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Buona Beef

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Italian, Fast Food
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498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
630-792-1133
Today
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Senior drinks are always free!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Donna H
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Villa Park, Illinois
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Villa Park, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 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.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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 thumbs up.

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Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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 last raised the price they also cut back on providing pasta with the package. Again,... More 

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

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 herbs and spices and just the right amount of juice. I get the hot peppers... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Hi, First time here and heard the beef is good. On the day we went it was so-so. Beef was not all that and I thought they were small. Not a great first inpresion and do not think I will be back.

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Lombard, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went their for lunch with the family and ordered their beef/sausage combo, meatball sandwich and grilled chicken sandwich combos. Everything came out fresh and tasty delivered to our table. There was enough food to take some home. Only improvement would be to get the parmesan chips hot.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Buona Beef has the best beef sandwich I have had in the Chicago area so far. The number 1 with fries is all I need to be satisfied. The beef is so flavorful it doesnt seem like this place would have a drive-thru. Ive been to 2 different locations one in Lombard and one in Oak Brook. Both locations do... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I think the beef sandwiches here are some of the best in the Chicago area. I always get mine dipped with extra gravy on the side and it is just so flavorful and tasty. I am a lover of beef sandwiches and have been to some of the most highly rated ones and I think Buona beef is up there.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Pretty good beef sandwiches. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers also good. Fries are the large kind not my favorite. Overall I would go back.

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Westmont, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I ordered a beef and Italian sausage dinner to take home. The order came with green peppers (for few cents extra) and two long loaves of fresh Italian bread. The savory dipping liquid is sealed in a separate container. Throw the beef and the hot liquid in a sauce pan and it's ready to eat in a few minutes. Delicious!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lombard
  • Phone Number: 630-792-1133

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fast Food
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?