Buona Menu prices

Buona is a family-run Chicago-style restaurant that specializes in Italian beef. Its menu consists of a wide range of products including classics such as burgers, hotdogs, pizza, and even barbeque.

The Italian touch mixed with Chicago’s finest recipes will give your taste buds a real treat. This is certainly the best place to get beef in Chicago.

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BUONA at Home - By-The-Pound and Family Packs
Items are available on demand at all times at any of our restaurant locations or by ordering by 2:00 p.m. the day before
1 Lb Buona Beef and 1 Qt Gravymakes approx. five 5” sandwiches$9.50
5 Lbs Buona Beef and 1 Gal Gravymakes approx. twenty-five 5” sandwiches$46.50
1 Lb Italian Sausagefour pieces$5.95
1 Lb Meatballs Marinaraeight pieces$6.95
1 Loaf Fresh Italian Breadmakes seven 5” sandwiches$2.95
Basket of 5 Inch Fresh Baked French Rolls$9.95 - $15.95
1 Pt Sweet Bell Peppers$2.99
1 Pt Hot Giardiniera$3.99
Original Beef Family Pack1 lb buona beef with gravy, 1 loaf of Italian bread, 1/2 pt. of sweet peppers or hot giardiniera$13.95
Beef and Sausage Family Pack1 lb beef with gravy, 1 lb. sausage, 2 loaves of Italian bread, 1/2 pt. of sweet peppers or hot giardiniera$21.95
Disposable Tableware 10 Settingsplates, forks, knives and napkins$3.00
Warming Kitsincluding pan rack, canned heat and pads$6.00
BUONA at Home - Salad Bowls
Items are available on demand at all times at any of our restaurant locations or by ordering by 2:00 p.m. the day before
Nonna’s Potato Salad, Classic Caesar, Pasta Salad and Old Neighborhood House$18.00 - $33.00
Blueberry Verde, Buona Chopped Salad and Tuscan Harvest$22.00 - $37.00
Blueberry Verde, Buona Chopped Salad and Tuscan Harvest with Chicken to Any Salad$28.00 - $46.00
BUONA at Home - Party Packs
Items are available on demand at all times at any of our restaurant locations or by ordering by 2:00 p.m. the day before
Beef and Sausage for 10buona beef with gravy, Italian Sausage and peppers, Italian bread, hot giardiniera$50.00
Beef and Sausage for 20buona beef with gravy, Italian Sausage and peppers, Italian bread, hot giardiniera$90.00
Beef and Chicken for 10buona beef with gravy, chicken - lemon or parmesan, Italian bread, sweet peppers, hot giardiniera$59.00
Beef and Chicken for 20buona beef with gravy, chicken - lemon or parmesan, Italian bread, sweet peppers, hot giardiniera$96.00
Beef and Mostaccioli for 10buona beef with gravy, mostaccioli marinara, Italian bread, sweet peppers, hot giardiniera$50.00
Beef and Mostaccioli for 20buona beef with gravy, mostaccioli marinara, Italian bread, sweet peppers, hot giardiniera$83.00
Buona Beef For 255 lbs. beef with gravy, 4 loaves of Italian bread, sweet peppers and hot giardiniera$63.00
Italian Sandwiches - Buona Classics
complete your meal with a side and a drink for only $2.69
Bouna Beefthe original family recipe - we roast our own beef so it's tender, lean, low in fat, and spiced just right with special seasonings, and serve it in its own natural gravy on just baked bread$3.50 - $5.95
Buona Charbroiled Sausage$3.35 - $4.55
Buona Beef and Sausage Combothe best of both worlds$4.75 - $5.95
Naked Comboour low carb plate, with buona beef, sausage, peppers and cheese, but no bread$5.75
Meatballs Marinarahomemade meatballs with marinara sauce served on just baked Italian bread$3.95 - $5.50
Pepper and Egg Friday Onlylightly seasoned scrambled eggs and roasted peppers, on just baked Italian bread$3.95 - $5.50
Pepper and Egg and Sausage Friday Onlydelicate, lightly seasoned, soft scrambled eggs, tender roasted peppers and buona sausage, on just baked Italian bread. Extra mozzarella $0.50, sweet peppers or hot giardiniera $0.30$4.50 - $5.95
Italian Sandwiches - Grilled Panini Sandwiches
complete your meal with a side and a drink for only $2.69
