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“Best Italian in Brighton” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buon Gusto

Buon Gusto
501 W. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116
810.229.7770
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Ranked #7 of 97 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Brighton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Brighton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This little gem has the best Italian in all of Brighton. I have not had anything there I didn't like. The desserts are just as awesome. I won't go anywhere else when I'm in the mood for Great Italian Food!

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Brighton, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“ALWAYS DELICIOUS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

You have to have the Bruchetta. It is made fresh and melts in your mouth. Every dish we have had is very good. The Shrimp Primavera is outstanding in the summer. Very light and tasty! The service is always just so so though. The owners are friendly but the waitresses are not. That's the only reason for the 4 stars.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, MI
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Focus on the food...not the ambiance!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

If you aren't careful, you could drive right past this Italian restaurant in downtown Brighton, Michigan. The restaurant is quite small with limited seating, except during the summer months when they have outdoor seating available. The food entrees are excellent, and they always have additional specials to choose from outside of their standard menu. The meat lasagna is one of my favorites, and I always order a meatball, or two. If you like Italian cuisine they have many other tempting offerings. I just wish they served some crusty Italian bread to compliment the meal. The bread is mediocre and they do not offer any olive oil, or balsamic vinegar for dipping. The wine selection is limited, but offers several nice selections at reasonable prices. The owners are friendly and engaging.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Best Italian in Livingston County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Buon Gusto is absolutely the best Italian in Brighton and all of Livingston County! The food is authentic and the proprietors ( who are also the chefs) visit the tables and tell you about the dishes and how they are prepared. They also have the greatest selection of gluten free entrees in the county. I live in Brighton, and this is my favorite retaurant!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pinckney MI.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best lasagna, rated by a tough critic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

My husband (52 years old) is a very picky lasagna eater. No one ever beats "-----" 's lasagna. This place did. Believe me, that says alot! The bread basket was just average, no dipping oil, soft crust, not warm, but thats OK, I always overeat the bread anyway. We'll go back.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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