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Buona Beef

1588 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563-1523
+1 630-548-2333
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (9 reviews)
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American, Italian, Fast food
1588 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563-1523
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Not so much traditional Italian beef if you haven't had buona before... it's spicier than most. The fries are bad, the chips are bad, the fruit salad is meh... the beef is good though... only thing I'll order

1  Thank kmd011784
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very nice place with a wide selection of food from pizza to burgers to hot dogs to what they are noted for Italian beef. The food was good tasting priced fairly and served quickly. Def if in the area try 1 of the Buona Beef...More

1  Thank tmyankee15
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The beef sandwiches are off the charts good, and very reasonable. Easy to get in and out of and service is outstanding. They have a small bar where you can grab a beer while waiting for an order. Highly recommended, beef is lean, hot and...More

1  Thank 9999Tr_Av_El_Er
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have been using Buona catering for all our tailgate parties lately. Usually I use the other "Beef" place but Buona's beef if just as good and at a really good price too. Order is ready on time with all the bread and sides ready...More

1  Thank Ktodnl
Reviewed 9 August 2016

my friend had the beef and said it was fantastic. I had the strawberry, walnut salad and really enjoyed it. Milkshakes wonderful too.

1  Thank Lsf22
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was an excellent choice for 4 adults and 2 teenagers. We all could choose something different at affordable prices. My wife and I both had salads and were surprised at both the size and quality. Both were very large, cold and loaded with a...More

1  Thank Jim-Wilmywood
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I try to stop fo Italian beef when I am in the chicago area.I eat it there or take it home. There are a lot of choices here for Italian beel.Dry to Drowned and lightly dipped.Regular size to XXL.Sweet and hot peppers.Great Italian bread.The Beef...More

1  Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Buona is a local fast food chain in the Chicago area. They have excellent Italian beef sandwiches, but I go there for their hamburgers. I started going to the one in Lombard and now go to Naperville location which is closer to home. Their burger...More

1  Thank RGCookie
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Wow, this place has some amazing burgers, I recommend highly. The only criticism is "cheesy chips" it's actually chips with a pot of cheese sauce so was a little disappointed but overall a good meal was had by all.

1  Thank TamG-S
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Had to get a quickie to eat and this place rocks. The service from every employee is amazing. The food is fresh and a great price. Quick service to your table.

1  Thank rpm1774
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
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10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1588 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563-1523
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: +1 630-548-2333
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.
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