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Buon Gusto

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501 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116-1447
10:00 am - 9:00 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
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Milford, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This comfy neighborhood joint has been a steady little gem for years. Looks like that's all in the past. I like the new regime's enthusiasm but their execution is way off. In 3 visits since the transition I haven't hit a winner yet. The ribeye was tough, meat lasagna dark, bitter and muddled, seafood pasta at $22 was cold, bland... More 

1 Thank reitboy
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167 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This little gem has just changed hands with new owners and new executive chef. Previously it was sort of Italian but now it's moving into a nicer direction. Small, cozy seating indoor and out, right near the railroad tracks and across the street from a really nice craft brewery. Overall the menu is not extensive but seems to have something... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We had never been before and we learned that there is new ownership and a new menu, so we don't know how it compared to what it was before. It started off on a negative note for me - they had two draft beers on the menu - Peroni and a Samuel Adams seasonal, but when I asked what the... More 

Thank dlcurrin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Buno Gusto was good, but under new management is it outstanding. The brushetta was to die for. The eggplant parmesan...magnifico. Salad dressing and marinara are a cut above.

Thank Chip H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This used to be our go to spot. We dined there for years and loved it. The last 2 times we went there the food was terrible. We overlooked the first time as everyone has a bad day, but the second time the food was awful and the service was worse. Its time for us to find a new spot.

1 Thank Robin B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Our group of 16 needed side dishes to add to our Gus's ribs and Greek salad, in case palates of some were more tuned to Italian. The spaghetti was hot and delicious - perfect addition to our dinner. We will do this again.

Thank GoThere88
Brighton, Michigan
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221 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Had a good dinner here and met the new owners. I enjoy a salad with salmon. My husband had a pizza. Both were good. We'll watch for changes

Thank Cathy E
Brighton, Michigan
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

I dined here once before and remember enjoying it. This time was no exception but I think 3 stars is all I can give it this time. The food (spaghetti and meatballs) was very tasty, hard to get that dish wrong, usually. The GF and her daughter had simple pasta dishes also and liked them. Pasta perfectly done, sauces rich... More 

Thank Archer01
Brighton, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We are always nervous taking our 2.5 yr old out anywhere but want to get her more comfortable with dining out. We chose Buon Gusto because of a previous good experience (2+ yrs ago) and they actually had a kids menu online. We were seated quickly, the server was delightful (Paige), and they brought a cup of crayons and paper... More 

Thank simsjul1
Brighton, Michigan
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403 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Four of us (two couples) ate dinner at this restaurant in April of 2016. We had a reservation and our table was waiting for us. This is a small family-owned and operated Italian restaurant and it is best to have a reservation. Two people ordered the squash ravioli which everyone always raves about. I ordered the veal marsala which was... More 

Thank Pamela S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116-1447
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 810.229.7770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?