Buca di Beppo - Livonia

3.7
664 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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DP
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

This restaurant must be critically understaffed for lunch. We ordered, we waited and received half of our food. We got the salad after the entree and one of our kids meals took forever. This was a meal while traveling, but if we lived in the area, we would not be back.

Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Responded 11 hours ago

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. There is always room for improvement! We hope to see you again soon.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The server was very frazzled during our visit. He consistently forgot to bring us water, plates, oil for bread, etc. Not a great experience especially since it was my birthday. :(

Buca di Beppo - Livonia
Responded 11 hours ago

We are sorry to hear that, our service should have been much better than what you received. We would love an opportunity to better your experience. Please private message us with your full name, phone number and email so we can reach out to you directly.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The service was great but the food was subpar at best. We were particularly disappointed with the Chicken Marsala.....it was super sweet and tart...not tasty at all.

The bathroom was filthy with some of the stall doors broken so you could not lock the door.

On a positive note, we had a large party and they were able to accommodate us comfortably.

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R
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Simply average quality food this evening, coupled with a poor waitress, made for a less than a mediocre experience. She needs additional training. I actually needed to engage different wait staff a couple times for assistance throughout dinner. A stunned moment, shortly after being served, the waitress came by to ask how was the food......as she passed to prep the table beside us. She never paused nor stopped. Never making eye contact.

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Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointing visit. Mid week visit at 7:30. Table was broken making it hard to sit where we wanted. Didn’t offer us a different table. Service was spotty and seemed labored. Food was fine but had to ask for bread several times and only got it at the end of the meal and 3 small ones for 8 people.

Overall probably not likely to return.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It is a great place for a large party. The service is wonderful. They really do a good job with large groups. Kylie was great. Food is good, not great, but when you have a party of 10 or more this is the place.

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HI
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good place for a family gathering. Although the restaurant wasn't busy, we still had a wait for lasagne.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the staff was outstanding! I’ve been here a couple different time and every time I’ve been extremely happy!

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AD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

love the food, wine selection is not the greatest. the waitress kept forgetting the same thing over and over that we asked for while coming back to check on us .

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NB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food and a nice atmosphere. Second time I’ve been to a Bucca and enjoyed both experiences

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Mother’s Day dinner

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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A
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day. We always love it. It was really loud but it was a holiday :).

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We had been to Buca di Beppo before and had a great experience. We had a reservation for 9 on Mother's Day. We arrived at our reservation time and the restaurant had just opened. It was not organized at all!! We were finally taken to our table, we were sat at 2 booths with our backs to each other. When I asked about not being at one table, I was told that they were completely booked. I spoke to the manager and was told that it was regular practice to sit 9 or more people at 2 booths because they don't have very many large tables. (Strike 1) The waitress finally came to the table and took our drink orders and then someone else brought our drinks... except one. When the waitress finally came back, we asked out the drink and she went looking for it. (Strike 2) She found it and then we didn't see her again until after we had our meal... which was served cold. She asked if we wanted it reheated, because we would not make another one. (Strike 2) She told the manager and we did some of our bill comped. As they say... 3 strikes and you are out!! We will not be returning.

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Everything was great except for seating we had advanced reservations , but were placed with a 20+ group which was celebrating a birthday with crying children! The seating was cramped and noisy with screaming and crying children , plus general loud adults we were unable to hear our own conversations!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We went out for my birthday. Service took forever. My wine didn’t come out until Half way through my meal. Food was underwhelming and our ticket was lost. I wouldn’t return.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a blast and got amazing service and delicious food as always!!

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
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
8 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
114 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
4 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
53 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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S
Orlando
6 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
26 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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