Buon Gusto

4.2
254 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Our goal is to create a memorable dining experience that will have our guests returning time and time again. We strive to exceed your expectations by serving locally grown and organic meals, with gluten-free options as well. "Homemade" may not be an ingredient, but we know it's something you can taste.

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 254 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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4.0
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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STEVED
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In addition to all the normal accolades, the wait staff is not only friendly, but very knowledgeable about their food and wine selections. The decor is ingenious and the additional outdoor dining is wonderful.

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AmandaC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant is good. Not a 5 star just because I wasn't overly impressed with any of the food we got! We had the goat cheese arancini balls, sweet potato scallops, Brussels and pesto pizza! For two people this was too much but we love to try different things and went home with lots of left over pizza! Our server Danielle gave us great recommendation, was very hospitable and provided excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

COVID SUPER-SPREADER SITE! Not enough distancing. HALF the servers were wearing their masks wrong (chin diapers)! They do not care about your safety. Avoid at all-costs if you value your health.

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waited over 30 minutes once we had our drinks to get dinner order taken. Finally had to ask hostess to help because we hadn’t seen waitress in more than half an hour.

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familydinner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A little pricey

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vipLeonardR
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Service was good. Would be great to reserve enclosed patio area (our favorite). GF is always outstanding.

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vipJessicaM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Appetizer was delicious. But entrees were mediocre at best. Steak tasted old and meatballs were burnt. Good allergy friendly options but quality food is lacking.

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vipWesthuron
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Great experience!!

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BradB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Hostess was terrible, had no clue about Open Table. I had to show her my email. Then she sat us at a corner high top with many open booths. When we asked for a booth she said they were only for call in reservations, not Open Table????? We left....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I made a reservation for outside patio on Open Table, that was sooo easy. Got there a little bit early and was able to be seated. The sidewalk seating was a bit too close, we asked to be moved to a table more distanced and they accommodated. The rest of our experience was smooth sailing, our waitress was delightful and knowledgeable and the food was delicious.

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Binchits
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, very good service!! We went at 8pm so pretty quiet at that time.

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TracyD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for our anniversary and were treated to our choice of tables, in a nice quiet corner. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Food was delicious and just the right sized portions. The perfect celebration dinner!

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ColdestDIsh
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great early dinner on the patio. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab atmosphere and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The owner is great. The waitress was great. They have a new chef who doesn’t come close to the old one. Also the dishes described in the menu weren’t exactly as received. A red wine vinaigrette had tons of mustard. Cheesy risotto balls had lemon peel in them. The location is great. The ambience is great.

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vipKitKat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My friend and I had a delicious cocktail and dinner sitting on the patio. We had a visit from some friendly bees, but that was only because we were seated next to the flowers. The gluten free pizza crust was outstanding, and the ladies night drink specials were great! We can't wait to meet up there again.

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AngelaS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great gluten free selection (they do up charge for everything GF, so be prepared to pay 2-5 dollars more when asking for GF). Nice outdoor seating

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DeniseM
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and the service was excellent, will most certainly go there again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Shane was personable and attentive from the start. Food was Fantastic, and we have dined at Eleven Madison and other Michelin restaurants in NYC as a frame of reference! Fresh ingredients, balanced cocktails, flavorful sauces. Perfect for my daughter's 23rd birthday ❤ Lastly and important to us, the restaurant and staff practiced social distancing, and we felt comfortable dining at an inside booth for the first time in over 4 months. We are not local, but we will be back!

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Tommy
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Very poor service. Took an hour and a half to get just our drinks. Appetizer came with the meals.

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MarianneP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tranquil and quaint. Ate at the outside patio decorated with flowers.
Raspberry mule was amazing along with the pork carbonara...large portion. Saved half for lunch the next day..,

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waitress was great but food trickled out of kitchen. Portions small, food mediocre and prices high.

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vipKdub
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Great variety overall.

