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“Good food, big price.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buona Beef

Buona Beef
Ranked #40 of 441 Restaurants in Naperville
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food, big price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

The food is excellent. The $9 for a smallish beef sandwich, fries and a drink is a little steep. Too fancy for just fast food - drives the price too high.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Iowa City, Iowa
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165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Best Beef Around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Takes a little more time in the drive through, but its worth it! The Italian beef sandwhich with hot peppers is the best around IMHO! The salads are also very good, as are the cannoli. My daughter love the kids cheese pizza, which is a nice sized portion.

Visited July 2013
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Suamico, Wisconsin
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183 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good food at an okay price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013 via mobile

In the area due to grandchildren being born. Stopped for some quick food. My beef sandwich was as I remember them, tasty and plenty big. The parmesan chips were okay bit I'd like them crisper. The salad my wife had was excellent and she loved the blueberry pomegranet tea! No real negatives.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Marietta, Georgia, USA
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Awesome food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

In Chicago for a business trip and was taken here by one of our sales guys, who is local to the area. He highly recommended Buona Beef and it did not disappoint. Fantastic food that's probably not at all healthy for you, which means it tastes great. I got the beef and Italian combo dipped in au jus. Don't miss this place. It's seriously good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wheaton, Illinois
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295 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“BEST BEEF..............”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Can't miss on any of their italian sandwiches! Beef, sausage, pepper & egg or any of their offerings are great. We especially like the individual pizzas.
Been going into Buona for years and never had any reason to complain about anything.

Visited May 2013
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