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About Buca di Beppo - Utica

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

12575 Hall Road
Utica, MI 48317
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hall Road and Schoenherr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(586) 803-9463

Website:
http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

Catering:
Our full menu is available for Buca To Go and Delivery. If you're hosting a special occasion or group event at your home, office or a local area reception hall, Buca To Go or Buca Delivery is the perfect choice. Our friendly & professional staff will assist you with your order, arrange a specific pick-up time for Buca To Go or deliver your order ($25 delivery fee applies to deliveries). Plates, napkins, eating & serving utensils and condiments are included. No minimum purchase required. Please allow 3 hours for same-day delivery and call for questions/details about our delivery service area.

Parking Details:
Free self parking in private lot.

Public Transit:
Smart Bus stop at Hall and Schoenherr.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, Buca di Beppo is your answer to one fabulous group dining experience! Buca serves authentic Italian family-style meals in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our knowledgeable staff will help organize and plan your group event or meetings with diverse lunch or dinner banquet packages - ideal for groups of 20 or more. Private and semi-private rooms are available.

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Private Dining

From Buca's delicious, Italian cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. We can accommodate any event or budget, from business occasions to casual family affairs.

Buca di Beppo - Utica Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.7

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3.8

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3.8

value

3.5

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a nice family dinner at Buca. All of our food was hot, except for our spaghetti. Our server quickly resolved the issue and we enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were seated quickly. Food was good. Took over an hour to get food!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The booth in which we were seated had food crusted on the back. I had to move close to the edge of the seat so that I didn't touch it with my back. The stuffed mushroom appetizer was literally a joke. It was 12 small button mushrooms with some mysterious white mixture on top. I can't believe I spent that much on an appetizer of poor quality. The drinks tasted watered down and they were served in warm glasses. Overall, it was an unpleasant experience and waste of money. I understand why it was the only place in town without a wait on a Saturday night.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Terrible! We arrived early because we where in the area, there where 2 people at the podium who where unfriendly. Told us we would be seated in a half hour is the best they could do. Which was fine. So I told her we would go to the bar and have a cocktail while we wait. She told us we couldn’t, the bar tender was to busy to serve us because he was waiting on that room plus the drinks. So we sat back down and waited, then a couple came in 15 min after us with no reservations, put their names in and went and sat at the bar. So we followed and again she told us we couldn’t go sit at the bar, but did anyway. The couple who arrived after us got seated before us and when we questioned it we where told we needed to wait 15 more min until our reservation time. Then we where sat at the table behind us in the bar area. I do have to say the bartender did a great job keeping us happy even though it was sweetest day and he was the only one scheduled in that room. I don’t think we will be returning to this location after this meal. We live in the area and go here on a regular basis, each time it gets worse. This was the last straw , the hostess it the first person to greet guests as they walk in, they should be friendly and want customers to spend money. Not rude and turning people away.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The air conditioning wasn't working, so it was very warm in the restaurant. The food quality was very poor. We got the quattro plate which contained 4 different pasta items and everything tasted exactly the same. The ricotta was bland and the mozzarella cheese covering the top of the dish looked like plastic. The brussel sprouts looked like a mess of burned sprout leaves on the plate. The Crown Royal was tainted with cinnamon whiskey.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was amazing. My boyfriend and I will definitely be back soon! The waitress forgot to bring out our bread until after her appetizer, but she was very friendly, definitely did not change my decision to return.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was terrible it taste like it came out of a cardboard box and prepared by a person with no cooking experience

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent food as always. Large portions suite to share.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Reservation for 630 and didn't sit until almost 745. Ordered as soon as we sat down because kids were losing their minds. Food took 45 minutes to arrive (including appetizers). The waitress was great but was overshadowed by the ridiculous wait for table and food. I got a reservation to avoid the wait. Very unhappy!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was Mother's Day - so I know restaurants are very busy. However, this restaurant was not busy - not even 1/3 full. Waiters were standing aroung checking their phone istead of taking care of the few guests present. Took 2.5 hours for salad and lasagna.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was great! They Baked Ziti that serves 5 could feed 10. They did not honor the birthday note that I added to my Open Table reservation.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great experience, as always! Our Easter dinner guests missed their train so we were on our own for the weekend and we were too small of a group to cook a big dinner. Thanks for making it a great day! Waitress was the best with bunny ears and all, full of energy and glad to be working at Buca. Food was excellent for sure! Just want to say thank you for helping to make it a good holiday for us!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Birthday
Great food

