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“Italian Beef to Savor”
Review of Buona Beef

Buona Beef
Ranked #37 of 451 Restaurants in Naperville
Cuisines: Italian, Fast Food
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Italian Beef to Savor”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We love Buona. We eat in and cater at home. The Italian Beef is of excellent quality with great flavor. If you are craving 'Italian Beef', you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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“Excellent value”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Had some amazing food, enjoyed by my youngster also, which was a Great shock! Lovely menu, would eat here again.

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Naperville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Italian beef around.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Buona beef is totally out of this world. Recently we have tried the other menu selections and OMG they are great!. We have utilized their catering which is great. We have utilized the on line ordering which is extremely convenient to order and pick up on the way home.

Visited October 2012
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Naperville, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A weekly visit for us”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This has become a weekly visit for us. A fabulous beef sandwich is my favorite. The prices are great and we seniors get a free drink. You can't beat this deal. Also with your receipt you can even order a great meal for 4 to go for the next day for $13.95-15.95. Great food at a great value., No tipping is necessary with their set-up which also helps the budget.

Visited November 2012
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“My 1st trip to Buona”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

My beef was good but the sweet peppers were almost uncooked. The au jus was great. The fries were okay.

My husband had a pizza and thought it was pretty good for a fast turn around item. He had a side of parmesan chips and they were tasty.

We got there just before the rush, so we got a parking spot. When we left, the lot was full and so parking could be an issue.

Visited September 2012
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