Chicken Artichokesliced, roasted chicken breast, artichoke hearts, provolone, roasted red peppers and pesto$5.25
Turkey Festivaroasted turkey, spinach, havarti cheese and cranberry relish$4.95
Prosciutto Capreseprosciutto, plum tomato, marinated fresh mozzarella and basil$4.95
Vegetable Arrostoroasted eggplant, roasted artichoke, spinach, marinated tomato and goat cheese$4.95
Italian Sandwiches - Cafe Sandwiches
complete your meal with a side and a drink for only $2.69
Cold Roast Beef and Provolonepremium angus roast beef, provolone, leaf lettuce, roma tomato, red onion, dijon mustard and horseradish sauce served on rustic Italian bread$5.50
Pollo Pomodorosliced marinated, roasted chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, leaf lettuce, marinated roma tomato, balsamic dressing served on just baked rustic Italian bread$4.95
Turkey Deliziosothin sliced roasted turkey, havarti cheese, mayonnaise, light dijon mustard, cucumber and leaf lettuce, served on multi grain wheat ciabatta$4.95
Italianoour version of the Italian sub with thin slices of genoa salami, provolone, capicola, mortadella and sliced cherry peppers served on rustic Italian bread$4.95
Tuna Genovesepremium tuna in olive oil, roasted artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, balsamic vinegar, leaf lettuce and basil served on multi grain wheat ciabatta$4.95
Lite Lunch Special
Monday to Friday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Half Panini, Half Cafe Sandwichchoose one of our side dishes - parmesan chips, fries, cup of soup, fresh fruit - $0.50 extra, side house salad, side caesar salad side premium, salad $0.69 extra. Get a fountain drink$6.19
Half Panini, 4 Inch Buona Beefchoose one of our side dishes - parmesan chips, fries, cup of soup, fresh fruit - $0.50 extra, side house salad, side caesar salad side premium, salad $0.69 extra. Get a fountain drink$6.19
Salad and Soups - Hand Tossed Salads
freshly baked bread served with every entree salad. Complete your meal with a side and a drink for only $2.69. Add grilled chicken breast to any salad $1.50
Bouna Chopped Saladlettuces, cucumber, carrot, black olives, roma tomato, red peppers, gorgonzola, penne pasta and garbanzos in a sweet red vinaigrette$5.75
Blueberry Verde Saladgreens, fresh blueberries, goat cheese, candied walnuts and a blueberry pomegranate vinaigrette$6.25
Crispy Chicken Saladcrispy chicken, hard boiled egg, roma tomato, black olives and warm honey mustard dressing$6.50
Tuscan Harvesthearty mixed greens, granny smith apple, dried cranberries, candied walnuts and gorgonzola cheese, tossed in our fat free raspberry dressing$6.25
Fresh Fruit Salada mixture of melons, grapes, pineapple, apple or seasonal fruit and yogurt dipping cup$3.25
Classic Caesarromaine lettuce, parmesan garlic croutons, parmesan cheese and our creamy caesar dressing$4.95
Classic Caesar with Sideromaine lettuce, parmesan garlic croutons, parmesan cheese and our creamy caesar dressing$7.25
Old Neighborhood Housemixed greens, roma tomato, cucumber, pepperoncini, tossed with our Italian vinaigrette dressing and topped with fresh made croutons$4.95
Old Neighborhood House with Sidemixed greens, roma tomato, cucumber, pepperoncini, tossed with our Italian vinaigrette dressing and topped with fresh made croutons$7.25
Salad and Soups - Soups and Chili
Minestronepasta and vegetable$2.25 - $3.25
Tortellini and Fresh Spinachin a light tomato broth$2.25 - $3.25
Chicken PenneItalian chicken noodle$2.25 - $3.25
Cheddar Broccoliin a creamy broth$2.25 - $3.25
Chiliwith ditalini pasta$2.25 - $3.25
Thin Crust Pizzas
served in only 5 minutes. The best thin crust pizza side of naples handmade when you order. Complete your meal with a side and a drink for only $2.69
Quatro Formaggiour cheese pizza made with a blend of four Italian cheeses$4.75 - $11.00
Sausage$4.95 - $12.00