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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 26, 2017

The servers worked very hard and aim to please! There were only two of us and the restaurant is geared towards families and it is not private. You get involved with the families at the other tables.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My only complaint is when I made the reservation I requested an initmate table.
We were sat in a booth in the bar. There were numerous people in and out and beside a table of about 8 with little children junping around. The children were being kids but a different location would have made it a 5 star night.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 4, 2017

To be fair, the eggplant parmesan and the pasta carbonara were good. But, the rosemary potatoes we ordered as a side were covered in a layer of sea salt making them inedible. When we told the waitress she claimed it was cheese. I tasted them in front of here and told here it was fore sure pure salt but she still acted like she didn't believe us. Then she took the charge for the potatoes off the bill but left the inedible potatoes on the table for the remainder of the meal. It was a very strange experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 2, 2017

We had a situation with the food tool a little longer but the manger did solve the issue thank you

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The portions are amazing and overwhelming but in a good way. The staff were very nice and pleasant. The music is also a plus!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Since we went on NYE there was a lot of excitement. The food is always amazing. My wife and I both have worked in the service industry so we can easily recognize good service. We generally have a fantastic experience here and NYE didn't disappoint!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Service was good to over an hour to get food, manager did take care of us overall great experience

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Our last few dining experiences here have really been lacking in the customer service department. Today's experience was the worst we've had here & may put an end to our visits. I will start being saying all of the food we received was hot and tasted good. However, that was the only positive thing about today's visit.

We had an 11:00 am lunch reservation for a party of 8. The doors were still locked at 11:00, but we were able to get in a couple of minutes later. We were seated promptly & drink orders were taken. A couple of us ordered iced tea, which took almost an hour to arrive because they needed ro brew it.

We ordered our food right after drinks arrived. It took 50 minutes for the caprese appetizer to arrive (caprese consists of sliced cheese & tomatoes). The entrees arrived at the hour and 20 minute mark. We were not offered drink refills & eventually asked for them ourselves (water). Dishes weren't cleared from the table as they accumulated.

The 3 kids with us all ordered pizza off of the kid's menu & those arrived quite a bit later than the food for the rest of the table. The kids had already been pretty patient but this was really pushing it.

I eventually asked someone what was going on because the place was empty for most of our visit. I was informed that there were some sick calls & there was only one cook, by a "manager" who seemed to be annoyed by my dissatisfaction. He said he'd take the pizzas off of our bill. I told him that wasn't necessary to which he responded "whatever, I'll still take the pizzas off" while his back was turned to us as he was walking away. If he is the person setting bar for employees, I can see why they are having problems there.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Really enjoyed having our Christmas dinner at Buca very fun and relaxing place great menu can't wait to my next visit.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2016

It took an hour and 45 minutes to get our food. They took some things off the check to make up for it, but it was way too long for what we ordered, which were only 4 simple dishes we could have made at home within 25 minutes. Staff was very friendly, but the wait time was ridiculous. Waited a half hour after our reservation to sit down. Table next to us had been waiting 2 and a half hours for bread.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Food was awesome, first time i enjoy mussels, (a little pricey but well worth the price).

