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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.
Utica, MI 48317
Italian, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Hall Road and Schoenherr
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Free self parking in private lot.
Smart Bus stop at Hall and Schoenherr.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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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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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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