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ReneeM
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We love to eat here. It's a great location and a wonderful interior. The menu is always top notch. We like this during Covid because they have a lovely patio, sidewalk seating and three smaller dining rooms so everyone can spread out. I would give this straight 5 stars except for one thing. We sat in the dining room near the door to the patio. A waitress servicing the patio had to cross our dining room over and over and SHE DID NOT HAVE A MASK ON. We did not see her in a mask at all. I assume she was serving the patio unmasked. She was passing us over and over without a mask. I assume she was breathing - so she put us in danger while we were eating. We will not go back without making sure first that ALL EMPLOYEES are masked while working. So disappointing. We are all supposed to care for one another and wear a mask. It's about others.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good to outstanding. Menu is limited in selections. Server was friendly and attentive.

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LaurieM
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food (vegetarian lasagna, caesar salad) was excellent!
Outdoor seating on the patio was nice; spaced apart from other customers. Restaurant staff all wore masks.

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Sean
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Menu changed, if you are looking for non traditional italian dinnner, this is the place. It was once my favorite restaurant. Service could have been improved.

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brucek
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminds of a little cafe in Italy. We sat on the patio, great wine, great company.

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Rich
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We visited for our anniversary. Had dined many times, however this visit was not good. I did not see it posted that the menu was greatly reduced. Nothing like the usual fair. My wife chose a steak entree which was over cooked and very tough. There was typically at least 4 fish plates my only choice was salmon. We learned from the server they had a new chief. The place was empty. They did comp the steak dinner, but still very disappointing.

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AimeeK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience - felt very clean and "safe", excellent service. There was a problem with my order and the manager came over personally to apologize and make it right. Excellent location - highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. The stuffed pepper appetizer was awesome. It's spicy so love that before you order. The veggie lasagna is a fave. The chicken marsala is one of the best I've had. Service was ok tonight. It's been better.

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vipLesW
Brighton
30 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food over priced and limited menu. Will NOT go back.

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Reginald
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the food here! I just wish the prices weren't so high so we could go more often!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good...drinks, food & atmosphere in the bar dining area

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bar area had a cool look to it. The music didn't really give a bistro feel. Service was good. Food was tasty. Portions were appropriate. Had the rum punch which wasn't as great as I had hoped (a bit like medicine).

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KarenF
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

We had made a reservation on open table a week in advance. Two days in advance I confirmed my reservation on open table. When we walked in to the restaurant they had informed us that they just tried to call us. They were not going to be able to seat us. They said they had a cliche In their system. After explain that we were meeting friends, made and confirmed our reservations and drove 20 miles they decided to seat us.
We had dined at this restaurant in December. We loved it. The food was excellent. Service was great and we love the atmosphere. I always check the menu beforehand to get a feel for what I would like to have. The menu on line is know longer their menu. The menu is a printed piece a paper with very little on it. This is an Italian restaurant that know longer serves Italian food. When we asked the waitress about the menu she explained that they now have a Greek chef that took all Italian dishes off the menu.

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DaveF
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Caesar salad was the best I've had and was a large portion. My entree was served hot and excellent. Our desert, Tiramisu, was the best we ever had. Needless to say, we will be going back soon.

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vipAudreyandRick
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Unfortunately this establishment has gone downhill (used to be one of my faves)... we ordered a filet and got pork and pork isn’t on the menu 😬 I guess the chef quit and other staff have left as well - food quality poor but remaining staff still great
Such a bummer

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PerriB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We thought we would try again but it just hasn't been the same since the change over/remodel. Did not live up to the old menu. Not like it used to be. We used to go there at least once a week. Food was mediocre except for the soup which was very good but spicy for shrimp bisque. Green beans were not cooked. Took a long time for the food to get to the table and the restaurant was not crowded. We were one of two tables in the actual dining section on a Sunday nite at 6:00 pm so I guess that told us something in itself. My soup did not even get to the table at the same time as other soups were being served. Not best quality for the money. Disappointed and not impressed.

FAQs

Buon Gusto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (810) 229-7770.

Buon Gusto is rated 4.2 stars by 254 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.