About the Ristorante
Bacco Ristorante has been providing superior Italian cuisine since 2002. The restaurant's chic, contemporary ambience and imaginative dishes have elevated it to the top of both diners' and reviewers' preferred restaurant lists. Bacco is the perfect setting for lunchtime business meetings, family dinners and special occasions during the evening hours.
Upon arriving at Bacco, each patron is greeted by complimentary valet service and ushered into the restaurant to begin their dining experience. A cherrywood bar and brushed silver bar chairs are situated next to the hostess stand, and high-backed, romantic booths are available to customers seeking the ultimate in intimate dining. Modern lighting fixtures provide warm, low light and subtle music fills the room. A grand mural spans the length of the room and depicts wine god Bacchus – in Italian, Bacco.
Bacco's main dining room features a wine-themed ceiling mural, complete with rich colors and golden accents. During daytime hours, the room is flooded with natural light, pouring in from the floor-to-ceiling windows, and in the evenings, low lighting gives the room its glamorous atmosphere. Tables are adorned with crisp, white linens, and each place setting is complete with the best in wine glasses and flatware. Lush, green plants and fresh flowers energize the room’s ambience.
During warmer months, Bacco's outdoor dining comes to life on the sizable patio, Bacco Al Fresco. Umbrellas shade diners from the glow of the sun, while heat lamps create warmth on cool spring and summer nights.
In 2007, Bacco Ristorante expanded with the addition of Bacco Saletta, our premier private dining facility for special events.
Whether dining in the main dining room, on the patio, or within one of Bacco Saletta’s exclusive private rooms, every patron enjoys the finest in true Italian fare. The highest quality ingredients are the basis for each of Bacco’s creations, and the cuisine’s simple yet stunning presentation ranks Bacco Ristorante among the most elite of Italian restaurants.
Bacco has received numerous awards, including the Top Table award from Gourmet Magazine; one of America’s Top Restaurants by Zagat; and Hour Detroit Magazine's prestigious Restaurant of the Year nod in 2005. Owner and chef Luciano Del Signore also was recently nominated by the James Beard Foundation for the Great Lakes Region’s 2008 Best Chef Award.
In 1955, the Del Signore family embarked on a new chapter in their lives, immigrating to the United States from eastern Italy and bringing with them a love for true Italian cuisine. What began with a small Italian-style diner in Livonia has transformed into a family tradition of excellence with the upscale Bacco Ristorante.
Luciano Del Signore's culinary education began while watching his parents cultivate the presence of genuine Italian fare in the Detroit area. By age 14, Luciano was developing his own signature dishes with a simple yet elegant style, recognizing that food is not just simply food – it is art. He believes that the real beauty lies in each plate’s details, from the main course to its exquisite garnish. Luciano has become one of metro Detroit’s most renowned chefs, attributing his self-taught skills to cookbooks and summers spent in Italy.
As a first generation citizen of the United States, Luciano possesses strong ties to the Italian region of Abruzzo, just east of Rome. Through dining in some of Italy's top restaurants, Luciano has developed an acute palate and has been given a completely new perspective on what food should taste like. He is dedicated to cooking with the finest imported ingredients, giving patrons an unforgettable dining experience.
While operating his parents' restaurant Fonte d’Amore in Livonia, Luciano noticed a steady stream of patrons traveling from Birmingham and West Bloomfield to revel in his cooking. Before long, Luciano decided to open his own restaurant, closer to his clientele. In 2002, he opened Bacco Ristorante in Southfield.