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Buon Gusto

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501 W. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently Outstanding

This is our family's "go to" restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, especially when Sal and Silvia, the owners, are there. The food quality is unmatched in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian D
Brighton, MI
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Brighton, MI
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our family's "go to" restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, especially when Sal and Silvia, the owners, are there. The food quality is unmatched in the area.

Thank Brian D
Victor, NY
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At 6:30 pm I was able to reserve a table for 7:30 pm on a busy Friday evening. The place is small and simple but very comfortable. My wife, her mother and I enjoyed a terrific meal including "drunken shrimp" appetizer. Mom's salad was good, and the soup my wife and I ordered had a spice in it to give... More 

Thank LovemyChevy
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Whether we have stopped for lunch or dinner the food has been very good. It is one of our favorite places and in the summer the outside dining is lovely.

Thank travelinkid
White Lake, Michigan
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I had the spinach ravioli with marinara sauce. Loved the sauce, tasted wonderful, but some of the ravioli were icy cold in spots, they must have been frozen. That was disappointing. Soup was great, didn't care much for the bread. Place could use some updating.

Thank Schmidly6
Brighton, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food - and reasonably priced - from an authentic Italian kitchen. We'll definitely be back.

Thank Bill-KarenT
Brighton, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

By far the best place to eat in Livingston County. The marinara is to die for! And the minestrone soup is the best I've ever eaten. Truly homemade! We usually buy the sauce if we're trying to impress guests. (Shhh!!!) The owners are just the kindest people around and will sit down at your table and engage with you. My... More 

Thank Shauna L
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Poor food, dirty, bad service. Need i say more. No i won't. But i will. I see the owner buying food at meijer when they run out. The walk in cooler is at 47 degrees. Aginst state code. Ice machine is full of black sludge. I have worked in the kitchen repairing coolers so i know. If you want to... More 

Thank Randy F
Sal V, Owner at Buon Gusto, responded to this review

Randy, just To answer at all your Lies, Yes I do by at local grocery stores if we run out of milk or small things. And Avery six months we get Heath inspection and we all time get top shores and complement on how we keep the kitchen clean and well maintained to state code anyone can check on line.... More 

Brighton, Michigan
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595 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is the first time we've been to Buon Gusto in a few years. We're definitely glad we returned! We arrived at about 4:30 on a Saturday, and had our choice of seating. We sat at a prime table location on the patio. By the time we left barely an hour later, the restaurant was crowded, with all patio seating... More 

Thank Matt S
Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love this place and go here when I can. The owners make just about everything themselves and the food is delicious. I eat organic at home and going out can be iffy, but this place is all natural and everything I've tried is first rate. The inside is kind of small, but friendly, and the service is personal. If... More 

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Sal V, Owner at Buon Gusto, responded to this review

Thank you for dining at Buon Gusto we apretiate your business we try they best to please our customers, hope to see you soon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I live close to downtown and have been here many many times! So I wanted to bring my clients in for "real" Italian food, of course I ordered the butternut squash ravioli (which is to die for) and my clients ordered the eggplant Parmesan, and the chicken pesto thin crust pizza, They were blown away with the food. This was... More 

Thank Lee Ann D
Sal V, Owner at Buon Gusto, responded to this review

Thank you for caming in ! We are happy that you and your friends from Hampshire enjoy the dinner we are small but we try to please the best we can. Thanks & See you soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 W. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 810.229.7770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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