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1588 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563-1523
+1 630-548-2333
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Naperville
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Their recent marketing efforts have given them a little competitive edge against Portillo's by offering discounts on a variety of their menu items on different days. The food is generally good and the servers are always polite and helpful. I always feel guilty leaving my stuff on the table but there are no garbage cans in sight. Seating is a... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Never disappoints. You always know what you're going to get. Not the cheapest, but nice environment and people are always VERY friendly.

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Thank JohnG36
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Staying across the street we needed a fast hearty meal after a long drive. The combo was great with a firmer texture than your run of the mill Italian beef places. The salads were also well prepared.

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Thank Jim D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Not so much traditional Italian beef if you haven't had buona before... it's spicier than most. The fries are bad, the chips are bad, the fruit salad is meh... the beef is good though... only thing I'll order

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Thank kmd011784
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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204 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Very nice place with a wide selection of food from pizza to burgers to hot dogs to what they are noted for Italian beef. The food was good tasting priced fairly and served quickly. Def if in the area try 1 of the Buona Beef locations.

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Thank tmyankee15
Chicago, Illinois
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The beef sandwiches are off the charts good, and very reasonable. Easy to get in and out of and service is outstanding. They have a small bar where you can grab a beer while waiting for an order. Highly recommended, beef is lean, hot and very tasty.

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Thank 9999Tr_Av_El_Er
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have been using Buona catering for all our tailgate parties lately. Usually I use the other "Beef" place but Buona's beef if just as good and at a really good price too. Order is ready on time with all the bread and sides ready to go.

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Thank Ktodnl
Lebanon, Ohio
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

my friend had the beef and said it was fantastic. I had the strawberry, walnut salad and really enjoyed it. Milkshakes wonderful too.

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Thank Lsf22
Naperville, Illinois
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This was an excellent choice for 4 adults and 2 teenagers. We all could choose something different at affordable prices. My wife and I both had salads and were surprised at both the size and quality. Both were very large, cold and loaded with a good array of vegetables. I will order the Cobb Salad again. The teenagers either a... More 

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Thank Jim-Wilmywood
Danville,Il.
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276 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I try to stop fo Italian beef when I am in the chicago area.I eat it there or take it home. There are a lot of choices here for Italian beel.Dry to Drowned and lightly dipped.Regular size to XXL.Sweet and hot peppers.Great Italian bread.The Beef is how I like it, Italian spices with a hint of heat.And covered in Au... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1588 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563-1523
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: +1 630-548-2333
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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