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Buona Beef

1230 Ogden Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538-5400
+1 630-585-2333
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“italian beef” (7 reviews)
“gelato” (2 reviews)
“salads” (3 reviews)
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Fast food
1230 Ogden Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538-5400
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Buona Beef has the best Italian beef sandwiches. If you have their app, you get a free sandwich on your birthday. Seniors get a free drink.

Thank Laurel A
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This place isn't bad, but I'd rather go to portillos as their food is better. We aren't local so when we are in the area we have to be picky and I would rather get my portillos fix than eating here.

Thank JessicaMomof4
Reviewed 22 January 2017

It was just ok. I have a wheat allergy so I have to eat wheat/gluten free. They didn't have any gf bun option for me and I found their beef to have a lot of gristle. Not worth the price to me. Haven't been back

Thank tweetynut
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic individual pizzas, spicy beef and combo sandwiches, homemade parmesan potato chips and much more make this a great family dining experience. They have daily specials like meatball sandwiches and delicious French fries for $5.00 on Wednesdays and $6.50 pizzas on Thursdays. They also have...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice place for a family lunch or supper, or lunch, a step up from the hamburger and chicken franchise places. Of course they feature italian beef sandwiches, (which are the best!), and they have several other choices too, as well as the typical fries, cole...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Had a 7 in beef with red sauce. Very good flavor. Meat not dried out like you know who up the street. Ordered kids meal pizza came with a nice fresh fruit bowl and drink for under $5. New favorite beef joint

Thank chgoburbsco
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times. Each time has been good. The sandwiches are not greasy like other places I've had beefs. I have also ordered the Beef & Giardiniera Pizza and it was amazing. A beef sandwich made into a pizza...amazing!

Thank Bxhappy
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

When I visit my dad, who lives in Boulder Hill, he loves to get a beef sandwich at Buona Beef. Well, I do too. Efficient operation. Order at the register and go sit down. They bring the food. Nice portions and affordable prices.

Thank ScottH-BigHoss
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Yes, it's a chain - but the they're local, consistent, and reasonably priced. Get the Italian Beef - and get it "baptized". If you choose, you can also get sweet or hot peppers (or both!). Very tasty and very filling.

Thank Leona Z
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Love the burgers, salads and pizza also good. Menu has many options. A good choice when a quick meal is needed. Much better than your average fast food place and they serve beer!

Thank Ellyn H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 1230 Ogden Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538-5400
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +1 630-585-2333
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.