Buca di Beppo - Livonia
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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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.
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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. :(
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Good place for a family gathering. Although the restaurant wasn't busy, we still had a wait for lasagne.
The food and the staff was outstanding! I’ve been here a couple different time and every time I’ve been extremely happy!
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 .
Good food and a nice atmosphere. Second time I’ve been to a Bucca and enjoyed both experiences
Mother’s Day dinner
Mothers Day. We always love it. It was really loud but it was a holiday :).
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.
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!
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.
Had a blast and got amazing service and delicious food as always!!
Great food and atmosphere for a party. Portions are huge and we had tons of leftovers.
Good food, comfortable atmosphere, seating was a little tight.
Overall, well worth the cost
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.
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.
Enjoy the family style dinner. The grands love spaghetti and salad. We enjoyed our visit
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.
Loved our server! Food was great!
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.
The food is good but overpriced, the service is ok, the carpets at every location is horrible.
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!
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.
Great food, environment and service!
This is a fun place
Hearty Italian food - family size portions
Excellent active ambiance
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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!
Great evening! Perfect food. Wonderful server. Everyone had a great time.
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!
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.
Not what we typically expect; hoping it was due to it being Christmas