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Buona Beef

1588 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563-1523
+1 630-548-2333
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (26 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Fast food
€€ - €€€
1588 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563-1523
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the quality of the food given that this is fast food. The beef is juicy and succulent and generously fills the soft roll. We tried the sandwich with the red gravy and really enjoyed it. We also ordered cups of...More

Thank Paperclip68
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We were on our way back from Midway, and we were looking for something to "hit the spot" after traveling. We selected this place at random. Good selection! We got in and both ordered a beef sandwich - my wife had the 5" and I...More

Thank AvWriter
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Just great food especially the beef sandwich. Service was a little slow but it was lunch time. Very flavorful, tasty beef and my only negative comment would be that you are a little scotch on the amount of beef and cheese. Otherwise great!

Thank 46JimH46
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Casual family style restaurant with friendly staff serving The BEST Italian Beef Sandwich that I have had and I have travelled through out the United States checking them out. Their smaller pizzas are also reasonable and tasty and you get repeat customer points which gives...More

Thank esipka
Reviewed 29 May 2018

These folks have this down pat thru out the chain- excellent food served quickly and efficiently. The beef sandwiches are solid and in the top 15 for Chicagoland- not Johnnies but very good. Also liked their individual pizzas- bargain on Thursday night.

Thank jfadds
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed national beef day this pat Saturday however, it’s always a treat to have a Bunoa Beef 😄! Unlike me other chains this place really puts on the beef! It’s or place to stop when in your head area! Suggest you try it And be...More

Thank dmc1956
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Italian Beef sandwiches are just as good as those the Chicago street vendors used to serve. Just the right amount of juice. Bread is not soggy, but not dry either. Get the sweet peppers. Drive through or eat in. Service is fast and efficient. Corner...More

Thank goodnamealreadytaken
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Buona Beef makes the best Italian beef sandwiches I’ve ever had. Whenever I’m in the Chicagoland area I mane it a point to go here.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Quite OK for a cheap meal. Good slalats and great beef sandwiches. An option if you seek for something similar, but different than most US fast food chain places ....... Call it self Italian, but as an European I allow me to say not really...More

Thank Swiss_HongKong_xpat
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Living in Arizona, I'm limited as to where I get a good beef. We have Portillo's close by, but for my money it's Buona all the way. Food was great, service was good, and the other customers all seemed happy. Happy customers usually translates into...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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
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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