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Buona Beef

498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
+1 630-792-1133
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
2 days ago
“Lifelong Chicago resident, disappointed!”
4 Sep 2016
“Rude counter girl.”
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10:30 - 22:00All hours
498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
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Reviewed 25 October 2014

We were born and raised in the Windy City and make sure we have something that says "Chicago" whenever we come back for a visit...ain't nothing like this where we live now. The beef sandwich is about as good as they come; perfect blend of...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Hi, First time here and heard the beef is good. On the day we went it was so-so. Beef was not all that and I thought they were small. Not a great first inpresion and do not think I will be back.

Thank ZARDOZ88
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Went their for lunch with the family and ordered their beef/sausage combo, meatball sandwich and grilled chicken sandwich combos. Everything came out fresh and tasty delivered to our table. There was enough food to take some home. Only improvement would be to get the parmesan...More

Thank 1BigFamilyTraveler
Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Buona Beef has the best beef sandwich I have had in the Chicago area so far. The number 1 with fries is all I need to be satisfied. The beef is so flavorful it doesnt seem like this place would have a drive-thru. Ive been...More

Thank auggieman
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I think the beef sandwiches here are some of the best in the Chicago area. I always get mine dipped with extra gravy on the side and it is just so flavorful and tasty. I am a lover of beef sandwiches and have been to...More

Thank nikki s
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Pretty good beef sandwiches. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers also good. Fries are the large kind not my favorite. Overall I would go back.

Thank jeff c
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I ordered a beef and Italian sausage dinner to take home. The order came with green peppers (for few cents extra) and two long loaves of fresh Italian bread. The savory dipping liquid is sealed in a separate container. Throw the beef and the hot...More

Thank Realsig
Reviewed 29 March 2013

We visit this chain during Lent on Fridays because they offer a better than average pepper and egg sandwich on a sub roll. This menu item is definitely worth stopping for if you are in the neighborhood. Our other choice was a harvest type salad...More

Thank tluna491
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Incredible fresh and perfectly seasoned beef sandwiches, soups, burgers, pizza and assorted salads are the result of this hardworking family values type of restaurant thriving with happy employees (a good indication of the care that is essential to quality, by the way) at fair prices!...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Buona has already provided good burgers and Italian beefs. The menu has extended to other sandwiches and salads while the price remains lower than most casual restaurants. A great place for good fast food.

Thank Scurvy00
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lombard
  • Phone Number: +1 630-792-1133
Buona is a quick casual restaurant chain that features Original Italian Beef, Pizza, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches and Salads. The first Buona restaurant was established in Berwyn, IL in 1981, by Buonavolanto Patriarch Joe Buonavolanto, Sr. He was among the group of Italian Americans who perfected Chicago's original Italian beef. The menu is a blend of old-school Chicago classics and next-generation menu choices - made from scratch with fresh ingredients. While the menu has expanded, the original beef recipe has not been compromised - for the three generations of Buonavolantos who are active in the company, compromise and quality are never uttered in the same breath.
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