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1420 Golf Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
18474372333
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10:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Their beef sandwiches are very good. The last time I went their was only one person behind the counter. Had to wait a little bit to place my order. The most negativve thing I can say about this place is that it was not very clean. Not enough people there to keep the place clean.

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Thank John V
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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117 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I have no ties to Buona Beef. I like to support local restaurants & businesses when at all possible; so when errands brought me to this part of the city, I stopped by Buona Beef for a bite of Lunch as a treat. When you walk in your senses are inundated by the sights, smells, and how good everything would... More 

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Thank arts713
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Italian beef that is spot on! I also really like the optional parmesan potato chips, right tasty. Will be back again.

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Thank Kinkajouwho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I had Italian beef and the taste was good but the beef was oily. The vegan pizza and I like it. The dough was not dry or tough.

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Thank Hamad A
Fort Worth, TX
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446 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This has been our go to place for Italian beef for years. Food is tasty and the staff is friendly. Not to mention immaculately clean. Job well done.

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Thank Eric P
Malmo, Sweden
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Good, tasty Italian beef in a sandwich was what we had. Friendly service and clean location! Apparently the burgers are good too ;)

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Thank AnnaBilling
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It cut back it menu but the combo are great friendly service that treats us like family. I would stay away from the pizza. Drinks for seniors are free

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Thank crz2009
Chicago, Illinois
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2,245 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I stopped here for dinner, as it was a heavy evening traffic day and I did get tired of fighting traffic. I'm glad I did. Located in a mall, there is plenty of parking. On the flipside of that there are plenty of other restaurants of varying types in the immediate area. This is a larger store with a number... More 

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Thank Allen21096
Sarasota, Florida
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490 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Since I moved to Florida, whenever I visit Chicago, an Italian Beef sandwich is a must. Al's used to be the place of choice, but for the last few years , Buona is the place to stop. When I used to have late night meetings, it was generally the place for dinner on the way home. Now it is my... More 

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Thank JordanS8
Portage, Michigan
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The Italian Beef was amazing and the Hot Dogs (Chicago Dogs) were really good too. The service was excellent. I would say that Portillo's is my favorite but I will definitely return on my visit next year.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:30
Monday
10:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:30
Thursday
10:30 - 21:30
Friday
10:30 - 21:30
Saturday
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1420 Golf Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rolling Meadows
  • Phone Number: 18474372333
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?