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Cafe Buonaro's

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300 E 5th Ave Ste 105, Naperville, IL 60563-3177
+1 630-717-0006
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Aurora, Illinois
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

The new name is Bella Familia (Beautiful Family). Any American Italian restaurant that knows how to cook pasta al dente (most don't), has genuine imported Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, has genuine Aceto Balsmico di Modena is the real deal. Food and service is very good.

Thank Planetisourown
Aurora, Illinois
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

This is by far the worst restaurant I have ever eaten at! Not only is the food terrible, but the prices are out of control. Believe it or not, I have been here multiple times (yes, I know I'm nuts) because of the convenient location. The chicken marley dish is ungodly horrible, swimming in grease. I can't say enough bad... More 

1 Thank John G
Naperville, Illinois
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We were sad to see Cafe Buonaro's close after so many years knowing we would miss many of our favorite dishes enjoyed with family and friends. So we were thrilled when another branch of the family decided to re-open in the same location under the name Bella Familia. And we were not disappointed. My husband chose one of our "family"... More 

Thank Jan H
Naperville, Illinois
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132 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

We love this place! The food is good to great, the service is good and the owner is always there and concerned about giving you the best of service and food. The place is old school Taylor Street like in the city. This includes the chalkboard menus! When not during peak diner hours on weekends it is a good place... More 

Thank Kidsfirst1
Ada, Michigan
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

Poor service and had to walk to front without bill and ask to pay. Had a dish the tasted like Ragu...very disappointing

2 Thank jlfowler1
Naperville, Illinois
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

Very nice restaurant, great food, small interior, but very comfortable. Location is just off of downtown Naperville, near the 5th Ave. train station. Good homemade bread & italian food, also nice salads and lunch items!

Thank PVE_11
Yorkville, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

This is a wonderful Italian restaurant! They start you out with warm homemade Italian bread served in a basket. The salad is served in a big bowl which they will refill on request and is very good. I ordered the clams with a garlic sauce pasta. There was about 15-20 clams in the shell on top of my pasta!!!! So... More 

Thank Mark S
Naperville, Illinois
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

What a delightful and intimate experience we had. We will certainly be returning often. The food was delicious and the service was A+ Thanks Michelle and staff. We'll be back

Thank DebGuyTravel
Naperville, Illinois
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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

This is old school Italian which I really like having grown up with this type of food. My lady and I both had the mussels and they were delicious. They serve the salad family style and it was a little heavy on the dressing, like an Olive Garden. The bread was good, they had olive oil on the table which... More 

Thank gdagesse
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Our family loves this place. Always a great experience. Great food. Very knowledgable & accomodating to my gluten free needs!!

1 Thank tweetynut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 E 5th Ave Ste 105, Naperville, IL 60563-3177
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: +1 630-717-0006

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