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“Romantic Evening”
Review of Bucci Ristorante

Bucci Ristorante
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Troy
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Romantic Evening”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The ambiance is subdued and the service is friendly and attentive to detail. We had our company get together there and everything from their artichoke appetizers to the lusciously rich tiramisu dessert was fresh and presented beautifully.

If you decide to stop in for a more casual dining experience take a seat at the bar and learn cooking techniques watching the chef whip up his creations while sipping on your favorite libation.

Parking is accessible in front and around the corner within steps.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“East Side Gem”
Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

If you find yourself in Grosse Pointe and hungry for really good Italian food, head straight for this very inviting spot. An excellent menu complemented by a strong wine list. Attentive, professional waitstaff tops off the experience. Sit at a table in the dining room for a quiet evening or at the counter looking into the open kitchen to be in the middle of the action. Either way you're guaranteed a great time!

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Thank Ddfocus
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Newport Beach, California
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Outstanding always!!”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Bucci has become our favorite restaurant in the Detroit area. I get to Michigan about 8 - 12 times a year and Bucci is a MUST-- and often the first stop after DTW! The service in impeccable. The staff is so friendly, personable, and attentive. They know everything I like and remember even when a few months have passed between visits. EVERYTHING is excellent: the regular items and the specials. You can't go wrong at Bucci's.

Visited July 2012
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Thank kirkkirlin
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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“above average italian-american restuarant”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

My wife and I dined here on 9 AUG on our anniversary. The restaurant is unassumingly located in a store front on busy Mack avenue. The interior is decently decorated, with seating at the bar in front of the open kitchen. The dining room is not very large, enough for two waiters to handle. It is pleasant but does not have a lot of ambiance. Wait service was polite and attentive without being fussy. Bucci’s bills itself as a ‘ristorante’, that is, as an Italian restaurant, but actually it is better described as an Italian-American restaurant given its menu and order of service. Many of the items on the menu are not particularly Italian: e.g., ‘seared’ scallops, perch, ‘seared’ Atlantic salmon, filet mignon, etc.; the only thing Italian about the chicken bella from its description on the menu appears to be the word ‘bella’ . “Linguine con le vongole” gets americanized as “Linguine clams” and so forth. Perhaps the many pasta dishes or the veal dishes are more authentic. Our meals were well prepared and presentation was tasteful, but they were nothing to write home about. The size of the meals is European, that is, modest (which is fine for my wife and me) but do not expect here the enormous mounds of food many American restaurants heap on your plates. The restaurant’s dining room quickly filled up after we arrived, on a week night, indicating that it is a popular venue. Some small negatives: they were stingy with the bread (one small piece each) and we had to ask for some more; the minestrone soup I ordered came to the table lukewarm and was quite bland and ordinary. Would we dine here again? Probably not, as there are other fine restaurants close by in the area, with considerably more ambiance, with quite similar or more ambitious menus similarly priced – and, in my view at least, with better wine lists.

  • Visited August 2012
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Michigan
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178 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Accommodating!”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

This was the fourth or fifth time we've eaten at Bucci, but our first review. Every meal there has been wonderful. This was the second time I had the lamb chops. They were great...double chops actually and seasoned/cooked perfectly. That said...the second double chop was exceptionally fatty.

Bucci has a great Internet reservation system which they monitor dutifully. I inquired, for example, whether or not lamb chops would be available on the night of our reservation. Whoever responded indicated veal chops would be available with lamb chops being a possibility. Nice personal touch.

My only quibble was with the wine pour. Don't you just hate it when they give you a few drops at the bottom of a huge glass?

Bucci also features counter seating...much coveted by the locals...where one can see,hear,smell and almost touch the food as it's being prepared. Be advised, however, if you grab one of those seats, you'll exit the place smelling like you were one of the cooks. We had a table quite some distance from the counter cooking area and still were overwhelmed by smoke and odors...good odors, however.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank JayJayLoudonTN
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