Buca di Beppo - Utica

4.6
328 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Utica, MI then come to Buca. We are located near the Rochester and Utica State Recreation Area and Lakeside Mall and proudly serve authentic family style Italian dishes for lunch and dinner. We specialize in celebrations and also offer catering suitable for any occasion.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 328 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!!! Love this place and everything, makes me feel at home ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The service and food were excellent. Unfortunately, we were sitting in the bar area and there were several families with children that were a

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing place. I definitely recommend if you like Italian food. The restaurant is beautiful inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place for a family gathering. The Pope room is fun and the large circular table allows everyone to interact

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KristieK
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience great service delicious food. Will happily return anytime

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Roger
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Wonderful night out with the family for dinner. The food was excellent.

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Chris
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. I liked the wine but it was very expensive for just one glass- i would have appreciated a drink menu before ordering.

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BrianZ
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Even though they have done single servings before the would not do it tonight. Server told us she was to busy.
However the server spent plenty of time being with the hostess/greeter
Small pizza priced like an xl at most other restaurants.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on September 21, 2021

We are sorry to hear you had an unsatisfactory experience and value your feedback. We will be sure to share this experience with our staff in an effort to improve future guest experiences.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Chicken was burned badly on the bottom. Sauce was tasty.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on September 21, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your feedback as they highlight areas in need of improvement. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

While I do understand the situation most restaurants are in. You would think with only having three servers they would keep them in an area all together for the tables they are serving. We couldn’t get refills or ask for things that were missing once the waiter walked away as they were at another corner of the restaurant. Meal came out a dish at a time and no need plates. Felt it was extra pricey for what we got.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on September 14, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to write to us and are sorry to hear you did not fully enjoy your recent visit. Please know that your feedback will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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BarbaraL
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered the lasagna and antipasto salad. Lasagna was on the well done side. I like it that way. My husband thought it too dry

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Peggy
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would have thought a small salad would come with the meal.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on July 20, 2021

We apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us and will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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Kenya
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always loved Buca di beppo, my husband and I had our very first date here and we recently celebrated our anniversary. The food was delicous as always. We ordered fried mozzarella and meatballs for the appetizers. For the main course we ordered pizza and chicken limon. I would recommend to anyone for any occasion!

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on July 14, 2021

Thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage! We appreciate you dining with us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small grad dinner tonight with immediate family and the food was delicious and the portions were very generous. Our server, Justice, was friendly and very attentive! It was a great night!

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vipMattK
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food is nothing spectacular. First time I’ve been here in 10+ years, and boy it’s gone downhill. Food tasted more like fast food Italian rather than something that cost $30 per dish.

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Daschketeam
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed ourselves for a nice evening out. Food was great and waitress was very accommodating.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on May 5, 2021

We aim to provide a great customer experience so we're overjoyed to hear that is being exemplified by the team. We look forward to serving you again.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has seemed like forever since we had been out to eat. We came out to celebrate our vaccinations and my wife's birthday. I'm glad we choose Buca. It was just a relaxing and fun time.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on April 27, 2021

We're so glad we were your choice for your first time out. It's our pleasure to serve you. Come back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on March 30, 2021

We're happy you enjoyed your meal and service at Buca di Beppo. Come dine with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Horrible, I wouldn’t feed that food to a dog, and the bathroom has photos of naked children all over it. Disgusting experience.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on March 30, 2021

We would like to apologize that you were offended by a piece of our decor. Our intention is to create a lively, welcoming atmosphere, not to alienate or offend our guests. In Italian culture the human body– whether male or female– is revered through art and sculpture. This is conveyed through our photographs and artwork, alongside other cultural landmarks such as family, architecture, soccer, and food, among others. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will consider joining us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Prices are way too high. Food is just okay nothing special.

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vipBrianP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipAnita
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for a birthday. Social distancing was great but our waitress was what made it so special. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience!

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on March 10, 2021

Hi Anita, Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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DennisC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal - great service. I love the portion size as I always have leftovers.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on March 3, 2021

Hi Dennis, Thank you for sharing such complimentary feedback about our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Fast friendly service! We had a great time!

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for the great review! We strive to provide great food and world class service, so we're happy to see that reflected on your visit! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food is disgusting. What Italian restaurant messes up spaghetti and meatballs? Won’t be back.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on September 30, 2020

We are sorry to hear this and want to get in touch.