Pepperoni$4.95 - $12.00
Margheritawith plum tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil$4.95 - $12.00
Rustica Mediterraneanwith plum tomato, olives, capers and goat cheese$5.25 - $13.00
Chicken Pinoloroasted chicken, roasted peppers, alfredo pesto and pine nuts$5.25 - $13.00
Verdura Mistowith a mixture of roasted vegetables, black olives and cheeses$5.25 - $13.00
Biancowith alfredo sauce, spinach, prosciutto and cheeses$5.25 - $13.00
Supremosausage, pepperoni, green peppers, mushrooms and onions$5.25 - $13.00
Extra Cheese$1.00
Extra Sausage$1.00
Extra Pepperoni$1.00
Extra Mushroom$1.00
Extra Green Pepper$1.00
Extra Black Olive$1.00
Extra Spinach$1.00
Extra Artichoke$1.00
Extra Roasted Red Pepper$1.00
Extra Capers$1.00
Extra Chicken$1.00
Extra Prosciutto$1.00
American Classics - Burgers and Chicken
complete your meal with a side and a drink for only $2.69. Extras American cheese $0.40, bacon $0.65
Hamburgerserved with ketchup, mayonnaise, pickle, onion, tomato and lettuce. 1/3 lb$3.25
Double Hamburgerserved with ketchup, mayonnaise, pickle, onion, tomato and lettuce. 2/3 lb$4.25
Cheeseburgerserved with ketchup, mayonnaise, pickle, onion, tomato and lettuce. 1/3 lb$3.65
Double Cheeseburgerserved with ketchup, mayonnaise, pickle, onion, tomato and lettuce. 2/3 lb$4.65
Grilled Chickenwith dijon mustard, mayonnaise, tomato and lettuce, served on a multi grain ciabatta$5.25
American Classics - Hot Dogs
complete your meal with a side and a drink for only $2.69
Vienna Hot Dogserved with mustard, relish, onion, peppers, pickle, tomato and celery salt$2.25
Vienna Chili Dogserved with mustard, relish, onion, peppers, pickle, tomato and celery salt$2.90
Vienna Double Dogserved with mustard, relish, onion, peppers, pickle, tomato and celery salt$3.25
Maxwell Street Polish Sausageserved with mustard and grilled onions$3.25
American Classics - Barbeque
BBQ Beeffinely shredded buona beef baked with our sweet and tangy BBQ sauce on a gourmet bun$3.75
BBQ Baby Back Ribs$9.45 - $14.95
Rib Dinnerincludes fries, house salad and roll$2.50
American Classics - Kids' Selections
includes a fountain drink
Buona Beef with Fries$3.95
Hot Dog with Friesfresh fruit salad instead of fries $0.50 extra$3.95
Chicken Strips with Fries$3.95
Pizzacheese, sausage or pepperoni$3.95
Other Great Stuff - Sides
Fries$1.50
Cup of Soup$2.25
Cheese Fries$2.00
Side Caesar$2.25
Parmesan Chips$1.50
Side House Salad$2.25
Other Great Stuff - Drinks
beer and wine available at most locations
Pepsi Fountain Drinks$1.59 - $1.79
Bottled Water$1.39
Reduced Fat Milk 2 %$0.89
Lavazza Italian Drip Coffeeregular or decaf$1.50
Other Great Stuff - Desserts
Hand Filled Cannoli$1.95
Ghirardelli Fudge Brownie$1.95
Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies$0.99

History

This restaurant was founded by Joe Buonavolanto Sr. and Peggy Buonavolanto.  Its first restaurant opened in Berwyn, Illinois back in 1981.

Today, Buona has 18 restaurants and two catering facilities. Berwyn has recognized its combo sandwich as the best in the area. Meanwhile, its Italian beef was named the best by the Chicago Tribune and The Daily Herald. It also ranked number two on the USA Today’s best Italian beef in Illinois.

Review

Buona is a casual restaurant. It has large windows, abundant seating, brick walls, and wooden floors—all of which lend to a cozy industrial theme inside.

Food is wonderful! A must try here in Buona is the barbeque beef sandwich. If you’re a little bit health conscious, then you should order the strawberry avocado chicken salad.

Buona is known to have long lines, especially during the lunch rush. But the service is fast and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. If you don’t fancy waiting in line, you’ll be happy to know that they also deliver.

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