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Buona Beef

498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
+1 630-792-1133
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average3%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“beef sandwich” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
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498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you haven't tried a Buona Beef location this would be a good place to start. On Roosevelt Rd. east of I-355. Very busy road so be careful entering and exiting. Small tight parking lot. The service was very good here, cheerful, friendly staff. Order...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I have to be honest, this was my favorite place to eat when I worked at NCC in the mid 90s. I took my son there often. I moved back to the area 2 years ago and I finally got back. Hasn't changed one bit....More

Thank Vicki V
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We always eat here on our way to Trader Joe's and Carol Stream. It's a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere with good, quick service and very tasty food.

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Longtime customer here. Three years ago, I would be giving five stars. Today, if I could give zero, I would. The past. two years, the quality, and well as the amount of beef on a sandwich has steadily dropped. Todays sandwich, which I wouldn't even...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Black girl at couter was horribly rude. If customer service is not her thing she should possibly look for other employment. Will not go back because of her. Onto the food. The beef. I had mine baptized. It was not as dipped all the way...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Worth a stop! The cheesy beef is the best but if you are looking for spicy get the peppers. The spicy won't disappoint if you are looking for heat.

Thank Jillyjillyjilly
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I grew-up in Berwyn and Mr. Novi's Beef at the corner Ogden & Oak Park Avenues was THE place for great Italian Beef sandwiches. But I've been gone from Berwyn decades and Buona is even better than the Novi's that I remember. The beef is...More

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Gotta try the (Italian) Beef. It's authentic, they have burgers, hot dogs, and sausage sandwiches too. But people come here for the beef. There's about 15 of them all around Chicago (in the burbs). Fries are good and come with the meal for about $10,...More

Thank Ed V
Reviewed 15 January 2016

There are many places in the Chicago area to get real Italian beef sandwiches. Buona Beef is one of the best. Meat is generous, rolls are soft and thick to soak up the juice. Juice is heavenly with just the right combo of herbs and...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Mini-chain that tries to do to much: they lost their core competency of hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches. Confusing and unreadable menu, salty beef, parking lot too small, drive thru a torture. Can't seem to wrap a carry- out order so it doesn't leak....More

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Lunch, Dinner
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Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4630
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lombard
  • Phone Number: +1 630-792-1133
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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