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1230 Ogden Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538-5400
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

It was just ok. I have a wheat allergy so I have to eat wheat/gluten free. They didn't have any gf bun option for me and I found their beef to have a lot of gristle. Not worth the price to me. Haven't been back

Thank tweetynut
Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic individual pizzas, spicy beef and combo sandwiches, homemade parmesan potato chips and much more make this a great family dining experience. They have daily specials like meatball sandwiches and delicious French fries for $5.00 on Wednesdays and $6.50 pizzas on Thursdays. They also have a variety of flavors of gelato and delicious milk shakes.

Thank Neil S
Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Nice place for a family lunch or supper, or lunch, a step up from the hamburger and chicken franchise places. Of course they feature italian beef sandwiches, (which are the best!), and they have several other choices too, as well as the typical fries, cole slaw, & pasta salad.It's a family owned local chain and seems to be well managerd.with... More 

Thank Richard B
Montgomery, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Had a 7 in beef with red sauce. Very good flavor. Meat not dried out like you know who up the street. Ordered kids meal pizza came with a nice fresh fruit bowl and drink for under $5. New favorite beef joint

Thank chgoburbsco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times. Each time has been good. The sandwiches are not greasy like other places I've had beefs. I have also ordered the Beef & Giardiniera Pizza and it was amazing. A beef sandwich made into a pizza...amazing!

Thank Bxhappy
Round Lake, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

When I visit my dad, who lives in Boulder Hill, he loves to get a beef sandwich at Buona Beef. Well, I do too. Efficient operation. Order at the register and go sit down. They bring the food. Nice portions and affordable prices.

Thank ScottH-BigHoss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Yes, it's a chain - but the they're local, consistent, and reasonably priced. Get the Italian Beef - and get it "baptized". If you choose, you can also get sweet or hot peppers (or both!). Very tasty and very filling.

Thank Leona Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Love the burgers, salads and pizza also good. Menu has many options. A good choice when a quick meal is needed. Much better than your average fast food place and they serve beer!

Thank Ellyn H
Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Haven't had one of their sandwiches in a while but when they built this new place we tried it again and I was very pleased to know they had improves the flavor and taste. We love beefs.

Thank Chris S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

In three tries I have not liked the food. Last time the burger was over cooked. Staff is OK. It's a little noisy inside. You order your food at the counter and they bring it to you.

Thank Mary V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Ogden Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538-5400
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: 16305852333
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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