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“Another "Ma & POP" restaurant success!”
Review of Buona Beef

Buona Beef
Ranked #90 of 190 Restaurants in Lombard
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Fast food
Description: 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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Description: 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.
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! their only rival would be Portillo's but we need friendly competion and I would actually toss a coin to decide which venue I'd go to! Great food!!!

Thank Jan R
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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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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Had to have a Buona Beef while in Chicago and it was well worth it. Definitely try this one or the Beef & Sausage Combo. There's no need to order anything else.

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

I had the Italian beef sandwich and a Caesar salad.

OK, but nothing to write home about.

Restaurant was nearly empty on a Tuesday evening.

Staff was not very friendly.

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 23 May 2012 via mobile

Best beef...great salads. Nice atmosphere with fire place. Love that you can get a beer. Not expensive great family place...generous childrens menu that is not a rip off.

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Thank Dellcomm3
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