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Buon Gusto

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501 W. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116
+1 810-229-7770
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,093 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed Buon Gusto from the bruschetta through the mains - she had seafood linguini, I had chicken Marsala & both were very nicely done. Good meal!

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Thank RickMIusa
Novi, Michigan
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414 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very, very good. The gnocchi were perfect, not too heavy. The wine selection is good, the beer selection needs some expansion. The service was good. It is very casual. It is also very small. It is hard for the waitstaff to move between tables. They are expanding, which is needed. Hopefully they will update the front room,... More 

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Thank Davidamy617
Howell, Michigan
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Burn Gusto is a wonderful family-owned restaurant in downtown Brighton with home made Italian food. My personal favorite is the gnocchi with marinara sauce, but the lasagna, chicken Marsala, and chicken piccata are also favorites, and any pasta with meat sauce is always wonderful. The restaurant itself is very cozy, with an enclosed patio for warm weather, the wait staff... More 

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Thank NLLITTLE
Howell, Michigan
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband and I were very disappointed in our recent dining experience. We have dined at Buon Gusto on many occasions under the previous owners and have always had tasty food and a great dining experience. There has been a change in owners and the food is just not the same nor is the service. My husband and I are... More 

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Thank cleann2017
Brighton, Michigan
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106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The salmon Ceaser salad was plentiful and had the best croutons I have ever tasted in a salad, I actually ate them, which I never do because they are just plain old bread. The caprice was great, but sparse. I don't like the seating up against a wall under a window that you can't see out of, maybe if we... More 

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1 Thank Tansy2015
Milford, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

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 

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1 Thank reitboy
Michigan
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168 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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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Thank Sintita
Livonia, Michigan
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141 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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 

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Thank David C
Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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.

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Thank Chip H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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.

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2 Thank Robin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 W. Main St., Brighton, MI 48116
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 810-229-7770

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