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 28, 2016

It took me ten mins to check in with the hostess because she was too busy reviewing the menu to a customer who was booking an event 2 weeks out. Hostess never acknowledged or greeted me when I walked in, she continued on about the menu for 10 mins until she heard me complain to my kids then made the effort to say hold on. The waitress was great but the food took a good 30 mins to come out because they had a big party they were catering to, I understand they have a bigger party to serve but you still have other customer who are waiting to eat within a proper time. I don't plan on returning anytime after this horrible experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2016

we went for Thanksgiving & had the feast. The food was hot & delicious. Our server, Orlando was outstanding. He was attentive, efficient & professional. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2016

This restaurant provided many different options for the Thanksgiving holiday including a traditional turkey dinner (Roast Turkey and Gravy, Garlic Mashed Redskin Potatoes, Roasted Stuffing with Sausage flavor, Green Beans, Whole Cranberry Sauce, Fresh Bread, and Pumpkin Pie). The food was fantastic! Wait staff was very attentive. They did a marvelous job considering they had to work the holiday. I will take a much larger group of family next year for the Thanksgiving feast!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Surprisingly satisfying

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 2, 2016

David was a great waiter. David was a great waiter. David was a great waiter. David was a great waiter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 26, 2016

The calamari was terrible. We had to ask the manager for it to be taken off of our bill. The ravioli was good, nothing to rave about. The best part was the cannoli.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Took way to long when I had made reservations weeks in advance and a walk in of ten got sat in front of us

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Overpriced watery lasagna. Our server was nice. Won't be back.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Horribly dissapointed. Ruined my vday afternoon with the wife. Been to several buca's and all very good till we got to this garbage location. Service was a joke..and on valentines day..was so bad we only had the water that was brought to us at beginning..never came back to take a drink order after askin for drink menu twice..finally said heck with that.. Then after 20 min the bartender that was also our watress wondered back over to take food order..the prosciutto stuffed chicken we shared was a side dish at best..and for 23$? Was 3 tiny little portions smaller then my fist and came with nothing else..serves 2-3? Clearly this location skimping on portions..quality and service to save a few bucks. No wonder it was dead in the on Vday. So sad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Busy for New Year's Eve dinner. Felt a little.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2015

1. In spite of making a reservation days ahead and in spite of confirming the reservation in the morning, we were made to wait for 45 minutes to get seated. No genuine reason was provided when asked, why the wait.. Why lure customers with reservations when you DONT REALLY MAKE ONE !!!
2. The place where we were made to sit, the floor was spilled with water all over, just beside. In spite of that, all we were told is to make d steps carefully and were made to sit in a place close by.. I really doubt if we were treated like any other normal person or in other words, whether they would have made a local citizen sit at the same spot.
3. The attender kept on telling that the kitchen is quite busy today.. Numerous times! Not sure if this was a tactic to order sooner/lesser. We ordered a tomato basil soup from the menu and the waiter after a while came back saying that cannot be prepared since d kitchen is busy. Do we come to restaurants, to eat what you want us to???
4. The orders were served very late and no wonder the tables around us were getting their orders faster, in spite of ordering after we did..
5. Totally dissatisfied!!! Waste of time n money. Totally spoilt our evening!
6. I asked if there was a complaint or suggestion book where I can record my comments, and they asked me to do it online.
7. WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYONE, FORGET WE COMING BACK, EVER AGAIN..

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Had christmas brunch with family on a weekday afternoon. Told server we weren't in a big hurry, and after taking drink and appetizer order hardly saw him again. Wasn't like the place was crowded as we were the only one's there for an hour. I've had dinner there in the past, and the service was okay then. Must have been a trainee.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Waited more than an hour and twenty minutes AFTER ordering for food. Then at least one dish was cold. Manager said that online ordering process was overwhelming kitchen. Don't think that customers that made advance reservations should be lower priority than those customers.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Our server was delightful. Calamari, deep fried to a crisp. Artichoke dip, sold out. Quatro Al Forno, not good.... Chopped salad was good, and macaroni rosa always good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2015

Even though I made reservation, our table was not put together as plan. We have to help putting the table together so we can sit as group. Our waiter Bob almost spills our drinks and the bar waiter came and spill on my friend. After we paid, we didn't expected that our water cups will be taken away while we were still talking. I think that was unprofessional of the waiter! He should've ask if we want more water. The food was great so that's why I only gave it a 3 stars for overalls.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Our server was very attentive. The courses were appropriately spaced out. The food was excellent and plentiful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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