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Buona Beef

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7417 Cass Ave, Darien, IL 60561
+1 630-963-2333
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Willowbrook, Illinois
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here the other day. I had a cheeseburger, my wife the hamburger, we split an order of fries. The burgers were good, but a bit sloppy to eat - lots of stuff on the burger. The fries were good, not great - I still prefer Portillo's. We think this is a good alternative for... More 

Thank TPK53
Downers Grove, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

❤️Buona! I'm a Chicago snob and will not eat beef sandwiches or hotdogs with of course some cheese fries from anywhere except Buona or Portillos

Thank rjvanderflught
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We love this place!!!! We had carry out while we were visiting with family and it was fantastic once again. The beef was great and so were the cannolis!!! Two thumbs up:)

Thank JSmo32
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Been a long time since we went here for lunch and forgot how awesome their Italian beef is!!! There is an option of ordering GF sandwiches and pizza. Will definitely be going back soon.

Thank MXMagnum
Memphis, Tennessee
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194 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We happened across this fast food option and so glad that we did! THey offered the perfect choices for our car full of picky people! I loved their Chicago style hot dog and the kids loved their choices. Great food and good price!

Thank Therese H
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very good for a fast food place. Dine in, drive through, carry out, it's very convenient. Delicious beef sandwiches, individual pizzas, chili, soup and salads.

Thank wernoz
Raeford, North Carolina
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119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I went here for lunch and it was busy. The food was great, recommend the combo meal and chips. Everyone at the table liked their meals beef, salads, grilled chicken, and brownie dessert.

Thank BlueThunder91
Downers Grove, Illinois
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163 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

If you are a Buona Beef fan this meets the requirement. There is no menu above the cash register so it is awkward to carry around a menu board. The food will be brought to your table. But not always exactly as ordered. I have sent food back multiple times for correction. But cannot beat the deal on the free... More 

Crestwood, Kentucky
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234 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

I ate here for lunch this past weekend and really enjoyed the Italian Beef sandwich and fries. Our party of three had a pleasant lunch and all raved about how good their meal tasted. I would dine here again.

Thank Robert K
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We split the shaved beef sandwich ;the smell did not match the taste unfortunately ..The aftertaste of meat was somehow rancid,fries poor quality.Dor desert we had Canolli,yummy one!

Thank boemiana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 7417 Cass Ave, Darien, IL 60561
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Darien
  • Phone Number: +1 630-963-2333
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?