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PamV
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Pricey but worth it. Fun and festive atmosphere. Great service too.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing Buca di Beppo. We appreciate you for taking the time to review our restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We have loved this place, however the quality of the food has decreased over the years. What was phenomenal, has reduced to mediocre. I’ll go here again, but it’s not a regular anymore. Sad.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on January 3, 2020

We apologize your meal did not meet your expectations. Our guests' feedback is highly valuable to us and will be shared with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Buca just isn’t a place that makes sense for 2 people to dine at. Also the Ziti is dry and flavorless. The Chicken Parmigiana is very good tho. Everything ala cart and too much food for 2 people and too expensive. I was thankful they were open late on Christmas day. It was a nice if expensive experience overall.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on December 28, 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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Violet796
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Extremely overpriced for the food quality. Everything is family style and if anyone has food restrictions or is picky you are stuck paying 3 (small) or 5 (large) times a typical menu item for each salad, appetizer, entree, pasta.....) since only family portions are able to be ordered. Doesn’t matter if only 1 person can eat an ordered item, you receive and pay for either 3 or r of each item. The spaghetti and meatballs had hardly any sauce (didn’t look like the website photo) and was super dry with no sauce. Antipasto salad had virtually no meat or cheese. We joked when one of us actually found a small morsel. Haven’t been here in a number of years and it came back to me why we stayed away. Will not be returning.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on December 28, 2019

we regret to hear that your meal was not up to our usual standards. We appreciate that you have taken the time to write to us and will share this experience with our management team in an effort to improve future guest experiences. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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Lori
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Understandably the food took an hour and a half but when it came out it wasn’t the normal quality. The salad was just lettuce (horribly cut, or not cut). The spaghetti Barely had sauce and meatballs were BURNT ( After 1 1/2 hour waiting from ordering). We ate it as we were starved and couldn’t wait hours more. Sad dinner.

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vipRobertM
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our 90 plus Mom’s to Christmas dinner and had a wonderful time. Everything was great! Like going to an Italian Grandma’s house for dinner! Warm and friendly atmosphere.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back to Buca di Beppo soon!

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EdmundR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The waiter was strangely irritating

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on December 28, 2019

We appreciate you for taking the time to write this review as our customer's feedback is very important to us. We will be sure to share your thoughts with our team and thank you for reaching out to us.

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JRivera2
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to meet family and friend. The food recommendations was perfect, awesome flavor, great portions, authentic cuisine, and good prices.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on December 26, 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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RonaldK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I came as a single customer on Thanksgiving. My reservation was at 6:30PM. I came at 6:15PM and was seated around 6:35PM. I was told I was ineligible to have their Thanksgiving feast because I was a single diner, unless I wanted to pay for their minimum of 3 diners. (I guess that forces couples to overpay too, I nice corporate gimmick to take more of your money.) OK, I told them, I'll have the pizza from menu they gave me. I ordered a beer and a glass of red wine to have when the pizza came. At 7:35 the waitress apologized for the long wait and that my order would be ready in 5-10 minutes. At 8:00PM, still no food, so I left with a half-drunk beer without paying for the privilege of being ignored at the restaurant. Luckily, the McDonald's a block away was open, so that was my Thanksgiving Day feast. I would rather die of starvation in the desert that go back to that fricking place.

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Kholm537
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had us a nice family meal for thanksgiving. Didn’t have the thanksgiving menu but the pasta and chicken Parmesan was awesome and there was so much food! Everyone loved the breadsticks

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on December 1, 2019

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you at your nearest Buca di Beppo soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Derrek (sp?) was absolutely fantastic! The food was really good and the atmosphere is always memorable.

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on November 29, 2019

We appreciate you sharing such complimentary feedback about Derrek. Join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paris was our server and she was amazing ..great dinning experience!!

Buca di Beppo - Utica
Responded on November 5, 2019

We appreciate you sharing such wonderful feedback about Paris! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great with the family. Ordered to much food but all was very good

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joyce
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Only two things that were somewhat disappointing...the chicken marsala was way too sweet, it was not that sweet when I had it the last couple times I was there. Also, we ordered the lasagna and didn't get advised that there was none (at 1 in the afternoon in an Italian restaurant!), so my brother in law, who just wanted the lasagna, ordered mac and cheese instead. We were pretty much finished eating when it finally arrived (it was quite runny, but flavor was OK). This was a little disappointing, but overall we had a good experience. This was everyone else's first time there.

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gigglebear
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

You need at least 3 people to eat as the portions are HUGE. The Brownie Sundae could feed 4 easily.

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Buca di Beppo - Utica is rated 4.6 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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