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“Their catering delivers excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Buona Beef

Buona Beef
Ranked #45 of 444 Restaurants in Naperville
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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.
Chicago
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2,008 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,180 helpful votes
“Their catering delivers excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

My wife and I attended a graduation party at a friend’s house and Buona Beef catered all of the food. There was salad, Italian Beef, peppers, Mostaccioli, and breaded chicken. All of the food was excellent.

  • Visited July 2014
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Geneva, Illinois
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“Good combo, especially the bread”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

I hadn't been to Buona in a while, so I decided to give it another try. I went with my favorite, the beef/sausage combo, with fries. Everything was delicious, and the bread was really good with the au jus on it. I really appreciated the fact that they had wireless service for diners - it gave me a chance to catch up on things while I ate.

  • Visited June 2014
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Itasca, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Too Hot to Handle!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Got the $11.95 beef sandwich dinner for two with pasta and couldn't eat it. They seemed to have dumped the entire pepper mill into the gravy. Returned it because we couldn't eat it. Never did that before.

Visited May 2014
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Buona is always top notch. From great beef and sasuage to outstanding dogs and fries I always make it a stop when i am in the area The folks at Buona are very friendly, well managed and it shows from the quality of there food to the cleanliness and great service.
Very good

  • Visited March 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Italian Beef hot spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Not being from Chicago I hadn't enjoyed Italian Beef before but really loved this sandwich. A lot of times a meat sandwich with au jus on the bun makes the whole sandwich soggy, but somehow the bread they use, portion of meat and juice all hold up very well. We tried the fries and parmesan fried potatoes, both quite good. I liked the atmosphere of the restaurant, found the price to be a good value and was glad it was recommended as a Naperville regulars spot.

  • Visited November 2013
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