in our group loves the big plates of food!

Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Responded on November 29, 2018

We are glad you had such a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service. We love this place!

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d
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked reservation for Thanksgiving evening. Very accommodating. Great food and service and it was a HOLIDAY. Thank you!!

Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Responded on November 29, 2018

We're happy to hear you had a great dining experience with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried many restaurants in the area for Thanksgiving dinner but always come back to Buca Di Beppo for their efficiency and family style dinners rather than the plated ones at the others. Plus, there’s enough to bring home.

Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Responded on November 29, 2018

Thank you for your continued loyalty and for choosing Buca to spend your holiday! Our famiglia looks forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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

Really good food & great service. We weren’t aware of the large portion sizes as it was our first time but we had a lot of leftovers to take home. Would be great for a family or group dinner.

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M
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I try to get to Buca once every couple of months to catch-up on life. We can ALWAYS find something we like here and have a great evening of dinner, drinks and conversation.
This was the first time we had a hard time finding a good pasta dish to split. We ended up "making our own" and it worked but was probably a bit more "blah" that what a chef might have created.
Service is ALWAYS wonderful...our server made sure we had everything we needed and was helpful in answering our questions about the drinks and creating our own.

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ST
Detroit
147 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a quick dinner. I was totally surprised that they had roasted Brussels sprouts with pastrami. What an inventive side dish creation. We ended up ordering way more than two of us could eat, so we took the leftovers home.

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