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Buona Beef

1588 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563-1523
+1 630-548-2333
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“italian beef” (17 reviews)
“fries” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (9 reviews)
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American, Italian, Fast food
1588 Naperville Wheaton Rd, Naperville, IL 60563-1523
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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

1  Thank deserttiger56
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We really like this place. It is not as noisy as Portillo's and the food is a bit better. I would say if you are in the area, give it a try.

2  Thank youthministerman
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The beefs were good, the cashier taking the order should explain options to upgrade your sandwich not just take your order. The gentleman that came to the table was awesome, he helped clean out our table and made sure we were taken care off.

1  Thank fer_1961
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Stopped at Buona Beef with the family for lunch when the kids could not agree on what kind of food they wanted. Lots of choices here from a plain cheese pizza to big Italian Beef sandwiches. Usually,I do not like places where I have to...More

1  Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Great Beef and Chicago dogs in Naperville. Fresh made to order Chicago food. Big portions loaded with taste. Went around dinner and they were busy but they kept it going with great service.

1  Thank stevenmcgl
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I was picking up a meal for friends who have some dietary restrictions. The young woman at the counter was very kind and patient with me - she made sure that all of my questions were answered. She also made some great recommendations - very...More

1  Thank Candace F
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We stopped at this Buona Beef for a late lunch. There is plenty of parking in the lot and they do have a drive-thru lane. This Buona Beef also has a nice covered outdoor patio. The restaurant is modern and everything is clean and well-kept,...More

Thank Allen21096
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...More

1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 27 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.

1  Thank JohnG36
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.

1  Thank Jim D
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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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