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Buona Beef

6745 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402-1083
+1 708-749-2555
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  • Excellent54%
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  • Average13%
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6745 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402-1083
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Visiting from Florida we always enjoy getting a good (great) Italian Beef sandwich. We stopped in to this Buona Beef restaurant and enjoyed a great sandwich, beer and wine.. The waitress was very friendly and service excellent. The service was fast as we were in...More

Thank Jimbilly
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

good beef, but nowhere near the hype. sandwiches are small and pricey, compared to other nearby beef stands (Johnnie's, Paul's, Novi's, Bubba & Bobby's).

Thank bluechef1
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Whenever we have a work function, we always order Buona beef and it is delicious. The bread is always fresh and the Pasta is really good too

Thank fegunn001
Reviewed July 25, 2016

In Chicago, we love Italian beef, and Buona is one of the top three in beef. But what Buona has that the other 2 don't have is range. Buona has a Chicken Artichoke panini that is terrific. Many other delicious sandwiches and salads made-to-order.Service is...More

Thank Veronica M
Reviewed June 8, 2016

I grew up in Berwyn. Buona Beef is a fixture there. Started as this dinky little beef stand. Even if most of the newer locations are trying to go for an "Italian Bistro" vibe, mostly because it appeals more to the yuppies, you can still...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is their original location. Even though they have expanded to many more, their quality has not suffered one bit. They have a nice sized menu, so everyone is sure to find something they want, but as far as I am concerned, I'm only here...More

Thank mkn57
Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Had Italian beef original. The regular size it's more then enoug! The combo my husband had was the optimal combo! Great place! Love it! Be back soon.

Thank Estelle S
Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

May be the best tasting Italian beef sandwich in a city of great beef sandwiches. That's saying something. The restaurant is not big but is comfortable with great style. Better taste than the competition.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed October 28, 2015

We've enjoyed the meals at Buona Beef but on more than a few occasions the orders were not filled correctly.

Thank ricter87
Reviewed September 25, 2015

There are lot of places in Chicagoland to get a great, traditional Iti beef sandwich. This is one of the best. I try to eat mostly vegetarian, but when I want to break out of the box, this is where I go! They have wonderful...More

Thank lesleykeeley223
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6745 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402-1083
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Berwyn
  • Phone Number: +1 708-749-2555
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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.