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Buona Beef

498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
+1 630-792-1133
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498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Black girl at couter was horribly rude. If customer service is not her thing she should possibly look for other employment. Will not go back because of her. Onto the food. The beef. I had mine baptized. It was not as dipped all the way...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Worth a stop! The cheesy beef is the best but if you are looking for spicy get the peppers. The spicy won't disappoint if you are looking for heat.

Thank Jillyjillyjilly
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I grew-up in Berwyn and Mr. Novi's Beef at the corner Ogden & Oak Park Avenues was THE place for great Italian Beef sandwiches. But I've been gone from Berwyn decades and Buona is even better than the Novi's that I remember. The beef is...More

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Gotta try the (Italian) Beef. It's authentic, they have burgers, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches too. But people come here for the beef. There's about 15 of them all around Chicago (in the burbs). Fries are good and come with the meal for about $10,...More

Thank Ed V
Reviewed 15 January 2016

There are many places in the Chicago area to get real Italian beef sandwiches. Buona Beef is one of the best. Meat is generous, rolls are soft and thick to soak up the juice. Juice is heavenly with just the right combo of herbs and...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Mini-chain that tries to do to much: they lost their core competency of hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. Confusing and unreadable menu, salty beef, parking lot too small, drive thru a torture. Can't seem to wrap a carry- out order so it doesn't leak....More

Thank C S
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Prefer this beef over Portillos as it is consistent in flavor and size. $1.95 fries always hot and ample. And remember to ask for your drink free if you're 55 and over-that makes everything taste better.

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 27 March 2015

This is better and more flavor that a Portillo's beef. This location the service always seems to be a step above other locations. The staff is always pleasant and the food is always perfect. This is a Chicago original and one of my favorites. Two...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

My family and I often go to Buona Beef. A few times I have gone to the restaurant to get the "Game Day" pack to take home. Over the past 6 months the prices jumped from $19.95, then to $21.95. No big deal. When they...More

5  Thank Ernest A
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We were born and raised in the Windy City and make sure we have something that says "Chicago" whenever we come back for a visit...ain't nothing like this where we live now. The beef sandwich is about as good as they come; perfect blend of...More

Thank J D
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Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lombard
  • Phone Number: +1 630-792-1133
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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